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Four Keys to Finding Meaningful Bullish Reversal Patterns - with Two Live Examples

by Arthur Hill

Major bullish reversal patterns signal the start of new up trends that can extend and be very profitable. However, chartists must first learn to distinguish between meaningful patterns and irrelevant patterns. Here's how..  Read More

ChartWatchers

Stock Indexes Break Out of August Trading Range to the Upside

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Thursday, September 5th at 10:46am ET. A rally in global stocks has taken a turn for the better with major stock indexes clearing some upside resistance barriers  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tom McClellan: Bond Yields Stretched Far From Oil’s Message

by Tom McClellan

Back on July 10, I wrote in a Chart In Focus article that there was an “Upturn Ahead for T-Bond Yields.” And we got a small upturn then. But that small upturn in yields was more than eclipsed by a huge drop in bond yields to historic lows, as U.S  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

S&P 500 Breaks Trading Range To Upside And There Was Very Bullish Confirmation

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, September 5, 2019 U.S. indices had a strong day on Thursday, with leadership from key aggressive areas. The small cap Russell 2000 ($RUT) led the action with a solid 1.75% gain. More on the RUT in today's Current Outlook section below  Read More

Muscular Investing

Investing Seminars on East Coast and West Coast

by Brian Livingston

I'm giving four investing seminars this month: two in the East and two in the West. We'll reveal the latest scientific findings on crash-proof strategies - what I call "Muscular Portfolios" - and how to use StockCharts.com to get the most from them. Figure 1  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCK INDEXES BREAK OUT OF AUGUST TRADING RANGE TO THE UPSIDE

by John Murphy

MAJOR STOCK INDEXES ACHIEVE UPSIDE BREAKOUTSA rally in global stocks has taken a turn for the better with major stock indexes clearing some upside resistance barriers. The three major stock indexes shown below have all cleared their August highs and 50-day moving averages  Read More

Art's Charts

Semis Extend Bounce off Key Retracement - XLI and XLF Surge off Support - Ranking and Grouping Key ETFs

by Arthur Hill

Today we will rank and group the key ETFs that I follow. Instead of showing all five groups, like in last week's commentary, I will focus the middle three groups, which I think are the most interesting and still have potential  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Is This Stock Ready For a Turnaround - or Just a Quick Bounce?

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Relative Rotation Graph (RRG) above is the result of a scan that I am running from time to time. Before you ask ;) in an upcoming RRG Charts blog, I will explain how I got to this selection of stocks, including the scan-code  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Head & Shoulder Top Is Perhaps The Most Over-Hyped Technical Pattern

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 It was a solid day for U.S. equities as all of our major indices rallied, as did all 11 sectors. Communication services (XLC, +1.94%) and technology (XLK, +1.71%) were the top two performing sectors  Read More

Art's Charts

S&P 500 Leads Breadth Charge

by Arthur Hill

The S&P 500 and SPY are challenging their August highs again and large-cap breadth is stronger than breadth in mid-caps and small-caps. Since we seem to be on a day-to-day situation with the S&P 500 and this trading range, I will provide another short-term breadth update  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Alert Mid-Week: Reverse Head Shoulders/Triple Bottom on Indexes - PMO BUY for NDX

by Erin Swenlin

The NDX scored a PMO BUY signal, lagging slightly behind the other three Scoreboard indexes. Below the Scoreboards, I have included not only the NDX but also the other three Scoreboard indexes (SPX, OEX and INDU), as "solid line" charts rather than OHLC bars  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle September 3, 2019

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes: Sold SPX on 8/27/19 at 2869.16= gain .77%; long 8/23/19 at 2847.60. Monitor purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 1/29/19 at 21.96. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes: Sold SPX 7/5/19 & 2990.41= gain 2.63%  Read More

Art's Charts

A Classic Reversal Pattern with a Live Example - Plus 3 Stock Setups

by Arthur Hill

Even though trend continuations are more likely than trend reversals, reversals do occur and chartists looking for price reversals should understand the classic patterns  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Defensive Sectors Hold U.S. Equities Up

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, September 3, 2019 This is just a very brief market recap as I'm on jury duty this week. New U.S. tariffs took effect this morning and it's September, so the stock market saw considerable weakness, especially at the open  Read More

Art's Charts

The Never-Ending Range, Low Vol Leadership and Credit Market Canaries

by Arthur Hill

As noted in Tuesday's commentary, the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) and several big sector SPDRs remain locked in trading ranges. SPY fell back from range resistance with a modest decline on Tuesday (-.58%). It certainly could have been worst  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Martin Pring's Monthly Market Roundup 2019-09-03

by Martin Pring

The monthly Market Roundup video for September is now available. Good luck and good charting, Martin J  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Four More Short-Term Indicators Turn Bullish for Equities

by Martin Pring

Breadth Acting Positively Four Short-Term Indicators Turn Bullish Stocks Could Be Breaking Against Gold The mood on Wall Street is turning ever more cautious as the economic numbers continue to soften  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCKS START SEPTEMBER ON A WEAK NOTE

by John Murphy

MAJOR STOCK INDEXES BACK OFF FROM OVERHEAD RESISTANCEStocks are only halfway through one of the year's weakest seasonal stretches between August and September. And September is usually the weaker of the two. And they're starting the month on a weak note  Read More

Art's Charts

Volatile and Yet Not So Volatile

by Arthur Hill

Stocks opened strong on Friday morning and then sold off ahead of a three day weekend. Well, the weekend has passed and stocks are set to open lower on Tuesday. What a surprise! August was volatile for the S&P 500. And yet it was also not volatile  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Sneak Preview: Sector and Industry Relative Strength Analysis

by Tom Bowley

Special Note There will be no Trading Places blog article on Tuesday, September 3rd as I've been selected for jury duty and will be out all day. I'll find out more of my schedule (for later this week) tomorrow morning and I will post articles here this week as best I can  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tim Taschler: Looking at Gold

by Tim Taschler

I pay close attention to the weekly COT report, especially when any of the reporting groups (commercial hedgers, large speculators, small speculators) are at a record position, long or short  Read More

