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S&P 500 Weekly Update: Some Short-Term Kinks

In the past week, there have been some warning signs for the stock market, but just in the short term. Longer-term, other than reaching some measured move price targets, potential fifth wave completions, and some frothy sentiment numbers, I still am fighting that we are near the end of the…

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Making Sense Of An Uneven Market

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup and trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), key stock market trends and 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 4, 2017: Large-Caps…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For August 4

Stock Market Futures Trading Considerations For August 4, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is poised for a breach higher on NFP Friday. The market has traded sideways for the past two weeks so traders will be anxious to get some movement. Stay focused – and see key futures trading levels…

“Running Of The Bulls”: 3 Charts Illustrating The Bull Market

Markets Were In Conflict From 1996 to 2013 According to stockcharts.com, trading ranges speak to a fairly even battle between stock market bulls and stock market bears: Price action depicts a market in conflict. Only until the price breaks above resistance or below support will it be clear which group has…

Nasdaq’s Negative Market Breadth Only Matched By 1999

The recent string of Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) new highs occurring with negative market breadth has only been matched by a stretch in 1999-2000. In Part 1 of our “Internal Cracks” mini-series, we looked at the unusual recent spate of new highs in S&P 500 that occurred on negative NYSE volume. That is, despite the…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For July 31

Stock Market Considerations For July 31, 2017 Some volatility late last week has to be on traders minds as the markets attempt to move higher. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) still has some overhead resistance to deal with that traders will want to be aware of. See key futures trading levels…

U.S. Stock Market Update: Financials & Tech In Focus

Investors are seeing minor gains across most world stock market indices this morning.  The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is inching higher ahead of the FOMC today, which is largely expected to be a non-event. The All-World index is mostly unchanged over the last 5 trading days. While the Financials Sector…

S&P 500 Trading Update: Short-Term Concerns Mounting

S&P 500 Near-Term Outlook (2-3 Days):  BEARISH I am seeing various signs of the Industrials sector selling off (Transports), while a yield curve downturn is putting pressure on the Financials sector. As well, the Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) and technology look to be stalling out.  These factors (and several concerns listed below)…

U.S. Equities Update: S&P 500, Nasdaq Near Trading Price Targets

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  Nearing ST Price Target (2470.5) I’ve been looking for a final push up to 2470-5 on S&P 500 Futures before looking for any type of correction to materialize. Tech is up against solid resistance and needs to be watched. Housing starts came in largely…

Nasdaq Bends… But Major Trends Don’t Break

Facts Instead Of Forecasts The definition of a fact is a thing that is indisputably the case. The chart below shows the long-term trends in the NASDAQ rolling over in late 2007. The chart presents a set of indisputable facts. Notice in late 2007/early 2008: The fastest weekly moving average (blue)…