Market Overview

Cautious Optimism Reigns: Bounce In U.S. Equities
By IG - Aug 27, 2015

Cautious Optimism Reigns Strong durable goods numbers out of the US and tempting valuations saw a phenomenal bounce in all US equities. This was particularly the case for high-beta growth stocks, so ...

Ross Woodfield
Can The PBOC Halt China’s Slide?
By Ross Woodfield - Aug 27, 2015

The People’s Bank of China this week announced a raft of stimulus measures aimed at propping up a faltering economy. What were they and will this have any effect?Or will it merely kick the can ...

Volatility Works Both Ways; Wild Swings Still Likely
By IG - Aug 27, 2015

Volatility works both ways More exaggerated movements in overnight trade. What strikes me as more interesting is what triggered it. In market conditions like what we’re currently experiencing, ...

Jack Steiman
End Of Pullback Or More To Come?
By Jack Steiman - Aug 27, 2015

Today pretty much went as expected. Dramatically oversold conditions not seen in basically forever. A six-day down move that was historic in nature, and caused daily index-chart RSI's to get well ...

Tim Knight
The Horrible 'Hole'
By Tim Knight - Aug 26, 2015

I’ve had my fair share of horrible memories in life, but one that stands out as among the worst is September 1, 2010. I’ve mentioned this date before, as it was a searing, horrible ...

Charles Sizemore
Strike While The Iron Is Hot
By Charles Sizemore - Aug 26, 2015

I don’t usually drink on a Monday afternoons. But this week I made an exception. Once the market had closed, I snuck out of the office for a cold beer (a Shiner Bock, of course). And then I ...

Jay Kaeppel
Life Beyond Buy And Hold
By Jay Kaeppel - Aug 26, 2015

In my last piece I mentioned the importance of doing more than just buying and holding stocks and/or mutual funds. Nothing wrong with putting some money into the market and leaving it there. But if ...

October Rumors: Oil, Liftoff And The USD
By Alvexo - Aug 26, 2015

October Rumors Amidst the tumultuous run in equities over the last week, traders pared expectations of a September liftoff for the Federal Reserve as weak inflation coupled with worsening external ...

Tim Ord
The Bear Market Has Started
By Tim Ord - Aug 26, 2015

Monitoring purposes SPX: long SPX on 8/21/15 at 1970.89. Monitoring purposes Gold: Flat Long-Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat It appears a bear market has started. The above charts will help to ...

IFC Markets
US Dollar Up As China Cuts Interest Rate
By IFC Markets - Aug 26, 2015

US stocks finished lower on Tuesday, erasing morning gains as selling accelerated at the close of trading session. The dollar recovered some of its previous day loss, the ICE US dollar index, a ...