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Archived Since:February 23, 2011

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Join Me Live for Monday Morning Market Panel Update

Join me live Monday Morning for real-time market commentary and strategy planning for the week ahead! I’ll be returning as a guest on Timing Research.com’s live broadcast this Monday, March 23rd at 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST. It’s a great opportunity to start the week fresh with targeted analysis and opportunity planning for the week ahead as [...]

March 19 Retracement Market Update and Big Stock Scan

After the Federal Reserve dropped the “patient” language but reminded us that recent economic conditions have deteriorated, making a June hike less likely, stocks rallied sharply and short-sellers rushed to buy-back losing positionsShow More Summary

Post Fed Money Flow and Dollar Flash Crash Update

Markets today retraced part of the sudden movement following yesterday’s Federal Reserve announcement. Let’s take a quick fly-by glance at the cross-market money flow reaction, today’s retracement, and something you missed if you weren’t...Show More Summary

GoPro GPRO Reveals How to Trade Triangle Breakouts

One of my favorite breakout trading patterns is the Triangle, and GoPro (GPRO) just gave us three back-to-back-to-back intraday examples of this set-up. Let’s take a look at these patterns and learn specifically how to recognize andShow More Summary

March 17 Quick Color Sector Strength Grid

With the market near all-time highs again, which sectors are the strongest and which are the weakest? Let’s update our Color Sector Strength Grid and pinpoint broader trends and current leadership: We’re seeing our Color Sector grid of the nine major AMEX Sector SPDRs (ETFs). The top six sectors are classified as “Offensive” or Aggressive (bullish) sectors while [...]

Big Rally Market Update and Trending Stock Scan March 16

Counting today, the last four trading sessions have reversed off clear divergences, and today’s session is just a continuation of this powerful pattern. Divergences can be extremely important in planning and trading intraday market reversals. Let’s...Show More Summary

Stocks Falling Market Update and Trending Stock Scan March 13

Divergences can be extremely important in planning and trading intraday market reversals. Momentum and – as I documented – TICK/Internal Divergences preceded both the support-bounce rally along with today’s sharp fall (sell-swing). Let’s...Show More Summary

March 12 Big Bull Market Update and Trending Stock Scan

As was suggested in yesterday’s post, stocks stabilized off support with positive divergences and today we’re seeing the logical rally-bounce higher – and it’s a big rally. Buyers stepped in to support the market – at least twice – into the 2,040 S&P 500 pivot and kept it up into today. Let’s update our key levels, highlight [...]

A Quick Update of Cross Market Money Flow Grid March 11

There have been some big moves in the Cross-Market (Intermarket) Money Flow landscape recently. Let’s take a quick fly-by look at the Cross-Market grid and note these movements closely: The four highlighted markets include the S&P 500 (@ES), Gold (@GC), Crude Oil (@CL), and the US Dollar (@DX). I’m using the continuous futures contracts for the quick comparison. From [...]

March 11 Support and Market Update with New Stock Scan

Today’s session continued the selling pressure of yesterday, but the bears were less relentless. Buyers stepped in to support the market – at least twice – into the 2,040 S&P 500 pivot. Let’s update our key levels, highlight the divergence, and of course note trending stocks today: Our critical support pivot (intraday) will simply be the 2,040 index [...]

March 10 Selloff Update and Trending Stock Scan

The selling pressure continued today on the support breakdown under 2,070’s pivot. What resulted – logically – was a strong trend day down toward the next target just like we saw on Friday. Let’s update our key levels, highlight the divergence, and of course note trending stocks today: After a reasonable bounce up off the 2,065/2,070 target level, [...]

Five Strong Stocks Holding Up Surprisingly Well During the Pullback

During market pullbacks, it’s often helpful to step inside the market to see which stocks are showing relative strength, or “holding their own” against the tide of selling in the broader market. Let’s pinpoint five strong stocks going toe-to-toe with the sellers – these shall warrant our attention as buy candidates when the tide of selling [...]

Returning to a World Where Breadth Divergences Matter

It’s easy to get caught up in thinking “The market will go up forever!” when in reality, the rules of gravity have not been permanently amended. What goes up must come down, and trends (even intraday ones) must eventually retrace. Divergences are great warning signs that a mature trend may soon reverse. Let’s revisit this lesson as we [...]

Apple AAPL at Key Trading Pivot Level on Dow Jones News

Is Apple (AAPL) a buy right here at a key inflection level as news broke that Apple would replace AT&T (T) in the Dow Jones Industrial Average? Let’s take a look at this key trader level and plot the bull/bear scenarios: Just looking at the Daily Chart, Apple (AAPL) is a potential BUY for a flag/retracement pattern [...]

Big Morning Moves for Stocks Gold Treasuries and Dollar

Luckily, Friday’s session is exciting – certainly not boring at all! Let’s quickly chart four related strong/impulsive morning moves occurring after the US Jobs Report: Again, this is just a quick comparison – use these as springboards for additional analysis and trading opportunities. Stocks broke sharply under the 2,100  pivot and have moved lower in a liquidation swing [...]

March 5 Stock Stab Scan and Market Update

Stocks stabbed at the lows with more sharp rallies today, as we’ve seen over the last few sessions. We’re now seeing a sideways triangle consolidation at key levels with a clear pathway forward. Let’s update our key levels, highlight the divergence, and of course note trending stocks today: Note the sideways intraday triangle trapping price around the 2,097 [...]

March 4 Repeat Day Market Update and Stock Scan

Today’s session is playing out identically to yesterday’s session, with the early down-move and the reversal off the lows. We’ll highlight yesterday’s structure and note whether we see a further repeat of the pattern… or perhaps something different (like a sell-swing into the close). We’ll update our key levels, highlight the divergence, and of course note trending [...]

Bull Trap and Target Level Update for Copper JJC

What looked like a possible bullish breakout devolved today into a trap as Copper buyers failed to hold the breakout level. Let’s update our chart of Copper – and ETF JJC – and plan where were go from here: Similar to Crude Oil, Copper fell through the end of 2014 and at the beginning of 2015, though [...]

March 2 Reversal Market Update and Trending Stock Scan

After forming a base support level, stocks rallied sharply this morning and continued a short-term sideways trading range as described in today’s update. Here’s the Structure and Planning Levels on the S&P 500 intraday: After a near-exact repeat day Friday (from Thursday’s pattern), buyers flooded the market this morning with a powerful rally that took the S&P [...]

Yes Stocks can Still Fall Market Update and Trending Stock Scan Feb 27

Strangely, stock prices can actually fall and today’s session so far is a very similar if not almost identical repeat of yesterday’s morning session. We’ll be following and trading price action with respect to whether today fully repeats yesterday or else creates a new intraday structure at key levels. Here’s the Structure and Planning Levels on the [...]

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