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S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Market Trends Cooling

In this investing research note, we will analyze key stock market indicators, consider the health of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and discuss emerging themes that we are watching in our investing research. Here are some summary highlights: Sentiment Shifts Slow to Materialize – Excessive optimism has been slow to unwind in…

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S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Market Trends Cooling

In this investing research note, we will analyze key stock market indicators, consider the health of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and discuss emerging themes that we are watching in our investing research. Here are some summary highlights: Sentiment Shifts Slow to Materialize – Excessive optimism has been slow to unwind in…

U.S. Equities Short Term Technical Outlook – April 21

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Day Outlook) Bullish up to 2369-71, with moves above this leading to a more robust move back to new highs. For now, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is at a tough juncture; prices have exceeded 2347, but yet remain in a mild downtrend from early March. One can see…

U.S. Financial Markets Update: Investors In Holding Pattern

March was a month of anticipated change that did not happen. And the financial markets took note, with the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) stalling out in early March. Healthcare reform in the U.S. stalled before even reaching a vote.  Markets hesitated as a tax reform proposal, hopes for which had driven…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Update: Bulls Testing Major Resistance

Stock Market Trading Considerations For April 21, 2017 Renewed hope in the tax plan and a strong showing from corporate earnings (75% of the reporting companies beating expectations) created an environment that allowed the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) to bounce into higher resistance. But how sustainable is this rally? Read more…

How Passive Investing Is Blowing Market Bubbles…

Almost a year ago, we stumbled upon a topic that is currently generating much discussion in the financial media. In Mm Mm Good, published August 2016, we highlighted the Campbell Soup Company (CPB) and the utility sector to show how yield-starved investors were chasing dividend stocks to dangerously high valuations….

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For April 20, 2017

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations For April 20, 2017 The edges of the range continue to deliver the best reversal trades intraday on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). However, traders need to remain caution on these edges as they can stretch a bit before reversal, as they did yesterday in both the…

Market Update: Stocks Still Vulnerable To Near-Term Selling

Stocks are trading higher thus far this week but many indices are still below near-term trading resistance. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) will remain bearish until it can hurdle the 2350 area on the cash index. See analysis and short-term outlook for S&P 500 futures below. S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days)  Bearish…

Compression Signal Says Biotech Stocks Poised For Huge Move

“Timing the market is a fool’s game.” We hear this all the time. However, the notion that markets are efficient is a fallacy. Markets are driven by human emotion: bubbles form and pop as euphoria turns to panic. From Tulip Mania in the 1630’s to the Dot Com Bubble in…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For April 19

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For April 19, 2017 The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) held support in a battle against longer time frames – this shows that our range still remains intact. Key levels to watch are in the trading section on ES.  Gold and the 30-year bonds have been running…