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Will 2017 Turn Into Another 1982 Bull Market Breakout?

Stocks Must Overcome 2017 Gloom Even with the backdrop of numerous positive technical developments, it may be difficult to envision the stock market moving higher given skepticism has been lingering for several years. The tone of reporting from this week’s World Economic Forum has had a decidedly pessimistic slant. How…

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Will 2017 Turn Into Another 1982 Bull Market Breakout?

Stocks Must Overcome 2017 Gloom Even with the backdrop of numerous positive technical developments, it may be difficult to envision the stock market moving higher given skepticism has been lingering for several years. The tone of reporting from this week’s World Economic Forum has had a decidedly pessimistic slant. How…

S&P Industrials Sector: Short-Term Trading Longs To Consider

The S&P Industrials Sector (NYSEARCA:XLI) is trying to breakout based largely on CSX Corp’s (NASDAQ:CSX) gap higher, but other stocks like Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP), Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) and Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR) all higher today as well. One thing to note, however, is that daily charts now show…

Trump, Federal Reserve Weigh On 2017 Market Outlook

The end of 2016 was interesting to say the least for investors. The Federal Reserve finally raised rates by a sliver and the markets trended higher. This all occurred while pundits scrambled to interpret how a Donald Trump win will affect their 2017 market outlook for investors. For the month, the…

Options Trading: Using Covered Calls To Increase Yield

When starting out with options, a natural place to begin is with covered calls. It’s a very easy to understand strategy for those that are familiar with stock ownership. The strategy involves buying a stock (if you don’t already own it) in lots of 100 shares. The total size will…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 19

Stock Market Futures Outlook for January 19, 2017 –  Price support and resistance levels on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) have been well defended and have tightened in latest days. Buying pressure will likely strengthen above a positive retest of 2271.50.  Selling pressure will strengthen with a failed retest of 2258. Price…

Stock Market Consolidation Continues As Investors Turn To Earnings

The equity markets continue in an extraordinary tight trading range that has the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) and S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) virtually unchanged since mid-December. The lack of forward progress can be traced to valuations that are above historic norms during a period when support for the market is…

5 Charts For Global Investors: Key Market Trends

It’s time for another set of 5 macro technical charts to watch as we move further into the month of January (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at technical price developments.  And even if you’re not technical analysis minded…

Treasury Bonds Update: Mapping The Possibilities In Early 2017

Back in mid-December, I provided a ‘heads up’ that the bonds were oversold and that active investors should expect a bounce. The levels highlighted in that post worked and treasury bonds (NASDAQ:TLT) are currently in the midst of a bounce. Right now, I believe there is more work to be done on…

Why Wall Street’s S&P 500 Price Forecasts Don’t Add Up

As we dig through several 2017 S&P 500 price forecasts, we discover that a majority of “Wall Street’s top strategists” are calling for a year-end S&P 500 price in the 2,300-2,450 range. None of the forecasters expect a down year for the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), but that’s an article…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For January 18

S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Broad Market Overview For Traders – January 18 Charts remain range bound as Davos meetings continues and traders wait for direction from administration.  Support and resistance levels have been well defended. Buying pressure will likely strengthen above a positive retest of 2271.50.  Selling pressure will strengthen with a failed…