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April 15, 2017

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Welcome to the latest edition of ChartWatchers, the newsletter for technical analysts, online investors, StockCharts users and more. In addition to this week's articles, don't forget to check out the Site News section (below) for some important announcements and updates about what's going on around StockCharts this month!

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Site News

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This Week's Articles

The Market Message

Investment Grade Corporates Outperform Junk Bonds

Article Image The green bars in the chart below show the iBoxx Investment Grade Corporate Bond iShares (LQD) trading at a new five-month high after clearing its 200-day average. The red bars, however, show the iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond iShares (HYG) backing off from its early March high. The fact that investment grade bonds are rising, while junk bonds are weakening...
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Art's Charts

How to Track ETF Tracking Errors - Examples for USO and GLD

Article Image Most of us are aware of the tracking error between oil and the US Oil Fund. There is indeed a tracking error, but a few charts reveal that this tracking error is subject to fluctuations and can even remain stable for extended periods. Today I will show how to measure tracking errors between ETFs and the underlying asset. Gold and oil will be used for examples, but these techniques can be
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The Canadian Technician

Commodity Calamity? Steel And Copper Crack

Article Image The Industrial Metals have been on everyone's radar recently. The daily and weekly charts are showing big cracks. Starting with the Steel ETF (SLX), this is on a train out of town. This contains a list of companies related to the Steel industry. Watch for a bounce at the 200 DMA and see if we get more than a bounce to the head/shoulders neckline in blue. Copper...
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Trading Places

Bank Profits Soar But Bank Stocks Sour

Article Image At the time of the last ChartWatchers article, I didn't really see a whole lot to be nervous about. However, the bullish picture certainly is getting a bit murkier based on developments since then. After a very strong ADP employment report on April 5th, most everyone was expecting a solid nonfarm payrolls report two days later. That never materialized, though, as the consensus...
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Bookstore Special

InvestEd Central

Earnings Take Center Stage

Article Image It's that time of the year, a time when all attention is turned to the bottom line of corporate America. It happens every quarter and it always has a major impact on the direction of the market. And the bottom line almost always trumps everything else. Of course there are other factors that impact the market including economic reports, geopolitical developments, Federal Reserve policies, as...
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DecisionPoint

Scoreboard Weekly PMO SELL Signals Approaching Fast!

Article Image One look at the DP Scoreboards and it is apparent there are problems in the short term. It appears that the intermediate term is sitting comfortably on BUY signals. That is true for the IT
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The Traders Journal

How I Deal With Investment Losses (And How Not To)

Article Image Financial investment losses are the markets' way of telling you to make adjustments and to correct your present course of action. The parallels between how American investors deal with financial pain and how individuals deal with physical pain is illuminating. According to a recent article in Consumer Reports, 80% of Americans experience persistent pain of some type and spend over...
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