If you ever wonder what type of day it is going to be in the stock market you can simply follow three stocks. When these three stocks trade higher on the session together the markets are likely going to finish positive. The opposite is true when these three stocks trade lower on the session, the major stock indexes will usually finish in negative territory. When these stocks are mixed then the markets are usually going to finish slightly higher or lower. The three most important stocks…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on June 14, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments
All the charts and calculations have shown today to be the day of all days. What does this mean? The market is at a major pivot point on this Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. If the market is able to hold up, investors would experience a one to two week neutral to higher move. If the markets break lower today, down side is likely until the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) hits $129.00. As of now, the markets are squeaking out a slight gain. The SPY is trading at $134.68 +0.55…Continue
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Just a couple months ago, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would open higher and climb all day long. Those days are long in the past as even today, Apple finds itself struggling to keep the gains from the morning session. In dramatic fashion, the stock opened slightly higher, and surged, gaining over $12.00 on the session. However, since the highs were put in around 10:30am ET, the stock has faded, now just trading at $591.44, +7.46 (1.28%).
Apple continues to be a solid barometer for…Continue
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The markets are floating around the flat line. All eyes are focused on the after market earnings release from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the FOMC policy statement scheduled for Wednesday. This is keeping investors very nervous as worries of an iPhone sales miss is looming large. In addition, the markets are looking for Ben Bernanke to give a hint at future quantitative easing once again. The Wall Street thought process is that more problems in Europe and weaker U.S. economic data might…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 24, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has surged dramatically higher today. In the first few minutes of the trading day, Apple dropped to a low of $571.91. Since then it has soared back, hovering just below $600.00. Should Apple continue to move higher, the next shorting level will for an intra day trade will be at $604.25.
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 17, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments
The markets surged higher as expected today. This was a result of a technical level hit on the NASDAQ 100 yesterday when the PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (NASDAQ:QQQ) tagged a low of $65.25. This price happened to be the 50 moving average on the daily chart. Based on the dramatic fall in stocks like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) which make up the NASDAQ 100, the 50 moving average would likely lead to a bounce.
Sure enough, the markets are surging…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 17, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments
The markets opened nicely higher only to get slammed once again. Last week the markets saw their largest decline of 2012. The down cycle called by Chief Market Strategists at InTheMoneyStocks is fully in play. European worries continue to increase and technology has seen a sharp pull back from its recent highs.
Spanish yields surged above 6% on the 10 year overnight. This continues to show Europe will need to bailout yet another nation. After Spain, Italy and Portugal are sure to…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 16, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments
The markets are having a solid snap back rally. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $137.08, +1.24 (+0.91%). A bounce like today is largely expected by intelligent investors as the buy the dip mentality is still alive and well. In addition, European markets did close higher on the day, thus giving the U.S. markets a sigh of relief. The earnings report from Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) also helped the markets bounce. Be aware, the technical damage has been done to this market.…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 11, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments
The markets are selling sharply today. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $137.94, -1.84 (-1.32%). This drop is mostly a result of the Non Farm Payrolls data from Friday. It showed far less jobs created in the month of March. The markets were closed on Friday, thus the reaction today. In addition, the ugly Spanish bond auction last week has sent worries of further issues in Europe sky high.
This down turn in the markets is playing out perfectly. In analyzing the…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 9, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
The markets are slowly selling off today. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $141.15, -0.64 (-0.45%). This is coming on the heels of a solid rally yesterday, to start the week. The previous Monday also saw a rally as Ben Bernanke gave major hope for QE3.
The markets do have some intriguing symmetry to them. For instance, last Monday, the rally took out the previous SPY 52 week high by approximately $0.50. Yesterday, the SPY did the same thing again. Each time…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 3, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is pushing through a double top from last week at $141.86, +1.14 (+0.81%). This is a new 52 week high, a level not seen since 2008 in the markets. Today was expected to be a standard float higher in the markets. This was based on the first day in the second quarter 2012. Generally, during a bull market, the first day of a new quarter will see some solid money flow into stocks
The move higher in the markets is being driven by the dollar. As the…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 2, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments
The market has had one of its biggest non stop rallies in history. This quarter is the best first quarter of any year since 1998. The reasons for the markets success rely purely on the performance of two key stocks, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Even yesterday, the markets trimmed their losses as both stocks turned early negatives into positive gains.
Today, both stocks are beginning to collapse. For the first time in months they are showing…
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 29, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments
The markets are floating flat on the trading day. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $141.53, -0.08 (-0.06%). Yesterday, Ben Bernanke pumped the markets with talk of more QE (quantitative easing). This sent the QE addicted markets shooting higher like a junkie excited about a fix.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hit a new all time high today of $614.91. This is one of the stronger players in the market today, along with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). These two stocks…
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 27, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments
After a substantial morning sell off, the markets are trying to bounce back. This is the classic buy the dip mentality that still prevails in this market. This shows us there is still retail money clamoring to buy as the institutions distribute. Overnight, China PMI data hit the futures hard. With Europe still a mess and China slowing drastically, the outlook for the U.S. economy is getting clouded. Institutions understand this and are selling slowly as the retail investor is buying. Retail,…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 22, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments
The markets are trading lower today after worries on the Chinese economy surfaced once again. A Chinese slowdown has been long talked about but has had little effect on the massive rally in U.S. equities. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $140.00, -0.88 (-0.62%).
What is the reason for this shift in market action? Why does talk of a slowdown in China mean something while the last ten times it had no effect on the markets?
Simply put, human bullish…
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 20, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
The markets are grinding higher again today. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $140.93, +0.66 (+0.47%). This continued float higher is being driven by the banks. Just last week, JPMogran Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) announced a share repurchase program and upped their dividend. In addition, a new staged stress test helped the other banks jump dramatically. Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) is trading up over 100% in the last three months.
In addition to the…
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 19, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is by far the largest stock by market capitalization in the world. The company is now valued at more than $500 billion and climbing. AAPL stock is now more valuable than the entire retail sector combined and that includes WalMart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT). This company has taken over the world and they only have a handful of products.
This morning, the i-Pad 3 went on sale and consumers are lining up in the streets for this device. For the…
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 16, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments