January 23, 2020
By Mish Schneider
Generally, I will go more for a commodity, index or sector.
However, this fortune cookie got me thinking.
At first, I thought it was about my Range Rover, which is a 2012 Autobiography supercharged version.
It’s currently useless and sitting at the shop as the timing chain busted.
We later learned that there are a couple of class action suits against Land Rover as this model was never recalled and this is a known problem with the 2012s.
(Wish we had known about it before we bought the car!)
Anyway, as a trader and one who likes to use consumer instinct, I began thinking outside of the box or about our own personal issue.
And, although Tesla is all the rage, I found another car company whose chart is worth mulling over.
Once you get your hands on a Toyota, will you never let go?
First off, Toyota did just recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide due to air bag problems. Toyota will inspect and fix the defect, if there is one, free of charge.
Kudos to them unlike bad Land Rover.
Secondly, a few Toyota models have gotten rave reviews for 2020.
Particularly their hybrid cars are selling well.
Perhaps the most bizarre news is that the company has made a $394 million bet on flying taxis.
Take that, Elon Musk!
Toyota reports earnings on February 6, 2020. That should be interesting.
In the meantime, the top of the seasonal range is at 142.43. That has cleared.
The blue line or the 50-DMA has also cleared putting this in an unconfirmed bullish phase.
That means it must close above the 50-DMA again tomorrow.
If it does, there is resistance on the way up, but with upward momentum and in a good market, the price can easily pierce through that resistance.
Disclaimer-I have no position in this stock and with a weekend of concern over the virus, trade at your own risk.
Russell 2000 (IWM) 167.17-after all is said and done, the 10-DMA held
Dow (DIA) 290.78 support as after all is said and done, the 10-DMA held
Nasdaq (QQQ) 221.60 support to hold
KRE (Regional Banks) Held the weekly EMA support and now back over 57.11 will look better
SMH (Semiconductors) 145.40 pivotal support
IYT (Transportation) 195 major support with 200 pivotal
IBB (Biotechnology) 120.85 pivotal resistance with 118.50 support
XRT (Retail) 45.40-46.00 pivotal