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  1. Chart Advisor for January 22 2015

    January 23, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  2. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  3. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    January 18, 2015
    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  4. ChartAdvisor for January 16 2015

    January 16, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  5. Adapt The 50-Day EMA To Enhance Your Trading

    January 14, 2015
    The 50-day EMA has numerous applications in price prediction, position choice & strategy building
  6. Gundlach's Bear Case Doesn't Bite - Video Blog

    January 14, 2015
    Why the Oil Bear -- not the new Bond King's 3 slides -- could cause a correction
  7. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    January 13, 2015
    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  8. This Boring Trade Could Yield Double-Digit Returns

    January 13, 2015
    The markets had investors on edge last year as they waited for the other shoe to drop in the form of a correction so many ...
  9. ChartAdvisor for January 9 2014

    January 10, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  10. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    January 9, 2015
    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  11. Jobs Numbers, Revisions Push Higher - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 9, 2015
    December job gains reached 252K, with the unemployment rate dipping to 5.6 percent. The November revision was also notably ...
  12. Position Your ETF Portfolio For Success In 2015

    January 8, 2015
    2015 may well usher in a new era in the markets where things like risk management, trend following, and asset allocation ...
  13. Can Markets Repeat the Rebound? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 8, 2015
    Nonfarm payroll data will come out tomorrow, so we shall see if there is indeed a rebound in the market after a rocky start ...
  14. Another Strong Labor Market Read - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 7, 2015
    The ADP read came in tad above estimates at 241K for December vs. estimates of about 235K, while the prior month’s ...
  15. A Strong Start to Safe Haven ETFs in 2015 - ETF News And Commentary

    January 6, 2015
    Given heightened volatility and uncertainty, safe haven ETFs are gaining steam to start 2015.
  16. ChartAdvisor for January 5 2014

    January 5, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  17. Waiting for a 2015 Catalyst - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 2, 2015
    No new indications have come out regarding a bottom in commodities like oil & gas nor foreign markets like Japan.
  18. May Your Portfolio Be Bountiful - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 31, 2014
    Initial jobless claims jumped a bit this morning, but basically people can't (and won't) stop talking about how far oil prices ...
  19. News Items for a Quiet Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 30, 2014
    We can expect more placid trading waters for today, tomorrow and Friday.
  20. Time To Rebalance? These ETFs Say So

    December 29, 2014
    Caution ahead: 2014 has been very good to U.S. large-cap indexes, but lagging commodities and funds holding mid- to small-caps ...
  21. The Week Ahead for Global Markets - Analyst Blog

    December 29, 2014
    This week, the core 'look ahead' framework is to confirm U.S. macroeconomic strength and non-U.S. macroeconomic weakness. ...
  22. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    December 29, 2014
    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  23. ChartAdvisor for December 26 2014

    December 26, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  24. 4 Outperforming Country ETFs of 2014 - ETF News And Commentary

    December 26, 2014
    These country ETFs not only delivered handsome returns this year but also crushed the broad U.S. funds.
  25. What Will 2015 Bring? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 26, 2014
    Stocks have been on a tear lately and the trend should continue into today's session as well.
  26. Low Risk ETFs Beating SPY in 2014 - ETF News And Commentary

    December 24, 2014
    These lower risk products have produced superior returns when compared to the S&P 500 in 2014.
  27. Strong GDP, Strong Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 23, 2014
    This is the highest GDP growth rate that we have seen since the third quarter of 2003.
  28. Can North America Spread Holiday Cheer? - Analyst Blog

    December 22, 2014
    On Wednesday, a U.S. initial claims index coming in around 290,000 should keep U.S. stock market bulls on all the way to ...
  29. Can North America Spread Holiday Cheer? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 22, 2014
    According to a close Putin ally, Russia faces a "full-blown economic crisis" next year.
  30. Can the Rally in Treasury Bond ETFs Continue? - ETF News And ...

