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Here’s where the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) Can Go From Here
Here’s where the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) Can Go From Here
Here’s where the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) Can Go From Here SPY The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is grinding through all-time highs heading into year’s end as the pandemic ravages a third wave in a race for FDA COVID-19 vaccine approvals and dist...
Here’s Where the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) Can Go From Here
Here’s Where the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) Can Go From Here
Here’s Where the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) Can Go From Here SPY The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is the most widely recognized benchmark index for the U.S. equity markets. However, it is important to understand the make-up of the component stocks and th...
Here’s Why the CPI Report will Dictate the Market Bottom
Here’s Why the CPI Report will Dictate the Market Bottom
Here’s Why the CPI Report will Dictate the Market Bottom SPY The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the inflation gauge. Inflation is the rate at which prices are rising and in turn eroding your buying power. It’s released by the U.S. Bureau of Lab...
What to Expect from the Markets in a Recession
What to Expect from the Markets in a Recession
What to Expect from the Markets in a Recession SPY History shows that a recession is a needed pullback to make the markets pliable for new highs The last three recessions occurred in the new millennium Historically, recessions last an average ...
Where is the S&P 500 Going From Here?
Where is the S&P 500 Going From Here?
Where is the S&P 500 Going From Here? SPY The S&P 500 (ASX: SPY) has been making new highs it seems almost every week with a performance of over 16% year-to-date (YTD) in 2021. The question on investor’s minds is how long this strong uptren...
Here’s Where the S&P 500 Tops Out or Goes Parabolic
Here’s Where the S&P 500 Tops Out or Goes Parabolic
Here’s Where the S&P 500 Tops Out or Goes Parabolic SPY The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) has hit two of three upside targets outlined a few weeks ago in MarketBeat original article “S&P 500 in ‘Fake it Til You Make It’ Melt-up Tr...
Here’s What to Expect for the S&P 500 in 2023
Here’s What to Expect for the S&P 500 in 2023
Here’s What to Expect for the S&P 500 in 2023 SPY The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is down (-17.67%) for 2022 as we head into the year-end rebalancing. Technically, the SPY is back in correction territory while the NASDAQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) which is dow...
Where is the S&P 500 Going From Here?
Where is the S&P 500 Going From Here?
Where is the S&P 500 Going From Here? SPY The S&P 500 (ASX: SPY) has been selling off since it peaked at its all-time high of $479.98 on Jan. 3, 2022. Shares fell as low as $410.64 before staging a bounce attempt. Since the pandemic lows of $218....
Tech Titans Propel QQQ: Is A Pullback Looming?
Tech Titans Propel QQQ: Is A Pullback Looming?
Tech Titans Propel QQQ: Is A Pullback Looming? SPY Year-to-date, technology has led the charge in the market's recovery. Without the remarkable performance of a handful of industry, global leading names, the market would be near flat on the year. ...
Is the Bond Market Signaling a Market Bottom?
Is the Bond Market Signaling a Market Bottom?
Is the Bond Market Signaling a Market Bottom? SPY It’s conventional knowledge that stocks and bonds tend to move inversely or have a negative correlation most of the time. When interest rates rise, stocks fall, bond yields rise, and bond pr...
S&P 500's Whirlwind: Big gains, warning whispers & tactical moves
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S&P 500's Whirlwind: Big gains, warning whispers & tactical moves SPY The S&P 500 went into a new bullish trend in early November, with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) gapping up twice since its follow-through day on November 1. ...
Santa Claus Rally? Here’s What Needs to Happen
Santa Claus Rally? Here’s What Needs to Happen
Santa Claus Rally? Here’s What Needs to Happen SPY Updated: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed Wednesday, Nov 30, that smaller interest rate increases are likely ahead even as he sees progress in the fight against inflation as larg...
Outrun a Bear Market with Sector Rotation
Outrun a Bear Market with Sector Rotation
Outrun a Bear Market with Sector Rotation SPY The dreaded bear market implies an economic recession led by a falling stock market. During sharp bear market sell-offs, it appears nothing is spared as panic takes over and the proverbial baby gets thro...
What to Expect From the Q1 Earnings Reporting Season
What to Expect From the Q1 Earnings Reporting Season
What to Expect From the Q1 Earnings Reporting Season SPY There are less than two weeks until the peak of the Q1 earnings reporting season gets underway, and it looks like it could be a good one. Several factors suggest the market rally can continue...
The CPI Data Isn’t As Good As You Think It Is 
The CPI Data Isn’t As Good As You Think It Is 
The CPI Data Isn’t As Good As You Think It Is  SPY The equity markets increased following the June read of CPI, but investors should not be optimistic about the news. As good as cooling inflation is, inflation remains hot, and the market has many h...
The 3 Hot Sectors To Watch During The Summer Reporting Season
The 3 Hot Sectors To Watch During The Summer Reporting Season
The 3 Hot Sectors To Watch During The Summer Reporting Season SPY Market participants may have positioned in May and gone away, but the analysts have remained active. They continue to update the earnings outlook, and the first few reports from S&am...
