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Mish's Market Minute

Can the Transportation Sector (IYT) Hold Up the Market?

by Mish Schneider

The FOMC Minutes report released Wednesday stated little to no change. Rates will stay low until 2023 and the monthly $120 billion bond-buying program will stay in place. The Fed has been hesitant to change any fiscal policy as it has been very attentive to the economic recovery  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

PERCENT OF S&P 500 STOCKS ABOVE THEIR MOVING AVERAGES LOOKS STRETCHED

by John Murphy

% OF S&P 500 STOCKS ABOVE 50-DAY AVERAGE IS HIGH Market breadth figures for the stock market remain quite strong. A couple of them, however, suggest that the market may be stretched on the upside  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle April 6, 2021

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring Purposes; Long SPX on 3/24/21 at 3889.14. Monitoring Purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 10/9/20 at 40.78. Long Term SPX Monitor Purposes: Sold long SPX on 1/15/21 at 3768.25= gain 10.80%; Long SPX on 10/26/20 at 3400.97. The market is in a strong position  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: 8 Sectors at New Closing Highs

by Julius de Kempenaer

It is the last Tuesday of the month, and that means looking at seasonality! In this edition of StockCharts TV's Sector Spotlight, it's time to go over some monthly charts! As usual, Julius brings two batches of monthly charts to the show: one for Asset Classes, one for US sectors  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Has the Market Run Up Too Quickly?

by Mish Schneider

On Monday, we talked about the momentum in the Transportation (IYT) and Semiconductors (SMH) sectors, which showed strength when compared to the Russell 2000 (IWM). On Tuesday, IYT closed near Monday's low, making it a potential bearish engulfing day  Read More

RRG Charts

Over 90% of "The Market" is in an Uptrend

by Julius de Kempenaer

Every first Tuesday of the month, I look at Asset Classes and Sectors' developments using monthly charts. This start-of-the-month routine keeps me on track of the longer-term developments in terms of price trends  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP TV: Indicators Confirm New All-Time Highs

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Carl and Erin review the surge to new all-time highs and reveal the indicators that are confirming this breakout. There are a few problem indicators, but in general the market is looking healthy. Hear their outlook for the SPY moving forward  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Why Transportation (IYT) and Semiconductors (SMH) Have Hidden Strength

by Mish Schneider

SMH and IYT are the strongest members of the Economic Modern Family, as they are both in a bullish phase in price and in momentum. We are measuring momentum based on MarketGauge's proprietary indicator RealMotion  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

CONSUMER DISRETIONARY AND TECH STOCKS LEAD MARKET HIGHER

by John Murphy

CONSUMER DISRETIONARY SPDR NEARS OLD HIGHStocks are trading sharply higher today following a strong jobs report on Friday and news today of a stronger service economy. The Dow and S&P 500 are trading in record territory and the Nasdaq isn't far behind  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Tech Takes Center Stage in Biden's Infrastructure Plan; Here's a Top Stock to Benefit

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

We had quite an end to the holiday-shortened week after Biden unveiled his infrastructure bill. The $2.3 trillion plan not only proposes to invest in infrastructure and climate change, but a large portion of funds are allocated for 5G/broadband expansion across the U.S  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

At the Edge of Chaos: More to Come as Options Push SPX to New Highs, The Fed Pumps and Shorts Capitulate – A Potential Monster Breakout Looms

by Joe Duarte

"I go to parties sometimes until four. It's hard to leave when you can't find the door" – Joe Walsh. As I've said here many times, I'm not bearish, but there is something quite unusual going on in this market and it's worth exploring in some detail  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: NIFTY Likely to See Incremental Gains; RRG Charts Show This Sector Ending Relative Outperformance

by Milan Vaishnav

The previous week was a short and truncated one with just three working days. The NIFTY stayed volatile on the expected lines and danced to yield and a stronger dollar on the expected lines, but continued to post some gains  Read More

ChartWatchers

Clarifying Oil's 10-Year Message For Stocks

by Tom McClellan

It is now officially April and, in past posts, I have noted that the leading indication message from crude has called for a stock market top due in April 2021. This should be the 10-year echo of the monthly closing price top in oil prices in April 2011  Read More

ChartWatchers

These Mega-Caps Look Set for Higher Prices!

by Greg Schnell

It has been 6 weeks since the February 12th market top on the $COMPQ. The $SPX and the $INDU have gone on to new highs, and some of the large caps are setting up in the sweet spot for me. That would add a lot of thrust to a second quarter rally  Read More

ChartWatchers

Is It Time to Go Long on Gold? -- Mary Ellen McGonagle Joins DP Trading Room Monday!

by Erin Swenlin

In today's "Diamond Mine" Trading Room (DP Diamonds subscribers only), I was asked if it was time to go long on Gold given its rally this week. Well, if we are talking about "longs," we should start at the monthly chart and work down to the daily chart  Read More

ChartWatchers

A Relative Strength Clue for QQQ

by Arthur Hill

The Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) represents the largest stocks in the Nasdaq and the Nasdaq 100 Next Gen ETF (QQQJ) covers the next 100 (101 to 200). Stocks at the top of the latter group are knocking on the door and trying to fatten up for inclusion into the legendary QQQ  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

This Is The ONLY Technical Sell Signal I Use To Spot Secular Bear Markets

by Tom Bowley

Why am I always so bullish? I'm asked this question in many different ways, but I'm very happy to explain my stance - and it's quite simple. Because the stock market goes up a WHOLE LOT MORE than it goes down  Read More

ChartWatchers

Here's What Great Earnings-Related Trade Setups Look Like

by Tom Bowley

I love earnings season. Perhaps it's the CPA inside of me, having practiced in public accounting for a couple decades. Maybe it's the excitement of new fundamental information being released that alters the valuation of companies  Read More

