Stocks & Bonds

Are Investors Pulling Too Much “Awesome” Forward?

  U.S. markets have “celebrated” the Trump election, with the S&P 500 () rising ~8% after a quick ~4% drop pre-election (and much deeper drop in futures the night of the election). There are quite a number of themes, positive and negative, continuing into the new year. The “positives” –…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 23

Stock Market Futures Considerations And Overview For January 23, 2017 Friday’s low on S&P 500 futures broke overnight but has recovered in choppy fashion. Momentum has dipped lower but remains in the confines of the congestion.  The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has made lower highs and lower lows since the hourly 9am…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Outlook – January 23

THE BIG PICTURE 2017, not exactly off to a great start. Indices continue to consolidate at the highs as the market refuses to run away in either direction. That said, there’s micro-pockets of opportunity on any given day, so (frustration aside) patience is the key here. Could it be that…

S&P 500: Back To Back “Inside Weeks” Hint At Big Move

After just 13 days of trading in 2017, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is up +1.45% on the year and virtually all of those gains were made in just the first two trading sessions of the year. The other 11 days have resulted in nothing but a sideways consolidation, extending the…

Gold Update: January Pullback May Be Short-Lived

The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) experienced a small pullback intra-week, taking cues from treasuries – I’ve noted before that the price action for gold has been closely tied to the action in the treasury market. I provided an update here last week on the $TLT (20+ year treasury bond ETF). But back to…

Top Trading Links: Stocks, Bonds & Bulls… Oh My!

For several days now traders have been expecting an uptick in market volatility. And although we saw a modest tick higher Thursday, the VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) closed the week at 11.54. All things considered, it was a pretty quiet week.  The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) ended down 0.2%. In…

Are Large Cap Growth Stocks Poised For A Breakout?

Index of Large Cap Growth Stocks Testing Major Breakout Resistance Strategists seem to be split in terms of the stock market’s posture at this time. One contingent views the recent consolidation as a healthy digestion of the post-election rally prior to the next leg of advance. The other side views it as…

Charting The S&P 500: 5 Waves Nearing Completion

S&P 500 Nearing 5 Waves Higher Completion (Elliott Wave) The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has made an epic run from the March 2009 low of 667.  But good things only last so long… that’s how it goes on any timeframe.  In this case, it’s a longer-term one. In my opinion, the…

Weekly Stock Market Outlook: A Look Ahead

Weekly Market Outlook & Technical Review – January 20th In this research note, we will look at some key stock market indicators, the health of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and a handful of emerging themes that we are watching in our investing research: Indexes Continue Moving Sideways – Both the…

Stock Market Short-Term Technical Outlook (2-3 Days)

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days)  Bullish – Pullback attempts failed into yesterday’s close, which had a window to accelerate lower and didn’t. Overall, until some type of weakness can take hold into the close, this looks again like a false breakdown. Unless 2248 is violated, the trend is neutral over the last month but…