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Intel Corp (INTC) Stock Update: Base Building

When I last looked at Intel Corp. (INTC), the stock had just put out strong earnings and was attempting to bounce after a 3 month decline of around 25 percent. At that time, the setup and earnings report looked good but we were waiting to see if the “big money” felt

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Intel Corp (INTC) Stock Update: Base Building

When I last looked at Intel Corp. (INTC), the stock had just put out strong earnings and was attempting to bounce after a 3 month decline of around 25 percent. At that time, the setup and earnings report looked good but we were waiting to see if the “big money” felt the same. As well, the stock price (at that time) was below it’s 50 day moving average and downtrend. Here’s an

April US Existing Home Sales Soften; Price Nears 2006 Peak

April US Existing Home Sales soften M/M Price Only Five Percent Away From July 2006 Peak US existing home sales fall 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April. March, however, was revised higher to 5.21 million from the previous 5.19 million. Depending on how one looks at it, there is both good and bad in the April numbers. Year-over-year, sales have now increased for

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chart Update: Price Pattern Still In Play?

Apple’s stock has spent the past few months consolidating some big gains. And the consolidation range has been wide and tradable for those that are more active. But as Apple Inc. (AAPL) nears its all-time highs again, investors are busy debating whether slowing momentum will lead to a top. That’s a valid question and long-term investors will need to watch price indicators closely to determine exposure. This past February, I

3 Bond Market ETFs Showing Surprising Strength

The weakness in the bond market this year has been primarily centered on Treasury and investment grade corporate debt, which has the highest sensitivity to interest rates. This of course has filtered down to indexes that are heavily overweight quality U.S. bonds. As an example, the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) is essentially flat so far this year and erased one-third of its gains in the last 12-months

S&P 500 Hits Major Fibonacci Milestone; Market Looks Tired

Technicians and those technically inclined have waited with abated breath to see if the S&P 500 large cap index would hit 2138.  That price marks the 161.8 Fibonacci extension of the October ’07 to March ’09 decline. For Fibonacci followers, this is an important sequence. That level was hit yesterday. Well, almost. Post-FOMC minutes, the intra-day high yesterday was 2134.72.  Now that the Fib target has been hit, what next?

Historic Rally In Crude Oil Prices Set Up By Bullish Wick

Just two months ago, the 2-month rolling return for Crude Oil prices was -40% (see point (1) in chart below). At that time, Crude Oil had declined almost $70 in the past 9 months, trading near $45/barrel. Many people were predicting that Crude Oil was not near a low and some were thinking the $20 range would come quickly. Well look what happened. Crude Oil has gained 41% in the past 2 months,

Inside The IPO ETF: Know What You Own

Several ETFs provide valuable information about how securities, sectors, or indexes are faring. Investors often turn to them because they are tradable and provide decent coverage industries and assets. That said, it’s also important to look at the makeup of each ETF. Digging through the holdings and structures can provide us with plenty of information. Today, I want to take a look at the Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO), which tracks IPO’s (Initial

S&P 500 Chart: Price Compresses As Traders Await Next Move

As many momentum, directional and trend traders will attest, the past several months have been pure chop. Despite the new all-time-highs for the S&P 500 Index (SPX), the move higher has been a series of stutter steps. Checking in on the chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), we can see a clear pattern of smaller pullbacks and bounces since the February rebound. SPY has hovered in a neutral

Buckle Up: Bond Market Phase Transition Will Be Volatile

Have you ever noticed how the pace of water flow seems to increase as it approaches a waterfall? If you watch a leaf floating on the water you will notice that is starts to accelerate slowly when there is a drop ahead. And once it gets close to the drop it accelerates rapidly. Scientists refer to this as a phase transition and many forward thinkers are using this illustration for