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Simple Scan Code to Find Smoothly Trending Stocks with Chande Trend Meter

by Tushar Chande

Sometimes a stock takes on a life of its own, and trends smoothly for days on end.  All we can do is search for these stocks, and trade with care, since we do not know exactly how long they will continue to out-perform the market.  The Chande Trend Meter is a powerful tool for finding such stocks, and here is a simple scan code to look for such stocks.   Chart 1: MORN was at the  Read More

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OVERSOLD DOW IS BOUNCING FROM CHART SUPPORT -- SO ARE BOEING AND CATERPILLAR

by John Murphy

THE DOW IS BOUNCING OFF CHART SUPPORT The Dow Industrials have been the weakest part of the U.S. stock market over the last month. That's been due primarily to its heavier exposure to stocks with more vulnerability to any Chinese trade tariffs like Boeing and Caterpillar. Those two stocks are helping lead the Dow higher today (more on that shortly). Today's bounce  Read More

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Weekly Market Review and Outlook - Still Net Bullish

by Arthur Hill

A Binary Approach to Indicators. Wobbly S&P Holds Breakout Zone. A Small Pullback in the E-Mini. The Dow? Fughedaboutit! QQQ and IJR Hit Fresh New Highs. Retail and Amazon Power XLY. XLV Holds Breakout. XLK Starts to Stall. XLF Tests a Big Support Zone. Oil Holds Support Near Key Retracement. Notes from the Art's Charts ChartList. A Binary Approach to Indicators It  Read More

Dollar Reversal Likely Points To Short-Term Shift In Trading Strategy

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, June 21, 2018 The Dow Jones closed lower for the 8th consecutive trading session, this time falling 196 points.  It's been a steady decline, spurred by fears of a trade war with China and a rising U.S. Dollar Index ($USD).  Trade tensions tend to simmer down over time as the headline news fades and the USD failed at a critical price resistance level (see  Read More

DP Bulletin: SPX and OEX Trigger PMO SELL Signals

by Erin Swenlin

We added two more SELL signals to the DecisionPoint Scoreboards. Both the SPX and OEX triggered Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) SELL signals. Apparently someone forgot to tell the NDX that it was time to relinquish BUY signals. However, maybe its hearing the whispers given it tumbled a bit farther today than both the SPX and OEX. As far as the SPX, today marked a failed test of the rising  Read More

6/21 MWL Recap - Guest, Julius de Kempenaer - "Under the Radar"

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  Read More

Francesca's (FRAN) Finally Gets A Positive MACD

by Greg Schnell

Francesca's Holdings (FRAN) is in the ultra competitive apparel retailer industry. This chart has been a real difficult stock since it IPO'd 5 years ago. I like the nice base that it built in 2018 and has now started to break towards 52 week highs. With the SCTR moving to the 75 level I am started to be interested if it can make new 10-month highs. With the positive employment trends and  Read More

Rising Dollar Tide Lifting Small Cap Boats; Clearing This Level Could Create Bullish Tsunami

by Tom Bowley

Reminder If you haven't already subscribed to my blog, I'd love to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and technical developments.  It's FREE and simple.  Scroll down to the bottom of this article and type in your email address in the space provided.  Then click the green "Subscribe" button and VOILA!  My articles will then be sent to your email address the moment they're  Read More

Are Utilities Next? 2018-06-19 Video

by Greg Schnell

The $TSX was breaking out to new highs this morning on the back of the marijuana legislation passing both the house and the senate.  While that looks pretty good, it is an important time to watch the market for other clues. I presented a global chart review at the CSTA Annual General Meeting last week that showed a number of weak charts. Since then they have all broken meaningfully  Read More

