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John Murphy's Market Message

STOCKS CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AS SUPPORT LEVELS HOLD -- THE DOW SURVIVES TEST OF 200-DAY AVERAGE -- AS DO SEVERAL SECTOR SPDRS -- TRANSPORTATION REBOUND HELPS LIFT XLI -- SMALL CAP REBOUND IS ALSO HELPING SUPPORT RALLY -- CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY SPDR HITS NEW AUGUST HIGH TO SHOW NEW LEADERSHIP

by John Murphy

THE DOW HOLDS ITS RED LINEA lot of underlying support levels have held this week, and stocks are now approaching overhead resistance. Tuesday's message showed the Dow Industrials testing its 200-day moving average for the third time since the start of August  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

A (pair) Trade Idea in Consumer Discretionary

by Julius de Kempenaer

Looking at the daily Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors, we can see that Consumer Discretionary is inside the improving quadrant and about to cross over into leading at a strong RRG-Heading. For the near-term, this makes XLY a sector to keep an eye on  Read More

Art's Charts

Ranking and Categorizing Dozens of Key ETFs into Five Chart Groups

by Arthur Hill

Today I am breaking my ETF chart list into five groups and showing these groups in order of performance, strongest to weakest. After analyzing and comparing these price charts, five clear groups emerged. First, there are ETFs with very strong uptrends that look very extended  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Consumer Strength Is Real, PLUS A Personal Announcement

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10 of 11 sectors advanced in a broad-based rally on Wednesday that carried the Dow Jones higher by 1%. The small cap Russell 2000, a major laggard in 2019, rose 1.15% in a rare day of outperformance. Energy (XLE, +1  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Mid-Week Alert: Volatility Still a Problem

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint Scoreboards are still very bearish; in spite of a recovery this week so far (1.43% higher for the SPX), the charts aren't favorable. I've analyzed volatility, breadth and our indicators and was only able to find one note of positivity  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle August 27, 2019

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Sold SPX on 8/27/19 at 2869.16= gain .77; long 8/23/19 at 2847.60. Monitor purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 1/29/19 at 21.96. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes; Sold SPX 7/5/19 & 2990.41= gain 2.63%  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

WEAKER GROUPS ARE TESTING IMPORTANT SUPPORT LEVELS -- THAT INCLUDES SMALL CAPS AND TRANSPORTS WHICH ARE TESTING THEIR SPRING LOWS -- AND FINANCIALS -- HOW THEY HANDLE THAT TEST OF SUPPORT COULD EFFECT MARKET DIRECTION

by John Murphy

SMALLER STOCKS TEST IMPORTANT SUPPORT LEVELYesterday's message showed the Dow Industrials and a handful of sector SPDRS testing potential support at their 200-day moving averages  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Volatility And Treasury Yields: The Two Beasts Of Burden

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, August 27, 2019 U.S. equities were strong out of the gate on Tuesday, but had little follow-through as sellers re-emerged. Early gains on our major indices quickly vanished and these key indices were left trying to minimize losses into the close  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Costco Crazy!

by Greg Schnell

Costco (COST) continues to outpace most of the retail space with strong price action. While Tuesday was a weaker market overall, Costco, by contrast, was able to cleanly break above a small area of resistance  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

When The Crowd Screams Recession, Technicians Should Prepare For A Bull Market

by Martin Pring

Support Holds in an Oversold Market Most Sectors Still Experiencing Rising Peaks and Troughs Last week, I pointed out that the stock market faced a challenge at its recent lows  Read More

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John Murphy's Market Message

A LOT OF 200-DAY MOVING AVERAGES ARE BEING TESTED -- STARTING WITH THE DOW -- AND SOME SECTOR SPDRS -- AND EAFE ISHARES

by John Murphy

STARTING WITH THE DOWChart 1 shows the Dow Industrials finding support at its 200-day moving average for the third time this month. That's an encouraging sign  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Here's The Driving Force Behind My Bullishness

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Monday, August 26, 2019 All eleven sectors advanced on Monday as U.S. equities staged a rally following Friday's selloff. It wasn't overly impressive in my view as most of the gains came at the opening bell  Read More

The MEM Edge

An “All-American” Pocket Of Strength In An Otherwise Tough Market.

