Oil Is Heading Toward a Bottom

By Jeff Clark, Jeff Clark Trader, Trades Of The Day, 2024-06-25

It's almost time to buy big oil.

In fact, traders who were looking to buy into the energy sector two months ago have a much better opportunity to do so today. The Energy Select Sector Fund (XLE) has declined 10% over the past two months.

So, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ are hitting new all-time highs, and while stocks like NVIDIA (NVDA) and Microsoft (MSFT) are trading at historically expensive valuations, the energy sector looks like a bargain.

An Ever-strong Sell Signal

We turned bearish on the energy sector in late-April when the Bullish Percent Index for the sector (BPENER) was on the verge of a sell signal. We argued, “… Traders will do much better buying into the energy sector a few weeks after a BPENER sell signal than a few days before.”

We reiterated that cautious stance last month. The BPENER was still elevated. It was still on a sell signal. And, it looked like oil stocks had farther to fall.

Now though, the BPENER is nearing levels that often coincide with the end of a decline in the energy sector. Traders who are anxious to buy oil stocks can slowly start adding exposure now.

Here's an updated look at the BPENER…

As a reminder… a bullish percent index (BPI) measures the percentage of stocks in a sector that are trading with bullish technical patterns. It's designed to measure overbought and oversold conditions.

An index is overbought when it registers above 80 – meaning 80% of the stocks in the sector are trading with bullish patterns. An index is oversold when it drops below 30.

The BPENER hasn't yet dipped below 30. So, we need some additional weakness in the energy sector before this index will generate a buy signal.

But, the BPENER is now closer to oversold than it is to overbought. And the last time the index was near this level, back in February, the energy sector turned higher. XLE gained 20% in about two months – without the BPENER ever generating a buy signal.

The energy sector may not have hit bottom yet. We could still see some weakness in the days ahead. But the sector is closer to a bottom than it is to a top. And folks who were looking to buy oil stocks two months ago have a much better opportunity to do so today.

Traders should look to slowly add exposure to the sector on any weakness in the coming days.

Best regards and good trading,

Jeff Clark
Editor, Market Minute

Source: Jeff Clark Trader

The post Oil Is Heading Toward a Bottom appeared first on Trades Of The Day.

Get Access To Marc Chaikin's "Power Gauge Report"

Enter your email address to access all the details.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

The AI Stocks Every Investor Should Have On Their Radar

Enter your email address to access all the details.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Write This Stock Ticker Down Right Now

Enter your email and phone number below to see the stock name and ticker on the next page.



By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Write This Stock Ticker Down Right Now

Enter your email below to see the stock name and ticker on the next page.



By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Write This Stock Ticker Down Right Now

Enter your email below to see the stock name and ticker on the next page.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Write This Stock Ticker Down Right Now

Enter your email address to see the name and ticker on the next page.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

How to Collect "Amazon Royalty" Payouts Before the Deadline

Thanks to a little-known IRS loophole, regular Americans can collect up to $28,544 (or more) in payouts from what is called “Amazon’s secret royalty program”…
Enter your email address to access all the details.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Elon Musk's "Project Omega"

It could soon mint new millionaires, while plunging millions of unprepared Americans into poverty. Get the stocks at the center of it all.
Enter your email address to receive the names and ticker symbols.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

The #1 Trade For 2023

Elon Musk is set to reveal his secret “Project X” that could revolutionize a $23 Trillion industry, and potentially be 1,000x bigger than EV’s. 
This Backdoor play could hand early investors a windfall of gains.
Enter your email address to receive this company’s name and ticker symbol for free.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Every Investor Should Have This $3 AI Stock On Their Radar

Enter your email address to get access to all the details.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Project An-E

Breakthrough A.I. Just Predicted What the Stock Prices of Tesla, Nvidia, and Apple Will Be 30 Days from Now…
Enter your email address for immediate access.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

Elon Musk's "Project Omega"

It could soon mint new millionaires, while plunging millions of unprepared Americans into poverty. Get the stocks at the center of it all.
Enter your email address to receive the names and ticker symbols.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)

#1 A.I. Stock Currently Trading For $3

Gain immediate access to this revolutionary $3 A.I. stock that is set to disrupt a $15 Trillion Market soar 75X.
Enter your email address to receive the name and ticker symbol for free.


By submitting your email address, you give Profitable News permission to deliver the report or research you’re requesting to your email inbox. As a bonus, you will also get a free subscription to one of our carefully selected marketing partners. To learn more about our partners, click here. You can unsubscribe at any time. (Privacy Policy)