MWL Recap: Guest Grayson Roze - Tom & Erin's Watch Lists

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  Read More

DP Alert: Dollar (UUP) PMO BUY Signal - Dow Loses Another BUY Signal

by Erin Swenlin

Yesterday the Dow lost its PMO BUY signal and today it's lost its Short-Term Trend Model BUY signal. Looking at the NDX Scoreboard sitting next to the Dow Scoreboard, a bifurcated market between NDX and Dow. Both the NDX and Russell 2000 continue to set new all-time highs and yet the Dow is failing. The DecisionPoint Weekly Wrap presents an end-of-week assessment of the trend  Read More

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RISING DOLLAR IS CAUSING FOREIGN STOCKS TO UNDERPERFORM THE U.S -- BUT THE U.S. USUALLY DOES BETTER WHEN FOREIGN STOCKS ARE ALSO RISING

by John Murphy

DOLLAR HAS BIG IMPACT ON GLOBAL MONEY FLOWS The direction of the U.S dollar has a big impact on how U.S. stocks perform relative to foreign stocks. As a rule, a stronger dollar favors U.S. stocks, while a weak dollar favors foreign stocks. Chart 1 shows how that relationship has worked over the last 20 years. The blue line in Chart 1 is a "relative strength ratio" of the  Read More

Defensive Areas Shine As Investors Seek Out Safety; Netflix Clears 400

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Treasuries (TLT, +0.58%), utilities (XLU, +0.99%), consumer staples (XLP, +0.53%) and healthcare (XLV, +0.26%) highlighted the strength on Tuesday.  Wall Street suffered painful losses at the opening bell for a second straight day, but also rallied off those early losses for a second day in a row.  Money rotating toward defensive areas is not a  Read More

Paypal Guns for a New High

by Arthur Hill

Stocks making new 52-week highs are clearly in uptrends and leading. Even though Paypal is just shy of a 52-week high, the bigger uptrend and wedge point to new highs in the near future. First and foremost, Paypal is in a long-term uptrend because the 50-day EMA is above the 200-day EMA and the close is above the rising 200-day EMA. After hitting a new high in late January, the stock corrected  Read More

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Regional Banks and Biotechs are Leading - Plus 4 Healthcare Stocks to Watch

by Arthur Hill

Remember the Failed Flag in SPY? XLI Fails and Breaks Support. KRE Holding Up Well. USB Forges Island Reversal. Biotech ETFs Breakout. 4 Healthcare Stocks to Watch. On Trend on Youtube. Remember the Failed Flag in SPY? Not too long ago, the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) surged and formed a bullish flag. Instead of breaking out to the upside, the ETF broke below the flag lows  Read More

DP Bulletin: Dow First to Lose Its PMO BUY Signal - Will Others Follow?

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint Scoreboards nearly made it to "all green" as the NDX was the first to manage a PMO crossover on the weekly chart and the others seemed sure to follow until this recent pullback. To make matters worse, the Dow which had just managed a PMO BUY signal on its daily chart two weeks ago, lost it.  The new PMO BUY signal was triggered when the daily PMO crossed below its signal  Read More

6/19 MWL Recap - "Introduction to Momentum Indicators" Workshop - "Small Change"

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  Read More

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Global Equities Are Falling Apart But It's MAGA For US Relative Action

by Martin Pring

New bull market high for US equity relative action International markets are breaking down Commodities lose some upside momentum US equities have been hit hard so far this week, but that's nothing compared to China, Emerging Markets, Europe and other markets around the globe. As a result, we are getting some pretty powerful bullish signals for the US performance relative to the rest of the  Read More

Solar Stocks Go Dark

by Bruce Fraser

Since mid-May the renewable energy stocks have tumbled. This may have come as an unexpected surprise to many. Let's do a mini-blog case study of the Dow Jones Renewable Energy Equipment Index ($DWCREE) to determine if there was advance warning of trouble brewing. As Wyckoffians we are really in the dark here as volume is not available. To shed some light on this problem, look at two actively  Read More

This Industry Group Tries To Clear Resistance For The 23rd Time; Dow Futures Tumble

