Stocks & Bonds

Chart Spotlight: European Financial Stocks Are Stumbling

The European financial sector is an important cog in the European economy and its stock market indices. Which is why investors want to tune in to this sector/region right now. Moreover, European bank stocks and the broader financial sector are nearing an important juncture in time and price. Looking at…

Caveat Emptor: Nvidia’s (NVDA) Stock Price Has Gone Parabolic

The last time Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) came onto my radar was in 2016, when I highlighted a potential area for a correction. That level held Nvidia (NVDA) at bay for several months, but… It eventually exploded through that level and has since gone parabolic. Yes folks, Nvidia’s stock price is parabolic….

S&P 500 Index: My Approach To Short-Term Market Concerns

I often talk about the importance of following your process (and the trend) with investing. It’s also important to understand how markets can come undone (i.e. when to see the flashing yellow light). Though the broader trend is still higher, we’ve seen some short-term concerns emerge. So how do we…

U.S. Economic Surprise Index Higher as Hard Data Concerns Grow

The Economic Surprise Index soars higher on increased survey readings. We have seen an overall surprise beat from consumer confidence, empire manufacturing surveys, and the Dallas Fed survey. This further emphasizes the hard data versus soft data debate. Hard data being those data points which are not survey based and…

Will Ailing Miners Lead Silver Prices Lower?

At the end of August, I wrote pointed out that Silver futures prices were not keeping pace with Gold.  I posited that the “gold breakout” that precious metal bulls were losing their heads about might not be ready for primetime. You can read that post here.  I was a week and…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For November 14

Stock Market Considerations For November 14, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) are trading lower on Tuesday morning. Bulls bought the dip yesterday but they will now be forced to defend support levels once more. My futures trading levels and market commentary can be found below. Check out…

U.S. Equities: Technical Deterioration Suggests Pause In Rally

The equity market’s 8-week consecutive winning streak was aborted last week with the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) losing 0.2%. The NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) suffered a similar fate along with the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI)  which dropped 50 basis points. Although the popular stock market averages hit new highs early in…

Stock Market Trends Review & Outlook – Week 46

THE BIG PICTURE The major stock market indexes remain in uptrends., although they have been wavering of late. Although we remain overdue for a pullback, the best thing for traders to do is follow the price action and avoid getting caught up in the noise and anticipating the next move….

Should Investors Believe The Oil Hype?

The geopolitical backdrop in the Middle East is fluid to say the least, and this fluidity has helped the black fluid undertake what is looking like a potential upside breakout as the news/noise levels remain high. But do you believe the hype? In this article we check out a chart…