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Top Trading Links: Navigating A Range-Bound Market

Stocks felt a bit heavy into the end of the week, but managed to hold support near the bottom of the recent multi-week trading range. For the week, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was down 0.7%. And over the past 6 weeks, it’s up just 0.4%.  In short, the stock market hasn’t…

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Top Trading Links: Navigating A Range-Bound Market

Stocks felt a bit heavy into the end of the week, but managed to hold support near the bottom of the recent multi-week trading range. For the week, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was down 0.7%. And over the past 6 weeks, it’s up just 0.4%.  In short, the stock market hasn’t…

Gold (GLD) Chart Update: Time For A Correction?

Since we last wrote about the SPDR Gold ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) in March, the Elliott wave pattern has come into focus for the Gold ETF (you can find our prior article here). Gold price targets for the wave higher have been met and a move lower (or price correction) may be in…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 26

A high level overview of stock market futures for August 26, 2016 shows a market that is range bound and waiting for a catalyst. Perhaps today will give traders that catalyst. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has been wrapped in a tight range for some time… ready for a move. Let’s…

Short Interest Declines As Investors Haunted By Central Banks

A prolonged short squeeze played a big role in the equity rally from the February lows this year. Short interest in major stock market indices was simply squeezed out. And charts of the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) and NYSE Composite (INDEXNYSEGIS:NYA) are proof. Since the stock market bottom on February 11th…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 25th

Before we get into the details of today’s trading action and the S&P 500 futures trading outlook, let’s start with a broad stock market overview. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) steady drift down into the bottom of the market’s broad range saw several failed bounces. Some say this is just the stock…

4 Market Concerns For Traders Into Jackson Hole

Wednesday’s selling was the first bearish sign for stocks in the last couple weeks. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) undercut the lows of its most recent pennant formation which had been formed since early August. This could bring about a test of the mid-August lows and is viewed as a short-term negative for the…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 24th

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook for August 24, 2016 – As with yesterday, the morning finds us just above congestion at 2186 on S&P 500 futures. Charts continue their bullish slant but under damp momentum. A breach above 2187.75 may only take us to the top of the range near…

Market Update: Will Stocks Trip On Seasonal Weakness?

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) continued to trade in a very narrow range last week with the popular stock market averages virtually unchanged. The upside has been restricted by valuation concerns while the downside has been limited by record-low interest rates. Although the longer-term prognosis for the stock market is for…