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December 2009

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ANOTHER RALLY IN $HGX FUTURE?

by Richard Rhodes

We'll be the first to admit that we are bearish on the housing market; and we are bullish on 10-year not yields that will ultimately have a negative impact upon mortgage rates and hence home sales... Read More 

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Natural Gas Rising, Gold Falling

by Tom Bowley

In my last article I wrote about the recent disconnect between crude oil and oil services stocks. On a relative basis, oil services stocks had severely underperformed the S&P 500 from mid-October to early December despite crude oil prices trading flat to slightly lower... Read More 

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2009 - THE STOCKCHARTS YEAR IN REVIEW

by Chip Anderson

Happy Holidays Fellow ChartWatchers! Here we are, once again, at the final ChartWatchers of the year - of the decade(!) in this case. An awful lot has happened at StockCharts... Read More 

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UPTREND IS STILL INTACT

by John Murphy

A Friday stock bounce kept major stock indexes stuck in a two-month trading range. Prices also remain above their 50-day averages which keeps the intermediate uptrend intact... Read More 

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ANALYSIS OF THREE TIME FRAMES

by Carl Swenlin

Since this will be our last article for 2009, I thought it would be appropriate to do an analysis of the short-, medium-, and long-term charts and synthesize a broad outlook for the market... Read More 

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The January effect starts early

by Arthur Hill

According to the Stock Trader's Almanac, the January effect is the historical tendency of small-caps to outperform large-caps from mid December until April. Notice that this period coincides with the bullish six month cycle that extends from November to April... Read More 

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ETF SCANS, STUFFED MAILBAGS, AND SNOWFLAKES - OH MY!

by Chip Anderson

WINTER HAS ARRIVED AT STOCKCHARTS - Snowflakes are now at the top of most of our pages. SCANNING FOR JUST ETFs - Members can now choose to run their scans against ETFs only... Read More 

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HOT STOCK(CHARTS) TIPS

by Chip Anderson

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! This week, I'm taking time off from our on-going "Technical Analysis 101" series, to enlist your help. We are in the process of compiling a list of "Tips" for using StockCharts.com and we need you to review the tips that we've come up with so far... Read More 

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BOND YIELDS AND DOLLAR BOUNCE

by John Murphy

Sometimes good news produces a bad effect. That's especially true when dealing with financial markets. Today's unemployment report dropped to 10% and payrolls fell by an unusually small amount. That good news was given a positive reception by most markets... Read More 

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Finance sector still lagging

by Arthur Hill

The finance sector continues to underperform the overall market. While the S&P 500 and Dow are consolidating near 52-week highs, the Financials SPDR (XLF) remains well below its October high and shows relative weakness... Read More 

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EXPECTING UPSIDE BREAKOUT

by Carl Swenlin

On Thanksgiving Day Dubai announced that it would be delaying loan payments by six months. This resulted in a global selloff, in which the U.S. markets participated on the following day. There was virtually no follow through selling this week... Read More 

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Oil Services Ready to Run?

by Tom Bowley

When I see a relationship in the market that tends to hold true over time, it always peaks my interest when the market varies from that "norm". That seems to be the case right now with oil services stocks... Read More