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Gold Wobbles To End The Month

by Greg Schnell

Gold looks to close November near 1-month lows just days from being near 6-week highs. It's not that it has moved a lot, but the range is so tight. The Elliotticians are bearish on Gold here. With the bond market breaking down in price, and yields rising rapidly, Gold appears to want to follow bond prices lower. Then Yen also dropped which is a correlated trade with...  Read More

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ENERGY SHARES ARE BOUNCING ON OPTIMISM OVER OPEC AGREEMENT -- EXXON MOBIL MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF A BULLISH BREAKOUT

by John Murphy

ENERGY SHARES REBOUND ... Energy shares are finally showing some bounce. The daily bars in Chart 1 shows the Energy Sector SPDR (XLE) climbing above its 50-day average today. The XLE is bouncing off chart support along its late October low and its 200-day moving average. Those are logical chart points for the XLE to start moving higher. [The 50-day average remains  Read More

Three Things To Take Away From Wednesday's Bizarre Market Action

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, November 29, 2017 One quick glance at the S&P 500's meager 1 point loss on Wednesday and you might assume that Wall Street meandered through another one of its boring days.  But a deeper look will tell you that yesterday was anything but boring!  Technology (XLK, -2.21%) was hammered and suffered its worst one day loss since June 9th  Read More

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QQQ Still Leads Year-to-Date - Playing the Pullback in Healthcare - Consumer Discretionary Stocks Come Alive

by Arthur Hill

.... One Day does not Ruin the Year .... Drastic Declines are Part of the Uptrend .... Stock Picking Goes in Waves .... Stocks to Watch: ADP, ARRS, FISV, LH .... Playing the Pullback in Healthcare (BIIB, BMY) .... Auto and Restaurant Stocks Join the Upturn ....  One Day does not Ruin the Year Tech stocks were slammed on Wednesday with the Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) falling a...  Read More

DP Alert: PMO SELL Signal on NDX - SPX Indicators Very Bullish

by Erin Heim

Technology fell apart today as money appeared to be rotating out of technology and into financials which had a brilliant day. The PMO was yanked down below its signal line on the NDX. Yesterday, the PMO was rising and price looked strong. What a difference a day can make. Meanwhile, the SPX and OEX had very small declines today and the Dow actually finished up 0.44%. Support is not that  Read More

11/29 MarketWatchers LIVE Recap - Special Guest Julius de Kempenaer on RRGs

by Erin Heim

  Welcome to the recap of Wednesday's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. You'll find the latest episode here. Information abounds in our Monday through Friday 12:00p - 1:30p...  Read More

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RETAIL SPDR ACHIEVES BULLISH BREAKOUT -- TODAY'S RETAIL LEADERS INCLUDE NORDSTROM, KOHLS, AND TJX

by John Murphy

S&P RETAIL SPDR BREAKS OUT TO THE UPSIDE... My Monday message showed the S&P Retail SPDR (XRT) attempting an upside breakout above its October high. Chart 1 shows the XRT accomplishing that in pretty decisive fashion over the last two days. In fact, retailers have been one of the market's strongest groups this week. [The green volume bars show that the price  Read More

Delta Air Lines Reverses with Outside Reversal Day

by Arthur Hill

Airline stocks are moving higher again with solid gains across the board over the last two weeks. The PerfChart below shows the performance for the Airline ETF (JETS) and seven other airline stocks since mid November. All are up with Alaska Air (ALK), Southwest (LUV) and COPA Airlines (COPA) sporting the biggest gains.   The next chart shows Delta (DAL) with the 50-day EMA...  Read More

Equities Explode Higher, Led By Financials, Industrials And Small Caps

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 It was party day on Wall Street.  The bullish environment accelerated into a much faster gear as all nine sectors advanced and the small cap Russell 2000 soared 23 points, or 1.53%, to a fresh new record with its most bullish historical month - December - still awaiting.  It wasn't just small caps though.  The Dow Jones...  Read More

DP Scoreboard Shake Up

by Erin Heim

After today's rallies and big breakouts, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the OEX and SPX finally shed their PMO SELL signals. What is interesting is the Dow's 'laggard' status on triggering a PMO BUY signal. It is the last SELL signal standing. I'll give you a peek into all four charts with my DP analysis slant. Stay tuned tomorrow for a "DP Alert" article where I'll review all of the...  Read More

