From a technical perspective, there isn't a whole lot more that could be going wrong on the Amazon (AMZN) weekly chart. A cluster of bearish indications in time and price have weighed on the stock the last several months. Key support in the $950 area is breaking down at this point in the Monday session. That could trigger an intermediate-term move that could take the stock down 20% from its July high. Let's catalog the technical damage and look for potential areas of support on the downside. View Chart » View in New Window » Amazon had been trading in a rising triangle pattern for the last two years and last week a bearish engulfing candle formed that broke the triangle uptrend line on a closing
The Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico holds 60 billion to 70 billion barrels of yet-to-be pumped crude oil, according to a study by IHS Markit Ltd. The Permian region’s so-called recoverable resources would be enough to supply every refinery in the U.S. for 12 years and have a market value of about $3.3 trillion at current prices for West Texas Intermediate oil, the domestic benchmark. “The Permian Basin is America’s super basin in terms of its oil and gas production history and for operators it presents a significant variety of stacked targets that are profitable at today’s oil prices,” Prithiraj Chungkham, director of unconventional resources for IHS, said in the statement.
The massive adoption of passive products, particularly exchange-traded funds, is having a pronounced impact on the stock market, but in ways that may not be apparent to the average investor, according to Goldman Sachs. “One unintended consequence from the relentless inflow of passive is the liquidity profiles of stocks—even those with related fundamentals—now look vastly different,” wrote Goldman analysts led by options strategist Katherine Fogertey, in a note to clients. Passive products allow investors to hold all the components of an index like the Russell 2000 RUT, +0.06% owning the same securities it does, and in the same proportions. That’s in contrast to actively managed funds, where the