Trade Ideas Newsletter 06/17/2016

MMC is positioned for a contrarian breakdown

Based on the above analysis in MMC, traders should verify that their portfolio can handle increased risk from an additional position. Also ensure that MMC improves diversification in your current portfolio. Lastly, clever traders check how a new position matches up with not just their account, but the previaling market action as well. For example, take a look at the S&P 500. Is it moving to the upside or downside? Has it recently broken a key ceiling or floor? Be sure to line up your trading actions on MMC with the trend in the overall market.

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Right now the proprietary sentiment levels, calculated by Traders For Wealth, indicate an suprisingly positive bias toward MMC. However, the price action in MMC has been moving down contrary to the sentiment. This could be a strong sign of an impending contrarian breakdown. Traders should view this as a bearish position and make sure it is confirmed by overall market action, and in line with their current portfolio.

Marsh & Mclennan Companies (MMC)

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is a professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. The Company is the parent company of various specialty consultants, including Marsh, an insurance broker, intermediary and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, a risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, a provider of human resource (HR) and related financial advice and services, and Oliver Wyman Group, a management, economic and brand consultancy. The Company provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in approximately 130 countries. The Company operates through two segments: Risk and Insurance Services and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment includes risk management activities, as well as insurance and reinsurance broking and services. The Company’s consulting segment includes health, retirement, talent and investments consulting services and products, and specialized management, economic and brand consulting services.