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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCK INDEXES STALL NEAR SUMMER HIGH

by John Murphy

STOCK INDEXES STALL NEAR JULY HIGHStocks ended the week with minor losses after meeting some resistance along their July high. Chart 1 shows the Dow Industrials consolidating just below their summer high, but remaining well above chart support and moving average lines  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Friday Wasn't Selling, It Was Manipulation

by Tom Bowley

I've seen it so, so many times. The stock market is strong, trending higher and the bottom drops out. Ever heard of "buy on rumor, sell on news"? That was partly responsible for the end of week selling  Read More

Analyzing India

A Weekly Special Note: Cooling Off Likely; Remain Selective A Vertical Rise May Make Risk-Reward Skewed

by Milan Vaishnav

In a week that turned dramatic on the last day, the markets that were over 3% down through the week pulled into positive territory in one single session. On Friday, the headline index saw its highest-ever single-day gain, ending 5.32% higher  Read More

Art's Charts

What to for Watch Next Week in the Major Index ETFs - SPY, QQQ, IWM

by Arthur Hill

Normally I ignore resistance levels in uptrends and support levels in downtrends. Resistance levels are not that important because higher highs are expected in an uptrend  Read More

ChartWatchers

Cash Is King Right Now; Join Us TODAY For A Big Event

by John Hopkins

Technically, it makes sense to lessen stock exposure any time a major price resistance level is challenged. The all-time high close on the S&P 500 is 3025.86, set on July 26, 2019. On Thursday, the S&P 500 hit 3021.99, less than 4 points from that key level  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Daily Diamonds - Market Weakness Merits "Flawed Diamonds" Shorts

by Erin Swenlin

Like yesterday, I ran my bullish PMO scan followed by the "inverse" Scan for Dogs. Yesterday, the results were 19 and 70, respectively. Today, I had only 11 bullish candidates and 111 bearish candidates. It seemed that it would be better to look at shorting opportunities  Read More

The Mindful Investor

Enlightened, Engaged, and Impressed: A Recap of the 2019 TSAA Conference

by David Keller

I’ve been using technical analysis professionally for almost twenty years now. Though I have learned a great deal from putting the technical toolkit into action, some of my favorite learning experiences have come from attending industry conferences  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP WEEKLY WRAP: Fading New Highs Spell Trouble

by Carl Swenlin

While SPY made another all-time intraday high on Thursday, the number of S&P 500 component New Highs continued to contract from the level they had reached earlier this month. This kind of activity should be taken as a warning flag, increasing our expectation of a price top  Read More

ChartWatchers

Three Charts That Could Signal a Significant Extension to the Equity Rally

by Martin Pring

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Martin Pring's Market Roundup on Monday, September 16th at 6:04pm ET. First of all, Chart 4 features the NASDAQ bullish percentage  Read More

The Traders Journal

The Crisis of Complexity: A Solution

by Gatis Roze

Here’s an important lesson I’ve learned. I’ll call it the “crisis of complexity”. There is something about most investors that makes them have an insatiable appetite for complexity. In reality, complexity is not the hoped-for portfolio accelerator — it is instead the detonator  Read More

ChartWatchers

SPX and OEX Log Intermediate-Term BUY Signals, But NDX IT Momentum Moves South

by Erin Swenlin

After challenging the all-time highs, the market has continued to chop along. In spite of a lackluster few weeks, the weekly Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) managed to cross above its signal line on both the SPX and OEX, while the Dow is just about there  Read More

ChartWatchers

A Rough Week Is Behind Us - But What Is Ahead?

by Greg Schnell

I have been very bullish on the markets recently and they have continued to perform pretty well until this week. With global markets breaking out to new highs, some promise in emerging markets and a rebound in the commodities, it has been a quick run up from the August lows  Read More

ChartWatchers

Capturing Mean-Reversion Signals and Trend Direction with One Indicator - Facebook Example

by Arthur Hill

Mean-reversion signals provide a great way to trade in the direction of the bigger uptrend after a pullback. The trick is to identify the bigger uptrend and then capture mean-reversion setups. Mean-reversion setups materialize after a pullback within the uptrend  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

