Tag "market breadth"

4Q 2017 Investing Outlook: Cautious But Uptrend Intact

Investing Highlights & 4Q 2017 Insights: Downshift in Inflation Provides Fed with Room to Maneuver Global Economic Rebound Gets New Lease on Life Seasonal Headwinds May Be Less Severe This Year Relative Trends Show International Leadership While the weight of the evidence is currently neutral and counseling caution into 4Q…

S&P 500 Outlook Into September: Breadth Remains A Pillar

While some investors, and at least a handful of market analysts, obsess about a multitude of negatives or potential negatives, the average stock continues to march to its own bullish drum. In today’s S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) market outlook, I take an extensive look at breadth and its importance for an…

Weekly Stock Market Outlook: Is The Rally Sustainable?

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup and macro trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), check in on investor sentiment and market breadth indicators, and discuss emerging themes and news that we are watching closely right now. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending September 1,…

S&P 500 Trading Update: Bulls Eye Retest Of The Highs

S&P 500 Short-Term Outlook (2-3 Days):  MILDLY BULLISH The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is getting a bit extended here and nearing key resistance as we start September. However, a push into early next week looks possible before any stalling out, and despite the extent of Thursday’s rise, the S&P 500 has not yet reached…

Market Breadth Indicators Remain Bullish For Long-Term Investors

Volume-Based Market Breadth Indicator Still Constructive The chart below shows up/down volume for the NYSE Composite Stock Market Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:NYA), along with its 50-week moving average (thick blue line). The chart is dated August 28, 2017.   Some Historical Perspective Notice how all-things-being equal, the probability of bad things happening…

Stocks Rebound But Volatility Shakes Investor Confidence

The equity markets rallied last week breaking a two-week losing streak. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) gained 0.7% while the Russell 2000 Index climbed 1.45%. Investors have seen an uptick in stock market volatility (INDEXCBOE:VIX) in August. And from the early action this week, that news…

S&P 500 Weekly Market Outlook: Momentum Wavering

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup and trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), check in on investor sentiment and market breadth indicators, and discuss emerging themes and news that we are watching closely in our investing research. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending August…

Stock Market Update: The Wall Of Worry Is Growing

The equity markets declined for the second week in a row. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) fell below its 50-day moving average for the first time since May. Small-cap stocks suffered the most with the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) dropping below its 200-day moving average, falling back to levels last…

S&P 500 Weekly Review & Outlook: Breadth Deteriorates

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

Stock Market Update: Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain?

The second straight quarter of double-digit profit growth has supported the Dow Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) move to new highs. Broader-based indices including the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and Russell 2000 (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) haven’t been able to keep pace but are holding up. The jobs report on Friday easily beat expectations. The unemployment…