    December 22, 2014
    Safe haven appeal, low inflation and strength in the dollar have benefited Treasury bonds.
  31. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    December 19, 2014
    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  32. ChartAdvisor for December 19 2014

    December 19, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  33. Is It Safe to Buy? - Video Blog

    December 17, 2014
    It's not 1998 all over again, so you want to be buying under S&P 2000
  34. ChartAdvisor for December 12 2014

    December 12, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  35. Writing Covered Calls On ETFs

    December 10, 2014
    The strategy of writing covered calls on ETFs can limit your losses and hedge risk, but they cap your upside potential.
  36. The Market Wants What It Wants - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 8, 2014
    It may be tough for investors (especially those whose default settings are naturally a bit bearish) to see just where all ...
  37. ChartAdvisor for December 5 2014

    December 5, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  38. Strong Jobs Report: Time to Worry? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 5, 2014
    Markets don't like Fed uncertainty, but that's exactly what they will get if the boom times are back.
  39. No Boost from ADP, Labor Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 3, 2014
    Stocks today were indicated to open essentially flat even before this morning's ADP report and the labor market report, which ...
  40. ChartAdvisor for December 1st, 2014

    December 1, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  41. Where Are Foreing Markets Compared To U.S. Stocks?

    November 28, 2014
    Although several may try to describe the U.S. stock market as “fairly priced,” value-oriented investors recognize the lofty ...
  42. New Data Runs Counter - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 26, 2014
    No major surprises are expected from any of these readings, but this morning's reports run counter to the view that the economy's ...
  43. Good News: GDP Revised Higher - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 25, 2014
    A very good GDP report will add to the growing conviction that the U.S. economic outlook is on firmer footing.
  44. Charts To Watch As Fed Raises Rates

    November 21, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  45. Chinese Bank Drives Friday Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 21, 2014
    The Chinese central bank is the main driver today, though positive commentary from Mario Draghi at the ECB is also adding ...
  46. The Biggest Surprise On Monday Wasn't Japan, Bank of England's ...

    November 18, 2014
  47. ChartAdvisor for November 17 2014

    November 17, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  48. ChartAdvisor for November 7 2014

    November 7, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  49. Emerging Market ETFs Join The “Risk-On” Party?

    November 7, 2014
    The world’s semi-coordinated effort to fight deflation as well as pump up gross world product has sent a number of ETFs onto ...
  50. Can You Say Goldilocks? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 7, 2014
    This is a very positive read from the labor market. It is good enough to show a still improving labor market, but the gains ...
  51. Post-Midterms, Toward Jobs - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 5, 2014
    Stocks today were indicated to open in positive territory even before a strong jobs report, but the favorable labor market ...
  52. ChartAdvisor for October 30 2014

    October 31, 2014
    A technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  53. Trend Following Tips for ETF Investors

    October 29, 2014
    The return of volatility has renewed interest in active management strategies. One such method uses historical trends as ...
  54. The Fear And Greed Cycle Lives On

    October 28, 2014
    The last few years in the market have been an interesting experiment in psychological conditioning and overall complacency. ...
  55. Are You An Investor Or Trader?

    October 28, 2014
    Some stock market participants are investors or traders, and others are trying to do both. Often, they get in trouble by ...
  56. Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends

    October 28, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends
  57. ETFs Commonly Found In Retirement Accounts

    October 27, 2014
    Which ETFs are popular in retirement accounts? Here's a look at several and why they might be right for you or your client.
  58. ChartAdvsor for October 24, 2014

    October 24, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  59. ChartAdvisor for Oct. 17, 2014

    October 17, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  60. ChartAdvisor for October 10 2014

    October 10, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  61. Estimates for Q3 Earnings Lowered - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 6, 2014
    Will the coming round of negative revisions be any different than what we have been seeing in recent quarters?
  62. ChartAdvisor for Oct. 3, 2014

    October 3, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  63. Traders Have Seen This Movie Before

    September 30, 2014
  64. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 26, 2014

    September 26, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes
  65. Reduce Your Allocation To Small Cap U.S Stock ETFs

    September 23, 2014
    The Wall Street media may celebrate the 35% intra-day jump in Alibaba shares. They may tout the record highs in the Dow and ...
  66. Using the Coppock Curve to Generate Stock Trade Signals

    September 22, 2014
    How the Coppock Curve momentum indicator can help you isolate buying opportunities and exit points in the stock market.
  67. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 19, 2014

    September 19, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  68. Fed Comments Should Spur Positivity - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 18, 2014
    The 'considerable time' phrase in the Fed statement told investors that the FOMC was in no hurry to start raising rates in ...
  69. A 30% Profit Opportunity From Europe's Latest Moves

