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E From Rolling Over To Rolling Higher: Home Builder Stocks Rejoin The Stock Market Rally
Sentiment in financial markets can be fickle. A month after the stocks of home builders were rolling over and breaking down, investors have done an about-face. Home builder stocks are now back in major rally mode.
E Signs Home Builder Stocks Are Rolling Over In Five Simple Charts
HMI high but stocks have slowed down. Why?
E A Full Reversal For Speculative Fever In Toll Brothers
A month ago, call buyers rushed into Toll Brothers (TOL). The stock immediately pulled back from there and since then has only traded higher one day. What's next now that the stock has fully reversed its post call-buying fever?
E The Part Of The S&P 500 Easily Making New All-Time Highs
For September, the S&P 500 came up short from hitting a new all-time high. Meanwhile, the "low volatility" components of the S&P 500 logged 8 new all-time highs and counting. The "high beta" stocks are weighing the S&P 500 down.
E What Trade War Optimism Looks Like
Financial markets have quickly switched from trade war pessimism to bounding optimism. The currency market provides a clear indicator of this switch in mood and momentum.
E How To Interpret The Surge In Google Trends For "Recession" Searches
In August, 2019, searches for the term "recession" surged to levels last seen during the financial crisis. I have learned from gold and Bitcoin to take seriously changes in Google search patterns.
E How To Trade The Next Top In The S&P 500
The percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages provides a useful indicator for building a strategy for shorting at or near the next top in the S&P 500.
E Prospects For The Pre-Earnings Apple Trade
Apple reports earnings on July 30th after the market closes. On the bullish side of the ledger, options offer some good risk/reward opportunities to buy into Apple just ahead of earnings.
E The Opportunity In The Convergence Of Monetary Policy Between The U.S. And Canada
During its Monetary Policy Report, the Bank of Canada warned about the limitations of monetary policy in this environment of risks from trade wars. The dichotomy between the bond market and the stock market is clouding the risk outlook.
E The S&P 500 Finally Releases Selling Pressure From Weeks Of Bearish Divergence
Unlike bullish setups, bearish convergences can take quite some time to unfold in any significant way. This week's pullback in stocks released pent-up selling pressure from weeks of bearish divergence with technical indicators and key currencies.
E Home Builder Index Reaches Milestone But Can It Beat History?
The Spring selling season is critical for the housing market and for the stocks of home builders. Since 2007, the index of home builders has tended to peaked by April in absolute terms and relative to the S&P 500. The index is now at an 8-month high.
E A Post-Fed Market Surprise
Traders decided to sleep on the Federal Reserve's new depths of dovishness. They woke refreshed and in a buying mood. The rally carried surprisingly mixed signals as the U.S. dollar sharply rebounded, gold pulled back, and rates ticked a bit lower.
E Overbought Conditions Finally End - But Can Bears Capitalize?
Broadening stock market weakness finally brought the stock market's overbought period to an end after 27 days. The indices are now in various precarious positions as critical 200DMAs loom large.
Financials And Small Caps Pushing Market The Last Mile To Overbought
The signs of exhaustion in the major indices have given way to more and more breakouts.
A Stock Market Of Parallel Exhaustion And Breakouts
The major indices are still showing signs of exhaustion, but the sellers have yet to wrest back control of the stock market. I am still finding a good number of individual stocks that are breaking above critical resistance levels.
The Canadian Dollar Pushes Past A Dovish Bank Of Canada
The Bank of Canada released its latest pronouncement on monetary policy on the heels of a rapid rally for the Canadian dollar.
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