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  • S&P 500 Short-Term Analysis: The Bears' Last Chance is Now iSPYETF - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:13 PM EDT

    Stock market bears had a 'do or die' chance to take the market lower, possibly much lower, - but they fumbled it. Now bears are back in a dark corner and need to take a stand almost immediately to avoid ...

  • Best Day of the Week Captures 75x S&P 500 YTD Gains iSPYETF - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:03 PM EDT

    Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the fairest day of all? A curious statistic shows that the strongest day of the week captured 75x the 2014 S&P 500 gain. While this may be a nuisance stat, there's also ...

  • U.S. equities are part of an intricate global financial 'ecosystem.' They do not trade in a vacuum. As part of something bigger, U.S. equities are subject to certain correlations, which provide clues about ...

  • This Might Be the Only Bullish S&P 500 Chart Right Now iSPYETF - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 8:36 PM EDT

    Last week's decline has turned many short-term trend following and technical indicators bearish. There's little evidence for an immediate bottom, aside from this one chart (which has an impressive track ...

  • Don't Get Fooled by This S&P 500 Bounce iSPYETF - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 1:05 PM EDT

    After a dismal week stocks are up nearly 1% today. This could be a 'dead cat bounce' or -" as we've seen so often lately -" the beginning of another rally leg. Here's one way to tell whether ...

  • Double S&P 500 Sell Signal Warns of Even Lower Prices iSPYETF - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 9:05 PM EDT

    It's been an ugly week. Is the worst over? Here's a look at two dominant market forces: Technical analysis and seasonality.

  • How S&P 500 'Puppet Master' Covertly Pulls Strings iSPYETF - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 8:26 PM EDT

    Many believe the market is rigged as high frequency trading (HFT) and the Federal Reserve have become major driving forces. However, there is another age old 'force' that often pulls the strings in plain ...

  • Sector 'Heat Map' Shows Cooling Appetite for Risk iSPYETF - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 8:10 PM EDT

    Every bull market has a certain life expectancy. Nobody knows how long this bull will live, but a look at the S&P 500 industry sector 'heat map' shows 'graying around the temples' as investors rotate out ...

  • Historic S&P 500 Seasonality is About to Turn Ugly iSPYETF - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 7:50 PM EDT

    The old adage 'Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it' tends to come true twice a year. In September/October and April/May. It is quite possible that the pivotal April turning point ...

  • MACD Trigger's the Year's Most Infamous Sell Signal iSPYETF - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 8:13 PM EDT

    History suggests that an April MACD sell signal should never be ignored, but this particular MACD sell signal is loaded with additional nuances and tell tale signs. Here's a closer look at what could be ...

  • Money is Rushing from Small Caps into Large Caps iSPYETF - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 9:18 PM EDT

    Money is always rotating from one segment to another. Sometimes this rotation is bullish, other times it's bearish. Right now money is flowing from small caps into large caps, a sign that investors are ...

  • The Amazon-Google-Nasdaq Mini Crash Explained iSPYETF - Mon, Apr 7, 2014 8:13 PM EDT

    It's been a bad couple of days for the stock market in general and technology stocks in particular. A gradual decline has turned into the quickest loss since 2012. Here's what predicted this mini meltdown ...

  • Sometimes it takes a different look at an old and stale indicator to squeeze out some additional insight. A look at a price adjusted VIX (compared to the 'good old VIX') may do just that.

  • Friday was a bad day for stocks, particularly the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq's underperformance reflects a shift of investor sentiment, but not all is bad. In fact, there's one short-term silver lining for the ...

  • Should We Worry About the 1987 Crash Parallel? iSPYETF - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    What? Something's wrong with this headline! Why would you buy if the market is about to crash? Look again. When investors think the market is about to crash, may actually be a good time to buy, if -

  • Like detectives, investors are always searching for clues about the market's next move. Unfortunately some clues turn out to be misleading. A false Treasury ETF (TLT) breakout just sent investors in the ...

  • Why 'Hot New Tech' is Getting Crushed by 'Old Tech' iSPYETF - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 8:20 PM EDT

    Until recently, the Nasdaq was driven higher by hot new tech names like Facebook, Priceline and Tesla. Now, 'hot new tech' is cooling down while tech dinosaurs are rallying higher. What does this rotation ...

