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May 2019

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Strong Earnings can Fuel a Portfolio

by John Hopkins

The market has been under fire for some time now as uncertainty abounds. Even a lot of stocks that had earlier reported strong earnings haven't been able to escape the recent market turmoil... Read More 

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Key Moving Average Rolls Over for S&P 500

by Arthur Hill

The 200-day moving averages for the S&P Mid-Cap 400 and the S&P Small-Cap 600 are already trending lower and this key moving average for the S&P 500 turned lower over the past week. This puts all three indexes below their falling 200-day SMAs and in potential downtrends... Read More 

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There's a Reason Why Banks and Energy Stocks are Falling Together - And That Reason May be Falling Oil Prices

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, May 31st at 11:14am ET. Energy stocks are one of the weakest parts of the market. So are bank stocks. There may be a reason why... Read More 

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The Relative Safety Of High-Yielding Stocks - 4 Names To Ponder As Interest Rates Plummet and Markets Waffle

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

We’re in a difficult period with the markets at the moment, as uncertainty surrounding U.S.- China trade talks is weighing heavily on stocks... Read More 

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Calling Market Tops Is Easier Than You Think

by Tom Bowley

There are no perfect signals that scream "GET OUT" of equities, but there are warning signs.....so long as you know where to find them... Read More 

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Current Trend of Declining Rates Seen as Part of a Large Base

by Martin Pring

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Martin Pring's Market Roundup on Friday, May 24th at 4:42pm ET. This week has seen many interest rate series, both in the US and around the world, breaking down from important trading ranges or reaffirming previous breaks... Read More 

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Five Trendlines Revisited

by David Keller

About a month ago, I wrote an article for ChartWatchers titled “Five Trendlines You Should Be Watching.” The general idea was that, as long as those five trend lines held, then the market was still most likely in a very constructive phase... Read More 

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Communication Services Shows a Strong Rotation, But GOOG Is Not Participating

by Julius de Kempenaer

Relative Rotation Graphs can help to identify threats and opportunities within groups of securities... Read More 

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My New Favorite Scan - Excellent Results Using SCTR and Rising PMO

by Erin Swenlin

If you watch MarketWatchers LIVE regularly, you've probably heard about my new scan. I've found, especially when the market has a bearish bias, that my original Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) scan wasn't producing any results... Read More 

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Weekly Sector Rankings Show a Defensive Market

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, May 17th at 4:49pm ET. The table in Chart 1 plots the relative performance of the eleven market sectors for the week. And they show a generally defensive market... Read More 

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Banks Around The World Drop

by Greg Schnell

From what I can see, global bank charts are continuing to weaken. The banks as a whole have rolled over in the last two weeks, but we have some major banks around the world making new multi-year lows. This is problematic. First of all, we have the chart for KBE below... Read More 

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A Bearish Failure Swing for the Russell 2000

by Arthur Hill

The bearish failure swing is a bearish RSI signal from Welles Wilder, creator of RSI. Note that this signal is NOT the same as a bearish divergence, even though a bearish divergence is also possible at the same time... Read More 

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Here's What a Double Looks Like

by John Hopkins

Every trader dreams of owning a stock that doubles. If it can happen in just six months, even better... Read More 

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S&P 500 Reverses Off Key Support, New Leadership Emerging

by Tom Bowley

It was a brutal week, especially given the surging U.S. equity prices throughout 2019 thus far. The benchmark S&P 500 fell 2.18%, but intraweek losses were far steeper... Read More 

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Three Bright Spots Outside the United States

by David Keller

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine I recently returned home after a 10-day trip to Scotland with my family for Spring Break... Read More 

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How To Play The Hot IPO Market - One Sound Approach Can Help You Navigate These Fast Movers

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

The number of IPOs listed in the U.S. has picked up this year. While some high-profile companies have already come public, there are more highly anticipated companies that are due to list shortly, such as the ride-share company Uber and workplace messaging app Slack... Read More 

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Prices May Be Falling, But Bond Spreads (Confidence) are Holding in There

by Martin Pring

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Martin Pring's Market Roundup on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:37pm ET. One area I monitor daily is the technical picture of bond spreads and other market relationships that reflect confidence... Read More 

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Building A Case For SYY In The Staples Sector Using Three Relative Rotation Graphs

by Julius de Kempenaer

Relative Rotation Graphs can be a great asset in getting a high-level overview of what is going on in the markets and keeping an eye on the big picture. Beyond that, though, they can also help you to drill down to find new individual investment possibilities and trading ideas... Read More 

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Spring Savings Are Here, With A Very Special Twist...

by Grayson Roze

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! The springtime sun is shining bright here in the Pacific Northwest, and we think that's cause for celebration. So, I'm coming to you this week with a very special announcement... Read More 

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Volume Ratio Charts - Climactic Attention Flags

by Erin Swenlin

My dad, Carl Swenlin, was a guest on MarketWatchers LIVE last Wednesday (here is a link to that show)... Read More 

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Profiting from Pullbacks

by John Hopkins

When you're a bull, the last thing you want to see is a pullback in stocks you own... Read More 

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Strong Jobs Report Boosts Stocks - S&P 500 Nears Another Record

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, May 3rd at 1:34pm ET. A surprisingly strong jobs report this morning has given stocks a big boost today... Read More 

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Some Sector Rotation Is Starting To Appear

by Greg Schnell

With most of the large caps finished reporting, it's a good time to take a look and see what is working. Over the last two weeks, Health Care, Utilities, Financials and Real Estate have outperformed the big growth sectors of Communications and Technology... Read More 

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Improving the Best Six Months Strategy by Adding Months and Timing

by Arthur Hill

The "Best Six Months" strategy suggests that the best time to own stocks is from November to April, and the worst time is from May to October... Read More