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S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 8

Stock Market Futures Outlook for December 8, 2016 – Thoughts about range bound activity quickly dissipated yesterday as all the major indices surged over resistance and held through the day. The gains for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) look to hold into early morning trading today. Ahead of the FOMC, it…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 7

Stock Market Outlook for December 7, 2016 – Though the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is creeping higher, it is doing so under lighter volume. As I said yesterday, a lighter news flow may keep the stock market range bound into next week’s FOMC announcement. The line in the sand for buyers today…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 6

Stock Market Outlook for December 6, 2016 – Can Buying Pressure Hold? The battle continues in a contested region here for S&P 500 futures this morning. The news flow will keep us range bound (my thought, anyway) into next week’s FOMC announcement. It seems that an interest rate hike is baked…

3 Stocks That Are Breaking Out ($DKS, $AA, and $POT)

With the US equity markets back on the rise today, it’s time to review the watch-list for some quality trading setups and long ideas. The following stocks are a sampling of what we’re watching over at The Trade Risk. Each of these stocks is attempting to breakout above key levels: Dick’s Sporting…

Energy Sector (XLE) “Running” Into Price Resistance

The Energy Sector (NYSEARCA:XLE) has been hot of late for investors. The bulls have taken control and driven prices higher into December. But there may be reason to turn cautious here over the near-term. Is a pullback for the energy sector on the horizon? Timeframes are always important when defining…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 5

Stock Market Outlook for December 5, 2016 – A battle is brewing between buyers and sellers on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) this morning. But buyers are active. Price support on S&P 500 futures lies near 2195.50. The line in the sand for buyers today will be near 2187.75. Price support…

Facebook Stock (FB): Bearish Short-Term, Bullish Long-Term

The FANG stocks (tickers FB, AMZN, NFLX, GOOGL) have lost their bite since the election, but they may be getting ready to bounce back. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has been particularly hard hit due to issues surrounding fake news items showing up in users news feeds. Some users also reported a bug…

IWM Russell 2000 Options Trade Review: Short-Strangle

Last week I posted a Case Study looking at a couple of Short Strangle options plays with IWM. The idea behind the case study was to see how the trades would perform and follow their progress. Again, this was with the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM). After such a strong rally following…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For December 2

Stock Market Outlook for December 2, 2016 – The job numbers are released today at 8:30am ET and will provide volatility. Critical price support levels for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) were broken yesterday. And this morning we tested our final target of the short for the setup in yesterday’s blog….

US Dollar Index Overbought: Is A Recharge In Order?

The US Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD) is starting to catch traders’ eyes again.  The recent rally has been relentless, hitting Gold and Emerging Markets over the head. However, the US Dollar rally is now extremely overbought and looks due for a pause. Using the US Dollar Index Bullish ETF (NYSEARCA:UUP) as…