Stocks & Bonds

Stock Market Futures Weekly Review & Outlook – January 16

THE BIG PICTURE Consolidation on Dow Jones futures (YM) and S&P 500 futures (ES) seems to be the trend of 2017 as Nasdaq futures (NQ) steams ahead and leaves the indices in its dust trail. Week two, day four (1.12.17) seemed to be the hope of some correction in the market,…

Why I Warmed Up To US Treasuries

During the summer, I put out a lot of very bearish commentary about the Treasury market. There were numerous technical reasons for the call. In addition, and I know it seems so long ago, was this almost universal opinion that yields on the long end of the curve were going to…

Weekly Stock Market Outlook: Optimism Running High

Weekly Market Outlook & Technical Review January 13th 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: Stock Rally Has Stalled – The S&P 500…

Biotech Sector (IBB): A Closer Look At The 2017 Rally

The Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) saw a knee-jerk reaction lower Wednesday after President-elect Donald Trump made harsh comments about drug pricing. On Wednesday, it finished off by -2.99%. While that decline was sharp, and may have hit a few traders, there was a silver lining for opportunistic traders (and I shared this yesterday on my…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 13

Stock market futures considerations for Jan 12, 2017 Yesterday, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) tested the edges of deep support. However, we still held the current pattern of buying weakness. Our candlestick bodies on 4hour time frames remain landlocked. See today’s economic calendar with a rundown of releases.   TODAY’S RANGE OF MOTION – Stock…

Stocks vs Bonds: The Most Interesting Chart Right Now

The most interesting chart in the world right now is the stocks versus bonds ratio chart. Check out the chart below. Here we are simply measuring the ratio of the S&P 500 SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) versus the iShares 20+ Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT). The ratio is approaching the 2007 peak,…

Don’t Expect This Low Volatility To Last Forever

Market volatility may be ready to rise over the near-term.  And this could make navigating the stock market a bit more interesting over the coming days/weeks. Today I’d like to highlight why this may be while while showing some ways to trade it with options. Long Strangles are my favorite way to…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 12

Stock Market Futures Outlook for January 12, 2017 – The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is landlocked for the seventh day, and though we extend ourselves over the edges for a moment during the day, we are quickly seeing that strength is being sold and weakness in being bought. This is a…

Wix Presentation Recap: Needham Growth Conference

Wix.com Ltd (NASDAQ:WIX) just presented at the Needham Growth Conference in New York City. This conference gives institutional investors, private equity firms, and venture capitalists the access to hear from 330 companies in various growth sectors. I specifically listened to Wix as I continue to enjoy their growth story and…

Stock Market Update: Airlines & Financials Show Resilience

Late last week, I penned a piece about the potential for upside for equities into mid-January. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is holding up fairly well (and may have more upside near-term), but the window for much higher prices may be closing. That said, for any meaningful selloff to take place, we’ll need…