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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

ChartWatchers

When Transports And Small Caps Talk, We MUST Listen

by Tom Bowley

I've been adamant that we remain in a secular bull market, and I'm sticking to it. Yes, September scares me. The Fed petrifies me. And no more tweets, please! Oh, and let's not forget about the inverted yield curve (which isn't inverted any longer, by the way)  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Daily Market Report - Friday, September 13, 2019

by Tom Bowley

Special Note: On Monday, September 16th, I will officially begin writing full-time at EarningsBeats.com as its Chief Market Strategist, returning to a role that I left in March 2015 when I joined StockCharts.com as a Sr. Technical Analyst  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Daily Diamonds - Yummy Flowers

by Erin Swenlin

Today, I ran a variety of scans, but the results are mostly from my "Bullish EMA - Mid-Range SCTR" scan, which nearly always gives me a lot of results. Today was no exception. I had 82 results! My other scans just weren't returning the set-ups I liked, but a few snuck in  Read More

ChartWatchers

Small Caps Surge and Reflect Rotation into Cheaper Parts of the Market

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Wednesday, September 11th at 5:14pm ET. Smaller stocks were the stars of today's stock action  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP WEEKLY WRAP: Golden Cross and Silver Cross Indexes Not Confirming SPY Record High

by Carl Swenlin

On Thursday SPY hit an all-time intraday high, but it was not confirmed by some of our internal indicators. In particular I am referring to the *Golden Cross and **Silver Cross Indexes, both of which are well below their levels when the market made its last all-time high in July  Read More

ChartWatchers

Sticking With Stocks Over Bonds

by David Keller

I’ve written before about RSI and the difference between “good” overbought and “bad” overbought. In the future, we may see the bond prices of these past few weeks used as examples of how to interpret extreme overbought conditions  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Bending Aluminum - Alcoa Turns

by Greg Schnell

Alcoa (AA) is one of the beaten-down names in the commodity space. With the XLI breaking out to new highs this week, all of the industrial metal stocks look set to run, and Alcoa could be one of the gems that makes a big move  Read More

ChartWatchers

The Financial Sector is Improving, Leadership Role for JPM

by Julius de Kempenaer

On the weekly Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors, the Financial sector is positioned just inside the lagging quadrant, very close to the benchmark (center of the chart)  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Wall Street Rallies As We Near Record Highs Once Again

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, September 12, 2019 Apparently we're back in the "feel good" portion of the trade war as President Trump announced on Thursday that there would be a tariff delay, providing a "gesture of good will"  Read More

Art's Charts

Index Breadth Model Improves as IWM Challenges Resistance

by Arthur Hill

Stocks surged the last 12 days with small-caps leading the way higher. The Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) is up 6.8% and the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) is up 4.6%. Even though small-caps are leading short-term, they are still lagging on the three and six month timeframes  Read More

DecisionPoint

DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds - Might Need Some Pullbacks

by Erin Swenlin

Today, I ran the WealthWise Women "Pink Line" scan, which uses the 50-SMA and a Chandelier Exit to determine entries and exits  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tom McClellan: Trump Thinks He Wants Low Rates Like Europe, But Be Careful What You Ask For

by Tom McClellan

President Trump has been articulating his wish on Twitter and elsewhere that the U.S. have interest rates as low as other countries. That’s an understandable wish, as no one likes to pay more than the other guy is paying for something  Read More

The Mindful Investor

The Three Time Frames of Technical Analysis

by David Keller

I’m often asked about how technical indicators work across different time frames. The short answer is "Yes, they work." The longer answer, which explains how you need to use the toolkit differently depending on your time frame, follows  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

LRCX is Breaking To New Highs While Relative Strength is Picking Up

by Julius de Kempenaer

On the Relative Rotation Graph for technology stocks, LRCX stands out, with its relatively long tail and its push into the leading quadrant at a strong RRG-Heading. Such a rotation is more than enough reason to open up a regular chart for further investigation  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Industrials Challenging Resistance Again; Airlines Poised Strong Q4?

