Don't Miss a Single Article or Web Show!

From daily blogs to weekly web shows, StockCharts Subscribers unlock members-only commentary from the industry's leading technical analysts, including experts such as John Murphy, Martin Pring, Arthur Hill and more. See the markets through their eyes and learn how they use our charting tools to make smarter, more-informed investing decisions.

Get Started Today in
Less Than 60 Seconds!

Latest News

12/11 MWL Recap: "Shorting Strategies" with Tom Bowley - Technical Scans

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest episodes on the YouTube StockCharts  Read More

Is Shopify On Your Shopping List?

by Greg Schnell

Shopify looks like it has all the makings of a stock ready for its next move. Relative strength is starting to rise, full stochastics are striding higher, the stock is about to break a 6-month resistance line, and the PPO is resetting at zero! This high growth stock is really looking good. A stop under this weeks low would be tight but this looks set to rise. If it needs more time, I want out  Read More

S&P 500 Touches MAJOR Price Support; One Ingredient Missing For Bear Market

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Monday, December 10, 2018 Yesterday was significant for one very important technical development.  The February 2018 low close of 2582 was within a whisker on Monday as the S&P 500 hit an intraday low of 2583 before rallying strongly.  Technology (XLK, +1.38%) led the rebound, followed by communication services (XLC, +0.76%) and healthcare (XLV, +0.39%)  Read More

Improve a 'Bad' 529 College Savings Plan - part 3

by Brian Livingston

After examining the investment choices a 529 plan offers, consider fees only as the second most important factor. • Don't get hung up on a difference of 0.1 or 0.2 percentage point between one program's fees and another's. Having the full set of asset classes in a broad-ranging plan can give you a larger gain than a more limited plan, thereby outweighing slightly higher fees. • Parts 1 and 2 of  Read More

Yield Curve Inversion?

by Bruce Fraser

The recent weakness in the stock market was partially attributed to the flattening of the 'Yield Curve'. When bond yields (typically U.S. Treasuries) are plotted in order of their time to maturity, a Yield Curve is the result. Typically, the shortest maturity instruments (T-Bills) have the lowest yield and the longest (30 year Treasury Bonds) have the highest yields. A normal relationship is  Read More

Two EMA "Death Crosses" on NDX and SPX = LT Trend Model SELLs

by Erin Swenlin

I've always thought the moniker "death cross" was terribly dramatic, and I still do. However, this time around it does seem ominous. The SPX lost its Long-Term Trend Model BUY signal, a signal that had been in place since early 2016. These signals don't come very often so we should always take heed when they do arrive. Not only did we see those LTTM BUY signals disappear, we lost 3 out of 4  Read More

12/10 MWL Recap: Monday Setups - Earnings Spotlight - Sentiment Update

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest episodes on the YouTube StockCharts  Read More

Members Only

Year-End Rally Here We Come?

by Martin Pring

Pinocchio Lies Oversold Sentiment Indicators Oversold Oscillators Pinocchio Lies Monday's action was what I call "scary bullish." First, we saw prices sell-off sharply, only to then rebound as if nothing had happened. Well, something did happen - the formation of a bullish Pinocchio bar on several Indexes. Chart 1 shows this for the S&P, where the open and close developed above the red  Read More

Interview with Japanese Trader: Takehiro Hikita - Part 2

by Greg Morris

This is the final part of an interview with Takehiro Hikita; see the first part here. Mr. Takehiro Hikita has graciously provided me with a large amount of insight into the candle pattern philosophy.  I have never met anyone so devoted to the detailed study of a  Read More

Southwest Airlines Reverses with a Gap

by Arthur Hill

Southwest Airlines (LUV) is in a long-term downtrend and the recent failure near the death cross points to further downside. First and foremost, the long-term trend is down because LUV hit a new 52-week low in late October and price is below the 200-day SMA. In addition, the 50-day SMA just crossed below the 200-day. After gapping down and hitting a new low, the stock bounced back to the 55  Read More

Members Only

SystemTrader - The Real Value of the Death Cross and Broad Market Signals

by Arthur Hill

Setting the Stage. Defining the Death Cross. 8 of the Last 2 Bear Markets. Comparing Different Crossover Signals. SMAs versus EMAs. SPY with Dividends vs $SPX Without. The Moving Average Sweet Spot. Conclusions (Adjusting Exposure). Setting the Stage  The financial media is awash with reports on the "death cross" in the S&P 500, but many of these reports fail  Read More

Falling Transports Lead To Further Losses On Wall Street

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Friday, December 7, 2018 Friday marked the end of a rough day and a rough week for U.S. equities.  Strength was found in utilities (XLU, +0.37%), the only sector to end in positive territory to close out the week.  Gold miners ($DJUSPM, +2.36%) and miners ($DJUSMG, +2.00%) helped to alleviate some of the weakness in materials (XLB, -2.41%) as those two groups  Read More

Improve a 'Bad' 529 College Savings Plan - part 2

by Brian Livingston

Selecting a college savings plan from the scores that are out there is daunting, even for financial professionals. • Most '529-type' tax-deferred programs are very restricted in their reallocation opportunities and don't include a full set of global asset classes. Eliminating the most limited and costly plans can help you narrow down to a managable number the ones you should consider. • Part 1  Read More

