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5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday Morning


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The markets aren't reacting much to the White House's successful dealing with North Korea. Perhaps it's because of the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday. Despite that, there are a lot of good setups making our list of top stock trades.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: United Parcel Services (UPS)

Earlier this month, we flagged the increasing odds of a breakout in FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX ). Well, now United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS ) is playing along too.

This one is clean and simple and those are the setups we like best.

Over $118 and UPS stock is technically in breakout territory. Should that level give way and ultimately turn into support, look for UPS to run to $124. If it can build momentum, like FDX, its prior highs will be on target.

Trend-line support has been climbing sharply, I admit, but it has held so far. A break below and bullish traders can hit the exits.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: U.S. Steel (X)

A lot of stocks are acting well and like UPS, United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X ) is one of them.

The market is clearly in a rhythm, because we have so many stocks within different sectors all flashing similar setups. I like that. X stock has the same pattern as UPS: higher lows and it's butting its head up against resistance.

Maybe resistance holds and pushes X stock back down to support. But with support sitting just about a buck-a-share lower than resistance, one of these two levels is going to give way soon.

Because of the trend, bulls are hoping the one that gives in is $38 resistance. Should it do so, look for a rally into the low-$40s. If $38 holds and trend-line support fails, X stock is likely heading down to the mid-$30s.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Nucor (NUE)

UPS and FDX trade in somewhat a harmony, why not X and Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE )?

You'll notice in my disclosure below that I'm long X (for the solid risk/reward breakout trade) and not NUE. Over $66 was a big move for NUE and like X, it sits just below resistance.

However, it doesn't have as strong of support nearby, which was my only real reason for going with X over NUE. I could measure my risk more clearly and I find that more important than the potential reward.

Should steel stocks advance, NUE is unlikely to be left behind. Should NUE breakout too, look for a close north of downtrend resistance, near $67.50.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: FMC Corp (FMC)

I don't think we've ever talked about FMC Corp (NYSE: FMC ) in the "top stock trades" piece. It's a company with a unique business, benefiting from a forced asset sale in the DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP ) merger and an in-demand lithium business.

In any regard, we're not here to discuss its fundamentals. Luckily though, its chart is giving us something to work with.

There's clearly support in this $85 to $88 area for FMC stock. Along with a slightly rising 200-day moving average, bulls have some cushion just below current prices. Should short-term traders take a long position, they could do with a solid risk/reward near current levels.

Should support hold, my first target would be $94.

Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: Twitter (TWTR)

We were buyers of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) in the teens, low-$20s and most recently on that pullback to $27. The calls can be found all over InvestorPlace . But we didn't stay aggressive enough with TWTR.

In early June, we did say  investors could buy a breakout over $37, but we were certainly starting to look for the exit, rather than the entrance. That was as TWTR stock was running toward what seemed to be previous resistance near $37 and it was becoming overbought. Shares broke through with ease the next day and again through $42 resistance shortly after.

Some of the most respected Twitter traders (no pun intended) that I follow have marked the name for more upside. Some - and including JPMorgan analysts now - are looking for a run to $50 or higher.

Maybe TWTR will do just that, but not before a pullback in my eyes. Since Twitter is sporting an RSI of 86 and a big-time rally of more than 40% over the past six weeks, look for it to cool off. If $42 fails as support, look for its prior highs near $37 to hold up.

Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell . As of this writing, he held positions in X, FDX and UPS. 

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Referenced Symbols: UPS , X , NUE , FMC , TWTR



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