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Tom McClellan: Equity Options vs. Index Options

by Tom McClellan

Most traders who look at options market data for market insights like to focus on the "Put/Call Volume Ratio", which examines the differences between the number of trades in bullish versus bearish bets... Read More 

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W.H.C. Bassetti: May 30, 2014

by W.H.C. Bassetti

We may be assassinated by the gold bugs, but an analysis is an analysis -- if not a cigar. We ran a rule of 7 analysis on gold and came up with some fanciful targets. As you will remember in the use of the rule we take the first wave of the breakaway, here 243... Read More 

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Gene Inger's Daily Briefing - for Thursday, May 30, 2014

by Gene Inger

A 'dearth of opportunities' - actually is behind both the risk and complacency of the current market environment... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: $ITMN Identifying HFT and Dark Pool Activity

by Martha Stokes

Technical patterns for Dark Pools often reveal the potential for a sudden huge gap or long white candle run caused by High Frequency Trading or HFT activity... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - May 28, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Covered short on 5/27/14 at 1911.91 loss 1.42%. Short SPX on 5/19/14 at 1885.08. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173... Read More 

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Chad Karnes: Home Depot is Optimistic Housing, Should you Be?

by Chad Karnes

If you follow our research you know that we have been bearish the housing sector since May 2013 when we warned falling lumber prices were a leading indicator of soon to be weakness for homebuilders... Read More 

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W.H.C. Bassetti: Trench Warfare...

by W.H.C. Bassetti

With Memorial Day on us it is worth reminding readers of the horrors of World War I... Read More 

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Gene Inger's Daily Briefing - for Friday, May 22, 2014

by Gene Inger

Happy Memorial Day! On this holiday weekend we commemorate our troops and pray for a safe Nation and fine Summer for all. I also know this extended S&P does not -yet- reflect broad declines... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: ETF Volume is Different

by Tom McClellan

Much has been written about using trading volume in technical analysis, and if you ever want a good primer on this, you should check out Buff Dormeier's book Investing With Volume Analysis... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: $MDCA | Candlestick Patterns For A Correcting Stock

by Martha Stokes

At any one time in any stock there can be as many as 4 different orders: Buy orders with the intent that the stock will move up. Sell orders, either profit-taking or due to a loss. Sell short, selling borrowed stocks with the intent for the stock to move down in price... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - May 21, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Short SPX on 5/19/14 at 1885.08. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat We had a short term target on the SPY near 189 range which is where a gap formed on 5/15... Read More 

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John Kosar: Keys To This Week - May 12, 2014

by John Kosar

The following is an excerpt from the US Stock Market section of the May 12th "Keys To This Week" report, which also covers US Stock Market Sectors, US Interest Rates, the US Dollar, and economically influential commodities like copper, gold and crude oil... Read More 

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Gene Inger's Daily Briefing - for Friday, May 16, 2014

by Gene Inger

Coordinated complacency conspiracies - are likely the most evident tell-tale characteristics the first few months of 2014 will be remembered for... Read More 

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Mark Young: Wall St. Sentiment

by Mark Young

Short-Term Sentiment: Bullish. Overall Intermediate-Term Sentiment: Mixed for the market Individual Investor Sentiment: ST Neutral. IT Neutral for the market. Small Speculator Sentiment: ST Bullish-to-Mixed, and IT Bearish for the Market... Read More 

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W.H.C. Bassetti: May 16, 2014

by W.H.C. Bassetti

The most superficial examination of the IWM reveals details with negative implications. A two month downtrend is obvious and prices are approaching the horizontal trendline. This trendline may well be the neckline of a mutant head and shoulders formation... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Crude Oil Says DJIA Should Trend Higher

by Tom McClellan

Four years ago I wrote about crude oil's 10-year leading indication for the movements of the DJIA. I expressed some doubt that it would continue to work, because it conflicted with the 40-year cycle analysis discussed here... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Leading Volume Patterns on VAC

by Martha Stokes

This week, let’s study colored Volume Bars and how to avoid whipsaw trade risk by understanding how volume and volume-based indicators reveal the weakness in a candlestick pattern... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter - May 10, 2014

by Gene Inger

Who says they don't ring a bell at the top? Coincident with our 'inflection' June S&P short-sale early in March at the 1890 level; we proclaimed internally the high was at-hand, if not already behind for a few leading technology stocks... Read More 

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Mark Young: Advisors Pulling in their Horns

by Mark Young

Short-Term Sentiment: Bearish. Overall Intermediate-Term Sentiment: Mixed for the market. Individual Investor Sentiment: ST Mildly Bearish. IT Bullish for the market. Small Speculator Sentiment: ST Bearish, and IT Bearish for the Market... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Fed Funds COT - A Fun Leading Indicator

by Tom McClellan

I like to get answers ahead of time. So I like to find data relationships which can do that for me. This week's chart features a fun one, employing data from the weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) Report... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - May 7, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold SPX on 4/1/14 at 1885.52 = gain 1.78%; Long SPX on 3/26/14 at 1852.56. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat Above is the bullish percent index for the NYSE... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Bollinger %B & Volume Oscillator - A Leading Combination

by Martha Stokes

The Right Indicator Combinations Are Key To Strong Trading Results. In my analysis of the stock market, I like to put together indicators that provide a multi-faceted view of what is going on within the price movement of stocks, indexes, and ETFs... Read More 

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Mark Young: Lots of Bears in the Surveys

by Mark Young

Here is the weekly report for all the various sentiment indicators that we track for the week ending on May 2nd, 2014. Our Wall Street Sentment Survey Results: Weekly BULLS: 11% Weekly BEARS: 56% Our `Smart Money' Pollees were 0% Bullish and 80% Bearish... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter - May 5, 2014

by Gene Inger

Bracing for impact - from any number of concerns; technical, geopolitical and fundamental; remains a focus of nimble trading (nimble because expecting alternating moves this year, and this week, we found need to trade S&P moves in both directions)... Read More 

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Alan Newman: Crosscurrents - May 2, 2014

by Alan Newman

Rationales & Targets We are contrarians, thus when a consensus forms, we look at reasons for an opposing view. Typically, one sided sentiment is meaningful and results in an opposite direction from the consensus forecast... Read More 

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W.H.C. Bassetti: Heart Disease

by W.H.C. Bassetti

(This first part of this article was originally written in December 2013) The story is told of the conquest of Mexico (a rousing good story with wonderful books by Thomas, Prescott, et al) during which Cortez kidnapped the Aztec emperor, Montezuma, and forced him to turn over the... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Discretionary vs. Staples

by Tom McClellan

One easy way to evaluate investors' appetite for risk is to make a comparison of a couple of SPDR sector ETFs, XLY and XLP. XLY is the ETF which tracks the "consumer discretionary" sector, as Standard and Poors defines it. XLY's top 5 holdings are Comcast, Walt Disney, Amazon... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - May 1, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold SPX on 4/1/14 at 1885.52 = gain 1.78%; Long SPX on 3/26/14 at 1852.56. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat Rennie Yang of www.marketells... Read More