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Market Futures Trading Update & Outlook – November 21

Stock Market Futures Considerations For November 21, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading higher on Tuesday morning as stock market bulls are enjoying a holiday rally. Check out my futures trading commentary and key price levels below. Note that you can access today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases….

Small Cap Stocks: Time To Get Your Rally Caps On?

Small cap stocks tend to offer a bit more risk and reward. That equates to higher beta, which in turn tends to mean stronger returns when the broader market is healthy, and weaker returns when the broader market is in the doldrums. So where are we now?  Likely at an…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For November 17

Stock Market Futures Considerations For November 17, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading mixed on Friday morning as bulls and bears try to wrestle control of the tape. Bulls bought the dip again on Thursday, but can they push the market to new highs? Or will stocks pull back…

S&P 500 Chart Spotlight: Higher Prices Into 2018

S&P 500 LONGER TERM The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) may be vulnerable to a pullback over the coming days/weeks, but that should produce another buying opportunity for active investors. I have a wide buy zone between 2490-2530 on any pullback. Today I want to look out a bit further. Let’s discuss…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For November 15

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For Nov 15, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading lower on Wednesday morning as bears try to wrestle control of the tape. Bulls bought the dip for the past two days, but can they defend support levels once more. Or will stocks see a…

S&P 500 Index: My Approach To Short-Term Market Concerns

I often talk about the importance of following your process (and the trend) with investing. It’s also important to understand how markets can come undone (i.e. when to see the flashing yellow light). Though the broader trend is still higher, we’ve seen some short-term concerns emerge. So how do we…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For November 14

Stock Market Considerations For November 14, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) are trading lower on Tuesday morning. Bulls bought the dip yesterday but they will now be forced to defend support levels once more. My futures trading levels and market commentary can be found below. Check out…

This Indicator Could Trigger A 20% Stock Market Correction

For the past several weeks, I have been honing in on an important stock market ratio / indicator. This indicator is the ratio performance of the Consumer Staples (NYSEARCA:XLP) to the NYSE Composite Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:NYA). I’ve covered this ratio and its importance as a stock market indicator several times before….

S&P 500 Trading Update: This Market ‘Bears’ Watching

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BEARISH The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) declined sharply yesterday but managed to hold right where it needed to. It literally came within 1 point of 2562 on the Futures market before rallying back to the upside.  I’ve been highlighting the importance of 2562 all week. Any rally…

I See London, I See France, Viva La Stock Market Resistance?

Two international stock markets that have interesting charts right now are London’s FTSE 100 Index (INDEXFTSE:UKX) and France’s CAC40 Index (INDEXEURO:PX1). Both have been in rally-mode this year… but both European stock market indices are reaching important price levels. Looking at the charts below, you can see that both markets…