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  • 3M Teeters On The Edge Of The Abyss

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...3M led the way lower in April, and further weakness would confirm a large bearish pattern that has been working since November.

  • A Head & Shoulders Top Awaits Confirmation On The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head & shoulders top on the Russell 2000 could be hinting that a major top is setting up in the market.

  • A Head And Shoulders Top On The NASDAQ A/D Line?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The A/D line is an effective gauge in determining the overall strength of the stock market. It is by far the most commonly used measure of market breadth.

  • A Shining Star On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A morning star candlestick is shining brightly on the S&P 500, which might be a "shining star" for the market.

  • A Stochastic Breakout In December Coffee: Better Late On The Break Than Never

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A BOSO play in the stochastic helps traders climb on board a fast-moving market post-breakout.

  • A Stock Market On The Verge Of Collapse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are four basic analytical tools an analyst uses to measure the health of an individual stock or the stock market as a whole. One is price patterns, one is momentum, another is volume, and the final one is breadth. By using these four tools we can n

  • A Trader Catches A Bottom Reversal On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Catching tops and bottoms is difficult but can be rewarding/punishing depending on the outcome.

  • A Triangle On The U.S. Dollar Index Futures: Will It Flatter Or Deceive?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The U.S. Dollar is perhaps the instrument most directly affecteted by an actual hike or indications of a hike in U.S. interest rates. The U.S. Dollar Index Futures chart is showing that traders expect a hike in interest rates soon.

  • A Twist On The Arms Index by Harley D. Wilbur

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Twist On The Arms Index by Harley D. Wilbur The Arms index, which was originally known as TRIN (for trading index), utilizes up and down volume and advancing and declining issues for calculation. The indicator, which aims to identify possible turning

  • ALXN, The New Kid On The S&P 500 Block

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ALXN has been added to the Standard & Poor's 500, and it has arrived as the new kid on the block, along with a lot of profit potential.

  • ALXN: Getting Overextended On The Upside?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals recently gapped sharply higher -- right into a key resistance zone.

  • Alltel Struggles on the Upside

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The rising wedge for AT reflects a feeble recovery that looks destine to fail.

  • American Express (AXP) On The Slide

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...American Express, like so many other equities at this point, is getting ready to make a move downwards.

  • An Update On The Oil Services Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A test of this month's high will likely lead to an upside breakout for the Oil Services Index.

  • An Update On The Precious Metal Bullish Percent

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The precious metal bullish percent continues to hover below the 30 percent level. As such, the sector has yet to give a buy signal.

  • Another 35% Dip On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Watch out below! Markets took a dive early on Monday, May 22, 2000 following a week of selling due to interest rate woes created by the Federal Reserve Bank. Hold on tight- this could be a bumpy ride.

  • Another Long-Term Stock Indicator Stuck On The Ceiling

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There has been a debate raging over the last year about whether stock prices are getting too expensive. Here is another indicator that says they are.

  • Apache Corp. on the Verge of Breaking Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apache Corp. looks to be completing a bullish triangle formation, indicating a potential break to the upside. However, I would wait for confirmation before jumping in.

  • Arbitrary But True: Hidden Influences On The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...However exhaustive your research, there are forces at work that you may not expect.

  • Are 3D Printers On The Ropes?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the overall market has been relatively strong, the same can't be said for 3D printers.

  • Are Gold Shares On The Way Back?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold shares are slowly starting to look like a good investment once again.

  • Are Higher Interest Rates On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (iShares) is showing signs of breaking down, which could signal higher interest rates down the road.

  • Are Railroads Still On The Fast Track?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It may have been a challenging year for the economy but you would never know it by looking at railroad stocks.

  • Baker Hughes Turning On The Afterburners

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Incredibly, some stocks, even after a sustained run higher, still appear to have plenty of fire beneath them, propelling them higher.

  • Betting On The Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A 50-plus point decline in the S&P 500 leaves traders looking for clues on when to climb back in.

  • Big Blue Is On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM has recently broken above its $90.00 resistance area. How far will it go?

  • Bollinger Band Signal Brewing On The Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nasdaq advance since mid-August is beginning to stall out and the index is on the verge of a Bollinger Band sell signal.

  • Buy On The Dips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sell in May and go away. That is the rule, but this May, you may want to stay at home and buy as the market corrects.

  • Buy On The Dips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elliott wave theory states that after a major WAVE V, an ABC correction occurs. A WAVE A on a daily chart usually corrects in five waves down to the low price of WAVE IV.

  • CLB On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A year ago, this stock fell apart and was dismissed by Wall Street but, now, the Street is taking notice again and so should you.

