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Don't Ignore This Chart!

A Sharp "Hook" on the RRG and a Completed Wedge Suggest This Stock is Ready to Rally

by Julius de Kempenaer

While browsing through some RRGs, my eye fell on a rare rotation in the Financial sector. AIG, on the daily RRG, was coming from leading through weakening and just hit the lagging quadrant a few days ago  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

When a Strong Stock in a Leadership Group Pulls Back

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Software stocks got hit yesterday, with the group down over 3% and many individual stocks seeing losses as high as 10% for the day  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Choppy or Simple Structures in McClellan Oscillator

by Tom McClellan

The McClellan Oscillator value on Feb. 5, 2020 was +23.36. Taken all by itself, that is not a very useful piece of information. Yes, it is above zero, meaning slightly positive recent acceleration upward in the Advance-Decline data on the NYSE  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

DOLLAR RALLIES TO A FOUR MONTH HIGH

by John Murphy

DOLLAR INDEX NEARS TEST OF EARLY OCTOBER HIGHWhile recent volatility in stocks, commodities, and bonds has received a lot of attention, currency trading has been relatively quiet. But that may be changing  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: The Difference Between Price Ratios and RRG-Lines

by Julius de Kempenaer

In this edition of StockCharts TV's Sector Spotlight, I cover Asset Classes and Sectors using monthly charts, as usual given the start of the new month. After the break, I answer a question on the difference between a simple price ratio and the RRG-Lines  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Trading Resolutions for 2020, Part 4

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave finishes his 20 trading resolutions for 2020, then discusses some mystery charts. He also presents a new "Best and Worst Trades of the Week" and talks OGRE and trend trades. This video was originally recorded on February 5th, 2020  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Alibaba Checks Back To Support

by Greg Schnell

Alibaba (BABA) is holding one of the nicer charts, and the coronavirus has created a small back test to support. What makes the chart a little more interesting are the indicators. The SCTR suggests that the recent push to new highs makes Alibaba one of the top-performing stocks  Read More

DecisionPoint

Electrifying Tesla

by Carl Swenlin

TSLA short-sellers no doubt feel that they have stuck their fingers into a light socket, or perhaps I should say they have been hot-wired to a charging station. Since last June's low, the value of TSLA stock has increased about four-and-a-half times  Read More

RRG Charts

Is This Bullish or Bearish?

by Julius de Kempenaer

Earlier today, I was preparing for my weekly Sector Spotlight show on StockCharts TV (airing every Tuesday at 10:30am ET), and, as today is the first Tuesday of the month, that meant looking at monthly charts for Asset Classes and US sectors  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

It's Still a Bull Market, But More Corrective Activity is Likely

by Martin Pring

Why the Correction Will Likely be Contained More Corrective Action Likely One Indicator Flashes a Buy Signal Conclusion Why the Correction Will Likely be Contained A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that a correction was inevitable, and presented a couple of indicators to suggest tha  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

BIG JUMP IN ASIA BOOSTS GLOBAL STOCKS

by John Murphy

EMERGING ASIA LEADS GLOBAL STOCKS HIGHERA strong rebound in Asia today is giving a big boost to global stocks. Emerging markets in Asia led the rest of the world lower over the last two weeks. And are leading it higher today  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Show: Coronavirus, Oil, Materials and Confirmations vs. Divergences

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Carl and Erin analyze the news regarding the coronavirus and its effects in China, including the side effect of depressed oil prices. Carl covers Oil, the Dollar and Bonds, while Erin zeroes in on the materials sector  Read More

The Mindful Investor

High Returns and Low Correlations: The Case for Gold

by David Keller

With stock markets in rapid decline this week, mindful investors should be looking around for opportunities  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Energy Is Now Primed For A Big Rebound

by Tom Bowley

I know. I know. It's been the worst sector and the second worst sector isn't even close. Look at this sector leaderboard for the past six months: The XLE is the ONLY sector in negative territory. Its SCTR score is 2.3. What the heck could trigger a rally? The U.S. Dollar ($USD)  Read More

Art's Charts

Another Triple 90% Down Day - What is it and what does it mean for stocks going forward?

by Arthur Hill

Selling pressure was extremely broad in Friday with all sectors declining and more than ninety percent of stocks in the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 declining  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

GLOBAL STOCKS WERE DUE FOR A PULLBACK

by John Murphy

GLOBAL STOCKS WERE ALREADY STRETCHED TOO FARThe coronavirus outbreak in China has rattled global markets all over the world, and rightly so. Fears of an economic slowdown in the world's second biggest economy is something to be concerned about  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Key Support Levels To Watch On S&P 500 During This Correction

by Tom Bowley

The selling was coming, we just weren't quite sure when. Well, it's here now, so how long might it last and how much pain might we endure? Both questions are difficult to answer, but I do know the 3-4 month channel has been broken  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

The Selling Wasn't Due To The Coronavirus; Here's What No One Is Talking About

by Tom Bowley

The selling that we saw last week was long overdue. Many are panicking over the coronavirus, which is easy to do when it's the only thing that the media is covering  Read More

ChartWatchers

A Proven Method To Better Predict Earnings Results and Free Webinar

by Tom Bowley

Relative strength. It seems easy enough. Wall Street meets with management teams continuously throughout the year (except during quiet periods). Analysts evaluate not only business strategy, but also business integrity  Read More

ChartWatchers

Putting Your Best Players on the Field in a Rocky Market Environment - Defensive Plays With Growth & Yield

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

The broader markets took it on the chin today as news of a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases brought fear-induced selling across most areas  Read More

