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  1. Hardest Hit Sectors and Stocks to Avoid

    February 3, 2014
    Two sectors, and stocks within each, that been hardest over the last month, and therefore warrant caution.
  2. Market Summary For January 31, 2014

    January 31, 2014
    Major U.S. indices moved lower this week, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and lagged by the S&P 500 index. While the U.S. economy ...
  3. The Technical Outook For Top Stock Gainers

    January 29, 2014
    The top gainers on January 28 may have sparked buying interest, but they each have a different technical outlook, and not all are rosy.
  4. Four Large Caps Now In Downtrends

    January 27, 2014
    The S&P 500 may not have confirmed a reversal yet, but these four large caps have
  5. Market Review For January 24, 2014

    January 24, 2014
    Major U.S. indices were mixed this week. Broad market indices like the S&P 500 and Dow Jones moved lower this week, while technology and small-cap ...
  6. Stocks Poised For Another Leg Lower

    January 22, 2014
    Four stocks that have fallen off their highs, and will likely continue to do so.
  7. Technology And Healthcare Stocks To Watch

    January 20, 2014
    Two sectors continue to dominate, and these stocks within them are still seeing exception returns.
  8. Market Review For January 20, 2014

    January 20, 2014
    Major U.S. indices were mixed this week, led by technology stocks and small-caps. Stocks were somewhat buoyed by U.S. jobless claims that fell ...
  9. Technical Outlook For Four Exceptionally Hot Stocks

    January 15, 2014
    These four large cap stocks are all up more than 30% in the last three months. Here's the technical outlook going forward.
  10. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  11. Market Review For January 10, 2014

    January 10, 2014
    Major U.S. indices were largely unchanged this week after a bearish employment report on Friday erased earlier gains. Higher energy exports helped ...
  12. Triangle Breakouts: Two Higher, Two Lower

    January 8, 2014
    These stocks are very close to breaking out of triangle formations, indicating a strong price move is near.
  13. Commodity ETF Outlook

    January 6, 2014
    Gold, silver, oil and natural gas are some of the most heavily traded commodity ETFs. Three of these commodities are at major inflection points.
  14. Market Review For January 6, 2014

    January 6, 2014
    Major U.S. indices moved lower going into the new year as investors took profits off the table following a highly successful 2013. Federal Reserve ...
  15. How Will Last Year's Top Turnaround Stocks Perform in 2014?

    January 2, 2014
    These four stocks had incredible turnarounds in 2013; here's how they setup for 2014.
  16. Strongest Stocks Of 2013 Still Looking Good

    December 30, 2013
    These stock are up more than 100% in 2013, and still look good depending on entry point.
  17. Market Review For December 27, 2013

    December 27, 2013
    Major U.S. indices moved higher this week, as higher new home sales, lower jobless claims and positive signs of consumer spending offset slower ...
  18. Stocks Flying Higher Into The New Year

    December 27, 2013
    Currently flying higher, these are stocks are watch over the next week.
  19. Industrial Stocks Looking Strong Into Year End

    December 23, 2013
    Industrials is the strongest sector recently. Here are industrial stocks to consider for short-term year-end trades.
  20. Market Review For December 20, 2013

    December 20, 2013
    Major U.S. indices moved higher this week after government reports showed the economy grew at its fastest pace in almost two years during the ...
  21. Big News Related Stock Plays

    December 18, 2013
    A technical look at four big volume stocks making news headlines.
  22. Four Chart Patterns To Watch This Week

    December 16, 2013
    This week is likley to reveal if the S&P 500 is in a consolidation with the expectation of a move higher, or if it's topping out. Here's four ...
  23. Market Review For December 13, 2013

    December 13, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved lower this week with tech stocks being the top performers and small-cap stocks being the worst performers. Many ...
  24. Four Trend Channel Trades

    December 11, 2013
    With the market still in an uptrend, these stocks are moving within a channel presenting high visibility opportunities.
  25. Sector Strength Scenarios For A Consolidating Market

    December 9, 2013
    With the market in a possible consolidation, a break higher or lower could occur this week. Here are sectors to watch in either scenario.
  26. Market Review For December 6, 2013

    December 6, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved mostly lower this week with the exception of the NASDAQ’s 0.21% gain, as of midday trading on Friday afternoon. ...
  27. The State Of The Tech Titans

