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NASDAQ 100 Stocks Gaining Strength, Gold and Silver Losing Strength

Technology stock sector ETF (XLK) absolute price rose above its highs of the previous 13 years on 8/21/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting uptrend. NASDAQ 100 ETF/S&P 500 ETF Relative Strength Ratio (QQQ/SPY) rose above its highs of the previous 13 years on 8/21/14 and remains systematically bullish. Financial stock sector ETF (XLF) absolute price rose above its highs of the...

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Grain Market Bears in Technical Control

GRAINS: December corn futures closed up 2 1/4 cents at $3.69 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. The corn market bears are still in overall technical control. This market still could be “basing” at lower price levels that still could mark a low. Corn bulls' next upside price objective is to push and close prices above solid technical...

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Fed Symposium in Wyoming at Center Stage Friday

*Latest Market Developments* News reports as of this writing said a large convoy of Russian aid trucks has just crossed the border into Ukraine Friday. The reports said Ukraine officials are calling the convoy an invasion. This has spooked the market place a bit as U.S. trading gets under way. Gold, U.S. Treasuries and the U.S. dollar have rallied early Friday, while the U.S. stock indexes...

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Where Do You Think We Go From Here?

I am not sure where to begin this morning, but I guess the place best for me is with the following headline from yesterday. Fed Officials Said Job Gains May Bring Faster Interest-Rate Rise That headline should have spooked the market and it did, but as quickly as the market dove yesterday, it came back up. U.S. stock prices trimmed gains after the release of the minutes but quickly recovered...

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December Japanese Yen Futures: Trading Idea August 21, 2014

December Japanese Yen Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness  See on the daily bar chart for the December Japanese yen that prices are in a four-week-old downtrend and have just hit a 4.5-month low. The bears have near-term technical momentum. A move below chart support at Thursday’s low of .9630 would become a selling opportunity. The downside price objective would be .9475 or...

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Run With The Bulls: Buy E-Mini Call Spread

Run With The Bulls: Buy E-Mini Call Spread

The release of the FOMC minutes on Wednesday gave the bulls enough energy to push the S&P 500 near record highs. The minutes from the July meeting revealed that Fed officials may be more aggressive than first thought in ending the current stimulus program. Many observers are marking the October Fed meeting as a strong possibility for ending the asset purchase program. As always, we were...

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Is NRG Energy Poised To Rocket Higher?

Is NRG Energy Poised To Rocket Higher?

Hey, World! I hope you’ve been sensational. I have missed you all! I am headed down to my hometown of Statesboro, GA this weekend to see my Dad and family. Should be an adventure; about a seven hour drive, not too bad. Energy Stock I was reviewing the energy sector today and came across NRG Energy (NRG). This bad boy was a ‘rocket ship’. In mid March, NRG broke through the strong resistance...

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Intersil Shares Are Ready To Retest The 52-Week Highs

Intersil Shares Are Ready To Retest The 52-Week Highs

Shares of Intersil (ISIL), a $1.73B power management integrated circuits maker, are up 25% year to date this year, but only trade at a P/E ratio of 16.78x (2015 estimate) with 12.2% EPS growth (25.4% this year). Revenue growth is expected to accelerate from 1.7% this year to 5.5% in 2015. The current dividend yield of 3.41% is better than the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust’s (SPY) 1.80% yield...

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U.S. dollar turned systematically bullish. Financial stocks lost strength.

U.S. dollar ETF (UUP) absolute price rose to its highest level in 9 months and the rising 50-day SMA crossed above the rising 200-day SMA on 8/20/14, thereby turning systematically bullish (from neutral). Foreign Stocks ETF (EFA) Relative Strength Ratio (EFA/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 2 years on 8/20/14. EFA/SPY has remained systematically bearish most of the time over...

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Livestock Market Bears in Control

LIVESTOCK: October live cattle closed down $1.70 at 145.52 Wednesday. Prices closed near mid-range and hit a 2.5-month low today. Bears have the near-term technical advantage as today’s price action produced a downside “breakout” from a bear flag pattern on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to push and close prices above solid resistance at $150.00. The next downside...

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