Bullish euphoria seems to have evaporated over the past week as profit-taking pressures have once again swept over Wall Street in light of the potential Fed taper coming up in September’s FOMC meeting. With Treasury yield on the rise again, many are locking in profits on the equity front; however, a surprise decision from the Fed to hold off from tapering entirely this time around has the potential to ignite a furious rally that will catch most off guard [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
Amid the ongoing pullback on Wall Street, bargain shoppers are in search of trending stocks at attractive levels. As such, below we take a look at three big commodity stocks that are trending higher, but have slipped in the last few trading sessions, thereby offering an attractive opportunity to “buy on the dip” in the near future.
The stocks included here are rated as “buy” candidates for three reasons: first and foremost, each of these companies boasts a market cap upwards of $10 billion along with average daily trading volumes topping the $1 million mark, in an effort to weed out smaller, more volatile, trading prospects; second, these securities are trading above their 200-day moving averages, thereby implying they are in longer-term uptrends; lastly, these stocks are also trading below their 5-day moving averages, which makes them attractive for swing traders looking to buy in before they rebound. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques [see 5 Commodity Trading Mistakes You Could Be Making].
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)
Consider Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)’s one-year daily performance chart below.
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This stock has been climbing higher along its 50-day moving average (blue line) since bottoming out in mid-November of 2012. Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) has been pulling back in recent days and appears to be nearing support around its 50-day SMA close to $36 a share. Be sure to utilize a tight stop-loss here because a steeper correction may develop seeing as how this stock is sitting on a hefty +30% gains YTD.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)
Consider Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)’s one-year daily performance chart below.
This stock has crossed below its 50-day SMA, but it remains above the 200-day one, which appear to be a solid support level; notice how Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has rebounded off the $115-$117 levels on several occasions this year, most recently in late June before it proceeded to hit $127.83 a share on 7/25/2013. Watch for Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) to establish definitive support above its 200-day SMA before jumping in long.