Chart Advisor Articles

  1. 3 Short Sales in the S&P 500 (AXP, KMX)

    June 8, 2016
    The S&P 500 is testing the bull market high but many components have lagged badly, stuck in downtrends below their 200-day EMAs.
  2. Breakout Stocks on the Radar (GILD, MMM)

    June 8, 2016
    If these stocks break above short-term resistance they have room to run.
  3. Alphabet's Identity Crisis Weighing on Shares

    June 8, 2016
    Alphabet is unlikely to break out or break down from its narrow consolidation pattern until the fourth quarter, at the earliest.
  4. Biotech Funds Selling Off at Resistance (IBB, XBI)

    June 7, 2016
    Biotech funds should reward well-timed short sales after weekly buy cycles work through the system.
  5. Starbucks Not Attracting Strong-Handed Buyers (SBUX)

    June 7, 2016
    Starbucks has failed to attract healthy buying interest since the recovery wave started in February
  6. Base Metals Running Into Resistance (JJC, DBB)

    June 7, 2016
    Based on the charts of these 3 ETFs, it could be a good time to avoid base metals.
  7. 3 ETFs International Investors Should Watch

    June 7, 2016
    The charts of these three ETFs suggest that global markets could be gearing up for a move higher.
  8. Boeing May Enter Long Downtrend (BA)

    June 6, 2016
    Boeing is close to entering a new downtrend but bulls should have one last chance to pull the Seattle giant out of the doldrums.
  9. 2 Lesser-known Oil Services Plays (OIH, HP)

    June 6, 2016
    These lesser known oil services stocks have risen above their 200-day EMAs and are currently basing at support.
  10. Buying Opportunity in Fast Food Stocks (MCD, WEN)

    June 6, 2016
    These fast food stocks are in overall uptrends, and recent pullbacks put the price near potential entry points.
  11. 3 Biotech Stocks Headed for New Highs (SCLN, SUPN)

    June 3, 2016
    These biotech leaders should continue to gain ground even if broad sector funds roll over and sell off.
  12. Russell-2000 Rally May Be Coming to an End (IWM)

    June 3, 2016
    The Russell-2000 hasn’t posted a higher high or higher low in 2016, despite the recovery rally, and could pull back in coming weeks.
  13. U.S. Economy Adds Fewest Jobs in Five Years, Markets Begin a Selloff

    June 3, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  14. Chevron: a Better Buy Than Rival Exxon-Mobil (CVX, XOM)

    June 2, 2016
    Chevron has rallied into a stronger technical position than its rival and pays a higher dividend, making it a better buying choice.
  15. Watch for These ETF Breakouts (RSX, TLT)

    June 2, 2016
    These ETFs are close to breakout levels, which could set the stage for the next major rally or decline.
  16. Intel Job Cuts Attracting Steady Buying Interest (INTC)

    June 2, 2016
    Intel bulls should be encouraged by fresh accumulation since the company announced a major restructuring plan in April.
  17. 3 Dow Laggards Could Offer Reliable Short Sales (AAPL, GS)

    June 1, 2016
    Three Dow laggards may offer reliable short sales but careful timing will be required to locate low risk entry prices.
  18. Visa and MasterCard Ready to Test Breakout Levels (V, MA)

    June 1, 2016
    MasterCard shows a stronger accumulation pattern than rival Visa and should post more reliable gains after a breakout.
  19. These Stocks Are Strong June Performers (ORCL, INFY)

    June 1, 2016
    These stocks tend to rally in June, moving higher approximately 73% of the time.
  20. Is Now the Time to Invest in Sin Stocks? (BJK, MO)

    June 1, 2016
    Bullish chart patterns on the charts of these sin stocks and related ETF suggests now is the time to buy.
  21. 3 Tech Stocks Waking Up After a Long Slumber

    May 31, 2016
    The recent tech sector rally has strengthened the group’s weak technical tone, with a rising number of components set to enter new uptrends. ...
  22. Commodity Bounce Hasn't Ended Vale's Downtrend (VALE)

    May 31, 2016
    Vale will remain stuck in a major downtrend until it breaks out above the 4-year trendline of lower highs.
  23. Active Traders Are Turning Bullish on Sugar and Timber

    May 31, 2016
    These chart patterns suggest that commodities such as sugar are worth a closer look.
  24. Stocks with Big Short-term Momentum (NMBL, INSY)

    May 31, 2016
    These stocks are up more than 13% in the last week, and could run further.
  25. Mom & Pop Investors Will Make or Break S&P500 Rally (SPY)

