Commodities

S&P 500 Futures Outlook: Key Trading Levels For April 18

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations For April 17, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) bounced right where we expected (see yesterday’s post). But there’s a lot of work to do.  Buyers still need to be disciplined and understand that the support range below needs to hold. Check out today’s economic calendar with a…

COT Report Futures Analysis: Gold, Crude Oil, and The US Dollar

The following is a recap of the recent Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at Commitment of Traders data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of April 11. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog…

Macro Investing Trends: 5 Stock Charts To Watch Now

Market trends and rotation occur in both localized (domestic) and global markets. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that we have many investment choices across the globe… and within our own given markets that we tend to follow. Additionally, many of these markets can be used as indicators…

S&P 500 Weekly Review & Outlook: The VIX Awakens

In this investing research note, we will analyze key stock market indicators, weigh the health of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and discuss old and new themes that we are watching in our investing research. Here are some summary highlights: Upswing in Volatility Could Have Indexes Looking for Support – Volatility…

Silver Futures: Smart Money Betting On Another Leg Lower

Commercial hedgers have never had a larger net short position in silver futures. We talk about investor sentiment fairly often in these pages. Of course, sentiment analysis is well known for its “contrarian” nature, i.e., that “fading” the crowd often ends up being the correct move. What folks often get…

Market Futures Trading Outlook For April 12, 2017

The Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) and volatility futures are on the rise. This has caused the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) charts to whipsaw around. That said, prices were bought once more at its lower edges of congestion and lower highs are holding… for now. Trading ranges did expand – but with damp momentum, we are…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For April 10, 2017

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For April 10, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and other futures trading indexes continue to look very congested into the holiday shortened week ahead.  A reminder that markets are closed for Good Friday. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases. And note that the…

Is Silver On The Cusp Of A New Bull Market?

Silver Starting To Shine Again Probably a lot of people look at the longer term chart of silver and the first thing they see is the massive bull market that peaked in 2011, rising over 400% off the 2008 bottom and almost 10x off the early 2000’s bottom.  It’s tempting…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For April 5, 2017

Stock Market Futures Trading Overview For April 5, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is holding higher lows but charts are struggling to recapture key weekly support.  This could be a period of rest, or it could be a sign of failing market strength to the upside. Check out today’s economic calendar with a…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For April 4, 2017

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For Apr 4, 2017 For the first time in several days, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) broke key support levels but recovered quickly only to settle at the lower congestion levels near 2350. Traders will need to stay focused on the early action today. Check out…