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Top 3 Sector Portfolio Market Outlook 12/2/21

Another WHO headline this morning: Omicron More Contagious Than Delta

seems to have sent the indexes lower shortly afer the open. Still missing:

How do current vaccines do against it? We will either get a swoosh up,

or a swoosh down as 5 states in U.S. now have cases. There is mounting evidence

that Omicron has been circulating world wide for some time, starting in

late October. WHO also says it's in 38 countries. What they fail to say

is that nearly every variant has made that kind of infection pattern.

But the headline reading algo's don't care, they just sell, and that's

what happened this morning. Add to the worries: the IMF begging

the Fed to speed up the bond taper and interest rate hikes. Thanks so

much for your input IMF.

While the positive seasonal slant is still set to begin in the middle of December,

it seems like there will be more "up/down/up" patterns to come. Indeed,

looking back across the past week, on Friday 11/26 the Dow fell 905 ponts,

Monday 11/29 it rose 237, Tuesday 11/30 -652, Wed 12/1 -462, Thursday 12/2 +618,

and now it's Friday's turn to go negative as the Dow fell -315 at the intraday low so far.

We are also seeing massive tax loss harvesting to cover the generous capital

gains investors have logged in 2021, which is making the losers lose even more.

Expect more choppiness until we get some resolution on how our vaccines

can cope with omicron, and more clarity on the Fed's next move.

We remain cautious on the market, please check the Top 3 Sector Portfolio

for new buy and sell stops. Cut down on any oversized positions. We now have

MACD sell signals on all 3 major indexes, see below.

The Big 3 Indexes

SPY falls back below 50 DMA - caution

QQQ breaks now exactly on 50 Day Avg - sell programs just below it.

Russell 2000 sinks back to previous lows:

Best Sector ETFs in 2021

#1 XLE Energy +45%

#2 LIT LIth Batt +43%

#3 QLD +42%

#4 ITB Builders +41%

#5 XRT Retail +41%

#6 SMH Semi's +37%

Worst: Ark Genom -37%, Biotech -22%, ARKK -25%, Solar -18%

*This is our select list of representative sector and index ETFs. We do not cover every subsector. We also look for lowest expense ratios & highest relative strength in selecting ETFs.

Best Stocks In 2021*3

#1 MRNA +192%

#2 M +134%

#3 NVDA +133%

#4 FORD +117%

#5 NUE +108%

#5 FTNT +102%

Laggards: Alibaba -52%, PENN -45%, ATVI -37%

SPY 20% QQQ +21%

*Best Stocks of the stocks we track.

Top 3 Sector Portfolio Performance 2021 YTD

The Top 3 Sector Portfolio is up 31% so far in 2021 versus the SP500's gain of 20%.

#1 Nasdaq 2x QLD +42%

#2 SP Growth IVW +25%

#3 Vang Div Appr VIG +15%

Aggressive Growth Portfolio performance in 2021

The Aggressive Growth Portfolio is up 78% YTD versus the SP500's +20%

#1 NVDA +133%

#2 GOOGL +61%

#3 QLD +42%

#4 MSFT +44%

#5 SMH +37%

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Friday 12/3/21 2:15 pm

STOCK MARKET UPDATE 12/3/21 2:15 pm

Dow Jones Reverses Lower, Nasdaq Dives As Tech Stocks Sell Off, Jobs Data Disappoints

Stocks turned sharply lower Friday after a disappointing jobs report, as Microsoft (MSFT) weighed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average amid a software sector sell-off.

The Nasdaq dropped 2.8%, the S&P 500 lost 1.5% and the Dow Jones industrials gave up 0.7% in the stock market today. Small caps tracked by the Russell 2000 were down 2.5%. Volume was higher on both major exchanges vs. the same time Thursday.

Among exchange traded funds, Innovator IBD 50 (FFTY) shed 5.1% to slump further below its 200-day moving average. The iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF) fell 2.5% to test its 50-day line, while Nasdaq 100-tracking Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) gave up 2.5%.

Early Friday, the Labor Department said U.S. employers added 210,000 jobs in November. That was sharply below Econoday's estimate for 545,000 nonfarm job additions and an upwardly revised 546,000 jobs in October. The unemployment rate fell to 4.2% from 4.6% the prior month.

The U.S. economy has been struggling to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, which triggered nationwide lockdowns more than a year and a half ago. A resurgence in cases fueled by the more contagious delta variant had been slowing as vaccinations rise.

But a new coronavirus variant with a large number of mutations — first reported in South Africa among visitors there from Botswana — is raising concerns. It's unclear whether vaccinations or prior Covid infection provide substantial protection against the so-called omicron variant, which has now been found in five U.S. states.