The Canadian Technician

What Wall Of Worry?

by Greg Schnell

The US market continues to fight off China trade issues and the global slowdown. That's the good news, anyway. The bad news is the market holds a setup similar to last year's oscillation where it broke down  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: NIFTY Has A Treacherous Road Ahead; These Sectors To Relatively Out-Perform As Per RRG

by Milan Vaishnav

Throughout the past week, the Indian equity market struggled to keep its head above crucial levels and ended the week with modest gains. Keeping on anticipated lines, the week remained very volatile as the markets oscillated in a 385-point range  Read More

Art's Charts

Charting the Fab 5 for Clues on QQQ

by Arthur Hill

Today we will look at charts for the biggest stocks in the Nasdaq 100 ETF. Even though the big tech titans dominate QQQ, note that Pepsi (PEP) is the 10th largest stock and accounts for 2.3%. PEP is obviously part of the Consumer Staples sector  Read More

ChartWatchers

The August Stealth Bull That Has Some Investors Cheering

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

For most investors, it’s been a tough month as headline induced volatility brought the Indexes to their worse August returns since 2015  Read More

ChartWatchers

The 3 Biggest Risks As We Enter September; The Trade War Isn't One

by Tom Bowley

Listen, the media loves to overhype the trade war. Seriously, is there anyone that isn't aware of the trade war, the tweets, the rhetoric, etc  Read More

ChartWatchers

Should Market Breadth Be Cap-Weighted or Equal-Weighted?

by David Keller

I recently tweeted about the percent of stocks above their 200-day moving averages, pointing out that there is a key line in the sand for this important breadth indicator. This resulted in a fantastic question about looking at market breadth in cap-weighted terms vs  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP WEEKLY WRAP: Seriously Suspecting September Seasonality

by Carl Swenlin

The month of September has a reputation for being a bad month for the stock market. After the October 1987 Crash, the month of October carried a bad rep for years, but more recently we are told that it's really September we have to watch out for. On the old decisionpoint  Read More

ChartWatchers

Most Sectors Still Experiencing Rising Peaks and Troughs

by Martin Pring

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Martin Pring's Market Roundup on Wednesday, August 27th at 4:15pm ET  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

A Dynamic Stock?

by Greg Schnell

One of the industry groups that hit a new high this month was the Aerospace and Defence industry group ($DJUSAE). That chart looks beautiful. Looking through the charts in that industry group, Northrop Grumman (NOC) has been roaring higher  Read More

Wyckoff Power Charting

Stocks Yield. Bonds Don't

by Bruce Fraser

A characteristic of this economic cycle has been the disappearance of yield. Yield has been like a glacier melting ever downward and eventually disappearing into the yawning gap it created  Read More

ChartWatchers

Growth vs. Value Rotation is Sending a Very Clear Message on RRG

by Julius de Kempenaer

One of the Relative Rotation Graphs that I like to keep an eye on in order to get a handle on the general market condition (for stocks) is the chart above, which shows the rotation of Value versus Growth stocks using the Dow Jones US Index as the benchmark  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tom McClellan: Crude Oil's 10-Year Message

by Tom McClellan

We currently have trade wars, presidential tweets, inversions in the yield curve, slowing earnings growth, decreasing corporate share buybacks and all manner of other problems affecting the stock market  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

China Blinks First, U.S. Equities Rally

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, August 29, 2019 Well, thank you China. On Thursday morning, China pledged a calmer approach to the trade war and indicated they would not retaliate for the latest tariffs imposed by the U.S. At least not now  Read More

Art's Charts

State of the Stock Market - Big Sectors Hold Strong

by Arthur Hill

The broader market may not seem bullish right now, but there is clearly a bull market somewhere within stocks. In particular, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 are currently within five percent of all time highs, which were hit just five weeks ago  Read More

Dancing with the Trend

It is Time for a Change

by Greg Morris, Grant Morris

I have written 194 articles in my Dancing with the Trend blog on StockCharts.com in the past 4+ years. My intent was to educate about how markets work, offer full support of technical analysis, and tell real stories about being a money manager for the past 20+ years  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCKS CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AS SUPPORT LEVELS HOLD

by John Murphy

THE DOW HOLDS ITS RED LINEA lot of underlying support levels have held this week, and stocks are now approaching overhead resistance. Tuesday's message showed the Dow Industrials testing its 200-day moving average for the third time since the start of August  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

A (pair) Trade Idea in Consumer Discretionary

by Julius de Kempenaer

Looking at the daily Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors, we can see that Consumer Discretionary is inside the improving quadrant and about to cross over into leading at a strong RRG-Heading. For the near-term, this makes XLY a sector to keep an eye on  Read More

Art's Charts

Ranking and Categorizing Dozens of Key ETFs into Five Chart Groups

by Arthur Hill

Today I am breaking my ETF chart list into five groups and showing these groups in order of performance, strongest to weakest. After analyzing and comparing these price charts, five clear groups emerged. First, there are ETFs with very strong uptrends that look very extended  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Consumer Strength Is Real, PLUS A Personal Announcement

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10 of 11 sectors advanced in a broad-based rally on Wednesday that carried the Dow Jones higher by 1%. The small cap Russell 2000, a major laggard in 2019, rose 1.15% in a rare day of outperformance. Energy (XLE, +1  Read More