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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 harvesting.

    '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 ...
  4. ChartAdvisor for December 19 2014

    December 19, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  5. 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
  6. ChartAdvisor for December 12 2014

    December 12, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. ChartAdvisor for December 5 2014

    December 5, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. ChartAdvisor for December 1st, 2014

    December 1, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  13. Although several may try to describe the U.S. stock market as “fairly priced,” value-oriented investors recognize the lofty premium for what it is.

    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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. Charts To Watch As Fed Raises Rates

    November 21, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  17. 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 ...
  18. The Biggest Surprise On Monday Wasn't Japan, Bank of England's ...

    November 18, 2014
    Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day Monday wasn't the fact that Japan suddenly finds itself back in a recession. Nor ...
  19. ChartAdvisor for November 17 2014

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

    November 7, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  21. The world’s semi-coordinated effort to fight deflation as well as pump up gross world product has sent a number of ETFs onto the list of New 52-Week Highs.

    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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. ChartAdvisor for October 30 2014

    October 31, 2014
    A technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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. ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends

    October 28, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends
  29. Which ETFs are popular in retirement accounts? Here's a look at several and why they might be right for you or your client.

    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.
  30. ChartAdvsor for October 24, 2014

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

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

    October 10, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  33. 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?
  34. ChartAdvisor for Oct. 3, 2014

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

    September 30, 2014
    Twice in the last two days, it looked like the bears were finally going to break through. Twice in the last two days, the ...
  36. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 26, 2014

    September 26, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes
  37. 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 ...
  38. The Coppock Curve is a little-known but useful indicator

    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.
  39. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 19, 2014

    September 19, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 12, 2014

    September 12, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  45. 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.
  46. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 5, 2014

    September 5, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  47. 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. ...
  48. 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.

    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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. ChartAdvisor for Aug. 29, 2014

    August 29, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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.
  57. SPY, lofty RSI, bullish MACD

    ChartAdvisor for Aug. 22, 2014

    August 22, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. SPY, neutral RSI, bullish MACD

    ChartAdvisor for Aug. 15, 2014

    August 15, 2014
    Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes
  62. SPY, neutral RSI, bearish MACD

    ChartAdvisor for Aug. 8, 2014

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

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

    August 1, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  65. 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.
  66. 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 ...
  67. What Is A Short ETF?

    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 ...
  68. ChartAdvisor for July 17, 2014

    July 18, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indices.
  69. SPY fell 0.96% over the past week as of Thursday’s close

    ChartAdvisor for July 11 2014

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

    July 10, 2014
    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  71. 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 ...
  72. SPY June 30th-July 4th chart

    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.
  73. ChartAdvisor for June 27, 2014

    July 1, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  74. Welcome to the Second Half! - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 1, 2014
    The weather's pleasant, there's plenty of pent-up demand in many industries, housing is steadily improving — what's ...
  75. A Classic Case of Kick the Can - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 30, 2014
    Sheraz Mian has been articulating this narrative for around 8 solid quarters or more: growth expectations are hopeful, until ...
  76. How to Day Trade Volatility ETFs

    June 26, 2014
    A primer on the ideal time to day trade volatility ETFs, and how to do it.
  77. Avoid ETFs With These Traits

    June 25, 2014
    Deciding which ETFs to avoid can be as important an investment decision as deciding in which ones to invest.
  78. Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes.

    ChartAdvisor for June 20 2014

    June 20, 2014
    Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes
  79. What's Holding Housing Back? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 17, 2014
    Today's housing data came on weak side, with both Starts and Permits coming modestly shy of expectations.
  80. Stocks in Tentative Mood - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 16, 2014
    The bond market's recent strength has made it easier for the Fed to get out of the QE business without disrupting the market. ...
  81. Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.

    ChartAdvisor for June 13 2014

    June 13, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  82. Global Growth Questions - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 11, 2014
    Stocks today will likely reflect the weak global growth backdrop emerging from the World Bank report.
  83. What The Next Decline Will Likely Tell Us

    June 10, 2014
    Even the most ardent bulls will have to admit the current joyride to the upside might be getting a little out of hand. For ...
  84. Central Banks Flexing Muscle - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 10, 2014
    The gains we've been seeing are not restricted to the U.S.; markets across the pond are in as much a bullish mood.
  85. Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.

    ChartAdvisor for June 6 2014

    June 6, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  86. Good Jobs Numbers (Not Great) - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 6, 2014
    Yes, the economy has bounced back from the winter slump, but the rebound hasn't been as robust as some of the more aggressively ...
  87. Mario Draghi Walks the Walk - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 5, 2014
    The markets will breathe a sigh of relief that the European Central Bank (ECB) has finally come through with long-promised ...
  88. Stable China vs. Wobbly Eurozone - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 3, 2014
    The soft European data could be interpreted in the "bad news is good news" category given widespread expectations ...
  89. Will May Strength Continue in June? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 2, 2014
    Beyond China, the U.S. manufacturing ISM reading is expected to improve to 55.5 from April's 54.9 reading.
  90. Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes

    ChartAdvisor for May 30 2014

    May 30, 2014
    Weekly Technical Summary of the Major U.S. Indexes.
  91. Is It Different This Time? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 30, 2014
    Hard to tell which asset class has a better grasp of ground realities, but bonds have historically had a better track record.
  92. Should We Listen to Stocks or Bonds? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 29, 2014
    Relative to the first look at Q1 GDP, investments and government spending turned to be even bigger drags on growth, while ...
  93. Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.

    Chart Advisor for May 23 2014

    May 25, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  94. Are Small Caps Predicting Volatility? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 23, 2014
    Unlike the calm in the broad large-cap indexes, the world of small-cap stocks is anything but.
  95. Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. Indices

    ChartAdvisor for May 15 2014

    May 16, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. Indices
  96. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    May 14, 2014
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well, and these ...
  97. Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.

    ChartAdvisor for May 9 2014

    May 9, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  98. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    May 9, 2014
    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  99. Market Running Out of Catalysts - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 5, 2014
    The Q1 earnings season is now effectively in the background even though plenty of reports are still to come and the key April ...
  100. Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.

    ChartAdvisor for May 2 2014

    May 2, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
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