Blogs and Market Commentary

Blogs and Market Commentary

StockCharts publishes a wide variety of technical market commentary articles on our website. Many of these articles are available for free in the “Blogs” area of the website. The rest are available to members primarily inside the “Market Message” area.

Articles generally mix current market observations with charting and education. It is important to understand that StockCharts.com does not publish any buy or sell recommendations (a.k.a. “stock picks”). See our Terms of Service for more details.

Free Commentary

Free Blogs

The following Blogs are available for anyone to read:

  • ChartWatchers - articles from our free newsletter (see below) including sneak-peeks at articles for the upcoming issue. Published bi-weekly.
  • Chip Anderson - messages from the president of StockCharts.com.
  • Dancing with the Trend - Greg Morris' blog about market breadth indicators and technical analysis lessons.
  • DecisionPoint - Interesting technical developments spotted by Carl Swenlin and Erin Heim.
  • Don't Ignore This Chart - charts with interesting technical developments. Published daily.
  • RRG Charts - Julius de Kempenaer's articles about interpreting RRG charts.
  • Scanning Technically - Gord Greer's tutorials and advice for writing effective scans.
  • The Canadian Technician - Greg Schnell's market analysis with a Canadian perspective.
  • The Traders Journal - Lessons from Gatis Roze's lifetime of trading.
  • Status - A special blog for communicating with users during significant site problems.
  • Analysing India -Vipul Ramaiya's market analysis on the Indian Stock Exchange.
  • Trading Places with Tom Bowley -Tom Bowley's blog on “Beyond Technical Analysis”
  • Wyckoff Power Charting -Bruce Fraser's blog on the Wyckoff Method and technical analysis.

Click on the “Blogs” tab at the top of any page to see the latest articles from each of these blogs.

ChartWatchers Newsletter

Our free “ChartWatchers” newsletter is published twice per month and contains current market commentary from John Murphy, Arthur Hill, Greg Schnell, Tom Bowley, Carl Swenlin, Erin Heim, and Gatis Roze. We strongly recommend that anyone who uses StockCharts.com for any amount of time should subscribe to ChartWatchers.

ChartWatchers is published in two different formats: email and blog articles. Anyone is welcome to read ChartWatchers in either format (or both!). Articles first appear in the free ChartWatchers blog which can be accessed from our “Blogs” tab.

After all the articles have been gathered for the week, they are joined together into one big email message - the official “ChartWatchers Newsletter” - which is then sent out to all ChartWatcher subscribers on the first and third weekend of each month. In addition, a copy of the newsletter is saved in the ChartWatchers Archive area as well.

Managing your ChartWatchers Newsletter Subscription:
Note that your ChartWatchers newsletter subscription is completely independent from your StockCharts.com membership and it needs to be managed separately.

  • To subscribe to the ChartWatchers newsletter, just enter your email address into the box at the bottom of our homepage and press “Go.”
  • To unsubscribe, use the “Unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of all email versions of the newsletter.
  • To change your email address, first unsubscribe using the link in the email, then resubscribe using the box at the bottom of the homepage.

Public ChartLists

Public ChartLists are collections of annotated charts that are created and maintained by our users. Our Public ChartLists page displays Public ChartLists ranked by popularity, update date and quality.

Top Advisors Corner (TAC)

We publish a collection of free, sample articles from other technical analysis oriented authors in the “Top Advisors Corner” area of our Blogs page. Unlike the other blogs on our site, these articles are not created by StockCharts.com staff members but we still think they are very interesting and useful. Contributors include Tom McClellan, Tim Ord, and Gene Inger among others. The most recent “TAC” articles can be found listed on the right side of the “Blogs” page about halfway down the page.

Members-Only Commentary

John Murphy's Market Message

John Murphy's Market Message is John's main market commentary outlet. John Murphy, Arthur Hill and Greg Schnell publish detailed market analysis articles every trading day (typically after the market closes) in this members-only section of our website. All StockCharts.com members can read those articles and the extensive archives.

Arthur Hill also creates videos for each of his Market Message articles.

All Market Message content is available by clicking on the “Market Message” tab at the top of any web page.

Managing your Market Message Notification Emails:
Whenever a new Market Message article is posted, all StockCharts members are notified via a short email message. You can disable those email notification messages using the following steps:

  1. Log in and click on the “Your Account” link in the upper right corner of the page
  2. Find the “Notifications” area of the page
  3. Click the “Unsubscribe” button in that area to disable those email messages

Art's Charts

Also located under the members-only “Market Message” tab is “Art's Charts” - a series of daily, pre-market articles written by Arthur Hill which discuss current market conditions and examine several stocks with interesting technical developments on their charts.

Managing your Art's Charts Subscription:
Members who are interested in getting email notifications whenever a new article is posted to “Art's Charts” can click the “Email Updates” link near the upper right corner of the page to subscribe to those notifications. A link in the email message can be used to unsubscribe.

Martin Pring's Market Roundup

“Martin Pring's Market Roundup” is a members-only blog that is updated once per week by Martin Pring with his take on current market conditions. Twice per month, Martin also includes a video summary in this blog.

Martin's blog can be accessed from the main “Blogs” tab. A link to his most recent article should be located near the top of the article listings. You can also find his blog in the “Choose a Blog” dropdown on the right side of that page.

Managing your Market Roundup Subscription:
Members who are interested in getting email notifications whenever a new article is posted to “Martin Pring's Market Roundup” can click the “Email Updates” link on the right side of the page to subscribe to those notifications. A link in the email message can be used to unsubscribe.

DecisionPoint Reports and Trackers

After the market closes, we generate several automated DecisionPoint reports that can help members see strong and weak areas for several major indexes and several groups of popular stocks. The reports are based on Carl Swenlin's DecisionPoint approach to market timing.

Note: These reports are different from the free “DecisionPoint” blog (discussed above).

The DecisionPoint Reports and Trackers can be accessed from the Commentary box on the Home Page or via the “Choose a Blog” dropdown on the “Blogs” page.

New Article Notification Methods

Via Email

As discussed above, most blogs have an “Email Updates” link on the right side of the page that allows you to register to receive notifications whenever a new article is published.

Notes:

  • Each blog's notification list is managed separately
  • A link in the notification message allows you to unsubscribe from those messages

Via Facebook

Most of our free articles also appear on our Facebook page. Facebook users can simply “Like” our page to see those articles in their Facebook newsfeed. Note: You do not need to be a member of Facebook to view our Facebook page.

Via Twitter

We also post messages in our Twitter feed whenever new articles appear on our website. Twitter users can follow @stockchartscom to see those messages. Note: You do not need to be a member of Twitter to view our Twitter page.

Via Our RSS Feed

One of the best ways to follow our blogs is to use an “RSS Reader” (also called a “News Reader”) and subscribe to our RSS Feed:
http://stockcharts.com/articles/atom.xml

For more on RSS Readers, please see this article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_aggregator

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I remove the social media icons that appear on the blog pages?
A: To remove the social media icons move your mouse below the bottom icon and click the on the gray triangle that appears.

Q: How can I contact one of the blog authors to ask a question?
A: The best way to contact a blog author is to use the “start the discussion” box located below any blog post.

Q: How do I subscribe to a blog?
A: At the bottom of any blog article written by the author who's blog you wish to subscribe to it says “Would you like to receive email notifications whenever a new article is added to this blog?”. Click the green “Yes” and a popup will appear to enter in your email address and click subscribe.


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