Tag "vix"

Stock Market Trends Review & Outlook (Week 8 / 2018)

THE BIG PICTURE Investors are operating in a volatile stock market climate for the first time in many months. Stay disciplined and stick to your timeframes. The market is nearing another decision point. There is plenty of “noise” due to market cross-currents. Traders need to follow the price action (and…

Investor Sentiment Update and Outlook: 5 Charts

The much awaited and widely predicted correction (that no one really ended up predicting) has turned 2 weeks old now, and driven the S&P 500 down almost -12% top to bottom. So it’s timely to take a snapshot of where market sentiment is sitting across a number of key indicators…

Stock Market Trends Review & Outlook (Week 7 / 2018)

THE BIG PICTURE Investors are operating in a volatile stock market climate for the first time in many months. And the reality of a stock market correction (whether brief or intermediate term) is setting in. The markets are set to rally for a second day in a row, and there…

Intermarket Chart Attack: Not Done

This is an Intermarket Analysis chart review that I provided to my fishing club members this past weekend which graphically represents relationships (strong and weak) that can foretell how the currents are moving to better identify how stocks/sectors/indices will move! You can see my last Intermarket Chart Attack here.  Note my caption was “careful”…

U.S. Equities Update: Stock Selloff Spills Into Monday

Stock Market The equity markets are experiencing a long overdue pullback. Last week, the important stock market indices suffered losses approaching 4.00%, the biggest weekly selloff since June 2016. And the selloff is continuing this week… and approaching a correction. The unusually large break on Friday came after the January…

Stock Market Trends Review & Outlook (Week 4 / 2018)

THE BIG PICTURE The S&P 500 has been rallying up a vertical wall since the start of 2018. All major stock market indices continue to make new all-time highs and remain in up-trends. Market strength has persisted for much longer than most traders anticipated. This is why traders need to…

Market Seasonality Composite Charts For Stocks & Bonds

Earlier this week, I shared some stock market seasonality charts on my research blog and Twitter feed.  I’d like to highlight a couple of those right here on See It Market. The charts below look back over the past 27 years (1990-2017) and put together a composite yearly seasonality chart….

Stock Market Trends: Review & Outlook (Week 2 / 2018)

THE BIG PICTURE The S&P 500 started 2018 with big gains. All major stock market indices continue to hover near all-time highs and remain in up-trends. Market strength has persisted for much longer than most traders anticipated. This is why traders need to follow the price action (and indicators) and…

The COT Report: Equities Speculation Running High

The following charts and data highlight non-commercial equity futures trading positions as of January 2, 2017. This data was released with the January 5 COT Report (Commitment of Traders). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The 2 charts below look at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500 and…

Chart Spotlight: Volatility Sinks To Start 2018

Investors read a lot about the persistence of low volatility in the markets throughout 2017. And just 3 trading days into 2018 and volatility is losing once more, slipping from 11.04 to 9.22. Market volatility remains suppressed with the VIX Index trading near the 9 handle. It’s good to note, however,…