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Stock Markets Analysis & Opinion

Guy S. Ortmann, CMT
Still Skeptical Of Recent Rally   
By Guy S. Ortmann, CMT - Aug 22, 2014

Some Sentiment Data Becomes Cautionary Opinion Our next report will be on Wednesday, August 27th. The markets closed mostly higher with the exception of the DJT yesterday as some technical improved. ...

ICM Brokers
Thursday's Dow
By ICM Brokers - Aug 22, 2014

Dow JonesThe Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 60.36 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,039.49. The measure is 0.6 percent below its record after closing above 17,000 for the first time since July 24. ...

Tiho Brkan
US Stocks At Record Highs
By Tiho Brkan - Aug 22, 2014

S&P 500 is now approaching the physiological 2000 point level Source: Short Side of Long S&P 500 posted a new closing record high last night at 1992.37, with NASDAQ Composite also ...

Frank Zorrilla
Financials Breakout, Now What?
By Frank Zorrilla - Aug 21, 2014

A big deal is being made in the social media world about the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (ARCA:XLF) “breaking out” technically Thursday as if that is supposed to mean something.  ETF’S are, for ...

Nicholas Santiago
Oil Refiners Take It On The Chin
By Nicholas Santiago - Aug 21, 2014

The important oil-refinery sector is coming under selling pressure today. Leading oil-refinery stocks such as Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO), Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), Marathon Petroleum Corporation ...

Philip Davis
Will Jackson Hole Give S&P 2000?
By Philip Davis - Aug 21, 2014

I could take today off.   Why?  Because I already wrote this article last month, on a Thursday, when the S&P was at 1,988 and topped out at 1,991, which was $199.06 on SPY and, as you can see from ...

Gregory W. Harmon
Buying Some Energy: XLE Moves Higher
By Gregory W. Harmon - Aug 21, 2014

The energy ETF, SPDR Energy Select Sector Fund (ARCA:XLE), had a remarkable run higher over the first 6 months of the year. But then it stalled out and started to pullback a bit. Crude oil rolled over...

Chris Ciovacco
Fed Minutes Fail To Spook Bulls
By Chris Ciovacco - Aug 21, 2014

Fed Minutes Fail To Spook Bulls While it is next to impossible to discern what made stocks rally after the Fed minutes were released, we can offer a few plausible explanations: The market knows an ...