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9:48 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘My pulse rate had shot up to 120 as I gasped my way into the ER’: Italy resumes AstraZeneca vaccine, and tightens lockdown More than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut downMore than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut down.
8:18 a.m. March 18, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: Dow industrials take flight amid surging Treasury yields Focus: 10-year yield continues to take flight, TNX, NDAQ, DHI, XPO, VNOMU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating as market rotation persists after the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday policy statement. Against this backdrop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has extended a break atop the 33,000 mark, as the Nasdaq Composite vies to simply maintain a posture atop its 50-day moving average.
8:53 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting rotational breakouts, S&P 500 rallies to record highs Focus: Transports digest March breakout, McDonald’s stages trendline breakout, IYT, MCD, VIRT, CROX, SAVETechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have staged tandem breakouts — tagging all-time highs — though amid March price action that remains uneven, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:28 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting rotational breakouts, S&P 500 rallies to record highs Focus: Transports digest March breakout, McDonald’s stages trendline breakout, IYT, MCD, VIRT, CROX, SAVEBroadly speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically, though the March price action remains uneven. Amid the cross currents, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have staged tandem breakouts — tagging all-time highs — while the Nasdaq Composite has sustained a break to firmer technical ground, though it remains far from record territory.
1:26 p.m. March 13, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 ‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check’‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check.’
8:50 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a technical question mark, S&P 500 violates the 50-day average Focus: 10-year Treasury note yield continues to take flight, Sector leaders remain in divergence mode, TNX, XLF, IYT, QQQU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a stronger-than-expected monthly jobs report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its 50-day moving average for the first time since November, though amid a downturn that gets low marks for bearish style. The prevailing bigger-picture technicals are not one-size-fits-all.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market cross currents: Late-month divergence persists Focus: 10-year yield matches S&P 500’s dividend yield, Financials take flight, TNX, XLF, F, ETN, ZG, HDU.S. stocks are lower early Thursday, pressured as persistently surging U.S. Treasury yields present a market headwind. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have largely weathered the recent market whipsaw, though amid increasingly uneven price action.
7:29 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Stock-market bears have failed again — what to watch for next Also, a conditional trade for the S&P 500Also, a conditional trade for the S&P 500.
8:14 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500 maintains the breakout point Focus: Nasdaq 100 holds 50-day average, Industrials tag record highs, Airlines take flight, QQQ, XLI, JETS, UAL, ORCL, WIXU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising in the wake of a pronounced market whipsaw. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have maintained major support, rising amid rotational, and still largely bullish, late-month price action.
8:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:10 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a market divergence, Nasdaq violates the breakout point Focus: Energy and Metals & Mining sectors take flight, Apple ventures under major support, XLE, XME, AAPL, NUE, SIGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended a downturn from recent record highs, pressured amid increasingly uneven late-month price action.
6:32 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
How to trade the S&P 500 index after Wednesday’s big drop More trades: VIX ‘spike peak’ buy signal, the bullish January Seasonal trade, and a conditional S&P 500 sell signalHere’s when to turn bearish.
8:40 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Financials digest January breakout, Retail sector continues to take flight, XLF, XRT, PRU, FSLR, RIO, SRNETechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher, rising amid rotational market price action, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:16 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation, S&P 500 presses record territory Focus: Financials digest January breakout, Retail sector continues to take flight, XLF, XRT, PRU, FSLR, RIO, SRNETechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to trend higher amid rotational market price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has challenged its range top early Tuesday, rising to press record territory from a shaky, but successful, test of its breakout point.
8:53 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands Focus: Rising interest rates and energy prices signal reflation trade, 10-year yield and crude oil take flight, TNX, USO, AMD, SEDG, CSCOTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a near-term holding pattern, pulling in modestly from all-time highs. Still, the slight downturn punctuates previously aggressive January breakouts amid a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
8:29 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a decisive 2021 breakout: U.S. benchmarks clear 20-day volatility bands Focus: Rising interest rates and energy prices signal reflation trade, 10-year yield and crude oil take flight, TNX, USO, AMD, SEDG, CSCOTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks have asserted a near-term holding pattern, pulling in modestly from all-time highs. Still, the slight downturn punctuates previously aggressive January breakouts amid a still comfortably bullish bigger-picture backdrop.
7:54 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting January breakouts, U.S. benchmarks tag round-number milestones Focus: Financials and regional banks take flight amid surging Treasury yields, Health care sector tags record highs, XLF, KRE, XLV, AMAT, SWKS, DXCMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising to punctuate an early-week whipsaw. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has tagged its latest record high as well as a round-number milestone — S&P 3,800, Nasdaq 13,000 and Dow 31,000.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 challenges record highs Focus: 10-year yield takes flight, Oil & Gas Exploration ETF extends uptrend, TNX, XOP, DVN, AA, LITEU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising as Treasury yields take flight amid a receding U.S. election overhang. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has tagged a nominal record high early Wednesday, while the Dow industrials have broken more firmly to record territory, rising within view of the 31,000 mark.
4:37 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
This stock market is starting to look like that of a year ago — but it’s still too early to sell The euphoria of both year-end 2019 and year-end 2017 led to nasty market declines the following FebruaryThe euphoria of both year-end 2019 and year-end 2017 led to nasty market declines the following February.
