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Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Performance Ranks vs. SCTRs: A 6 Month Test

by Tom Bowley

Let's first look at our sector SPDR funds, in SCTR order: It's important to note that SCTR scores are calculated as of today. Performance ranks will change based on whether we look at one day performance, one week performance, six months performance, etc  Read More

The Mindful Investor

What Gold's Pullback Means for the 2020 Outlook

by David Keller

The final chart that I shared in my portion of the StockCharts 2020 Market Outlook (coming soon to our YouTube channel!) was a two-year chart of gold. After a pullback in the fall to Fibonacci support, gold appeared to be resuming its long-term uptrend  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCKS LOOK VUNLERABLE TO SHORT-TERM PULLBACK

by John Murphy

SHORT-TERM STOCK VIEW LOOKS OVER-EXTENDEDDespite geopolitical concerns at the start of the week between the U.S. and Iran, stocks ended the week higher. All three major stock indexes also hit new records before experiencing some minor-profit-taking on Friday  Read More

Analyzing India

NIFTY May Remain Volatile in the Coming Week; RRG Charts Show Key Sectors Continuing to Lose Momentum

by Milan Vaishnav

As the Indian markets traded on the anticipated lines, they continued to consolidate, but also saw tremendous volatility owing to the geopolitical tension in the West Asian region. The NIFTY traded in a wider-than-usual range and ended the week on a relatively flat note  Read More

The MEM Edge

Consumer Discretionary Sector May Be Waking Up – Three Major Retailers That Are Setting The Pace

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

On Wednesday, I wrote about Mega-Cap Retail stock McDonalds (MCD) and its downtrend reversal. (You can read about that here.) Since then, more heavyweight retailers have begun to exhibit signs of renewed performance as they reverse downtrends or break out of lengthy flat bases  Read More

The Traders Journal

Do You Use The "Krauthammer Conjecture" To Improve Your Sell Discipline?

by Gatis Roze

I know a majority of my fellow investors are also ardent sports fans who live-a-little or die-a-little with each win or loss by their respective team. The parallels to investing are self-evident. Afterall, our portfolios of equities are our teams as well  Read More

ChartWatchers

This Chart Suggests Rally Should Continue in the Very Short-Term

by Erin Swenlin

This is an excerpt from yesterday's DecisionPoint Alert [with updated comments & charts]. If you'd like to subscribe to DecisionPoint  Read More

ChartWatchers

Get Ready - Earnings Season Ready to Kick into High Gear

by John Hopkins

Most of the talking heads on TV have gone out of their way to indicate that analysts have lowered their expectations for Q4 earnings  Read More

The MEM Edge

MEM Edge TV: Six Tech Stocks Poised to Trade Much Higher After Revealing New Products

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

On this episode of StockCharts TV's The MEM Edge, Mary Ellen reviews the top news from the world's largest tech show and the stocks that will benefit. Afterwards, she provides in-depth market analysis regarding major companies that are due to report earnings next week  Read More

ChartWatchers

Stocks Rally on Reduced Mideast Tensions

by John Murphy

After several tense days, some calm is being restored to global markets  Read More

ChartWatchers

REIT SPDR Holds Key Moving Average as its Biggest Components Spring to Life

by Arthur Hill

Ten of the eleven sector SPDRs are positive over the last three months. The Real Estate SPDR (XLRE) is the only sector sporting a loss (~.75%), but I am not concerned with relative weakness because the price chart looks bullish overall  Read More

ChartWatchers

Is Big Retail Cliff Diving?

by Greg Schnell

It has been a 10-year parade of improving jobs numbers; naturally, December was no different. There was lots of rhetoric about one level vs. the other, but overall it was hardly a worrisome report. Canada improved this month, but last month was the worst jobs report since 2009  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Another Solid Jobs Report Likely To Fuel Further Rally; Here Are A Few Winners

by Tom Bowley

December nonfarm payrolls were just released and they were solid, though slightly below expectations. They suggest moderate economic improvement and the very slight increase in average hourly earnings confirms that the labor market, while tight, is not too tight  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

