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Top Advisors Corner

Unemployment is Not "Good," But it is Bullish

by Tom McClellan

The officially stated rate of U.S. unemployment in April 2020 was 14.7%, the highest since the Great Depression, when the data were not as rigorously tabulated compared to these days. Regardless of whether the 14.7% number is exactly correct (it isn't), it is still a high number  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Is NortonLifeLock-ing In a New Low?

by Julius de Kempenaer

One of my alerts on StockCharts  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Show: How to Choose the Best Indicators

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, following a discussion of current market conditions, Carl discusses the importance of choosing the right indicators for your charts and explains his rationale for including the indicators that DecisionPoint uses regularly  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Latest Short Squeeze Call Is Strangling The Bears

by Tom Bowley

In developing our Short Squeeze ChartList, which is a fancy name for doing our homework and organizing potentially explosive stocks into one ChartList for our members, we were looking for companies that traders are betting against  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Lots of Instruments Launched - and Almost Launched - Today

by Mish Schneider

By the time you read this, NASA will have canceled its scheduled launch to send the first humans in space in nearly a decade. Regardless, SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule, with Bob Benhken and Doug Hurley (astronauts) aboard, represents a great era for the USA  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle May 26, 2020

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring Purposes: Neutral Monitoring Purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 4/9/20 at 28.96; Sold 5/18/20 at 35.92 = 24% gain. Long Term Trend SPX Monitor Purposes: Short SPX 5/13/20 at 2820  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: Your View Depends on Your Timeframe

by Julius de Kempenaer

On this episode of Sector Spotlight, I review the current rotations for asset classes and sectors. In addition, I explain how your investment horizon and timeframe is crucial in determining how you view the markets. This video was originally broadcast on May 26th, 2020  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

S&P Fails at its 200-Day MA and NASDAQ Closes a Major Gap

by Martin Pring

March Was a Really Strong Bottom NASDAQ Closes a Gap S&P Fails at its 200-Day MA Conclusion March Was a Really Strong Bottom Tuesday's action looks bullish on the surface, but may signal the end of the rally  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Oil & Gas

by Mish Schneider

I knew that this picture would become one for the history textbooks! A while back, we pondered whether the worst of the oil market debacle was over. Currently, that depends on a lot of "ifs": If OPEC adheres to its 9.7 million barrels a day. If Russia sticks to its 8  Read More

DecisionPoint

Trillion Dollar Stocks at the Bottom of the Pile

by Carl Swenlin

On a day when the Dow was up +529.95 points, I thought it was odd that it's two giant components, Apple (AAPL) and Micrsoft (MSFT), finished the day at a loss and at the bottom of the list sorted by percent change  Read More

The Mindful Investor

Limited Time Offer on Consumer Discretionary

by David Keller

One of my favorite ratios to track offense vs. defense within the equity markets is the Consumer Discretionary sector (XLY) divided by the Consumer Staples sector (XLP). But a look under the hood shares narrow leadership and questionable upside  Read More

Dancing with the Trend

An Exceptional Bear Market

by Grant Morris, Greg Morris

We think it is a good time to review bear markets, since we just had one, or are still in one, depending on the definition you choose to use. It is generally accepted that a bear market occurs when the stock market is down at least 20% from recent highs  Read More

RRG Charts

Facebook On its Way to $290

by Julius de Kempenaer

Communication is key The Communication Services started to come alive again after a dull period, at least in relative terms. Recently, I wrote about the sector here in a Don't Ignore This Chart article ("Is Everybody Calling and Texting or What?")  Read More

The Traders Journal

"10 I'm Stalking" - Top Charts and Intriguing Trades (Week of May 25, 2020)

by Grayson Roze

As you may well know, I talk a lot about my weekly routine. More specifically, I talk a lot about my "Sunday Portfolio Review". I've said it before and I'll say it again – my weekend review is the most important part of my investing process  Read More

The Canadian Technician

Going Through Individual Charts Suggests This Is What Next!

by Greg Schnell

The market has been trapped in a sideways area for the last 7 weeks. Since April 6th, the market has worked a range between 2750 and 2950. This week, it tried to break out topside and ended up closing back near the top end of the range  Read More

Wyckoff Power Charting

Work Area Ahead

by Bruce Fraser

The worldwide COVID-19 lockdown has produced massive unemployment trends. In the U.S. unemployment is moving rapidly toward the 20% level. Sheltering-in-Place has established many new societal trends. Some of these trends we have explored as the ‘Stay-at-Home Economy' theme  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

At the Edge of Chaos: Who's the Greater Fool?

by Joe Duarte

Either institutional investors or the retail masses are going to face a serious market-related decision in the next few weeks to months. History says that retail investors are being lured into a bull trap  Read More

Art's Charts

Quantifying the QQQ Effect on SPY

by Arthur Hill

We all know that many stocks in the Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) are also part of the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY). In addition, it is clear that these QQQ stocks affect the performance of SPY. But how much exactly? Today we will answer that question and compare performance for these two ETFs  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Up, Down or Sideways: Will On Balance Volume Give Early Answers?

by Leslie Jouflas

In this article, we will look at the On Balance Volume Index (OBV) and determine if it can help give us a leading edge in the direction of the $SPX, $INDU and $COMPQ indexes  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: NIFTY May See Ranged Movements; RRG Chart Tells This Sector May Offer Maximum Alpha

by Milan Vaishnav

Markets ended a week that continued to play out much on the expected lines, except for the fact that the volatility was much less than what was expected. Also, the markets continued to display lack of directional bias throughout the week  Read More

