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Stock Market Update: Using Time Frames To Manage Portfolio Risk

The broad market S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is showing some extreme signs of exhaustion following an incredible run post presidential election. This last leg of the 8 year bull market in equities has shown some aspects that we could begin to equate to a longer term blowoff top. Now to…

S&P 500: Rare Bollinger Band Signal Clears Important Hurdle

Part One: The Squeeze A November 30, 2016 analysis highlighted a very rare long-term occurrence on the monthly S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) chart below (1982-2016). Notice how the Bollinger Band Width only reached 2016 levels on three other occasions (1984, 1995, and 2005). In each case, the S&P 500 consolidated…

S&P 500 Index: Rare Bollinger Band Width Worth Monitoring

Harder Markets And Easier Markets Regular viewers of CCM’s weekly videos are familiar with the expressions regarding the stock market: “The longer a market goes sideways, the bigger the move we can expect to get when price breaks from the consolidation pattern.” “Harder markets are typically followed by easier markets.”…

S&P 500 Bollinger Bands “Squeeze”: A Massive Move Is Brewing

The S&P 500’s upside explosion since February 11th has squeezed the shorts dry, but there’s another squeeze unfolding that’s leading me to believe an even bigger move is on deck for the stock market. The squeeze I’m referring to lies in the monthly chart of the S&P 500, specifically the…

S&P 500: Magnet at 2000 Setting Stage For Volatility Breakout

Despite – or rather, because of – Tuesday’s pop, a widely followed measure of volatility on the S&P 500 just printed it’s lowest value since January 4, 2007. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Daily Bollinger Bands – a gauge of the standard deviation of the index’s closing value from a given (usually…

Dow Jones Bollinger Bands Study: A Sign of Exhaustion?

By Korey Bauer     While everyone continues to pound the table saying that “this market is overbought” or “the market is topping,” stocks continue to do the exact opposite. And further, the stock market continues to be strong despite being up over 8% YTD. Within this context, I began digging into…

Using Momentum Bands with a Risk On Ratio Filter

By Brad Tompkins One of the difficulties using traditional Technical Analysis [TA] to make trading decisions is that there are times of imprecise signals. In those instances it is important to realize that TA is as much an art as it is a science. And it requires some advanced technical skills….