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Hindenburg Omen Update

by Greg Morris

The Hindenburg Omen has been touted often lately.  I thought I'd share with you information about it that I obtained directly from its creator, James Miekka.  Most of the below came from the second edition of my "  Read More

Defensive Stocks Lead Bifurcated Market

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 The Dow Jones rallied for a fourth consecutive day to close in all-time record high territory, eclipsing the previous high set on September 21st.  Unfortunately, the rest of the market didn't get the memo as small cap stocks, in particular, were sold off rather rudely.  While the Dow Jones was gaining more than 100 points, the Russell 2000  Read More

This Medical Devices Stock Looks Poised to Play Catchup

by Arthur Hill

The Health Care SPDR (XLV) is the best performing sector over the last six months with a 21% gain and the Medical Devices ETF (IHI) is one of the top performing industry group ETFs with a 25% gain. There are dozens of healthcare stocks hitting new highs and showing big gains, but there are also a few stragglers that may play catchup. Hologic (HOLX) is part of the medical devices group and in  Read More

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Getting Perspective on Small-caps, the Energy SPDR and the Oil & Gas Equip & Services SPDR - plus Six Stocks

by Arthur Hill

Small-caps Become More Oversold. XLE Ends Another Long Correction. XES Forms Another Higher Low. Stocks to Watch: VZ, NOV, PSX, VLO, WMT, JPM. Small-caps are leading the market lower as the S&P SmallCap iShares (IJR) and Russell 2000 iShares (IWM) fell over 4% in the last five weeks. These declines certainly look ugly on the daily charts, but these declines are still relatively minor on  Read More

10/2 MWL Recap: DecisionPoint Monthly Review - On the Cusp

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. The show runs throughout the day on StockCharts TV or you can find the latest episode on the YouTube  Read More

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RETAIL STOCKS HAVE A BAD CHART DAY -- THAT'S STARTING TO WEIGH ON RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY SECTOR WHICH APPEARS TO BE LOSING UPSIDE MOMENTUM

by John Murphy

RETAIL SPDR TUMBLES TO TWO-MONTH LOW Retail stocks are having a bad chart day. The daily bars in Chart 1 show the S&P Retail SPDR (XRT) falling to the lowest level in two months, and trading below its 50-day average (blue line) by the widest margin since March. Earlier buying of retail stocks this year was hailed as a good sign for consumer spending and the  Read More

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Evidence Of A Major Upside Dollar Breakout Is Growing

by Martin Pring

Dollar Index experiences a false downside breakout Euro encounters a false upside breakout Yen completes a bearish multi-year continuation formation Swiss franc completes a broadening wedge Back in mid-September, I wrote an article where I pointed out that the Dollar was on a knife  Read More

CVS: A healthy stock in a healthy sector

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Healthcare sector is getting a lot of attention lately. Not surprisingly as it is THE leading sector at the moment. Yesterday when I was working on my most recent RRG blog, XLV made it to the headline. And for good reasons. At the moment it is  Read More

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October 2018 Market Roundup With Martin Pring

by Martin Pring

The Market Roundup Video For October is now available. Good luck and good charting, Martin J. Pring The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of  Pring Turner Capital Group of Walnut Creek or its affiliates.  Read More

New Trade Deal Leads Autos And Dow Jones Higher

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Monday, October 1, 2018 The big news was the United States, Canada and Mexico agreeing to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and automobile manufacturers ($DJUSAU, +5.84%) were the clear winners.  The group also benefited from a quick settlement between the SEC and Tesla's (TSLA, +17.35%) CEO Elon Musk for his infamous tweet regarding "funding secured"  Read More

10/1 MWL Recap: October Seasonality Report - SCTR Report

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. The show runs throughout the day on StockCharts TV or you can find the latest episode on the YouTube  Read More

Beating Biases With Behavioral Checklists

by David Keller

During my ChartCon 2018 presentation entitled "The Mindless Investor and the Mindful Investor", I shared the technical checklist that I use to teach a disciplined process for technical analysis. I received a question after the session on whether I had a "behavioral checklist" to help minimize the impact of behavioral biases  Read More

UnitedHealth Powers Healthcare Providers to New High

by Arthur Hill

The Health Care SPDR (XLV) is the strongest sector over the last six months (+19%) and the HealthCare Providers ETF (IHF) is one of the strongest industry groups (+27%). UnitedHealth (UNH) is the top holding in IHF and accounts for 12.5% of the ETF. UNH has a small bullish continuation pattern working and momentum is turning up. The chart shows UNH within a long-term uptrend. The 50-day EMA is  Read More

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Biotechs are Leading the Market - 3 to Watch

by Arthur Hill

QQQ Leads with New High. IJR Firms Near Broken Resistance. 3 Biotechs To Watch. QQQ Leads with New High The Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) advanced to a new high on Monday and continues to show upside leadership. Note that QQQ has been leading pretty much all  Read More

DP Bulletin: NDX Adds Short-Term PMO BUY Signal

by Erin Swenlin

On Friday, the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) switched to a Short-Term Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) BUY signal. It joins the Dow which already had a PMO BUY signal that was logged on 9/19/18. The SPX and OEX are the laggards right now. I've annotated the PMO BUY signal. The prominent features of this price chart are the rising bottoms trendline as well as the tiny breakout intraday. Likely helped by the  Read More

