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Gold Update: January Pullback May Be Short-Lived

The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) experienced a small pullback intra-week, taking cues from treasuries – I’ve noted before that the price action for gold has been closely tied to the action in the treasury market. I provided an update here last week on the $TLT (20+ year treasury bond ETF). But back to…

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Gold Update: January Pullback May Be Short-Lived

The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) experienced a small pullback intra-week, taking cues from treasuries – I’ve noted before that the price action for gold has been closely tied to the action in the treasury market. I provided an update here last week on the $TLT (20+ year treasury bond ETF). But back to…

Top Trading Links: Stocks, Bonds & Bulls… Oh My!

For several days now traders have been expecting an uptick in market volatility. And although we saw a modest tick higher Thursday, the VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) closed the week at 11.54. All things considered, it was a pretty quiet week.  The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) ended down 0.2%. In…

Are Large Cap Growth Stocks Poised For A Breakout?

Index of Large Cap Growth Stocks Testing Major Breakout Resistance Strategists seem to be split in terms of the stock market’s posture at this time. One contingent views the recent consolidation as a healthy digestion of the post-election rally prior to the next leg of advance. The other side views it as…

Charting The S&P 500: 5 Waves Nearing Completion

S&P 500 Nearing 5 Waves Higher Completion (Elliott Wave) The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has made an epic run from the March 2009 low of 667.  But good things only last so long… that’s how it goes on any timeframe.  In this case, it’s a longer-term one. In my opinion, the…

Weekly Stock Market Outlook: A Look Ahead

Weekly Market Outlook & Technical Review – January 20th In this research note, we will look at some key stock market indicators, the health of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and a handful of emerging themes that we are watching in our investing research: Indexes Continue Moving Sideways – Both the…

Stock Market Short-Term Technical Outlook (2-3 Days)

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days)  Bullish – Pullback attempts failed into yesterday’s close, which had a window to accelerate lower and didn’t. Overall, until some type of weakness can take hold into the close, this looks again like a false breakdown. Unless 2248 is violated, the trend is neutral over the last month but…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 20

Stock Market Futures Trading Overview For Jan 20, 2017 S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) price support levels broke yesterday, but in true form buyers came to the rescue and brought us back into congestion.  S&P 500 futures charts remain undecided with a slow news release day and options expiration. Market momentum has dipped…

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…