U.S. Stock Market Rally Continues Amid Negative July 2014 Global Headline Risk

The next leg of the rally may have just begun: The U.S. stock market continues to be the ‘most hated rally’ in history.  Long-term holders have been rewarded for their patience while short-term buyers are rewarded for purchasing on dips. Even global headlines that were extremely negative have not dampened bullish sentiment.  Here are 3[…]

Finally, A Chance To Buy Stocks Again After A Stellar 2013

Time To Look For Opportunities: The stock market has finally given buyers a chance to reevaluate new entry points.  After a stellar 2013 with the S&P 500 having its best yearly gain in 16 years and the Dow rising at the highest level annualized in 18 years, equities proved to be the right move.  Our[…]

S&P 500 Technical Analysis Update October 2013

Now that we’ve got the government shutdown and the debt default behind us, figuratively that is, which way is the market headed?  The lack of economic data for the past 2 weeks has kept the focus away from earnings and jobs as most investors stayed in protection mode wondering if the government would default on[…]

S&P 500 Technical Analysis Update June 17, 2013

Stocks Look Shaky Before FOMC Meeting June 2013: Stocks are hitting resistance levels in a much more volatile week than most traders expected.  Many market participants are hedging just in case Ben Bernanke uses the “T word” tomorrow, but how can Bernanke mention tapering as opposed to possibly expanding QE? Chairman Bernanke has been explicit[…]

May 2013 Jobs Data Could Show Fed Has No Reason To Signal Or Taper In 2013

Recent Fed Signaling May Be Too Early Depending On May 2013 Jobs Data: The stock market has been on a tear recently but Fed officials have been making comments that are getting market participants nervous.  This week’s ISM report, ADP payroll information and initial jobless claims data shows this approach may have been a bit[…]

May 2013 Best Since 2009 For Equities, Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Will June 2013 Be Better Than May? The stock market has been on a tear recently and May 2013 was profitable for bullish traders. Bonds took a drubbing as risk lovers gobbled up stocks and June 2013 could be another good month.  There are lots of reasons for the 2013 rally but here are a[…]

s&p 500 technical analysis chart 6 months ended may 28 2013

Sell In May And Go Away Fails Again In 2013

S&P 500 Closes In On New Highs After Inside Outside Gap Up Day: Stocks hit our resistance levels and show no clear advantage to sellers or buyers.  Short- term trends could favor buyers on dips but there are some reasons to look more carefully at intermediate trends.  Key stocks that made gains all year are[…]

buy sell stock trading dice

Stocks End Inside-Out After Fed-Speak May 22, 2013

May 2013 Rally Fizzles, Is This A Buying Opportunity? The stock market lost ground yesterday after Fed speak hyped the equity buyers but sellers took over.  We anticipated a distribution day and traders changed sentiment with little economic data to end upward momentum. We expected an increase in volatility and the inside-outside movement yesterday was no[…]

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[…]