Stocks & Bonds

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…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 23rd

Macro Trading Outlook for S&P 500 Futures – August 23, 2016 Early morning finds stock market futures up a bit and battling congestion. S&P 500 futures are just above congestion at 2186, as charts hold their bullish slant. A breach above 2187.75 may only take us to the top of…

Crude Oil Futures Seasonality: September Brings Uncertainty

Oil prices have been trading on fire lately. In fact, Crude Oil futures are up 7 trading sessions in a row ending Friday 8/19. This has put multi-year highs back in sight near $52. Friday’s last trade came in at $49.12. How about crude oil futures seasonality? That’s debatable and…

Mid-Year Research Report: What Are U.S. Stocks Worth?

Hey all, just wanted to let you know that I will be joining MarketInflections.com and supporting there Research division. My company, Aether Analytics is also “Powered by Parallax” so there was a fit there. Along side the standard Market Infections Signal and Newsletter services, we will also look to add a community…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 22nd

S&P 500 Futures Outlook For Traders (Broad Overview) for August 22, 2016 – After an absence of several days in the market, I returned to see charts just as range bound. Typical summer trading behavior. Perhaps traders are waiting on the election, or some other market moving news. But whatever the…

Weekly Stock Market Video: Sectors & Stocks To Watch 8/22

It was a slow week for markets, with the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) finishing virtually flat on the week, followed by small gains in the Nasdaq and Russell 2000. But there was a lot more going on beneath the stock market’s surface, especially when looking at select stocks. In this weeks…

Rare Stock Market Signal Could Lead Markets Higher (Video)

Today, I will review a rare stock market signal that has only occurred 10 times in the past 35 years. And its implications are bullish for investors. In this week’s stock market video, we discuss a new bullish trend signal is being generated across numerous asset classes and investment sectors. To gauge…

Top Trading Links: The Bull-Bear Fight Is On!

From a macro perspective, it was another uneventful week for stocks. The market continued to churn sideways with the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) ending up mostly flat for the week. You’ve probably heard the phrase “never short a dull market”. Perhaps… or will the sideways action give weigh to a…

Risk On Trade? Watch The Nasdaq 100 & Junk Bonds!

After breaking out to new highs, the stock market has cooled off a bit in August. It hasn’t necessarily gone down, but rather just traded sideways. This has put a cap on the risk on trade in August. But there are a couple of assets that are pretty telling as…

Utility Stocks Continue To Follow Technical Road Map

Utility stocks (NYSEARCA:XLU) have been unusually responsive to key technical price levels recently. As money managers who rely quite a bit on the charts, it’s always comforting to work with securities and data series that conform reliably to charting analysis. On the other hand, most chartists can probably think of…