Stocks & Bonds

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 20

Stock Market Futures Considerations For March 20, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is bouncing off support and looks to consolidate at higher prices. As for commodities, crude oil is rangebound while the buy rating on Gold last week from GS holds the precious metals higher but into consolidation. Check out today’s economic…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Trend Analysis – March 19

THE BIG PICTURE Q1 – what a ride! Looking at the weekly chart of the S&P 500 futures (below), it has been nothing but relentless price momentum upside with the casual minor pullback on a S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) daily chart.   Permabears have been littering the twitter waves for months now…

Top Trading Links: Budgets, Bulls, And Divergences

Top Trading Links – March 18 It was a choppy week for U.S. equities, as the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) bounced around on the Fed before settling up +0.25%. But as the U.S. stock market tries to continue higher, it may contend with a glaring RSI divergence (if we see new highs…

Michigan Consumer Sentiment: Is Now A Good Time To Buy Stocks?

The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index was just released by none other than the University of Michigan. The reading continues to give us a good gauge into the psychology of the consumer. This remains an important factor as the consumer makes up nearly three quarters of the United States gross domestic…

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Is The Rally Losing Steam?

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. Here are some summary highlights: Rally Losing Upside Momentum – The surge in momentum that emerged…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 17

Stock Market futures Considerations For March 17, 2017 I am looking at 5440.75 on Nasdaq futures being a temporary high for now as we consolidate at higher lows.  The move that spiked gold with the charts may have been a stop running move as volume there was a bit lower,…

Post-Fed Day Market Update: Stocks & Bonds Holding Support

I do not like to get too excited on FED days when the stock market rallies. These Federal Reserve inspired rallies have a way of reversing themselves. We will see if this move brings something different. The below chart is a 2 hour of the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) with the…

S&P 500 Trading Update: Watch Last Week’s Lows!

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days)- Mildly Bullish The trend has proven quite shaky of late since late February, and it wouldn’t take much to turn the trend down, with one cycle study showing a low possible for 3/24. For now, there remains insufficient deterioration in trend of the indices themselves to suggest getting bearish…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 15

Stock Market Futures Considerations For March 15, 2017 Traders are expecting an interest rate hike today (Federal Reserve meeting), but it’s curious to see the action in gold and silver – perhaps they suspect it will be a ‘buy the rumor, sell the news’ event.  Expect volatility on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and…

Russell 2000: False Breakout May Spell Trouble For Small Caps

Timing the market isn’t always easy. That’s why at Market Inflections we use sophisticated Market Timing Software to try to determine when trends are about to begin and end. In December 2016, this software generated a top signal on the Russell 2000 Futures Contract (pink bar in the chart below)…