ChartWatchers

One Area That's Due To Grow In The Post-Pandemic Economy

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

The unforeseen usefulness of robots during the current global lockdown has kicked up interest in an already-growing area of the markets  Read More

ChartWatchers

Limited-Time Offer on Consumer Discretionary

by David Keller

One of my favorite ratios to track offense vs. defense within the equity markets is the Consumer Discretionary sector (XLY) divided by the Consumer Staples sector (XLP). But a look under the hood shares narrow leadership and questionable upside  Read More

ChartWatchers

Commodity Indexes Reach Important Breakout Points

by Martin Pring

The Stock Market is Forecasting Higher Commodity Prices [One big] thing going positive for commodities is my Inflation/Deflation ratio  Read More

The MEM Edge

New Buys Amid Sector Rotation

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this episode of StockCharts TV's The MEM Edge, Mary Ellen reviews new areas that are turning bullish and the best way to get in front of positive candidates. She also uncovered how to trade the powerful moves in stocks that gap up  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Virtually Travel the World and Make Money! (+Video)

by Mish Schneider

I have spent most of the time in 2020 analyzing, writing and speaking about the US markets and commodities. Therefore, I thought it time to explore the International ETF Country Funds. I have vetted them for you  Read More

ChartWatchers

How I Scan ChartLists For High Profit Trades

by Tom Bowley

I have a routine that I've implemented where I typically review market action around 10:00am ET, 30 minutes after the market has opened  Read More

ChartWatchers

Sector BETA Can Help You with General Market Direction

by Julius de Kempenaer

Some time ago, I started to play around with BETA as a metric to gauge risk appetite for sectors, then went from there to the general market. If you search for BETA in ChartSchool you will find this entry: Beta: A measure of a security's systematic or market risk  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

NVDA Blows Away Estimates - Exactly What Wall Street Expected

by Tom Bowley

Last night, after the closing bell, NVIDIA Corp (NVDA) did what Wall Street expected - it blew the doors off its earnings. Revenues were reported at $3,080.00 vs. its consensus estimate of $2,995.27 and EPS came in ahead of expectations at $1.80 vs. $1.69  Read More

The MEM Edge

WealthWise Women: How to Spot Chart Patterns

by Erin Swenlin, Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this week's edition of WealthWise Women, Mary Ellen and Erin share impactful chart patterns that will guide you during these volatile markets. In addition, they reviewed stocks currently exhibiting those patterns so you can benefit  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

I See An Index Breaking Out, But How Do I Find An ETF That Tracks It?

by Tom Bowley

I review a lot of the Dow Jones industry indices, but one problem is that you cannot trade an index. Naturally, I receive plenty of questions like "how can I benefit from semiconductors if the Dow Jones U.S  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Higher High for HY Bond A-D Line

by Tom McClellan

Stock prices are doing their best impression of a V-bottom rebound, even if it is a somewhat lopsided V shape. For much of this rebound, it has been possible to argue that this is "just a bear market rally  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Commodity Indexes Reach Important Breakout Points

by Martin Pring

Gold Has Done its Work as a Leading Commodity Indicator The Stock Market is Forecasting Higher Commodity Prices Commodities on the Verge of a Breakout Oil VIX Signals a Major Bottom in Oil Prices Three weeks ago, I raised the question as to whether commodities had begun to embark  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

APPAREL RETAILERS LEAD XLY HIGHER

by John Murphy

APPAREL RETAILERS LEAD XLY HIGHER Chart 1 shows the Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY) trading at the highest level in three months and north of its 200-day average. The XLY/SPX relative strength ratio in the upper box is also rising  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Show: Can the Market Continue Up, Up, Up?

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Erin and Carl begin the show with a lively discussion of current market conditions after yet another breakout on Wednesday. Should investors expect even higher prices? Looking at exclusive DecisionPoint  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Is Everybody Calling and Texting or What?

by Julius de Kempenaer

Communication Services seem to be in high demand, looking at the price chart for XLC. After the March crash - or was it "just a dip," with hindsight? - XLC rapidly bounced back with a vengeance  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Masks Off - Or is That Risk Off?

by Mish Schneider

Tuesday night, we reminisced that, on February 5th, I wrote in a blog, "Although the last couple of days brought back euphoria into the market, with volatility hanging tough, one should be prepared for anything." That sentiment remains true right now  Read More

4th Dimension

Redefining Swing Points with Heiken-Ashi and Hi/Lo Count

by Shaun Downey

Back in 2006, my first book, Trading Time: New Methods in Technical Analysis, dedicated over 120 pages to the multitude of conclusions that can be derived by analysis of Swing Points, including how long trends can last before reactions, the strength of the trend, trend beginnings  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Unfolding the Onion Layers of Trading Psychology

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave gives a quick market update, then continues sharing the Trading Rules he uses to peel back the onion layers of trading psychology  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle May 19, 2020

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring Purposes: Neutral Monitoring Purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 4/9/20 at 28.96; Sold 5/18/20 at 35.92 = 24% gain. Long-Term Trend SPX monitor purposes: Short SPX 5/13/20 at 2820  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCKS HAVE ANOTHER STRONG DAY

by John Murphy

STOCKS CONTINUE RALLY MODE Stock prices are trading sharply higher again today. Chart 1 shows the Nasdaq Composite Index ($COMPQ) trading at a three month high. Chart 2 shows the S&P 500 nearing a test of its 200-day moving average  Read More