Cracks In The Labor Market? Not Yet, But They’re Coming 
Cracks In The Labor Market? Not Yet, But They’re Coming 
Cracks In The Labor Market? Not Yet, But They’re Coming  SPY The June employment situation summary revealed weaker-than-expected job growth and a potential crack in the labor market. The news suggests weakening demand for employment and is backed u...
Rally Gains Momentum On Soft PCE Data
Rally Gains Momentum On Soft PCE Data
Rally Gains Momentum On Soft PCE Data SPY The S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) extended its summer rally after softer-than-expected PCE price data. The data is the latest in a string of good news that will help lift the market into mid-summer. The caveat is...
What To Expect From The 2nd Quarter Earnings Cycle 
What To Expect From The 2nd Quarter Earnings Cycle 
What To Expect From The 2nd Quarter Earnings Cycle  SPY The 2nd quarter earnings cycle is just around the corner, and it could be exciting for the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY). The indications are as mixed as they could be, which means we are likely...
Inflation, The Fed, And The Summer Rally 
Inflation, The Fed, And The Summer Rally 
Inflation, The Fed, And The Summer Rally  SPY The market is climbing a wall of worry and may rally into the summer. How high it gets and what happens then is anybody's guess at this point in the game, but upward movement persists. And this is despi...
The Market Has Taken To GE's Transformation, Should You?
The Market Has Taken To GE
The Market Has Taken To GE's Transformation, Should You? SPY The manufacturing giant that is General Electric (NYSE: GE), founded in 1892, needs no introduction. However, the extent of the company's current transformation might be less known to you...
Don’t Get Bullish On The S&P 500 Because Of The CPI Report 
Don’t Get Bullish On The S&P 500 Because Of The CPI Report 
Don’t Get Bullish On The S&P 500 Because Of The CPI Report  SPY The March CPI report sent a ripple of relief through the market, and the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) moving higher, but don’t go chasing prices. The report was better than expect...
Market Gets “Powelled”: S&P 500 Confirms Resistance 
Market Gets “Powelled”: S&P 500 Confirms Resistance 
Market Gets “Powelled”: S&P 500 Confirms Resistance  SPY Traders and investors hoping for good news did not get it from Fed chief Jerome Powell. Mr. Powell, in his prepared remarks to congress, let it be known that inflation is not where the FOMC w...
Inflation Cools, Where Does The S&P 500 Go Now 
Inflation Cools, Where Does The S&P 500 Go Now 
Inflation Cools, Where Does The S&P 500 Go Now  SPY The PCE price index cooled on a month-to-month and YOY basis, precisely what the market wanted to see. The bad news is that the index cooled less than expected at the core level YOY and remains ho...
Two More Reasons This Bear Market Isn’t Over 
Two More Reasons This Bear Market Isn’t Over 
Two More Reasons This Bear Market Isn’t Over  SPY Goldman Sachs Says 2023 Outlook Too Optimistic  Goldman Sachs analysts Ben Snyder issued a letter to investors echoing a sentiment we share. In his note, he says the 2023 outlook for S&P 5...
This Still Isn’t A Buyable Bottom For Stocks 
This Still Isn’t A Buyable Bottom For Stocks 
This Still Isn’t A Buyable Bottom For Stocks  SPY There’s Hope In The Market But The Technical Outlook Is Gloomy Equities began the week with a strong bounce and the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) gained more than 2.6% by midday. As strong as t...
This Isn’t A Buyable Bottom For Stocks 
This Isn’t A Buyable Bottom For Stocks 
This Isn’t A Buyable Bottom For Stocks  SPY The Stock Market Bottomed, But …  Equity markets hit a bottom a few weeks ago but we would not call it a buyable bottom. There are numerous risks facing today's market that have so clouded th...
Stock Market Downgrades Are Dragging The S&P 500 Lower 
Stock Market Downgrades Are Dragging The S&P 500 Lower 
Stock Market Downgrades Are Dragging The S&P 500 Lower  SPY Equities Under Pressure, Margins Tighten, And Outlook Dims  It is no secret that equities have increased pressure due to tightening margins. While the split between companies is abou...
A Reversal In The S&P 500 Is Confirmed 
A Reversal In The S&P 500 Is Confirmed 
A Reversal In The S&P 500 Is Confirmed  SPY Investors Run To Cash, S&P 500 Enters Reversal  We recently saw a headline that made us ask “what?!?” because it said an uptrend in the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) had been confirmed...
Three Stocks To Ride Out A Rough Market 
Three Stocks To Ride Out A Rough Market 
Three Stocks To Ride Out A Rough Market  SPY Value, Yield, And Growth That You Can Count On  We could expound for days on the risks facing the market and the potential depth of the oncoming correction but we won’t. Today we're here to t...
Volatility Spikes On Russian Aggression, Equity Markets Reverse 
Volatility Spikes On Russian Aggression, Equity Markets Reverse 
Volatility Spikes On Russian Aggression, Equity Markets Reverse  SPY Equity Markets Reverse On Spiking Volatility Russian aggression in Ukraine remains unchecked and is driving volatility in global markets. The latest news has Putin manipulating c...
