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This morning, I am recommending a bullish trade on JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD).
Earlier this week, I recommended a bearish play on Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). The market was up from the positive trade news, and I thought a downside trade on a semiconductor stock would be good protection in the event of a pullback.
But my indicators are giving bullish readings this week — a solid upgrade from last week’s neutral readings — as the S&P 500 continues to set new all-time highs. It is the start of a new month and a new quarter, and it’s time to take advantage of all the recent bullishness with a bullish call option.
If the Market is Bullish After the Trade Truce…
The index closed at 2,995.82 at the end of Wednesday’s abbreviated session to set a new record, and the S&P futures even crossed the 3,000 level briefly. A lot of traders are also out on vacation around this time, so the relatively low trading volume on Wednesday probably helped the bulls clear resistance as well.
Daily Chart of the S&P 500 Index (SPX) — Chart Source: TradingView
But the main reason for the rally this week is that President Trump and Chinese President Xi were able to come to an agreement to refrain from imposing new tariffs and proceed with further negotiations.
As I mentioned earlier this week, that doesn’t mean the trade war is over. But if the rest of the market is bullish after this news, having some bullish exposure to Chinese stocks makes sense. If we look at JD’s technical picture, now may be the perfect opportunity to get in.
JD is at a Turning Point
Looking at the daily chart for JD, we can see it is starting to break above resistance at $31.50. It has been rising since hitting a bottom at the end of 2018, but it started to struggle in late May and early June — right about the time the trade situation was becoming more tense.
Daily Chart of JD.com (JD) — Chart Source: TradingView
Now that tensions are easing and the market is becoming more bullish, traders have a chance to push JD toward its highs from 2018.
While I don’t expect that much bullishness, we might see JD challenge the $34 level, which briefly acted as resistance when JD was falling in 2018. That makes $33 a good strike price for a bullish call option.
Buy to open the JD.com, Inc. (JD) Sep. 20th $33 Calls (JD190920C00033000) at $1.55 or lower.
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