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S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 8

Stock Market Futures Outlook for December 8, 2016 – Thoughts about range bound activity quickly dissipated yesterday as all the major indices surged over resistance and held through the day. The gains for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) look to hold into early morning trading today. Ahead of the FOMC, it…

VIX Lows Into December: More Gain Than Pain Historically

Most investors are aware that stocks tend to perform well into year-end. It’s that time of year and stocks have definitely upheld their billing. But with such a big rally already behind us, it’s logical to wonder if we will still see a typical santa claus rally. As well, the…

Russell 2000 And Financial Stocks Lead Market To New Highs

The push back to new all-time highs on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) continues to be dominated by the financial sector and related stocks.  The recent push higher has been supported by the recovery in European stocks after the Italy referendum.  Small cap stocks and the Russell 2000 Index continue their outperformance….

Russian Stock Market Rallies Into Major Price Resistance

The Russian stock market has been on a nice run of late but is hitting potential resistance – from several angles. We’ve posted extensively about the good fortunes in the natural resource/commodity complex recently. Not only has this space been on a tear since the election, it has generally done very…

Successful Investors Have One Thing In Common: A Process

One of the great things about investing is the many ways that people approach it. Throughout history it’s been shown that hundreds (if not more) ways have been used to turn a profit within the stock market…. Whether you use fundamentals, technicals, astrology, or hire a monkey to throw a…

Global Market Trends: 5 Charts Investors Need To Watch

Today I want to share 5 macro technical charts that bear importance here for the broader markets. In my chart review, I sift through individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and sectors, as well as the rest of the major indexes and benchmarks. This chart review strictly looks at technical price developments.  Even if…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 7

Stock Market Outlook for December 7, 2016 – Though the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is creeping higher, it is doing so under lighter volume. As I said yesterday, a lighter news flow may keep the stock market range bound into next week’s FOMC announcement. The line in the sand for buyers today…

Dow Transports May Trigger Dow Theory Stock Market Signal

The stock market lost ground last week with the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) and Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) all turning negative for the first time since November 8. The loss followed three weeks of consecutive gains and broad based rally.  The losses also occurred despite a host…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 6

Stock Market Outlook for December 6, 2016 – Can Buying Pressure Hold? The battle continues in a contested region here for S&P 500 futures this morning. The news flow will keep us range bound (my thought, anyway) into next week’s FOMC announcement. It seems that an interest rate hike is baked…

Mind Games: 3 Behavioral Traits Investors Should Be Mindful Of

In “Bubbles and Elevators”, we discussed how human beings do seemingly ridiculous things to fulfill their instinctive need to mimic what others are doing, right or wrong, logical or illogical. The greatest investors, those that make money when markets are rising and avoid the pain when bear markets occur, are…