What A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Means For The Market 
What A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Means For The Market 
What A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Means For The Market  SPY The Market Bottoms In Wake Of Ukraine Invasion  As dire as the news from Ukraine and Russia is, the selloff in equities sparked by the crisis appears to have already hit bottom. The...
Market Rally To Continue After Fed Gives Traders What They Wanted
Market Rally To Continue After Fed Gives Traders What They Wanted
Market Rally To Continue After Fed Gives Traders What They Wanted SPY The FOMC news was good for the market despite failing to indicate when the first interest rate cut would come. While the timing of reductions is questionable, the Fed reaffirmed ...
4 takeaways from the first day of trading in 2024
4 takeaways from the first day of trading in 2024
4 takeaways from the first day of trading in 2024 SPY The first day of 2024 trading has come and gone, and the signs they sent are not good. Between market leaders confirming a top, the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) retreating, and the VIX (NDEXCBOE:...
What to expect from the Q1 earnings reporting cycle
What to expect from the Q1 earnings reporting cycle
What to expect from the Q1 earnings reporting cycle SPY The New Year is almost upon us and, with it, the next earnings reporting cycle. The calendar Q1/fiscal Q4 cycle is expected to bring another quarter of growth for the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SP...
Watch for bears as S&P 500 slices 200-day line
Watch for bears as S&P 500 slices 200-day line
Watch for bears as S&P 500 slices 200-day line SPY The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) is trading below its 200-day line, a signal that more declines may be in the cards. The S&P 500 rallied to a high of 4607 on July 27, before roll...
Simon Property Group's 7.2% Dividend Has Insiders Buying In Bulk
Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group's 7.2% Dividend Has Insiders Buying In Bulk SPY People often forget that, despite the presence of trading bots and algorithms, the majority of the market is comprised of people with one common goal: to make the bottom number bi...
These are the Top 3 Sectors for 3rd Quarter Profit Growth
These are the Top 3 Sectors for 3rd Quarter Profit Growth
These are the Top 3 Sectors for 3rd Quarter Profit Growth SPY The Q2 earnings season is all but finished, and the Q3 is fast approaching. This means it's time to focus on which sectors and companies are in the best position to deliver outperformanc...
The New Normal: 5 Charts That Could Change Your Perspective
The New Normal: 5 Charts That Could Change Your Perspective
The New Normal: 5 Charts That Could Change Your Perspective SPY The times have changed, and many in our society have no idea how much. The FOMC increased interest rates at an historic pace over the past 18 months, and it will be years before the im...
This is a Golden Time to Buy Beaten Down Oil Stocks
This is a Golden Time to Buy Beaten Down Oil Stocks
This is a Golden Time to Buy Beaten Down Oil Stocks SPY A combination of factors, including the supply/demand imbalance, OPEC+ production cuts, and the oil charts, suggest this is a golden time to buy oil and oil stocks. Regarding the oil price (NY...
Earnings vs. Headwinds: Mixed Signals For S&P's 2023 Performance
Earnings vs. Headwinds: Mixed Signals For S&P
Earnings vs. Headwinds: Mixed Signals For S&P's 2023 Performance SPY Where is the S&P headed in the second half of 2023? So far, the large-cap index is down 1% in July, after declining the week ended July 6 in light holiday-week trade.  A...
Tyson Foods Becomes a Value Play, Cyclical Bull Run Coming
Tyson Foods Becomes a Value Play, Cyclical Bull Run Coming
Tyson Foods Becomes a Value Play, Cyclical Bull Run Coming SPY It is no secret that most food and agricultural stocks, as measured by the VanEck Agribusiness ETF (NYSEARCA: MOO), have underperformed during the past year. On an absolute returns...
Hot Inflation, What It Means For The Summer Rally 
Hot Inflation, What It Means For The Summer Rally 
Hot Inflation, What It Means For The Summer Rally  SPY The PCE price index came hotter than expected and will profoundly impact the market. The index accelerated at the core and headline levels and on a month-to-month and YOY basis which can lead t...
This Is Why The S&P 500 Could Have A Strong Summer Rally 
This Is Why The S&P 500 Could Have A Strong Summer Rally 
This Is Why The S&P 500 Could Have A Strong Summer Rally  SPY MarketBeat analyst Kate Stalter recently pointed out that the typical sell-in-May-and-go-away approach to investing could be the wrong one in 2023. Not only are their seasonal factors in p...
The S&P 500: Don’t Trust The Wave Of Bullish Sentiment
The S&P 500: Don’t Trust The Wave Of Bullish Sentiment
The S&P 500: Don’t Trust The Wave Of Bullish Sentiment SPY Equity markets have been moving higher for the last 2 months on a wave of bullish sentiment that may take the S&P 500 up another notch or 2. The problem is that this wave of sentiment i...
This Is Why You Shouldn’t Be So Happy About The Labor Data
This Is Why You Shouldn’t Be So Happy About The Labor Data
This Is Why You Shouldn’t Be So Happy About The Labor Data SPY The January non-farm payrolls report was much stronger than expected, and the market cheered. The takeaway, at first glance, is that the economy is doing well while inflation is cooling...
