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December 2014

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US Stocks End Week on a Strong Note

by John Murphy

A combination of factors pushed U.S. (and global) stocks sharply higher during the second half of the week. One big factor was the Wednesday Fed statement that it would be "patient" in raising rates next year... Read More 

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Business Support Services Index Breaks Out After Long Base

by Tom Bowley

Stock market action played out the past two weeks almost perfectly according to historical plan... Read More 

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Creating a Workflow ChartList

by Erin Swenlin

With the release of several DecisionPoint ChartPacks (to learn more about them and how to install them click here), many users have expressed that they are overwhelmed by the quantity of quality indicator charts... Read More 

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Trend Line Breaks - The Difference In The Display Makes The Timing Critical

by Greg Schnell

Technicians are a serious bunch. When we get a trend line break to the upside or downside, it is very critical for us. It is our trigger. However, the way the data is displayed is very important as well... Read More 

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Why a StockCharts.com Membership is More Valuable in 2014 Than It Has Ever Been

by Chip Anderson

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! Stocks rose this past week with the large-, mid-, and small-cap S&P indexes all finishing up around 3.2%. For the year, the S&P 500 is up over 12%, the mid-caps are up 7... Read More 

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Two Nasdaq 100 Stocks With RS and Bullish Price Action

by Arthur Hill

Chartists can improve their odds by looking for stocks that show relative strength and bullish price action. It is a two-pronged approach that has stood the test of time. I use relative strength to narrow the field and then look for charts with bullish signals... Read More 

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German DAX Closes at Record High, US Dollar Index Hits Eight-Year High

by John Murphy

German stocks sold off Thursday after the ECB delayed further monetary easing until the first quarter. Later reports that more monetary stimulus might come as early as January helped boost European stocks which rallied sharply on Friday... Read More 

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Small Caps Ready to Make a December Run?

by Tom Bowley

As a student of stock market history, I'm often astonished by historical facts about market performance. December is generally a very solid month for equities and no index benefits more from this seasonal bullishness than the Russell 2000... Read More 

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How to Take Advantage of StockCharts.com's Holiday Specials!

by Chip Anderson

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! Well, it is December now and the stock market is STILL in record territory! The rally that started way back in October 2011 continues to roll on, seemingly without a care in the world... Read More 

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Big Banks And Big Brokers Blow Through Resistance

by Greg Schnell

Friday saw an outstanding jobs number that was 25-50% higher than the expectations. The immediate take on that was the Federal Reserve would have to raise interest rates sooner than the expectations... Read More 

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Small-caps Underperform Despite December Seasonal Pattern

by Arthur Hill

There are two bullish seasonal patterns at work right now. First, stocks have shown a strong tendency to advance in December. Second, small-caps have shown a strong tendency to outperform large-caps in December... Read More 

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Gold Miners: How Low Can They Go?

by Erin Swenlin

I wrote a blog article some time back that questioned whether the Gold Miners stocks had finally hit rock bottom. I concluded that it was a good set-up for a bottom but there was still plenty of room for decline before they hit all-time lows... Read More