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

There’s nothing quite like a warm pumpkin spice latte (or a cold brew with a bucket of wings) to help ward off the anxiety of investing in the current markets. With August shaping up to be the most volatile month of the year, I’m gonna wager that U.S  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

A Stable Stock in an Unstable Market

by Arthur Hill

The pickings are getting slim as the broader market destabilizes. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 remain above their 200-day SMAs, but the S&P Mid-Cap 400 and Russell 2000 are below these key moving averages  Read More

RRG Charts

What do you want from me?

by Julius de Kempenaer

Rumour has it that a new show will be launching soon on StockCharts TV. The focus for this weekly 30-minute adventure will be on sectors, with yours truly as the host/presenter for this program (so you can count on a healthy dose of RRG-related content)  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Trade War Escalates, Key Price Support Revisited

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Friday, August 23, 2019 Friday was another trade war disaster. It's almost as if we're getting numb to it. Dow Jones down 600. Ho-hum  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Copper Pipe Is Failing - Don't Get Flooded!

by Greg Schnell

Copper continues to be an indicator of global macro trends. Like a bad movie, the plot keeps getting worse. Below is a chart of the big miners going back to November 2018. There's no magic reason for selecting that date other than it was 200 days ago  Read More

The Canadian Technician

A Wobbly World - Market Review

by Greg Schnell

Another week, another lower close. With four weeks of lower closes, the trend continues to be down. While we have made higher lows the last two weeks, it now appears that the early August low will be tested  Read More

ChartWatchers

SPY and QQQ Hit the Canvas - Again

by Arthur Hill

Stocks were hit hard in early August with SPY and QQQ falling six to seven percent in six days. These declines started from new highs in late July, which is when these prizefighters were at peak performance  Read More

Analyzing India

Week Ahead: Intermittent Pullbacks Likely; Broader Structure Continues To Remain Tentative

by Milan Vaishnav

The past week generally went along the anticipated lines. The broader structure of the markets continued to be weak; it faced severe volatility during the past trading days and faced heavy selling pressure at higher levels  Read More

ChartWatchers

Trick or Treat for Global Equities?

by Martin Pring

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in Martin Pring's Market Roundup on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:36pm ET. During my many decades in this business, I have never heard of a recession so well-advertised as the one we are witnessing currently  Read More

ChartWatchers

Introducing "WealthWise Women" and the Pink Line

by Erin Swenlin

Last week, Mary Ellen McGonagle and I had the pleasure of speaking at The Money Show as part of the "Women on Wealth" panel, where we discussed how we can bring women to the "investment table" through education, engagement and empowerment  Read More

ChartWatchers

Here's to the Future!

by John Hopkins

Recently, Tom Bowley announced to the StockCharts community that he will soon be returning to his "roots" at EarningsBeats.com. When Tom first approached me with the idea, I let out a big "Woohoo!"  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP WEEKLY WRAP: Inversion Aversion; Failed Double Bottom

by Carl Swenlin

The oft-referenced "yield curve" refers to the relationship between the yield of the 10-Year T-Bond and the 2-Year T-Bond  Read More

The Traders Journal

Investing With Metaphors: These Three Are Giants!

by Gatis Roze

A personal secret: investing with metaphors has always enlightened and disciplined me, helping me grow as an individual investor. One of the most fertile areas for applying this axiom has been car collecting since, much like investing, it’s never black and white  Read More

ChartWatchers

Bonds, Gold, the PPO and Extreme Conditions

by Arthur Hill

The 20+ YR T-Bond ETF (TLT) and Gold SPDR (GLD) are on a tear, but they are getting stretched by one key metric and could be ripe for a corrective period. There are numerous ways to measure overbought (extended) conditions  Read More

The Mindful Investor

The One Chart: Banking on Breadth

by David Keller

Any time I have a chance to interview other market strategists, I like to ask them about their One Chart. That is, “What’s the one chart that you think is the best tell on the markets right now  Read More

