Stocks & Bonds

Facebook Stock (FB): Bearish Short-Term, Bullish Long-Term

The FANG stocks (tickers FB, AMZN, NFLX, GOOGL) have lost their bite since the election, but they may be getting ready to bounce back. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has been particularly hard hit due to issues surrounding fake news items showing up in users news feeds. Some users also reported a bug…

Stock Market Update: A November To Remember

What a month for investors! November 2016 was a month that most of us will not forget. And I’m not talking about politics, but returns in many different asset classes. I generally do not recite returns or other general information that is already thrown around by plenty other analysts and…

S&P 500 Market Outlook: The Post Election Rally Stalls

Weekly Stock Market Outlook December 2nd Here’s a look at some key stock market indicators and emerging themes that we are watching in our research: Post-Election Rally Stalls as Momentum Fades – The initial momentum surge that accompanied the post-election stock market rally has faded and the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX)…

IWM Russell 2000 Options Trade Review: Short-Strangle

Last week I posted a Case Study looking at a couple of Short Strangle options plays with IWM. The idea behind the case study was to see how the trades would perform and follow their progress. Again, this was with the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM). After such a strong rally following…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 2

Stock Market Outlook for December 2, 2016 – The job numbers are released today at 8:30am ET and will provide volatility. Critical price support levels for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) were broken yesterday. And this morning we tested our final target of the short for the setup in yesterday’s blog….

Treasury Bonds ETF (TLT) At Record Drawdown Levels

To say the bond market is suffering right now would be an understatement. We are seeing just about record everything. And depending on your timeframe, we’re also seeing near record drawdowns on treasury bonds. Let’s review some facts and figures in the world of treasury bonds. November was the worst…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 1

Stock Market Futures Outlook for December 1 2016 – There’s a big news release day ahead of us. After a bullish setup in the pre-market yesterday, S&P 500 futures hit price resistance and retreated to lower support levels. This same action also happened on Nasdaq futures (an underperformer). The S&P…

Trading Ideas: Gun Stocks Look Interesting (SWHC, RGR)

Fear and panic purchases of guns should abate with the election of Trump and Republican-led majority in the house and senate. Assumed is that 2nd Amendment rights will be protected and all. This is evidenced by the big decline, roughly 15%, in two major gun stocks immediately after the election:…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For November 30

Stock Market Outlook for November 30, 2016 – Stock market futures charts look poised to expand as S&P 500 futures held price support near 2198 for a couple of days. S&P 500 futures are now holding just above price resistance as news sits slightly bullish all around. Pullbacks on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) should…