4 ETF Trade Ideas Before The Markets Open Nov 17 2014

Quite a number of my ETFs got hammered in the October downturn and many have not yet recovered. This has set up a number of trade possibilities for the start of the week. I may or may not enter the trades outlined below but so far I have offers in on a couple of these set to go for Monday morning. I consider all of these except for XLU to be speculative in nature. I prefer individual stocks over ETFs primarily because individual stocks are much easier to read and dissect.

Technical indicators on ETFs are not as reliable as they are on individual stocks primarily because ETFs are made up of a basket of stocks and one or two stocks can impact an ETF which is difficult for technical indicators to take into account. So while one or two stocks could be strong and pulling the ETF higher, the remaining ones could be negative or neutral but the technical readings look good because of the one or two stocks. When they turn, then the ETF can really be hammered which the technical indicators did not advise would happen. It is something to be aware of when trading ETF through the use of  technical indicators.

4 ETF Trade Ideas

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