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Muscular Investing

Americans and Canadians, Sittin' in a Tree, T,R,A,D,I,N,G

by Brian Livingston

Pioneers of the index investing revolution, such as Vanguard, started their movement in the United States. But what if your interests go beyond the US? • There are many reasons why an individual investor should take a global view of asset allocation. This process can reveal to us a lot about how to construct the ideal portfolio, no matter where in the world our assets may reside.  Read More

MarketWatchers LIVE

** Relative Strength Week ** - Today's Guest Marc Chaikin | Monday Setups | Sentiment Update (07.22.19)

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Here is a link to today's show. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on   Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Is It Time For A Contra Trend Correction?

by Martin Pring

Major Trend Remains Positive Weekly Bar and Candle Charts Offer a Warning Reliable Short-Term Indicators, like Sentiment, are Overstretched Major Trend Remains Positive Each weekend, I go through a ChartList featuring weekly bar and candle charts of key markets. The idea is to spot technical events that appear on the weekly data but that the daily charts totally miss. Today, I  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Keep An Eye On Short-Term NASDAQ Support In This Zone

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Friday, July 19, 2019 Wall Street finished on a very weak note on Friday as hopes for a 50 basis point reduction in the fed funds rate decreased.  There is now a much stronger likelihood of a 25 basis point drop when the Fed meets for two days next week.  News that Iran seized a British oil tanker also concerned traders, although it did help crude oil prices ($WTIC  Read More

ChartWatchers

The Sweet Spot - 2 Stocks Reporting Soon That Are Poised For Big Moves

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Historically, stocks that report strong earnings and sales results go on to outperform the broader markets - and not just by a little. Using William O'Neil's famous CANSLIM formula, which emphasizes faster-growing companies, these stocks can outperform the S&P 500 by as much as 6,000%, as you can see in the chart below. Source: AAII While strong earnings is the primary driver,  Read More

ChartWatchers

The 5-Year Yield is in a Secular Uptrend

by Martin Pring

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Martin Pring's Market Roundup on Tuesday, July 16th at 1:24pm ET. When we get to longer-dated securities, that's where I start to question if yields are likely to move much lower. Let's start with the  Read More

ChartWatchers

How To Get From a Table of Market Movers To a Trading Idea Based on RRG

by Julius de Kempenaer

StockCharts.com has an incredible wealth of technical tools available both for free users as well as subscribers. That said, though, users who subscribe will have a greater amount of tools and functionality available to them. Very recently, there was a panel discussion on MarketWatchers LIVE with Tom, Greg and Arthur, in which Tom moderated, Arthur used the site as a free  Read More

ChartWatchers

Building A Sound Portfolio Using Relative Strength Leaders

by Tom Bowley

As you may already know, I've developed multiple portfolios using fundamental strength and technical price action, including relative strength, that have wildly outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 since their inception dates. I'm very excited about that, as well as the prospect of helping thousands of you to do the same. My primary Model Portfolio was launched on November  Read More

ChartWatchers

Presenting the Bull Market Vacation Cheat Sheet

by David Keller

I'm currently on a cruise ship docked in Naples, Italy, on a two-week vacation with my family, along with a good friend from college and his family. Today, we toured the ruins of Pompeii, which meant very high temperatures but fascinating history lessons.  Source: Pixabay In preparing to write this article, I reflected on the fact that I promised my wife I'd "unplug" for our  Read More

Dancing with the Trend

The Challenge of Technical Analysis

by Greg Morris

I put an image of the Moon on this article because we are approaching the 50-year anniversary of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon - July 20, 1969.  I was between my sophomore and  junior year at the University of Texas majoring in Aerospace Engineering so was especially touched about this event.  If you have not seen the new Apollo 11 movie; I strongly suggest you see  Read More

MarketWatchers LIVE

Agree or Disagree Round Table | My Trading Routine | MWL (07.18.19)

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Here is a link to today's show. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on   Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Netflix (NFLX) Gets Crushed And Here Was Our Clue

by Tom Bowley

Special Note I'm on vacation this week so I'm writing brief articles and in a different format.  There will be no article tomorrow, Friday, July 19th. Netflix (NFLX) Hammered In After Hours Despite topping both revenue and EPS estimates, NFLX is trading lower by nearly 11% this morning as subscribership fell short of expectations.  I'm not shocked at all.  Listen, I subscribe to  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Forces Are Shifting in The Battle Between INTC and MSFT

by Julius de Kempenaer

When you open up StockCharts.com and go to Your Dashboard, one thing you'll find is a section called "Market Movers", located in the top-right corner of your screen. I currently have this section of the page set up so that it shows the top 10 most active stocks inside the Dow Jones Industrials index. This way  Read More

Muscular Investing

Adding a Single Rule to a Lazy Portfolio Isn't Good Enough

by Brian Livingston

Bolting just one step onto Lazy Portfolios lifts their gains. But that isn't all investors want. Let's build a superior strategy that's still simple. • The noted academics Fama & French have demonstrated that 'factors' exhibit predictive power. It's about time portfolios for individual investors accept these findings and update themselves to the 21st century. Figure 1.  Read More

