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What You Need to Know to Trade Cryptos

by Larry Williams

Larry is back again! The topic du jour is "Trading Bitcoins & Cryptocurrencies." They have become really big markets with a huge following. Larry will share his insights on how to trade them, the problems with them and the opportunities  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

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When the Market Takes a Tumble and How to Handle It

by Dave Landry

In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave discusses the elephant in the room and he has a lot of thoughts about it. He talks about methodology in action and market timing - "Where are we now?" The charts will change over time, but the concepts are still there  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

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The Ord Oracle September 21, 2021

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring Purposes: Neutral Monitoring Purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 10/9/20 at 40.78 Long Term SPX Monitor Purposes: Neutral We updated this chart from yesterday, where we said "The bottom window is the 'Rate of Change' for the VIX  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

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Is the Market Sending Mixed Signals to Dip Buyers?

by Mish Schneider

On Tuesday, the Market attempted a recovery, with an initial gap higher followed by choppy price action throughout the day. Because the market is not selling off like it did early Monday, this is showing that the market is having trouble bouncing back quickly  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Commodities Experience a False Upside Breakout -- Or Did They?

by Martin Pring

Earlier in the month, I pointed out that the long-term indicators for commodities were still bullish, but getting overbought. At the same time, several intermarket relationships were signaling danger, which suggested some degree of vulnerability  Read More

RRG Charts

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Sector Spotlight: The Markets Take a Nose Dive -- What's Next?

by Julius de Kempenaer

Be Careful what you wish for. the market finally seems to be starting to give in. As Europe opens the week lower and the US follows, I assess the rotations at asset class and sector level on this edition of StockCharts TV's Sector Spotlight  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCKS SUFFER BIGGEST DROP SINCE THE SPRING

by John Murphy

SEPTEMBER SELLING DEEPENS ON CHINA CONCERNS Monday's heavy selling of stocks was the biggest drop since the spring. The selling started in China on concerns over its property market and spread to Europe and the U.S  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

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Here's How Wall Street Has Reacted To The Fed The Last 10 Meetings

by Tom Bowley

The Fed began its latest 2-day meeting this morning and it'll release its latest FOMC policy decision on Wednesday at 2pm ET  Read More

DecisionPoint

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DP TV: FAANG+ Safety Net Gone!

by Carl Swenlin, Erin Swenlin

In this episode of DecisionPoint, Erin and Carl concentrate on what could be a Downside Exhaustion Climax. Carl covers off the broad markets and indicators with special attention to a possible exhaustion  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

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How to Create a Successful Trading Plan

by Mish Schneider

Some people say that trading takes nerves of steel and insane willpower. Maybe people with these skills exist, but to become successful at trading you don't need to have such rare superpowers. What a successful trader needs, and what many traders fail to create, is a solid plan  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

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At the Edge of Chaos: Not Adding Up; Stocks Crash, But Algos Buy Call Options as Money Pours into Mutual Funds

by Joe Duarte

The wall of worry is so high now that it seems insurmountable  Read More

Analyzing India

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Week Ahead: NIFTY May Broadly Consolidate; RRG Chart Shows This Sector Ending Its Relative Underperformance

by Milan Vaishnav

As discussed in an earlier technical note, the Indian equity markets were grossly overbought; as a result, they were largely expected to consolidate  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

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Does Poor Transportation Performance Signal A Bear Market Ahead?

by Tom Bowley

It's an interesting question. After all, during periods of economic expansion, transportation stocks ($TRAN) should ship more goods, report higher profits, and be rewarded with higher stock prices  Read More

ChartWatchers

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Profiting on Stocks After Earnings

by John Hopkins

On September 9, Affirm Holdings (AFRM) reported its earnings results after the bell. The market liked what they heard and saw, with the stock climbing a nifty 37.5% from the prior day's close to the high the day after the numbers were released  Read More

The MEM Edge

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Should You Buy the Pullback?

