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S&P 500 Weekly Outlook: Market Trends Cooling

In this investing research note, we will analyze key stock market indicators, consider the health of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and discuss emerging themes that we are watching in our investing research. Here are some summary highlights: Sentiment Shifts Slow to Materialize – Excessive optimism has been slow to unwind in…

U.S. Equities Short Term Technical Outlook – April 21

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Day Outlook) Bullish up to 2369-71, with moves above this leading to a more robust move back to new highs. For now, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is at a tough juncture; prices have exceeded 2347, but yet remain in a mild downtrend from early March. One can see…

U.S. Financial Markets Update: Investors In Holding Pattern

March was a month of anticipated change that did not happen. And the financial markets took note, with the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) stalling out in early March. Healthcare reform in the U.S. stalled before even reaching a vote.  Markets hesitated as a tax reform proposal, hopes for which had driven…

Market Update: Stocks Still Vulnerable To Near-Term Selling

Stocks are trading higher thus far this week but many indices are still below near-term trading resistance. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) will remain bearish until it can hurdle the 2350 area on the cash index. See analysis and short-term outlook for S&P 500 futures below. S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days)  Bearish…

S&P 500 Looking Mighty “Nifty” At Key Price Resistance

“Buy these 50 stocks and that’s all you need”. That was the early 1970’s as the stock market bounced back from a deep correction to make new highs (point 1 on the chart below). Those 50 stocks were dubbed the “Nifty 50“.  And investing in them felt like a fool-proof plan…

S&P 500 Update: Navigating The Choppy Price Action

The choppy price action on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) continues… Prices reversed higher today following a rough week that saw the index close on its lows. So is a bottom near? Here are a few things that I am watching: 1.  MACD / RSI / 50 DMA A couple of…

Macro Investing Trends: 5 Stock Charts To Watch Now

Market trends and rotation occur in both localized (domestic) and global markets. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that we have many investment choices across the globe… and within our own given markets that we tend to follow. Additionally, many of these markets can be used as indicators…

S&P 500 Weekly Review & Outlook: The VIX Awakens

In this investing research note, we will analyze key stock market indicators, weigh the health of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), and discuss old and new themes that we are watching in our investing research. Here are some summary highlights: Upswing in Volatility Could Have Indexes Looking for Support – Volatility…

S&P 500 Bottom Indicator? Watch For A VIX Spike Reversal

Wednesday witnessed several potentially important developments in the markets, but the message is not clear-cut. After straddling the 50-day moving average for nearly three weeks, the S&P 500 large cap index (INDEXSP:.INX) lost it yesterday, albeit not by much.  This was the first time the index closed under that average…

S&P 500 (SPY) Pulls Back From Key Fibonacci Level

The S&P 500’s rally from late 2016 through February 2017 was like a rocket ride (especially if we consider the overnight election lows for stock market futures). But because the move was so sharp, the trend line of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) rally was difficult to sustain. The chart below…