Stocks & ETFs

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For February 15

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations For February 15, 2017 S&P 500 futures hit new highs overnight but have since pulled back into support near 2334. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is at a key level of resistance but bullish formations tell us that fades of price into support will be bought in the near-term….

Consumer Staples (XLP) Diverge From US Treasuries On Reflation Trade

I recently noted that there are quite a number of themes, both positive and negative, continuing into the new year (in “Are Investors Pulling Too Much Awesome Forward“). The ‘positives’ – infrastructure spend, tax reform, healthcare reform, and deregulation – have built a relentless bid, or scared off sellers… for the…

Healthcare Services Group (HCSG): A Consistent Growth Story

I was scanning charts over the weekend and wanted to shares one that stuck out: Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ:HCSG). Below is an fundamental overview of the company, along with a stock chart / trend analysis. Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) As mentioned above, this was one of the nicer weekly charts in…

Gold Miners (GDX): Gold Bugs May Not Be Immune Here

A key driver for gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD) in early 2016 was Japanese negative interest rate policy rolled out at the end of January (note the sharp up move in the Gold Bugs chart below by my colleague Arun Chopra CFA CMT). After the Bank of Japan refused to go further…

Market Update: Technicals Point To Exhaustion Next Week

S&P 500 Trading Outlook: (2-3 Days)  I’m mildly bullish into early next week, but I’m looking to sell rallies at 2315 stretching up to 2325 (and flatten out). I’m awaiting signs of a reversal, which should be in place by early next week. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is now up to within…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 10

S&P 500 Futures Considerations For February 10, 2017 Tax reform news kept markets higher yesterday, and overnight gains in Europe and Asia are allowing for more gains this morning.  Buying breakouts is still not the best bet for risk versus reward, but buying pullbacks has been golden.  As with yesterday,…

5 Global Charts For Active Investors – February 7

It’s time for another round of macro technical charts as investors move further into the month of February (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at 5 charts with key technical price developments.  Even if you’re not technical analysis…

Technology Stocks Are Poised For A Reversal: Here’s Why

Timing the market can be a daunting task. Some even claim it’s impossible. However, at Market Inflections we would tend to disagree. By employing a series of market timing algorithms, we are able to measure with some degree of accuracy when major market trends are most likely to begin and…

Walmart Stock (WMT): A Case Study Of Chart Pattern Recognition

Back in December of 2015 I blogged about a tradable rally, potentially, for Walmart stock (NYSE:WMT). In that post, I decided to spend some time demonstrating why this setup was important and why/how we can use technical analysis using pattern recognition. Below I will recap the setup, what happened, and try to…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For February 7

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For Feb 7, 2017 S&P 500 futures are testing 2294 for the third day in a row with somewhat mixed momentum. Market pullbacks at first pass will likely find buyers as they did yesterday. Sellers are likely to have trouble unless they are willing to exit…