  • Canadian Solar Energy Is On the Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the last year, CSIQ jumped more than 4000%. To paraphrase the great Winston Churchill, is this the end, the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning for this solar powerhouse?

  • Carry Trade On The Comeback Trail?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back in the good old days before the financial crisis hit head-on, the financial media was rife with stories of how international players were winning big in the carry-trade game. That all changed when the meltdown came, but there are signs that the much

  • Checking In On The 1929 Dow Jones Analog Debate

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In October 2013 a financial media debate began about how the Dow Jones Industrial Average has been behaving in a strangely familiar manner to 1929. Stocks have yet to repeat the massive collapse.

  • Classic Trading Signals On The NASDAQ Composite

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here are some very clear trading signals, including two reversal patterns.

  • Closing The Sale On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the last 10 weeks, the S&P 500 has been carving out a complex head & shoulders top-reversal pattern. But is the pattern starting to slip away from the bears? Are they laying the ground work for a summer selloff, or will the bulls rehabilitat

  • Conflicting Signs On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The intraday 60-minute chart on the S&P 500 has developed a bullish inverse head & shoulders pattern, while its daily chart has formed a bearish rising wedge. Moreover, the daily chart is in an uphill battle as it approaches the 200-day simple m

  • Continental Resources On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Basic materials and commodities are experiencing a boom while the rest of the market remains lackluster. One stock is showing great strength and is on the move, so don't miss out.

  • DJIA Reversal On The Horizon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This statistical analysis shows that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is very close to an intermediate-term trend reversal from up to down.

  • Defense Stocks On The Offensive

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The defense stocks are showing resilience despite on and off talk of budget cuts.

  • Defense Stocks On The Offensive

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the Philly Defense stocks index rallies to new 52-week highs, a number of defense stocks--including the much-beleagured Boeing--look poised to bounce.

  • Do Weak Sector Funds Have A Head Start On The Summer Selloff?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the broad US markets prepare for a summer corrective move, traders shorting the stocks from the weakest industry groups might have a distinct market edge.

  • Dollar On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US dollar may be starting to move up within a Fibonacci arc pattern.

  • Double Top Formation on the Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...April proved to be a tumultuous month for the technology-based Nasdaq Composite Index. From a charting standpoint, the sharp April sell-off within the index followed a picture-perfect double top formation.

  • Focus On The Positive With Brett Steenbarger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Brett N. Steenbarger, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He works as a performance coach for traders and portfolio managers at hedge funds and other financial ins

  • Further To Fall On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As I write this, the S&P 500 is down more than 3% to 1172. With the broad market continuing to fall, when might we see some relief?

  • Goodyear Tire On the Road Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's been a tough four years for the tire company but the chart is showing signs that the worst may be over.

  • Heavy On The Hog

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bearish implications of a double top tip the scales toward a breakdown in July hogs.

  • Hewlett-Packard is on the Slide

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hewlett Packard (HPQ) is completing another very nice head and shoulders pattern.

  • Home, Home On The Range by Andrew Tomlinson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (70-73): Home, Home On The Range by Andrew Tomlinson Price ranges are used in signaling both reversals and breakouts. Looking at how stochastics perform in breakouts sheds light on several key characteristics of the indicato

  • Hunting Down Stocks On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At first glance, it seems like the market is gathering support and trying to mount another bull run, but a closer look reveals that all is not what it seems.

  • IBM On The Verge Of A Big Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM failed to hold onto its early January gains and is on the verge of a major support break.

  • IMAX On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IMAX doubled its gross box office to $546 million in 2010, and it's building an even better overall lineup for 2011.

  • Insider Buying On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Insider selling greatly outstripped buying for the six-month period from September 2003 to February 2004 but it looks like the trend is changing. Could insiders now be telling us that it's time to buy?

  • Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (56-59): Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Cari Lynn is a Chicago-based journalist and the author of ""Leg The Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside The Trillion-Dollar Boys' Club Of Co

  • Interview: Trading Communities On The Web: Doug Fairclough by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Communities On The Web: Doug Fairclough by J. Gopalakrishnan Doug Fairclough was in the midst of a two-year stint as database guru at HotWired, the pioneering website of Wired magazine, when he became aware of the possibilities of the Internet t

  • Iris International Is On The Edge Of A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Iris international is on the support/resistance zone of the retracement level, so the strong bullish indicators could pull the stock above that area.

  • Is A Correction On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why is it that the bears hug the TV networks and the newspaper reporters? Is the fear of losing money the reason?

