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S&P 500 Weekly Forecast: Cycles Point To More Chop

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) rally stalled last week, with the index falling -0.6%. Can the bulls regain the momentum? Or will bears push stocks lower yet? The week ahead should be a choppy one for stocks. See my forecast below (and in-depth video) for more details. S&P 500 Cycle Outlook for the Week…

Bulls vs Bears: Who’s Winning The Battle (27 charts)

The stock market correction has morphed into a sideways consolidation, but investors are still confused (and concerned) about the market’s next move. So who has the upper hand? Bulls or bears? The market is providing some very insightful information about bull/bear debate and ETF leadership. In this week’s video, we…

COT Report: Russell 2000 Breakout Due For Retest?

The following chart and data highlight non-commercial commodity futures trading positions as of May 15, 2018. This data was released with the May 18 COT Report (Commitment of Traders). Note that this chart also appeared on my blog. The chart below looks at non-commercial futures trading positions for the Russell 2000. For the…

John Deere (DE) Rallies On Earnings, But Not Buying It Yet

Deere & Company (DE) traded 6% higher on Friday morning, after missing earnings and revenue expectations but raising guidance. The company reported earnings per share of $3.14 and total revenue of $9.75 billion, which came in below analyst expectations of $3.30 and $9.84 billion. They cited higher than expected costs…

S&P 500 Trading Update: Stocks Stall, Upside Limited

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (1-2 Days): MILDLY BEARISH  Tough call here on a 2-3 day basis as US equities have been sideways for five days. That said, bond yields are breaking out around the globe and Technology continues to underperform. Many cycles pinpoint mid-June as being important, which i believe should…

T2 Biosystems (TTOO): A Potential Multi-Bagger

T2 Biosystems (TTOO) Stock Research: Fundamentals & Technicals T2 Biosystems (TTOO) has a $245M market cap, a niche diagnostics company aiming to be a player in a few large and growing markets. TTOO is expecting just $11.1M in sales in FY18, though up 137% from the previous year, and is…

Treasury Bonds Top Heavy, But Sliding Into Support Area

Almost two years ago, we focused on a measured move target and the 145 area as potentially strong resistance and topping points for Treasury Bonds and the ETF TLT. You can read that post and retrace our analysis here: “TLT Price Target In View As Treasury Bonds Stretched” Here’s an…

ETF Inconsistencies Underscore Today’s Market Risks

When large parts of the market move up and down in unison, it concerns me. There are inconsistencies lurking in the ETF space. Consider the following companies: A luxury automobile manufacturer whose cars average over $70,000 in price A technology company that designs and manufactures consumer products A video streaming…

Cisco (CSCO) Shares Lower On Earnings, Possible Double Top

Cisco (CSCO) traded 4% lower on Thursday morning, after reporting in-line earnings. The company reported earnings per share of $0.66 and total revenue of $12.46 billion, just above analyst expectations of $0.65 and $12.43 billion. Likewise, they provided guidance for next quarter of between of $0.68 and $0.70 for earnings,…

Investing Insights: Mental Accounting & Mind Games

There was a time when a cattle rancher in need of new shoes had to find a shoemaker who wanted a cow. This was the barter system which clearly impeded trade and specialization of labor (that cattle farmer may have given up and decided to make his own shoe). To…