Posts From Jeff York

Jeff York
Jeff has been a full time independent trader & technician for the past 18 years. He is known for charting "pivot points" and an uncanny ability to pick short term tops and bottoms. His site PivotalPivots.com is proud to be a part of the Interactive Brokers MarketPlace under "research". Along with providing technical analysis for several hedge funds, Jeff has also written for columns for Trader Planet online magazine. Jeff spends most of his time living on a barrier reef island off the west coast of Florida and spends his summers in Colorado.
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Chart Spotlight: S&P 100 Index (OEX) At Major Price Resistance

The S&P 100 Index (INDEXSP:SP100) touched its Yearly Yr2 Pivot around 1133 on Wednesday… and its testing it yet again today (at the time of this writing, it’s at 1133.40). What’s so special about the Yearly Yr2 pivot? Well, it usually produces a market pullback or correction. For more on…

10 Years Later… Is The Stock Market Topping Again?

Happy 10-year anniversary? Or maybe not for investors… It’s been exactly 10 years since the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) recorded a major stock market top. On October 11, 2007 the S&P 500 hit 1576 – the high that preceded the financial crisis. That top came at an important pivot point – the…

Ready For A Stock Market Correction? Time & Price Are Converging

This week the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and the Dow Jones industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) both went up and tested a confluence of strong yearly resistance pivots. Is the stock market topping?  Are investors in for another correction? Well, it’s probably a good idea to be cautious here.  This week marks…

Dow Jones: Price Pivots and Bradley Model Converging For A Top

The stock market has continued to ramp higher in 2017. But, as we enter summer, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) may be nearing a major top. Time To Check The Price Pivots… The Dow Jones Industrial Average is testing strong resistance at the YearlyR1 Pivot at 21,350. YearlyR1 Pivot…

US Dollar Index Forms Double Bottom Pattern At Yearly Pivot

The US Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD) and Bullish Dollar ETF (NYSEARCA:UUP) are forming a double bottom price pattern on their respective trading charts. As well, both patterns are taking shape at yearly pivot (YP) support levels, adding strength to the potential pattern (and support). With all the uncertainty going on regarding the euro zone,…

S&P 500 Index Testing Yearly Resistance Pivots

Yesterday’s rally higher saw the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) test important an important resistance area: the confluence of S&P 500 yearly trading pivots for 2017. And traders should put this on their radar. The average pullback at these Yearly pivot points is 100-120 points. From this area (2398 to 2408), I see…

Watch Those 2017 Crude Oil Trading Pivots!

Crude oil futures trading in a wide, volatile range in 2016. But traders that knew where the pivots were likely found great success. So as 2017 kicks off, it’s probably a good idea to understand where the 2017 crude oil trading pivots are! But first, 2016 in review… In 2016,…

Dow Jones Industrial Average Eyes Trading Pivot At 20,029

As stocks continue to rally to new highs in December, I’m watching some key trading pivots.  The 2016 Dow Jones yearly trading pivot (Yr2) is at 20029. This should be the next pit stop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI). At least, that’s where my pivot point trading sees the…

S&P 500 Update: Will 2120 Fibonacci Pivot Resistance Hold?

Last month I wrote two pieces on the importance of the Fibonacci Yr1 pivot point at 2120 S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). The first post highlighted its importance and the second post showed why it may break down (head & shoulders pattern) and where we may be headed next. This past week price…

This Head And Shoulders Pattern Could Send Stocks Lower

Over the past few weeks, I have written about the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) price support level of 2120 on two occasions. This is important because the market has had trouble breaking out to the upside, running into a confluence of resistance pivots at the floor traders R1 pivot (2181) and the…