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  • A 1-2-3 Trend Reversal In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The v-shaped post-Katrina rally ends not with a bang, but with a trendline break.

  • A 2B Test Of Bottom In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The same formula that noted a bottom in March hints at another one in June.

  • A Daily Chart Of The S&P 100 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On April 22nd I presented an article "Gann, Elliott and the Dow Revisited." In it I argued that for the long-term, the trend is bearish, but for the short-term it could be bullish. Here is a chart of the S&P 100 Index that looks bullish for

  • A Gann Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Financial events of the past few weeks have suggested that the US economy is headed for a recession. What do Gann charts have to say about it?

  • A Long-Term Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A monthly view of the 2002–06 bull market in stocks suggests that the higher we go, the weaker we get.

  • A Momentum Analysis Of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price looks like it could continue to chug along, inching its way upward. A look at momentum suggests otherwise.

  • A Monthly Look At The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's a good habit to occasionally stand back and take in the longer term picture of the market place.

  • A Potential Downside Target For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 Index looks to be headed lower in the near-term but when will the bleeding stop?

  • A Shake Or Break For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A fracture of the lower channel line on the daily S&P 500 may be nothing more than an attempt to shake out weak longs -- or does this trend break signal more downside to come?

  • 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 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 Working Wave Count For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A late June bottom sets the stage for the last move higher in the bull market that began in March.

  • A new indicator for the S&P stock index futures by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A new indicator for the S&P stock index futures by Daniel E. Downing Little is new in the field of technical analysis. Even with a staff of seven analysts, my firm can take credit for developing only three entirely new technical tools for the markets. W

  • 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.

  • An Advance Block For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Standard & Poor's 500 is forming a head & shoulders top near the 200-day simple moving average. An advance block pattern is helping to complete the right shoulder.

  • An Elliott Wave Count Of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The saying goes that one peek into the future is worth 1,000 finesses, so does our Elliott wave count give us that peek?

  • An Intraday Diamond In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A diamond top in the 60-minute S&P 500 chart sets the stage for a short-term correction in stocks.

  • Analyzing Price Action In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What will the market do the next day? Short-term traders look for some hints that suggest which way prices will move. Here's one approach you can use to help determine what the next trading day's bias will be

  • Analyzing The S&P 500 Index Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hurricanes, hurricanes, hurricanes. As if the US economy doesn't have enough problems.

  • Another Chance for the S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A major bearish head & shoulders top pattern that began forming in 1998 is still alive and well, but a smaller version of its bullish twin is taking shape. Could it be sign that this bear market is about to turn or just another false alarm?

  • Another Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are many bears out there. To what extent are they justified in their viewpoint?

  • BOSO And The S&P 500 Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When does momentum really matter?

  • Breakout Under Threat For The S&P MidCap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P MidCap Index broke flag resistance a week ago but quickly met resistance. This breakout is up for a big test. Will it hold?

  • Call The S&P 500 With Gann And Elliott

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When W.D. Gann passed away, he left a study full of papers containing reams of research. He earnestly believed that man's emotions were ruled by planetary and mathematical influences; the planetary research is pooh-poohed by many today as crazy, bu

  • 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

  • Clues To Market Direction With The S&P 500 Premium by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, CFA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Clues To Market Direction With The S&P 500 Premium by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, CFA Need a clue to short-term market direction? The premium between the Standard & Poor's 500 futures and the corresponding cash index may help, provided you understand how it i

  • Competing Patterns In The S&P Small Cap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P Small Cap Index ($SML) remains in a clear uptrend, but a reversal pattern could be taking shape.

  • 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

  • Crosscurrents In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it "down for the upstroke" time for the S&P 500?

  • Cycles and the S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In all the years I have been a student of technical analysis, and I go back as early as 1967, using cycles to forecast an index's turning point has always fascinated me.

  • Does The S&P 500 Have A Seasonal Shot At 1220?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock market is truly independent with no real agenda to push, and very hard to get a straight answer from at times. But it may be tipping its hand, offering traders a fairly low-risk long setup.

  • Down For The S&P 500's Upstroke

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Present weakness in the market most likely presages future strength.

  • Elliott Waves And The S&P 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once again, it pays to err on the side of excess when counting the waves.