DecisionPoint

DecisionPoint Mid-Week | Possible Short-Term Selling Exhaustion | Bearish Double-Top for USO

by Erin Swenlin

It's been a week of consolidation and pullback for the major indexes. Given the look of our very short-term indicators, I would expect to see a move to the upside by Friday, or certainly by next week. Energy has been struggling, though it remains the only sector with a Long-Term Trend Model SELL signal (the 50-EMA is below the 200-EMA). Every other sector is enjoying BUY signals in the  Read More

MarketWatchers LIVE

Guest Martin Pring | Sector Rotation | SCTR Report | MWL (07.17.19)

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Here is a link to today's show. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest  Read More

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Art's Charts

Four Stocks Poised to Continue their Uptrends

by Arthur Hill

The first step to finding great stocks is establishing the bigger trend for the market, the sector, the industry group and the stock. It is not as hard as it sounds. First, the S&P 500 is clearly in a long-term uptrend because it is above the rising 200-day SMA, the 20-day is above the 200-day and the index hit a new high on Monday. Small-caps are lagging, but the bull market is not over  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Scanning For High SCTRs And Dividend Yield

by Tom Bowley

Special Note I'm on vacation this week, so my articles are in a different format and generally shorter.  There will be no blog article on Friday.   I've created three portfolios over the past year.  My Model Portfolio began on November 19, 2018 and my Aggressive Portfolio and Income Portfolio both started on May 19, 2019.  They've all performed at a very high level  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Semis are Back in Gear and this Stock is Poised to Extend Higher

by Arthur Hill

The S&P 500 SPDR and Technology SPDR (XLK) hit new highs this month. Thus, the S&P 500 is signaling a bull market and the technology sector is leading. The Semiconductor SPDR (XSD), which is a broad-based semiconductor ETF, is also showing leadership as it challenges its April high. This tells semiconductor stocks have sector and industry group strength on their side.  Read More

MarketWatchers LIVE

Around the World in 10 Stocks | Anatomy of a Trade | Momentum Sleepers (07.16.19)

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Here is a link to today's show. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on   Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Regularly Restocking The Rack

by Greg Schnell

Retail can be a hard game, as the vast majority of retail stocks are in significant downtrends. However, there are a few that continue to perform. I like the price action on Lululemon (LULU) as it continues to expand the component of men's wear and broaden out the clothing lineup in their stores.  The SCTR ranking for LULU has been pinned near the top for the last two years, with two  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

Bond Yields May Not Be Headed Lower After All

by Martin Pring

Money Market Yields Continue to Look Vulnerable The 5-Year Yield is in a Secular Uptrend Longer-Dated Maturities Overstretched on the Downside Money Market Yields Continue to Look Vulnerable Everybody and their dog thinks that short-term rates will be cut by the Fed later this month. Count me in with the groupthink, unless some really strong economic indicators come out between now and then, or  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

We're Off To The Races If These 3 Break Out

by Tom Bowley

Special Note I'm on vacation this week so I'll post mostly abbreviated articles.  There will be no blog article on Friday. Current Outlook One confirmation signal that I always look for during a bull market is leadership from our 5 aggressive sectors - technology (XLK), consumer discretionary (XLY), communication services (XLC), industrials (XLI), and financials (XLF).  Currently, the  Read More

Muscular Investing

How to Make Your Portfolio Muscular

by Brian Livingston

Adding a single rule improves every so-called Lazy Portfolio. But just that one change doesn't improve them enough to make them right for investors. • The 21st century offers an index investing revolution. We now enjoy superb tracking, near-zero commissions, and tiny fund fees. We can take advantage of these advancements to construct portfolios that are truly muscular and profitable  Read More

MarketWatchers LIVE

Monday Setups | Earnings Spotlight | DecisionPoint Sentiment Update | MWL (07.15.19)

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Here is a link to today's show. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on   Read More

MarketWatchers LIVE

What's Hot, What's Not | Tops and Bottoms | MWL (07.12.19)

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Here is a link to today's show. Our show is devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and analysis of hot symbols. The show runs throughout the day on  StockCharts TV; you can also find the latest  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

The Consumer Staples Sector is Leading and this Stock is About to Break Out

by Arthur Hill

The S&P 500 hit a new 52-week high last week and three sectors joined the index with new highs of their own: the Technology SPDR, the Consumer Discretionary SPDR and the Consumer Staples SPDR. Note that I am basing the new highs on price chart using unadjusted prices, which do not include dividends. StockCharts users can place an underscore before the symbol to see unadjusted prices (_XLK  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Transports Soar To Lift Wall Street To Yet Another Record

by Tom Bowley

Special Note I am on vacation this week so I'll post mostly abbreviated blog articles.  There will be no blog article on Friday morning. Market Recap for Friday, July 12, 2019 Industrials (XLI, +1.75%) powered our major indices to fresh new all-time highs.  Transports ($TRAN) were particularly strong as truckers ($DJUSTK, +4.51%), airlines ($DJUSAR, +1.79%), and railroads ($DJUSRR  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Cameco - Can this Dog Bark?

