Market Analysis

Apple’s Chart May Spell Trouble for the Market

All major U.S. stock indices posted gains last week except for the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which... Read More

All major U.S. stock indices posted gains last week except for the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which fell 1.5%. The losses in this typically market-leading index were driven in large part by the 3.8% drop... Read More

Plan to Stay in Stocks in May? Read This First

The recent market rally has pushed the S&P 500 into a state of pricing perfection. Unfortunately, earnings, growth and statistics are all far from perfect. In fact, they’re painting a very bearish picture. While stocks are trading roughly where they were last year, the underlying companies are making 10% less… Read More

Warning: Start Protecting Your Portfolio Now

The major U.S. stock indices closed in the red last week, giving back much of the previous... Read More

The major U.S. stock indices closed in the red last week, giving back much of the previous week’s gains. They were led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, down 1.8%, and the Nasdaq 100, which... Read More

Caution: Watch Out for a Bearish Reversal

Note from the editor: Before we get started today, right this minute, investors are collecting hundreds and even thousands of dollars in additional income on stocks like Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and other popular names.  These aren’t special dividends or anything like that. Read More

Time to Put a Defensive Plan in Place

After five weeks of consecutive gains, the major U.S. stock indices closed in the red last week. They were led lower by the Russell 2000, which declined 2%.   In the March 14 Market Outlook, I said that a chart pattern in the Russell 2000 targeted an eventual… Read More

How High Can the Rally Go? 2 Clues to Look For

The stock market closed modestly higher last week for its fifth consecutive weekly gain, once again led by the defensive Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 2.3%. Although any positive weekly close is good, it’s important to note that the tech-heavy Nasdaq and small-cap Russell 2000 showed the smallest… Read More

Why the Market’s Next Move is So Important

The U.S. stock market closed modestly higher last week, notching its fourth consecutive weekly gain. It was led by the defensive Dow Jones Industrial Average, which advanced 1.2%. The market was held in check by major overhead resistance levels in the Dow and S&P 500, which I will… Read More

The Key Resistance Level to Watch This Week

The major U.S. indices politely responded to the title of last week’s Market Outlook, “Odds Favor a Continued Rally in Stocks,” with a broad-based advance. They were led by the small-cap Russell 2000, which gained 4.3%. However, despite a nice rally over the past few weeks,… Read More