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,, 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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Stocks Dismiss Jobs Report; S&P 500 Closes Higher

Last Friday, I covered the poor jobs report highlighting why it may be just what the market ordered. That may have been a bit of an overstatement, but perhaps the market took it literally. S&P 500 futures were down over twenty points on Friday as many speculated about a big Monday selloff. Meanwhile I tweeted about how holidays and weekends love to bury bad news, and wrote a post about

US Dollar Declines On US Jobs Report: What To Watch

The US Dollar decline accelerated this morning following the release of the March Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report – better known as “the jobs report”. The headline number for job creation came in significantly less than consensus estimates, causing further concern over the economic plight of the U.S. economy. For more insights on the jobs report, you can read my post from earlier today. To me, the jobs report was simply an

Why Friday’s Jobs Report Is Just What The Market Ordered

This morning’s NFP jobs report saw the economy gain 126,000 jobs in March. But this number was significantly lower than economists consensus estimate of 245,000 jobs. Note that this isn’t the first time (nor the last time) that economists have been wrong. That said, the timing for a ‘bad’ jobs report couldn’t be better. Literally and figuratively. Here are a few random thoughts from yours truly, with some help from the

Crude Oil Futures: Intraday Price Swings Nearing Manic

As a trader, I monitor all things markets and have likely traded all things markets at some point. This week, I dabbled in Crude Oil, trading a few times in the United States Oil Fund (USO). The positions were small and short-term in nature. Nothing out of the ordinary. But after watching Crude Oil futures tick by tick this week, I’m starting to feel sea-sick. In sum, the price action has been borderline manic.

S&P 500 Update: Is The Market Running To Stand Still?

Over the past several months, the S&P 500 has managed to climb higher while momentum is slowing and volatility is re-emerging. As we’ve noted several times, this is a sign of a market in flux. Call it choppy, call it indecisive, or call it uncertain, it really doesn’t matter. The bottom line is that price is the final arbiter. And thus far, the bulls have miraculously held there own. But the storm

Emerging Markets (EEM) A Mixed Bag In 1st Quarter 2015

A stronger U.S. Dollar has weighed on the economies of many Emerging Markets, and in turn, levied some damage to EM equities as well. But most of the damage was doled out in the back half of 2014 when it became apparent that the U.S. Dollar rally was for real. So how are the Emerging Markets looking? In the 1st quarter, the broad-based Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) managed to hold above

Apple Stock (AAPL) Watch: Key Price Levels For Investors

It’s no surprise that Apple stock plays such a big role in day to day stock market moves as it carries an over-sized market cap tag in the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones Industrial Average. So even if you don’t invest or trade Apple (AAPL) stock, it’s still a good idea to know what this tech beast is doing. Back in early February, I did some research on Apple’s bullish continuation patterns during

Dow Theory Non Confirmation Signal: Spring 2012 Repeat?

Dow theory can be a valuable tool to have in your toolkit. Especially if you keep the confirmation and non-confirmation signals in perspective of their given timeframe. On March 2nd, when the markets were near peak levels, I posted a research note on Dow Theory highlighting the weakness in the Dow Jones Transportation Index (DJT). That wasn’t a call for a market top, but rather a call for some caution

Corn Prices Rallying On Dollar Weakness, Wheat Still Sinks

Wednesday was a tough day for the grains, with Corn prices falling over 1 percent and Wheat prices lower by over 4 percent. But this is the tale of two stories. As we have highlighted several times since last fall, Corn has been showing strength, while Wheat and Soybeans have been struggling. And this shows up on the charts. As you can see in the chart below, Corn prices (May ’15)

Volatility Hits Financial Markets As Stocks “Chop”

The market had a rough day yesterday, with recent leadership sectors getting hit hard. The small caps (Russell 2000) was down 2.34%, while the Biotech Index was down 4.14% and the Semiconductors Index down 4.47%. Needless to say, market volatility emerged a winner again. Considering that type of punishment, it will likely take some time to heal the internal damage (i.e. breadth). But there have been visible warning signs that active