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

This week on StockCharts TV's The MEM Edge, Mary Ellen reviews the broader markets and what to be on the lookout for to signal a bullish uptrend. She also shares pockets of strength that are poised to trade higher, as well as turnarounds that have further upside potential  Read More

ChartWatchers

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Walking Blind Into An Energy Crisis

by Greg Schnell

A theme is emerging in the energy space. Oddly, it is not a theme focused on green energy. At this point, it appears to be a theme focused on the energy squeeze that is right before us. This worldwide issue appears to be coming to a head  Read More

The Mindful Investor

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When In Doubt, Use a Checklist

by David Keller

I recently gave a webcast on how to avoid one of the sneakiest and most prolific of the behavioral biases: confirmation bias. Here's how it works. Instead of gathering evidence and then making a decision, you reverse the two  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

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Breaking Key Support in the S&P 500 (SPY) Could Be a Reversal Opportunity

by Mish Schneider

On Friday, the S&P 500 (SPY) broke an important support level by closing under the 50-day moving average and this week's low. While this was an important level to break, it was also a very clean and obvious place for the SPY to fall through  Read More

ChartWatchers

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AAII Percent Bears Surges, but Excessive Sentiment is not a Two-Way Street

by Arthur Hill

The AAII indicators are making waves this week so I will cover two charts. AAII percent bears surged to 39.3% and percent bulls dropped to 22.40%. As a result, net bull-bear percentage plunged to -16.90%, the first negative reading since September 2020  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

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Seasonal Stress Sparks Sentiment Swoon

by Tom McClellan

With rising worries about September's bad reputation for the stock market, and with a small drawdown in stock prices, investors seem to have suddenly turned a lot more bearish  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

S&P 500 IS TESTING 50-DAY AVERAGE

by John Murphy

S&P 500 TESTS 50-DAY MOVING AVERAGE Chart 1 shows the S&P 500 trying to find support at its 50-day moving average (blue arrow). Stocks have entered a seasonally weak period extending from September into October  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

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Are Traders Programmed to Buy Dips?

by Mish Schneider

With the pandemic came a wave of new retail traders. Using apps that make trading as easy as swiping up on a phone to execute an order, millennials and more jumped on the bull train after the initial market selloff  Read More

RRG Charts

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We Can See More Than "Just" Sector Rotation on Relative Rotation Graphs

by Julius de Kempenaer

I had planned to look at some lesser-known Relative Rotation Graphs in this week's episode of Sector Spotlight, but I used too much time on asset class and sector rotations to make that happen. So I am going to publish them here and give a brief description and interpretation  Read More

Dave Landry's Trading Simplified

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How to Find Stock Setups to Trade -- and What to Do When You Find Them

by Dave Landry

As setups present themselves, it's hard to read something in a book and go out and do it. You really need to have somebody guide you on what a good setup is. In this edition of Trading Simplified, Dave shows you how to to just that  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

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The Battle of Paid and Zero-Commission Trading Continues

by Mish Schneider

On Tuesday, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler, faced pushed back from senators about his recent ideas of adding cryptocurrency regulation, along with other topics such as meme stocks and zero-commission trading  Read More

RRG Charts

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Sector Spotlight: Rotation in the Defensive Sector is Gathering Momentum

by Julius de Kempenaer

On this edition of StockCharts TV's Sector Spotlight, asset class level stocks are still beating bonds, but the pace is slowing down. The big H&S pattern in EUR/USD, which suggested strength for the USD, is still there but lost a bit of its appetite  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

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Will The Market Maker Manipulation Kick In Again This Month?

by Tom Bowley

One of my favorite times to trade is leading up to options expiration, because it's one time where I feel fairly comfortable which side of the trade that market makers are on. It's options expiration week and a time where we do a lot of research of EarningsBeats  Read More