Can We Trust The Rally In The S&P 500 
Can We Trust The Rally In The S&P 500 
Can We Trust The Rally In The S&P 500  SPY The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is marching higher on signs that inflation has peaked, but it is not a rally you should trust. The latest reads on CPI and PPI confirmed this peak, which may be confirmed la...
The S&P 500 Just Flashed A Significant Signal 
The S&P 500 Just Flashed A Significant Signal 
The S&P 500 Just Flashed A Significant Signal  SPY No one can say with 100% certainty that the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is about to crash but, technically speaking, the S&P 500 just flashed a significant signal and isn’t a good one. Th...
What To Expect From The Q4 Earnings Reporting Season 
What To Expect From The Q4 Earnings Reporting Season 
What To Expect From The Q4 Earnings Reporting Season  SPY If the Q3 earnings reporting season can be used as a guide the Q4 season will the worst since the pandemic began. At face value, the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) was able to post earnings gro...
How High Can the Fed Go? How to Trade it
How High Can the Fed Go? How to Trade it
How High Can the Fed Go? How to Trade it SPY Here's the simple answer to the “how high can the Fed go?” question: a lot higher. Not only does inflation still rage on, but the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is still well below its ...
Watch These 3 Economic Reports to Impact Interest Rate Hikes
Watch These 3 Economic Reports to Impact Interest Rate Hikes
Watch These 3 Economic Reports to Impact Interest Rate Hikes SPY The S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) is trading down (-25%) for the year, which is technically bear market territory. The major driver for falling stock markets and the rising U...
It’s Time To Embrace Another 25% Decline In The S&P 500
It’s Time To Embrace Another 25% Decline In The S&P 500
It’s Time To Embrace Another 25% Decline In The S&P 500 SPY It was only two days ago I predicted another drop in the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY), and oh, what a difference those days have made. Since then, we’ve got not one but two horribly b...
This Is What To Expect From The S&P 500 Now
This Is What To Expect From The S&P 500 Now
This Is What To Expect From The S&P 500 Now SPY The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) 3rd quarter earnings reporting season is fast approaching and it's time to start preparing for what could be a very bad season. While there are some glimmers that infla...
Did The FOMC Put A Bottom In The S&P 500?
Did The FOMC Put A Bottom In The S&P 500?
Did The FOMC Put A Bottom In The S&P 500? SPY FOMC Hikes Rates 0.75% And Market Cheers  The FOMC gave the market what it wanted and hiked rates by only 75 basis points despite indications inflation continues to run rampant. The FOMC also indi...
Earnings Revisions: Why You Shouldn’t Count On A Rebound In Stocks ... Yet
Earnings Revisions: Why You Shouldn’t Count On A Rebound In Stocks ... Yet
Earnings Revisions: Why You Shouldn’t Count On A Rebound In Stocks ... Yet SPY Earnings Outlook Softens In The Face Of Economic Uncertainty  The only thing certain about the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is that its value is based on the expect...
The Q2 Earnings Season Could Be A Bloodbath 
The Q2 Earnings Season Could Be A Bloodbath 
The Q2 Earnings Season Could Be A Bloodbath  SPY Revlon Puts The Fear Of Bankruptcy Into The Market  If the latest news from Revlon (NYSE: REV) is any indication of what to expect from the Q2 earnings reporting season we just got really scare...
Inflation, An Economic Winter Is Approaching 
Inflation, An Economic Winter Is Approaching 
Inflation, An Economic Winter Is Approaching  SPY Inflation Is Out Of Control, And It’s Not Getting Fixed  It doesn’t matter if the May CPI data is hot or not, if it shows a peak or not, because high inflation is here to stay for ...
The S&P 500 Could Fall Another 28%
The S&P 500 Could Fall Another 28%
The S&P 500 Could Fall Another 28% SPY Inflation Accelerates Year-Over-Year And Prices Are Still Rising  If there is one key takeaway from the April CPI and PPI data it is that inflation has not peaked and prices are still rising. Our take on...
Is The FOMC About To Spark A Massive Stock Market Correction?
Is The FOMC About To Spark A Massive Stock Market Correction?
Is The FOMC About To Spark A Massive Stock Market Correction? SPY Where Does The S&P 500 Go From Here? Stock market action on Friday, April 29th was very bearish for the major indices including the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY). The S&P 500 ...
What To Expect From Q1 2022 Earnings Season 
What To Expect From Q1 2022 Earnings Season 
What To Expect From Q1 2022 Earnings Season  SPY There Is An Underlying Weakness In The Market  The Q1 2022 S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) earnings reporting season is set up for kick-off in about a week when JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and some ...
A Stock Market Correction Worse Than The Pandemic?
A Stock Market Correction Worse Than The Pandemic?
A Stock Market Correction Worse Than The Pandemic? SPY It’s Time To Hoard Cash  The new chatter on Wall Street is that a stock market correction worse than the pandemic is brewing for the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY). Whether or not that...