2019 Lagging Industry Becoming Leader Again

by Tom Bowley

The aerospace industry ($DJUSAS) has recently caught fire once again and it's worth noting - not only from an absolute perspective, but also from a relative strength standpoint  Read More

Art's Charts

State of the Stock Market - Meet the New Leaders, Same as the Old Leaders

by Arthur Hill

The resurgence of small-caps has been greatly exaggerated. Consider this. The S&P 500 SPDR (_SPY) bottomed on August 5th and broke above its August highs on September 5th. The Russell 2000 iShares (_IWM) bottomed on August 27th and broke above its August highs on September 10th  Read More

The MEM Edge

Microsoft Broke Out Today – Will Other Software Stocks Follow?

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

By all accounts, it was an incredible first half of the year for many growth areas of the market before modest gains in July gave way to a dicey August. While September is up a healthy 2  Read More

DecisionPoint

DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds - The Long and Short of It

by Erin Swenlin

I discovered an interesting phenomenon today. When I ran my general Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) scan, I got 19 results  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tom McClellan: Yield Curve and Small Caps

by Tom McClellan

Back on August 22, I wrote here about how the spread between the 10-year T-Note yield and the 3-month T-Bill yield gave us a leading indication that is relevant for small-cap relative performance  Read More

Art's Charts

Ranking and Grouping Key ETFs - Tech-related ETFs Hit Moment of Truth, while Biotech ETFs Find Support

by Arthur Hill

After studying the charts in my core ETF list, I came up with eight groupings. The top three groups represent ETFs that are still in uptrends, while the bottom three groups represent ETFs that are in downtrends and lagging overall. The middle groups are in flux  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

MAJOR STOCK INDEXES ARE HEADED FOR TEST OF SUMMER HIGH

by John Murphy

MAJOR STOCK INDEXES NEAR SUMMER HIGHSMajor U.S. stock indexes are trading higher today and approaching a test of their summer highs. Chart 1 shows the Dow Industrials continuing its bounce from yesterday afternoon and maintaining its bullish bias  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Post-Fed Action Provides Us MAJOR Clues....If You Know Where To Look

by Tom Bowley

I think most technicians would agree that stock market action into the close is generally much more important than stock market action just after the open. That is magnified even further when we have a major event take place intraday  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Here Is Another Sector Breaking To New Highs!

by Julius de Kempenaer

Today, I posted a Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors on my Twitter and Instagram feeds highlighting the clear split between some sectors now visible on the daily timeframe  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Daily Diamonds - More Industrials and REITs (Including a Repeat)

by Erin Swenlin

The General Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) scan threw 12 stocks at me today. We're still not seeing huge numbers coming in on these scans, which tells me to proceed with caution. Additionally, it's been interesting to see so many Industrials and REITs in the results  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Alert: Overbought IT Indicators Suggest Rough Waters Ahead

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint indicators help give us some insight into the condition of the market. The present short-term indicator deterioration is bearish, and the very overbought readings on our ITBM and ITVM suggest lower prices ahead  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

FED CUTS RATE A QUARTER POINT AS EXPECTED BUT APPEARS SPLIT ON FURTHER CUTS

by John Murphy

STOCKS RECOVER EARLY LOSSESStocks recovered from initial selling after today's quarter point rate cut. Chart 1 shows the Dow Industrials ending 36 points (+0.13%) higher today to reverse earlier losses  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle September 17, 2019

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes: Sold SPX on 8/27/19 at 2869.16= gain .77%; long 8/23/19 at 2847.60. Monitor purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 1/29/19 at 21.96. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes: Sold SPX 7/5/19 & 2990.41= gain 2.63%  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Hold Your Breath, It's Fed Day!

by Tom Bowley

I'm nervous. I believe the market has shown how nervous it's been as money quickly rotated from growth to value stocks ahead of today's Fed announcement. Here's a 10 year weekly look at the IWF:IWD ratio (Russell 1000 growth vs. value)  Read More

