February 2015 Stock Market Rally Continues With Low Volatility But…..

The U.S. stock market has been on a tear recently and defied expectations of a pullback with increased strength this month.  Volatility declined sharply as traders gobbled up equity shares while the TLT faltered.  The current environment is bullish but the intermediate term could be a bit extended.  This doesn’t mean that holding cash is[…]

August 2013 S&P 500 Technical Analysis Update

Today the market showed some signs of losing momentum and it was the second of two down days in a row for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in over a month.  Traders are set for summer doldrums associated with possible seasonal declines and technical analysis levels also show the overall market could be temporarily exhausted[…]

S&P 500 & Homebuilders Break Upward Momentum As Bernanke Caves In Roof

S&P 500 & Homebuilders Break Upward Momentum As Bernanke Caves In Roof: Chairman Ben Bernanke may have single  handedly stopped the ‘wealth effect’ he helped create as short sellers took over the market definitively today dropping the Dow Jones Industrial Average 137 points.  Traders dumped everything including bonds and stocks. with equities continuing the downside[…]

Is May 2013 Equity Volatility Rising?

Equities Flip-Flop As Trading Sentiment Turns Shaky: Stocks flipped-flopped ending the day with modest losses as traders changed sentiment from positive to negative several times. The Dow changed from up 30 to down negative 30 in the current extended rally that hasn’t had much of a correction. Our technical analysis chart/relative strength indicator/distribution analysis for the[…]

May 2013 Stock Market Rally Takes No Break, Is It Too Late To Get In?

The Most Hated Stock Market Rally Just Got More Institutional Friends: Stocks jumped yesterday as more smart money stayed bullish and shorts were forced to spend money on ‘shovels’.  Some of the “hold your nose buying” we said would occur happened as big players stepped in and a parabolic move up took shorts out of the market.[…]

Equities Hold Firm After Strong First Trading Week 2013

Equities Hold Firm After Strong First Week 2013: Stocks held ground in rangebound trading today as investors digested the news from Wells Fargo’s earnings report today.  Wells Fargo posted record profits for the quarter and speculation grew today that the rest of the banking sector was returning to the profitability of a few years ago[…]

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Stocks Rise After Gaza Cease Fire Announced, Will It Last?

Stocks Rise After Gaza Cease Fire Announced, Will It Last? Stocks came back from early losses today when it was announced the Egypt along with the United States had brokered a deal to end the fighting in Gaza which began late last week.  The ToryCapital/InterSearchMedia staff was abroad as the fighting started but stocks came[…]

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Volatility Rises, Euro Falls As Investors Await Serious Resolutions From June 2012 EU Summit

Volatility Rises, Euro Falls As Investors Await Serious Resolutions From June 2012 EU Summit U.S. equities fell today as investors waited to hear news from the June 2012 EU Summit being held this week.  Volatility rose over 15 percent in early trading today as market participants turned negative on the EU Summit as no good[…]

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Financials Hold Support Levels, Shrug Off Fitch Spanish Bank Downgrades

Financials Hold Support Levels, Shrug Off Fitch Spanish Bank Downgrades: The stock market rebounded today one full trading day after U.S. equities rose to new highs and fell below the prior day on news of a Spain bank bailout. The rally today didn’t bring stocks back above Monday morning levels but the leaders we have[…]

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Markets Break Short-Term Highs After June 2012 Spain Bank Bailout Announced But Rally Fades

Markets Break Short-Term Highs After June 2012 Spain Bank Bailout Announced But Rally Fades: Financials outpace bearish dollar gains. The stock market rallied today after the news this weekend that Spain was looking to obtain a bailout for $125,000 billion.  U.S. equities jumped in the early part of the session similar to the Asian and[…]