  • Is Facebook On The Comeback Trail?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most would agree that the Facebook IPO was nothing short of a disaster, especially for those who bought shares right at the beginning. But if the pattern taking shape is any indication, those who waited to buy in early June could be in for a handsome rew

  • Is Google On The Firing Line?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Not long after its launch in 2004, Google became a market leader. That trend remained intact through good times and bad. In 2010, it flashed a bearish head & shoulders top pattern that failed to hit the target, but it was a good trade nonetheless. It

  • Is It Time To Keep An Eye On The Nikkei?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nikkei seems to have bottomed out for a while; look to enter a breakout for a decent move.

  • Is Juniper Networks on the Brink of Breaking Out?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A triangle formation on Juniper Nerworks (JNPR) chart has a bullish tendency but it will not break out unless the volume continues to increase.

  • JDSU On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For those who like to trade the small cap stocks, JDS Uniphase looks like it's trading like a small up and coming company.

  • Keep Your Eye On The Moving Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Target's significant bottom reversal and potentially bullish trading range could point to higher prices ahead.

  • Keeping An Eye On The Janus Mutual Fund Family

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Founder and CEO Tom Bailey has always maintained a positive, hands-on approach that focuses on teamwork and camaraderie.

  • Long-Term Perspective On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders often focus on short-term charts but could benefit from looking at weekly and even monthly charts to identify the long-term trend.

  • Medicals On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A bullish engulfing pattern in Zimmer Holdings is confirmed by positive divergences in both the stochastic and the MACD histogram.

  • Meeting Parameters On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every morning I look for certain stocks to buy, but they have to meet certain parameters. What does it mean if for the past three days, not a single stock has come up that meets those parameters?

  • Micro Cap UTS Energy Corporation on the Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Recognizing a cup and handle formation can be a difficult task. Here are some steps for identifying cup and handle and rounding bottom patterns.

  • More on the Dollar and Commodities

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How strong is the secondary correction in the commodity bear market?

  • New Wave Of Selling On The Way For LLY?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock gaps sharply lower after a substantial gain, the party may be over.

  • Newmont Mining On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Newmont Mining is setting up to a breakout of a multiyear resistance level.

  • Nortel on the Move - Time to Snag this Bottom Fish?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are both fundamental and technical clues that Nortel's worst trading days may be behind it. It would be a gutsy move but one that could reap handsome rewards if the telecom dog days are finally over.

  • Nortel on the Move All Right!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Scottish poet, Robbie Burns once said, "the best laid plans of mice and men come oft t'glay." It is something traders can never forget. As we see from my last alert on Nortel, it is imperative to have a 'plan B' close at hand and

  • 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.

  • Oil On The Verge Of A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Oil Fund ETF (USO) surged off support over the last few days, and the exchange traded fund is on the verge of a breakout that would signal a continuation of the prior advance.

  • Oil Service Holders Living On The Edge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Oil Service Holders has been clinging to near-term support but will this price level hold?

  • On The Battlefield by Mike Burk

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On The Battlefield by Mike Burk In Elliott wave theory, the A, B and C waves refer to the reaction following the initial decline from a cycle top: The A wave is the initial decline, the B wave is a slight advance after the initial decline and the C wave

  • On The Bull Market Of the Century: Louise Yamada by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bull market of the end of the 20th century has been going on for some time now. How did this happen, and how much longer is it going to last? To get some answers, we turned to Louise Yamada of Salomon Smith Barney, whose recent book, Market Magic: Ri

  • On The Precipice Of The Nearest Dollar Increment by A. Trongone, Phd, CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On The Precipice Of The Nearest Dollar Increment by A. Trongone, Phd, CFP, CTA In a bear market, any piece of information that will give traders a slight edge in performance is always welcome. Here's how a stock performs when it is trading in the vicini

  • On The Rebound Train

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With covid-19 restrictions being lifted, betting on stocks that will run has become a favorite past time. This stock is flying.

  • On the Aerodynamic Trader: Constance Brown by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On the Aerodynamic Trader: Constance Brown by Thom Hartle Aerodynamic may seem like a peculiar description for a trader, considering what the word brings to mind at first glance: smooth and sleek, streamlined to minimize resistance. And yet, think about

  • On the Fundamentals of Technical Analysis Andrew Lo by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Andrew Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management, director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering and founder of Sloan's Track in Financial Engineering, is a radi

  • On the Intuitive Trader: Robert Koppel by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Phenomenology and existentialism and trading? Oh, my! Nothing in Robert Koppel's background as a philosophy academic could have given the slightest clue that he would end up as a floor trader for 17 years before giving that up for yet another career usin

  • On the Principle of Parsimony: James O'Shaughnessy by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On the Principle of Parsimony James O'Shaughnessy by Thom Hartle I wanted to understand why certain stocks went up and why others went down. I went looking for literature that would explain what I could see happening in the marketplace. I found that a l

  • Participation On The NYSE Narrows

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NYSE Composite moved to new highs in September, but not as many stocks participated as before -- not a good omen.