DecisionPoint

DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds - PMO Scan Pulls "Defensive" Stocks

by Erin Swenlin

My Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) scan is still not providing too many choices; the ones that are appearing are in defensive categories. This always makes me suspicious of market conditions. Despite the SPX rising to new all-time highs, I'm only seeing around 8-11 results  Read More

Art's Charts

Moment-of-truth for Small-cap and Regional Bank ETFs

by Arthur Hill

The S&P SmallCap iShares (IJR) and Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) are leading the market in September with 8.22% and 7.66% gains, respectively  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Crude Oil: The Long-Term View And The Fed's Role

by Tom Bowley

Crude oil ($WTIC) was certainly in the news on Monday after a drone strike crippled Saudi Arabian oil production by roughly 50%. The immediate reduction in global oil supply was felt via a 14.68% surge in price to $62.90 per barrel  Read More

DecisionPoint

DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds - "Momentum Sleepers"

by Erin Swenlin

I've been running my "Momentum Sleepers" scan daily in the hopes of catching some stocks that are building momentum underneath the surface. These are mostly beat-down stocks, but volume and momentum are beginning to improve  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Three Charts That Could Signal A Significant Extension To The Equity Rally

by Martin Pring

High Velocity of Short-Term Indicators Indicate Higher Prices Three Charts to Monitor for More Upside Potential High Velocity of Short-Term Indicators Indicate Higher Prices A couple of weeks ago, I cited some short-term indicators for the US stock market that struck me as being  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL FACILITIES PUSHES CRUDE OIL AND ENERGY SHARES SHARPLY HIGHER

by John Murphy

CRUDE OIL AND ENERGY SHARES JUMPAs expected, the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities pushed the price of oil sharply higher today and in very heavy trading. Chart 1 shows the United States Oil Fund (USO) surging 12% to the highest level in four months  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tim Taschler: 5 Troubling Charts - Revisited

by Tim Taschler

On August 4th, I wrote 5 Troubling Charts, where I said that “from a macro perspective, there are 5 key charts that I find troubling…” Six weeks have passed and I thought it worthwhile to see how things have changed (all charts courtesy of StockCharts.com, 9/15/19)  Read More

The Canadian Technician

Global Markets Make New Highs

by Greg Schnell

One of the concerns about the recent rallies in the USA has been the lack of support by the global indexes. While the USA went higher, the rest of the world has been stalled. This week, that began to change  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Is Now The Time For FedEx?

by Tom Bowley

FedEx Corp (FDX) will be reporting its latest quarterly results tomorrow after the closing bell. In late-August, FDX printed a bullish engulfing candle and it's been moving straight up ever since  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: NIFTY Holds The Crucial 100-Week MA; May Stay Vulnerable Unless It Moves Past This Zone

by Milan Vaishnav

The week remained positive for the Indian equities as the benchmark index closed with week with net gains. The markets witnessed up-moves over the past couple of days, but those were fueled mostly by short-covering, which was triggered from the lower levels  Read More

Art's Charts

Are Recent Rotations within the Stock Market Bullish or Bearish?

by Arthur Hill

There are still plenty of strong uptrends out there in ETF land, but we are seeing a bit of rotation in the stock market  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

SHARP REBOUND IN BOND YIELDS CONTRIBUTES TO ROTATION INTO VALUE STOCKS

by John Murphy

TEN-YEAR TREASURY YIELD BOUNCES OFF MAJOR CHART SUPPORT My Wednesday message showed the 10-Year Treasury yield bouncing off major chart support at its 2012 and 2016 lows and in a very oversold condition. That made a rebound in bond yields more likely  Read More

ChartWatchers

Drive Off In These Profitable Stocks That Are Poised To Trade Higher

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

U.S. retail sales came in stronger than expected for the month of August and, while internet sales and home goods saw a pickup, the real boost in last month’s retail numbers came from auto sales  Read More