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Macro Investing Trends: 5 Stock Charts To Watch Now

Market trends and rotation occur in both localized (domestic) and global markets. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that we have many investment choices across the globe… and within our own given markets that we tend to follow. Additionally, many of these markets can be used as indicators…

3 COT Report Charts For Commodities Traders

The following is a recap of the March 31 Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at Commitment of Traders data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of March 28. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this…

Stocks Close Out Strong 1st Quarter; Expect Volatility In April

On the last day of the month (March) and quarter (Q1), the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is crawling to a close. The NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) is at its highs, but diverging meaningfully from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) and S&P 500. Stock market breadth is running slightly positive (about 3/2) with Utilities,…

US Dollar Index Forms Double Bottom Pattern At Yearly Pivot

The US Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD) and Bullish Dollar ETF (NYSEARCA:UUP) are forming a double bottom price pattern on their respective trading charts. As well, both patterns are taking shape at yearly pivot (YP) support levels, adding strength to the potential pattern (and support). With all the uncertainty going on regarding the euro zone,…

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…