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Market Update: Investor Psychology Reverses; Stocks Too?

The popular stock market averages lost more than 1.00% last week on concerns that pro-business programs from Washington could be delayed. And this week began on a similar note. Given that stock market valuations are historically high, it is widely believed that tax and regulatory relief is essential if corporate…

Global Equities Earnings Acceler-O-Meter Checkup

With the swings in sentiment and price over the last couple of weeks it’s important to keep sight of some of the trends in the fundamentals. Particularly so as a lot of markets are looking shaky short-term, with divergences showing up and key levels looking close to being breached. Indeed,…

Top Trading Links: Investing Trends & Market Turns

This week saw stocks take a hit. Most of the damage was done on Tuesday, but by week’s end the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) had fallen 1.5%. At current levels, the S&P 500 is just 3 percent off all-time highs. The question here:  Is this just a run-of-the-mill 3 to…

Investing Strategy Outlook: Evidence Remains Bullish Into 2Q

Evidence Bullish As Stocks And Broader S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Consolidate Gains A look at 2Q and beyond for investors. Highlights: Federal Reserve Raises Rates Despite Elevated Uncertainty Economic Recovery Not Just ‘Animal Spirits’ Investor Optimism Retreating From Recent Excesses Rally Participation Remains Broad, At Home & Overseas Longer-term breadth and…

S&P 500 Technical Trading Update and Outlook – March 24

S&P 500 Futures: (2-3 Days) Bearish Heading into the last day of the week, the short-term trend for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) remains down. A bounce is occurring across the stock market indices but it has thus far failed to make enough progress to think lows are in place. Until futures prices can…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For March 23

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations for March 23, 2017 The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) held support yesterday but a test is likely to occur soon on futures.  2351 to 2355 will be the levels to watch today – buyers will become braver if they can maintain these levels.  Technical price support levels sit…

Stock Market Update: Sector Rotation Accelerates

The broad markets remain at elevated levels as rotation begins to accelerate out of some recent high flyer sectors. The Financials Sector (NYSEARCA:XLF) and Healthcare Sector (NYSEARCA:XLV) have been stellar performers since about early December of last year. Financials perhaps a bit earlier coinciding with the Presidential election. Both of these…

Are Bonds Flashing A Warning Sign For Stocks?

What Does Fear Look Like? Typically, when markets move into a long-term risk-off phase, the conviction to own defensive-oriented bonds begins to increase relative to the conviction to own growth-oriented stocks. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, the chart below shows trends in bonds (20+ Year Treasury Bond…

Investor Optimism Fades From Peak: Are Stocks Vulnerable?

The rally in the equity markets stalled last week with the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) basically flat for the period while the NASDAQ (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) showed a fractional gain. The relatively weak performance was surprising given that stocks had good support from economic data that included a report showing…

U.S. Equities Short-Term Technical Outlook – March 20

Most of the world stock market indexes are fractionally today, including the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). German and Italian bond yields are slightly higher, while the US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) is largely unchanged vs most of the Majors. Equities have failed to show the kind of upside continuation that was thought to…