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S&P 500 Update: Nagging Concerns, But New Highs Likely

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BULLISH Now that S&P 500 has eclipsed 2396, we have filled the gap while many sectors are on the verge of breakouts, including the Industrials (NYSEARCA:XLI). Over 2404 will drive the S&P 500 futures to 2425-35. And given the pattern since early March, its…

S&P 500 In Stare-Down With Defensive Stocks Like Consumer Staples

Short-Term Outlook Remains A Mixed Bag While the primary trend still strongly favors the bulls, the bears have made some progress on the momentum and vulnerability fronts. The chart below shows the performance of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) relative to defensive-oriented SPDR Consumer Staples Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP). From…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For May 22, 2017

Stock Market Futures Considerations for May 22, 2017 (and days ahead) The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has rallied back into the open gap space created by last week’s whoosh lower. This will take some time to work through but buyers should be found at lower levels (read more below). Check out…

S&P 500 And Nasdaq Futures Weekly Trend Analysis – May 22

QUICK RECAP – Just when you thought… The week 20 recap was basically a rinse, wash and repeat of week 18. Wednesday’s sell off in the market had the permabears drooling for more, but the market did what it has been relentlessly doing for 6 months now – it fought back….

What Major Stock Market Tops Look Like

Stock Market: Markets Don’t Peak Quietly   Over the past few weeks in my newsletter, “On The Mark,” I discussed some things that generally occur at major stock market tops. Here is a brief synopsis. Major stock market tops are generally accompanied by lengthy divergences with respect to market internals and longer-term…

Energy Sector Update: Are Stocks Nearing A Bottom?

The character of oil and energy stocks has completely changed in May. After a rough start and a full blown liquidation of an energy trading firm, stocks have stabilized along with oil. In fact oil, has had a persistent bid of late. One huge reason to be bearish oil prices…

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…

Market Update: Stocks Rally But Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Market Trading Update – Friday, May 19 We’re seeing another day of bouncing in the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and other broad equity indices. Elsewhere, European stocks are also rallying while Asia is largely mixed. The U.S. Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD) is getting hit hard yet again vs both the Pound Sterling and…

Are Emerging Markets Equities (EEM) Running Into A Wall?

Recent leader, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:EMX), is hitting a major confluence of resistance at the moment. One theme we’ve been all over in 2017 is the good relative performance of international markets. That includes emerging markets, individually and collectively, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EM)….