VIX is Not Confirming Higher Prices

by Tom McClellan

The major averages are ignoring missile strikes, oil market turmoil and excessively bullish sentiment, keeping prices marching higher in 2020. But we do have a major bearish divergence now in the VIX Index, which is NOT making lower lows to confirm those higher price highs  Read More

The MEM Edge

WealthWise Women: Enlightened Viewpoints to Boost Your 2020 Returns

by Erin Swenlin, Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this episode of WealthWise Women, Mary Ellen and Erin share their market beliefs regarding how to invest successfully. In addition, the two review guidelines to help you exit your stocks in a timely manner and pinpoint how to uncover top candidates  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

RRG Shows a Clear Winner for Growth vs. Value

by Julius de Kempenaer

Relative Rotation Graphs enable us to see beyond sectors or individual stock rotations; they can also be used to visualize differently-sorted market segments. The RRG above illustrates growth vs  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

This Mega-Cap Stock Just Reversed its 5-Month Downtrend - I'm Lovin It!

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

It's been a tough period recently for many retailers as they struggle to adjust to consumers' ever-shifting demands. Many of these shifts have been driven by technological advances, as digital sales and faster product delivery times are a must if companies want to succeed  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

20 Trading Resolutions for 2020, Part 1

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave reveals the first five of his twenty trading resolutions going into 2020  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Gold - COT Report

by Tim Taschler

Every time I write about my concerns with the Commitment of Traders report (COT), I get a lot of pushback about it not being worthwhile or not predictive of price action  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle January 7, 2020

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes: Sold SPX 12/24/19 at 3223.36-gain 1.72%; Long SPX on 12/13/19 at 3168.80. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 1/29/19 at 21.96. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes; Sold long-term SPX on 10/24/19 at 3010.29=gain 1.49%; Long SPX on 10/14/19 at 2966.15  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCKS RALLY ON REDUCED MIDEAST TENSIONS

by John Murphy

GLOBAL STOCKS CLIMB ON CONCILIATORY REMARKS After several tense days, some calm is being restored to global markets  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: Monthly Charts and a Look at Asset Allocation

by Julius de Kempenaer

In this edition of StockCharts TV's Sector Spotlight, I take a look at new monthly charts and asset allocation. Afterwards, I build more on the Seasonality visualization and interpretation that I started during last month. This video originally aired on January 7th, 2020  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

BIDU Bids Bon Voyage to its Base

by Greg Schnell

Since the improvement in trade discussions, some of the Chinese internet names have taken on a new look. JD.com (JD), Alibaba (BABA) and Baidu (BIDU) are all sporting improved charts. In addition, the Shanghai market broke out to 6-month highs last week  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Fears of Retaliation from Iran Cause a Spike in this Group of Stocks

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Last Friday, I wrote about the sharp uptick in many defense-related stocks following news of a deadly airstrike against Iran. (You can read that article here) Since then, fears of a retaliation by way of a cyberattack against the U.S  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Show: In the News - Oil Poised to Outperform? + GRAND OPENING of DecisionPoint.com

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

DecisionPoint.com is live! In this episode of DecisionPoint, Erin unveils the new DecisionPoint website and its features, including the new home of the DecisionPoint Alert and Daily Diamonds features and exclusive Sector ChartLists  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

RISING CANADIAN DOLLAR HELPS PUSH CANADA ISHARES TO NEW RECORD

by John Murphy

CANADIAN DOLLAR HITS NEW 52-WEEK HIGH A couple of my messages posted during Christmas week wrote about a more bullish outlook for commodity markets this year. And the likelihood for a weaker U.S. dollar  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Random Thoughts: 20 Trading Resolutions for 2020 and Beyond, Part 2

by Dave Landry

If you haven't read the first ten 2020 resolutions, click here before continuing. 11. I will seek excitement and entertainment outside of the market. If you're looking for action, the market is a very expensive place to look. As I preach, "have an affair instead  Read More

