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Stock Market Weekend Update: Near-Term Concerns Bubble Up

The market has been very strong to start 2018 but there are a few near-term concerns bubbling up. Investor sentiment has become overheated, the broader stock market is overbought, and the Russell 2000 and small cap stocks are still lagging. Key Takeaways: Small-caps are trending higher and making new highs,…

Russell 2000 Spotlight: Small Cap Stocks Outperforming

The Russell 2000 and small (and micro) cap stocks have been outperforming of late. This pick up in near-term strength bodes well for small caps over the coming week, but it should be noted that the broader indices like the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are nearing exhaustion….

Inside The S&P 500’s Record Streak… And What To Expect Next

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) closed the month of November today at 2,647.56, a fresh new all-time high monthly close. The Index gained 2.81% in November, and is now higher by 18.26% in price-only returns thus far in 2017. When including dividends the S&P 500 has now increased 13 consecutive…

Stock Market Trends Review & Outlook – Week 47

THE BIG PICTURE Although stocks have been stuck in a range for a few weeks, the major stock market indexes remain in uptrends. We remain overdue for a pullback, so traders should stand at alert. The best thing for traders to do is follow the price action and steer clear…

Small Cap Stocks: Time To Get Your Rally Caps On?

Small cap stocks tend to offer a bit more risk and reward. That equates to higher beta, which in turn tends to mean stronger returns when the broader market is healthy, and weaker returns when the broader market is in the doldrums. So where are we now?  Likely at an…

U.S. Equities: Technical Deterioration Suggests Pause In Rally

The equity market’s 8-week consecutive winning streak was aborted last week with the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) losing 0.2%. The NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) suffered a similar fate along with the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI)  which dropped 50 basis points. Although the popular stock market averages hit new highs early in…

Stock Market Trends Review & Outlook – Week 46

THE BIG PICTURE The major stock market indexes remain in uptrends., although they have been wavering of late. Although we remain overdue for a pullback, the best thing for traders to do is follow the price action and avoid getting caught up in the noise and anticipating the next move….

S&P 500 Weekly Market Outlook: The Rally Is Out Of Sync

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

Russell 2000 Sets Record: Near Highs… But No New Highs

The Russell 2000 just spent over a month within 1 percent of its 52-week high, without achieving a new high – a streak twice as long as the previous record. If it seems as if the small-cap segment of the stock market has been running in place, you are not…

Stock Market Futures Update & Trend Outlook – Week 45

THE BIG PICTURE The major stock market indexes continue to trend higher and remain in strong uptrends. The Nasdaq showed particular strength last week and will carry that momentum forward this week. Although we remain in an overbought condition and overdue for a pullback, the best thing for traders to…