  • Since the middle of February the S&P 500 has been stuck between two long-term trend channels, one acting as resistance, one as support. The chart now shows a possible triple bottom or triple top. Which ...

  • Biotechnology Index Bounces from Key Support iSPYETF - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 1:11 PM EDT

    Is red-hot biotech about to cool down? Obviously, biotech already saw a stinging sell off, but important short-term support remains in tact. Here's the support level, that -" once broken -" should ...

  • Nasdaq VIX Soars to 5-Year Extreme iSPYETF - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 8:30 PM EDT

    Investors may not be aware that there is a VIX volatility index that measures expected volatility (and fear) for the Nasdaq-100. Currently, investors fear a Nasdaq breakdown much more than an S&P 500 breakdown. ...

  • The long-term Treasury ETF (TLT) just saw a technical breakout above resistance. This is bullish for TLT (and bearish for stocks), but it may be a premature fake out. Here's how to get confirmation for ...

  • Short-Term S&P 500 Outlook iSPYETF - Fri, Mar 28, 2014 7:50 PM EDT

    Up then down and making everybody frown. That's been the stock market's pattern since the beginning of the year. As the worst week of the first quarter is coming to an end, we'll venture a short-term outlook....

  • The Russell 2000 chart provides a very unique glimpse at the market's structure and how past performance may influence future price action. Here's a closer look at the Russell and its effect on the broader ...

  • This is a good news, bad news kind of scenario. The bad news: The last week of March is one of the worst weeks (seasonally speaking) of the first quarter. The good news: The worst week is almost over. ...

  • Welcome to another episode of 'Fact or Myth?' On Friday, gold's 50-day simple moving average (SMA) crossed above the 200-day SMA. Wall Street considers this a buy signal, but recent history suggests the ...

  • Insiders Expect Higher Copper Prices iSPYETF - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 7:57 PM EDT

    Here's a myth that just won't die: As copper goes, so goes the economy. For those who believe that's true, there's hope. Insiders have rarely been as motivated to own copper. Here's what it means for copper ...

  • Watch This Triple Russell 2000 Support Cluster iSPYETF - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 1:04 PM EDT

    Stocks haven't gone anywhere since the beginning of the year. Despite much seesaw action, the Russell is sporting a solid triple support level that could offer the kind of edge investors are looking for....

  • Is Investor Sentiment Bullish Enough for a Major Market Top? iSPYETF - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 7:23 PM EDT

    The QE bull market is now over five years old. According to some, its recent structure also resembles the 1928 'last gasp' before the Great Depression hit. There's reason to look for a correction, but ...

  • VIX and S&P 500 Sport Bearish (for S&P) Divergence iSPYETF - Mon, Mar 24, 2014 8:13 PM EDT

    Some things are just supposed to be opposites: Night or day, black or white, wet or dry, hot or cold. Here's another one: S&P 500 and VIX. When the S&P goes up, the VIX is supposed to go down, but not ...

  • The Most Basic S&P 500 Indicator Turns 'Red' iSPYETF - Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:15 PM EDT

    The market is been downright gnarly. Today's performance shows once again the stock market's #1 goal: Separate as many investors as possible from their money. Here's how the market did it and how it could ...

  • Historical Fact: March Triple Witching Sends S&P 500 Lower iSPYETF - Fri, Mar 21, 2014 1:04 PM EDT

    History is certainly not a perfect guide, but it's not a blind guide either. Certain historical patterns, especially with a high rate of accuracy, are worth watching. March (post)-Triple Witching weakness ...

  • Short-Term Technical Analysis for Gold iSPYETF - Fri, Mar 21, 2014 12:09 PM EDT

    Gold is at one of those potential key juncture where technical analysis can really enhance the message of investor sentiment. Excessive optimism suggests some trouble ahead. Technical analysis can help ...

  • Murky Message: Insiders Dump Stocks at Record Pace iSPYETF - Thu, Mar 20, 2014 8:04 PM EDT

    Insiders, like corporate officers and directors, are the smartest indicator of a company's (and by extension the stock market's) health. Unfortunately, getting access to good insider sales data is tough. ...

  • Gold Rally -" New Bull Market or Bull Trap? iSPYETF - Wed, Mar 19, 2014 10:03 PM EDT

    KISS -" Keep it simple st -. Sometimes the easiest analysis really is the most effective and accurate analysis. Here's a very simple way to test if gold's rally is for real, almost like a litmus test....

