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Watchlist Update: The Point Where the Rubber Meets the Road

The major indexes remain under pressure.

While last week I told you that there was some improvement in the technical picture, with the S&P 500 above its 50- and 200-day moving averages, it is now back below them again.

The Nasdaq 100 and Russell 2000 are below their respective moving averages as well.

We are now at the point where the rubber meets the road.

Either the heavy buying we saw off of the recent lows will return, confirming stocks are back in a bull market…

Or this was simply a prolonged bear market bounce and the markets revisit those lows, which is very possible.

Inflation continues to reveal itself as worse than expected, which is worrisome since it increases the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise rates more aggressively.

As regular readers know, higher interest rates are bad for stocks and vice versa.

The second half of April will tell us if the market has already priced in the inflation and rate-hike issue or if things are going to get worse for stocks before they get better.

In the meantime, we’re sticking with our usual strategy of finding fundamentally strong stocks pushing up against clearly defined pivot levels…

First Majestic Silver Corp.

First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) is a $3.7 billion Canadian mining company primarily focused on silver and gold production.

Here’s how the chart is setting up…

Daily Chart of First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) — Source: TradingView

And here’s how the stock is setting up with my Stock Surge Indicator (SSI)…

  • Surge score: 88/100
  • % Above 52-wk low: 52%
  • Sales growth: -27%
  • Return on Equity: N/A
  • Triple momentum: yes

From a fundamental perspective, analysts are forecasting record earnings for First Majestic in 2022 and another 97% increase in 2023.

Technically speaking, AG stock has basically gone nowhere for the last two years.

However, it is now setting up in a classic “cup with handle” pattern.

Price action has tightened nicely and formed a pivot area at $14.50.

Consider buying if that price is hit and use $13.40 as a stop.

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (XENE) is a $1.8 billion biotechnology company focused on treating neurological disorders.

I added this stock to the Watchlist last week. It has not yet triggered, but the setup still looks good.

Here’s how the chart is setting up…

Daily Chart of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (XENE) — Source: TradingView

And here’s how the stock is setting up with my SSI…

  • Surge score: 96/100
  • % Above 52-wk low: 129%
  • Sales growth: -27%
  • Return on Equity: N/A
  • Triple momentum: yes

Xenon is a clinical-stage biotech stock, so fundamentals like sales and earnings aren’t much help in evaluating the trade.

However, the technical picture still looks great.

After a big jump in October on positive Phase 2 trial results for its epilepsy drug, shares have consolidated in a tightening pattern from left to right.

Consider buying if the stock can make new highs on good volume.

Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation (FLR) is a $4.2 billion construction and maintenance services company focused on the oil and gas, chemical and mining industries.

And all of these industries are booming right now.

Here’s how the chart is setting up…

Daily Chart of Fluor Corporation (FLR) — Source: TradingView

And here’s how the stock is setting up with my SSI…

  • Surge score: 97/100
  • % Above 52-wk low: 109%
  • Sales growth: -3%
  • Return on Equity: 12%
  • Triple momentum: yes

High oil prices generally lead to increased drilling, and Flour stands to benefit from that.

Analysts appear to agree with consensus estimates calling for 35% earnings growth in each of the next two years.

From a technical perspective, the volume footprint shows signs of institutional accumulation.

Heavy buying for a week straight in early March propelled the stock higher, and it has now consolidated with minimal pullbacks.

I think you can buy FLR here at $30.00 and work a stop at $28.00 for protection.

Now, if you’d like a step-by-step walkthrough on how to best take advantage of trades like these…

Be sure to check out my recent article, How to Follow My Weekly Trades, to know where I’m buying so that you can follow along.

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Ross Givens
Editor, Stock Surge Daily

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