Stocks & Bonds

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 27

Stock Market Futures Considerations March 27, 2017 We begin the morning testing very important support levels of support. If lost, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) could make a 100% retracement into the breakout area of February 9, 2017.  Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases.  And note that the charts…

Global Equities Earnings Acceler-O-Meter Checkup

With the swings in sentiment and price over the last couple of weeks it’s important to keep sight of some of the trends in the fundamentals. Particularly so as a lot of markets are looking shaky short-term, with divergences showing up and key levels looking close to being breached. Indeed,…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Trend Analysis – March 27

THE BIG PICTURE With week 12 in the books, the major stock market indices continue to a pullback withing a broader move to the upside – an ongoing uptrend holding above each indices respective 50/144 ema and key moving averages (50, 200) on higher time frames. Note that you can find last…

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……