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The MEM Edge

Can This Strength in the Markets Continue?

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this episode of StockCharts TV's The MEM Edge, Mary Ellen reviews the status of the markets and what this week's action reveals. She also shares insights into how to handle the explosive moves in select stocks and the best way to tell when the near-term uptrend has ended  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

What Does a Market Topping Pattern Look Like?

by Mish Schneider

I love this photo. If you see it right side up, it looks like a piece of deadwood coming out of the tree trunk. Upside down, it looks like the head of a bird. (Okay, maybe a somewhat prehistoric bird, but a bird nonetheless  Read More

ChartWatchers

Smaller Stocks Lead at Bottoms. - JJM

by Julius de Kempenaer

The title for this article is a quote from John Murphy's book Trading with Intermarket Analysis. And I couldn't help but think of it when I was watching the Relative Rotation Graph that shows the rotation for different segments of market capitalization  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Non-Divergences are Better than Divergences

by Tom McClellan

Chartists love to go looking for divergences of all types, because they can tell us ahead of time that a reversal for prices is coming. That can be fun information to get. But divergences are problematic by nature  Read More

The Canadian Technician

A Market Expansion Kicks Into High Gear

by Greg Schnell

Stocks continue to push up and, on Thursday, the NASDAQ made a new intraday high. As I have mentioned on the Market Buzz show, it is always important to watch how a market moves as it goes through a prior high  Read More

The MEM Edge

WealthWise Women: Keep Your Portfolio Thriving

by Erin Swenlin, Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this week's edition of WealthWise Women, Erin and Mary Ellen share ways to know when it's time to take profits and move onto to newer, more vibrant stocks. They also review the best tools to use so you can weed out your laggards and find new winners  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

Volatility Index - Did it Bottom?

by Mish Schneider

In my last blog, we looked at the volatility index. Ahead of a weekend where more protests both peaceful and violent could happen, VIX could help us see how much fear might come back into the market  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Time to Sell MSFT and AAPL?

by Julius de Kempenaer

The recovery of the Technology sector out of the March low has been in line with the S&P 500, only 1.5% better  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Show: Today's Market Eerily Similar to Bear Market Prequel

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Carl and Erin begin by analyzing the day's market, after which Carl discusses the similarities between this rally and the rally into the bear market crash  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Major Rotation Is Taking Place; Short-Term Traders Beware

by Tom Bowley

It's been a shocking rebound to many, but I believe this party is just getting started  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

2 Blogs, 2 Reasons for Caution: Volatility Index!

by Mish Schneider

If you did not get a chance to read my blog on the 1960s from June 2nd, please consider doing so. Just when the market is hitting euphoric conditions, any expansion of the protests, violence or the number of COVID-19 cases could unravel the market quickly  Read More

4th Dimension

Step Theory Part 1: Riding the Trend Through Timeframes

by Shaun Downey

Chapter 3 of Trading Time, titled "Concepts of Time", is, for me, the most important chapter of the book. It was the quantum leap in my thinking up to that point and was one of the first examples of the creations of Multiple Timeframe Visualizations in one chart  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Random Thoughts: Why Following the Trading Plan is Hard

by Dave Landry

Trading is hard. Done right, it will force you to do a lot of unnatural things and it will make you feel uneasy. Embracing this from both a physiological and a psychological aspect is key  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle June 2, 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. SPY may be going for the early March swing high near 310  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

What's Standing Between You and Success?

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave discusses how going in with an open mind can help lead you to longer-term success in trading once this crazy market gets back to "normal." He presents ways you can go from being a trader "for now" to being a trader for life  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: Seasonality Suggests XLV over XLF for June

by Julius de Kempenaer

On this episode of Sector Spotlight, I take a look at the longer-term picture for asset Classes and sectors using monthly bar-charts, then show how sometimes a shift to a line chart may give you even more insight  Read More

Members Only

Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Commodities Reach Important Breakout Points, Part II

by Martin Pring

The Gold/CRB Ratio as a Commodity Indicator Close Correlation between Canadian/Australian Dollars and Commodities The Stock Market Votes for Commodities Short-Term Breakout Underway? The Gold/CRB Ratio as a Commodity Indicator A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on commodit  Read More

RRG Charts

Seasonality Prefers Health Care over Financials in June

by Julius de Kempenaer

In this week's episode of Sector Spotlight (Tuesday 10.30-11.00am ET), I ran out of time to review outstanding pair-trades so I am writing them up here in this article. Monitoring (pair trade) ideas and how to properly communicate and track them remains an ongoing concern  Read More