  • Entering The S&P 500 On Retracements

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Entering a trend on a retracement is a low risk strategy. But how do you know when a retracement will end? There is no one method that gives the exact answer but a variety of methods give a fair idea of where it could end.

  • Fibonacci Ratios and the S&P 500 Monthly Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much has been written about Fibonacci numbers and ratios, and many believe they are golden -- that charts will always turn at a Fibonacci number or ratio. Are they?

  • Financial Sector Fuels The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 has now run up against key resistance and cannot seem to break through to continue its advance. The financial market sector is the fuel for the S&P 500. Has the S&P 500 run out of fuel?

  • Flags Are Flying In The S&P Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that Santa's finished delivering Christmas gifts and the fruit cakes are eaten (or sitting curbside awaiting their final resting place) market bulls are awaiting one last gift: the vaunted Santa Claus rally.

  • 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?

  • Gann And The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many years ago when I was knee high to a grasshopper, I lay in the sun at a hotel swimming pool at a small town called Agatha in the Northern Transvaal of South Africa. Here, I opened my first, of what was to be many books, about WD Gann.

  • Head & Shoulder Pattern Reverses The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head & shoulder pattern has developed and signals a major trend reversal for the S&P 500.

  • How High Can the S&P 500 Index Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 broke out of two-and-a-half month trading range early this month, indicating the potential for higher prices in the near-term.

  • Inside day patterns in the S&P by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Inside day patterns in the S&P by Toby Crabel Computer studies suggest that inside days-- where the high is lower than the previous ! day's high and the low is higher than the previous day's low-- provide very reliable t entries in the S&P 500 futures mar

  • Is the S&P 100 Cycle Confirming A Recovering U.S. Economy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I have written many articles on cycles, and shown how a simple cycle can be a reliable arrow in your quiver of technical analysis weapons. Here is another one.

  • 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.

  • Long-Term Uptrend Remains Intact For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite the recent pullback in the S&P 500, the index's long-term uptrend remains intact, meaning that investors should continue to hold.

  • Mean Reversion And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is generally believed that markets tend to mean-revert. But this is true for some markets more than others. Here's an in-depth look at how the S&P 500 responds to mean reversion

  • 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?

  • Midterm Price Analysis of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's the midterm price outlook for S&P 500.

  • Minor Rally Or Significant Fall For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The major market indexes are nearing a critical juncture that will lead to either a minor rally or a significant fall. But which one?

  • Misleading Divergences In The S&P SmallCap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the trend is strong and up, bearish divergences in MACD and other momentum oscillators are often misleading.

  • Mission 1100 For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Near-term market outlook for S&P 500.

  • Momentum And The S&P 500 by Michael Oliver and Gary Esayian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum And The S&P 500 by Michael Oliver and Gary Esayian As applied to market action, momentum is generally confined to some limited role such as measuring the relationship between moving averages. But momentum can be much more. Michael Oliver and

  • More On Cycles And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can technical analysis foretell the future? I don't believe it can, but I do believe that technical analysis does encompass everything that is out there, and by this I mean fundamental and emotional actions and projections - facts and feelings.

  • Obamanomics And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Obamanomics may be working better than you think.

  • Position Trading The S&P by Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Position Trading The S&P by Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D. Use linear regression to predict short-term trend changes of the Standard & Poor's 500. Psychologically speaking, bar chart lows represent the lowest price that sellers are willing to take for a secur

  • Rest Time Again For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every rally has its cycles. In a bull, prices move up for a period, take a rest and then continue to move higher. Its rest time again for the S&P 500 and traders are watching to see if it will be a brief catnap or deep slumber.

  • Revisiting the "S&P 500's 60-minute Complex Head and Shoulders Top"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How a bearish complex top got even more complex--and more bearish.

  • SIDEBAR: Money supply and the S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money supply and the S&P 500 I suspect most economists would say that M2 money supply and the S&P 500 are independent of each other. Here is evidence that there are significant serial dependencies between these two important time series. For illustrati

  • Short Setups For The S&P 500's Head & Shoulders Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The classic head & shoulders pattern has a very high success rate, triggering the expected result 74% of the time. What's it say about the market ahead?

  • Short-Term 2B Bottom In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In another sign of waning momentum to the downside in the S&P 500, a 2B pattern appears.

