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U.S. Equities Update: Technology Sector Takes The Lead

The equity markets turned in one of the best performances of the year last week with the popular averages gaining more than 2.00%. Stocks are up 3.00% in May and 2.00% for the year. The current rally is being supported by favorable news on the U.S. economy, stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings…

Investing Perspective: 2018 Market Volatility Is Overhyped

So far in 2018, the narrative has been about volatility. Many outlets have expressed concerns regarding the magnitude of daily moves. In most circumstances, I don’t see evidence of that. First lets be clear, 2017 was not common. In 2017 there were only 8 days which experienced 1% moves. Both…

Two S&P 500 Indicators Reach Extremes In 2018

For some time we have talked about 2 specific extremes in the S&P 500: Market Volatility & Investor Sentiment. But as a confluence of 3 key themes have transpired to reveal a more complex and dynamic risk environment so far in 2018 we are steadily seeing a reset of these stock market…

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….