Stocks & Bonds

U.S. Corn Futures Weekly Outlook: Waiting On A Rally

May corn futures moved sharply lower this week, closing down 11 ¼-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (3/24) at $3.56 ¼. Friday’s close was the lowest in May corn futures since December 29, 2016… clearly not a good technical sign for Corn Bulls. this drove the Corn ETF (NYSEARCA:CORN)…

Top Trading Links: Investing Trends & Market Turns

This week saw stocks take a hit. Most of the damage was done on Tuesday, but by week’s end the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) had fallen 1.5%. At current levels, the S&P 500 is just 3 percent off all-time highs. The question here:  Is this just a run-of-the-mill 3 to…

Investing Strategy Outlook: Evidence Remains Bullish Into 2Q

Evidence Bullish As Stocks And Broader S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Consolidate Gains A look at 2Q and beyond for investors. Highlights: Federal Reserve Raises Rates Despite Elevated Uncertainty Economic Recovery Not Just ‘Animal Spirits’ Investor Optimism Retreating From Recent Excesses Rally Participation Remains Broad, At Home & Overseas Longer-term breadth and…

Crude Oil Likely To Rally Before Heading Lower Once More

Where Is Crude Oil Headed? West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is currently sitting near $47.85/barrel, and continues to waffle around its 200-day average near $48.75.  I took some profits on my “short” crude oil position (via the short crude oil ETF, NYSEARCA:SCO) as I’m still looking for a bounce toward…

S&P 500 Technical Trading Update and Outlook – March 24

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days) Bearish Heading into the last day of the week, the short-term trend for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) remains down. A bounce is occurring across the stock market indices but it has thus far failed to make enough progress to think lows are in place. Until futures prices can…

S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Crude Oil Futures Outlook For March 24

Stock Market Futures Considerations For March 24, 2017 Range bound behavior on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX,) is visible as the bottoming event I mentioned yesterday held.  This morning we are seeing a bounce higher.  The short-term bottoming formation will likely be tested and that will be telling for near-term market direction….

S&P 500 Chart Update: Price Targets For This Pullback

Well, investors finally received a pullback across the broader stock market indices. It’s still too early to tell how deep the decline will run, but for now the indices are pausing/holding near key short-term support. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading around 3 percent off its highs but some headwinds remain……

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 23

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations for March 23, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) held support yesterday but a test is likely to occur soon on futures.  2351 to 2355 will be the levels to watch today – buyers will become braver if they can maintain these levels.  Technical price support levels sit…

Echo Chamber: Why The Market’s Optimism Is Misplaced… Again

Echo Chamber Since the U.S. economic recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, institutional economists began each subsequent year outlining their well-paid view of how things will transpire over the course of the coming 12-months. Like a broken record, they have continually over-estimated expectations for growth, inflation, consumer spending and capital…