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S&P 500 Futures Update: Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Outlook for May 5 S&P 500 Futures – After struggling yesterday, S&P 500 futures charts managed to hold the 2046 support level by day’s end. If we’re bullish on the charts, we’re not quite out of the woods yet, as we struggle to breach new overhead supply near 2061.5. We’ll see range…

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S&P 500 Futures Update: Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Outlook for May 5 S&P 500 Futures – After struggling yesterday, S&P 500 futures charts managed to hold the 2046 support level by day’s end. If we’re bullish on the charts, we’re not quite out of the woods yet, as we struggle to breach new overhead supply near 2061.5. We’ll see range…

Financial Sector Slides As Bank Stocks Come Under Pressure

The bull case for US Equities involves Financial stocks (including banks stocks and broker dealers) gaining traction as a group and leading to the upside. Unfortunately, the current charts suggest the Financial sector will likely continue to correct, either through time or price. All three heavy lifters, financials, Regional Banks, and…

Searching For An Apple Stock Bottom: Watch This Indicator

The Bears have sunk their teeth into shares of Apple (AAPL) with the stock recently trading down as much as -17.57% from its April high of $112.10. Considering that AAPL is now near its 52 week lows, investors are starting to look for an Apple stock bottom. Let’s dig into the technical…

“Smart Money” Gets Bearish Silver Futures In Size!

Commercial Hedgers just hit their most extreme net short position ever in silver futures. Just 5 weeks ago, on March 28, we noted that the so-called “smart money” commercial hedgers had reached their largest net short position in silver futures in more than a decade (i.e. bearish silver futures). Well, for…

A Crude Awakening: Inside The Bullish Trend For Oil Prices

Our analysis suggested shorting crude oil futures in July 2014 with a break of $101.95 and our model remained short for 6 quarters. On January 20, 2016 (9:43 am) we notified our followers about a potential bottom in oil prices on Twitter: “Using multiple methods, ~$22 seems to be the price…

Stock Market Futures Lower Again; Will Bulls Step Up?

Stock market futures outlook for May 4 –  S&P 500 futures made several attempts to breach and hold a key support level around 2060.5 (noted in yesterday’s post) and it failed. And, as suspected, we advanced lower into that baseline level of 2046. We’ve lost that level as well, but…

Rapid Sector Rotation Boosts Energy & Materials Stocks

The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 lost 1.3% last week, leaving those stock market indices up just 1.0% through the first four months of 2016. The weakness was directly the result of first-quarter profit declines and a report that GDP growth for the first quarter was an anemic 0.5%,…

Market Indicators Point To Higher Volatility Near-Term

The current weight of evidence continues to suggest a neutral/bearish toward equities as a whole, with short opportunities available in select areas. One of the reasons for this stance is the potential squeeze that’s setting up in the Volatility Index. There are three charts that suggest Volatility could be headed higher…

Surging Japanese Yen May Carry Consequences For Equities

The Japanese Yen continued its rally with another surge higher last week. Quite frankly, this should be on investors’ radars. Below is a chart of the Japanese Yen vs the S&P 500 Index. The chart was put together with my colleague and research partner Arun Chopra. Here we have used bullet points to…