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Dana Lyons

Dana is a partner at J. Lyons Fund Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor and founder of My401kPro.com. He is also the editor of the Lyons Share. Dana is a veteran of nearly 20 years in the investment industry as a portfolio manager, analyst and commodities trader and is an original Yahoo Finance Contributor. Dana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a major in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he was also an All-Ivy League football player. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana (seriously, same name) and 3 children. (DL: “Our oldest child is 4…did I mention I’m a manager and not a planner?”)


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Russell 2000 Sets Record: Near Highs… But No New Highs

The Russell 2000 just spent over a month within 1 percent of its 52-week high, without achieving a new high – a streak twice as long as the previous record. If it seems as if the small-cap segment of the stock market has been running in place, you are not…

Stocks Are Making History, But Will They Follow History?

The compliment to “Sell in May and Go Away” doesn’t have a catchy jingle, but the historically best 6-month stretch of the year for stocks begins in November. Remember to Come Back In November “OK, maybe it doesn’t have the same ring to it as its counterpart “Sell in May…

What A 1987 Stock Market Crash Would Look Like Today

On the 30-year anniversary of Black Monday, we take a look at the magnitude of the stock market crash in terms of today’s market. By now, you’ve probably gotten wind of the fact that today is the 30-year anniversary of the stock market Crash of 1987, aka Black Monday. For…

Russell 2000 Index Hit Key Fibonacci Price Target

The current inexorable stock market rally has folks wondering where it will at least take a breather, if not put the breaks on. The small-cap segment of the market has been particularly relentless, with the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) up 8 of the last 9 days, 15 of the last…

Russell 2000 Volatility Index Hits Record Lows: Trouble Ahead?

Small-Cap volatility expectations just smashed previous record lows. I’ve written a fair amount lately on various themes related to volatility expectations in the stock market. Many of these posts focused on the behavior of volatility expectations relative to their underlying stock market indices, including one last week on the “stand-off” between the Russell…

Chart Spotlight: U.S. Treasury Yields Under Pressure

As many of you know, I like to share charts that on trend lines. Whether price is testing, retesting, breaking out, or breaking down through a trend line, there’s a lot to be gleaned from them. Further, the 30 Year U.S. Treasury Yield (INDEXCBOE:TYX) is attempting to break through its…

Key Stock Market Index Tumbles Into Lower Support

A key broad market gauge is potentially breaking a major line of support. Could this lead to a stock market correction? If you’ve followed us for awhile, you probably know about our affinity for the Value Line Geometric Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:VALUG) as a gauge of the broader equities market. The Value…

Cryptocurrency Craze: 3 Reasons Bitcoin Is Rallying

This post was written a couple weeks ago for my premium service. I think it has some interesting trading insights so I’m sharing here as well.  Note that there are 2 updated trading charts at the bottom of the post. While the Bitcoin craze means nothing to us, the chart…

Nasdaq’s Negative Market Breadth Only Matched By 1999

The recent string of Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) new highs occurring with negative market breadth has only been matched by a stretch in 1999-2000. In Part 1 of our “Internal Cracks” mini-series, we looked at the unusual recent spate of new highs in S&P 500 that occurred on negative NYSE volume. That is, despite the…

Stock Indices Hit New Highs… But How Bullish Is This Market?

A myriad of stock market indices are hitting new highs; but is it a sure-fire bullish sign? In Part 1 of our breakout mini-series, we discussed the importance of Wednesday’s breakout in the Value Line Geometric Composite. Our series is called Breakout “Barrage”, however, so it is appropriate to talk about the numerous…