Stocks & Bonds

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For July 19

Stock Market Futures Considerations For July 19, 2017 After a brief period of consolidation, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is attempting another move to the upside. On the futures market, 2470.5 looks like resistance. See more trading levels below. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases. And note that the…

Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ): DeMark Update

There’s been a lot of interest in the Tech Sector of late. Long story short, the bears dropped the ball during the summer tech selloff as the PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) – Nasdaq 100 Index ETF – rallied back to new highs. So where does the $QQQ stand now?  Below…

NYSE Composite Breadth/Volume Still Favors Bullish Trend

An August 2016 analysis outlined a long-term bullish signal for stocks that has occurred only ten other times in the last thirty-five years. If we fast forward to July 2017, is market breadth/volume aligning with or contradicting bullish data we have in hand? The chart below shows up/down volume (1996-2010) for the NYSE Composite…

Consumer Checkup: Retail Healthy But Trends Bring Change

This article was written by Derek Benedet. One would think given low unemployment, rising wages, still low interest rates, high confidence and a rising wealth effect (thanks to a stock market at record highs and rising home prices) the consumer should be in the sweet spot in terms of spending….

Market Update: Measured Rally Bullish For Stocks

Technical indicators continue to point to further gains in the stock market. The Dow Transports recently hit a new high confirming the record high by the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) – a Dow Theory signal. In addition, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and NYSE Composite Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:NYA) are are reaching…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For July 18

Stock Market Futures Considerations For July 18, 2017 Traders need to be alert and ready at key trading levels following a day of consolidation for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). Lower supports may come into play today. See all trading insights below. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of releases. And…

The Difference Between Emerging Markets and Developed Markets

Anyone who has been paying attention to emerging markets will have noticed the very interesting price action going on there. But since it’s getting more and more attention, it’s worth revisiting the very definition of EM [Emerging Markets] vs DM [Developed Markets]. The chart in this article comes from a…

Treasury Yields Poised To Grind Upward

Last September, we showed the support area where we expected long-term yields to begin a possible reversal. Soon afterward, the index rallied from the zone and broke through initial resistance, but it has spent most of 2017 until now in a corrective retracement. Now it appears that rates may be…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Outlook: Trends In Motion

THE BIG PICTURE The VIX Volatility (INDEXCBOE:VIX) continues to trade below 10 as we head into week 29. Market history raises claim to such low levels as caution for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) to retreat however it’s been wavering at these lows for weeks… and doesn’t seem to have spooked…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For July 17

Stock Market Futures Considerations For July 17, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading mixed on Monday morning, as traders pause to see what’s next following last week’s rally. See key trading levels below for the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and crude oil. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full rundown of…