Posts From Andrew Nyquist

Andrew Nyquist
Andy is the founder of See It Market. He has been actively investing for over 15 years with a strong focus on technical analysis and swing trading. His blogs, articles, and contributions have appeared on numerous websites, including Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Investing.com, and Benzinga to name a few. Andy has also been interviewed and cited across several media outlets. In addition to founding and managing See It Market, Andy enjoys actively investing, playing and watching sports, and spending time with friends and family - especially his wife and three children. Andy recently ended a long stint in the financial services industry to focus on See It Market and private trading. He is a 1998 graduate of Carleton College and resides in the Minneapolis area.
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Bank Stocks Showing Strength, But Still Under 2014 Highs

The broader stock market had to scratch and claw its way higher in 2014 and early 2015. And as with any market, some sectors lead and others fell behind. The problem: “defensive” sectors lead for much of last year. And it’s also widely known that when “defensive” sectors lead, it’s a caution flag for investors. A healthy market likes to see cyclicals (like bank stocks) involved as this typically signals stronger

The Best Of See It Market – February 2015

For all the challenges, concerns, and volatility that January presented investors, February brought the exact opposite. And, as you might expect, the monthly performance of the major U.S. stock market indices was quite different from January to February. To sum it up: Volatility was crushed, bullish sentiment surged, and the S&P 500 recorded its best “February” since 1998. So what brought about the sudden change in market complexion? All signs point to Europe…

Will The NASDAQ Pullback Lead To Further Upside?

Since the Nasdaq Composite closed over 5000 last Monday, it’s been in a quiet pullback – dropping a little over 2 percent from high to low. The good news is that this week should offer up some clues for traders eager to decipher the extent of the Nasdaq pullback. There’s been a lot of buzz around Nasdaq 5000 and its return to the “bubble” highs set 15 years ago this March. Last week, I

SP 500 Market Update: Big Week Ahead For Active Investors

Last year was so much fun that investors thought they’d start out 2015 the same way… with hopes of getting the same result into Spring. To recap: Start the year with a really crappy January, and follow it up with an awesome February. And that has given way to thoughts of positive seasonality into May. Will it really be that easy? To a certain extent, active investors shouldn’t fight that type of

February Jobs Report Triggers Fed Rate Hike Fears – Random Thoughts

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February. This beat the consensus estimate of 240,000 jobs and had market participants immediately stirring the strong economy vs rising rates debate. It’s a widely held (and felt) opinion that the U.S. economy is in an underwhelming growth cycle. The problem: so is the rest of the developed world. So once again the tallest midget rules the day.

Euro Falls Sharply: Waterfall Decline Nears Support

As the European Central Bank gets ready to start its version of QE on March 9, the Euro waterfall decline continues to unfold. In fact, the Euro is in free fall again this morning after the US Jobs report shows signs of life in the US economy, propelling the Dollar higher and Euro lower. So where does that leave the Euro in terms of its decline? Several short-term Euro technical support

Is The 10 Year Treasury Yield Set To Go Higher?

After bottoming on January 30th, the 10 Year Treasury Yield (TNX) rallied sharply along side equities for much of February before pausing into March. That rally was set up by an RSI divergence and an undercut of the lows. The recent pause following the rally has taken the shape of a classic consolidation “handle”.  But with the February NFP Jobs Report coming on Friday, that could be too “easy”. So how

NASDAQ 5000: A Look At The 2000 Market Top vs 2015

If we turn back the clock to the year 2000, investors were frothing over fruitless tech companies with outsized price to earnings ratios (P/Es). I remember watching the NASDAQ tick higher and hearing speculative talk throughout 1999, with conversations firmly centered around the next “possibility”. The NASDAQ market top in March of 2000 was all about that fervent belief in, and giddiness about, “possibility”. Investors thought they could get rich in a

Dow Theory In Focus: Will Transports Confirm Industrials Highs?

As the markets push higher, investors tend to become more wary by nature. This often leads to the markets climbing the proverbial “wall of worry” and several investors missing out on the opportunity of higher prices. Will March offer more of the same? Or could the markets have something else in store for active investors. One of the many near-term indicators I am watching pertains to Dow theory. And more precisely,

Corn Prices Holding Steady In Face Of Higher Dollar

For the past 6 months, I’ve been constructive on Corn prices. And last winter, it separated itself from the other grains by rallying in the face of a stronger US Dollar. This past week was like a fractal of late last year, with spot Corn prices up 1.55%. Other grains were up as well, with Soybeans jumping 2.9% and Wheat 0.3%. But Corn has stood out as the leader of this pack. Both