Monday, September 26, 2022

Markets seem to be climbing a wall of worry

This article is not a recommendation and is intended for educational purposes only. "Stocks climb a wall of worry." Most of us have heard the expression. Now it may be playing out before our eyes. After...

Stocks advance but hit resistance

So much for a breakout in the S&P 500. The index began last week on a strong foot, only to stall at the top of its range since mid-March. Sellers materialized each afternoon to prevent...

Suddenly energy is flying

Energy's gone from forgotten to en fuego quicker than you can say "missiles over Damascus." Crude oil (@CL) hit $67.45 this morning, its highest level in 2-1/2 years. It's up almost 8 percent on the week,...

A look behind yesterday’s wild session

This article is not a recommendation and is intended for educational purposes only. Yesterday was a roller coaster for the market, but it could suggest volatility will ease. S&P 500 futures (@ES) began the session down...

How the bulls are chasing Fox: Options activity

If you've ever wondered about bulls chasing a Fox, look no further than the activity yesterday's options market. And no, we're not talking about a rerun of Downton Abbey. We're talking about the big spike...

Don’s Notebook March 27, 2018

Case-Shiller data are likely to highlight the strength of home appreciation, which is a less publicized factor behind what have been robust levels of consumer confidence. The S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller home price index tracks monthly...
Charting the Market Educational Series

Window Linking: Ideal Tool in Volatile Markets

It's easy to lose track of things when the market swings wildly like it did last week. So, let's review a TradeStation feature that's especially handy in times of volatility: Window linking. As most users...

Don’s Notebook March 15, 2018

This morning’s jobless claims report points to strength in the labor market with initial claims down 4,000 in the March 10 week to 226,000. The 4-week average, at 221,500, is down for the seventh...

Has General Electric Finally Bottomed?

This post is for education purposes only and should not be interpreted as a trade recommendation. General Electric (GE) has been a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for over a century, and at...

Suddenly the Bears are in Retreat

Stocks recovered from early losses last week as interest rates stabilized and money streamed into tech. A Friday-afternoon surge landed the S&P 500 back above its 50-day moving average, resulting in a 0.55 percent gain for...
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