Saber rattling with North Korea has dominated the headlines, but really, it’s still mostly about the earnings as peak earnings season nears its completion. The reason we are still in a bull market is that both earnings and economic reports have been generally very positive.  However, bearish seasonality and an over-extended Dow (scoring 10 straight…click to read more.

“Down but not out” might be a good way to describe the U.S. markets these days.  The S&P 500 is about 3% off of it’s high, and the Dow is on pace for the worst month in 15 months.  All major markets except the Nasdaq have slipped below their 50-day moving average, oil is dropping,…click to read more.

Major markets continue to drift lower amidst geopolitical uneasiness.  For the first time since the election, the S&P 500 and the Dow have closed below their 50-day moving averages.  The Nasdaq remains above, but has also been soft lately.  The next major support on the S&P 500 is 2316, which equates to the 20 day…click to read more.

A large intraday swing resulted from Janet Yellin’s FOMC minutes discussion.  Though no interest rate announcements were forthcoming, the Fed’s goal for reducing its bond holdings spooked the market and wiped out intraday gains.  Despite the disappointment, major markets are still holding key support levels, including the 50-day moving average. All sectors are flat, except…click to read more.

Political fallout left Wall Street worrying about the timing of President Trump’s market-friendly policy plans earlier this week.  A single day drop in the S&P Tuesday was the largest since September.  Now the major impact to the agenda lies in a Congressional vote on the Obamacare replacement bill, which is expected to be a close…click to read more.

All major U.S. markets popped after President Trump’s speech to the joint chambers of Congress.  The Dow broke above 21K, and the S&P 500 eclipsed the 2400 level for the first time.  This came one day after the longest consecutive winning streak in 30 years in the Dow was broken.  Another price action of note…click to read more.

All major U.S. markets are hitting on all cylinders, and sentiment is starting to reach the “greed” level.  Stocks hit new records six straight days.  Even the Russell, which had struggled to make new highs while caught in a range, has finally broken out as well, though not in a very strong fashion.  Much of…click to read more.

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