Charts, Patterns & Technical Indicators

  1. These Oil Stocks Tend to Rise in April (WFT, SWN)

    These oil-related stocks show a strong tendency to rise April, having rallied more than 80% of the time over the last 27 ...
  2. Break Out! Amazon Chart Says Look Out Above

    Key resistance in AMZN may have been broken, with shares possibly headed for $1,000.
  3. Three Small Caps to Buy for the Second Quarter (BOBE, MDCO)

    Buying the strongest small-cap components could offer a more profitable second-quarter strategy than picking up the Russell-2 ...
  4. NXP Semi Options: Exploring the Mystery of $110

    Options trading can make stocks act crazy with no news in the headlines. We examine the case of NXPI.
  5. Dull Year Ahead for Gold and Gold Miners (GLD, GDX)

    Gold and gold miners are carving the next legs of multi-year basing patterns, setting up ideal condition for a long and dull ...
  6. 3 Ways to Invest in Energy Infrastructure (AMLP, MMP)

    Bullish chart patterns on key energy infrastructure assets suggest now could be the ideal time to buy. (AMLP,MMP)
  7. Are Solar Stocks Due for a Rebound? (FAN, FSLR)

    Are solar stocks oversold following their mid-March breakdown?
  8. Is NVIDIA Topping Out? (NVDA)

    NVIDIA is trading in the red for 2017 and may be carving a topping pattern, ahead of a correction that generates much lower ...
  9. Three Dow Stocks to Buy for the Second Quarter (MSFT, KO)

    Look for capital to rotate out of the Dow's first-quarter winners into less overbought plays that show greater upside potential.
  10. Will Zosano Pharma Break Below Support? (ZSAN)

    A look at Zosano Pharma's precarious technical position and where the stock could be headed over the coming weeks.
  11. 3 Financial Stocks to Buy for the Second Quarter (MCO, DFS)

    Financial stocks consolidated gains in the first quarter and could head higher in coming months, with mid-tier sector plays ...
  12. Viacom Could Hit $60 in the Second Half (VIAB, VIA)

    Sumner Redstone has finally given up his chairmanship following a long legal battle, allowing Viacom to play catch-up with ...
  13. Gold Faces Major Resistance (GLD, GDX)

    Nearby resistance levels on the charts of key gold-related ETFs suggest the next move could be lower, which most investors ...
  14. Regional Banks: A League of their Own?

    The Trump administration is promising to cut financial deregulations. Heidi discusses why this could help regional banks ...
  15. Stocks Move Higher as Risks to the Rally Mount (SPY, DIA)

    The major indexes moved higher this week driven by earnings growth.
  16. Three Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Quarter (RHT, ADI)

    Widely held tech stocks are overbought and in need of pullbacks, raising odds for a second quarter rotation into less known ...
  17. Blackberry Levels to Watch After Earnings (BBRY, AAPL)

    Blackberry is testing 15-month triangle resistance after upbeat fourth-quarter earnings and could trade into double digits ...
  18. Retail Poised for a Short-term Rally (XRT, RTH)

    Retail ETFs have bounced off support and are threatening to break to the upside. (XRT, RTH)
  19. Snap Trades for the Fast-Fingered Crowd (SNAP)

    Snap has failed to hold the IPO opening price since its third trading day, signaling relative weakness that favors additional ...
  20. Casino Stocks Could Rally Into Mid-Year (MGM, LVS)

    Casino stocks shook off weak Las Vegas metrics earlier this week, in a buy-the-news reaction that could signal higher prices ...
  21. Three Upside Swing Trades (TRGP, PTC)

    These three stocks have recently pulled back, but remain in overall uptrends. Watch for movement back to the upside, in alignment ...
  22. These Charts Suggest Biotech Is Heading Higher (IBB, CELG)

    The recent long-term buy signals on these biotechnology stocks suggest that this could be the beginning of a long-term uptrend. ...
  23. Morgan Stanley Back to November Breakout Level (MS, GS)

    Morgan Stanley could break November support near $40 and head into an intermediate correction with a downside target at $31. ...
  24. Can Cara Therapeutics Sustain Its Rally? (CARA)

    A look at why Cara Therapeutics has rallied higher and whether the stock can break past key resistance levels.
  25. Olive Garden Parent Back on the Acquisition Trail (DRI)

    Olive Garden parent Darden is finally shaking off the 2014 Red Lobster divestiture and looking to grow earnings through key ...
  26. Frontier Communications Breaks Below 2012 Levels (FTR)

