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Market Breadth and Volume Still Bullish For Long-Term Investors

An August 2016 analysis outlined a long-term bullish signal for stocks that has occurred only ten other times in the last thirty-five years. If we fast-forward to December 2017, is market breadth/volume aligning with or contradicting bullish data we have in hand? The chart below shows up/down volume (1996-2010) for the NYSE…

S&P 500 Outlook: Can Stocks Defy Seasonal Weakness?

In this week’s investing research outlook, we will analyze the current trend 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 right now. Here’s a summary of our findings for the week ending September 29, 2017: Stocks Defy…

Stock Market Trends Weekly Update: Bulls Running

THE BIG PICTURE The broader stock market remains in an uptrend. Worries continue to linger, but the best thing to do is follow the price action and avoid anticipation due to “noise”.  If/When we enter a market correction, your process should stop you out of the trade. Without further adieu,…

7 Bearish Signs For Stocks… And Why The Sky Isn’t Falling

Scary Things About The Stock Market There is never a perfect time to invest in the stock market. There is always something concerning on the technical, fundamental, and political fronts…. always. There are many “reasons stocks are in big trouble” lists floating around in 2017, including “7 signs the stock…

Will Small Caps And Mid Caps Continue To Underperform?

Outperform vs. Underperform Outperformance occurs when asset A is more profitable than asset B. For example, small caps (blue) and mid caps (green) both outperformed the S&P 500 (red) between November 7, 2016 and February 14, 2017 (see graph below). Note the red is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY);…

S&P 500 Market Outlook (May 19): Breadth Deteriorating

In this investing research note, we will analyze key stock market indicators, consider the current trend of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and discuss emerging themes that we are watching in our investing research. Here’s a summary of the highlights: Breadth Deteriorating as S&P 500 Moves Toward Support – The S&P 500 has…

S&P 500 ETF ($SPY): 10 Chart Insights For Traders

The S&P 500 closed last week at an all-time closing high. And as the new week starts, a majority of the major stock market indices are trading at or near all-time highs. Let’s review the chart… 10 fast facts about the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY): 1.  There is nothing more bullish…

How Concerning Is The Equal Weight S&P 500 Underperformance?

Lagging Equal-Weight In 2011 Over the past few months, the Equal Weight S&P 500 has lagged the standard S&P 500 Index (cap-weighted), which is a legitimate concern for stock market bulls. Underperformance can precede weakness in the stock market as it did in 2011 (see chart below). After the ratio…

Testing Moving Averages On Popular Stocks & ETFs

So many traders quote market axioms and some actually put their hard earned money on the line based upon them. The most popular (arguable) technical indicator is the moving average. Everyone knows what it is and almost everyone still tracks one or two of them. It is generally believed that…