Gold Follows Through On The Breakout 2018-12-08 CC

by Greg Schnell

In what was a rough period for equities in general, Gold managed to have a great week, following through on its breakout. Oil continued to hold in the 50s, while the $USD made a second lower high on the daily line chart. The story in bonds continues with the 1-5 year yields inverting. The 10-year has moved dramatically  lower. With the China-America tariff discussions raging, the  Read More

Is This Stock About To Collapse?

by Greg Schnell

Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) sits at support to close out the weekend. Is it about to collapse or surge? If you are interested in the most recent parabolic trading industry, marijuana legalization, it matters, as Canopy is widely seen as a leader in the group. For most investors, the sudden surge in August caught them off guard. Now would be the time to monitor CGC for a  Read More

Coming week to remain volatile for NIFTY; dealing with volatility infused by results of State Elections important

by Milan Vaishnav

It wasn't smooth sailing for the equity markets as the previous week remained quite volatile, with the markets oscillating both ways to finally end the week in the red. The benchmark index NIFTY50 had moved past its 50-Week MA earlier, but it has failed to sustain that level. On weekly basis, the index ended with net loss of 183.05 points (-1.68%). The coming week is set to remain action  Read More

DP Weekly Wrap: Still In Trading Range Despite Fireworks

by Carl Swenlin

There will probably be a lot of people mentioning that today there was a "Death Cross" on the S&P 500 chart, and this is important because a Death Cross means that the price index has entered a bear market. Specifically, on the $SPX chart (not shown) the 50-day simple moving average crossed down through the 200-day simple moving average (SMA). I don't use SMAs because I believe exponential  Read More

12/7 MWL Recap: What's Hot, What's Not - Scanning for Shorts

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest episodes on the YouTube StockCharts  Read More

Members Only

Weekly Market Review & Outlook (with video) - Going Nowhere Fast

by Arthur Hill

A Bull Market in Noise. New Lows Expand. Another Week and Another Big Swing.. NDX Holds Up Better. Stocks Holding the 200-day. SKYY, HACK and IGV Trace Out Wedges. Healthcare Remains the Leader. REM, IHI and IHF Hold Up. Notes from the Art's Charts ChartList. A Bull Market in Noise  There sure is a lot of noise out there, and I am not just talking about the charts  Read More

Members Only

OIL JUMPS ON OPEC CUTS -- THAT'S GIVING ENERGY SECTOR A BOOST

by John Murphy

LARGER THAN EXPECTED OPEC CUTS BOOST CRUDE OIL OPEC and Russia finally agreed to a larger-than-expected production cut of 1.2 million barrels a day of crude oil which is lifting the price of that commodity today. It remains to be seen, however, if that's enough to reverse the 30% drop in the price of oil since the start of October. Chart 1 shows the United States Oil  Read More

Big Recovery Temporarily Halts Slide; Nonfarm Payrolls Weak

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, December 6, 2018 The Dow Jones and S&P 500 were both on a crash course for key February price support until buyers re-emerged just past 11am EST.  At the low yesterday, the Dow Jones was down nearly 800 points and it had tumbled more than 1700 points since the euphoric highs on Monday after the U.S.-China trade war "cease fire" was announced.  But the  Read More

12/6 MWL Recap: Bear Market or Correction? - SCTR Report

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest episodes on the YouTube StockCharts  Read More

Canada Tries To Rally - Bi-Weekly Market Review 2018-12-04

by Greg Schnell

With the volatility surging, the indexes have really been flopping around. The $TSX continues to struggle. The outside bar forming after Thursdays wild ride is not bullish. The intraday action was better on Thursday, but we will need these levels to hold. The 10-minute chart (a shorter time frame than I usually look at) shows the price moving from the top of the range to the  Read More

U.S. Stock Futures Plummeting; Caution Is The Word

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 The U.S. stock market was closed. Pre-Market Action U.S. futures look set to continue Tuesday's rout.  The 10 year treasury yield ($TNX) is lower by 3 basis points to 2.89% as money seeks out safety in the defensive bond market.  Crude oil ($WTIC) is down 2.76% at last check as it looks poised to retest the $50 per barrel level. Asian  Read More

Improve a 'Bad' 529 College Savings Plan

by Brian Livingston

There are scores of different tax-free savings programs for college - and even K–12 private-school tuition, in some areas and plans. That's a great way to cut taxes, but most of the accounts have limited investment choices and restrictive trading opportunities. Despite these obstacles, you can pump up your long-term gains using simple techniques.   My goal is to help the more  Read More

Why Is Everybody Talking About The Yield Curve? What Is All The Fuss About?

by Julius de Kempenaer

The yield curve has become a popular subject recently. Also, a few commentators on the site have mentioned the yield curve and its recent movements in their blogs recently. Read articles by Chief John,  Read More

12/5 MWL Recap: Gatis Roze - Greg Schnell - Market Outlook for 2019

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest episodes on the YouTube StockCharts  Read More