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, it was somewhat ironic that Boeing (BA, +3.51%) led the Dow Jones back above 27,000 and within 1% of its all-time high. Apple (AAPL, +3  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCK RALLY RESUMES AS MAJOR STOCK INDEXES DRAW CLOSER TO SUMMER HIGH...BOEING, APPLE, AND CATERPILLAR LEAD DOW HIGHER...THE INDUSTRIAL SPDR IS NEARING A MAJOR UPSIDE BREAKOUT TO RECORD HIGHS ...SMALL CAPS WERE THE DAY'S BIGGEST GAINERS -- AND REFLECT ROTATION INTO CHEAPER PARTS OF THE MARKET

by John Murphy

STOCK INDEXES GAIN MORE GROUND The stock upturn that started last week when major stock indexes cleared their August trading range and 50-day averages gained momentum today. All three major indexes hit the highest level in more than a month  Read More

The MEM Edge

Small Caps Break Above Resistance – 4 Turnaround Candidates To Consider

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

This week’s action in the markets is pointing to a shift in money flows out of high multiple Technology stocks and into recently down-and-out Small Caps, Financials and Cyclicals  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle September 10, 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

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John Murphy's Market Message

TEN-YEAR TREASURY YIELD IS BOUNCING OFF MAJOR SUPPORT -- BOND/STOCK RATIO ALSO RUNS INTO RESISTANCE AND HAS STARTED TO WEAKEN -- THAT WOULD FAVOR STOCKS OVER BONDS -- RECENT SECTOR ROTATIONS SHOW A SHIFT TO MORE ECONOMICALLY-SENSITIVE STOCK GROUPS -- WHILE BOND PROXIES WEAKEN

by John Murphy

TEN-YEAR TREASURY YIELD IS TESTING MAJOR SUPPORTBond yields have been falling all over the world since the end of last year. Several foreign government bond yields have fallen deeply into negative territory and have helped pull Treasury yields lower  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Energy And Transports Benefit From Rotating Market

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, September 10, 2019 We once again finished in bifurcated fashion on Tuesday with the small cap Russell 2000 ($RUT, +1.28%) and the Dow Jones ($INDU, +0.28%) leading the action, while the S&P 500 ($SPX, +0.03%) and the NASDAQ ($COMPQ, -0  Read More

DecisionPoint

DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds - Industrials and Healthcare

by Erin Swenlin

Today I used my general Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) scan to find my "diamonds in the rough." As it turned out, there were only ten results, which tells me that it may not be the best time to take on new longs. However, these stocks are showing some positive characteristics  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Can JPM Hit 52-Week Highs This Week?

by Greg Schnell

Remember the slaughter in financials on the back of low yields? Well, with the bonds reversing, all the banks are now taking a big run up. J.P. Morgan, the guy, would be happy to see his stock so resilient in the face of declining interest rates. The current guy running J.P  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

TRANSPORTATION STOCKS MOVE INTO HIGHER GEAR -- DOW TRANSPORTS NEAR TEST OF MAJOR RESISTANCE LINE -- CH ROBINSON AND JB HUNT ARE TRUCK LEADERS -- KIRBY CORP IS MARINE TRANSPORTATION LEADER -- UTILITIES AND REITS LOSE GROUND ON RISING BOND YIELDS -- DOW JONES COMPOSITE INDEX CONTINUES TO GAIN GROUND

by John Murphy

DOW TRANSPORTS NEAR TEST OF OVERHEAD RESISTANCEAfter lagging behind the rest of the market for most of the past year, transportation stocks are starting to show new life  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Bifurcated Action Draws Sellers In Leading Industries

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Monday, September 9, 2019 Monday's action was odd, mixed and bifurcated. The small cap Russell 2000 ($RUT) had a very strong day, rising 1.27%, while the NASDAQ, another aggressive index, fell 0.19%  Read More

DecisionPoint

DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds - "Carl's Scan"

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the "DecisionPoint Daily Diamonds", a newsletter in which we highlight five "diamonds in the rough," taken from the results of one of my DecisionPoint scans. Remember, these are not recommendations to buy or sell, but stocks that I found interesting  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