XLV continues strong in leading quadrant, XLF and XLB snap lower on Relative Strength

by Julius de Kempenaer

On the Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors, the Healthcare sector continues strong into the leading quadrant at a steady pace (RS Momentum). Two sectors that are showing a sudden weakness in relative strength, and therefore deserve our attention, are Materials (XLB) and Financials (XLF). Summary Healthcare (XLV) moving further into leading quadrant at a steady pace Materials (XLB)  Read More

This Software Company Blew Out Earnings In August, Could Be Bottoming Short-Term

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Friday, September 28, 2018 Friday saw very choppy action to close out the 3rd quarter.  The good news is that Q3 typically represents the U.S. market's weakest quarter in terms of performance.  However, this year saw significant gains over the summer months as the S&P 500 opened the quarter at 2718 and closed it at 2914, representing a nearly 200 point gain - one  Read More

A Warm Welcome To Our Newest Contributing Author, David Keller, CMT

by Grayson Roze

Okay, I'll admit, this was just about the worst-kept secret of the year. That said, it doesn't detract from the good news. Last week, we launched an expanded partnership with David Keller and officially introduced his new blog, The Mindful Investor. As many of you know, David was one of our new faces at   Read More

DP Weekly/Monthly Wrap: Failure to Thrive

by Carl Swenlin

This chart was added almost as an afterthought in last Friday's DP Weekly Wrap, but throughout the week I kept thinking that it should elevated to the lead chart this week. The Bullish Percent Index (BPI) shows the percentage of S&P 500 stocks with point and figure (PnF) BUY signals. I have annotated three significant negative divergences. The first two show the BPI dropping while prices  Read More

9/28 MWL Recap: "What's Hot, What's Not" with Mary Ellen McConagle - Sentiment Update

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. The show runs throughout the day on StockCharts TV or you can find the latest episode on the YouTube  Read More

Health Care Has Become the New Market Leader

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, September 28th at 12:29pm ET. The three strongest sector leaders since the start of this year have been consumer cyclicals, technology, and healthcare (in that order). But those numbers don't reflect the fact  Read More

Peter Lynch Nailed It; The French Nailed It; Sally Nailed It; You Can Too!

by Gatis Roze

Peter Lynch was the portfolio manager for Fidelity's Magellan Fund for 13 years. His performance results were legendary, and when he retired, he wrote a number of books based on his winning investing principles. To paraphrase and blend a few of those together, Lynch felt that individual investors could outperform the professionals by investing close to home in companies and products they  Read More

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CONSUMER CYCLICALS AND TECHNOLOGY ARE THE YEAR'S STRONGEST SECTORS -- BUT HEALTHCARE HAS BECOME THE NEW MARKET LEADER

by John Murphy

HEALTHCARE HAS BECOME NEW SECTOR LEADER The three strongest sector leaders since the start of this year have been consumer cyclicals, technology, and healthcare (in that order). But those numbers don't reflect the fact that healthcare has become the strongest market sector over the past three and six month periods. In other words, healthcare is the new market leader. The three  Read More

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Weekly Market Review and Outlook (with Video) - Split within Market Widens

by Arthur Hill

%Above 200-day EMA. IJR and MDY Correct as QQQ Breaks Out. XLC and XLF are Lagging. XLF and Treasury Yields. Utes and REITs become Short-term Oversold. Big Biotechs are Leading Again. JAZZ Hits Reversal Area. Notes from the Art's Charts ChartList. The stock market as a whole remains in bull market mode, but there are some serious splits within the market. Most tech and healthcare related  Read More

Apple Nears Breakout, Leads NASDAQ; Small Caps Lag

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, September 27, 2018 Utilities (XLU, +1.03%) rebounded solidly on Thursday after trending lower most of September.  The group appeared to benefit from the failure of the 10 year treasury yield ($TNX) to break out.  3.11% is yield resistance on the TNX from the May 2018 high, which is also a 7 year high.  If you look at the following chart, as the TNX hit  Read More

9/27 MWL Recap: Guest Dan Russo "What To Buy Now?" - Momentum Sleepers

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. The show runs throughout the day on StockCharts TV or you can find the latest episode on the YouTube  Read More

Campaigning Crude Oil

by Bruce Fraser

It is time to update the blog post, 'Crude Oil Runs with the Bulls', of November 11, 2017 ( click here). Our Crude Oil ($WTIC) odyssey began in December of 2015 with a study of the Distributional Top touching $112. A Distribution Point and Figure (PnF) count produced an almost unbelievable price  Read More

The Fed Takes A Stand....And It's Not Accommodative

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 The FOMC raised its fed funds rate a quarter point at 2pm EST yesterday as expected, but as usual, it's not what the Fed does, it's what it says.  Perhaps the most significant part of the Fed's prepared remarks was where it changed its wording from the previous meeting to remove "accommodative", referring to its stance on a forward looking  Read More