    May 27, 2016
    The S&P 500 needs the participation of the sidelined and apathetic public investor for a breakout to have legs.
  26. U.S. Markets Cautious Ahead of Fed Rate Decision (SPY, DIA)

    May 27, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  27. J.P. Morgan Completing Multi-Year Breakout Pattern (JPM, KBE)

    May 26, 2016
    J.P Morgan Chase may be grinding through the final stages of a 16-year cup and handle breakout pattern.
  28. Microsoft Bulls In Charge Despite Correction (MSFT, AAPL)

    May 26, 2016
    Microsoft relative strength cycles are slowly turning higher, setting the stage for a test of 5 month range resistance.
  29. Bond ETFs Test Key Levels (HYG, SHY)

    May 25, 2016
    Various bond ETFs are all hitting key levels at the same time, presenting trading opportunities in some bond ETFs, and warnings signs in others.
  30. 3 Healthcare Stocks at All-Time Highs (ISRG, HSIC)

    May 25, 2016
    A handful of health care stocks have escaped bearish headwinds generated by political rhetoric and could yield low-risk buying opportunities.
  31. Netflix on the Mend After Relief Rally (NFLX, FB)

    May 25, 2016
    This Netflix recovery attempt faces multiple layers of resistance put into place by the long correction.
  32. Active Traders Should Be Picky When Buying Into Retail Stocks

    May 25, 2016
    Based on the chart of this ETF active traders should be careful when buying into retail.
  33. What to Buy on the Silver Pullback (SLV, AG)

    May 25, 2016
    How and what to trade as the price of silver pulls backs.
  34. New Broadcom Could Lead Tech to Higher Ground (AVGO)

    May 24, 2016
    The newly-merged Broadcom Ltd could enter a new trend advance after a failed March breakout.
  35. Gold Pulling Back After Powerful First Quarter Rally

    May 24, 2016
    A gold fund pullback to 115 could shake out weak hands and set up a low-risk buying opportunity.
  36. Active Traders Continue to Bet Against Copper (FCX, JJC)

    May 24, 2016
    The charts of these copper-related assets suggest that prices are headed lower. How are you trading the move?
  37. Costco Levels to Watch After Earnings (COST, WMT)

    May 23, 2016
    Costco traders should have long and short sale strategies ready to go after a series of retail sector whipsaws.
  38. Trending Stocks Still Giving Buy Signals (XRS, TSM)

    May 23, 2016
    These upward trending stocks are near entry points right now.
  39. Energy Fund Bounce Grinding to a Halt (XOP, USO)

    May 23, 2016
    SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF could spend months or even years consolidating new gains and setting up a strong uptrend.
  40. Nasdaq-100 Set for Strong Recovery (QQQ)

    May 20, 2016
    The Nasdaq-100 could resume its long-held leadership role and lift major indices to new 2016 highs.
  41. Discount Stores in Focus After Wal-Mart Shocker (DG, DLTR)

    May 20, 2016
    Dollar Tree and Dollar General Stores could benefit from improved retail sentiment after Wal-Mart's upbeat results.
  42. U.S. Indexes Lose Ground as Economy Rebounds

    May 20, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  43. Wal-Mart Levels to Watch After Earnings (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Thursday's high volume rally signals the start of a second test at major resistance above 70.
  44. Avoid These Weak Sector ETFs (XLU, XLP)

    May 19, 2016
    These three sector ETFs ranked worst in performance over the last week and last month.
  45. Finding Perfect Pullback Prices (SCLN, BRKR)

    May 19, 2016
    These two pullback plays rely on an accurate interpretation of the charting landscape, identifying hidden levels of support.
  46. 3 Hot Momentum Plays in a Cold Market (NVDA, AG)

    May 18, 2016
    Three hot plays in this cold market may provide reliable profit vehicles for disciplined traders.
  47. Target at Cusp of a Major Downtrend (TGT, WMT)

    May 18, 2016
    Target needs to hold long-term support in the mid to upper-60s or risk another 25% to 50% selloff.
  48. Active Traders Turn to the Stability of Bonds (BNDX, VCIT)

    May 18, 2016
    Volatility in the equity markets is driving active traders to these bond funds. Based on the charts, now could be the time to buy.
  49. Watch These Cup and Handle Buying Opportunities (FOXA, SLB)

    May 18, 2016
    These cup and handles are forming now. A breakout above the handle signals a fresh advance.
  50. Play Multiple Markets With Commodity Tracking Fund (DBC)

    May 17, 2016
    PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund offers broad-based commodity exposure, with an emphasis on the energy markets.
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