  • Simple Coffee Trading System Beats The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Returns are never enough to determine whether a system idea is actually tradable.

  • Squeeze, Pop Goes The S&P

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For those who have been following volatility using Bollinger Bands, an interesting thing happened to the S&P500. . .

  • THE S&P 100 Index and GEORGE BUSH.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The recent terror in Russia has almost assured George Bush of re-election. His polls are up, and voters appear to be saying that the world must be rid of the scourge of terrorism, and that George Bush is the man to do it. What are the charts telling us?

  • Technical Signals In The S&P

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the S&P in an uptrend or a retracement? The average directional movement index and other indicators can show you where the market is going.

  • The Big Picture For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How will the head & shoulders pattern play out in the days ahead for the S&P 500?

  • 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 Elusive B-Wave Of The S&P Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here are some adages to remember: "Sell in May and go away." "The second year of a Presidential cycle sees the most corrections."

  • 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.

  • The Next Leg Up For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A bullish consolidation pattern and a recent break in resistance could lead to higher prices for the index.

  • The S&P 100 Index Bounces Back

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...$OEX has turned positive, leaving behind some of its resistance.

  • The S&P 500 And Its Lines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Support and resistance levels on a chart can be excellent areas to place buy or sell signals. They should not be confused with trendlines that connect the lows or highs of a trending range. Here is a chart of the S&P 500 Daily Index and various &quo

  • The S&P 500 In 2015 Tracks 2011

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is there evidence the trend will continue?

  • The S&P 500 Looks Susceptible To A Breakdown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Though the S&P 500 has been resilient in recent months, the index is showing signs of vulnerability.

  • The S&P 500 Nears A Major Decision Point

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As of late, discussion about the Standard & Poor's 500 index has been rife with citations from THE STOCK TRADER'S ALMANAC that cede 2005 to the bears based on its poor January performance. Unfortunately, articles also tell of the great retu

  • The S&P 500 Seasonal Day Trade by William Brower, C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 Seasonal Day Trade by William Brower, C.T.A. Is there a particular day of the week within a month that offers the most opportunity? Here's a trading system based on the best days of the week for trading Standard & Poor's 500 futures. Much

  • The S&P 500 Weekly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Following up on my Nasdaq chart of the June 10th, where I suggested that the Nasdaq does look bullish, but with nothing cast in stone, here is a chart and analysis of the S&P500 index.

  • The S&P 500's 2B Test of Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How could a technician have caught the mid-March rally?

  • The S&P 500's 30-Minute Head And Shoulders Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Did somebody say "bottom"?! The head and shoulders formation in the 30-minute S&P 500 might be the bulls' best bet on an end to the March declines.

  • The S&P 500's 50-Week Lid

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A long-term moving average threatens the index's spring rally.

  • The S&P 500's 60-minute Complex Head and Shoulders Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Since its October 10th bottom, the S&P 500 has been half uptrend and half consolidation. But now, the S&P 500 is all top.

  • The S&P 500's 90-Minute Head And Shoulders Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the S&P 500 breaks down in mid-March, a growing positive stochastic divergence in the 90-minute chart suggests a bounce may come sooner than later.

  • The S&P 500's Ascending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is this the way the rally ends? Not with a bang, but a triangle?

  • The S&P 500's Bernanke Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences in the MACD histogram and stochastic hint that an end to the first major correction of 2006 may be at hand.

  • The S&P 500's Cup With Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A classic chart pattern suggests more upside for the S&P 500 as the holiday season begins.

  • The S&P 500's Fibonacci Foraging For A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will a key Fibonacci retracement level provide support for the falling S&P 500?

  • The S&P 500's Five-year Head and Shoulders Hangover

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Believe it or not, the equity bubble of the 1990s may have only begun to burst.

  • The S&P 500's Intraday Ascending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A pair of 2B tops helps mark the upper boundary of an ascending triangle.

  • The S&P 500's Intraday Diamond

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bulls jump up to get beat down as an early breakout to the upside leads to a late afternoon market meltdown.

  • The S&P 500's Intraday Pennant

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An eight-hour consolidation in the S&P 500 helped the market resume its bullish ways.

