Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'SMH' (14)

Chips Remain Stuck In The Mud

Many of the leading semiconductor stocks continue to struggle to catch a bid higher. The important and highly followed Merrill Lynch Semiconductors HOLDRS ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) is trading lower by 0.12 cents to $44.45 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $32.20 and $32.90 levels. The daily chart price for the SMH is now trading well below the important 50 moving average. This chart position puts this important ETF in a vulnerable position on the…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 24, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Semiconductors Keep Nasdaq In the Green

This morning, the big three leading technology stocks are all trading lower. They are Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). These three stocks will usually dominate the action in the NASDAQ Composite and the NASDAQ 100 Index, however, today it is the semiconductor stocks that are keeping the tech heavy index in the green. The Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) is trading higher by 0.30 cents to $34.79 a share. Short term…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 16, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

Keep The Semiconductors On The Radar

This morning, the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) is trading higher by 0.21 cents to $31.80 a share. The semiconductor sectors continue to struggle around the daily chart 200 moving average. This tells us that this important sector is showing weak relative strength when compared to the major stock market indexes. Major stock indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), S&P 500 Index, and the NASDAQ Composite are all trading nicely above the important…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Semiconductor Sector Is Still The One To Follow

These days the technology sector is predominantly dominated by Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Amazon.com Inc (NYSE:AMZN). When an investor wants to know if the tech stocks are trading higher they will usually just look at one of these market leaders; however, it is the semiconductor sector that is still the technology barometer. Traders can simply follow the Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) for a good indication of the sector. When this sector…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 6, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Semiconductor Stocks Are Sending Out Warning Flags

The semiconductor sector is a very important group of stocks that traders should follow closely. Often the semiconductor stocks will lead most technology stocks higher and lower. Since December 19, 2011 the Semiconductor Holders ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) has rallied higher by $2.47 a share. This morning, the SMH is trading higher by 0.72 cents to $31.15 a share. Traders must watch for very important daily chart resistance around the $32.00 area. Since October and November 2011 this has been…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 3, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Trade Lesson: Stock Market News Is Garbage

For the average person who invests or trades, saying the news is garbage is a sin. However, it is proven over and over again to be the case. The news is nothing more than a way to take money from the bottom 99% and distribute it to the top 1%. Those at the top control the news and release it to cause certain reactions. Those reactions are carefully calculated to achieve certain goals. Those controlling these avenues and directing the markets are the Federal Reserve banks around the world and…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 30, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Semiconductors Are Down But Not Out

The Semiconductors Holders Trust (NYSEARCA:SMH) are trading lower by 0.25 cents to $29.51 a share. This ETF is viewed by many as a leading indicator for the tech heavy NASDAQ Composite. When the semiconductor sector shows strength most of the leading technology stocks will generally remain strong. The SMH is trading around a short term support level on the daily chart around the $29.00 area. The SMH will have short term intra-day chart support around the $29.30 and $29.00…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 22, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

Semiconductors Set The Tone For Tech

This morning, the Semiconductor Holders Trust (NYSE:SMH) is coming under some selling pressure as the SMH is trading lower by 0.54 cents to $31.39 a share. When the semiconductor stocks decline it is usually a sign that most technology stocks will be weak. Often the semiconductor sector will lead the NASDAQ Composite on the daily and intra-day charts. Many traders and investors believe that the NASDAQ cannot trade higher without a strong semiconductor sector. Short term traders can…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 17, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

How Much Juice Is Left In The Semiconductors?

The semiconductor sector has been very strong along with the major stock indexes since October 4, 2011. At that time, the major stock indexes staged a massive reversal day into the closing bell, kicking off this massive nine day rally. The Semiconductor Holders Trust (NYSE:SMH) has surged higher by more than $4.50 from its October low pivot of $25.92 a share. This morning, the SMH is trading higher by 0.22 cents to $30.54 a share. Traders should watch for intra-day resistance around…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 14, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Semi's Bouncing, However, They Are Signaling Further Declines

This afternoon, many of the semiconductor stocks are trading in positive territory. This is usually considered a positive for the NASDAQ Composite and the major stock indexes. Today, the Semiconductor Holders Trust (NYSE:SMH) is trading higher by 0.07 cents to $26.25 a share. The bounce in the SMH is somewhat feeble when you think about it. There looks to be a much better support level around the $25.00 for the SMH.



Some leading semiconductor stocks that are… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on October 4, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Chip Off The Old Block

This afternoon, the major stock indexes are coming under selling pressure once again. Most leading commodity, energy, and financial stocks are trading lower across the board. The one area of strength in this market is coming from the semiconductor stocks. These stocks are not trading higher by all that much, however, they are continuing to hold up well in a very tough stock market environment.



The Semiconductor Holders Trust (NYSE:SMH) is trading higher by 0.18… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 12, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Semiconductors Hang On By A String

This morning, the semiconductor stocks are weak once again. The popular and highly followed Semiconductor Holders Trust(NYSE:SMH) is trading lower by 0.37 cents to $32.11 a share. Many traders and investors are watching the $32.00 level very closely as this level has held as support for the past five months. Should the SMH close below the $32.00 level on the daily chart it could be a very negative sign that the semiconductor index is going to trade sharply lower.



Many leading…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on July 28, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Swiss Cheese Rally Filled With Holes

The major stock indexes have soared higher over the past three trading sessions. Once again, stock indexes are trading higher this morning. Many leading stocks such as Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc.(NASDAQ), and International Business Machines(NYSE:IBM) have soared to new highs. The problems in Europe seem to be under control for now. Everything looks fine in Mayberry.



There are a few problems with the recent rally that traders and investors should know. First, the stock…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on July 21, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Semiconductor Equipment Meltdown

All of the semiconductor equipment makers are under sharp selling pressure this morning. Novellus Systems Inc.(NASDAQ:NVLS) reported earnings last night and the stock is not being well received by the markets. The company reported better than expected earnings but the outlook was very weak. The stock is trading lower by $2.71 to $33.06 a share. NVLS stock has a lot of daily chart support around the $32.50 area. This weak outlook is putting pressure on the rest of the leading stocks in the… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on July 12, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

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