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U.S. Macro Economic Outlook: Federal Reserve In The Crosshairs

The Federal Reserve has a growing reputation of talking hawkishly (suggesting in speeches that rates could or should soon rise) but acting dovishly (delaying actual tightening when FOMC meetings roll around). So the increased chatter about the market underestimating the chances of the Federal Reserve taking action in June was…

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U.S. Macro Economic Outlook: Federal Reserve In The Crosshairs

The Federal Reserve has a growing reputation of talking hawkishly (suggesting in speeches that rates could or should soon rise) but acting dovishly (delaying actual tightening when FOMC meetings roll around). So the increased chatter about the market underestimating the chances of the Federal Reserve taking action in June was…

What Is Under Your ETF’s Hood?

Much is written daily about exchange traded funds (ETFs) as they continue to grow in popularity and are increasingly becoming the vehicle of choice for investment portfolios. There are now roughly 2,000 ETFs listed in the U.S. and there are multiple funds covering any given financial market index, asset class, sector, sub-sector,…

Stock Market Futures Climb Higher As Bulls Make A Move

Stock Market Futures Outlook for May 24, 2016  (S&P 500 futures – ES_F) – Resistance spans up to 2059.75. Holding 2053 for the early hours may help see expansion upwards. Buyers continue to surprise just when the charts begin to look weak, as they did yesterday. Signs of weakness can only be…

Bullish Divergence Sends Signal To Traders In Choppy Market

It’s been a choppy mess over the past few weeks across the major stock market indices as stocks have slugged through earnings season absent of any clear trend. And this can make trading a bit more tricky. Ranges have compressed, the fast moving averages flattened, and the recent bear raid Thursday…

OptionHawk’s 13F Holdings Review: Smart Fund Basket

The latest round of 13F holdings were released last week giving us insight into how some of the top investors in the World were positioning their portfolios in a wild trading environment. Although many talking heads like to chime in that these 13F holdings reports are not useful for the…

S&P 500 Pivot Points Lead The Way For Traders

The choppy, yet steady and tight trading range that the stock market finds itself in is likely to resolve at some point soon. But as traders patiently await the next big move in the stock market, I want to share an interesting trading insight from last week regarding key S&P…

Is There Light Ahead For The Euro STOXX 600 Index?

It’s been a rough go of it for European equities markets. The broadest index of European stocks (STOXX 600 Index) fell nearly 25 percent into 2016, putting in a bottom in February. The recovery has been impressive and I want to discuss the current state of the index today. Moreover,…

S&P 500 Futures Update For May 23: Watch That Momentum

Outlook for S&P 500 futures for May 23, 2016 – Significant overhead supply sits near 2057.5 at this time, and we sit near familiar regions of days and weeks past near 2046.5.  So the battle between bulls and bears continues into this week. Deeper support on S&P 500 futures sits below…

May 20 COT Report Data: Is Mr. Market Ready For Risk-On?

The following is a recap of the May 20 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of May 17. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. This blog post originally appeared…

U.S. Corn And Soybeans Update: 2016 Price Forecasting

Corn and Soybean summary for the week ending 5/20/2016: It was another week of largely sideways to slightly higher price action in corn futures with soybeans closing slightly lower. December corn futures closed up 1 ½-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday at $3.99 ¾ per bushel. November soybean futures…