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Financial Markets Trading Update: 5 Charts To Watch

Traders returned on Wednesday to see fractional gains in across the various global equites markets. Domestically, trends remain very much neutral for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). Deteriorating sectors like Technology have not had much effect on the S&P 500 thus far… this likely due in part to Financials breaking out…

Treasury Bonds Chart Update (TLT): Bearish Wedge?

The iShares 20+ year Treasury Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) may be tracing out a bearish wedge formation which is many times an ending pattern. Let’s look at the chart (below) and discuss some considerations for Treasuries. So far, price has only been able to fill in the bottom part of the open…

Inflation Pressure? Here’s What The Market Is Saying

As the economy shows signs of life, and the Federal Reserve hints at raising interest rates, market participants continue to debate whether or not inflation is, or will be, a factor. So is inflation right around the corner? One primary indicator of inflation that I follow is saying “not so fast?.  The…

Are Junk Bonds (JNK) Sending A Bullish Message To Stocks?

There are several popular indicators that investors use to gauge the health of the stock market. One that I like to follow is the SPDR Junk Bonds ETF (NYSEARCA:JNK).  This index provides insight into the current appetite of investors (i.e. “risk-on” or “risk-off”). For instance, stocks and the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) typically do…

Treasury Bonds: Will This Triple Bottom Prove Bullish?

Treasury bonds have underperformed other major asset classes since topping last summer.  But the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) may be finding some footing. That is, IF the chart pattern show below is confirmed. I shared the chart below last Wednesday. And, as you can see, bonds (via TLT) are…

Treasury Bonds Chart Update (TLT): Fibonacci Price Targets

The 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) finally broke out of a double bottom reversal formation. The move was accompanied by a bullish breakout in momentum (14-day RSI). This development should lead to further upside for the treasury bonds ETF. I’m looking for this move to run up to 125 to…

Macro Investing Trends: 5 Stock Charts To Watch Now

Market trends and rotation occur in both localized (domestic) and global markets. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that we have many investment choices across the globe… and within our own given markets that we tend to follow. Additionally, many of these markets can be used as indicators…

Treasury Bonds Update (TLT): Bulls Eyeing Key Resistance

The 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) is attempting to breakout here. But it’s worth noting that this is the fourth attempt to take out the 2017 highs. Needless to say, this area of price resistance has become pretty clear cut. So what happens in the coming days will likely bear importance on the…

Post-Fed Day Market Update: Stocks & Bonds Holding Support

I do not like to get too excited on FED days when the stock market rallies. These Federal Reserve inspired rallies have a way of reversing themselves. We will see if this move brings something different. The below chart is a 2 hour of the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) with the…