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Chris Kimble
Short The Fear
By Chris Kimble - Oct 24, 2014

The VIX just experienced the fourth-largest 5-day decline in the last 24 years. My good friend Ryan Detrick, shared the table above, depicting the five largest 5-day declines in the VIX since ...

Guy S. Ortmann, CMT
Resistance Levels Hold   
By Guy S. Ortmann, CMT - Oct 24, 2014

McClellan 1-Day OB/OS Oscillators Overbought Opinion Yesterday’ rise for the major equity indexes occurred on good volume and breadth. However, although some of the indexes managed to rise above...

Eric De Groot
Bears Grow Impatient
By Eric De Groot - Oct 24, 2014

The bears, growing increasingly impatient with every uptick, have watched 10,200 and 10,400 zones fall without much resistance (chart 1). This ease of movement through resistance zones has emboldened ...

Doug Short
S&P 500 Snapshot: Back In Rally Mode
By Doug Short - Oct 24, 2014

After a one-day pause, the S&P 500 returned to rally mode. The index opened at its 0.20% intraday low, vaulted upward and then drifted to its 1.81% mid-afternoon high. It closed ninety minutes later ...

Tim Knight
Fear: Revisiting Truth’s Moment
By Tim Knight - Oct 23, 2014

Way back on August 30, I did a post called Past Fear, Present Fear, which offered up an analog of the VIX. I daresay it was one of my best posts of 2014 and things certainly unfolded as I hoped they ...

Chris Kimble
Energy Takes It On The Chin -- Technically
By Chris Kimble - Oct 23, 2014

The past 90 days have not been kind to Crude Oil or Energy Stocks. Energy ETF (ARCA:XLE) is down 15% in the past 90 days, taking a big hit. That decline took XLE back to rising support off the 2010 ...

Tim Ord
The SPX And Gold: Technicals
By Tim Ord - Oct 23, 2014

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold 9/30/14 at 1972.29= gain .003%; Long SPX on 9/25/14 at 1965.99. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF (ARCA:GLD) long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long-Term Trend monitor purposes:...

Andrew Thrasher
Which Sectors Are Leading The Market?
By Andrew Thrasher - Oct 23, 2014

With the increase in volatility over the last several weeks, I think it’s time to check back in on sector relative performance. While the U.S. equity market as a whole has gotten rocked since it’s ...

Alan Gula
4 Severely Flawed Portfolios
By Alan Gula - Oct 23, 2014

If you can predict the future with certainty, then stop reading. This article isn’t for you. But if you’re simply human, like the rest of us, you shouldn’t construct your portfolio as if you’re ...

Petros Steriotis
Dow Jones Still Above August Low
By Petros Steriotis - Oct 23, 2014

DJIA found resistance in the 16.600/16.650 area as it seems that it was quite “overbought” in the short term. Moreover, the 200-day MA is @ 16.585, so pressure there did not really come out ...