11/28 MarketWatchers LIVE Recap - Cyber Monday Stocks - Technical Scan Tuesday

by Erin Heim

  Welcome to the recap of Tuesday's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. You'll find the latest episode here. Information abounds in our Monday through Friday 12:00p - 1:30p...  Read More

Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR) Breaks Out To New Highs

by Greg Schnell

The cybersecurity ETF (CIBR) broke out to new highs late last week. The chart shows a couple of downtrends also breaking. In this vertical market where everything is up, a stock that consolidates sideways for any length of time looks pretty weak. The SCTR has a downtrend line that looks to be breaking. An SCTR above 50 would mark new 4-month highs.  The relative strength downtrend  Read More

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FINANCIAL SPDR IS FINDING SUPPORT AT 50-DAY AVERAGE -- S&P BANK SPDR IS ALSO TRADING ABOVE ITS 50-DAY LINE

by John Murphy

FINANCIAL SPDR CONTINUES TO BOUNCE OFF 50-DAY AVERAGE... My message from last Wednesday showed the Financial Sector SPDR (XLF) starting to bounce off its 50-day moving average. Chart 1 shows that the XLF continues to find support at its 50-day line. That's an encouraging sign. The gray area in Chart 1 shows the XLF/SPX ratio slipping during November,  Read More

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Is The Oil Price Topping?

by Martin Pring

Oil experiences a major upside breakout Overstretched energy markets on a short-term basis Where oil goes commodities in general often follow I recently came across a commitment of traders hedgers chart that shows a record low short position. Now it's true that since the 1990's  there has been a secular decline in these numbers, as the use of futures contracts has become more and more...  Read More

Defense Industry Stocks Look Poised To Benefit From Market Rotation

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Monday, November 27, 2017 We saw bifurcated action in the major indices on Monday as the Dow Jones tacked on another 23 points after nearly closing above 23600 for the first time ever.  Instead, the bulls had to settle for an all-time intraday high of 23638.92.  The other indices also saw afternoon weakness, but in their case, it resulted in losses by...  Read More

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Ugly Charts versus Strong Charts - Broad Market Leadership - Charts for Cintas, Netflix, Eli Lilly and Tesla

by Arthur Hill

.... Lots of Ugly Charts can be Found .... There are also Plenty of Strong Uptrends .... New Highs in the Nasdaq 100 .... Netflix and Cintas Consolidate within Uptrends .... Lilly Turns Up at Key Retracement Zone .... Billy and Bobby Debate Tesla ....  Lots of Ugly Charts can be Found Chartists looking for weakness in the stock market can find plenty of ugly charts with...  Read More

Wall Street Sentiment Soars Bullish - IT Indicators Bottom - TLT at a Decision Point

by Erin Heim

I have a few DecisionPoint charts that are "must-see" right now. Anytime I look at my ChartLists and a chart smacks me in the face, I always try to share it. Today during the MarketWatchers LIVE show, two of those charts got me and the third, Carl slid my way to make sure I saw it. Glad I did!  Carl sent me the Wall Street Sentiment Survey chart. I generally review this on the  Read More

11/27 MarketWatchers LIVE Recap - Monday Set-Ups - DecisionPoint Update - Mark Young (11/23)

by Erin Heim

  Welcome to the recap of Monday's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. You'll find the latest episode here. Information abounds in our Monday through Friday 12:00p - 1:30p...  Read More

KLA-Tencor Traces out Two Continuation Patterns

by Arthur Hill

KLA-Tencor (KLAC), a semiconductor equipment and materials designer and manufacturer, is in a long-term uptrend with large and small bullish continuation patterns working. The chart shows 52-week highs in May and October so the long-term trend is clearly up. The green outline highlights a cup-with-handle forming from June to November. On the right side of this pattern, we can see a sharp  Read More

Article Summaries: 7/2017 - 11/2017

by Greg Morris

Periodically I write an article that reviews the past few months of articles.  Why on Earth would I do this?  Primarily for two reasons.  One is that many new readers are involved and often they do not go back and look at the past articles.  Two is that my articles are rarely tied to anything that is happening in the markets.  Generally, they are about experiences I  Read More