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Top Trading Links: Putting The Markets In Perspective

It’s a critical time for market participants to keep an open mind. That aphorism is sage advice, to an extent. When trades and markets turn against us, we often see things we want to see and over-complicate things trying to rationalize why the markets aren’t behaving how we’d like. We

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Top Trading Links: Putting The Markets In Perspective

It’s a critical time for market participants to keep an open mind. That aphorism is sage advice, to an extent. When trades and markets turn against us, we often see things we want to see and over-complicate things trying to rationalize why the markets aren’t behaving how we’d like. We still have a few weeks of earnings reports, so there will be plenty of noise. Perspective: The S&P 500 is

German DAX Down 5.5 Percent For The Week: Warning Sign?

When looking across the global equity markets, it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day news. But when looking at longer term trends and the health of the market, none may be more important than the German DAX right now. The German stock market index had an amazing run from October to early April (up 48 percent from the low to high). But as I wrote about back in

Is The NYSE Composite Index Topping? Watch That Divergence

The markets have been choppy for several weeks and this has made it difficult for traders and investors to figure out the market’s next move. But the NYSE Composite Index (NYA) may be a market ‘tell’… today or in the days ahead. While the NYSE Composite Index has made new highs, the other major indices (Dow Jones and S&P 500) have not. This is a divergence to keep an eye

S&P 500 Update: Wedge Pattern Keeping Market Bulls In Check

The past several weeks have been an adventure for active investors. To be honest, I’ve been itching to be more active, but my experience has told me that sometimes less is more. Earlier this week I highlighted a major S&P 500 Fibonacci extension level that resides just overhead around 2140. This area coupled with some other near-term fibs makes 2130-2160 interesting. But when and how we get there is another

Zillow Stock (Z): Rally Brings It Back From The Brink

This past Tuesday, Zillow (Z) lowered its outlook for 2015 and its CEO said it was going to be a “transition year”. Zillow also said that a longer than expected acquisition of Trulia was weighing on its outlook. As expected, Zillow stock was hammered on Tuesday morning, dropping over 10 percent (as low as 81.07) after the open, before recovering to close down just 1.4 percent. Today the stock closed at 96.53 (19 percent above those Tuesday

Netflix Earnings Trigger Big Breakout For Stock Price

For much of the past year, Netflix (NFLX) stock has traded sideways in a wide range (150 points!). The size of that range probably made it difficult for longer term investors to hold on, but those who did were rewarded by Netflix earnings report last night. It wasn’t so much then earnings and revenue that wowed investors, as Netflix earnings report was mostly in-line with analyst expectations (they reported 0.77

Tax Returns: One Valuable Tip That No One Is Talking About

You’ve either just completed your tax returns, or maybe you’re still working on them. Somehow, it seems like we’re always in one of those two camps during tax season (and perhaps afterward if we need to file an extension). As a value investor, I’m frequently on the prowl searching to identify favorable stock valuations, but I’d like to take this opportunity to point out an overlooked personal finance tip, where

S&P 500 Within Reach Of Major Fibonacci Level

It’s inevitable, every time investors start to “look” higher, the market reverses and punishes them. This has happened several times in 2015 as the markets have been volatile and choppy. But with the stock market back near all time highs, a major S&P 500 Fibonacci target comes into play again. Back in late February, I posted about the 1.618 Fibonacci extension from the ’09 lows back above the ’07 highs.

Why The Euro May Be Headed Higher In The Weeks Ahead

Over the past several weeks, the Euro has been attempting to put in a tradable bottom. In this post we’ll look at how that is taking shape. Note that this is an update to our March 13 post that suggested the Euro should find support for a medium-sized corrective move versus the U.S. Dollar. The share price for the Guggenheim Investments Currency Shares Euro ETF (symbol FXE) bounced for several