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Monday, June 18, 2018 Trade war fears are picking up again this morning and it's rattling equities worldwide.  It created a bit of a stir on Monday morning as futures were weak, signaling a rough start for U.S. equities.  That's exactly what we saw as the Dow Jones opened down well over 200 points.  The good news is that buyers stepped up throughout the session  Read More

The BIG picture in ONE picture

by Julius de Kempenaer

Note 1: This article was posted earlier as part of the ChartWatchers newsletter last weekend. One paragraph and an up-to-date daily version of the Relative Rotation Graph for asset classes has been added to the bottom of this article. Note 2: A pre-populated universe for Asset Allocation has been added to the Groups drop-down. Relative Rotation Graphs® originally emerged out of my  Read More

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The Single Biggest Influence on Individual Stocks

by Arthur Hill

Correction Time? XLI and XLF Resume their Lagging Ways. Charting the Big Five Sectors. Watch the Risk-Off Assets. On Trend and Stocks to Watch. The Single Biggest Influence on Individual Stocks There are several influences on the price of an individual stock, but one influence rises far above the others. Using the S&P 500 as the proxy for the stock market, price  Read More

6/18 MWL Recap - Monday Set-Ups - Earnings Spotlight - DecisionPoint Report

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  Read More

Energy Leads Market Lower, Watch These Two Support Levels

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Friday, June 15, 2018 We finished Friday's action with lower major indices, primarily the result of a very weak energy sector (XLE, -2.15%).  Unfortunately, that masked one of the best absolute and relative performance days in consumer staples (XLP, +1.28%) since the January high.  Technically, the XLP looks the best it's looked since January.  We're  Read More

Ross Stores Stalls after Breakout

by Arthur Hill

Ross Stores was hit hard with a high volume gap down in late May, but immediately firmed and recovered. The stock broke out of a long triangle in early June and then stalled with a small flag last week. Basically, we have two bullish continuation patterns at work.   The long-term trend is up because the 50-day EMA is above the 200-day EMA and the stock recorded a 52-week high last Monday  Read More

Commodities Get Smoked 2018-06-15 - Video

by Greg Schnell

Well, after the big buildup of the last two recordings, we saw the dramatic climax to the big buildup in tension. Oil, Gasoline, Heating oil, Copper, Steel, Aluminum, Rare earth metals, Coal, Natural Gas stocks, Gold and Silver all had a bad week. With the G7 meeting, the Singapore summit, another Fed meeting on Wednesday, Mario Draghi speaking on Thursday and Quadruple Witching Options  Read More

The BIG picture in ONE picture

by Julius de Kempenaer

Relative Rotation Graphs® originally emerged out of my work on sector (rotation) analysis while employed as a sell-side analyst providing services to institutional clients. Shortly after the first introduction as a tool to visualize sector-rotation a lot of other possibilities to use RRGs sprung to mind. One of the first ideas was to use a Relative Rotation Graph at the highest level of an  Read More

6/15 MWL Recap - Guest Co-Host Arthur Hill - Seasonal Doldrums - DP Sentiment Report

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  Read More

Historic High on NAAIM Exposure - NDX Scoreboard All Buy Signals

by Erin Swenlin

On Friday, the weekly charts went "final". With that finalization, the NDX which had been carrying a positive Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) crossover throughout the week, finally posted the IT PMO BUY signal on its DP Scoreboard. Additionally, sentiment charts were very interesting this week. The National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) posted the 3rd highest market exposure  Read More

Some Consumer Staples Stocks Start Hitting Scans

by Greg Schnell

I ran some scans this morning looking for some new breakouts to 1-year highs. With the market pushing up for the last month, these food companies are starting to accelerate. First, Archer Daniels Midland is breaking out to new three year highs. Pinnacle Foods is breaking out above prior year highs. Nomad Foods (NOMD) has a nice chart that looks like it is starting to reaccelerate. If you  Read More

