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Top Trading Links: Navigating A Range-Bound Market

Stocks felt a bit heavy into the end of the week, but managed to hold support near the bottom of the recent multi-week trading range. For the week, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was down 0.7%. And over the past 6 weeks, it’s up just 0.4%.  In short, the stock market hasn’t…

Gold (GLD) Chart Update: Time For A Correction?

Since we last wrote about the SPDR Gold ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) in March, the Elliott wave pattern has come into focus for the Gold ETF (you can find our prior article here). Gold price targets for the wave higher have been met and a move lower (or price correction) may be in…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 26

A high level overview of stock market futures for August 26, 2016 shows a market that is range bound and waiting for a catalyst. Perhaps today will give traders that catalyst. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has been wrapped in a tight range for some time… ready for a move. Let’s…

Short Interest Declines As Investors Haunted By Central Banks

A prolonged short squeeze played a big role in the equity rally from the February lows this year. Short interest in major stock market indices was simply squeezed out. And charts of the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) and NYSE Composite (INDEXNYSEGIS:NYA) are proof. Since the stock market bottom on February 11th…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 25th

Before we get into the details of today’s trading action and the S&P 500 futures trading outlook, let’s start with a broad stock market overview. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) steady drift down into the bottom of the market’s broad range saw several failed bounces. Some say this is just the stock…

4 Market Concerns For Traders Into Jackson Hole

Wednesday’s selling was the first bearish sign for stocks in the last couple weeks. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) undercut the lows of its most recent pennant formation which had been formed since early August. This could bring about a test of the mid-August lows and is viewed as a short-term negative for the…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 24th

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook for August 24, 2016 – As with yesterday, the morning finds us just above congestion at 2186 on S&P 500 futures. Charts continue their bullish slant but under damp momentum. A breach above 2187.75 may only take us to the top of the range near…

Market Update: Will Stocks Trip On Seasonal Weakness?

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) continued to trade in a very narrow range last week with the popular stock market averages virtually unchanged. The upside has been restricted by valuation concerns while the downside has been limited by record-low interest rates. Although the longer-term prognosis for the stock market is for…

VIX Shorts Near Extremes: Time To Protect Your Investments?

In our latest research article “Market Complacency Ruling The Day Into U.S. Election” we highlighted that complacency in the stock market, as measured by the VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX), is at levels rarely seen. On its own this is not breaking news, but it is very strange when contrasted with…