The Growing Case For A Major Stock Market Correction
The Growing Case For A Major Stock Market Correction
The Growing Case For A Major Stock Market Correction SPY What Goes Up, Must Come Down, Eventually  If you are worried about an impending correction you have good reason to be. There are a number of factors weighing on the broad market S&P...
What To Expect From The Q4 Earnings Cycle 
What To Expect From The Q4 Earnings Cycle 
What To Expect From The Q4 Earnings Cycle  SPY It’s Time To Get Ready For Q4 2021 Earnings With the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) Q4 earnings cycle having already started, it is time to get ready for the peak of the season. The peak is still q...
This Is What To Expect From The Q3 Earnings Cycle
This Is What To Expect From The Q3 Earnings Cycle
This Is What To Expect From The Q3 Earnings Cycle SPY Investors Should Brace For The Worst The analysts are expecting good things from the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) during the Q3 earnings season, as are we, but that's not what investors should b...
How Deep Can This Stock Market Correction Go?
How Deep Can This Stock Market Correction Go?
How Deep Can This Stock Market Correction Go? SPY The Stock Market Sell-Off Gains Momentum If you are asking the question, how deep can this stock market correction go, the real simple answer is all the way to the bottom. It is incredibly unlikely...
The S&P 500 Are Approaching An Earnings Cliff
The S&P 500 Are Approaching An Earnings Cliff
The S&P 500 Are Approaching An Earnings Cliff SPY What To Expect From The Second-Quarter Earnings Cycle With the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) second-quarter earnings cycle already underway now is a good time to get a grip on what to expect during p...
Beware the Goldilocks Labor Data
Beware the Goldilocks Labor Data
Beware the Goldilocks Labor Data SPY Goldilocks NFP Numbers Lift The S&P 500 The May non-farm payrolls number appears to be a Goldilocks figure but we’re not convinced. It's hot enough for the market to believe economic activity is accel...
Labor Is Leading This Market Higher
Labor Is Leading This Market Higher
Labor Is Leading This Market Higher SPY The Labor Data, Wow,  We recently wrote a very compelling argument about why this market (NYSEARCA: SPY) was due for a correction and we stand by that position. This market is due for a correction but ...
The Q1 Earnings Outlook: Why You Should Be Ready For A Correction
The Q1 Earnings Outlook: Why You Should Be Ready For A Correction
The Q1 Earnings Outlook: Why You Should Be Ready For A Correction SPY What To Expect From The S&P 500 Q1 Earnings Season  One of our favorite data points to track is the weekly earnings consensus estimates from Factset. As good as the we...
What Factors Will Drive S&P 500 Performance This Year?
What Factors Will Drive S&P 500 Performance This Year?
What Factors Will Drive S&P 500 Performance This Year? SPY If there’s one question investors are always pondering, it’s this: Where is the market headed?  Many investors feel a sense of relief after the broad markets rebounded in ...
5 Low Beta, High-Yield Stocks for Your Low-Risk Income Portfolio
5 Low Beta, High-Yield Stocks for Your Low-Risk Income Portfolio
5 Low Beta, High-Yield Stocks for Your Low-Risk Income Portfolio SPY The risk to the market is mounting, and with it, volatility. The VIX is up nearly 50% in the last month and heading higher, which means the S&P 500 could be heading lower. Bas...
Three Ways To Find Hot Stocks In A Tepid Market 
Three Ways To Find Hot Stocks In A Tepid Market 
Three Ways To Find Hot Stocks In A Tepid Market  SPY It’s easy to find hot stocks in a hot market because a rising tide lifts all ships. It’s much harder to find hot stocks when the market for the S&P 500 (NYSE: ARCA) is tepid becau...
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Scared Of Inflation
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Scared Of Inflation
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Scared Of Inflation SPY This Is Why The FED Will Hike Rates This Year If the COVID-19 pandemic was the defining Black Swan event of our generation, rising inflation is the white swan event that will dominate our lives f...
SPY vs. QQQ: Which ETF Wins in 2022?
SPY vs. QQQ: Which ETF Wins in 2022?
SPY vs. QQQ: Which ETF Wins in 2022? QQQ Soon autumn leaves will do their best impression of this year’s U.S. stock market— a lot of falling. Barring a miraculous late year run, the major indices will finish in the red for the first ti...
3 Low-Cost ETFs That Are Crushing SPY
3 Low-Cost ETFs That Are Crushing SPY
3 Low-Cost ETFs That Are Crushing SPY SCHG Resilient American consumers. Below normal valuations. Moderating inflation. Artificial intelligence. They're all adding up to a fantastic 2023 for U.S. equities.  Interestingly, this year’s ra...
Here’s Where the S&P 500 (SPY) Should Bottom
Here’s Where the S&P 500 (SPY) Should Bottom
Here’s Where the S&P 500 (SPY) Should Bottom After plummeting near (-35 percent) from its highs, the  S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) bounced back from deep in bear market territory cutting the losses to (-22 percent) off highs on March 26, 2020. E...
