Stocks opened lower on the day, but by the afternoon were able to turn higher. M&A remains a constant theme in the market, although investors are getting more focused on the Federal Reserve and whether it will cut rates or hold steady. Let’s look at a few top stock trades going into Wednesday.
Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Amazon
Well, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is trying to do its part, hitting its highest levels since Q4 2018. The stock’s post-earnings rally was halted in its tracks a few months ago when the stock market took a dive on renewed trade-war fears.
Over the last month though, AMZN has been trending higher (blue line) while bumping into resistance near $1,950. On Wednesday, it burst through the latter.
I now want to see $1,950 act as support and am looking for a run to the $2,035 to $2,050 area. That’s where Amazon topped out twice in September and October.
Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: Facebook
I want to see a further push above $200, increasing investors’ confidence that a gap-fill up toward $215 can take place. Let’s also see if this $197.50 area can act as support going forward.
If FB stock breaks down, I want to see either the 20-day or the 50-day moving average act as support.
Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Boeing
Most importantly, though, it’s still below the key $360 level, which buoyed BA stock for almost two months following the 737 MAX incident. It’s also below all of its major moving averages.
Investors have to wait for one of two things — either a test of support near $337 to $340, or BA reclaiming the $360 to $362 level.
Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: Square
Over this mark and a run to $82 or higher is in the cards. Eventually, we want to see $78 turn to support. If $78 holds as resistance, see that the 10-week holds as support.
Notice that the 10-week moving average is trying to cross above the 50-week moving average, which could bode well for intermediate-term momentum.
Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: Applied Optoelectronics
The move is igniting AAOI stock over the 50-day moving average, while keeping it north of the 20-day moving average and prior downtrend resistance. If it can continue higher, see how it handles the high from a few weeks ago at $11.40. Above that and the $11.80 to $12 area (black line) will be interesting.
This zone was strong support before giving way in May.