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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 ...

Declan Fallon
Nasdaq Takes A Small Loss
By Declan Fallon - Aug 21, 2014

It was more of the same from the Semiconductor index: a solid gain which took the index ever closer to 652 resistance. All of which is helping the NASDAQ and Nasdaq 100 maintain their push to all-time...

Gareth Soloway
The Level To Short The Boeing Company
By Gareth Soloway - Aug 21, 2014

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has bounced almost 10% since it made its pivot low on August 6th, 2014. This has been a fantastic pop as the stock market has surged back towards the all-time highs. If ...

The Night Owl Trader
Thursday Depends On ES Pivot
By The Night Owl Trader  - Aug 21, 2014

The Hoot Actionable ideas for the busy trader delivered daily right up front Thursday higher only if ES stays above pivot, otherwise lower. ES pivot 1980.75. Holding above is bullish. Friday bias ...

Charles Sizemore
Choosing The Right Dividend ETF
By Charles Sizemore - Aug 21, 2014

Well, it happened — again. The 10-Year Treasury fell all the way to 2.3% last week on a string of bad geopolitical news and mixed economic data. The last time yields were this low was June of last ...