    December 4, 2013
    The Technology sector has been a top performer and the only one holding out for a gain over the last week. Here's the outlook for four of the ...
  28. Technology Sector Making A Comeback

    December 2, 2013
    Technical evidence indicates the uptrend remains strong. Here's the outlook for top performing sectors, along with stocks to watch in each, for ...
  29. Market Review For November 29, 2013

    November 29, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved higher this week, led by small-cap and technology stocks, as the Conference Board’s index of leading indicators ...
  30. Currency ETF Outlook

    November 27, 2013
    Like other investments, currencies change price based on supply and demand, driven by fundamentals and technical. These four popular currency ...
  31. Focusing on Healthcare and Financials this Week

    November 25, 2013
    Health Care and Financials dramatically outpaced the other sectors last week as the S&P 500 created a new high . With only minor pullbacks since ...
  32. Market Review for November 22, 2013

    November 22, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved largely higher this week, although many of them appear to be oversold based on readings from the RSI indicator.
  33. Four Stocks Setting Up For A Move Lower

    November 20, 2013
    With the S&P 500 very close to all time highs, not everything is a buy. These stocks have recently formed head and shoulder patterns; if the ...
  34. Sectors To Watch For An Expected Bullish Week

    November 18, 2013
    If the market continues to push this higher, these two sectors will likely be top performers again. The uptrend remain is in tact and strong ...
  35. Market Review For November 15, 2013

    November 15, 2013
    The U.S. economy showed ongoing signs of struggle, with trade and labor data painting a bleak picture this week. Rising imports and falling exports ...
  36. Stocks with Short-Term Volatility To Watch

    November 13, 2013
    With the S&P 500 hesitating to make a move, one option is to focus on volatility. These four stocks will mostly appeal to short-term traders ...
  37. S&P 500 Pauses, Focus on Strength

    November 12, 2013
    The S&P 500 SPDR (ARCA:SPY) is consolidating near the upper band of a wedge formation. A break above $177.64--ideally a close--indicates ...
  38. Market Review For November 8, 2013

    November 8, 2013
    The U.S. markets ended the week on a positive note, after a better-than-expected jobs report helped offset losses earlier in the week. According ...
  39. Stocks Poised For A Breakout, Or Multiple Top?

    November 6, 2013
    These four stocks are at critical junctures, a breakout higher could set a bullish tone for weeks to come, while a failure to launch will attract ...
  40. Consumer Staples and Healthcare Stocks to Watch

    November 4, 2013
    During a week where the S&P 500 pulled back slightly, Consumer Staples and Healthcare were the top performing sectors. With more of the same ...
  41. Market Summary For November 1, 2013

    November 1, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved lower this week, led by small-cap stocks within the Russell 2000 index, which fell more than 2.5% after beating ...
  42. Momentum Stocks That Are Losing Steam

    October 30, 2013
    With the S&P 500 SPDR pushing to new highs, these stocks have failed to follow. The topping formation is a warning signal to longs, and for the ...
  43. Industrials And Cyclicals Back in Focus

    October 28, 2013
    A strong week for the equities saw the S&P 500 SPDR (ARCA:SPY) to a new high, with the Industrial and Cyclical sectors leading the market. With ...
  44. Market Summary For October 25, 2013

    October 25, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved marginally higher this week, led by technology stocks and lagged by small-cap stocks.
  45. Four Strong Stocks in Rising Trend Channels

    October 23, 2013
    Even with the S&P 500 rallying to new highs, a high quality entry and exit is still required to capitalize an a stocks uptrend. These strong ...
  46. Four Stocks To Watch This Week

    October 21, 2013
    These four stocks closed out last week with big moves, and are poised for conitnued action going forward.
  47. Market Summary For October 18, 2013

    October 18, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved higher this week, after U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement to extend the debt ceiling.
  48. The Weakest and Strongest S&P Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    While the overall S&P 500 uptrend remains intact, there are warning signs present. During uncertainty, trading the strongest or weakest stocks ...
  49. Utilities And Consumer Staples Move Into Focus

    October 16, 2013
    Last week the top performing sectors were utilities and consumer staples. This move into more conservative sectors may be a sign of what lies ...
  50. Market Summary for October 11, 2013

    October 11, 2013
    The major U.S. indices were mixed this week, as traders remain undecided about just how lawmakers will act on the debt ceiling.
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