Could this be the largest head & shoulder top in the past 50 years? click to enlarge To help myself reduce my own bias towards investments, I hide the names of charts and just look at patterns that I find interesting. I shared the above chart last week at the annual Stocktoberfest meeting and asked the audience, ”What would you do with this pattern?” What do I see happening here?
The sharp V-shaped bottom rally for the S&P 500 (SPX) has given bulls a renewed sense of optimism. And several stocks have not only regained their losses but have also begun new trends. As well, the bond market appears to have put in a top of sorts in late October. So all is good, right? While it is counterproductive to argue with the market, it is always good to consider intermarket analysis and
Yup, October was a wild month. And we were all over the action… even before it started. Fellow SIM contributor Ryan Detrick’s September 29th post on “Why October May Be A Roller Coaster Ride” gave readers a glimpse of what was to come. And it was all that and more. From the mid-month lows to the end of month highs, the market jumped over 10 percent (in two weeks). If you haven’t
While I’ve been writing for See It Market for several months, it’s a great honor to write a “Market Masters” article. With my focus being towards technical analysis I am constantly watching the latest price action and in search of the best risk/reward relationships. These can be derived from momentum or breadth setups, which I’ve written about quite a bit, extremes in market sentiment, as well as within the actual positions
The market accelerated to the downside today, and you’ve probably heard the adage by now, “Don’t try to catch a falling knife.” There are various technical analysis and fundamental tools that offer us approximations so we can take a measured approach to getting back involved. And I find the best way to do that is to combine them to look within the market using intermarket analysis. I think it allows
Gold is getting tons of press recently and I’ve been blogging about the metals for a while. This post is going to go into some of the underlying math currently driving the PRICE action and how a case can be made that the $1050 to $1090 level is going to be very important for Gold prices. And, even more interesting, this level could come into play around around the Christmas
September saw the S&P 500 fall 1.77 percent… But that doesn’t come close to telling the whole story. Several assets traded to extremes and market breadth weakened throughout the month. To recap, here are a few things that dominated the headlines, and our contributors research posts on See It Market: The US Dollar – The Dollar surged 4 precent in September, causing disruptions across asset classes. A stronger buck put
The commodities sector has been hit hard by a stronger US Dollar and Crude Oil hasn’t been spared. But perhaps the decline in select commodities like Crude Oil is nearing an end. On September 15th, I wrote a piece for See It Market arguing that it was time to cover short positions in WTI crude oil futures (or related exchange traded products). Since that post, three key pieces of technical
Gas prices have been heading lower over the past several months and are down 19% since the June high. This has been great news for drivers and especially families taking road trips throughout the summer. However, it appears we may start paying more at the pump as gas prices begin to bottom out. Price and Momentum Below is a daily chart for the spot price of Unleaded Gasoline (RB_F) since mid-2012.
Both gold and silver continue to lose favor with investors as evidenced by precious metals continued weakness into September. This also shows up in technical analysis, so let’s review some charts. Starting with a broader look, let’s break down the 3 year chart below of the Goldman Sachs Precious Metals Index (GPX). There are three very important support levels to watch right now: 1589 – The weekly low in June,