Investing Research

Crude Oil Price Compression: A Big Move Is Coming

We have an oil market in indecision. Indecision = compression. Crude oil price compression is building energy for a big move. There a variety of influences at play in the crude oil market: (i) with Permian-mania as a new swing producer (quick production switch back on and total production costs…

Major Bear Market Indicator Back To neutral For Now…

Investors: Keep An Eye On The Credit Markets In a recent edition of the Weekly Macro Themes we looked at one indicator that has in the past served as a bear market warning for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX):  The Fed SLOOS (Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey). Prior to the dot-com bust, and the…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 21

S&P 500 Futures Market Considerations For February 21, 2017 ES_F– Bullish action still holds with higher support levels building today.  We have been trapped in a channel after reaching a new high in the Globex event (holiday yesterday).  Pullbacks on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) will still be bought. Although the chart is not…

Gold Chart Update: Bulls Look To Power Through Resistance

After a second wave higher in the 2017 rally, gold prices spent much of last week trading in consolidation mode. Although the backdrop is bullish, the shiny metal nears key price resistance. Gold Price Resistance The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) is sitting just under minor chart resistance near 118. And just…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Outlook – February 20

THE BIG PICTURE  We’ve seen seven relentless trending weeks to the upside to start 2017.  And last week was par for the course – the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) closed at new all-time highs. In all, it’s been 15 weeks of nothing but one direction in the major…

U.S. Corn Futures Weekly Outlook: Fundamental Story Tested

March corn futures moved lower this week, closing down 7 ¼-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (2/17) at $3.68 ¼. After trading up to a day high and 7-month high of $3.80 per bushel early in Thursday’s session, CH7 abruptly rolled over going into Thursday’s close. That selling carried…

Investing Strategy Outlook: Cyclical Rally Gains Broad Support

S&P 500: The Path of Least Resistance Remains Higher The weight of the evidence suggests that the benefit of the doubt remains with the bullish case. This does not mean that the way forward will necessarily be smooth, but for now the path of least resistance remains higher. Stocks have been…

The Sure Thing: What Could Possibly Go Wrong For Investors?

The New England Patriots pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl LI, and one that was truly unprecedented in American football. Throughout modern NFL history, playoff teams that had a 19 point lead or greater in the fourth quarter, as the Atlanta Falcons did, were 93-0. A Patriots…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 17

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations For February 17, 2017 Bullish action still holds but drifts into higher support should be ‘business as usual’. Pullbacks will still be bought – the chart is not exhibiting anything that suggests collapse. However, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) are due for a test of support today…