  • Prechter on the Elliott Wave Theory By Melanie Bowman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prechter on the Elliott Wave Theory By Melanie Bowman The Elliott Wave Theorist's Robert Prechter discusses his views on Elliott analysis and how he thinks the markets work. At age 36, Robert R. Prechter Jr. is, without a doubt, one of the youngest ma

  • Puttin' On The Ritz With Kohl's

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a fundamentally strong stock at a support level, signs of a bullish reversal may mean it's a good time to sell a put.

  • R2K On The Way To 200-Day EMA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every market finds an enduring bottom at some point. Here's one way to help identify the start of a new bull market.

  • Robert R. Prechter Jr. on the Elliott Wave Principle by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V14:1 (37-42): Interview: Robert R. Prechter Jr. on the Elliott Wave Principle by Thom Hartle It's inevitable: Anyone who enters into the realm of technical analysis runs into a reference to the Elliott Wave Principle sooner or later. Whether you're an

  • S&P 500 Fails on the Third Fan Line (The Power of Three)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The power of three is pervasive throughout many forms of technical analysis. Triple tops and bottoms, head and shoulder formations, fibonacci retracements (occurring in one third increments), three white soldiers and three black crows in candlestick term

  • Sandisk On The Verge Of A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sandisk (SNDK) held support in February and looks poised to break resistance, but low volume still haunts the stock.

  • Sense On The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's the near-term price direction for the US Dollar Index.

  • Six Stocks On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Just when it looks like the entire world is coming apart, the markets stage a nice rally. Go figure. Meanwhile, here are six short- to medium-term momentum stocks that may merit further investigation by savvy traders.

  • Spying On The SPY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most of the signals that traders rely on for the equities market are derived from the equities market itself (such as price, patterns, volume, and breadth indicators). But there's another dimension you can use. Get an independent window into the stock ma

  • The Broadening Formation On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In an article I wrote in July 2009, I addressed the need for closure in order to confirm the complex head & shoulders pattern that was setting up. That pattern failed due to an 11th-hour decision to change course by the bulls. So the deal was never o

  • The FTSE Bottoms Out On The Weekly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The FTSE is consolidating between 4360 and 4520. A breakout above 4520 could lead to 5000 for the FTSE in the medium-term. Indications are this could happen soon.

  • The Fan Principle On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The fan principle can be applied to corrective swings to help determine when an intermediate reaction has concluded. The breaking of the third fan line signals a reversal and that a new uptrend is about to begin.

  • Through The Stratosphere On The @NQ

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A system that gives you exceptional results is a keeper. But when you come up with one that gives even better results, it becomes a "keeper to the power of two." Find out how this author came up with this stellar strate

  • Twitter - On The Comeback Trail But For How Long?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Since its launch in 2013, Twitter (TWTR) has had its ups and downs. But could the worst now be over for this newest Internet poster child?

  • V.14:7 (294-297) Three Turns On The Pivot Point by William Greenspan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.14:7 (294-297) Three Turns On The Pivot Point by William Greenspan This floor trader updates his previous article on the pivot point technique with additional insight on how he uses the method for day trading S&P futures. Several years ago, I wrote a

  • Variations On The Gold Momentum Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We saw good results from a simple momentum strategy where the investor switches between investing in the S&P 500 and a gold ETF. Could that strategy be improved upon?

WM: Arbitrary But True: Hidden Influences On The Stock Market by James A. Maccaro

  • WMB: Weak On The Hourly Time Frame

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After setting a fresh five-year high during the last week of 2013, shares of Williams Companies are reversing lower.

  • WPI On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The third-largest generic drug maker just got a shot in the arm that could take it higher -- and the market with it!

  • Walter Industries, With Buying Based On The Long-Term View

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As this stock moves out of a long-term base, shareholders may enjoy long-term profits from this diversified company.

  • With Tesoro, Buy The Strongest Stocks On The Dips?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 may have already made an enduring, multimonth high, but the permabears are likely disgusted with the very slow rate of descent in the broad US markets. Here's a quick look at the top relative strength stock in the .SPX, for those con

  • XOMA Ltd. - A Biotech Play On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This biopharmaceutical development company is showing several interesting formations on its daily and weekly chart.

  • Zero In On The MACD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do you find that you trade more than you'd like to while a market is trending? Here's a variation on the moving average convergence/divergence you can use to keep you in trending markets longer so you can capture more of a trend

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