Investing Research

Stock Market Futures Weekly Update: The Big Picture

The Index Futures Market – Big Picture  I find it helpful to go back to the prior week of trading action and review the setups and what happened. Sometimes taking a step back allows traders to see the market from 50,000 feet and better understand where stocks may be headed (and stock market futures). I…

Why Investors Must Adapt To A Changing Market Environment

The Big Picture – A Changing Market Environment Markets are constantly changing and and understanding a changing market environment is essential for long term success. In 2009 the U.S. Equity markets and most risky asset classes were coming off of a pretty bad year. 2008 was not kind to the…

How Is The 1994 Stock Market Analogy Looking In 2016?

Charts Provide An Unbiased Reference Point One of the great things about stock charts is they allow us to track the markets using reference points from the past. For example, we may have drawn a trendline three weeks ago, then three weeks later the stock market rallies back to the…

S&P 500 Futures Clinging To Key Support; Battle Lines Drawn

Yesterday was an aggressive day of range-bound trading that left traders battling at lines of major congestion between 1902 – 1907 on S&P 500 futures. With moving averages flat and momentum neutral, the charts should continue to swing from buyers stepping in near 1896-1900 and sellers stopping the advance near the…

Weekly Stock Market Outlook: Too Early For Strong Conclusions

Here’s a look at some key stock market indicators, charts, and themes that we are watching. This Week’s Stock Market Outlook: Noise Remains Undiminished – Intra-day swings in stock prices continue to be seen at an almost dizzying rate, but for all the noise there is little evidence of resolution….

Cocoa Futures Setting Up For A Tactical Bounce Higher

If you’re on the sidelines in the equity market, or don’t necessarily have much conviction long or short at current levels, Cocoa futures may be the non-correlated trade setup you’re looking for. There’s no clear edge in terms of sentiment or seasonality, but the price action suggests that a tactical…

Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) Should Resume Decline Soon

As the stock indices have become more volatile in recent weeks, we have been updating our charts and targets. This post offers a quick snapshot of progress in the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (symbol IWM). The pattern analysis also applies to the Russell 2000 index itself. In the larger picture,…