It started in the Far East and was immediately picked up by the European stock markets with many of them soaring over 3% for the day. All of which was overshadowed by the Athens Stock Index which was up over 8%. Can anyone say happy days are here again?
It would appear to this observer that the world wants a positive outcome from this self-induced Greek tragedy.
Last week, on Thursday to be exact, you may remember buy signals were triggered on the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ based on the Trade Triangle technology. That signal did not apply to the Dow which remains a laggard. The Dow could join the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ should it trade above 18,169 this week. As of this writing, the DOW is about 30 to 40 points away from giving a buy signal based on the Trade Triangle technology. Continue reading "Optimism For Greece - Can It Last?"→
Despite choppy trading conditions, all the major indices closed out the month of April in the plus column. While these gains were very small, they were nonetheless gains for the month. The NASDAQ closed out the month at 4,941.88 which represented a gain of .69%. The S&P led the group with a gain of .85%, while the Dow lagged with just a small gain of .36% for the month of April.
There was no question about it, the last week in April was difficult with the sharp drop in equity prices. If one looked just at the short-term trends, you could easily be blinded to the longer-term positive trends that are currently in place for all the major indices.
This week both the NASDAQ and S&P 500 made new all time highs and in doing so turned the Trade Triangles back to the positive mode on both indices.
Well here we are, it's Friday, and the question is. Is this trend going to continue? I say yes, at least for now.
The only index that has not joined the party is the Dow. The problem with the Dow is that it is made up of just 30 stocks big stocks who are not seeing much growth as of late and have been somewhat hurt with the strong dollar. Unlike the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 which are much broader indices and offer a bigger cross-section of growth stocks. Continue reading "Will The NASDAQ And S&P 500 Continue To Move Higher?"→
Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere, welcome back to reality! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and a well-deserved break from the markets.
Here we are in December, the final trading month of the year, and what a year it's been. As we move into December, the S&P 500 has gained 14%, even after the big dip that we witnessed in October.
December has traditionally been a positive month for stocks and I suspect that this December will be pretty much a continuation of the bull trend.
One word of warning about December, after about the second trading week in this month, trading volume drops off dramatically as many traders wind down their year and look forward to the holidays and a break from the markets. The reason I mention this is, if you have not made your money for the year yet, the last two weeks of the year are not a time to take big risks and swing for the fences.
In today's video, I will be looking at the continued slide in crude oil (NYMEX:CL.F15.E) prices and the wild swings in gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO), along with a few other markets that look interesting.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: December is traditionally a good month for stocks, but the last two weeks of the year can be extremely dangerous because of the lack of liquidity.
Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! Here on the east coast, we are facing quite a winter storm on the eve of Thanksgiving. I expect that the threat of the incoming storm and early holiday travel plans will subdue trading quite dramatically today.
On a personal note, I have to say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. This is is a time when you get together with family and friends and just enjoy the common bond of love and friendship and be truly thankful for all that we have.
As investors, we have lots to be thankful for this year as we have seen the Dow and the S&P 500 move to record highs in 2014.
As a company, we are very thankful as we have had an incredible year in 2014 and would like to thank all of our members around the world for making that happen. Thank you.
To all our members and friends who are traveling to meet loved ones to celebrate this holiday, we wish you safe travels and a joyous Thanksgiving holiday.
In today’s video, I will share with you my new upside counts for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and all the major indices. Today’s video will be our last video until Monday.