Russell 2K Closes At All Time High July 2013 After Bernanke Speaks Accommodatively

The recent rally in stocks has had many haters and new ones will be coming to the fore shortly.  The ‘most hated’ rally in history moved up another leg today after Ben Bernanke’s speech yesterday clarified which way the Fed will be headed.  The two most major initiatives of the FOMC are to monitor inflation[…]

iwm stock chart 6 months ended august 3 2012

S&P 500 Approaching New Multi-Year Highs But Will August 2012 Mimic Last Year?

S&P 500 Approaching New Multi-Year Highs Will August 2012 Mimic Last Year? Probably not. The S&P 500 index is showing strength after a horrible May 2012.  Our analysis showed early in the summer that the old adage “sell in May and go away” wasn’t working this year (see June 29, 2012 Markets Move On Expected[…]

russell 2000 ishares 6 month chart week ended june 1 2012

Small Cap Stocks Lead Early June 2012 Decline

Small Cap Stocks Lead Early June 2012 Decline: The overall market fell sharply on Friday after the May 2012  jobs report showed continued lackluster performance with only 69,000 new jobs added.  The U.S. stock market had its worst day of the year with the S&P 500 falling 32.29 to 1278.04.  Small cap stocks declined more than[…]

russell 2000 versus djia march 5 through march 9 2012

Technical Analysis March 11, 2012 – Russell 2000 Makes A Comeback

Technical Analysis March 11, 2012 – Russell 2000 Makes A Comeback: Last week we focused on the current rally possibly losing some steam due to small caps and reverse sector rotation.  Several economic data points were soft and didn’t seem to inspire traders to grab new equity shares.  Along with weak economic data, the Russell[…]

Oil Rises Over 2 Percent After Iran Stops Exports To England and France: Greek Debt Deal Reached

Oil Rises Over 2 Percent After Iran Stops Exports To England and France – Greek Debt Deal Reached: Oil prices reacted sharply after Iran declared it would no longer sell oil to England and France.  Other new reports from major media outlets noted Iran could halt oil exports to Greece.  March Brent crude was up[…]

Economic Data Mixed And So Are Viewpoints On Where The Market Is Headed February 2012

Economic Data Mixed And So Are Viewpoints On Where The Market Is Headed February 2012: The case for the bulls isn’t over yet is it? The news about the economy for the last few days has been mixed.  Case Shiller reported that housing prices are at new lows while the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index dropped[…]

russell 2 k versus the dow jan 13 - 20 2012

January 20, 2012 Technical Analysis: The Russell 2k Has A Good Week

January 20, 2012 Technical Analysis – The Russell 2k Has A Good Week: The market continued to rally during the shortened week for the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday. The Russell 2k index followed the rest of the market this week and rose as good news came in from the housing market and lower unemployment. […]

Small Caps: The Google Effect – Page Takes Over for Schmidt

Small Caps: The Google Effect – Page Takes Over for Schmidt Markets were focused on earnings this week as several firms reported this week.  Earnings reports from several major companies announced this week were strong.  We are looking at small cap stocks and the performance of the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 to see if[…]