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 pullback?
Something’s got to give. Look at that trading range!
Crude Oil surged higher by double digits. A bottom in crude oil is debateable, and bulls and bears will soon figure out if this is a fast and furious bear market rally, or a larger leg higher. OPEC meets in early September, so crude traders will need to get “technical” in the days ahead.
Elsewhere, gold is bumping up against major resistance and treasury yields are trying to show that they have a heartbeat. There’s lots of good reads this week so let’s dig in!
How to survive a melt up – Ben Carlson
Technology earnings revisions are looking strong – Brian Gilmartin
How effective is Twitter advertising – Capital Market Labs
Ask this question before you sell a stock – David Fabian
Welcome to the real bull market – Michael Gayed
Zombie ETFs are running rampant – Bloomberg
The promise of the connected home – McKinsey
What you need to know about IPOs – Stocktwits
The IPO pricing problem – Mattermark
The value of facing reality – Farnham Street
The positive power of negative thinking – Tony Isola
The power of touch – Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Stop spending so much time in your head – Darius Foroux
Simple vs Complex – Josh Brown
Patience, patience – Adam Grimes
The four keys to emotionally intelligent trading – Brett Steenbarger
What Nick Saban can teach us about being focused – Andrew Thrasher
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