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November 2018

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Sticking With Companies That Report Strong Earnings

by John Hopkins

The market finally found its legs last week after the Fed signaled they might slow down their interest rate-raising campaign... Read More 

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Short-Term Trend is Improving

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, November 30th at 2:36pm ET. There are lots of way to determine the trend of the stock market. The placement of moving average lines is one of them... Read More 

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You Must Master These Two Things To Trade Successfully

by Tom Bowley

Trading is difficult, emotional and can be quite lonely. We have seen volatility ($VIX) shoot higher, rising from an 11.61 close on October 3rd to a high of 28.84 on October 11th... Read More 

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Taking the Temperature of the Stock Market

by Arthur Hill

The Momentum Factor iShares (MTUM) and the Minimum Volatility iShares (USMV) represent opposing sides of the market. High flying stocks can be found in the momentum ETF, while the more boring issues dominate the minimum volatility ETF... Read More 

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You Really CAN Make Money in a Rough Market Environment

by John Hopkins

The quarter beginning 10-1-18 has been challenging for a lot of traders. The NASDAQ has lost almost 10% while the S&P has lost 6%, both well off the quarter's low. Volatility has reigned with the VIX at elevated levels for most of the quarter... Read More 

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NEW! Introducing "Chart View" For Market And Industry Summary Pages

by Grayson Roze

The more charts, the better. That's my motto, especially this week... Read More 

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Money Managers Report Lowest Exposure Since Early 2016

by Erin Swenlin

One of the sentiment indicators that I update MarketWatchers LIVE viewers on each Friday is the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) exposure reading. A few things you should know about these guys... Read More 

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The Reason Short-Term Rallies are Failing is Because Weekly Charts Look Even More Negative

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Wednesday, November 14th at 1:39pm ET. The weekly bars in Chart 2 show the last upleg of the S&P 500 uptrend that began in early 2016. And it shows that uptrend weakening... Read More 

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Experimenting with breadth on Relative Rotation Graphs

by Julius de Kempenaer

Various breadth indicators are used to analyze the underlying strength or weakness of a broad market index like the S&P 500 index or NYSE. Over the years a number of different breadth indicators have been developed and/or used in their work by well known technical analysts... Read More 

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These Material Stocks Are Leading

by Greg Schnell

The week that finally bounced! It is always difficult to buy stocks near the lows. The volatility is high and your afraid of further drops. While we never know when the final low will be in advance, we have lots of tools that helps us see an oversold market... Read More 

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3 Upcoming Earnings Reports I Can't Wait To See

by Tom Bowley

I'm not a fan of buying (or short selling) stocks and holding them into quarterly earnings reports. It's simply too difficult to manage risk... Read More 

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Market Overvalued Even on Forward Earnings

by Carl Swenlin

Charts of fundamental data are as useful as price charts in helping us visualize fundamental context and trends... Read More 

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Introducing Brian Livingston And His New StockCharts Blog, "Muscular Investing"

by Grayson Roze

To kick off the new month, I'm thrilled to announce another all-star addition to our StockCharts commentary team... Read More 

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A Precious Metal that Actually Acts Precious

by Arthur Hill

Gold, silver and platinum suffered selling pressure over the last few years, but palladium attracted buying pressure and outperformed. It is one of the few precious metals trading near a 52-week high and in a long-term uptrend... Read More 

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Big Drop in Apple Hurts Tech Sector and The Nasdaq Which Are Leading Today's Stock Retreat

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, November 2nd at 12:28pm ET. It's usually not a good sign when the market's biggest stock takes a big hit... Read More 

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Be Prepared to Pounce on the "Best of the Best"

by John Hopkins

We're deep into earnings season, which means patient traders can put themselves into a position to profit handsomely... Read More