Tag "trend following"

Has The Bull Market Only Just Begun?

The market rallied this week, with the S&P 500 posting +2.4% gains. It’s up over +5% off the May 3rd intraday lows. It certainly feels like a wild ride, but when we zoom out we can see things more clearly. And we can focus in with price and trend indicators….

Stock Market Trends Update & Outlook (Week 17)

The Big Picture After a week off, I’m glad to be back.  Investors are operating in a climate that is prone to reversals and quick moves so we must remain focused on stock market trends within our given trading timeframes. There is still a lot of “noise” out there as…

Stock Market Video: Focusing On Trends & Managing Volatility

Market volatility can harm investor returns. Not simply because we (sometimes incorrectly) associate volatility with down markets, but because volatility tends to shake investor confidence. It also gets investors to begin to predict what’s next based on fear / emotion. And this can negatively impact your results. In 2018, stocks…

2018 vs 2007 Stock Market Charts: Comparisons and Contrasts

Will a trade war to bring recession and a bear market? Charts help us monitor the stock market’s net aggregate opinion regarding all subjects on all timeframes. When the net aggregate opinion is bullish, stocks tend to rise. When the net aggregate opinion is evenly distributed between bulls and bears,…

Stock Market Trends Update & Outlook (Week 15)

The Big Picture It’s been a couple weeks since my last weekly outlook here – glad to be back.  Investors are operating in a climate that is prone to volatility so we must remain focused on our stock and stock market trends within our given timeframes. Stocks are attempting a…

Stock Market Trends Update & Outlook (Week 12)

Investors are still operating in a climate that is prone to volatility so it pays to stay focused on stock market trends within your given timeframe. Stocks have recovered sharply but there is still plenty of “noise” due to market crosscurrents and bull vs bear chatter. Traders need to follow…

Stock Market Trends Update & Outlook (Week 11)

THE BIG PICTURE Investors are still operating in a climate that’s prone to volatility so it pays to remain focused on stock market trends within your given timeframe. Stocks have recovered sharply but there is still plenty of “noise” due to market crosscurrents and bull vs bear chatter. Traders need…

Stock Market Trends Update & Outlook (Week 10)

THE BIG PICTURE Investors are operating in a volatile stock market climate so it pays to be disciplined while remaining in trend within your given timeframe. Stocks are trying to bounce here after last week’s beat down. There is plenty of “noise” due to market crosscurrents and bulls vs bears…

Understanding Market Structure For Better Trading Results

We can all agree that the markets are in constant ebb and flow, never moving in a straight line, always undulating. So how then, do we make sense of the market moves to capitalize and get in prior to them taking off? By understanding the basics of market structure. We…

Stock Market Trends Update & Outlook (Week 9 / 2018)

THE BIG PICTURE Investors are operating in a volatile stock market climate so it pays to be nimble and in trend (with your trading timeframe). Stocks are rallying higher once more but there is plenty of “noise” due to market crosscurrents and disappointed bears. Traders need to follow the price…