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Michael Carr is an American investor, a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a contributing editor for Winning Investor Daily. He is a longtime member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), where he serves as the editor of its newsletter, “Technically Speaking.” ... more

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3 Bear Market Strategies And Their Downfalls
With the S&P 500 Index near a new all-time high — and the near-continuous beat of bad news — it’s reasonable to believe that a significant pullback is coming.
Employment Report Shows The Bull Market Is Back On Track
The rising participation rate confirms growth in employment is possible. Although rising, the participation rate remains well below its historical average.
The Fed Is Set To Repeat Errors Of The 1930s
Tariffs are back in the news. But policy makers at the Fed seem to be out of touch and set to repeat mistakes like those seen in the 1930s.
Italian Stocks Won’t Get A Boost From The Election
As Italians voted over the weekend, polls highlighted how divided the country was. But Italy's problems extend beyond the country’s political parties.
This “V” Bottom Shows Gains Are Ahead
Markets behave certain ways at certain times. For example, a sharp drop and sudden reversal signals an important bottom in the S&P 500 Index.
Ichimoku Clouds Say More Gains Are Ahead
Ichimoku cloud charts are not widely known among individual investors. But in Asia, they are the most popular charting style on the Bloomberg Terminal.
This Chart Shows Why Stocks Will Reach New Highs
Rising prices reflect optimism. Downtrends show pessimism. But, of course, we can see more than that in charts.
Smart Money Bailed Out Of Stocks Ahead Of The Sell-Off
In financial markets, smart money is the large investors. They tend to get out of the market before steep sell-offs, like they did in early February.
The Latest Inflation Data Is Bullish For Stocks
The latest inflation data finally confirms what every consumer knows: Prices are going up. And now the Bureau of Labor Statistics agrees.
Investors Will Be Rewarded As Markets Rethink Risk
Higher risks mean higher returns. There are millions of examples of this rule. Well, there’s an old saying that there’s an exception to every rule.
Market Breadth Just Flashed A Warning Sign
Breadth indicators measure how many stocks are participating in a price move. They aren’t as popular as momentum indicators, but they are more useful.
This Sell-Off Is Unlike Any In Market History
Stock prices plummeted on Monday. What does the drop in the Dow Jones mean?
This Chart Shows More Good News For Stocks
Since tax reform became law, more than 300 companies increased employee wages or retirement benefits. This is good news, but it scares the Federal Reserve.
There’s A 91.7% Chance Of Big Gains In 2018
Technical analysts closely watch the January Barometer for a read on the rest of the year. There’s a good reason for that.
A Low-Risk Alternative To Bitcoin
You probably know the story of bitcoin. For some, it’s the next great investment. To others, a decline appears imminent. If you believe a decline is near, you might also think there’s no viable way to trade that belief.
This ETF Is A Safe Bet Even When U.S. Stocks Fall
One sector that’s undervalued is emerging markets. And technical analysis shows multiple buy signals.
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