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  • A Closer Look At "A Developing Depression. . .Not A Boom"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The above article appeared in the March 2004 issue of "Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES," by Robert R. Prechter and Peter Kendall.

  • A Spring And Summer Not To Remember

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...No one can deny that the first year of the millennium has turned out to be less than spectacular for the markets. But is it typical? First, Staff Writer David Penn looks at the first half and its lack of memorable activity, and speculates what kind of

  • Amazon - Investors Not Lovin' It

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What happens when earnings are in line with expectations but spending plans displease?

  • Armstrong World Industries: It's The Pattern, Not The Name, That Matters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Different analysts can see different patterns in charts, but all analysts should agree on whether the patterns are bullish or bearish.

  • Big MO's Double Bottom: 2B Or Not 2B?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Declines in September test lows were established in May. Will a lack of downside followthrough spell a reversal and double bottom for shares of Altria Group?

  • Bullish Engulfing Pattern: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you see a familiar chart pattern on a price chart, should you automatically do what the pattern suggests, or should you look at it more closely before making the decision? Here are some scenarios that could play out when a bullish engulfing pattern

  • CRASH As In The Movie, Not The Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The chart hinted at the surprise win on the last trading day before the Academy Awards.

  • DJIA Trend Reversal? Not Yet!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis is used to show that the Dow Jones Industrial Average remains in an intermediate-term uptrend but also warns that a trend reversal could be just ahead.

  • Double Bottom Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sure looks like a double bottom on the daily chart of the Russell 2000 index, doesn't it? Might we get a sustainable rebound in its aftermath?

  • Down But Not Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 has taken a hit, but the trend is still up. For now, anyway.

  • Fear, Not Greed, Is Your Friend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most major financial news services deliver a steady diet of fear. Instead of running into a cave and hiding, you're better off embracing fear. Here's why

  • February Not The Best Time To Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the past 20 years, February has been a down month. While seasonals are just one indicator, they add to the bearish case in a down market.

  • First Niagara Financial Group: Sell Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What happened to the year-end rally, anyway? No one knows, but here's an interesting-looking short sell trade setup in shares of First Niagara Financial Group.

  • For Teradyne, Take The Money And Run--But Not Yet

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Of all of the stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500, Teradyne has the strongest short-term momentum. Is there still time to extract some profits on a move higher in this stock?

  • Head & Shoulder Warnings Should Not Be Ignored

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On August 2, I warned that head & shoulders top patterns were popping up on a number of major indexes and ETFs. So what does that mean?

  • In Sector Funds, Transportation Is Hot, Energy Not

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the broad US markets likely getting close to an interim (maybe even major) cycle top, here's a look at the strongest and weakest funds in the Fidelity Select Sector mutual funds complex.

  • Information Bias, Or Why More Is Not Necessarily Better

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Information bias is a cognitive bias which leads us to believe that more information is better or complexity is preferable to simplicity. Sometimes we collect information which is ultimately irrelevant to the decision we are trying to make but we feel mo

  • Is R2K Cycle Low in Place - Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cyclical analysis of the broad stock indexes can be a useful and rewarding endeavor for the astute technician. Here's a look at the current weekly price cycle pattern in the Russell 2000.

  • It's USO, Not UFO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The tradable could start flying and soon, but it will not be unidentified. Now, where it could fly to is the real question.

  • Long Term Returns: What's Realistic And What's Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is a 10% annual return possible year after year? Maybe not every year. Definitely not every fund. But you'll be surprised at what you can get.

  • MMM Not Keeping Pace

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJIA hit a new all-time high this week, but component 3M remains well below its prior high and is running into major resistance.

  • Market Challenges Are Not Limited To Politicos In Europe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the situation in Europe continues to deteriorate, there are signs that stock market challenges are not limited to bumbling politicians in that area alone.

  • Mutual Funds For The Not So Dumb - Eric Tyson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At first glance, Eric Tyson appears to know as much about finance as he does about, well, dummies. After all, in addition to being an award-winning personal finance journalist and guest on programs such as PBS's Night Business Report, CNBC, and NBC&

  • NASDAQ Bottom? Not Yet!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ recently made a huge upward move of 9.53% and market analysts are saying that the bottom of the bear market may be at hand. However, the NASDAQ has further to go on the downside before the market bottom is found.

  • Nasdaq Shooting Star Not A Shining Star

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Rising wedges try to seduce the bulls with false confidence. Bearish candlestick serves as a warning to alert traders.

  • Nasdaq TRIN Not Oversold Yet

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Oversold readings in the Nasdaq TRIN have preceded a number of rallies over the last twelve months. Despite the current decline, the Nasdaq TRIN has yet to become oversold and this suggests more room for downside.

  • Not A Time To Pick Market Tops In .SPX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a powerful trend takes hold, it generally pays to give such a market move the respect it deserves.

  • Not For Much Longer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Previously, peanut farmer Jimmy Carter had been regarded by some as the worst US President. Not for much longer.

  • Not Just For Tree-Huggers Anymore

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it time to consider investing in socially responsible companies?