Globally, Covid-19 cases have topped 264 million, with over 5 million deaths, according to Worldometer. In the U.S., cases are approaching 50 million with more than 806,000 deaths. Growth Stocks To Watch

DocuSign (DOCU) gapped down and plunged more than 40% in huge volume to a June 2020 low. After the close Thursday, the digital signature provider reported fiscal Q3 results that beat Wall Street targets. But billings fell short of expectations and its revenue guidance missed estimates.

Asana (ASAN) gapped down and dived 25% in fast trade to breach its 200-day line. The former hot initial public offering reported fiscal Q3 earnings late Thursday. Asana's loss was wider than expected, according to MarketWatch, though sales beat forecasts. Tesla (TSLA) skidded 6% in fast turnover, giving up its 21-day exponential moving average as it heads toward a test of its 50-day line. CEO Elon Musk sold more than 934,000 shares valued at slightly over $1 billion, according to regulatory filings on Thursday. He also exercised options to buy 2.1 million shares. Musk has sold over 10 million Tesla shares since Nov. 8.

Tesla stock remains well above a 764.55 buy point of a cup with handle but remains volatile. The IBD Leaderboard stock is still extended past an alternate entry of 900.50, based on the left-side high of the cup. Shares are now about 16% off their 52-week high.

But fellow Leaderboard stock Nucor (NUE) rose nearly 4% in above-average volume. Late Thursday, the steelmaker announced a 23% hike in its quarterly dividend to 50 cents a share and set a new $4 billion stock buyback plan. Nucor stock briefly climbed past a 119.42 buy point of a cup with handle last week, before pulling back. It's now about 7% below the entry.

Marvell Technology (MRVL) gapped up and soared 19% in heavy trade to a new high. Late Thursday, the chip designer reported fiscal Q3 results that beat views on both the top and bottom lines. It also delivered better-than-expected Q4 guidance.

That sent MRVL stock past the 20%-25% profit-taking zone from a 64.17 buy point. So investors should consider locking in some gains, especially with the market uptrend under pressure. Marvell also is extended from a pullback to the 10-week line.

Dow Jones Movers (CRM) and Microsoft led the downside on the blue chip index with losses of more than 3% each, amid the software sector sell-off.

Microsoft is on track to extend its losing streak to four trading sessions as it heads down toward the 50-day line. It's now back near the top of a buy range from a 305.94 buy point of a flat base. The buy range tops out at 321.24. While a successful test of the 10-week line can set up a buy opportunity, the current market environment increases risk.

IBM (IBM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Amgen (AMGN), up more than 1% each, led the upside on the Dow." 12/1/21

Sectors Up Today

Travel/Leisure OOTO +9%, Airlines 5%, Builders 4%, Transports 3.5%, Defense 3.3%,

Banks 3.3%, Real Estate 3%, Infrastructure 3%, Oil Svcs 2.7%, Energy 2.5%,

Materials 2.2%, Utilities 2%, Rising Divid 2%, Telecom, Retail up 1.7%.

Sectors Down

GDX -2%, ARKK -.8%, Social Media -.5%, Bonds -.3%



SP500 +20%

NASDAQ 100 +21%

RUSSELL 2000 +9.5%


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"DocuSign (DOCU) - The software stock sank 32% after its fourth-quarter sales guidance came in at a range of $557 million to $563 million. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were expecting $573.8 million.

Didi Global (DIDI) - Shares of the Chinese ride-hailing firm dropped 10% in premarket trading after Didi announced that it would delist from the New York Stock Exchange and pursue a listing in Hong Kong.

Peloton (PTON) - The exercise equipment stock gained 2.5% before the bell following an initiation at buy from Deutsche Bank. The investment firm said that Peloton’s upside now outweighed its risks after a rough stretch for the stock.

Moderna (MRNA) - The volatile shares of the vaccine maker jumped 5% as the Wall Street Journal reported that the Food and Drug Administration is working toward a quick review process for updated Covid shots.

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) - The cosmetics retailer’s stock rose more than 5% after a stronger-than-expected third-quarter report. Ulta earned $3.93 per share on $2 billion in revenue during the quarter. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had expected $2.46 per share and $1.88 billion in revenue.

Marvell Technology (MRVL) - Shares of the chipmaker jumped 21% in premarket trading after Marvell beat estimates on the top and bottom lines for the third quarter. Marvell reported adjusted earnings of 43 cents per share on $1.21 billion of revenue. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were looking for 39 cents per share and $1.15 billion.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) - The discount retail chain’s stock dropped 22% after Ollie’s said supply chain issues led to a disappointing third-quarter report. The company missed estimates for earnings, revenue and comparable sales.

Big Lots (BIG) - The retail stock dipped 2.5% despite Big Lots reporting a narrower-than-expected loss per share for the third quarter. The company said that freight costs would make its full-year margins decline." 12/1/21