Why Stock Market Signals Outweigh Headlines: Lessons from A Pandemic

The Misdirection The New York Times (NYT) created buzz with a report alleging that members of the Trump administration enabled “elite traders” to profit off the coronavirus-driven collapse in the stock market. While the administration confidently reassured the public about the coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the administration reportedly shared their concerns about “uncertainties” at a … Read more

A Stock Market Cooling – Above the 40 (October 16, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 56.5% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 53.1% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 27.4 Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary The stock market made a bullish move last week as financials broke out, but I noted … Read more

Stock Bulls Add A Piece of the Puzzle, Challenges Remain

Stock Market Commentary In my last post, I concluded that the stock market rebound made the market look “stronger than before.” Today’s big rally went beyond the call of duty. The S&P 500 (SPY) and NASDAQ (COMPQX) showed off their increased strength by closing well above their respective upper Bollinger Bands (BBs). While its gain … Read more

Stock Market Rebounds Stronger Than Before – Above the 40 (October 9, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 61.1% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 53.2% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 25.0 Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary Without recognizing the bullish divergence that ended the previous week, last week’s trading dynamic of a … Read more

An Indicator of Stock Market Breadth Nears An Important Milestone

The stock market convincingly followed through on last week’s bullish divergence that indicated strengthening stock market breadth. At the time of the bullish divergence, AT40 (T2108), the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs), powered higher even as the S&P 500 (SPY) lost 1.0%. The index also suffered a 50DMA breakdown. … Read more

Soliton Stock Tries Bottoming Ahead of Key Industry Event

Soliton Stock While the general stock market sold off in September, medical device company Soliton (SOLY) finally came alive. So far, the momentum continues into this month with Soliton’s stock closing at a 2 1/2 month high. SOLY is forming a potential bottom with a higher low and two higher highs including a breakout above … Read more

Hinge As a Promising Video Dating Growth Platform for Match Group

I just finished writing about how I misread Match Group (MTCH) early in the pandemic. Now I understand Match.com as a major enabler of dating in a space and time where physical meeting is fraught with more than the usual worries. A Yahoo Finance interview with Justin McLeod, the founder and CEO of dating app … Read more

A Bullish Divergence for Stocks Even As President Falls to the Coronavirus – Above the 40 (October 2, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 41.8% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (ranged from 25.8% to 42.8%) AT200 = 42.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs (ranged from 39.2% to 45.5%) VIX = 27.6 Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary Last Friday was the kind of … Read more

The Stock Market Pushes Through Its 50DMA Resistance – Above the 40 (September 28, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 33.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 42.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 26.2 Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary The major indices bounced out of oversold trading conditions only to face down the immediate challenge … Read more

A Housing Boom Rapidly Emerges from Recovery – Housing Market Review (September, 2020)

Housing Market Intro and Summary The pandemic recession ended for housing in July. August demonstrated that an all-out housing boom is underway. I was expecting the housing data to start normalizing. Instead, demand pushed ever higher and supply tightened further. Housing Stocks Toll Brothers (TOL) started last week with a preliminary report on net new … Read more