At the close of Q1, 2023, the big-cap technology names recorded the following very impressive 3-month gains: NVDA +90%, META +76%, TSLA +68%, CRM +50%, AAPL +27%, MSFT +21%, and GOOG +18%.
Although CSCO has lost a bit of its "sex appeal" in recent years and more often than not flies under the radar, the stock was up 10% during Q1, 2023! If its near and intermediate-term technical setup provides us with any indication of what's ahead, then CSCO should be "above the fold" on anyone's shopping list during the remainder of this year.
Indeed, back on Friday, March 24, 2023, with one week remaining in the month and in Q1, 2023, Mike Paulenoff alerted MPTrader members to his technical work in CSCO:
CSCO has been on my radar screen since mid-February just prior to earnings, and as long as any forthcoming weakness is contained above 47.90-48.00, my pattern work argues that CSCO is biding time prior to a powerful upside breakout from a near-1 year base accumulation setup that projects considerably higher later this year... Keep it in mind, even though it no longer has the cache of the mega-techs... Last is 50.32...
Fast-forward to the end of last week (3/31/23). we find CSCO at 52.40, perched right at the high for the day and for the week, up 4% from the prior Friday when Mike posted his chart work to the MPTrader Coverage List and into the MPTrader Discussion Room.
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On Monday morning, November 13, 2023, a full 5 trading sessions before the approaching November Options Expiration (OPEX) (11/17/23), I posted my chart-based commentary for our members:SPY-- Considering that Friday is November Option Expiration, where are the "magnetized strike prices" as we start OPEX week? Based on my attached Hourly Chart, the magnetized strike price zone spans from 436 to 441. Should SPY take out the upside barrier of 441, then the follow-through outlier magnetized target could be as high as 450 before or on Friday.
On October 23, 2023, ten days before the November 1st FOMC meeting and policy statement, I posted the following commentary about the downward-spiraling TLT (20+ year T-bond ETF):My attached 4-hour Chart of TLT shows that the relentless and near-vertical downtrend that commenced at the beginning of August from around 100 hit a new long-term low at 81.92 this AM, positioning it in my intermediate-term optimal downside target zone from 80 to 82.
On the afternoon of September 25, Mike Paulenoff posted a warning signal to MPTraders members about the developing acute oversold condition in RTX (formerly Raytheon Technologies), writing:"RTX (formerly Raytheon Technologies) hit a new multi-month corrective low of 71.02, down 33% from the 4/10/23 post-pandemic High at 106.02. Although RTX has violated my optimal target window of 73-75, the stair-step corrective pattern off of the 4/19/23 high at 104.
On October 3, Mike Paulenoff posted the following "Heads Up!" about GLD (SPDR Gold Trust, ETF) for MPTrader members: "GLD has pressed to an important technical inflection window from 169.50 down to 166.30, from where I will be expecting corrective downside exhaustion off of the 5/04/23 high at 191.36, and new buying interest. From a nearer-term perspective, given the acute oversold but CONFIRMED Momentum reading of 17.16 an hour ago, my preferred scenario argues for another loop down that marginally violates today's low at 168.
On September 28, 2023, with NVDA trading at 429.31, I told MPTrader members that my work is warning me about a complex technical setup that argues for a prolonged corrective scenario prior to a resumption of dominant uptrend strength. I posted the following:My near-term pattern and momentum work argue that since its 9/21/23 corrective low at 409.