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Will Seasonal Stock Market Weakness Spell Trouble For Bulls?

It’s mid-August and it’s worth noting that the stock market has historically struggled this time of year. The chart above looks at the average seasonal performance of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) during the month of August over the past 10 and 20 years. Will S&P 500 Seasonal Weakness Offer…

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Will Seasonal Stock Market Weakness Spell Trouble For Bulls?

It’s mid-August and it’s worth noting that the stock market has historically struggled this time of year. The chart above looks at the average seasonal performance of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) during the month of August over the past 10 and 20 years. Will S&P 500 Seasonal Weakness Offer…

U.S. Financial Markets Update: Uncertainty Creeps Back In

Optimists hope that government will eventually move on to tax reform, while pessimists worry that the Obamacare repeal-failure means tax reform is even less likely. Meanwhile, geopolitical concerns (here and abroad) are adding to market uncertainty for investors. Despite the worries, the economy continues to grow and add jobs. Below…

S&P 500 Market Update: Here Come The Bears…

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BEARISH Upside is limited for the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and a downturn in the Financials Sector (NYSEARCA:XLF) along with IWM, SML, and MID should have an effect on the S&P 500. A  move under 2461 this morning should lead the market lower. Near-term targets:  2450 and…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For August 17

Futures Trading Outlook & Considerations For August 17, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) continues to trade range bound but any break up/down will likely see some continuation.  Below are key trading levels to follow with added color from our premium service. The charts below and added “trading setups” are being…

The Grains Sector Is Carving Out A Durable Bottom

Exactly a year ago, we wrote that grains were approaching support that should turn into a durable low as grain prices bottom. Since that time, price has not moved very much. We still believe a low is nearby, and this post explores some ways to trade it with the expectation…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 16, 2017

Stock Market Future Considerations For August 16, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading in a 10 point range but traders should be on alert for a break of support/resistance and continuation. Key levels on the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and crude oil are below. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full…

Uncovering Value: Price Discovery And Irrational Investing Behavior

This post was written with Chris Kerlow and Craig Basinger. The essence of money management can be encapsulated in searching for investments that are trading below their intrinsic value. In theory, it works like this:  Buying these companies low, and as the market comes around to realize their intrinsic value,…

U.S. Equity Market Update: Technicals Flash Caution

A rise in geopolitical tensions helped spark the decline in the equity markets last week. Large-cap averages like the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) traded more than 1.0% lower while small-cap indices suffered the most with the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) falling nearly 3.0%. Although much of the credit for the…

Around The Financial Markets: 3 Charts I’m Watching Today

Tuesday is off and running and market participants are in a read and react mode.  The bounce is still in motion but there’s plenty of time to see how this plays out.  And plenty of variables to watch. The latest economic data:  Empire Manufacturing is showing a large beat at…