  • The S&P 500's Kick Save At Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dipping lower in response to a negative stochastic divergence, the S&P 500 finds support at old highs and old trend channels.

  • The S&P 500's MACD Triple Bottom Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bears might not like it, but the bulls are taking the S&P 500 higher.

  • The S&P 500's Make or Break Diamond

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The break from an intraday diamond formation should tell traders and investors all they need to know about the S&P 500's near-term direction.

  • The S&P 500's Other Head and Shoulders Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An intraday look at the S&P 500 anticipates a near-term correction in the index's July-August advance.

  • The S&P 500's Spring Channel Surfing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The failure to hold above the upper boundary of the old trend channel suggests a new channel--and a test of a new lower boundary.

  • The S&P 600 Small Cap Index Hits Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 600 Small Cap Index has reached the target on a head & shoulders top reversal pattern. After the prolonged fall, the index shows bullish signs for the rally.

  • The SOQ And The S&P 500 Settlement by Thomas Cronin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The SOQ And The S&P 500 Settlement by Thomas Cronin R J. O'Brien research director and market letter writer Thomas Cronin marks his first appearance in STOCKS & COMMODITIES with some trade possibilities in options based on the difference between the clo

  • The Short- And Long-Term Trading Itinerary For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 looks poised to rally for the short term, but such a rally may prove to be its demise over the long term, should a large head & shoulders pattern form on the daily chart.

  • Three Alternative Elliott Wave Counts For The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing a chart using Elliott waves is not always easy.

  • Trading The S&P With A Neural Network by Jeremy G. Konstenius

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading The S&P With A Neural Network by Jeremy G. Konstenius Here's an example of the steps that one trader took to use a neural network to trade the stock market index futures. Today's technical traders have the opportunity to use sophisticated meth

  • Treasury Bond Yields and the S&P 500 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interest rates have long been tied to movement in the stock market. Here's how to test trading rules for the stock market based on a six-month moving average of the 30-year Treasury bond yield, showing us when it may and may not be profitable to invest i

  • Two Counts For The S&P 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elliott waves are only a signpost in the wilderness and can change at the next sign.

  • Two Pattern Tests For The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This broad index is testing two patterns at the same time. Success or failure here could result in a bold move up or down. Which will it be?

  • Upside Opportunities In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intraday divergences and candlestick reversal patterns hint at a higher S&P in the early days of August.

  • Using Correlation To Trade The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do you want to trade assets that are positively correlated or are you better off trading assets that move in different ways? Here's a look at how a correlation strategy compares with a moving average crossover strategy and a buy & hold strategy

  • Using VIX To Forecast The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding a trading system that beats the buy & hold method is a good find, especially in a volatile market. Here is a trading system that uses the volatility index as a forecasting tool and outperforms the buy & hold approach.

  • V.14:6 (241-243) Seasonality And The S&P 500 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking at the seasonality of the stock market from different viewpoints can give you new insight into an old concept. Here's a look at the best and worst months in which to invest as well as some suggested investing guidelines. By Mark Vakkur, M.D. One

  • Velocity of the S&P 500 by Robert A. Wood

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Velocity of the S&P 500 by Robert A. Wood Structural changes in security markets resulting from the introduction of derivative instruments, namely options and futures, have been the focus of extensive study in recent years. More recently, the introducti

  • What Now For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There is now no doubt that the S&P 500 is in a new bull market, but ...

  • What is the Impact of the S&P 500? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is the Impact of the S&P 500? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. What impact does the variability of the market have on the price behavior of an individual stock? Technicians often use the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index as a model for the market when

  • Where To Now For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The broad market indexes have tumbled significantly in the last few weeks, so how much lower can they go?

  • Why The S&P 100 Could See Much Lower Prices

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A lack of fear in the marketplace could indicate lower prices for the S&P 100.

  • Will A 1-2-3 Trend Reversal Mark The Top For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Identifying price shifts in the market at the earliest possible moment can lead to big profits and allow you to trade in the direction of the trend. By using the 1-2-3 trend reversal methodology, we can confidently know the exact moment a trend changes.

  • Will The S&P 500 Confirm The Recent Dow Thrust?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 (SPX) needs to confirm the Dow's move above its recent trading range, otherwise the move is questionable.

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