DecisionPoint

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DP TV: Recognizing Market Climaxes Can Help You Find Key Pivot Points

by Erin Swenlin

In this special evergreen episode of DecisionPoint, Erin discusses the concept of climax analysis. Market climaxes are important to recognize, as they generally will indicate whether the market is "initiating" a new move or if the current price move is "exhausting  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Several Indicators are Shaping Up for a Counter-Cyclical Correction

by Martin Pring

Most of the time, the charts I plot are constructed from daily data. As a result, the necessary perspective provided by weekly ones often gets overlooked  Read More

Mish's Market Minute

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Why Tuesday's Volume Patterns are So Important for the Major Indices

by Mish Schneider

The major indices closed surprisingly well on Monday. Although the initial morning gap-up did not hold, the Dow Jones (DIA) and the Russell 2000 (IWM) were able to make a comeback, with support from IWM's 50-DMA at $221.58 and the low of 8/19 at $347.31 for DIA  Read More

The Canadian Technician

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Green Power -- All Aboard?

by Greg Schnell

Copper is the most important metal in the greening of our energy sources. Lately, the commodity has pulled back, but the copper stocks got smoked  Read More

Wyckoff Power Charting

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AAPL on the Hinge

by Bruce Fraser

Apple, Inc. (AAPL) has been one of the most analyzed stocks in the Wyckoff Power Charting pages. It is the largest company by market capitalization and has a huge influence on the major stock indexes  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

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At the Edge of Chaos: Wall of Worry – Worsening Breadth, Fed Taper Leak and Rising Implied Volatility in SPY Options are Worrisome

by Joe Duarte

Trading the long side in stocks could prove to be painful in the short- to intermediate-term, as several crucial indicators turned sour simultaneously on 9/10/21 just as the Fed seems to have leaked that it will start tapering in November  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

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My PRIMARY Technical Indicator And One Industry Group Likely Under Your Radar

by Tom Bowley

Following rotation in 2021 has been difficult because few industry groups have maintained leadership roles for any length of time. There have been a few. Specialty finance ($DJUSSP), internet ($DJUSNS), and software ($DJUSSW) come quickly to mind among our 5 aggressive sectors  Read More

Art's Charts

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New Trend Signals: Act Now or Wait for a Pullback?

by Arthur Hill

Chartists often face a conundrum when a new trend signal triggers because the stock or ETF is frequently extended when this signal triggers. After all, it takes strong buying pressure for a new uptrend to signal  Read More

Analyzing India

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Week Ahead: NIFTY is Inherently Buoyant, But May Consolidate in a Broad Range; RRG Chart Shows a Good Setup

by Milan Vaishnav

In the previous weekly note, it was mentioned that even though the NIFTY and other key indexes are grossly overbought, the options data is continuing to show strength. This also meant that the supports were dragged higher by the NIFTY  Read More

ChartWatchers

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The Markets are Weakening... Here's A System That Will Help You Prepare

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

The S&P 500 posted its worst week since February, with every sector ending in the red. The move points to investor concerns about volatility as we head into the typically difficult fall period  Read More

The Mindful Investor

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Four Signs the Bull Market is Over

by David Keller

"Technical analysis is a windsock, not a crystal ball." - Carl Swenlin For me, technical analysis is not about trying to predict the future. So when I'm asked to give my S&P 500 target for year-end, I try not to giggle as I answer  Read More

ChartWatchers

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Nine Country ETFs That are Starting to Emerge

by Martin Pring

Chart 1 shows that the US stock market is in a long-term uptrend relative to the rest of the world. The upper window compares the S&P to the Vanguard All-World ex-US ETF and indicates a recent breakout from a consolidation reverse head-and-shoulders  Read More

ChartWatchers

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An International Perspective on (Stock) Markets From RRG

by Julius de Kempenaer

With the SPY/SPX chart sending curveballs, sector rotation on Relative Rotation Graphs is sending conflicting signals. With breadth continuing to deteriorate as the S&P continues to creep higher, getting a handle on the markets is not getting any easier  Read More