The S&P 500 (SPY) is Approaching the Sleeping Giant Monthly Top
The S&P 500 (SPY) is Approaching the Sleeping Giant Monthly Top
The S&P 500 (SPY) is Approaching the Sleeping Giant Monthly Top The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is the most widely accepted benchmark index representing the U.S. stock market. It is the headwinds and a compass for anyone who owns or trades stocks. T...
Where Does the S&P 500 (SPY) Go from Here?
Where Does the S&P 500 (SPY) Go from Here?
Where Does the S&P 500 (SPY) Go from Here? These unprecedented times have been paralleled by unprecedented volatility in the financial markets. The COVID-19 black swan has triggered record-setting price moves in terms of magnitude, velocity and vol...
S&P 500 in ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ Melt-Up Trajectories
S&P 500 in ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ Melt-Up Trajectories
S&P 500 in ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ Melt-Up Trajectories The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) has made an impressive recovery off its March 23, 2020 pandemic lows at $218.26 taking a (-34%) plunge off the Feb. 18th highs of $339.08. The SPY has set up a...
Scalping 103: Short Selling Stocks
Scalping 103: Short Selling Stocks
Scalping 103: Short Selling Stocks The equity markets have seen unprecedented volatility in 2020 triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic black swan event. The S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: SPY) has broken all kinds of records including the fastest drop into...
Why is Bitcoin Failing as a Stock Market Hedge?
Why is Bitcoin Failing as a Stock Market Hedge?
Why is Bitcoin Failing as a Stock Market Hedge? The storied history of Bitcoin (BTC) reveals how the very first block aptly referred to as the Genesis Block, was mined by its anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto on January 3, 2009. On that Genesis Blo...
Energy Sector's Resurgence: 3 Stocks To Buy
Energy Sector
Energy Sector's Resurgence: 3 Stocks To Buy SLB An interesting shift in allocation and performance has occurred over the last month, with the energy sector catching up to the overall market. Over the last month, the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (...
Are We Headed for a Repeat of the December 2018 Sell-Off?
Are We Headed for a Repeat of the December 2018 Sell-Off?
Are We Headed for a Repeat of the December 2018 Sell-Off? As we head into the final weeks of December 2019, traders and investors alike can’t help but wonder if December concludes with the traditional holiday melt-up rally or repeat a brutal m...
Use These ETFs to Gauge the Health of the Markets
Use These ETFs to Gauge the Health of the Markets
Use These ETFs to Gauge the Health of the Markets The U.S. stock market is composed of over 6,000 individual stocks that fluctuate, contract and expand daily like a vast ocean. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average tends to be the most recognized b...
What is the VIX Index? Learning About the Volatility Index
What is the VIX Index? Learning About the Volatility Index SVXY What is the VIX index? The volatility index is also called the VIX index. It launched on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) in 1993. Professor E. Whaley originally develope...
Risk-On In Small-Caps After iShares Russell 2000 ETF Breaks Out
Risk-On In Small-Caps After iShares Russell 2000 ETF Breaks Out
Risk-On In Small-Caps After iShares Russell 2000 ETF Breaks Out UCAR The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE: IWM) has displayed relative weakness and lagged the overall market over the previous year. However, it notably broke that trend last week and f...
How to Hedge Your Portfolio for a Market Sell-Off
How to Hedge Your Portfolio for a Market Sell-Off
How to Hedge Your Portfolio for a Market Sell-Off The 2019 end-of-year market melt-up has been pushing the major benchmark indexes to new all-time highs literally daily. Pundits argue markets are getting closer to the proverbial edge of a market c...
Leveraged ETFs, A Bad Investment But Great for Trading
Leveraged ETFs, A Bad Investment But Great for Trading
Leveraged ETFs, A Bad Investment But Great for Trading UPRO Most investors are familiar with the popular exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) of the major benchmark indexes like the S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY), Dow Jones (NYSEARCA: DIA), and the Nasdaq...
Trading Blueprint for Twitter (TWTR) Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for Twitter (TWTR) Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for Twitter (TWTR) Earnings Report Social media platform Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) reports Q4 2019 earnings pre-market Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 followed by an 8:00am EST conference call. Analysts expectations are for $0.27-earnings pe...
Your Blueprint for Trading Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) Earnings Report
Your Blueprint for Trading Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) Earnings Report
Your Blueprint for Trading Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) Earnings Report Video game maker Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) reports Q4 2019 earnings after the close on Thursday, Jan.30, 2020. This industry leader will provide a lens into the video gaming ...
Playing (SQ) Out-of-the-Money Options for 10X Profits
Playing (SQ) Out-of-the-Money Options for 10X Profits
Playing (SQ) Out-of-the-Money Options for 10X Profits The popularity of options trading continues to flourish, especially in these volatile markets, as traders get enticed to big gains on relatively small cash bets. Unfortunately, many traders put t...
3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from the Coronavirus Contagion
3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from the Coronavirus Contagion
3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from the Coronavirus Contagion The market contagion stemming from the spread of coronavirus has prompted companies to pre-emptively cut top and bottom-line forecasts citing supply chain disruptions and demand unce...
