Top Advisors Corner

August 2017

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Years Ending In 7

by Tom McClellan

Everyone knows about annual seasonality, and has heard of “Sell in May and go away”. That slogan persists even though actual seasonal strength typically peaks in August, but nothing good rhymes with August... Read More 

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Mary Ellen McGonagle: EMERGING MARKETS CONTINUE TO SHINE WHILE THE U.S. STALLS ; Opportunities Outside U.S. Can Bolster Your Returns

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

While the U.S. markets have seen reduced breadth and increased volatility over the last month, there are pockets of strength overseas that are worth investigating. But first, let’s recap the recent action in the U.S... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle August 16, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Neutral. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Covered short 8/11/17 at 23.15; loss 4.28; Short GDX @ 22.20 on 8/7/17 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral. On yesterday’s commentary we said, “The Equity Put/Call ratio closed at .94 Friday; reading ... Read More 

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David Keller: Comparing Corrections

by David Keller

When the market enters a corrective pattern, I like to compare the current move to previous corrections. I’ve written before about how corrections can make you feel, but in this case let’s remove the emotion and simply review the facts... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Volume in VXX Is A Tell For Price Bottoms

by Tom McClellan

The stock market’s quick selloff on August 10, 2017 came as traders got reintroduced to the concept of “event risk” after a long period of extreme quiet. And like bad drivers during the first snowfall of winter, there was a lot of relearning going on about how the market works... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle August 9, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Neutral. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Short GDX @ 22.20 on 8/7/17 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral. The Equity Put/Call ratio closed at .77 yesterday and reading ... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: DJIA Arriving at the Real Seasonal Peak

by Tom McClellan

Everyone has heard the old saying about “Sell in May and go away,” but history shows that the period of seasonal strength actually ends around August 1. But it is tougher to come up with a catchy rhyming phrase for that... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle August 1, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Covered short on 7/6 at 2409.75=gain 1.2%; Short SPX 6/26/17 at 2439.07. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral. 21 day moving averages of the Equity put/call ratio reached bearish levels near ... Read More