Stocks & Bonds

Gold Miners (GDX): Gold Bugs May Not Be Immune Here

A key driver for gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD) in early 2016 was Japanese negative interest rate policy rolled out at the end of January (note the sharp up move in the Gold Bugs chart below by my colleague Arun Chopra CFA CMT). After the Bank of Japan refused to go further…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Outlook: February 13

THE BIG PICTURE  Relentless. The indices roaring to new highs three out of the five trading days this past week… and with no regard to even entertaining the possibility of any self correction. This is a pattern we have become accustomed – to the bewilderment of many. With 2017 not giving…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For February 13

Stock Market Futures Considerations For February 13, 2017 Another morning with new all-time highs greet us on S&P 500 futures and the cash index (INDEXSP:.INX).  Market pullbacks are still likely to be bought as we sit at regions that could prove out as target regions for buyers trading to resistance.  Price…

Global Markets Update: The Fed, Politics, And Red-Hot Stocks

The financial markets started the year off on a positive note. Although the US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) has pulled back a bit in 2017, it is still holding near 100 on hopes of improved economic growth. During this recent pause in the dollar, the bond markets have stabilized. But major stock…

Top Trading Links: This Week’s Best Research & Ideas

The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) broke out to new all-time highs, finishing the week up 0.8%.  But just as it appears the stock market is ready to blast off, traders would be wise to wait for follow through (a breadth thrust). Crude oil was looking heavy early in the week but reversed…

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Breakout Needs Confirmation

Weekly Market Outlook & Technical Review – February 10th 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: Indexes Making New Highs – The S&P…

Market Update: Technicals Point To Exhaustion Next Week

S&P 500 Trading Outlook: (2-3 Days)  I’m mildly bullish into early next week, but I’m looking to sell rallies at 2315 stretching up to 2325 (and flatten out). I’m awaiting signs of a reversal, which should be in place by early next week. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is now up to within…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For February 10

S&P 500 Futures Considerations For February 10, 2017 Tax reform news kept markets higher yesterday, and overnight gains in Europe and Asia are allowing for more gains this morning.  Buying breakouts is still not the best bet for risk versus reward, but buying pullbacks has been golden.  As with yesterday,…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For February 9

Stock Market Considerations For Feb 9, 2017 Under mixed momentum, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) chart is holding edges of resistance this morning and appears to be moving to test higher highs in the short term cycle. Buyers are still defending support fairly well. Pullbacks on the S&P 500 continue to be…