The S&P 500 made small gains this week, both recovering from a test of recent support, and breaking out to new highs, before settling into a continued sideways action.  Technology has been an area of relative strength as the Nasdaq has been steadily grinding higher, and small caps have remained in an uptrend, albeit with…click to read more.

The positive sentiment remains in the markets for the near term in a bullish flag pattern, though the momentum to the upside has slowed during the last few trading sessions.  In some ways, this may be a healthy sign as the market seems to be digesting its gains.  A very predictable result of the July…click to read more.

Despite a rough day highlighted by a shooting attack in California, the S&P 500 remains firmly in the middle of our well established trading range.  The Nasdaq is showing relative strength as it flirted with recent highs.  We are coming into a season that should be decidedly bullish going forward.  Economic data has sent mixed…click to read more.

The S&P 500 is now squarely back in the middle of the range where it has spent most of its time since early 2015.  In order to get there, the S&P has surge over 10% in just a few weeks, and has, in fact, gone higher than it was prior to the drop that occurred…click to read more.

The S&P 500 this week has charged above the 200 day moving average, pulled back to it, and bounced off of it to the upside.  The bounce was assisted by dovish comments from Janet Yellin this week after the FOMC meeting, leaving the market in the middle of the trading range that has been the…click to read more.

The S&P 500 has run up, bumped up against resistance, and failed to decisively break through just yet.  Softness was seen in the retail data overall, and specifically with Walmart due to poor guidance.  Despite lower gas prices, the data suggests that people are not taking that extra discretionary money to the stores to spend. …click to read more.

The markets have been mostly positive this week with the S&P 500 fighting its way back to the top of its current range.  The 2000 level has both technical and psychological resistance at this point, and time will tell if there is enough conviction and volume to power higher still.  A down trending 50 day…click to read more.

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