  • Not So High On The Hogs: Divergences And Breakdowns In The October Contract

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences in the stochastic and the MACD histogram anticipated a late summer correction in lean hog futures.

  • OEX Is Down, But Not Out Just Yet

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 100 broke key support last week, but the decline over the last two months could still turn out to be a normal correction.

  • Oil Services Not Impressed With Oil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While oil exceeded its March high with ease, the Oil Service HOLDRS (OIH) is having a little more trouble and meeting resistance from its March high.

  • Retail Sector Says Market Bottom Not In Yet

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are many ways to measure if the current low in the market is the bottom. Among these is the major trend direction of the retail market sector.

  • SPX: Overbought, But Not Bearish

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the stochastic oscillator moved into overbought territory in September, the bulls keep charging and the S&P 500 has yet to lose upside momentum.

  • Sprint: New Technology Not Paying Off So Far

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The communications company plans a huge investment to implement a new technology to access the Internet.

  • Stock Tips: Take 'Em Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You pay a visit to your dentist. With your mouth open as he inspects your teeth, he talks, nonstop, and passes on a stock market tip. Do you take it?

  • The Bull Market Is Not Over

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Taking a long-term view of the markets, I came to a surprising conclusion: The bull market that began more than two decades ago is not over, even though the sting of the year 2000 "meltdown" is still painfully etched in the minds of many trader

  • The January Barometer May Not Work This Year

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A market adage claims, "As goes January, so goes the year." Are we likely to see more declines over the next 11 months?

  • The January Reversal: 2B or Not 2B?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...New highs need follow-through in order to be trusted.

  • The Story Is In The Charts Not The News

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Kylie Jenner, the social media maverick with over 250 million followers, looks set to become one of the youngest billionaires in U.S. history. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA) has helped in no small way to amplify her fortunes. This is because with 970 stores sp

  • Three Black Crows - Not A Winner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ameristar Casinos are having a run of bad luck and candlestick readers had ample warning before the crows flew south.

  • Three Black Crows - Not A Winner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ameristar Casinos are having a run of bad luck and candlestick readers had ample warning before the crows flew south.

  • To Cover Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Covered call writing is one of the most popular option strategies, but there is, of course, a catch. This variation will reduce risk and increase profitability and compare it with related call writing strategies.

  • To Gold Or Not To Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it time to buy gold? My charts are saying, "Not yet."

  • To Invest (Or Not) In Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite what some investors say, find yourself a real investment, because the yellow metal is not it. What’s that, you say? Gold isn’t a real investment?!

  • To Short Or Not To Short?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...That is the question. Here's a detailed discussion of short selling.

  • To Trade of Not to Trade (or how I done it) by JACK K. HUTSON, EDITOR

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To Trade or Not to Trade (or how I done it) by JACK K. HUTSON The format of sharing trading experiences is an easy way for Technical Analysis Group members, as well as others, to tell how they used chart work and technical analysis in the day to day tra

  • Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (44-47): Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA This is why you need to constantly monitor the performance of your trading system. Changing economic conditions can affect the performance of any

  • Turning 40? Toys Or Treasures? Why Not Both?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you think reaching 40 means more spending than saving, then think again! There's still plenty of time before retirement to put your earnings to work. And if Congress cooperates, a higher annual IRA contribution limit could still help you retire a

  • United Technologies Corporation Will Not be Flying High for Much Longer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you are holding this equity in a long position, the time is right to abandon your long holdings and go short.

  • VIX Watchers Should Not Get Overconfident

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...More technical traders pay attention to the volatility index these days, hoping for a lasting turn in the market from bearish to bullish.

  • Volatility In The News, But Not The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Large daily swings in the major stock market indexes seem to be grabbing headlines, but indicators show volatility is unusually low.

  • Water ETFs: Go With The Flow Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Water is a lifesaver around the world and will always be an essential and critical element of our lives and the planet's survival. Some investors may wish to consider adding a small position of one of these ETFs to their portfolio Since two of these ETFs

  • What's (Not) Up With Biotechs?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In Q1-2104, biotech companies are up nearly 15% YTD. But they were up nearly 35%. What happened?

  • When Not To Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is waiting on the sidelines the ideal way to make a profit?

  • Why I Am Not A Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All you hear and read nowadays is that the market is in a bear correction and it will test the low reached in March 2009, if not fall even lower. Here's why I believe otherwise.

  • Why Not Oil Stocks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Should you buy oil company stocks when they are close to their 52-week highs? Or should you wait? Here's what you need to know about oil.

  • Why the Rally in Starbucks May Not be Over

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Starbucks' bullish trading range and "out-of-favor" status with Wall Street may indicate higher prices ahead.

Working Money: To Invest (Or Not) In Gold

Working Money: To Short Or Not To Short by Neil A. O'Hara

  • eMAGIN Corporation.... Not That Imaginary

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's market, with the liberation and occupation of Iraq affecting the market adversely, it is not easy finding a company that looks interesting as far as good profits are concerned. Here is one possibility that has shown up quite clearly on my

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