  • The most consistent side effect of the Federal Reserve's FOMC meeting is a gigantic yawn - followed by an unpredictable pop or drop. Here's how the S&P 500 reacted to all FOMC meetings over the past year....

  • Short-Term SPDR S&P 500 ETF Analysis iSPYETF - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 1:04 PM EDT

    This short-term S&P 500 ETF outlook deals with two cliches - 1) Declines below the 20-day SMA on elevated volume are always bearish, and 2) The trend is your friend -" and offers three interpretations ...

  • Technical Support Buoys Nasdaq ... For Now iSPYETF - Mon, Mar 17, 2014 1:29 PM EDT

    Friday's market action was unusual as stocks didn't rally into the close to cap the week with a happy end. Despite a rough week for stocks though, the Nasdaq Indexes and Nasdaq ETF stayed above important ...

  • Investors are always looking for leading indicators. Here's one: The yen carry trade. This trade has been a recipe for success - until this week. Here's what went wrong and what it says about stocks' future....

  • The Biggest S&P 500 Dilemma Explained in One Chart iSPYETF - Fri, Mar 14, 2014 1:01 PM EDT

    The S&P 500 is struggling to 'seal the deal' and build on the recent break out. There are multiple reasons for the lack of follow through, but this chart best explains the S&P's dilemma with 'escape velocity.'...

  • Europe Proposes Mass Confiscation of Private Assets iSPYETF - Fri, Mar 14, 2014 11:38 AM EDT

    This is a shocking and disturbing piece of news. Reuters got a hold of a 'secret document' that shows the European Commission proposing wholesale confiscation of private European assets, for the greater ...

  • Dr. Copper Slices Below Key Support iSPYETF - Thu, Mar 13, 2014 10:20 PM EDT

    If Dr. Copper really is the kind of economic wizard many say it is, stocks are in trouble. Copper has been in a persistent down trend that's threatening to loose further footing. Here's a close look at ...

  • Will the 'Risk On' Trade Live On? iSPYETF - Wed, Mar 12, 2014 1:23 PM EDT

    The market has been alternating between 'risk on' and 'risk off,' with a heavy emphasis on risk on. A look at stocks shows that risk on is still alive and well, but here's one fact that hasn't confirmed ...

  • Have you ever felt like a fool for selling at the worst of times? This article won't get your money back, but it'll put a smile on your face and show that the financial pros' timing may be even worse than ...

  • It's said that knowledge is power, and that's largely true. But when it comes to the monthly payroll report, it's best to ignore the data and in particular the media's spin on the data. This is one instance ...

  • The S&P 500 has rallied strong and most professional money managers missed that move. Is it too late to jump back on? How the S&P 500 reacts to this inflection point should provide helpful clues.

  • Euro and EUR/USD at Multi-Year Inflection Point iSPYETF - Wed, Mar 5, 2014 1:08 PM EST

    This simple EUR/USD (or euro) chart doesn't necessarily tell you where the euro is headed next, but it contains information that could protect any euro, dollar, or even S&P 500 investor from making an ...

  • MACD Never Confirmed S&P 500 Up Trend iSPYETF - Mon, Mar 3, 2014 1:26 PM EST

    MACD is a lagging indicator, but that doesn't mean it's useless. A few weeks ago MACD warned that the rally is not yet sustainable. Here's another look at MACD and what it says now.

  • Indicator: Risk of 'Black Swan' Event is Elevated iSPYETF - Fri, Feb 28, 2014 8:49 PM EST

    On February 14 we highlighted a 'big fat' buy signal. Now we are looking at a possible 'Black Swan' alert. This indicator was designed to sniff out big drops and although we may not be looking at a 'Black ...

  • An Updated Look at The Full 2014 S&P 500 Forecast iSPYETF - Fri, Feb 28, 2014 8:42 PM EST

    Publishing any type of actionable market forecast always provides easy ammunition for criticism. Nevertheless, what use is there for all kinds of indicators if they aren't used to formulate a forecast? ...

  • Four Tech Giants Fight the Secret Battle of Web Domination iSPYETF - Fri, Feb 28, 2014 11:53 AM EST

    Talk about high stakes. Four young technology giants are fighting for the most important and valuable commodity in the world. The bigger your slice of this commodity, the closer you get to ultimate web ...

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