What is a bull trap? A guide to avoiding investment pitfalls
What is a bull trap? A guide to avoiding investment pitfalls ABNB A bull trap occurs when traders take a long position in a down-trending stock that bounces higher only to have it reverse and plunge rapidly. This "traps" the bulls as it resumes its...
3 Intriguing ETFs Trading Under $10 a Share
3 Intriguing ETFs Trading Under $10 a Share
3 Intriguing ETFs Trading Under $10 a Share BBLU As the old investing adage goes, you should never put all your eggs in one 'basket. This can create immense portfolio risk and lead to devastating losses.  Conversely, spreading wealth into a d...
Here are 3 Stocks That Benefit From a Strong U.S. Dollar
Here are 3 Stocks That Benefit From a Strong U.S. Dollar
Here are 3 Stocks That Benefit From a Strong U.S. Dollar UUP A strong U.S. dollar results in more buying power for U.S. importers and U.S. tourists buying products overseas. However, it’s bad news for U.S. companies that export U.S. products o...
Juniper Networks (JNPR) a Laggard Buy During Pandemic Times
Juniper Networks (JNPR) a Laggard Buy During Pandemic Times
Juniper Networks (JNPR) a Laggard Buy During Pandemic Times Network solutions provider Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR) shares have been in a downward trajectory even before the coronavirus outbreak that triggered a (-35%) plunge in the S&P 500 (...
Data Center Strength Underscores Intel (INTC) Stock Buy
Data Center Strength Underscores Intel (INTC) Stock Buy
Data Center Strength Underscores Intel (INTC) Stock Buy Semiconductor giant  Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) shares made decade-long highs at $69.29 on Jan. 24, 2020, in reaction to its Q4 2019 EPS beat by + $0.27. Intel raised Q1 2020 EPS t...
3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from Coronavirus Contagion
3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from Coronavirus Contagion
3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from Coronavirus Contagion The market contagion stemming from the spread of coronavirus has prompted companies to pre-emptively cut top and bottom-line forecasts citing supply chain disruptions and demand uncertain...
Be Careful Chasing the Stockpiling-Themed Stocks
Be Careful Chasing the Stockpiling-Themed Stocks
Be Careful Chasing the Stockpiling-Themed Stocks As the stock market slides from coronavirus fears, anxious consumers are actively emptying out store shelves of necessities including cleaning products, first aid kits, sanitizers, non-perishables and...
Trading Blueprint for CBOE Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for CBOE Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for CBOE Earnings Report The Chicago Board of Exchange Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE) reports Q4 2019 earnings pre-market Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 followed by the 8:30 am EST conference call. Analysts are expecting $1.13-earnings per sha...
Trading Blueprint for Activision (ATVI) Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for Activision (ATVI) Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for Activision (ATVI) Earnings Report Videogame maker Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) reports Q4 2019 earnings post-market Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 followed by a 4:30 pm EST conference call. Analyst's expectations are for $1.19-...
Trading Blueprint for UBER Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for UBER Earnings Report
Trading Blueprint for UBER Earnings Report Rideshare unicorn Uber, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBER) reports Q4 2019 earnings after the close on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Analysts expect losses of ($0.52) earnings per share (EPS) on revenues of $4,045 billion. Im...
Your Blueprint for Trading AMD Earnings Reactions
Your Blueprint for Trading AMD Earnings Reactions
Your Blueprint for Trading AMD Earnings Reactions Semiconductor manufacturer Applied Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) reports Q4 2019 earnings after the close on Tuesday, Jan.28, 2020. Consensus analyst expectations are $0.30-earnings per share (EPS) on ...
Guide to Options Trading: Part Two
Guide to Options Trading: Part Two
Guide to Options Trading: Part Two The Purpose of Options - Hedging The Camry example from our first article in the series was an example of hedging. To catch you up, I came to an agreement with the owner of a Toyota Camry that I’d buy the ...
Tech Titans Upcoming Earnings: Shaping the Markets Fate
Tech Titans Upcoming Earnings: Shaping the Markets Fate
Tech Titans Upcoming Earnings: Shaping the Markets Fate MSFT This week marks a pivotal moment in the financial world as some of the globe's most influential companies unveil their quarterly earnings reports, particularly in the technology sector.&n...
Prescriptions for Portfolio Health: 3 Resilient Healthcare Stocks
Prescriptions for Portfolio Health: 3 Resilient Healthcare Stocks
Prescriptions for Portfolio Health: 3 Resilient Healthcare Stocks UNH Over the last several months, many sectors, industries, and the overall market have come under pressure and experienced significant outflows and waves of selling.  During t...
Will the Energy Sector Continue to Outshine the Market?
Will the Energy Sector Continue to Outshine the Market?
Will the Energy Sector Continue to Outshine the Market? CVX The market has been swept by a sea of red month-do-date (MTD), with the overall market, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) down over 3% MTD. Apart from one sector, most sectors and indus...