The Canadian Technician

Gold Surges, Miners Don't!

by Greg Schnell

Usually, in a big uptrend, gold miners will outperform the shiny metal itself. With the video I produced at year-end for Gold, I mentioned that one of the caution signs was a PPO that was correcting below the trend line but above zero  Read More

Wyckoff Power Charting

Power Charting TV: Wyckoff 2020

by Bruce Fraser

Joe Turner and Jim Kopas of Pring Turner Capital Group join me for a discussion of the current state of the business cycle. Their firm (along with Martin Pring and Tom Kopas) does some of the best research on the planet on the domestic and global business cycle  Read More

Art's Charts

Putting Declines into Perspective to Find Opportunities - Plus an Opportunity in the Tech Sector

by Arthur Hill

2019 was quite the year with many stocks moving sharply higher from January to July-August. In particular, several Technology stocks moved higher during this period and then corrected into October  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: Likely to See Increase in Volatility; RRG Chart Shows Likely Resilience from These Sectors

by Milan Vaishnav

The Indian markets witnessed consolidation again for the second week in a row. The markets saw a generally stable week, one that remained in a limited and defined range and ended mildly in the negative  Read More

ChartWatchers

Defense-Related Stocks Rise Sharply on Mideast Tensions – Here are 3 Stocks Poised to Trade Even Higher

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Defense companies had a strong rally this week after a U.S. airstrike in Iraq killed a key Iranian military leader  Read More

ChartWatchers

Gold Enters Extreme Overbought Zone

by David Keller

The final chart that I shared in my portion of the StockCharts 2020 Market Outlook (coming soon to our YouTube channel!) was a two-year chart of gold. After a pullback in the fall to Fibonacci support, gold appeared to be resuming its long-term uptrend  Read More

The Mindful Investor

Coffee, Charts and a Proper Perspective

by David Keller

You pour yourself a cup and coffee, fire up the computer and begin your daily investment process  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP ALERT WRAP: DecisionPoint.com -- Everything Old Is New Again!

by Carl Swenlin

This will be the last free issue of the DecisionPoint ALERT. Last fall StockCharts.com changed its business model regarding our free content, and Erin and I need to embrace the subscription model if we are to continue doing what we do. Our new DecisionPoint  Read More

ChartWatchers

Bull in a China Shop

by Martin Pring

Thursday's price action in China resulted in a powerful signal that Chinese equities are headed significantly higher. That should be bullish not only for China but for the world as a whole  Read More

ChartWatchers

Finding the Top 15 S&P 500 Stocks for 2020

by Tom Bowley

Happy New Year and welcome to a brand new decade! A century later, I believe the stock market is about to repeat itself as I'm expecting another roaring 20's! And yes, that could lead to another rough 30's decade, but let's worry about that later. One step at a time here  Read More

ChartWatchers

Will Disney Be the New Leader in Communication Services (XLC)?

by Julius de Kempenaer

XLC, the Communication Services Sector, is sending some mixed signals. On the price chart, XLC convincingly cleared resistance at $51 in November, when it pushed above the horizontal boundary that ran over the highs (four in total) of 2018 and 2019  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

INCREASED MIDEAST TENSIONS CAUSE SOME PROFIT-TAKING IN STOCKS

by John Murphy

ATTACK ON IRAN'S TOP GENERAL PUSHES OIL PRICES HIGHER Overnight news of the killing of Iran's top general by the U.S. is having a reasonably predictable effect on global markets  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Fed Funds COT Leading Indication

by Tom McClellan

The efforts of the Federal Reserve to inject extra liquidity into the banking system over the past 2 months have helped to fuel the year-end (2019) rally  Read More