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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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Chart Spotlight: Value Line Geometric Index Breaks Out

The U.S. equity market saw a wide swathe of indices break out this week. Perhaps the broadest and most important breakout was the Value Line Geometric Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:VALUG). Wednesday’s rally on Wall Street led not only to new highs again among the popular large cap indices, but also to breakouts…

Grain Prices Perking Up? Traders Waiting On Follow Through

In the midst of a decade-long “drought”, grain prices may finally be perking up… During the commodities boom 10 years ago, among the darlings among speculators were the grains. However, like any market that becomes the object of such investor exuberance, grain prices soon withered. They have spent the better…

An Inside Look At The Rally In Biotech and Pharmaceutical Stocks

Last fall, we laid out the foundation for the current rally in pharmaceutical and biotech stocks; we take stock of those setups and the sectors’ present prospects. Some may construe today’s post – and the associated charts of the day – as a victory lap. And while there may be…

Equal Weight S&P 500 Playing To Bulls & Bears

A look at the Equal Weight S&P 500 has something for both the bulls and the bears. A hot, and much debated, topic of late in equity market circles is the issue of market breadth. As a refresher, breadth refers to the level of participation among all stocks in the…

Nasdaq 100 Volatility Index Fades As Tech Stocks Recover

The panic associated with the recent carnage in tech stocks and the Nasdaq 100 (INDEXNASDAQ:NDX) has begun to subside; but is it too soon to exhale? It is apparently tech week here in our blogs – and every other Financial news media site, as well – as the coverage is…

Did Volatility Traders Overreact Again Last Week?

Volatility expectations took record jumps during Wednesday’s “big” selloff. Last Wednesday saw the stock market break out of its historically tight trading range – and it did so in dramatic fashion. After, for example, trading in a 16-day low-high range of barely 1%, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) nearly doubled that…

Are Emerging Markets Equities (EEM) Running Into A Wall?

Recent leader, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:EMX), is hitting a major confluence of resistance at the moment. One theme we’ve been all over in 2017 is the good relative performance of international markets. That includes emerging markets, individually and collectively, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EM)….

South Korean KOSPI Index Rally Hits New All-Time High

Amid geopolitical turmoil, the South Korean KOSPI just hit a new all-time high. If one was using news headlines in order to direct their investment decisions, South Korea would probably be one of the last options on their list. Given the tantrum currently being thrown in North Korea, intuition might…

German DAX Rallies To New All-Time Highs: What’s Next?

A few weeks back, I noted a near-term challenge facing Germany’s major stock market index: The German DAX (INDEXDB:DAX). A furious 4-month, 20% rally had brought the index precisely to the level of its 2015 all-time highs just south of 12.400. How would the index react? As we noted in that…

Silver Futures: Smart Money Betting On Another Leg Lower

Commercial hedgers have never had a larger net short position in silver futures. We talk about investor sentiment fairly often in these pages. Of course, sentiment analysis is well known for its “contrarian” nature, i.e., that “fading” the crowd often ends up being the correct move. What folks often get…