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Monster Market And Earnings Predictions: Earnings Week To Predict Market Direction

By Michael KramerStock MarketsApr 26, 2021 12:56AM ET
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Monster Market And Earnings Predictions: Earnings Week To Predict Market Direction
By Michael Kramer   |  Apr 26, 2021 12:56AM ET
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This will be one of the busiest weeks of the year, with an FOMC meeting and many mega-cap companies’ earnings. It could be one of those weeks that extends the recent rally or reverses the move higher over the past month.

S&P 500

Stocks did a lot of nothing last week, just a whole lot of up and down movement, with the S&P 500 finishing flat. To this point, the level around 4,185 is providing plenty of resistance, and the weak close on Friday is suggestive of lower prices.

A failure to quickly take out Friday’s highs on Monday likely leads to a reversal in the market, with 4,185 serving as a short-term top. The region around 4,125 should offer plenty of support. So a break of support at 4,125 is likely to indicate further losses, with a quick drop and gap-fill to 4,020.

S&P 500 Index 1-Hr Chart
S&P 500 Index 1-Hr Chart

NASDAQ

The NASDAQ Composite was able to make it back to 14,062 and failed on Friday. It successfully closed the gap created last Monday morning, but was unable to push above it.

This, of course, was also a level of resistance from Mid-February. We can see a clear downtrend in the NASDAQ Composite, and now that the gaps at 4,162 are all closed up, we should resume the trend lower.

Nasdaq Composite Index Daily Chart
Nasdaq Composite Index Daily Chart

Tesla

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) reports results today, and I'm not surprised to see them post a monster earnings beat. The reason is simple, Bitcoin rose dramatically during the first quarter, and those unrealized gains will show up under other income.

So you are wise to factor that into understanding how strong results are. It is hard to deny though the stock has been trending lower, and there is either a symmetrical triangle or a bear flag that has formed in the chart, and both indicate that lower prices are to follow. It is possible that the stock first rises to around $800. But once it breaks $700, it is likely the start of a rather steep and prolonged drop.

Tesla Inc 1-Hr Chart
Tesla Inc 1-Hr Chart

Amazon

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has a bull flag that has formed, and that suggests the stock rises. However, I think it goes up ahead of results to around 3,48,5, completing a 5 wave cycle. After results, I could see the stock retracing some of those gains and moving lower towards 3,200.

Amazon Inc 1-Hr Chart
Amazon Inc 1-Hr Chart

Apple

Like Amazon, I would not be surprised to see Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) run up to around $138 ahead of earnings and then give back, especially if the company doesn’t give guidance. A drop back to $127 in the days following results seems likely.

Apple Inc 1-Hr Chart
Apple Inc 1-Hr Chart

Microsoft

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been moving up and still looks strong. I happen to think Microsoft can continue to rise, with a push coming towards $280.

Microsoft Corp Daily Chart
Microsoft Corp Daily Chart

Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) will report this week too, and as we learned last week, last quarter saw rising costs, and weak pricing power lead to no margin expansion. If that happens again this quarter, then the stock will likely fill gaps down to $62 and perhaps as low as $58. There is a bear flag present in the chart as well.

AMD Daily Chart
AMD Daily Chart

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Bob Raborn
Bob Raborn Apr 26, 2021 10:21AM ET
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Kramer is always negative on AMD........and he's pretty much always wrong.
Hichem Trabelsi
Hichem Apr 26, 2021 2:53AM ET
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Thanks for the analysis !
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Thanks as always Mike!
 
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