The MEM Edge

The Art of Uncovering an Ideal Buy Point

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Oftentimes, as an exceptionally strong stock continues to outperform the broader markets, it's hard to not get excited and jump on board as the stock advances to new highs  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

The Economic Modern Family - Time to Prune in June?

by Mish Schneider

Now that "sell in May" did not work out so well for the bears, what will June hold for both the bulls and the bears? Since the price lows that were established in late March, it's been easy pickings for so many areas of the market  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

The Bulls Have Spoken, Now Will Earnings Confirm?

by Tom Bowley

One of my favorite stocks throughout this pandemic has been Zoom Video Communications (ZM). It's been wildly volatile, but also extremely profitable - if you can hang on through all the ebbs and flows  Read More

The Traders Journal

"10 I'm Stalking" - Top Charts and Intriguing Trades (Week of June 1st, 2020)

by Grayson Roze

Every weekend, my "Sunday Portfolio Review" ends with the same rigorous search process. With my market evaluation and portfolio analysis routines complete, I turn my attention to the discovery phase. This is the fun part  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Nasdaq Parallel Trend Line Channel Pattern

by Leslie Jouflas

Note: None of the markets, ETFs or stocks listed in this article are recommendations to buy or sell. This article is intended for educational purposes only. In this article, we'll look at a current Parallel Trend Channel pattern seen on the Daily chart of NASDAQ  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

At the Edge of Chaos: Do You Want to Be Right? Or Do You Want to Make Money?

by Joe Duarte

Famed technician and collaborator of the late Marty Zweig, Ned Davis, is known for asking the question "Do you want to be right? Or do you want to make money?" And, as crass and cynical as the words may sound to the uninitiated, truer words were never spoken in the context of bei  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: NIFTY Moves Towards Major Resistance Zone; RRG Shows Diminishing Outperformance From these Sectors

by Milan Vaishnav

The previous week remained contrary to expectations; instead of staying within ranged movement, it was a wide-ranging one with the Index ending with robust gains. The NIFTY saw a 600-point wide trading range, much broader than expected  Read More

ChartWatchers

When Debt Doesn't Matter

by Greg Schnell

One of the major risks of the global slowdown is the number of companies that are forced to close due to lack of cash flow or credit risk. Jerome Powell jumped on the credit risk issue early on to avoid contagion in the USA  Read More

The MEM Edge

Bullish Stocks for the Post-Pandemic Economy

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this episode of StockCharts TV's The MEM Edge, Mary Ellen shares stocks seeing a big pickup in product demand as consumers prepare for the "new normal." She also highlights areas poised to trade higher after reporting explosive growth during the current lockdown  Read More

ChartWatchers

Reader Question: "Why Look at Weekly Charts?"

by Erin Swenlin

I love getting email from my readers and this particular email was great. He felt like he was asking a ridiculous question, but it is a common one that I don't think is asked out loud  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

A Different Market Pattern

by Mish Schneider

Pre-pandemic, once the Trump administration took office, we saw a new pattern emerge. Before the world went on lockdown, the market moved up and down (with some autonomously strong exceptions in tech), based on headlines from the President himself  Read More

ChartWatchers

Nasdaq Closes a Major Gap

by Martin Pring

March Was a Really Strong Bottom Tuesday's action looks bullish on the surface, but may signal the end of the rally  Read More

ChartWatchers

Identifying Stocks with High Short Interest Can Put $'s in Your Pocket!

by John Hopkins

When looking for solid long trading candidates, one of the things astute traders look for are those stocks with high short interest. In other words, those stocks that traders are heavily betting against  Read More

The Traders Journal

This Technician's Confession: There's One Essential Fundamental Indicator I've Embraced For Decades

by Gatis Roze

I've acknowledged in numerous previous blogs and in our book that I'm not exclusively a 100% pure chartist. I know blasphemy! Yes, I use fundamentals. I need fundamentals, I won't trade without fundamentals. But the key is that I'm neither a fundamentalist nor a technician  Read More

ChartWatchers

A Bullish Continuation Pattern for a Sector with Strong Breadth

by Arthur Hill

Chartists can separate the leading sectors from the lagging sectors by sorting with various breadth indicators. The 200-day EMA is a long-term trend indicator that can also be used as a breadth indicator  Read More

The MEM Edge

WealthWise Women: Riding the New Wave of Winning Stocks

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this week's edition of WealthWise Women, Mary Ellen (flying solo this week as Erin recovers from minor illness) reviews the current rotation taking place in the markets and the best way to uncover stocks poised to outperform  Read More

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