Why Buying The Dip In Alphabet (Google) Could Yield Big Returns
Why Buying The Dip In Alphabet (Google) Could Yield Big Returns
Why Buying The Dip In Alphabet (Google) Could Yield Big Returns GOOGL Alphabet shares (NASDAQ: GOOGL) are finding support at a previous area of resistance, pointing toward a potential upside in the stock if buyers can continue to stand firm. On the...
Buffett's Berkshire Increases Stake In Occidental Petroleum (OXY)
Buffett
Buffett's Berkshire Increases Stake In Occidental Petroleum (OXY) BRK-A Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B) disclosed in a filing late Wednesday that it purchased an additional 2,138,250 shares of Occidental Petroleum (N...
Signet Jewelers (SIG) is a Bargain Bin Buy
Signet Jewelers (SIG) is a Bargain Bin Buy
Signet Jewelers (SIG) is a Bargain Bin Buy World’s largest publicly traded jewelry retailer Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG) shares fell (-82%) off its highs of $31.44 on Jan. 16, 2020, before coiling back to the $7.50s range. The COVID-19 pandemic...
Guide to Options Trading Part Three: Three Simple Strategies
Guide to Options Trading Part Three: Three Simple Strategies
Guide to Options Trading Part Three: Three Simple Strategies In the previous article in the beginner's options trading series, we went over the purposes that options serve in financial markets, and the different ways we can construct positions that ...
Nvidia and S&P 500 rallies: Cracks in the armor?
Nvidia and S&P 500 rallies: Cracks in the armor?
Nvidia and S&P 500 rallies: Cracks in the armor? NVDA Nvidia Corp.’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) 59% gain since the start of 2024 has propelled the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) and the Invesco QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) to new highs.  In partic...
Will the dominance of the Magnificent 7 persist in 2024?
Will the dominance of the Magnificent 7 persist in 2024?
Will the dominance of the Magnificent 7 persist in 2024? META Since the beginning of last year, several companies have shone as beacons of innovation and growth. These giants, now well-known as the "Magnificent Seven," have captivated investors wit...
Small-cap surge: Outpacing large caps on hopes for '24 rate cuts
Small-cap surge: Outpacing large caps on hopes for
Small-cap surge: Outpacing large caps on hopes for '24 rate cuts MTH Sure, the S&P 500 has come on strong since late October, but if you compare the three-month performance of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) versus the SPDR Portf...
SoFi expands ETF business with options-driven income fund
SoFi expands ETF business with options-driven income fund
SoFi expands ETF business with options-driven income fund SOFI In the growing universe of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), SoFi Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFI) is known for its clever names.  There’s the SoFi Be Your Own Boss ETF (BYOB) ...
From laggards to leaders: Small caps on the rise
From laggards to leaders: Small caps on the rise
From laggards to leaders: Small caps on the rise TSLA Is it finally time for small-cap and mid-cap stocks to overtake large caps’ long-time leadership? Here are the year-to-date returns for major U.S. index ETFs: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Tru...
Revisiting the classic 60/40 portfolio as challenges loom
Revisiting the classic 60/40 portfolio as challenges loom
Revisiting the classic 60/40 portfolio as challenges loom FANG For decades, the financial services industry has steadfastly recommended that most investors use a simple portfolio mix of 60% stocks and 40% bonds.  There was a good reason for t...
2 Must-Have Specialized ETFs for the Long-Term Investor
2 Must-Have Specialized ETFs for the Long-Term Investor
2 Must-Have Specialized ETFs for the Long-Term Investor MOAT Constructing a long-term investment portfolio can be a lot like building a house. First, you pour in the foundation. These are the tried and true pillars that have been around for decade...
Is the 60/40 Portfolio Mix Still in Vogue?
Is the 60/40 Portfolio Mix Still in Vogue?
Is the 60/40 Portfolio Mix Still in Vogue? SPGM The classic 60/40 portfolio, consisting of 60% stocks and 40% bonds, has served investors well over the years. A very basic 60/40 allocation, which includes international securities, might consist of th...
3 Midcap Building Industry Stocks Constructing Good Price Action
3 Midcap Building Industry Stocks Constructing Good Price Action
3 Midcap Building Industry Stocks Constructing Good Price Action IBP As midcap stocks as an asset class are on the rise, Installed Building Products (NYSE: IBP), SiteOne Landscape Supply (NYSE:SITE) and Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) are price le...
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) a Pandemic Recovery Play
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) a Pandemic Recovery Play
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) a Pandemic Recovery Play EPC Personal care products maker Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) shares have been stagnant throughout the historic rally to new all-time highs in the benchmark S&P 500 index ...
Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) Stock a Fintech Play on Market Volatility
Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) Stock a Fintech Play on Market Volatility
Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) Stock a Fintech Play on Market Volatility ALLY Digital financial products and services fintech company Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) shares have been on a tear outperforming traditional bank stocks as it nears its pre-COVID ...
Cars.com (NASDAQ: CARS) stock a back-to-work play
Cars.com (NASDAQ: CARS) stock a back-to-work play
Cars.com (NASDAQ: CARS) stock a back-to-work play Online automotive marketplace platform Cars.com (NASDAQ: CARS) shares have been lagging the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) during the recovery rally. COVID-19 epicenter stocks within the...
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