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Article Archive For Keyword: The SP 500

  • 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 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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-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.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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 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?

  • 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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