A Two-Speed Stock Market Remains on Edge – Above the 40 (July 2, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 53.9% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (2-month low)AT200 = 25.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 34.7Short-term Trading Call: neutral Stock Market Commentary The damage in the stock market the previous week looked strong enough to eventually take trading conditions … Read more

Financials Struggle At All-Time Highs

This post is essentially an addendum to “Resilience Cracks: Market’s Bearish Divergence Ends In Topping Pattern.” Financials in the form of the SPDRS Select Sector Financial ETF (XLF) finally achieved an all-time high last month. XLF jumped on December 12, 2019 and trickled higher to the all-time high from there. Since that point, XLF has … Read more

Fed Minutes Put A Bow On Earlier Fedspeak on Rate Hikes

“Most participants judged that if incoming data were consistent with economic growth picking up in the second quarter, labor market conditions continuing to strengthen, and inflation making progress toward the Committee’s 2 percent objective, then it likely would be appropriate for the Committee to increase the target range for the federal funds rate in June…Some … Read more

It Only Takes 5 Million Dollars To Buy A Home

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on February 5, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} In previous pieces on the real estate market, I have referenced how cash buyers and buyers with very high credit scores have provided the main buying power in the housing … Read more

Following The Insider Buy of 2012: Dimon Increases JPMorgan Chase Holdings By 18%

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on July 24, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) I have been trying to create a shopping list of stocks for any sell-offs in the next month or so as plays on trading the final months going into November’s presidential … Read more

T2108 Update (June 11, 2012) – False Hope and A Fade

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are posted on twitter using the #120trade hashtag) T2108 Status: 24.2% VIX Status: 23.6 … Read more

T2108 Update (June 7, 2012) – Dangerous Fade

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are posted on twitter using the #120trade hashtag) T2108 Status: 24.9% VIX Status: 21.7 … Read more

T2108 Update (June 6, 2012) – The Power of Oversold Again

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are posted on twitter using the #120trade hashtag) T2108 Status: 26.2% (Terminates previous oversold … Read more

Chart Review – JPMorgan Chase Ends the Week Where It Began: Flatline for The Year

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) began the week with all of its gains for 2012 erased in the wake of news of its hedging losses. JPM ended the week in the same place after having dropped as much as another 3.9%. The brief rally from the lows carried strong buying volume. This action looks like a temporary … Read more

T2108 Update (May 23, 2012) – Oversold Period Ends While Risks Remain High

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are posted on twitter using the #120trade hashtag) T2108 Status: 22.5% (Last oversold period … Read more