BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Could a fiscal cliff deal be stuffing investors' stockings before the end of the month? The probabilities of that happening are starting to look up after the latest update on the negotiations between President Obama and Speaker Boehner.>>Outwit the S&P in 2013 With 5 Hated Stocks A quick resolution would put an end to one of the biggest barriers to a stock rally right now, quelling some of the extra anxiety that investors are shouldering. With the New Year fast approaching, investors are getting reminded of 2012's bullish first quarter price action. Thanks to a number of structural similarities between then and now, we could very well see a repeat performance when the calendar flips over to 2013. That's why we're taking a technical look at the five setups that have the tradable price setups right now. For the unfamiliar, technical analysis is a way for investors to quantify qualitative factors, such as investor psychology, based on a stock's price action 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. >>5 "Magic Formula" Stocks for 2013 So, without further ado, let's take a look at five technical setups worth trading now.
Twitter and become a fan on Facebook. At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned. Jonas Elmerraji, CMT, is a senior market analyst at Agora Financial in Baltimore and a contributor to TheStreet . Before that, he managed a portfolio of stocks for an investment advisory returned 15% in 2008. He has been featured in Forbes , Investor's Business Daily , and on CNBC.com. Jonas holds a degree in financial economics from UMBC and the Chartered Market Technician designation.