Stocks & ETFs

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…

S&P 500 Trading Update: Bulls Eye Retest Of The Highs

S&P 500 Short-Term Outlook (2-3 Days):  MILDLY BULLISH The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is getting a bit extended here and nearing key resistance as we start September. However, a push into early next week looks possible before any stalling out, and despite the extent of Thursday’s rise, the S&P 500 has not yet reached…

Is Silver Price Confirming Gold Sentiment?

Earlier this week market participants were exposed to some after hour fireworks – North Korea had launched a missile over Japan. As expected, gold prices caught a bid and stock index futures pulled back. The following day there was sentiment among many social media participants that “the Gold bull market…

U.S. Equities Trading Update: Tech Sector Leads The Charge

We’re seeing mild gains in the US and European equity markets following two key US economic reports:  ADP data coming in 237k and GDP at 3.0%. The key for last 24 hours revolves around the late day reversal in US Equities and the makings of a bear trap. The S&P…

Key Inflation Gauge Testing Merits Of Reflation Theme

Back in June, we took a look at a key inflation gauge and pointed out why the reflation theme wasn’t quite ready for primetime just yet. The inflation gauge that I like to follow is a ratio of Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ETF (NYSEARCA:TIP) to the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 30

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For August 30, 2017 The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is looking to build on yesterday’s reversal to the upside. Traders will once again eye key resistance to see if we score a breakout or breakdown.  Trading levels listed below. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full…

Inside The Russell 2000 Decline: Does The Bounce Have Legs?

The Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) has quietly put together a multi-day winning streak. This all sounds well and good, but this follows a multi-week decline and general weakness in the high beta arena. So the question we all want to know:  Is the Russell 2000 (RUT) bottoming? The well-followed small…

S&P 500 Weekly Market Outlook: Momentum Wavering

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup and trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), check in on investor sentiment and market breadth indicators, and discuss emerging themes and news that we are watching closely in our investing research. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending August…