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  1. Market Summary for May 3 2013

    May 3, 2013
    The U.S. stock market extended its rally higher this week, led by technology stocks and lagged by small-cap stocks. Traders should be watching ...
  2. Specific Stocks "Hammering" Out a Bottom

    May 1, 2013
    A Hammer candlestick pattern can signify a turn-around in a stock, marking the shift from a downtrend to an uptrend. Here's how to indentify ...
  3. Waiting For A Triangle Breakout

    April 24, 2013
    Triangles are a chart pattern that occur fairly frequently and often provide a great reward-to-risk ratio. These four stocks have well defined ...
  4. April 19 2013 Market Summary

    April 19, 2013
    The U.S. markets moved sharply lower this week led by small-cap and technology stocks, with large caps performing considerably better on the ...
  5. Strategy for Trading High Flying Healthcare Stocks

    April 17, 2013
    Over the past week, month and three months, the healthcare sector has been the top performer.
  6. April 12 2013 Market Summary

    April 12, 2013
    The U.S. markets moved higher this week amid renewed optimism surrounding the economy and job market. The global markets also moved higher on ...
  7. Metal And Mining Related ETFs On The Move

    April 10, 2013
    With a quick look at the market heat map, a handful stick out. These were the big movers of the day on Tuesday, April 9, all up between 2.7 and ...
  8. April 5 2013 Market Summary

    April 5, 2013
    The U.S. markets moved lower this week after poor employment data took the market by surprise. Further turmoil in the United States could remove ...
  9. Bullish Engulfing Reversals: Turn-around Plays

    April 3, 2013
    On April 2 the S&P 500 created a bullish engulfing pattern, recouping the loss from the April 1 session. Therefore, it seemed relevant to ...
  10. Market Summary For March 28, 2013

    March 28, 2013
    Major U.S. stock market indices moved higher this week, with the exception of the Russell 2000 index. With a favorable resolution to the Cyprus ...
  11. Euro, Yen, Aussie and Emerging Currency ETFs Technical Outlook

    March 27, 2013
    If you are looking to gain currency exposure, currency trusts and ETFs provide a way to do it. Here's the technical outlook for these currency ...
  12. Opportunities In Volatility Near Historic Lows?

    March 20, 2013
    The CBOE Volatility Index hit its lowest level since 2006 on March 14. The low at 11.05 on the index coincided with a high on the S&P 500 at ...
  13. March 15 2013 Market Summary

    March 15, 2013
    The U.S. markets moved largely higher this week, bolstered by higher-than-expected consumer spending, faster-than-expected employment growth, ...
  14. The 4 Hottest Stocks of the Week

    March 13, 2013
    According to Finviz, Navistar International (NYSE:NAV), Mellanox Technologies (Nasdaq:MLNX), Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR) and Rovi (Nasdaq:ROVI) ...
  15. March 8 2013 Market Summary

    March 8, 2013
    This week the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high of over 14,350, with a better-than-expected service sector and improving employment ...
  16. How the Mega-Caps Shape Up

    March 6, 2013
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average set a record high on March 5, closing out the day at 14,253.77 and hitting 14,286 intra-day. The S&P 500 hasn’t ...
  17. Market Summary For February 15, 2013

    February 15, 2013
    The major indexes in the U.S. were mixed this week, led by the Russell 2000 and lagged by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Many of these indexes ...
  18. 4 Stocks With Recent Significant Gaps Higher In Price

    February 13, 2013
    These four stocks recently gapped higher. Will the price jump result in further buying pressure, or was this the last hurrah for investors?
  19. The Most Volatile Stocks With Volume For Short-Term Traders

    February 6, 2013
    Looking for big daily moves with volume that makes it easy to get in and out. Here are four of the most consistently volatile stocks, with significant ...
  20. What Do All-Time-Highs Indicate For These Stocks Going Forward?

    January 30, 2013
    Some well-known names are making all-time highs, and exhibiting very strong uptrends. The question is where to get in?
  21. Market Summary For January 25, 2013

    January 25, 2013
    The major U.S. indexes primarily rose this week, with the exception of the PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF.
  22. Conglomerate Stocks Looking Good, Or Are They?

