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Are Railroads Still Rolling In Profits?

by Greg Schnell

Just a reminder, I am the opening speaker kicking off Chartcon 2018 on Friday morning, August 10th! DON'T BE LATE! I hope to be one of the strongest presentations to kick this off. While I love the SCTR, my presentation this year will be a totally different method of simply finding great set ups based on some of the biggest names in Technical Analysis. I am up against some fabulous speakers so I have my work cut out for me.   Seriously, when do you get to hear published authors Martin Pring, David Keller, Greg Morris, Alexander Elder, John Murphy, Arthur Hill, and Greg as Read More 

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The Question Rarely Addressed - When Do I Sell?

by Tom Bowley

Buying is so easy.  When you pull that trigger to buy, optimism abounds.  Maybe it was a recommendation from a friend.  Perhaps there was water cooler talk of the next Apple (AAPL).  You might even have uncovered it from a time-tested scan.  The reason doesn't really matter.  The bottom line is you believe the stock just purchased is going to make you money.  It might.  It might not.  The bigger question is have you thought about when you're going to sell. Keep in mind that I write this blog article from a short-term trader's Read More 

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Relative Rotation Graphs can show (much) more than just equity sectors

by Julius de Kempenaer

Relative Rotation Graphs are a great tool to visualize equity sector rotation and they are probably most used for that purpose. However, there are many more areas where RRGs can be used to get a big picture view of what is going on among a group of securities or related financial instruments. Commodities One of these areas is commodities. Here at Stockcharts.com commodities are regularly commented on by Greg Schnell, among others, who even has the commodities countdown blog, dedicated to the commodity markets. As there are many commodity-related indices Read More 

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Finding Leading Stocks in Strong Uptrends (Trend Following)

by Arthur Hill

Trend following strategies are built on the premise that trends persist and we can make money by simply following the trend until it ends. There will be losers along the way, but a few strong trends will more than make up for the losses. It sounds great in theory, but putting it into practice is, of course, another matter. The first step to trend following is finding strong uptrends. As far as stocks are concerned, we should also focus on leading stocks. Thus, we need an indicator that captures strong trends and upside leadership. Enter the humble Price Channel, also Read More 

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Selling in China Unsettles Global Stocks This Morning on Tariff Threats -- But US Stock Indexes Are Recovering from Early Selling

by John Murphy

Editors Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Thursday, August 2nd at 1:43pm ET. TARIFF THREATS PUSH CHINESE MARKETS LOWER Threats of higher tariffs on Chinese imports, combined with Chinese threats of retaliation, put international markets on the defensive today. It started in Asia, spread to Europe, and caused a lower stock opening here. China took the biggest hit. The red line in Chart 1 shows the Deutsche X-Trackers CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) falling more than 2% today to the lowest close in more than a year. That helped pull Read More 

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Fundamentals: Market Still Extremely Overvalued

by Carl Swenlin

What's a technical guy doing talking about fundamentals? Well, I believe that charts of fundamental data are as useful as price charts in helping us visualize fundamental context and trends. In the case of earnings, the following chart shows us where the S&P 500 would have to be in order to have an overvalued P/E of 20 (red line); fairly valued P/E of 15 (blue line), or an undervalued P/E of 10 (green line). I have added three hash marks on the right side of the chart to show where the range will be at the end of this fiscal year based upon earnings estimates for 2018 Q4. Read More 

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You're One Week Away From The Two Most Transformative Days Of 2018

by Grayson Roze

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! Can you believe that we’re just ONE WEEK AWAY from ChartCon 2018? Our 5th online investing conference goes LIVE on the morning of August 1oth at 10:00am ET, and I can hardly contain my excitement. The presentations have been sent in, our bonus videos are ready to go, and the speakers start arriving in Seattle this weekend. In short, we're ready to bring you two of the most transformative, inspiring days you can imagine. Now that we’re only a few days away from the conference, our Support Team has been receiving plenty of Read More 

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This New Behind-The-Scenes Video Perfectly Captures The ChartCon Spirit

by Grayson Roze

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! In case you missed it, we just released a special behind-the-scenes video that I want to make sure you see. I can hardly believe that ChartCon 2018 is now only TWO WEEKS AWAY, but watching this video really made it feel even more real. Last week, while filming bonus content for the conference, we had a chance to sit down with a few of our featured speakers and talk to them face-to-face about ChartCon. We asked what we thought were a few simple questions like, "What are you most excited for about ChartCon?", but the totally unscripted Read More 

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Stubborn Weekly Momentum SELL Signals SPX and Dow

by Erin Swenlin

My expectation for week end was two new weekly PMO BUY signals. Instead we got only one. The SPX missed its weekly PMO BUY signal by hair or technically, by two one-hundredths of a point. The OEX managed to squeak its out and the Dow is finally seeing a possible weekly PMO bottom. The NDX is just sitting back and waiting for everyone to catch up. It's been on a weekly PMO BUY signal since mid-June. The OEX is attempting a breakout above resistance from the February/March top. It managed to hurdle the 2nd quarter top last week but pulled back slightly to close just Read More 

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The Big Start To Earnings Comes Out Flat

by Greg Schnell

The US earnings season is in full bloom with major corporate earnings announcements flowing. The earnings have come out just fine, but it seems investors had already figured that out. This week the market is flat with a doji candle. What brings this doji to my attention is that it showed up while we were trying to make a convincing break above 2800.  There has been a lot of talk about the FANG leadership and the heavy weighting they have on the index. The bottom line is the NASDAQ 100 ended the week with a slight negative which is hardly the resounding Read More 

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