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Top Advisors Corner

At the Edge of Chaos: What Should We Focus On?

by Joe Duarte

After the past six weeks of bearishness, this market needs a pause. But, as we've seen over the last few weeks, by Monday morning anything is possible, especially after the NIH infectious disease chief, Dr  Read More

Art's Charts

Quantifying Leaders and Laggards on this Historic Bounce

by Arthur Hill

Chartists looking to measure relative performance based on retracements can use the Stochastic Oscillator to quantify these bounces. Way back on March 1st, I posted an article showing how Chartists can quantify downside retracements using Williams %R  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Bear Market Update: A Sobering Message From Italy, PLUS Technical Analysis Is Alive And Well

by Dave Landry

I just had a very sobering conversation via Skype with a good friend/business associate from Italy. We're close. I've spent time in his home several times, and we've had him as our guest here. I'm having a hard time writing today's update based on his frank thoughts  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: Avoid Getting Carried Away By Pullbacks, If Any; These Are Resilient Sectors, Says RRG

by Milan Vaishnav

We are using Line Charts, as they enable us to take a look at the longer-term structure of the weekly charts. We do this so that we can examine the behavior of the markets against the decade-long trend line, which now stands violated  Read More

ChartWatchers

Lots of Short-Term Indicators Reversing from Bearish Extremes - What Does It Mean?

by Martin Pring

I wrote earlier in the week that, whenever the market rallies by 8-9%, it's obvious that some form of bottom has taken place (however fleeting), so I don't want to state the obvious  Read More

ChartWatchers

Are You Prepared For Another Selling Episode?

by Tom Bowley

During tumultuous times like these, I pay particular attention to sentiment levels. Extreme fear tends to mark market bottoms, just as the recent Volatility Index ($VIX) reading above 80 coincided with this week's stock market bottom. It's simply the way bottoms form  Read More

ChartWatchers

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Makes Bullish Case for Certain Industries

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

The U.S. government passed a coronavirus relief bill today that's thought to be the largest of its kind in history as Washington tries to dampen the sharp economic decline that's expected from the spreading pandemic  Read More

ChartWatchers

The Charts That Speak to Further Downside

by David Keller

I very much enjoyed participating in our StockCharts TV special event "Navigating a Bear Market" along with many of my fellow StockCharts contributors  Read More

The MEM Edge

Is the Current Rally Real?

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this episode of StockCharts TV's The MEM Edge, Mary Ellen reviews areas of the market that are relatively outperforming as product demand heats up for select companies. Shorter term, she shares how to uncover stocks on the move, as well as what chart timeframes to use  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Sell High or Sell Low, Overall Market Weakness is Inevitable

by Mish Schneider

The market loves the stimulus from both the Banks and the Government. Or, at least, we can thank both as to why the market stopped the bleed and rallied, in some cases over 20%, off the lows  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Lots of Short-Term Indicators Reversing from Bearish Extremes - What Does It Mean? (UPDATED)

by Martin Pring

Editor's Note: This is an expansion of a previous Market Roundup article written on Tuesday, March 24th, now with updated charts and commentary. For the original article, click here  Read More

ChartWatchers

And the Worst Section of the US Stock Market Is.......

by Julius de Kempenaer

Instead of simply looking at sectors, it also makes sense to keep an eye on segments of the stock market based on different criteria. The Size Factor One example is to group stocks based on Market Capitalization, i.e. Large-, Mid- and Small-Cap stocks  Read More

The MEM Edge

WealthWise Women: Bear Market Rallies and Indicators to Watch

by Erin Swenlin, Mary Ellen McGonagle

In this week's edition of WealthWise Women, Erin and Mary Ellen covered the concept of "bear market rallies," what you should expect to see during them and avoiding euphoria. They talked about current support levels and new resistance  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

QE is Bullish for Stocks, Bearish for Bonds

by Tom McClellan

The Federal Reserve invented "quantitative easing," or QE, back in 2009 as a way to try to stimulate the economy out of the damage of the 2008 financial crisis. It worked! Or, perhaps I should say, it worked at lifting up the stock market  Read More

Dancing with the Trend

Taxes Are the Consequence of Successful Investing

by Grant Morris, Greg Morris

In light of tax season being near (albeit delayed) and that we find ourselves in the midst of a bear market, we thought it was a good time to discuss active management and taxes, which is something we are asked about regularly  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Is China the Best Place to Park Your Money?

by Aleksandar Bozic

Hello fellow StockCharts users. China is returning to work and the economy slowly getting back to normal  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Resistance is Turning Into Support for This Biotech Stock

by Julius de Kempenaer

A lot of eye balls on the health care sector these days, and for good reasons. Traditionally, this has been one of the more defensive sectors, and it seems to be picking up that role at the moment  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Boeing Switches To Basketballs

by Greg Schnell

Boeing (BA) had an absolutely beautiful chart that was just a nice smooth ascending line for most of the last five years. It looked like a Dreamliner flight path  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Anatomy of a Bear Market Reversal - Are We There Yet?

