BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- April's starting fairly calm right out of the gate. The first two days of the new month have delivered 0.53% returns in the S&P 500, calm and collected by most traders' standards. But in the context of the market's price action from March, that cautiously optimistic start to April begins to look pretty good.That's because of the massive price swing that took place in March, first selling the S&P off to support at 1250, then bouncing the index back above the key 1300 level. As the market builds a base back at higher price levels, a stronger bull case for April starts making sense. All the more reason to turn to attractive technical setups to start the month. Remember, technical analysis is a way for investors to quantify qualitative factors, such as investor psychology, based on a stock's chart patterns and trends. Once the domain of cloistered trading teams on Wall Street, technicals can help top traders make consistently profitable trades and can aid fundamental investors in better planning their stock execution. Related: 8 Stocks Setting Up to Break Out Here's a look at this week's potential trades.
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