Dancing with the Trend

Candlestick Charting Explained & Candlestick Charting Explained Workbook

by Greg Morris

StockCharts.com's bookstore is offering a limited time, very low price on both books. See the end of this article for details  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

With 2 Indices Clearing Major Resistance, Watch Out for This Common Trader Pitfall

by Mish Schneider

On Thursday, both the Russell 2000 (IWM) and the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) cleared major resistance levels from the 50-day moving average. In many traders/investors' minds, this has opened the bullish floodgates with new highs in view  Read More

DecisionPoint

Chartwise Women: Stocks Pivot on Biden Plan

by Erin Swenlin, Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this week's edition of Chartwise Women, with President Biden's infrastructure plan laid out, Erin and Mary Ellen share the stocks that are pivoting back into favor  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

US Moving Towards Leading Quadrant vs. the World..... oh, and Canada Too

by Julius de Kempenaer

With the S&P 500 jumping to new highs, it's interesting to see how that impacts the position and the rotation of the US vs. the rest of the world. The RRG above visualizes that  Read More

The Canadian Technician

Looking Renewed!

by Greg Schnell

The Alternative Energy space has been very volatile, surging up a couple hundred percent then back fifty percent. It all adds up to capturing profits and trying to buy back in near the lows  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Trolling the StockCharts Economic Database for Useful Stock Market Indicators

by Martin Pring

Many of you may be unaware of the fact that StockCharts has a small database of economic indicators. (You can find them by searching for symbols that begin with $$  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Same as It Ever Was

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave is ready to share a plethora of lessons with you. First up, after a brief market update, Dave continues his series "If I Can Do It So Can You; Letting The Ebb and Flow Control Your Portfolio  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STRONGER TECH STOCKS BOOST NASDAQ

by John Murphy

TECHS ARE HAVING A STRONG DAY Technology stocks are the day's strongest sector which is helping boost the Nasdaq market. As a result, the Nasdaq is leading today's rally. Chart 1 show the Invesco QQQ Trust trading 1  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle March 30, 2021

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring Purposes: Long SPX on 3/24/21 at 3889.14. Monitoring Purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 10/9/20 at 40.78. Long Term SPX Monitor Purposes: Sold long SPX on 1/15/21 at 3768.25= gain 10.80%; Long SPX on 10/26/20 at 3400.97  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Is the Retail Sector (XRT) Heating Up?

by Mish Schneider

Last Thursday, the retail sector ETF (XRT) opened near its 50-day moving average. It closed with a large range on increased volume, which was a good sign of strength. Though it has not made a decent-sized move since then, it has been holding its current price level  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: Tech is a Drag

by Julius de Kempenaer

It is the last Tuesday of the month, and that means looking at seasonality! In this edition of StockCharts TV's Sector Spotlight, after an overview of last week's rotations and performances for asset classes and sectors, I bring up his 3-D visualization for sector seasonality and  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ACHIEVES BULLISH BREAKOUT

by John Murphy

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CLEARS OVERHEAD RESISTANCE Airlines stocks continue to gain more ground. Although the entire group is rising, three in particular caught my eye  Read More

RRG Charts

Comm is Da Bomb

by Julius de Kempenaer

The seasonal trends for sectors vs. the S&P 500 going into April show many 50/50 odds for out- or underperformance. But the two sectors that stand out are interesting and important ones  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP TV: Scanning and Sifting for Winning Stocks

by Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Erin flies solo and gives us an in-depth market review of the SPY, The Big Four (Dollar, Gold, Crude and Bonds) and a thorough sector review. As part of the sector review, she demonstrates how she mines for her "Diamond of the Week  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Expectations vs. the Market

by Mish Schneider

Last Friday, the Russell 2000 (IWM) index and Semiconductors (SMH) cleared their 50-day moving average. From a technical standpoint, this looked as though the rally would continue into Monday  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Will The AD Line Matter As We Speed Towards Earnings?

by Tom Bowley

Growth stocks have been hammered on both an absolute and relative basis over the past several weeks, but as we move into earnings season, should we pay attention to rising AD lines? The accumulation/distribution line, developed by Marc Chaikin, doesn't really look at whether the  Read More

Art's Charts

News Flash! Big Advances Deserve Big Corrections and Proper Perspective - Tesla Example

by Arthur Hill

Dozens of high flying stocks and ETFs are down double digits from their February highs, but chartists should put these declines into perspective when analyzing the charts  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

At the Edge of Chaos: Options, NYAD and Major Stock Indexes are Setting Up for Big Move + Two Waste Stocks That Smell Like Roses

by Joe Duarte

If you're wondering why the stock market is suddenly so volatile, look no further than the options market  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: NIFTY to Stay Broadly Ranged in Truncated Week; This Zone Emerged as Strong Support Area for Markets

by Milan Vaishnav

The previous five days of the week were spent in a broad range, where the markets remained in wide-ranged consolidation and ended the week on a modestly negative note  Read More

ChartWatchers

Half Your Stock's Move Is Traceable To This One Item

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Have you ever noticed that top-performing stocks travel in groups? Just look at last year's biggest winners out of the bear market, where Technology stocks far outpaced the markets. Within Technology, many out-performers were Cloud Computing related stocks  Read More

ChartWatchers

One Of The Market's Biggest Mysteries..... Solved

by Tom Bowley

I'm sure that most of you have heard that old Wall Street adage "buy on rumor, sell on news." Well, it's never truer than with earnings. Wall Street meets with management teams prior to the end of the fiscal quarter and gathers a lot of information  Read More

ChartWatchers

Improving Relative Strength for Homebuilders

by David Keller

Relative strength is one of the most important parts of my technical toolkit. Basically, the idea is to lean into stocks that are working and lean away from stocks that are not working  Read More