ChartWatchers

Large Cap Tech Idles

by Greg Schnell

One of the interesting parts about the markets over the last few weeks has been the quiet price action in the large cap tech names, in contrast to Consumer Staples names like Wal-Mart (WMT) and Target (TGT) being fantastic performers this year  Read More

Art's Charts

State of the Stock Market - Meet Mr. Split

by Arthur Hill

The performance for the S&P 500, S&P Mid-Cap 400 and S&P Small-Cap 600 over the last 3, 6, 9 and 12 months pretty much says it all. The S&P 500 is positive on all four timeframes, the S&P Small-Cap 600 is negative on all and the S&P Mid-Cap 400 is mixed. Mr  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Summing Up The Transportation Group And Its Impact

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Thursday, August 22, 2019 U.S. equities began Thursday on mostly a positive note, but reservations from Fed officials and a manufacturing report that showed weakness weighed on sentiment as stocks gave back earlier gains, finishing mixed  Read More

Art's Charts

Technology Could Hold the Key Going Forward

by Arthur Hill

As noted in a separate commentary, the State of the Stock Market is shaky. The Technology sector is holding up, but we are seeing weakness within Finance, Consumer Discretionary, Industrials and Communication Services  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tom McClellan: Inverted Yield Curve, and Small Caps

by Tom McClellan

The whole media world is abuzz lately with talk of the inversion in the yield curve and what it means for a potential recession. The track record is mixed there, and there is much debate among academics about whether it is “different this time  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Target And Lowes Deliver The Goods; Equities Surge

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 It was a big day for broadline retail ($DJUSRB, +1.91%) and home improvement ($DJUSHI, +3.68%) as strong earnings from Target (TGT, +20.43%) and Lowes Companies (LOW, +10  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Here Is a Leading Stock In The Semiconductor Group

by Julius de Kempenaer

Yesterday, I wrote about the Technology sector in my RRG Charts blog, where I discussed how the semiconductor stocks as a group showed relative strength against XLK. For this DITC article, I want to work off that subset of stocks in the technology space  Read More

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Martin Pring's Market Roundup

If It’s Trick Or Treat In The Equity Market, I’ll Take The Treat

by Martin Pring

Trick or Treat for Global Equities? Several Reliable US Short-Term Indicators Turning Bullish During my many decades in this business, I have never heard of a recession so well-advertised as the one we are witnessing currently  Read More

DecisionPoint

DP Mid-Week Alert: Dow Loses IT PMO Buy - Indicators Moving Bullish

by Erin Swenlin

The market continues to churn and consolidate sideways this week. The good news is that our indicators are starting to perk up. As of last Friday, the Dow generated a new IT Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) SELL signal. Basically, the weekly PMO dropped below its signal on Friday  Read More

Top Advisors Corner

Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle August 20, 2019

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes: Sold long SPX on 8/19/19 at 2923.65 = gain 2.67% : long 2847.60 on 8/15/19. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 1/29/19 at 21.96. Long Term Trend SPX monitor purposes: Sold SPX 7/5/19 & 2990.41= gain 2.63%  Read More

Trading Places with Tom Bowley

Tuesday's Weak Close Has Very Little Impact On Market Outlook

by Tom Bowley

Market Recap for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 It was another day of consolidation for U.S. equities. That's not a bad thing. Let's establish a base, allowing the weak hands to get out before the next push higher. If we break those recent lows, we'll re-evaluate the near-term outlook  Read More

RRG Charts

Strong Rotation for Technology Sector With a Positive RRG-Heading on Semiconductors

by Julius de Kempenaer

On the weekly Relative Rotation Graph, the Technology sector is currently inside the weakening quadrant, but is moving almost vertically up towards the leading quadrant  Read More

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What's the Strongest Industry Group ETF of All?

by Arthur Hill

Taking a top-down approach to the stock market, we can break down the major indexes into sectors, the sectors into industry groups and the industry groups into individual stocks. There are eleven sector SPDRs and three clear leaders  Read More