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S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For May 25

Stock Market Futures Considerations For May 25, 2017, to May 26, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is pushing new highs but a divergence is building once more. Higher is likely but traders need to stay focused. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases.  And note that the charts…

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S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For May 25

Stock Market Futures Considerations For May 25, 2017, to May 26, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is pushing new highs but a divergence is building once more. Higher is likely but traders need to stay focused. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases.  And note that the charts…

Inside The New Bull Market In Index Strategies

Summary:  Investors are clearly shifting away from actively managed funds to those based on index strategies. Only time will tell, but this has the look of a durable, secular change in investment management. That said, much of the perceived threat to market stability of indexing is overblown. Overall, the stock…

S&P 500 Update: Nagging Concerns, But New Highs Likely

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BULLISH Now that S&P 500 has eclipsed 2396, we have filled the gap while many sectors are on the verge of breakouts, including the Industrials (NYSEARCA:XLI). Over 2404 will drive the S&P 500 futures to 2425-35. And given the pattern since early March, its…

S&P 500 In Stare-Down With Defensive Stocks Like Consumer Staples

Short-Term Outlook Remains A Mixed Bag While the primary trend still strongly favors the bulls, the bears have made some progress on the momentum and vulnerability fronts. The chart below shows the performance of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) relative to defensive-oriented SPDR Consumer Staples Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP). From…

Active vs Passive Investing: Success Drivers

This post was written with Craig Basinger of Richardson GMP. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – Charles Dickens penned so many years ago. Well, for active managers this appears to be the worst of times based on the S&P SPIVA reports and fund…

Market Update: Foreign Stocks Heat Up; Economy Next?

The U.S. stock market indices suffered a rare bout of volatility last week with the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) losing more than 1.0% in a single session for only the second time in 2017. The NASDAQ (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) fell more than 2.00% on Wednesday, the sharpest one-day…

U.S. Macro Market Outlook: Clouds On The Horizon

On March 10, 2017, 720Global introduced the Trump Range Chart. Developed to see several different markets on one page, this unique chart provides a composite perspective of many instruments at once. Given the large post-election market gyrations across many asset classes, our concern was, and still remains, that those moves…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For May 22, 2017

Stock Market Futures Considerations for May 22, 2017 (and days ahead) The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has rallied back into the open gap space created by last week’s whoosh lower. This will take some time to work through but buyers should be found at lower levels (read more below). Check out…

Asian Equities Meet Their Make Or Break Moment

The MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index is approaching familiar territory. The 750 level was last reached at the height of the Chinese stock bubble in 2015, and prior to that at the height of the previous Chinese stock bubble in 2007! So the question is will the 750 level turn out…

S&P 500 And Nasdaq Futures Weekly Trend Analysis – May 22

QUICK RECAP – Just when you thought… The week 20 recap was basically a rinse, wash and repeat of week 18. Wednesday’s sell off in the market had the permabears drooling for more, but the market did what it has been relentlessly doing for 6 months now – it fought back….