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Looking For Some New Direction In The Market

by Greg Schnell

One of the hardest parts about investing, is staying with the constant rotation of sectors. Amazon is already down more than $100 since the high last week. Gulp! While it's only 10%, $100 a share is an ouch. As the Nasdaq 100 has been a little soft of late, I thought I would look for oversold stocks that are starting to improve on the weekly. There are a lot of them in energy...  Read More

Southern Co (SO) Looks Up

by Greg Schnell

Southern Co (SO) is a utility company with a pretty intriguing chart this week.  THe SCTR got very low and is starting to move above 30, which is one style of trade I like. The Relative strength is clearly out of favor, so that is a major drawback. The price action has oscillated above and below the $48.50 level for the last year and this week closed back above it.  What I like most...  Read More

DP Weekly Wrap: Top Still Not Resolved

by Carl Swenlin

Last week it looked as if the market was beginning to form a top, but that result still hasn't been realized. SPY continued to churn sideways, and the daily PMO came within a hair of crossing down through its signal line. There is still evidence that there is a top in the making, and we'll be looking at that below. The DecisionPoint Weekly Wrap presents an end-of-week assessment of  Read More

DP Bulletin: Dow Industrials ($INDU) Generate Weekly PMO BUY Signal

by Carl Swenlin

Today the weekly PMO for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) crossed up through its signal line and generated a weekly PMO BUY signal. We can see on the weekly chart that the PMO has been running flat well above the zero line since April, which indicates that price has been moving up at a steady pace. Check the DP Weekly Wrap for a recap of the week's market action. Happy Charting! - Carl...  Read More

Get Inspired, Get Profitable, Get a Vacation

by Gatis Roze

It's been my experience as a full-time trader over the decades that investing muscles need to take a vacation regularly. I've learned the hard way that vacations must be part of my money management routines. If I procrastinate and wait until I realize I need a vacation, the markets inevitably will have already told me the same thing in subtle ways. By then, it will have cost me money. My advice...  Read More

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Weekly Market Review & Outlook (w/ Video) - We've Seen this Movie Before

by Arthur Hill

.... Large-caps Continue to Lead .... An Ugly Price Relative, but a Nice Uptrend .... SPY and QQQ Stall Near All Time Highs .... Small-caps: We Seen this Movie Before .... Utes Outperform Bonds and Regionals Lag Badly  .... XLF Rises as 10-yr T-Yield Falls - KRE Lags .... XLI Breaks Flag Resistance .... XLP Breadth Weakens and XLE Fails .... XES Continues to Underperform Oil .... HACK with...  Read More

Do Large Down-side Gaps In Leadership Stocks Point to Start of Mini Correction?

by Tushar Chande

A change in sentiment is now evident, as profit-taking has opened up down-side gaps greater than 10-day average true range in the charts of key leadership stocks (such as Amazon and Coherent) starting a mini correction as measured by the Guggenheim Equal Weight ETFs: in the short-term only 4 of 9 equal weight ETFs are long, two are flat and two are trending lower.  The data are summarized  Read More

August Means Road Construction Ahead For Truckers; July Jobs Report On Deck

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, August 3, 2017 The Dow Jones was once again able to eke out a meager 9 point gain to establish yet another record closing high, but other indices were unable to keep up.  The more aggressive Russell 2000 and NASDAQ fell by 0.54% and 0.35%, respectively, and the benchmark S&P 500 also fell 0.22%.  Over the past two weeks, the S&P 500...  Read More

Commodities Countdown Video With Greg Schnell 2017-08-03

by Greg Schnell

Commodities Countdown Video Recording 2017-08-03 is posted. Now that July has closed with the $USD giving multiple signals of an end to the bull market,, take a  walk through many of the charts describing the casuality that is showing up. Commodities Countdown Video With Greg Schnell 2017-08-03 from  Read More

Here's A High Reward To Risk Biotech Play

by Tom Bowley

First, please understand that any time you trade a small biotech company, there are considerable risks attached.  These types of stocks are certainly not for everyone.  One size does not fit all.  However, if you enjoy taking higher risk in an attempt to score high returns quickly, then take a look at Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT): SRPT broke out above price resistance near 37.00  Read More

