Johnson & Johnson  (JNJ) – Get Report continues to trade well, bubbling just below its prior all-time high. 

That has investors wondering if the healthcare juggernaut can notch new records after reporting earnings on Tuesday before the stock market opens. In fact, the charts are looking pretty familiar.

Shares of J&J traded down into the 200-day moving average ahead of earnings in July. Then the stock began to climb higher in anticipation of the results. While the upside reaction wasn’t overwhelmingly bullish, it was still positive.

It’s what allowed shares of Johnson & Johnson to continue higher, ultimately making new highs in early September.

Will the stock repeat its actions?

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Trading Johnson & Johnson

Daily chart of Johnson & Johnson stock.

Daily chart of Johnson & Johnson stock.

Johnson & Johnson is working on its fourth straight daily rally, while Monday’s strength should be no surprise given the broader market’s surge.

The stock put in a higher low in October vs. its September low, while reclaiming the 20-day and 50-day moving averages with its recent rally. That low in September came on a test of the 200-day moving average, which has been support so far this summer.

When measuring the September range, J&J shares were able to hit the 78.6% retracement on Monday, near $152.70.

Now bulls want to see a bullish rotation, not just over the 78.6% retracement, but over key resistance near $155. A move over this zone is vital for a breakout to occur.

If Johnson & Johnson can clear this mark and close above it, it opens the door to the $161 to $163 area. Near $161 it

These money rules are a good idea in normal circumstances, but they may not be realistic for everyone right now.

Money rules are a smart way to manage your finances and set yourself up for success in the future. But there’s one problem with these rules: Many of them only work when you’re financially stable. During emergencies that affect your income (like a global pandemic causing widespread unemployment) you could find that you’re not able to follow the same advice as before.

If your financial situation has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be time to take a break from following these money rules:

1. Pay yourself first

Paying yourself first is arguably the golden rule for personal finance. It works for anyone, but it’s especially helpful for consumers who have trouble with saving. By putting away money for yourself as soon as you get your paycheck, you’ll guarantee a growing bank account.

As smart as this is, it’s only doable if your income is greater than your expenses. If not — especially if you’ve lost your income because of COVID-19 — then you’ll need to put saving money on hold. In this situation, prioritizing bills and caring for your well-being are more important.

2. Make your bill payments on time

If your income has dropped and you aren’t able to reduce your expenses, you could reach a point where you can’t afford your bills. Normally, missed bill payments would result in late fees and significant damage to your credit score. That’s not necessarily the case right now, though.

During the pandemic, many companies have been offering hardship plans for customers who can’t pay in full. These types of plans could allow you to pay a smaller amount or defer your payments entirely up to a certain amount of

The money, which came in the form of a tax refund, helped Antero maintain its lucrative cash dividend payments to investors despite a year of economic upheaval. At the end of April, Antero chief executive Paul Rady and President Glen C. Warren Jr. announced the tax windfall and assured investors that “we’re in good shape, and we feel good about it.” Days later, the pair sold $114.8 million of Antero stock, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Last month, Rady sold an additional $46.4 million.

Antero Midstream, a $2.5 billion company, is one of at least 133 corporations that received help this year from the little-noticed provision of the Cares Act. By the end of June, the companies reported receiving more than $5 billion in Cares Act refunds, according to the newsletter Tax Notes. And while the bill did not say anything explicit about a fossil fuel bailout, as many as 30 percent of publicly traded oil and gas companies said in corporate filings they planned to use this tax provision, according to researchers at the University of Chicago who reviewed hundreds of filings made between March and May. Oil and gas companies were substantially more likely to use the credit than other companies, the researchers found.

And for many of them, the law turned into a gusher.

Marathon Petroleum expects to cash in an extra $411 million in tax refunds this year. Oil States International will get $41.2 million, and Oklahoma-based oil and gas producer Devon Energy $96 million. Valero, the nation’s largest oil refiner, will rake in $110 million.

“Like countless other businesses across the country, including the energy sector which was has been hit especially hard by COVID-related market impacts, Antero Midstream openly and transparently utilized pro-job tax policies within the CARES Act aimed at sustaining

PepsiCo  (PEP) – Get Report has done well this week, jumping more than 3% as investors gear up for earnings.

The company will report its quarterly results on Thursday before the stock market opens. The stock has reclaimed and held several key levels this week.

However, PepsiCo is among the group of stocks that’s been unable to make new highs amid this run. While the S&P 500 has hit new highs, PepsiCo remains stubbornly below resistance.

On the plus side, it’s handily beating its biggest peer, Coca-Cola  (KO) – Get Report.

For the year, PepsiCo has risen 1%, besting Coca-Cola’s 11% decline. While the two have similar performances over the last six months, PepsiCo is just 6.2% off its highs vs. down 18% for Coca-Cola.

The stock’s reaction was relatively muted to its last earnings beat, but bulls are hoping to get more of PepsiCo this time around. Can PepsiCo make new highs on earnings? 

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Daily chart of PepsiCo stock.

Daily chart of PepsiCo stock.

Earlier this month, PepsiCo stock cracked below the 200-day moving average as the market was under pressure.

For an entire week, shares chopped below this key moving average. On the plus side though, the stock continued to hold $130 as support.

On Friday, PepsiCo stock closed above the 200-day moving average. Then on Monday, shares gapped higher, reclaiming several key areas, including the 20-day and 50-day moving averages, as well as the 78.6% retracement.

The stock is now consolidating that gap-up move, with a tight three-day range playing out so far this week.

Should we get a bullish reaction out of