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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.
Strong Sales For LGI Homes Set Up Earnings Reports For Lennar And KB Home
LGI Homes released a strong sales report that granted investors in home builders a much needed sigh of relief.
The Oversold Chronicles End As A Fed-Inspired Stock Market Explodes Higher
All oversold periods must end – it is just a matter of how and when.
Forex Critical: A Roiling Market Finally Shakes The Turkish Lira
The lira is now in a race with the global economy. Inflation is still a problem in Turkey, and the CBRT must maintain tight monetary conditions.
Cocoa Records Strong 2018 Gains… Almost By An Accident Of The Calendar
Cocoa demand will have to continue trending upward to keep prices propped up. Only strong demand will be able to deliver increased income for farmers with such a surge in production.
Fun With Numbers: Daily Trading Patterns For The S&P 500
The S&P 500 exhibited average daily performance in a very tight range despite a very volatile sell-off to end the year.
Housing Market Review – Prices Are Still Too High
I saw a flicker of hope for home builders in the May Housing Market Review. Traders decided to snuff that flicker out very quickly afterward.
Above The 40 – Oversold Chronicles: Stock Market Delivers Major Reprieve For The Post-Trump Reversal
The Nasdaq and the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ​) jumped to 5.8% and 6.2% gains. Again, this kind of trading action is straight out of the financial crisis playbook.
S&P 500: A Critical Juncture Amid Historically Bad Milestones
To-date, the S&P 500 (SPY​) is down 8.8% for the month of December. This drawdown rivals even this past October where the maximum drawdown of 9.4% on a closing basis was the third worst since 1951.
Toll Brothers: A Slowdown Continues In November, Guidance Holds Hope
TOL and other homebuilders will enter 2019 with more uncertainty and less confidence than they have had in many years.
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