ENERGY AND FINANCIALS JUMP ON FLAT MARKET DAY -- RISING OIL PRICE LIFTS OIL SERVICE STOCKS -- HIGHER BOND YIELDS PUSH BANK STOCKS SHARPLY HIGHER -- STRONGER FINANCIAL STOCKS HELP BOOST SMALL CAPS -- RUSSELL 2000 INDEX CLOSES ABOVE ITS 200-DAY LINE

by John Murphy

RISING OIL PRICE BOOSTS ENERGY STOCKSA jump in crude oil helped make energy the strongest sector on a generally flat market day  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Commodities May Be Down, But Are They Out?

by Martin Pring

Long-Term Commodity Technicals are Finely Balanced Gold Leads Commodities Commodities Rise and Fall with Confidence Short-Term Technicals are Encouraging Platinum Breaking Out Commodities have been losing ground recently, but the latest data suggest that they may be in the proces  Read More

RRG Charts

Using Scan and RRG for Bottom Fishing

by Julius de Kempenaer

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive, with regard to Relative Rotation Graphs on StockCharts.com, is if and how the scan engine can be used to scan for certain events on an RRG. Well, the answer is you can NOT - not yet, anyway  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

My Monday Trade Setup Features A Leader In Software

by Tom Bowley

Special Event Today! This is probably the most excited that I've been for an event ever. I honestly believe that the lineup of products and services that we've put together at EarningsBeats.com will benefit thousands of followers/subscribers across the globe  Read More

The Canadian Technician

A Global Surge!

by Greg Schnell

This week, the markets followed through on some big moves that started during the last week of August. Across the globe, almost every major market was kicking higher. The Canadian market had a little underperformance due to the strong declines in precious metal stocks  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Scanning For Stocks With Strong Technicals AND Strong Fundamentals

by Tom Bowley

I maintain a "Strong Earnings ChartList", where I organize those companies who (1) beat Wall Street consensus estimates as to both revenues and earnings per share (EPS), (2) have adequate liquidity (generally trade more than 200,000 shares daily), and (3) have shown solid technic  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Earnings Season Never Ends; These 2 Companies Prove It

by Tom Bowley

The beauty of being both a fundamentalist and a technician is that the fun never stops  Read More

Art's Charts

Big Changes in the Index and Sector Breath Models

by Arthur Hill

It was a big week for stocks and the breadth indicators backed up the bullish price action. The S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) broke out of its August range to signal a continuation of the bigger uptrend  Read More

Analyzing India

Truncated Week Ahead: NIFTY Likely To Remain In A Broad Range; Watching These Levels Continues To Remain Important

by Milan Vaishnav

In the week that went by, the Indian equity markets did not make any directional move on any side. The index oscillated back and forth in a defined range and ultimately ended the week on a flat note. The India Volatility Index (INDIAVIX) also remained flat, losing just 0  Read More

ChartWatchers

DecisionPoint Scan Gems

by Erin Swenlin

Very soon, I will be launching a daily newsletter for DecisionPoint that will give you some stocks that have presented themselves in one of my many DecisionPoint scans. I do the analysis so you don't have to  Read More

ChartWatchers

Add The X-Factor To China Trade Tensions

by Greg Schnell

This week, China agreed to continue negotiations on the China-US trade deal. While that is news that the market can look forward to seeing play out, it definitely helped the charts technically. Thus, the indexes look set to take a run at the nearby highs  Read More

The Traders Journal

Examples of Exit Disciplines Are All Around Us: Pay Attention!

by Gatis Roze

You board any airplane today and before it takes off, the flight attendants review all the exits with you. Cruise ships do life boat drills before departure. Exits on trains and buses are also clearly marked and labeled for emergencies  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP WEEKLY WRAP: Internal Support Substantially Erroded

by Carl Swenlin

The Nasdaq Composite Index is about 2.5% below its all-time high of earlier this year, but its Bullish Percent Index (BPI), which is the percentage of Nasdaq component stocks with point and figure BUY signals, stands at only 44%  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Twitter Leaves the Consolidation Tree

by Greg Schnell

Twitter has been in the news for all kinds of reasons; from controlling foreign influence to blocking political party messages, the company seems to have all kinds of public relations issues  Read More