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Yesterday's 9.4% rally in the S&P 500 Index has many investors wondering whether a bottom has been put in place in the markets. Certainly, the fear among the U.S. population has hit new highs, and we now have a historical stimulus package close to being passed  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Economic Modern Family Gnomes - How'd They Do?

by Mish Schneider

We came into today with Transportation (IYT), Retail (XRT), Biotechnology (IBB) and the Russell 2000 (IWM) all having inside weeks. I do not mean any insult calling a Family of my creation gnomes, but, since the rally today was mythical and perhaps not real, I thought it apt  Read More

DecisionPoint

Really, Really Oversold

by Carl Swenlin

The Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) turned down on February 21, two days after the market's all-time high, and it moved steadily downward until Tuesday, when it finally turned up -- a short-term buy signal. The PMO has a normal range for market indexes of about +2.0 to -2  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

US Stocks: How Low Can You Go?

by John Kosar

In my March 11th article for StockCharts, entitled "Identifying Opportunity From Fear", I pointed out that the benchmark S&P 500 (SPX) was testing formidable underlying support at 2856 to 2822 and said that, should this area be broken, it would clear the way for an additional 5%  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Where Do We Go from Here?

by Aleksandar Bozic

Hello fellow StockCharts users. We seem to be finally gaining some steam here in the markets, but where do we go from here? I thought I would give you a few interesting charts that I'm watching on the S&P 500  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ord Oracle March 24, 2020

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes: Long SPX on 3/23/20 at 2237.40 Monitoring purposes GOLD: Flat Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes: Flat Today's rally produced a "Sign of Strength" both in the Advance/Decline line and the Up/Total volume indicators  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

Understanding Trend Following in Bear Markets

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave talks about trend following in bear markets and how to do it properly. He shows how to determine whether the market is a value, how to identify important bottoming signs/signals and beyond  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Is Gold Truly Our Safe Haven Right Now?

by Tom Bowley

At this exact moment? Yes. Am I a fan longer-term? No. Gold ($GOLD) nearly always is a good choice during periods of anxiety and we sure have plenty of that right now  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Lots of Short-Term Indicators Reversing from Bearish Extremes - What Does It Mean?

by Martin Pring

Indicators Start to Flash Buy Signals What Happened in the 1929-32 Bear Market? Longer-Term Perspective Whenever the market rallies by 8-9%, it's obvious that some form of bottom has taken place (however fleeting), so I don't want to state the obvious  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Economic Modern Family's House Still Stands

by Mish Schneider

I expected a 5-10% rally off the lows. What I did not expect was for it to happen in one day. However, the bigger question now is, is there more? Fundamentally, the problems are still very much problems. Italy's death rate continues to spiral. India shut down  Read More

RRG Charts

Sector Spotlight: Cap-Weighted vs. Equal-Weight Sectors

by Julius de Kempenaer

On this episode of Sector Spotlight, I discuss the subtle differences between cap-weighted and equal weight sector ETFs on RRG. I also take some time to show how you can plot pairs/ratios on a Relative Rotation Graph. This video was originally recorded on March 24th, 2020  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Who Doesn't Love Pizza!

by Aleksandar Bozic

Hello fellow StockCharts Users. Who doesn't love pizza? I know I'm a big of anything pizza-related, except the whole trend with putting pineapples on pizzas. There are few setups that are interesting to me such as Domino's (DPZ) & Papa Johns (PZZA)  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Indexes Showing Signs of Momentum Shifts Pointing Towards Rally

by Leslie Jouflas

On February 19, 2020, I was a guest on David Keller's show The Final Bar on StockCharts TV. The two charts I presented were of the SP 500 Emini which combined intraday and longer term analysis. (Please feel free to view that episode, available on the StockCharts YouTube channel  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

History Says To Consider This Resistance Level As A Potential Bounce Area

by Tom Bowley

I'm a historian at heart. I absolutely love analyzing history to see what makes the market tick. It's why I turned my attention from fundamentals to technicals a few decades ago. Technical analysis is the study of price action to help forecast future price action  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Show: Deflationary Depression - Bear Market Support

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Carl talks about the concept of "deflationary depression" and the implications. Carl and Erin discuss current technical levels for price and also look at the technical levels based on earnings at overvalue, fair value and undervalue  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

To All the Bulls I've Loved Before

by Mish Schneider

Rather than comment on commodities, which I hope you read in my blog about over the weekend and saw today how well they performed relative to the overall market, I want to dedicate the Modern Family to those singing, "To All the Bulls I've Loved Before  Read More

Wyckoff Power Charting

Where Were You in '62?

by Bruce Fraser

In 1959 a dynamic uptrend Climaxed. This began a range-bound market with Broadening features. Higher highs and Lower lows persisted into 1963. In 1962 a surprising waterfall decline fell below the lows of the 1960 SOW, then formed an Accumulation and a fresh new uptrend  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

The Ultimate Work-From-Home Stocks

by Aleksandar Bozic

Hello fellow StockCharts Users. As you all know, in recent weeks, with the Coronavirus getting more severe, we have seen companies mandating their employees to work from home  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

At the Edge of Chaos: I Am Hopeful, Ready, Willing and Able to Buy Stocks

by Joe Duarte

I am hopeful. I am also ready, willing and able to buy stocks as soon as the all-clear signal is given by the markets  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

A Paradigm Shift: Investing After COVID-19

by Tom Bowley

It's time to take a new approach to the stock market. There are plenty of times where it's just "rinse and repeat" and we use the same old strategies we've always used. Well, those days are gone  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: NIFTY Has Multiple Negatives to Deal With; RRG Chart Suggests Adopting a Defensive Play

by Milan Vaishnav

The unabated meltdown in the equities markets continued this week as well, which saw the NIFTY plunging to the fresh weekly lows. The Indian equities traded in line with the weak global setup and lost ground as rapidly as other global markets  Read More

ChartWatchers

Bear Markets Swing Big Both Ways

by Greg Schnell

We have now been in the downtrend for one month. The January 19th intraday high (3393) on the SPX is in the books for a little bit as the high, much like 1576 was from 2009. With this week's low, we have moved down to a 50% retracement from the gains after breaking above 2007  Read More