Market Analysis

The Good and the Bad News Heading Into Year End

The U.S. stock market posted its third consecutive weekly gain last week, led once again by the... Read More

The U.S. stock market posted its third consecutive weekly gain last week, led once again by the small-cap Russell 2000, which added 2.4% to bring its year-to-date gains to a whopping 18.6%. To put... Read More

Will It Be Smooth Sailing Into Year End?

In last week’s report, I identified 2,121 as a key level to watch in the benchmark S&P... Read More

In last week’s report, I identified 2,121 as a key level to watch in the benchmark S&P 500, saying a breakdown below that level would clear the way for a deeper decline as we headed into... Read More

Bears May Wait Till After the Election to Strike

All major U.S. indices finished in negative territory last week, giving back the previous... Read More

All major U.S. indices finished in negative territory last week, giving back the previous week’s modest gains. They were led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost 2.5%. However, the... Read More

Why Traders Should be Extra Cautious This Week

The major U.S. stock indices staged a very modest recovery last week. The fact that it was led by... Read More

The major U.S. stock indices staged a very modest recovery last week. The fact that it was led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which rose 0.9%, is encouraging. However, historically low volatility,... Read More

This Indicator Warns a Deeper Decline is Coming

Last week, the major U.S. stock indices added to the previous week’s modest losses as... Read More

Last week, the major U.S. stock indices added to the previous week’s modest losses as investors seem to be wrapping their heads around an inevitable interest rate hike, which many believe will... Read More

This Market Needs a Good Scare

The S&P 500 continues to trade within a relatively narrow four-month range, as investors await... Read More

The S&P 500 continues to trade within a relatively narrow four-month range, as investors await indication of when the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate hike will be and who will win the... Read More

Only the Short-Term Forecast Looks Bearish

Editor’s note: In this week’s Market Outlook, John Kosar will lay out the reasons why... Read More

Editor’s note: In this week’s Market Outlook, John Kosar will lay out the reasons why investors should expect a near-term decline in stocks and why it’s not a good idea to put new... Read More

Charts Say Beware of the Week Ahead

Last week, investors apparently “bought the dip” to support at 2,121 in the S&P... Read More

Last week, investors apparently “bought the dip” to support at 2,121 in the S&P 500, which I discussed in the previous Market Outlook. However, the rally was led by the small-cap... Read More