ChartWatchers

The Shiny (and Bullish) Yellow Metal

by David Keller

With stock markets in rapid decline this week, mindful investors should be looking around for opportunities  Read More

The MEM Edge

MEM Edge TV: How to Hedge Against the Coronavirus Pullback

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

On this episode of StockCharts TV's The MEM Edge, Mary Ellen shares select areas of the market that perform well during China-related market drops. She also reviews those areas in the direct line of fire and which could go much lower  Read More

ChartWatchers

The Stock Market May Be Rattled by the Coronavirus, But Bond Yields Have a Battle of Their Own

by Martin Pring

The stock market was roughed up by the coronavirus earlier in the week, but, under the surface, another battle has been going on -- the one between inflation and deflation, that is, as both yields and commodity prices have run up against key support levels  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

How are Stocks Going Up While Earnings Go Down?

by Tom McClellan

The primary driver of stock prices is supposedly earnings, right? So how is it that earnings as a percentage of GDP have been falling since a peak in late 2014, yet the major averages like the DJIA and SP500 are up 60% since then? This week's chart looks at some data which is bur  Read More

ChartWatchers

Introducing "Symbol Summary" - A New Full Quote View with Technicals, Fundamentals, Earnings, Dividends, Corporate Info and More, All In One Place

by Grayson Roze

AMZN reported earnings yesterday. Wondering how I know that? You probably think it's because my Twitter feed was blowing up or some notification came across my screen after the close. But here's the real answer..  Read More

ChartWatchers

RRG Suggests Aggressive Trade Setup for XLY vs. XLV

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Relative Rotation Graph above shows the weekly rotation for US sectors against SPY (S&P 500). While the S&P 500 chart is deteriorating and seems to be going into a correction, there are two tails on the RRG that suggest an interesting trade setup  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

CHINESE STOCKS LEAD EMERGING MARKETS LOWER

by John Murphy

DOW THREATENS 50-DAY MOVING AVERAGEGlobal stocks remain under pressure. My last message on Wednesday suggested that the continuing drop in bond yields and economically-sensitive commodities put the mid-week stock rebound in doubt  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Inger Letter 01-30-2020

by Gene Inger

Beating around the bush with candor after the dovish Fed statement, Chairman Powell tried not to be backed into a corner about "reserve levels," liquidity injections, or their plan to start bringing things into balance later in the year (perhaps from April forward; though that ma  Read More

The MEM Edge

WealthWise Women: Setting Stops and the Chandelier Exit

by Erin Swenlin, Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this week's edition of WealthWise Women, Erin and Mary Ellen discuss minimizing losses and considering your exit strategy when buying. Erin hosts a workshop on the basics of stop-losses, including advantages, disadvantages and a discussion of the Chandelier Exit (Pink Line)  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Want To Better Predict Earnings Results BEFORE They're Released? Check This Out...

by Tom Bowley

At the start of the week, I held a members-only webinar at EarningsBeats.com to provide my "predictions" of upcoming earnings reports based off of the charts. I've turned it into a formal study where I've been summarizing results all week  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Are People Queueing Up For a Big Mac?

by Julius de Kempenaer

On the Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors (XLY), the Consumer Discretionary sector started to curl up and move higher while inside the lagging quadrant  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Fantastic Trading Lessons

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave presents some examples of the best opening gap reversals (OGRes). He also covers intraday trading, this week's mystery chart and his eleventh 2020 resolution: "I will seek excitement and entertainment outside of the market  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

LOWER BOND YIELDS AND WEAK COMMODITY PRICES CAST DOUBT ON STOCK MARKET REBOUND

by John Murphy

BOND YIELDS AND COMMODITIES CONTINUE TO WEAKENOne of the recent warnings that I wrote about was the drop in bond yields that has taken place since the start of January  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle January 28, 2020

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes: Long SPX on 1/28/20 at 3276.24. 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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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

The Stock Market May Be Rattled by the Coronavirus, But Commodities and Bond Yields Have Battles of Their Own

by Martin Pring

Bond Yields are Just Above Support Commodities are at Support The stock market was roughed up by the coronavirus earlier in the week, but, under the surface, another battle has been going on -- the one between inflation and deflation, that is, as both yields and commodity prices  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

JNJ Has a Great Setup; Will It Follow Through?

by Greg Schnell

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has been consolidating sideways for a few years already. Over the last month or so, the stock has looked ready to push to the upside, but has just started to move. Here is what I see in the chart. The SCTR ranking is moving above 75, so that is bullish  Read More

The Canadian Technician

Commodities Need To Bounce Here

by Greg Schnell

Here is the chart of Copper (CPER) trying to hold at support this week. One of the problems showing up is that all the commodities are breaking down. Support is right here, right now. The reason it is called support is because the chart has bounced here before  Read More

DecisionPoint

I Love Natural Gas

by Carl Swenlin

Living in California, we pay a premium on just about everything, especially utilities in the summer. The monthly electric bill approaches $600, and water $300, but we do get relief with natural gas, which comes in at around $10  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: BETA Helps You Find Sectors To Hide When Needed

by Julius de Kempenaer

In this edition of StockCharts TV's Sector Spotlight, I updated my spreadsheet for calculating the BETAs for all of the SPDR sectors. During the episode, I show users how to use this metric in combination with RRGs. This episode was originally recorded on January 28th, 2020  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Show: New Signal Changes on Major Indexes - Cap-Weighted v. Equal-Weighted Analysis

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Carl reviewed some of his notes from last Friday's DecisionPoint Weekly Wrap (available at DecisionPoint.com), while Erin presents an update on the latest short-term SELL signals triggered with today's market action  Read More