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S&P 500 testing out new highs lately, that old nugget of wisdom has been popping up more and more. Everybody looks like
Warren Buffett or
Jim Simons when the market's going up, right? Wrong.
The thing is, stock market participation is at a generational low right now, and lots of investors have been left out of 2013's rally. And plenty of professional investors have managed to trade their way out of the upside in stocks, building equity exposure late in the game and then exiting their stock positions in late June when the market corrected. That makes it a little harder to shrug off performance for investors who've been hanging on all the way up.
>>5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains
are moving up. And with the S&P now clear of 1,700, there are still considerable trading opportunities popping up this summer. Today, we'll take a technical look at
five of them.
If you're new to
technical analysis, here's the executive summary.
Technicals are a study of the market itself. Since the market is ultimately the only mechanism that determines a stock's price, technical analysis is a valuable tool even in the roughest of trading conditions. Technical charts are used every day by proprietary trading floors, Wall Street's biggest financial firms, and individual investors to get an edge on the market. And research shows that skilled technical traders can bank gains as much as 90% of the time.
>>5 Rocket Stocks Set to Rally
Every week, I take an in-depth look at big names that are telling important technical stories. Here's this week's look at
five high-volume stocks to trade this week.