    September 17, 2014
    There’s a classic episode of The Little Rascals where a very tiny Spanky finds a stash of money and proceeds to throw ...
  70. Tepid Market Waters Across the Globe - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 15, 2014
    Headlines about the Scottish vote and weak data out of China are the only notable developments today, though the market's ...
  71. How To Start Saving For Retirement

    September 13, 2014
    If you establish these money-saving habits and patiently allow your wealth to build, you will be taking some huge steps forward ...
  72. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 12, 2014

    September 12, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  73. First Negative Week in a Month? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 12, 2014
    Concerns about the Fed outlook ahead of next week's FOMC meeting has emerged as a key overhang for stocks lately.
  74. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 5, 2014

    September 5, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  75. I've Seen It, But I Don't Believe It - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 5, 2014
    The market seems to be cheering the surprisingly weak jobs report in the hope that it will lead to a more favorable Fed policy. ...
  76. S&P 500 ETFs: What Every Investor Should Know

    September 4, 2014
    Before you invest in that SPDR S&P 500 ETF (or any other ETF based on that index) here are a few things to consider.
  77. ECB Finally Does QE - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 4, 2014
    The big news of the day is the ECB decision and its impact on global markets.
  78. Big Week for Econ Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 2, 2014
    This week's busy data docket will give us a good sense of the economy's momentum in the current period.
  79. These Little Known Emerging Market Countries Are Star Performers

    August 29, 2014
    Emerging market equities are starting to heat up this year and may fight their way back into the limelight when everyone ...
  80. ChartAdvisor for Aug. 29, 2014

    August 29, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  81. Consumer Spending Kicks Off Econ Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 29, 2014
    The ball gets rolling with macro-economic indicators this Friday morning, kicking off what will be a shortened Labor Day ...
  82. Technicals Point To A Quick Pop In This Financial Stock's Future

    August 29, 2014
    Shares of CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) bounced nicely in recent days as the financial sector continues to support the broader market's ...
  83. Q2 GDP Revised Upward - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 28, 2014
    The positive GDP report this morning will likely not be enough to offset the overhang from Ukraine-centric worries in today's ...
  84. Will the Rally Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 27, 2014
    How stocks do from here will depend a lot on what happens to bond yields.
  85. ChartAdvisor for Aug. 22, 2014

    August 22, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  86. All Eyes - And Ears - on Jackson Hole - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 22, 2014
    Stocks are indicated to open modestly lower this morning ahead of a major speech by Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole conference.
  87. Stocks Not Expected to Lose Steam - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 21, 2014
    Stocks didn't lose their winning stride in response to the Fed minutes on Wednesday and the trend is expected to continue ...
  88. Selling Premium As Small Caps Play Catch Up

    August 18, 2014
    In our recent article we pointed out a divergence between the small cap Russell 2000 and the S&P 500. However, the divergence ...
  89. ChartAdvisor for Aug. 15, 2014

    August 15, 2014
    Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes
  90. ChartAdvisor for Aug. 8, 2014

    August 11, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indices.
  91. ChartAdvisor for Aug. 1, 2014

    August 4, 2014
    Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes
  92. ChartAdvisor for July 25, 2014

    August 1, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  93. BLS Jobs Report Perfect for Goldilocks - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 1, 2014
    This morning's not-too-hot-not-too-cold jobs reading will likely soothe some of the market fears over Fed policy.
  94. How To Profit From Recent Market Divergence

    July 30, 2014
    US stocks contemplate the fate of the 5-year bull market as the small cap Russell 2000 diverges from the S&P 500. Market ...
  95. What Is A Short ETF?

    July 22, 2014
    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying ...
  96. ChartAdvisor for July 17, 2014

    July 18, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indices.
  97. ChartAdvisor for July 11 2014

    July 11, 2014
    Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes
  98. The World's Largest ETFs

    July 10, 2014
    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  99. What Do Investors Expect from Q2 Earnings? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 9, 2014
    Earnings are expected to be up +5.6% in Q3 and +8.9% in Q4, with the growth pace expected to accelerate further in the following ...
  100. ChartAdvisor For July 4, 2014

    July 7, 2014
    The major U.S. indices moved higher on a positive jobs report, as traders await this week's pivotal reports.
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