by Greg Schnell

Cameco (CCJ) has been in the doldrums for years. As the big dog in the Uranium Miners dog park, the chart keeps tempting us, but it has been a swing trade only. While that is the method for investing in commodity-related stocks, Cameco really hasn't barked out a big win in a while.  A few years ago, Cameco started to restrict supply to help improve the price of Uranium. The chart has  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: Mild Pullbacks Likely; NIFTY Continues To Remain Vulnerable To Sell-Offs At Higher Level

by Milan Vaishnav

After meeting resistance around 11800-11840 for seven weeks, the markets loosened up a bit over the past week, ending with losses. NIFTY spent the previous couple of weeks in a defined range as it remained indecisive and did not make any convincing directional call. This week, the NIFTY witnessed some increased corrective pressure from higher levels, ending with a net loss of  Read More

ChartWatchers

Chartwise Women's "Pink Line"

by Erin Swenlin

Chartwise Women is a new show on StockCharts TV featuring myself and Mary Ellen McGonagle. Our mission is encompassed in three "E's": Engagement, Education and Empowerment. During each show, we talk conversationally about our "Wisdom of the Week", followed by "What's Cooking? From Data Farm to Table" and finishing up with one of our favorite segments, "YeahThat  Read More

ChartWatchers

SCTR Rankings Continue To Show New Stocks Breaking Out

by Greg Schnell

The SCTR ranking tool is one of my favorite tools on StockCharts. Exclusive to the website, it is a very powerful indicator that provides what is effectively a sports ranking system for stocks, keeping track of what is outperforming right now. On the Wednesday and Friday editions of Market Buzz, I covered how to use the SCTR to find nice setups.  This Anthem, Inc.  Read More

The Traders Journal

My Personal Story And Why I Ask For Your Help

by Gatis Roze

This is a true story about someone whom I'll refer to as an investing "refutenik".   But first, a bit of background. The long-term financial viability of Social Security is questionable, yet some politicians like to toss around the idea of delegating more accountability to John Q. Public for taking responsibility for his or her own retirement well-being, In expecting people to embrace  Read More

ChartWatchers

Two Stocks Setting Up To Report Blowout Earnings Next Week

by John Hopkins

On Thursday morning, Delta Airlines (DAL) blew past revenue and EPS estimates, despite a challenging environment for airline stocks ($DJUSAR) in 2019. While DAL's results may have surprised quite a few people, they didn't surprise me. The best way to follow where Wall Street is placing their bets is not by watching CNBC -  rather, it's by following relative strength on the charts  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP WEEKLY WRAP: New All-Time Highs, but Not for Small-Cap Stocks

by Carl Swenlin

While the broad market indexes are currently making all-time highs, the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index (IJR) is struggling and remains about -14% below its all-time highs. This lack of small-cap participation is a concern, because the large-caps can't carry the market forever. The OBV is currently in a reverse divergence -- the OBV is making a higher high, but price is not. This tells us that  Read More

ChartWatchers

Charting Robust AD Lines that Truly Reflect the Broader Market

by Arthur Hill

The NYSE and Nasdaq are fine as exchanges, but their AD Lines do not tell the entire story when it comes to breadth. The major stock indexes, such as the S&P 500 and S&P Small-cap 600, contain stocks from both exchanges. As such, robust breadth indicators should include stocks from both exchanges and represent the market as a whole, not just one of the two exchanges. Today we will dive  Read More

ChartWatchers

Gold is Doing Better Than The World's Major Currencies

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, July 12th at 11:39am ET. Gold is more than just a commodity. Gold is sometimes also viewed as an alternate currency. When global traders lose confidence in their currency, they often turn to gold as an  Read More

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Art's Charts

The State of the Stock Market - Large Getting Larger

by Arthur Hill

Large-caps Continue to Lead. New Highs Follow Moving Average Signals. Index Breadth Table Remains Bullish. Sector Breadth Table Remains Bullish. Tech-Related ETFs Continue to Lead. Biotech ETFs Stutter after Breakouts. Art's Charts ChartList Update. Large-caps Continue to Lead The week so far is mixed for stocks with small-caps edging lower and large-caps edging higher.  Read More

Dancing with the Trend

Volatility and Emotions

by Greg Morris

This is part of a client letter I wrote when running MurphyMorris Money Management about 20 years ago.  The message is the same today.  Market volatility has an emotional cost.  It causes investors to make irrational decisions that are usually based on either fear or greed.  Volatility also carries a steeper financial cost than most realize.  Consider the two  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

It Was A Record-Breaking Day On Wall Street

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, July 11, 2019 Dow Jones ($INDU, +0.85%) 27000 is in the record books as another milestone has been reached on Wall Street.  The S&P 500 ($SPX, +0.23%) also set another record high close, but fell just short of closing above the psychological 3000 level.  The SPX finished at 2999.91.  The NASDAQ ($COMPQ, -0.08%) had a bit of a roller coaster  Read More