Stocks & ETFs

Two Mid-Cap Tech Stocks With Explosive Potential

In my recent research, I came across a couple of interesting mid-cap stocks:  IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD). Below I share my thoughts on these two stocks and their respective trading setups. IPG Photonics (IPGP) is a manufacturer of high performance lasers. On Monday 1/30/17, they announced they beat…

Atkore International (ATKR): A Small Cap Value Stock To Watch In 2017

Who is Atkore International (ATKR)? Atkore Interenational is a $1.71B Industrial set to report earnings on 2-7 before the open that came public in June of 2016.  ATKR is a leading manufacturer of Electrical Raceway products for the non-residential construction and renovation markets, and Mechanical Products & Solutions for the…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Outlook: February 6

THE BIG PICTURE  Did you remember to breathe last week as I instructed?  (insert smiley face) Without a doubt it took a lot of patience in week five of 2017, as a vast amount of data & news was tossed around the marketplace. Unless you learn to be patient, disciplined and…

S&P 500 Weekend Update: It’s Getting Awfully Noisy

Stock Market: A Lot of Noise Reading the newspaper headlines, watching the business (now political) channels, and reading social media posts, one would think the economy would be in a recession, stocks would be in a bear market, and the U.S. would be headed for World War 3. Long-time readers…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For February 2

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For February 2, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) may be setting up for an inside day, but that doesn’t mean we should not prepare for breaks on either side.  Lower highs and higher lows have been forming on S&P 500 futures.  Sellers will position themselves…

Under Armour (UAA) Blows Through Buy Pattern Support

Near the end of 2016 a BUY pattern presented itself on the Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) stock chart and I communicated that here. Chart patterns are all about probability and some work, while some don’t.  But the math is usually good at highlighting inflection areas. The buy pattern identified $26-$28 as…

Key Trends & Trading Patterns Across World Markets

It’s dangerous for traders and investors to get caught up in the feeling that you ‘have to’ nail your next trade. Lacking patience, with the fear of missing out in the back of your mind.  It’s a recipe for disaster. You have to ignore those thoughts. They are simply a hallmark…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For February 1

Stock Market Futures Considerations For February 1, 2017 As the FOMC meeting draws to a close, no rate hikes are predicted until after the June meeting (which is a bit far off in my mind so those probabilities may change).  The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) seems to have caught hold of support…

5 Charts To Watch This Week: Breakouts & Divergences!

It’s time for another set of macro technical charts to watch as we prepare for the month of February (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will include 5 charts and look at key technical price developments.  Even if you’re…