Stocks & Bonds

S&P 500 Weekly Investing Outlook: Looking For Follow Through

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup and trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), key stock market trends and indicators, and discuss emerging themes and news that we are watching closely in our investing research. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending July 14, 2017: Patterns…

Global Bond Markets Are Breaking Down

After the big reflation reset in positioning, global bond markets are showing more signs of breaking down. We previously talked in detail about the idea of the reflation reset in the context of a decent global growth and inflation outlook which would likely set the scene for growth assets to outperform defensive/income assets. Now…

U.S. Equities Trading Update: All-Time Highs Once More

Here’s a quick update for traders as we head into the weekend. Note that the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is enjoying new all-time highs as buyers give the market another push higher. Economic Data CPI came in at 0.0% vs 0.1% – a bit light.  Retail sales headline came in at…

What Does “Edge” Look Like?

Everyone talks about edge and every successful trader I know has one (most have a few trading edges or more). However, what does “edge” actually look like? The quest for your first trading edge or simply adding one to your arsenal can be a much easier task if you understand…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For July 14, 2017

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For July 14 Stocks continue to float higher as the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) eyes new all-time highs. For now, the June highs will serve as resistance. See key futures trading levels for the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and crude oil below. Check out today’s economic calendar with a…

Nvidia Stock Update (NVDA): Here’s Why Time Frames Matter

Cautious stock analysts are towel-tossing on Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA). Yesterday Suntrust abandoned its “Hold” rating established when the price was at $74, and moved to a “Buy” and a $177 price target. The stock is currently trading at $162. The numerous $180-200 price targets still make it very tempting, even as everyone…

Trading Insights: NYSE Tick Offered Great Setup Yesterday

I’ve been trading the S&P 500 futures (ES) for several years and always enjoy sharing my learnings and insights. Below is an account of my trading day and with insights on using the NYSE Tick to enhance trades.  You can read more on using the NYSE Tick in trading here….

Global Equities Trading Update: 3 Charts I’m Watching

Here’s a brief update on global equities for today.  But first, let’s review today’s economic data. Jobless Claims came in largely inline at 247k vs 245k, with continuing claims at 1945 vs 1950. PPI Ex Food and Energy is 1.9% vs 2% year over year. Layoffs in Autos are not…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For July 13

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For July 13, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is trading higher again on Thursday morning. This comes on the heels of a big day Wednesday. Key futures trading levels for the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and crude oil are below. Check out today’s economic calendar with a full…

Hasbro $HAS vs Mattel $MAT: The Art Of A 119% Hedge

The average annual return of the S&P 500 over the past 100 years has only returned an approximated 7%. According to published resources, 85% of mutual funds portfolio managers do not beat the S&P 500. The average professional experienced trader (non hedge fund) typically earns less than 7% for their…