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QQQ Holds Up as Small-caps Extend Pullback

by Arthur Hill

QQQ Holds Up as Small-caps Fall. Finance Sector Fails to Hold Breakout. Defining the Upswing in XLF. Regional Banks and Brokers Break. Home Construction Breaks Triangle Line. QQQ Holds Up as Small-caps Fall Stocks were hit with selling pressure late Wednesday and this pushed some key groups modestly lower. The S&P SmallCap iShares (IJR) and Russell 2000 iShares (IWM)  Read More

XLC recovering on Relative Rotation Graph, but for how long?

by Julius de Kempenaer

  On the daily Relative Rotation Graph above, the new XLC sector is positioned inside the improving quadrant. XLC moved into the improving from lagging 5 trading days ago and is now heading higher on both scales at a positive RRG-Heading. Measured on the JdK RS-Ratio scale (horizontal axis), XLC is still one of the weaker sectors in the S&P universe with only XLRE and XLU at lower  Read More

DP Alert: Possible Selling Exhaustion in Very Short Term - Stubborn Gold

by Erin Swenlin

Advances minus declines readings over the past few days are suggesting a short-term selling exhaustion. And, what's up with Gold? It's been poised to breakout for some time and we're still waiting. There were no changes to the Scoreboards this past week, but, there were two whipsaw signals that I opted not to put on the DecisionPoint Scoreboards. Both the OEX and SPX had PMO BUY signals  Read More

9/26 MWL Recap: Guest Tom McClellan "Autumn is Here" - What Would You Do with Nike (NKE)?

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. The show runs throughout the day on StockCharts TV or you can find the latest episode on the YouTube  Read More

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Recent Weak Lumber Prices Are Not A Good Sign For Housing Stocks

by Martin Pring

The connection between lumber and housing starts What the homebuilding ETF's are saying Nonfarm payrolls are an economic series that is widely followed by the investment community. However, it's a coincident indicator, meaning it tells you what is going on now, not what might happen in the future. Markets are forward-looking indicators that discount the future. To me, it makes more sense  Read More

Building a Rules-Based Trend Following Model - 14

by Greg Morris

I spent a great deal of time working on an asset commitment model using the Chande Trend Meter (CTM) and believe I have something worth sharing.  Tushar defines ranges for CTM based on the degree of trendiness and I have assigned Asset Commitment percentages to those pre-defined ranges.  Table A shows the asset commitment levels for the ranges used by CTM. Table A Chart A shows the  Read More

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TEN-YEAR TREASURY IS TESTING ITS MAY HIGH -- A CLOSE ABOVE THAT LEVEL WOULD CONSTITUTE A MAJOR BULLISH BREAKOUT

by John Murphy

TEN-YEAR TREASURY YIELD IS AT A CRUCIAL CHART POINT Treasury bond yields are going through an important test of overhead resistance. Chart 1 shows the 10-Year Treasury yield ($TNX) challenging its May 2018 intra high near 3.11%. After pulling back from its May high, the TNX entered a sideways trading range that lasted from the end of May to the start of September  Read More

Alphabet (aka Google) Hits Potential Reversal Zone

by Arthur Hill

Alphabet (GOOGL) fell around 10% from a recent high and this decline looks like a pretty normal correction within a bigger uptrend. Note that GOOGL is the biggest component (23.15%) in the new Communication Services SPDR (XLC). Facebook (FB) is the second largest weighting (17.69%) and Disney (DIS) is a distant third (4.65%). First and foremost, the long-term trend is up because Alphabet  Read More

Energy Leads; Exploration & Production Stocks Test Major Resistance

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Almost.  That's the word that came to mind while watching energy stocks into the close on Tuesday.  Yes, the group is in the midst of a significant short-term rally, but when given the opportunity to clear multi-month price resistance, they came up a bit short.  Energy (XLE, +0.64%) and consumer discretionary (XLY, +0.42%) showed  Read More

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QQQ Perks Up as Tech-Related ETFs Stay Strong (sans SOXX)

by Arthur Hill

Short-term Divided, but Long-term Bullish Small-caps Still Struggling SPY Leads as QQQ Breaks Wedge Tech-Related ETFs Hold Strong (sans SOXX) Chart Setups: ANET, QLYS, NFLX, LMT, RTN More Uptrends than Downtrends Large-caps continue to lead as SPY hit a new high last week and QQQ edged higher the last two weeks. Small-caps (IJR) are in a mild correction and mid-caps (MDY) are  Read More

Energy Sector Moves to IT BUY Signal - All Sectors, All on BUYs IT and LT

by Erin Swenlin

When I look at the DecisionPoint Sector Scoreboard, it is near impossible to be bearish in the longer term. When we see participation in all of the sectors that results in BUY signals across the board, the market is not generally vulnerable to a correction. Price shocks happen, but typically you will see the BUY signals start to disappear on the Scoreboard before a correction or certainly  Read More

9/25 MWL Recap: "Q4 Seasonality and Drilling Down" - Correlation

by Erin Swenlin

Welcome to the recap of today's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. The show runs throughout the day on StockCharts TV or you can find the latest episode on the YouTube  Read More