    January 23, 2013
    Conglomerate stocks are performing very well overall, but how they will perform in the future is the primary concern. As with any trade, there ...
  23. January 18, 2013 Market Summary

    January 18, 2013
    The major U.S. indexes were largely mixed this week amid bullish bank earnings and bearish concerns about the debt ceiling.
  24. Wedge Down Equals Thumbs Up

    January 16, 2013
    These four stocks are on the verge of breaking to the upside out of downward wedges, which is a bullish signal.
  25. January 11, 2013 Market Summary

    January 11, 2013
    The major U.S. indexes moved largely higher this week, driven by a strong projected earnings season. Despite this optimism, traders will be closely ...
  26. 4 Stocks Completing Double Bottoms

    January 9, 2013
    When a stock completes a double bottom, it usually means the downtrodden is looking up.
  27. January 4, 2012 Market Summary

    January 4, 2013
    The major U.S. indexes gapped sharply higher this week after the resolution of the U.S. fiscal cliff and amid positive economic signs.
  28. Commodity ETF Outlook For 2013

    January 2, 2013
    We take a look at where gold, silver, oil, natural gas and their associated ETFs are heading in 2013.
  29. December 28, 2012 Market Summary

    December 28, 2012
    Major U.S. indexes moved lower this week amid increasing uncertainty about the fiscal cliff negotiations. Ultimately, the fiscal cliff decision ...
  30. December 21, 2012 Market Summary

    December 21, 2012
    The major U.S. indexes moved lower this week, primarily due to concerns about the fiscal cliff, which remained unsolved as of mid-day Friday. ...
  31. Trending Stocks And The January Effect

    December 19, 2012
    January is often attributed to a rise in stock prices, so here are some strong trending stocks which should profit from the effect if it occurs ...
  32. Top Profit Producing ETFs of 2012

    December 12, 2012
    Some well known, and others discreet, these are the top performing ETFs of 2012.
  33. Trading Wave "C" In Stocks

    December 5, 2012
    Stock corrections typically unfold in three major waves: A, B and C. It is highly likely B, is underway, and any slide in prices over the coming ...
  34. Market Summary For November 30, 2012

    November 30, 2012
    The major U.S. indexes moved higher this week, but many of them remain in limbo between key support and resistance levels. Fiscal cliff talks ...
  35. Stocks With A Recurring December Pattern

    November 28, 2012
    While the reason is not always evident, some stocks have very consistent price movements which repeat at certain times year after year.
  36. Market Summary For November 23, 2012

    November 23, 2012
    The major U.S. indexes moved largely higher this week, but the low volume suggests that the moves could be reversed next week, particularly as ...
  37. Stocks Are Still Making Yearly Highs While Some Are Near The Yearly Highs

    November 21, 2012
    With the S&P 500 having pulled back in October and November, not all stocks are responding. These stocks are still strong and trading near ...
  38. Market Summary For November 16, 2012

    November 16, 2012
    Major U.S. indexes moved sharply lower across the board this week, but now they rest on prior low support levels. With the U.S. Thanksgiving ...
  39. Bonds ETFs - Some Dropping, Some Rising

    November 14, 2012
    Depending on what bond ETF you look at, the outlook can be quite different. Certain types of bonds just broke to the downside, while some others ...
  40. Bearish Engulfing Patterns Threaten These Stocks

    November 7, 2012
    Bearish engulfing patterns show that sellers are present, and momentum has shifted to the downside compared to the prior day. The pattern is ...
  41. October 26, 2012 Market Summary

    October 26, 2012
    A Weekly Overview of Major U.S. Indexes
  42. Multiple Tops In Indexes And Stocks

    October 24, 2012
    The S&P 500 and Dow Jones have completed a topping formation, and these stocks are also completing a pattern known as the multiple top.
  43. A Technical View Of Major Gold Stocks

    October 3, 2012
    Gold is at significant technical levels.
  44. An Ascending Triangle For Everyone

    September 26, 2012
    Whether a bull or bear, there are ascending triangles breaking out in both directions, and another which hasn't broken out yet but is likely ...
  45. Top Sector ETFs Over The Last Month

    September 12, 2012
    These sectors have been the market leaders over the last month, and their respective ETFs have benefited.
  46. Bearish MACD Crossovers With A Positive Twist

    September 5, 2012
    These stocks are exhibiting bearish crossovers in their MACD readings, indicating potential short-term weakness, but also longer-term buying ...
  47. Rising Wedges Meeting Resistance

    August 29, 2012
    These four stocks have been moving higher within a rising wedge, but recent struggles indicate a topping process may be in place.
  48. Commodity ETFs And Chart Patterns

    August 22, 2012
    The varying chart patterns within these ETFs, as well as the assortment of commodities the ETFs represent, present a wide range of trade possibilities ...
  49. August 10, 2012 Market Summary

    August 10, 2012
    Stock market index ETFs were flat to slightly higher this week. Volume was near the lowest levels seen in the last year though, but close proximity ...
  50. Uptrends Within Uptrends

    August 8, 2012
    Short-term and long-term, these stocks are moving higher. The trendlines created by short and long-term trends provide price targets, entry points ...
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