6:57 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Watch this stock-market signal now that a warning shot has been fired No confirmed sell signals and one new buy signalNo confirmed sell signals and one new buy signal.
7:42 a.m. Dec. 17, 2020 - By Louis D’Anella
These are the last days of small government and investors need to prepare for ‘neofiscalism’ Government is going to take a bigger role in the economy and that will affect your investment decisionsGovernment is going to take a bigger role in the economy and that will affect your investment decisions.
5:50 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Timothy D. Lytton
Businesses don’t need special immunity from coronavirus liability — Mitch McConnell is wrong about a coming ‘avalanche’ of ‘frivilous’ lawsuits ‘Reasonable care’ sets a clear standard that protects business owners ‘Reasonable care’ sets a clear standard that protects business owners‘Reasonable care’ sets a clear standard that protects business owners.
8:32 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a grinding-higher uptrend: S&P 500 approaches next technical target Focus: Nasdaq 100 extends late-year breakout, QQQ, ADSK, MNST, TGT, XEC, PLUGTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to press record territory, broadly rising amid grinding-higher late-year price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting rallies to their latest record closes, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has registered three straight closes atop the 30,000 mark for the first time on record.
10:09 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Why shares of Chinese companies could soon be more expensive Congress approves delisting Chinese companies that flout U.S. accounting rules — and investors pay the priceCongress approves delisting Chinese companies that flout U.S. accounting rules — and investors pay the price.
8:03 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting bullish follow-through, S&P 500 approaches 3,700 mark Focus: Airlines tag nine-month highs, Boeing extends recovery attempt, FedEx breakout attempt ahead of earnings, JETS, BA, FDX, DDS, SIMO, CALU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a lackluster monthly jobs report strengthened the case for fiscal-stimulus measures. Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has extended its December breakout, rising to tag nominal new record highs.
6:26 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
How to trade the post-Thanksgiving stock market Where the S&P 500 is going after reaching new highsWhere the S&P 500 is going after reaching new highs.
5:50 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By William Barritt
Beware of ‘zombie’ companies running rampant in the stock market A total of 19%, or 571 companies, in the Russell 3000 Index are considered unviableA total of 19%, or 571 companies, in the Russell 3000 Index are considered unviable, writes William Barritt.
11:44 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By CD Moriarty
How essential workers with little free time can get their fiscal house in order To start, there are three things you can do from home with easeTo start, there are three things you can do from home with ease.
4:28 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Another bullish factor for the S&P 500: strong seasonal trends come with Thanksgiving turkey Maintain a bullish stance unless the S&P 500 closes below 3,500 Maintain a bullish stance unless the S&P 500 closes below 3,500.
9:48 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
These drug distribution stocks have a built-in defense against Amazon Pharmacy This market pro is holding McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen in client portfoliosThis market pro is holding McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen in client portfolios.
7:58 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Stock-market readings are now bullish — but this is the crucial S&P support level to watch This year has been historic for put-call ratios; here’s what that meansThis year has been historic for put-call ratios; here’s what that means.
8:46 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 30,000 as bullish sector rotation persists Focus: Japan approaches 20-year highs, Retail sector tags record close, Consumer staples take flight, EWJ, XRT, XLP, AMAT, SPWR, DALTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently registered record closes, rising amid still healthy market rotation and expanding sector participation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the approach of Dow 30,000 as bullish sector rotation persists Focus: Japan approaches 20-year highs, Retail sector tags record close, Consumer staples take flight, EWJ, XRT, XLP, AMAT, SPWR, DALTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to rise amid firmly-bullish November price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have concurrently registered record closes, to start this week, amid still healthy market rotation and expanding sector participation.
11:24 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Why value stocks could rally in the Biden administration’s first 100 days Value historically has performed best after new presidents take officeValue historically has performed best after new presidents take office.
3:12 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Robert Pozen
Americans need another stimulus bill now to get through 9 more months of the coronavirus pandemic U.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliestU.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.
3:11 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By David Sullivan
We might get back to normal even before a vaccine by using this century-old method to treat COVID-19 Blood-plasma therapy could be an effective way to treat people with coronavirus and prevent it from spreadingBlood plasma therapy could be an effective way to treat people with coronavirus and prevent it from spreading.
7:27 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Lawrence G. McMillan
Beware a nasty reversal if the S&P 500 doesn’t reach a fresh all-time closing high How to trade a potential S&P 500 breakout and a shift in volatilityHow to trade a potential S&P 500 breakout and a shift in volatility.
4:46 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Jay Lipman
Investors are losing patience with Big Tech over its lax policing of harmful internet content Media companies have a responsibility to disseminate fair, accurate and inclusive contentMedia companies have a responsibility to disseminate fair, accurate and inclusive content.
9:02 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid expanding sector participation, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting market rotation: S&P 500, Dow industrials challenge record highs Sector participation broadens amid market rotation, XLI, XLB, XLF, KRE, IYT, JETS, QQQTechnically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a strong November start, rising amid bullish longer-term trends. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have extended aggressive rally attempts — briefly tagging record highs to start this week — amid market rotation and expanding sector participation.
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