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SystemTrader - Reworking the ChartCon Momentum Rotation Strategy - Cut your Profits and don't Worry about Stops

by Arthur Hill

.... Reworking the Momentum-Rotation Strategy .... Setting the Benchmark .... System Ground Rules .... Four Extra Filters .... Consulting, Software and Data .... Charts with Trading Signals .... Rate-of-Change Ranking Results .... Testing a Trailing Stop .... Conclusions and Caveat Emptor .... Scan Code ....     Reworking the Momentum-Rotation Strategy About a year  Read More

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AFTER FALLING DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, CRUDE OIL AND GASOLINE PRICES ROSE DURING JULY -- THAT SHOULD BOOST INFLATION NUMBERS FOR THAT MONTH

by John Murphy

ENERGY PRICES ROSE DURING JULY... A report on Tuesday covered economic conditions during the second quarter. One of the things it showed was continuing low inflation, which remains well below the Fed's target of 2%. One of the factors mentioned was falling energy prices. Naturally, the media reported that there are no signs of inflation anywhere. The charts beg to differ. It's not...  Read More

Consumer Relationship Still Pointing To Higher Prices

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 The action on Wednesday was quite boring once again, despite hundreds of companies reporting their quarterly results.  The Dow Jones jumped another 52 points to a fresh record high - which it's been seeing daily - and it pierced 22000 for the first time in its history, touching 22036 at its intraday high before settling in at 22016 at the...  Read More

Erin's Hits: PMO + CandleGlance = Smart Money

by Erin Heim

** While Erin is away, we will be posting some of her "greatest hits" educational blogs. Some information may be dated ** The definition of "Smart Money": Money bet or invested by people with expert knowledge. I won't claim expert knowledge, but the pursuit of getting as close to that as possible is what we are doing here on StockCharts.com. In many of my previous DecisionPoint blog entries  Read More

8/2 - MarketWatchers LIVE Recap - AAPL Earnings - SCTR Movers - Stochastic Scan

by Tom Bowley

Welcome to the recap of Wednesday'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. Information abounds in our Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST shows, but the MWL blog will give you a quick recap.  Be sure and check...  Read More

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A FEW CRACKS ARE SHOWING IN THE STOCK UPTREND -- THE FIRST ONE IS DOW OUTPERFORMANCE

by John Murphy

DOW OUTPERFORMANCE MAY NOT BE A SIGN OF MARKET STRENGTH... It seems everyone in the media has been transfixed on the Dow Industrials hitting 22K this week. And they cite that as proof that the stock rally is alive and well. That recent Dow strength, however, is coming from a handful of high-priced stocks. [Since the Dow is a price-weighted index, the highest priced stocks carry the most...  Read More

FireEye Battles Consolidation Support

by Arthur Hill

FireEye reported earnings on Tuesday and surged on Wednesday morning with a strong open. The stock is trading well below the open now, but I wanted to highlight the bigger patterns at work. First, the long-term trend is up because the stock is above the 200-day EMA and the 50-day EMA is above the 200-day EMA. The stock forged an island reversal with two gaps in March and broke a big resistance...  Read More

It's Make or Break Time For The Dollar And Gold

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, August 1, 2017 It was a rather boring day on Wall Street Tuesday, albeit a bullish one, as all of our major indices finished the day higher.  Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ tight-roped along key support/resistance levels as you can see below: All of the S&P 500's action was safely above gap and price support, while the NASDAQ never could  Read More

What Will You do When the Bear Arrives?

by Greg Morris

I would imagine there are many readers that are fairly new to market analysis and in particular, technical analysis.  We have had 10 bear markets in the S&P 500 Index since 12/30/1927 and 15 bear markets in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2/17/1885.  A bear market is defined as a drop of over 20% from the previous high.  Not sure who said or claimed this, but I'm...  Read More

A Dollar for Your Thoughts

by Bruce Fraser

The dollar has been sinking since the end of 2016. Recently there has been much attention and commentary from the financial community on the impact of this weakness. A falling dollar typically helps U.S. exporters by lowering the price of their goods in world markets. A lower dollar imports inflation by raising the price of the many goods manufactured overseas and sold in the U.S. Rising...  Read More

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Market Round Up Video Recording With Martin Pring 2017-08-01

by Martin Pring

The Market Round Up Video Recording for August is available. Use the HD button for better clarity when viewing. Market Round Up Live With Martin Pring 2017-08-01 from StockCharts.com on Vimeo. Good luck and good charting, Martin J. Pring The views expressed in this article  Read More