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S&P 500 Technical Trading Update and Outlook – March 24

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days) Bearish Heading into the last day of the week, the short-term trend for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) remains down. A bounce is occurring across the stock market indices but it has thus far failed to make enough progress to think lows are in place. Until futures prices can…

S&P 500 Chart Update: Price Targets For This Pullback

Well, investors finally received a pullback across the broader stock market indices. It’s still too early to tell how deep the decline will run, but for now the indices are pausing/holding near key short-term support. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading around 3 percent off its highs but some headwinds remain……

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 20

Stock Market Futures Considerations For March 20, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is bouncing off support and looks to consolidate at higher prices. As for commodities, crude oil is rangebound while the buy rating on Gold last week from GS holds the precious metals higher but into consolidation. Check out today’s economic…

Russell 2000: False Breakout May Spell Trouble For Small Caps

Timing the market isn’t always easy. That’s why at Market Inflections we use sophisticated Market Timing Software to try to determine when trends are about to begin and end. In December 2016, this software generated a top signal on the Russell 2000 Futures Contract (pink bar in the chart below)…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 14

S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Trading Considerations For March 14, 2017 The charts are showing tightened ranges heading into the Federal Reserve meeting and interest rate decision tomorrow. See today’s economic calendar with a rundown of releases. S&P 500 Futures Price support and resistance remain similar to yesterday. Use caution buying the breakouts or selling breakdowns. Use the retest to…

S&P 500 Records 3rd Most Overbought Reading In 10 Years

Since double bottoming 14 months ago, S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has been on a persistent path higher. This rally has the pushed the large cap index into overbought territory on multiple time frames. Today we’ll focus on a longer-term “monthly” chart of S&P 500 Futures to highlight how overbought this move…

US Stocks: Some Perspective On Current Market Leadership

In the past couple of months, larger capitalization stocks (large-caps) have taken the major blue chip indices higher, shouldering a lot of the load. I have talked about this being a negative in the past as it’s much more preferable to see the troops (smaller stocks) lead the generals (very…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Trend Outlook – March 6

THE BIG PICTURE  Serious Open Gaps! For weeks now I have been commenting on how relentless the market has been without any durable pullbacks.  Even in week 9 the market managed to push up to higher highs once again… but caution remains as key events on the horizon may be just the…

S&P 500 Weekly Review & Technical Outlook – March 3

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. Here are some summary highlights: Strength Begets Strength, but Small-Caps Facing a Test – The S&P…