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S&P 500 Weekly Market Outlook: Sentiment & Breadth In Focus

In this week’s investing research outlook, we examine current trends for the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), while checking in on stock market breadth and investor sentiment indicators. We’ll also discuss current investing themes and news that we are watching in the financial markets. Here’s our summary of our findings for the week ending November…

What Bubble? Household Stock Ownership At Multi-Year Lows

A Euphoric, All-In Bubble? Once a year, Gallup conducts a poll that provides some insight into the sustainability of the bull market in stocks. The concept of an investment bubble implies irrational investor confidence. Therefore, if skepticism and fear were near all-time, bubble-like lows, we would expect a very high percentage of…

S&P 500 Weekly Market Outlook: Rally Narrowing

In this week’s investing research outlook, we will analyze the current trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC), check in on market breadth and investor sentiment indicators, and discuss current themes and news that we are watching in the financial markets. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending November…

Investor Bullishness Rises As Euphoria-Meter Makes New Highs

Investors have shown a steady capitulation toward the bullish side of the ledger… whether it is bulls getting more bullish, neutral folks becoming bullish, or bears turning less bearish. These things happen in strong bull markets where stock price continually rise. Just look at the past 12-18 months on the…

S&P 500 Weekly Market Outlook: Bulls Turn Up The Heat

In this week’s investing research outlook, we will analyze the current trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT), check in on market breadth and investor sentiment indicators, and discuss current themes and news that we are watching in the financial markets. Here’s a summary of our findings for the…

U.S. Equities Outlook: Indicators Lean Bullish Into Year End

The Weight of Evidence Offers Bullish Message For S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Into Year-End Highlights: Central Bank Patience Could Be Tested Global Economy Providing Upside Surprises Seasonal Patterns Argue For Fourth Quarter Strength Market Breadth Trends Show Improved Rally Participation Improving seasonal patterns have shifted the overall weight of the evidence from…

U.S. Equities Update: Stock Indicators and Market Drivers

The equity markets pushed higher last week with the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) gaining about 50 basis points.  And early this week, it’s more of the same. More important, the broader stock market is gaining significant relative strength to suggest that any near-term weakness that might develop…

Weekly Investor Sentiment Survey Points To Higher Volatility

This article reviews the data from the latest weekly sentiment survey I conduct over on Twitter. The survey measures respondents’ equity and bond positioning/view – differentiating between whether the view is bullish or bearish for technical or fundamental reasoning. The latest results showed a further decline in net bullishness on the equity survey, driven…

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Breadth Improving, Sentiment A Concern

In this week’s investing research outlook, I will analyze the current trend of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), check in on market breadth and investor sentiment indicators, and discuss current themes and news that we are watching in the financial markets. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending October 13, 2017:…

U.S. Equities Update: 6 Bearish Signs For Traders

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days): Fading The Move Higher  One final push higher on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) may develop into early next week. However I’m looking to sell into this move. The upside technical price target for the S&P 500 lies at 2562-67. However, any sign at all…