    A look at why Frontier Communications has been struggling and whether the stock is poised to rebound.
  27. Assumptions Not to Make After the March Fed Hike

    With two more Fed hikes potentially on the horizon in 2017, Rick clears up a few wrong assumptions some market watchers are ...
  28. Wait Until Summer to Buy Bank of America (BAC, KBE)

    Bank Of America posted dramatic gains after the November election and could now enter a correction that tests new support ...
  29. Micron Could Punish Recent Buyers (MU, SOX)

    Micron Technology rallied to major resistance following a strong earnings report and could now reverse into an intermediate ...
  30. Exploring the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average

    Learn how to calculate a metric that improves on simple variance.
  31. 3 Reasons to Buy Lithium (LIT, TSLA)

    Bullish chart patterns on key lithium-related assets suggest now could be the time to buy this strategic commodity. (LIT,TSLA,SQM)
  32. Stocks Tread Water Amid Healthcare Anxiety (SPY, DIA)

    The major indexes were mixed and relatively volatile this week as the CBOE Volatility Index soared from 11.00 to a high of ...
  33. McDonald's Could Break out in the Second Quarter (MCD)

    McDonald's is trading less than three points below the 2016 bull market high and could soon break out to an all-time high. ...
  34. Chipotle Ready to Reward Bottom Fishers (CMG, MCD)

    Chipotle just bounced at critical support after a research firm predicted big first quarter upside, setting the stage for ...
  35. These Sectors Should Reward Shorts (WFC, IWM)

    Post-election rally leaders have been grinding lower for three weeks, raising odds the market is headed into a mid-year correction. ...
  36. Biotechs Back in the Doghouse After Failed Rally (IBB, GILD)

    Biotech stocks have turned lower this week after failing to mount key resistance, signaling the start of a tougher period ...
  37. Canada, Australia and Brazil Buying Opportunities (EWC, EWZ)

    The Canadian ETF has moved into a potential buy area, while Brazil and Australia are heading there. (EWC,EWZ,EWA)
  38. Chart of the Week: More Room for Real Estate

    We believe the U.S. commercial real estate recovery has room to run. We explain why with the help of this week’s chart.
  39. Yahoo!: Uptrend or Due for a Crash? (YHOO, GOOGL)

    A major long-term reversal pattern is forming in Yahoo!'s stock. Buying Alphabet on a pullback is likely the better trade. ...
  40. Nike Bottom Fishers Ready to Reload Positions (NKE, UAA)

    Nike has dropped nearly 6% after weak earnings, but positive long-term cycles should limit damage and draw in fresh buying ...
  41. Investment Banks Suffer as Brexit Approaches (GS, MS)

    Financials have been struggling in recent days and the 'Brexit' could prove a further downside catalyst.
  42. Fedex Rally Could Fizzle Out Quickly (FDX)

    Fedex has rallied to a 3-week high after a mixed earnings report, but adverse cycles and aggressive sellers could undermine ...
  43. Should Elon Musk Let Someone Else Run Tesla? (TSLA, GM)

    Telsa needs a hands-on production guru to meet aggressive business plans rather than 21st-century visionary. (TSLA,GM,F)
  44. Is the Bank Rally Over? (BAC, JPM)

    Banks have lost ground since President Trump's Congressional address and could tread water until second quarter earnings ...
  45. Will Nvidia's AI Ambitions Lead to a Breakout? (NVDA, PCAR)

    A look at Nvidia's recent run-up and whether it has enough momentum to breakout to fresh highs.
  46. Active Traders Turn Bullish on Utilities (XLU, NEE)

    Bullish chart patterns on a key utility-related fund suggest that the long-term uptrend could just be getting started. (XLU, ...
  47. Spring 2017 Could Be a Bad Time to Buy Commodities (DBC, DBA)

    Bearish chart patterns on key commodity-related ETFs suggest that prices could be headed lower over the coming weeks and ...
  48. Stocks Mixed As Fed Remains Somewhat Dovish (SPY, DIA)

    The major markets were mixed this week in wake of the Fed rate hike. (SPY,DIA,IWM,QQQ)
  49. Is Gold Regaining Its Shine? (NUGT)

    Where are gold prices headed after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates?
  50. General Mills Set to Resume Uptrend (GIS)

    General Mills has offered long-term investors excellent returns for more than two decades and may be ready to book new highs ...
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