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S&P 500 Weekly Technical Perspective – March 27

Note that this is an excerpt from Mark’s premium research at Newton Advisors. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) monthly chart below shows that US markets could possibly experience their first down month of the year after pulling back 0.83% over the first few weeks of March. There are just five trading days remaining….

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…

Inside The Markets: 5 Charts For Active Investors (February 22)

It’s time for another round of macro technical charts as investors attempt to weigh the risk to reward ratio across several markets (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at 5 charts with important technical price developments.  Even if you’re not…

January 27 COT Report: Commodities Futures In Focus

The following is a recap of the January 27 COT Report (Commitment of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of January 24. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog post…

5 Charts For Traders: Gold, US Dollar, CBOE SKEW and More

It’s time for another set of 5 macro technical charts to watch as we move toward the end of January (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at technical price developments.  And even if you’re not technical analysis minded I believe…

The COT Report (January 20): Commodities Futures Spotlight

The following is a recap of the January 20 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders Report) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of January 17. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog…

US Dollar Oversold, But Weakness Extends Commodities Rally

The US Dollar Index’s decline to start 2017 could prove important for the near-term, as we’ve seen a decent bounce in commodities that looks to have some trading “legs”.  On a short-term basis, that may mean further strength for select commodities in the next 2-3 trading days. The US Dollar index…

S&P 500 Update: Upside Potential Into Mid-January

S&P 500 Futures (2-3 Days) – Bullish – Pullbacks ended up being minor by end of day yesterday, and prices retraced nearly all the weakness to close near highs. This is a short-term positive development. Movement up to near 2285 looks likely into January 12 before any peak. A move under…

COT Report: The State Of Commodities Into 2017

The following is a recap of the December 30 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders Report) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of December 27. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog…

US Dollar Update: These Two Charts Point To Further Upside

When the US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) rallied 25%across 2014/2015 it triggered a series of ripple effects that reverberated across global markets and economies, weighing heavily on commodities and forcing tightening of financial conditions in the US and emerging markets. As an investor having good handle on the outlook for the US…