Stocks & ETFs

Nasdaq 100 (NDX) Trading Update: Topping Formation?

As mentioned in the title, the chart of the Nasdaq 100 Index (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) is showing topping formations. The chart below shows overhead resistance… and how momentum is beginning to stall out for large cap tech stocks. Although pullbacks are likely to be bought, traders should use caution here.  Below is…

Russell 2000 Volatility Index Hits Record Lows: Trouble Ahead?

Small-Cap volatility expectations just smashed previous record lows. I’ve written a fair amount lately on various themes related to volatility expectations in the stock market. Many of these posts focused on the behavior of volatility expectations relative to their underlying stock market indices, including one last week on the “stand-off” between the Russell…

Stock Market Trends Weekly Update: Bulls Running

THE BIG PICTURE The broader stock market remains in an uptrend. Worries continue to linger, but the best thing to do is follow the price action and avoid anticipation due to “noise”.  If/When we enter a market correction, your process should stop you out of the trade. Without further adieu,…

Apple (AAPL) Stock Chart Update: Cycles, Fibonacci, Gann

Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on where Apple’s stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) was headed next.  I used daily, weekly, and monthly charts to provide context and outlooks over different time frames. The outlook wasn’t particularly bullish for Apple (AAPL). In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a correction begin soon. Read…

Why Apple’s Stock (AAPL) Is Headed For A Correction

Given today’s iPhone X launch, I thought it was a great opportunity to discuss where Apple’s stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) is right now… and where it may be headed. The following 3 charts look at Apple’s stock price on daily, weekly, and monthly time frames from a technical perspective. Apple (AAPL):  Is…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Update: Time For A Breather?

Stock Market Considerations for September 13, 2017  The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is mixed in early trading action. After a multi-day rally, traders will want to be focused resistance levels and how price reacts around those levels. Below are key futures trading levels for the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and crude oil….

S&P 500 Futures Trading Update For September 12

Stock market futures trading considerations for September 12, 2017  The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is pointing higher once more on Tuesday. Traders will want to follow the support/resistance levels (and retest levels!) listed below for the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and crude oil. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases. And…

What Happens Next For Banks and Value Stocks?

This week has been a very bad week for Financials – big banks, regional banks, insurers, reinsurers… But the truth is, both the KBE Regional Banking ETF (NYSEARCA:KRE) and the broader KBE Bank Index ETF (NYSEARCA:KBE) are down 17% since March. At LaDucTrading, we have been swing short banks (via the XLF…

Investor Alert: Gold Is The New VIX

  August may be known as the month of Volatility, but September is regarded as the the worst month for stocks. Simply put, August may have the biggest, unexpected volatility spikes from a place of complacency, but September has the largest draw-downs in equities, historically. So what’s at stake, or should…