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Caution: XRT Underperformance Puts Retailers In Focus

There has been an interesting development in the S&P Retail Index (XRT) in recent weeks. Namely, it’s been severely underperforming the S&P 500. This...
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S&P 500: Time To Flex? Or In Flux?

With the S&P 500 churning for the past week or so, chatter has grown that a correction is in the offing. Now I definitely...

Small Caps: Telegraphing the Santa Claus Rally

Green Fridays in 2013: it's a very familiar refrain. The S&P 500 (SPX) notched another closing all-time high Friday - closing up 33 of...

S&P 500: A Look at Friday Performance In 2013

It's Friday the 13th. A day of ominous superstition and bad luck. I know what you're thinking: But not as far as stocks are concerned. In fact, looking...
stock chart analysis

S&P 500 Technical Update

Since hitting 1775 on October 30th, the S&P 500 has gone into "grinding" mode. Already at elevated levels, many investors and pundits have thrown...

Radical Symmetry and The Next S&P 500 Pullback

Though it hasn't unfolded quite so perfectly as the Russell 2000, the S&P 500's (SPX) trend higher throughout 2013 is still a near-masterpiece of...
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How Much Further Can the NASDAQ Rally Go?

The NASDAQ rally continues to plow inexorably higher, breaking above 3400 at the end of the past week to touch levels not seen since...

Small Cap Stock Analysis: Russell 2000 and the Rule of 26

2013 has been the Year of the Trend for equities, perhaps nowhere better demonstrated than by the Russell 2000. With its tight parallel channel and...
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Dow Jones Long Term Outlook: Cloudy With A Chance of Bulls

Just a quick chartology post to get you thinking about both sides of the trade, bull and bear, and the many different time dimensions...
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US Stocks At Rising Channel Resistance

No matter which way you look, US equities are pressing into major cyclical channel resistance.  Most broad indices - the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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