Kohinoor Foods and Godrej Agrovet

by Milan Vaishnav

Kohinoor Foods and Godrej Agrovet have under-performed the broader markets for quite some time. Presently, both of them are set to end their downward trajectory and look for some upward revision in prices over the coming days. Kohinoor Foods Ltd (KOHINOOR.IN) After hitting a high of 95.75 in early 2018, the stock has remained in a prolonged corrective action. The prices have traded in a falling  Read More

An Emerging Market Trading above its 200-day

by Arthur Hill

The S&P 500 is below its 200-day moving average and most country indexes are also below their 200-day moving averages. Two emerging countries, however, stand out in this crowd: Indonesia and the Philippines. The first chart shows the Indonesia iShares (EIDO) and the DJ Indonesia Index ($IDDOW) with their 200-day SMAs. The index (lower window) found support in the 1225-1250 area from July to  Read More

Members Only

REVIEWING THE PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS -- CHARTS ACT AS LEADING INDICATORS OF FUNDAMENTAL INFORMATION

by John Murphy

WHY WE LOOK AT CHARTS I've written several messages since the start of October about why the sharp stock market drop that month was most likely the start of a major topping process. Previous messages used Elliott Waves, the unusually old age of the current bull market (and economic expansion), as well as negative long-term chart indicators as reasons to start taking market selloffs  Read More

Impulsive Selling Dominates, Dow Jones Drops 800....What Does It Mean?

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Don't be swayed by market commentary that discusses lack of volume yesterday as a positive.  First of all, the Dow Jones fell 800 points.  800!!!  And that's somehow a positive?  We lost 20 hour EMA support on the intraday chart without a fight.  We later lost 20  day EMA support without a fight  Read More

Yields Invert - Dow Drops 800 - Whoa!!!!

by Greg Schnell

The yield curve has been the talk of the town as the Fed has raised interest rates. With lots of discussion, a part of the yield curve finally inverted this week. The issue at this point in time is the bond market has seen the 2, 3 and 5-year yields invert. How can we show that on a chart? The real problem for chartists is getting the settings right to make it easy to see. On the  Read More

12/4 MWL Recap: DecisionPoint Monthly Review - Spotlight Stocks

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest episodes on the YouTube StockCharts  Read More

Members Only

PLUNGING BOND YIELDS SEND SIGNAL OF ECONOMIC WEAKNESS -- S&P 500 FALLS BELOW 200-DAY AVERAGE AFTER FAILING TEST OF NOVEMBER HIGH

by John Murphy

TEN-YEAR TREASURY YIELD PLUNGES BELOW ITS 200-DAY AVERAGE Chart 1 shows the 10-Year Treasury yield plunging to the lowest level in three months and falling below its 200-day average for the first time in more than a year. That means that investors are putting a lot of money into Treasury notes and bonds today. That's normally a sign that investors are losing  Read More

RRG Says Stocks Are The Weakest Asset Class

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Relative Rotation Graphs shows the rotation of various asset classes around a balance benchmark portfolio (VBINX). The message could not be more clear. Stocks (SPY) just crossed over from weakening into the lagging quadrant while ALL other asset classes are inside the leading quadrant. This is a pretty clear message that is hard to ignore. Summary Stocks rotate into lagging quadrant  Read More

Members Only

A Funny Thing May Have Happened To The Secular Reversal In Rates

by Martin Pring

The Secular Bear Market in Yields Near-Term Indications of a Decline in Bond Yields Watch That Stock/Bond Relationship for an Important Signal The Secular Bear Market in Yields Please note that the comments in this article relate to bond yields with maturities of 3-years or longer. They do not apply to money market yields, which are controlled by the Fed. Charts 1 and 2  Read More

Members Only

Unimpressive Breadth - Finance and Industrials Weigh - Strange Happenings in the Bond Market

by Arthur Hill

Three Gaps in the Same Place for SPY. What's Up with Bonds and Utes? Strange Happenings on the Yield Curve. Finance and Industrials are Still Laggards. On Trend on Youtube. Internal Strength on Big Bounces Monday's surge was impressive when looking at the change from Friday's close, but intraday price action and breadth were not impressive. AD Percent for the S&P  Read More

Members Only

December 2018 Market Roundup with Martin Pring

by Martin Pring

The Market Roundup Video For December is now available. Good luck and good charting, Martin J. Pring The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of  Pring Turner Capital Group of Walnut Creek or its affiliates.  Read More

As We Head Into Winter, We Should Buy.....Home Construction Stocks?

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Monday, December 3, 2018 Global stocks were buoyed on Monday by the United States and China agreeing to delay further tariffs for 90 days to provide the two countries an opportunity to work through its trade differences.  Obviously, nothing has been resolved and it simply pushes back the effect of higher tariffs.  Nonetheless, buyers emerged.  All of the major  Read More

12/3 MWL Recap: Monday Setups - Earnings Spotlight with John Hopkins - Sentiment

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. The show runs throughout the day on StockCharts TV or you can find the latest episode on the YouTube  Read More