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Stock Market Trends: What To Expect This Week

THE BIG PICTURE Murray Math Level (MML) Charts Using the Murray Math Level (MML) charts on higher time frames can be a useful market internal tool as price action moves among fractal levels from hourly to weekly charts. Confluence of levels may be levels of support/resistance or opportunities for a breakout move….

Will Small Cap Stocks Take The Broader Market Down?

It’s been a good year for investors thus far in 2017.  The S&P 500 Index is up nearly 10 percent and the Nasdaq Composite is up almost 20%. But, if one digs a bit deeper, they’ll notice the glaring underperformance of small cap stocks (i.e. Russell 2000) vs large cap…

Stocks-Bonds Ratio Testing Critical Support Level!

As the stock market takes a breather, it’s worth noting that an important market indicator is at a critical juncture.  With the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) pulling back a few percent off the highs, a critical stocks-bonds ratio is testing trend line support. And if that support breaks, it could mean…

Key Stock Market Index Tumbles Into Lower Support

A key broad market gauge is potentially breaking a major line of support. Could this lead to a stock market correction? If you’ve followed us for awhile, you probably know about our affinity for the Value Line Geometric Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:VALUG) as a gauge of the broader equities market. The Value…

Market Volatility Wakes Investors From Summer Slumber

While the noise of the political environment can be deafening to the point of distraction, the uptick in stock market volatility (INDEXCBOE:VIX) over the past week comes after a period of remarkable calm. By some measures the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has recently completed the calmest three weeks in its history…

U.S. Financial Markets Update: Uncertainty Creeps Back In

Optimists hope that government will eventually move on to tax reform, while pessimists worry that the Obamacare repeal-failure means tax reform is even less likely. Meanwhile, geopolitical concerns (here and abroad) are adding to market uncertainty for investors. Despite the worries, the economy continues to grow and add jobs. Below…

S&P 500 Market Update: Here Come The Bears…

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BEARISH Upside is limited for the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and a downturn in the Financials Sector (NYSEARCA:XLF) along with IWM, SML, and MID should have an effect on the S&P 500. A  move under 2461 this morning should lead the market lower. Near-term targets:  2450 and…

U.S. Equity Market Update: Technicals Flash Caution

A rise in geopolitical tensions helped spark the decline in the equity markets last week. Large-cap averages like the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) traded more than 1.0% lower while small-cap indices suffered the most with the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) falling nearly 3.0%. Although much of the credit for the…

Around The Financial Markets: 3 Charts I’m Watching Today

Tuesday is off and running and market participants are in a read and react mode.  The bounce is still in motion but there’s plenty of time to see how this plays out.  And plenty of variables to watch. The latest economic data:  Empire Manufacturing is showing a large beat at…

S&P 500 Weekly Review & Outlook: Breadth Deteriorates

In this week’s investing research outlook, we analyze the technical setup and trends of the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) and Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC), check in on investor sentiment and market breadth indicators, and discuss emerging themes and news that we are watching closely in our investing research. Here’s a summary of our findings…