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Stock Picking: It's all about finding the swing pattern

Technical Analysis doesn't have to be complicated. Just take a look at the chart below, which shows the S&P 500 Index (SPX) over the last two years.Or even better, show this chart to a six years old and he will tell you: this is moving up. That's all you need to know: US stocks are in an uptrend and we stay with the trend as long as it persists.The key point is to not to try to predict when the trend ends. It could end tomorrow, in a month, or in a year. Technical traders don't care.Intermediate term trend identification is important for both our models since the Technical Swing portfolio on the Covestor platform tries to benefit from the short-term swings of the trend and Active Momentum attempts to participate in the entire trend.In any case, while the general market has been still looking healthy in March, there has been a lot of rotation under the hood. Biotech stocks, which had been strong for over two years, acted weak: (IBB) , the iShares Nasdaq Biotech ETF, lost over 15 percent...

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