Relative Strength Is Your Guide To A Winning Stock Portfolio

by Tom Bowley

It seems simple enough.  Buy stocks/ETFs that are outperforming the benchmark S&P 500.  Well, that's part of it for sure.  But it really goes a lot deeper than that.  StockCharts.com provides you a myriad of ways to evaluate relative strength.  I tend to use relative ratios most of the time so I'll focus on this method in my article.  As an example, let's  Read More

Two Continuation Patterns Take Shape in XLI

by Arthur Hill

The Industrials SPDR (XLI) has struggled in 2018 and is pretty much unchanged year-to-date. Despite flat performance this year, a pair of bullish continuation patterns are taking shape. Let's look at the key levels to watch going forward. Long-term, the trend is still up because the PPO(50,200,0) is positive, which means the 50-day EMA is above the 200-day EMA. The ETF also recorded a 52-week  Read More

Organizing Your Trading Strategy By Trend Strength (Or, How to Make Sense of Jim Cramer's Stock Picks)

by Tushar Chande

If you watch Jim Cramer's Mad Money show on CNBC for a week, you will hear about so many stock picks (symbols) that it might drive you crazy.  He spews so many symbols, that in a month's time you will  be easily overwhelmed.  So here is a useful chart to put into perspective any stock picks you encounter in the mass media or blogs such as this one.   Chart 1:  The  Read More

DP Weekly Wrap: Market Still Strong

by Carl Swenlin

The bearish rising wedge formation we had been watching resolved upward last week, though not by a decisive margin. This week price reached, then retreated from horizontal resistance, forming a top which created a new rising wedge formation. In spite of the modest pullback early Friday, price was virtually unchanged by the close. Again, let me remind you that the very high SPX volume on Friday  Read More

Dovish ECB Offsets Hawkish Fed

by John Murphy

Editors Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Thursday, June 14th at 11:39am EST. The Fed raised its short-term rate by a quarter point yesterday as expected. But it also added a fourth rate hike this year which gave its announcement a more hawkish tilt. That had the immediate effect of boosting Treasury bond yields and weakening bond  Read More

Shorting Stocks that Miss Earnings Expectations

by John Hopkins

  I have found over many years of trading that it is so much more difficult to make money shorting stocks than going long. With the exception of the Dot.com bubble between 2000-2002 and the bear market of 2008-2009 during the Great Recession we've been in a bull market for a long time and trying to short stocks in a bull market is like pulling teeth. However, just like it makes sense to  Read More

Tale of the Tape

by Bruce Fraser

As Wyckoffians we often generate a hypothesis regarding the forces that propel stocks and industry groups higher (or lower). Homebuilders enjoyed a major uptrend in 2016-17.  In this case study from 2016; interest rates were near historically low levels, thus we could conclude that home purchases would be stimulated. And homebuilding stocks should rally. The Wyckoff Method  Read More

Stop! Don't Touch It! Let It Go! Quit Tinkering!

by Grayson Roze

I've seen this play out time and time again at seminars, conferences, lectures, and courses. Remarkably, the conversation always begins with the exact same seemingly harmless five-word question: "But what if you just" Those five words prompt me to step up on the soapbox and launch into the "tinkering talk".  A recurring discussion at the various investing presentations I give, this  Read More

Pullback Rally Analysis

by Greg Morris

The Pullback Rally Analysis is not a ranking measure but a technique for determining the relative strength of issues by looking at the most recent rally from a previous pullback.  Measure the amount of the pullback in percent, then measure the current rally up to the current date in percent.  The concept is fairly simple, those issues which dropped the least in the pullback, will  Read More

Talk About Hot? This Sector Has Risen Every Day In June

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, June 14, 2018 Utilities (XLU, +1.24%) led a bifurcated market on Thursday, but the real story of June has been consumer discretionary (XLY, +1.04%).  The XLY has not only posted gains each of the 10 trading days in June thus far, but it's also closed above its open in each of those days as well.  I can't recall the last time I've seen that happen and it  Read More