Stock Markets Analysis & Opinion

Strawberry Blonde
Small Caps SeeingTurbulence
By Strawberry Blonde - May 18, 2014

The following Year-to-date percentage gained/lost graph of the Major Indices shows that the Small Cap Index (Russel 2000) has dropped by 5.22% since January 1st of this year, a significant variance ...

Midnight Trader
Broad U.S. Markets Notch Weekly Declines
By Midnight Trader - May 16, 2014

A late surge lifted U.S. stocks to a positive close Friday, with gains for shares of consumer and technology companies pacing gains following better-than-expected earnings for several of those ...

Ryan Mallory
Today's Trading Plan: Cue The Dip Buyers
By Ryan Mallory - May 16, 2014

Pre-market update: Asian markets traded 1.0% lower.  European markets are trading flat. US futures are trading flat ahead of the market open.  Economic reports due out (all times are eastern): Housing...

Doug Short
S&P Snapshot: The Two-Day Selloff Ends
By Doug Short - May 16, 2014

The S&P 500 snapped a two-day selloff with a modest gain, thanks to a rally in the final 90 minutes of trading. The pre-open positive report for April housing starts wasn't a market mover. The S&P ...

Gary Gordon
The Great ETF Rotation Is Accelerating
By Gary Gordon - May 16, 2014

Back on April 9, I talked about a “Great Rotation” away from momentum plays (e.g., biotech, Internet, small-cap growth, etc.). Where did the smart money go? Demand had been picking up for the least ...

Alexandros Yfantis
A Technical Look At The U.S. Indices
By Alexandros Yfantis - May 16, 2014

In the last couple of weeks every time we posted an analysis on US indices, we mentioned the same characteristics that the markets continue to show over the last couple of months and with no clear ...

Chris Ciovacco
Guideposts And Risk Management
By Chris Ciovacco - May 16, 2014

Schizophrenic Market Still With Us In a May 14 article, we discussed ways to reduce personal bias and increase investment flexibility. Since today's market is continuing a pattern of schizophrenic ...

Guy S. Ortmann, CMT
Most Supports Hold    
By Guy S. Ortmann, CMT - May 16, 2014

Data Remains Mixed Opinion Our expectation of some sideways to positive action in markets yesterday fell on deaf ears as the indexes declined on negative breath and heavier volume. Yet, at the risk of...