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January 20, 2018

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers!

Welcome to the latest edition of ChartWatchers, the newsletter for technical analysts, online investors, StockCharts users and more. In addition to this week's articles, here are a few important announcements for you.

New Scanning Tutorials In ChartSchool!

As a StockCharts Member, you have access to one of our absolute most valuable features: Custom Technical Scans. By giving you the ability to create and run custom scans on over 50,000 symbols in our database, our scan engine allows you to find new, promising investment or trading opportunities that meet your specific technical criteria. So, to help you get the most out of our custom scans feature, we've recently published a new set of helpful Scanning Tutorials, now available in ChartSchool! Whether you're brand new to scanning or an old pro, these articles will greatly enhance your use of the tool.

To read the new Scanning Tutorials, click the ChartSchool tab at the top of any StockCharts web page, then scroll down to the "Scanning Resources" section. There, you'll find a link to our Scanning Tutorials (or, for now, Click Here).

Psst, don't forget! There's plenty more to read and review in ChartSchool, our extensive educational resource. Plus, we're constantly adding new articles and improving content. Check it out today and browse around!

Until next time,

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Grayson Roze

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This Week's Articles

The Market Message

Falling Dollar Favors Foreign Stocks, EU Stock ETFs Benefit From Stronger Currencies

by John Murphy

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The direction of currency markets tells us a lot about the relative strength (or weakness) of global markets. As a rule, stronger economies have stronger currencies, while weaker economies have weaker currencies. As a result, the direction of the U.S. dollar tells us whether to favor U.S. stocks or foreign stocks. Generally speaking, a weaker dollar favors investments in foreign stocks. The

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Art's Charts

A Surprising Small-cap Sector is Leading in 2018

by Arthur Hill

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2018 is off to a great start with the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) up 5% in just 13 trading days. The rally is quite broad with six of the nine equal-weight sectors up 5% or more. I am showing the equal-weight sectors first because they reflect performance for the "average" stock in the sector. The PerfChart below shows year-to-date Rate-of-Change for these sectors. Technology (green) is the...

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The Canadian Technician

China ETF's Show SCTR Strength

by Greg Schnell

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China has been improving in performance over the last few months. The various ETFs that track China have really started to dominate the SCTR list. Part of this is in US Dollar weakness, but we are also seeing the broader Asian markets start to kick it up a gear. As an example, Russia and Vietnam have also been surging and India is racing higher. I am pretty sure everyone has heard of the...

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Trading Places

What To Buy In An Overbought Market

by Tom Bowley

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Bull markets can advance very quickly and can become extremely overbought. It's a challenge psychologically at times to commit new money t0 a stock or ETF, knowing that just days or weeks ago prices were so much cheaper. So what the heck do you do when looking to invest cash in your account? Well, for starters, you need to realize that rotation plays a huge role in stock...

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InvestEd Central

Want to Make Money? Show Great Patience

by John Hopkins

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Earnings season is about to kick into high gear. Over the next few weeks thousands of companies will report their numbers. Some will beat expectations and some will disappoint. And some will present some great opportunities to make nice money, especially for those of you who are patient enough to pounce at the right time. Here's a real life example. This past week as I was searching for high...

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Bookstore Special

The Traders Journal

Maximizing Your Profits Since 2013 - Tensile Trading ChartPack Update #18 (Q4, 2017)

by Gatis Roze

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Yes, the markets are extended. All prudent investors should be reviewing the Permission-to-Sell Dashboard (ChartList 10.4) every week. We've added another useful market timing chart and made all 15 charts more muscular. The times are a' changing in the ETF arena as well. Hundreds are closing and new smart beta ETFs are being added. This update reflects those profound changes. The

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