Stocks & ETFs

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…

Inverse Volatility ETN (XIV) Registers Sell Signal

Over the long weekend, I worked through some core stock market charts and noticed something very curious in volatility land. In short, the Inverse VIX Volatility Short-Term ETN (NASDAQ:XIV) is forming a ‘classic’ sell signal.  And, if this holds, we could see another move lower soon. Looking at the chart…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For September 7

Stock Market Considerations For September 7, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) continues to float higher but is subject to strong layered overhead resistance. What happens near 2470 on the futures market could be a tell. Below are futures trading levels for the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Crude Oil. Check out…

S&P 500 Trading Update: Tech And Financials Weigh On Bulls

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days)- BEARISH Tuesday’s selloff was bearish for the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) in undercutting near-term support, but it managed to hold 2455 by the close which is at least a key level to hold for now. The fact that both Technology (NASDAQ:QQQ) and Financials (NYSEARCA:XLF) fell is a…

Treasury Bonds Rally Nears Key Price Resistance Area

In my last update on the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) and broader bond market, I highlighted the case for a deeply oversold market and targeted areas to go long and  ‘expect’ a rally. Here’s a link to that article:  Long Duration Treasury Bonds Are Deeply Oversold The TLT…

Stock Market Trends Weekly Update: Uptrend Intact

THE BIG PICTURE The broader stock market remains in an uptrend, while geopolitical risks continue to linger. The best thing to do is follow the price action and avoid anticipation due to “noise”.  If/When we correct, your process should stop you out of the trade.  Without further adieu, here’s my…

S&P 500 Outlook Into September: Breadth Remains A Pillar

While some investors, and at least a handful of market analysts, obsess about a multitude of negatives or potential negatives, the average stock continues to march to its own bullish drum. In today’s S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) market outlook, I take an extensive look at breadth and its importance for an…