Stocks & Bonds

Market Indicators Point To Higher Volatility Near-Term

The current weight of evidence continues to suggest a neutral/bearish toward equities as a whole, with short opportunities available in select areas. One of the reasons for this stance is the potential squeeze that’s setting up in the Volatility Index. There are three charts that suggest Volatility could be headed higher…

Surging Japanese Yen May Carry Consequences For Equities

The Japanese Yen continued its rally with another surge higher last week. Quite frankly, this should be on investors’ radars. Below is a chart of the Japanese Yen vs the S&P 500 Index. The chart was put together with my colleague and research partner Arun Chopra. Here we have used bullet points to…

Retail Stocks May Continue To Struggle

Retail stocks as a group are just about flat on the year, but three charts suggest things may only get worse for this sector. Today I’ll go through the weekly and daily charts for the Retail Sector ETF (XRT), as well as gauge its relative market strength in a final…

COT Report Data: Market Volatility Ticking Higher

The following is a recap of the April 29 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT report data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of April 26. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. This blog post originally appeared…

S&P 500 Futures Under Pressure Again: Can 2046 Hold?

S&P 500 futures outlook for May 3, 2016 – Another bounce has failed with downside motion so our eyes now turn to support around 2052, then a bigger level at 2046. At the time of this writing, S&P 500 futures are holding near 2060, but under negative momentum. The next lower support…

5 Trading Ideas For Bulls ($RTN, $CHKP, $MDT, $UPS, $BTCUSD)

At the end of every trading month I like to scan through monthly charts to gain some context about the general health of the market and to see what kind of stocks are setting up for longer term moves. It also helps me find some high probability trading ideas. The “Sell In May”…

Apple (AAPL) Elliott Wave Pattern Looks Much Lower

The pending decline in shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) could be almost as impressive as its meteoric rise from 2009. While the stock far outpaced the NASDAQ during its six-year recovery rally, it also has showed clearer signs of a trend change during the past year.In this post, we look…

Stock Market Update: Living Inside Extreme Mean Reversion

It’s been a really interesting time in the financial markets this past year. As this sideways range has been developing and persisting I have noticed some things I think are worth noting from a birds eye view. Sentiment is diverging – with growing hatred on both sides. As prices have…

Apple Stock Update: Here’s The Bullish AAPL Buy Setup

We’ve been tracking Apple ($AAPL) since February 2015.  At the time, I shared some ending price targets for the major wave it was in. And as the wave reached up toward the target, I warned readers of See It Market that Apple (AAPL) was nearing a top. And after the initial sell off,…