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S&P Mid Cap 400 Has Turned Up

Foreign Stocks ETF (EFA) Relative Strength Ratio (EFA/SPY) fell below its lows of the previous 10 years on 12/30/14, reconfirming its preexisting major downtrend. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY) Relative Strength Ratio (XLY/SPY) rose above its highs of the previous 9 months on 12/30/14, confirming a medium-term uptrend. Absolute price rose to an all-time high on 12/29/14....

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Markets Quiet to End the Year

* Latest Market Developments * NOTE: I am out of the office all week this week. My friend and fellow market analyst Ken Seehusen will be producing my report today. Ken’s format and style is a bit different than mine, but I think you’ll enjoy and benefit from his work, too.—Jim The STOCK INDEXES: The March NASDAQ 100 was slightly higher overnight as it consolidates some of Tuesday's decline....

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2014 Is Giving Way To 2015, Oh Boy!

2014 Is Giving Way To 2015, Oh Boy!

After today, there is one more day of trading left in 2014. The year will probably not go out wildly, which speaks to the possibility the volatility that characterized 2014 might dissipate in 2015. That would be nice, but my guess is we will see some intense volatility as the two “big” stories of 2015 unfold – when will the Fed raise rates and by how much and will the stupid heads in...

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Unusual Activity In STX Weekly Options – Still More Room To The Upside?

Unusual Activity In STX Weekly Options – Still More Room To The Upside?

Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX, $67.91) has outperformed the overall tech sector in 2014, with shares having risen 20.5% year to date versus 17.8% for the sector overall.  STX shares have traded in a 52-week range of $48.21-$69.42, with 2.8 million shares changing hands each day on average.  STX hit its all-time high of $69.40 one week ago on December 23.  At least one trader has a high...

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An Early 2015 Bump in Stocks?

An Early 2015 Bump in Stocks?

On the last two days of 2014, trends that have been in place this year remain in place. U.S. equities and the dollar are rising while the euro and yen are depreciating. The downtrend in emerging equity markets (and some equity markets in the Eurozone) doesn't show any signs of ending. Although slowing momentum in the S&P 500 leaves me with a cautious (not bearish) view of 2015 for now,...

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This Pattern Is Worth Watching

This Pattern Is Worth Watching

The bulls have been following the Santa Rally theme to a T and the index has not done much besides go higher, following the script exactly. But the SPX (S&P 500 Index) has been in an “All in/All out” mood for quite some time now. We are seeing less and less breaks in direction, once that direction has been defined. Since April, the SPX has seen five “defined” short-term trend changes and...

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March Australian Dollar Futures: Trading Idea December 30, 2014

March Australian Dollar Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness See on the daily bar chart for the March Aussie dollar futures that prices are in a downtrend and have recently hit a contract low. The bears remain in firm technical control. A move in prices below technical support at the contract low of .8041 would become another selling opportunity. The downside price objective...

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U.S. is Attracting Safe-Haven Capital Flows

U.S. dollar ETF (UUP) absolute price rose to its highest closing price level in more than 4 years on 12/29/14, reconfirming its preexisting major uptrend. Crude Oil, United States Oil ETF (USO) absolute price fell further below its lows of the previous 12 years on 12/29/14, reconfirming its preexisting major downtrend. Foreign Stocks ETF (EFA) Relative Strength Ratio (EFA/SPY) fell below its...

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Crude Oil Bears in Full Command

* Latest Market Developments * NOTE: I am out of the office all week this week. My friend and fellow market analyst Ken Seehusen will be producing my report today. Ken’s format and style is a bit different than mine, but I think you’ll enjoy and benefit from his work, too. —Jim Wyckoff The STOCK INDEXES: The March NASDAQ 100 was lower due to light profit taking overnight as it consolidates...

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Go Find Them And Trade Them

Go Find Them And Trade Them

Which companies are involved in the movement and storage of oil? This is a question I asked myself when I read the following. Oil supply will continue to rise as U.S. productions stays strong and OPEC continues to flood the global market. With global production exceeding demand the question soon will become where do we put this oil? A quick look shows more than a dozen make tanks for...

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