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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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?
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 4 Stocks Completing Double Bottoms

    January 9, 2013
    When a stock completes a double bottom, it usually means the downtrodden is looking up.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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. ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Top Profit Producing ETFs of 2012

    December 12, 2012
    Some well known, and others discreet, these are the top performing ETFs of 2012.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. October 26, 2012 Market Summary

    October 26, 2012
    A Weekly Overview of Major U.S. Indexes
  27. 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.
  28. A Technical View Of Major Gold Stocks

    October 3, 2012
    Gold is at significant technical levels.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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.
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. August 3, 2012 Market Summary

    August 3, 2012
    Friday, August 3 proved to be a strong day once again for the major index ETFs. Signals are mixed though on different time frames - with certain ...
  37. Significant Marubozu Candlesticks

    August 1, 2012
    This candlestick pattern can signal a big move, especially if it occurs in the right context. With the context right and pattern present, some ...
  38. Double Top Trade Candidates

    July 25, 2012
    These stocks are nearing the double top breakout point, which could send them much lower if the level is broken.
  39. Healthcare Stocks Continuing To Outperform

    July 18, 2012
    These healthcare stocks are still on fire, with potentially more upside left. But is that actually bad for the stock market?
  40. Gold ETFs Are Nearing A Breakout Point

    July 13, 2012
    Gold-related ETFs are all heading toward support, and a downside breakout could mean a big drop in the price of gold or gold miner stocks. But ...
  41. Rising Trend Channel Breakouts - Acceleration Or Top?

    July 4, 2012
    These stocks have been within rising trend channels, but recently have broken the trend channel to the upside. Such a breakout usually signals ...
  42. Stocks That Are Breaking Out of a Range

    June 27, 2012
    These stocks have been in a trading range recently, and have already broken out or are very close to it. One of the most recognizable chart patterns ...
  43. 4 Stocks With Potential Double Tops

    June 26, 2012
    These stocks represent potential double tops. If the signal that confirms the chart pattern materializes, look for these stocks to move lower, ...
  44. Inverse ETFs To Own If The Market Tanks

    June 26, 2012
    By buying an inverse ETF, you can protect yourself and/or profit from a decline in the major indexes. With the S&P 500 SPDR having already ...
  45. June 22, 2012 Market Summary

    June 22, 2012
    The S&P 500 SPDR ETF fell 2.2% on Thursday, and with similar declines in the other indexes, bearish chart patterns emerged. While this pattern ...
  46. Descending Wedges About to Snap

    June 22, 2012
    When a wedge breaks, it usually breaks out in the opposite direction of the wedge and signals a change in direction. These stocks have been moving ...
  47. Stocks On Fire As The Market Bounces

    June 20, 2012
    Over the last month, these stocks have been moving aggressively higher, putting in double-digit returns. But can it continue?
  48. June 8, 2012 Market Summary

    June 8, 2012
    The major index ETFs managed to recoup some losses this week, yet still remain within a short-term downtrend. While this week's action was mostly ...
  49. Gold Stocks Pushing At Trend Channel Resistance

    June 6, 2012
    Gold and gold-related stocks have been pushing higher, but are now approaching resistance. How these gold stock react around resistance can not ...
  50. May 25, 2012 Market Summary

    May 25, 2012
    Stock stabilized this week, but after an early week rally, the market failed to make further headway.
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