The markets are taking a beating today. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $130.44, -1.76 (-1.33%). While things look ugly, there is a major silver lining showing up. This is a positive divergence between the markets and the U.S. Dollar.
The Dollar and the markets have an inverse relationship. Whenever the Dollar rises, the markets sell. This can be clearly seen on any Dollar, S&P 500 chart spanning the past few years. While this relationship still remains…
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 23, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Once again, the U.S. Dollar Index (DX-M2) is declining lower after the opening bell rings at the New York Stock Exchange. This happens very often when the major stock indexes are breaking lower. You see, when the dollar declines everything in the stock and commodity markets will inflate and trade higher. Just the opposite will happen when the U.S. Dollar Index rallies, the stock markets will decline and deflate lower.
As you all know by now, J.P. Morgan Chase…
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
This morning, the major stock indexes have been declining since the opening bell. Often, when the major stock indexes decline the U.S. Dollar Index will come to the rescue by declining intra-day, that is not the case today. Usually, when the U.S. Dollar Index declines the major stock indexes will usually inflate and trade higher. On the flip side, when the dollar rallies the markets will deflate and trade lower. Today, the U.S. Dollar Index is surging higher since 9:50 am EST putting…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 4, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments
Nearly every trading session when the stock market is lower the U.S. Dollar Index is higher. Well, that is certainly the case once again today. This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-M2) are trading higher by 0.38 cents to $79.69 per contract. While 0.38 cents does not sound like much in the U.S. Dollar Index; it can move markets. If you are a trader that does not have a chart of the U.S. Dollar Index you can follow the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEARCA:UUP)…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 23, 2012 at 11:33am — 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
After months of calculations and proprietary chart analysis, Chief Market Strategists discovered a cycle pivot point in the market. This pivot cycle date would begin the demise of the current bull raid on Wall Street. It was stated to members that the cycle would have a 'rounded top', then a sharp rollover.
This current market move has played out perfectly according to their cycle analysis and call. Over the last month, the markets have chopped in the upper ranges. This was the…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 10, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments
This afternoon, spot gold is surging higher by $27.00 to $1689.00 an ounce. The precious metal took off to the upside after the Ben Bernanke speech this morning which stated that the Federal Reserve would continue with further accommodating policies. Gold is one of the best indicators that inflation is being created. The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) is trading higher by $2.84 to $164.37 a share. Investors can also easily see the major stock indexes are surging higher today as…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 26, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
The U.S. markets awoke on Monday morning to find Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke giving a speech on the economy. Any speech where he leaves the possibility of more QE (quantitative easing) on the table helps the markets jump. Today was no different. The futures took off as he spoke, surging off of the worst week in the markets since December 2011. This was a classic chess move to help the markets survive and stay afloat. While off the highs, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 26, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments
The market pushed higher again today. The last two trading days erased the sharp Tuesday decline. The collapse on Tuesday was the biggest point drop of 2012. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $136.76, +1.07 (0.79%). While most amateurs have regained their bullish composure, the true pro traders are still skeptical. With the SPY hovering at gap fill and the markets yet to take out their 52 week highs, the bullish case is still lacking.
This bullish action is ahead…
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 8, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Once again, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX H2) sold off shortly after the opening bell rang at the New York Stock Exchange. Most traders should know that when the U.S. Dollar declines the major stock and commodity indexes will inflate and trade higher. That is certainly what has happened this afternoon. Earlier today, when the U.S. Dollar Index caught a strong bid higher the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA), and the SPDR S&P 500 Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) all declined…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 28, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments
The Dow Jones Industrial Average again pushed above 13,000 intra day. This is the third time in the last week it has happened, yet each time the market has pulled back into the 4PM ET close. The big question is being asked, is the third time the charm for the Dow? In terms of understanding proprietary counts and levels, today is very important. Should the markets close back below that level it could actually mean a pull back is coming instead of further upside. Stay tuned and pay close…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 27, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments
The markets are floating higher today after an agreement was reached on a second Greek bailout. This market float is the same light volume we have seen for almost two months now, no change based on the European news. Based on the market reaction, the bailout was fully expected and priced in. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $136.80, +0.39 (+0.29%).
After options expiration ended on Friday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) found itself near the $500.00 level. Always…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 21, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments
The major stock indexes are finally declining lower. Since December 19, 2011 the markets have rallied higher. Lately, every intra-day pullback was being bought by investors and traders. Many people are now calling this a market top, however, one day does not make a trend. These market were severely overbought and extended, therefore, a pullback or decline was certainly overdue.
This coming Friday is also options expiration. There were many small retail investors…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 14, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments
The markets are hovering slightly lower on the day with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) trading at $135.06, -0.30 (-0.22%) and the PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (NASDAQ:QQQ) trading at $62.99, -0.06 (-0.10%). As the markets remain near their recent highs, signals of a top are all around. Here are the reasons.
1. The media is euphoric, coaxing the retail investor into the market. Throughout history, when the retail investor jumps in, the top is at hand.
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 14, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The financial stocks have been very strong since December 19, 2011. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is the leading financial stock in the market. This morning, JPM stock is declining lower by 0.43 to $37.86 a share. Nearly everyday, the financial stock will trade right along with the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA:DIA). This leading sector will normally decline in the early part of the trading session and rally back in the second half of the day. Traders can…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 14, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments
Once again, the major stock indexes rallied higher after a quick decline in the first hour of the trading session. This same pattern seems to be repeating nearly every trading day since late December 2011. Many traders and investors are now looking for this pattern to occur on a daily basis before the noon hour.
The trading volume on all of the major stock indexes remains extremely light and this will usually favor the upside in the stock market. This afternoon, the SPDR…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 13, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Yesterday, we wrote about the major stock indexes declining in the first half of the trading session only to bounce higher throughout the afternoon. Well, it happened again today. The same exact pattern repeats nearly every trading day since mid-December.
The trading volume in the SPDR S&P 500 Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY), and the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) remains extremely light. The light volume will generally favor the upside as there are simply no…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 9, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments
Once again, the major stock indexes have found a low by the noon hour and then floated higher into the afternoon. Nearly everyday we see the same pattern repeat over and over. The trading volume remains extremely light which generally favors the upside in the stock market. Traders must remember the old market adage that states, never short a dull market. The words light volume can be substituted for dull. Since December 19, 2011 the average volume in the SPDR S&P 500 Trust…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 8, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Once again, the inverse relationship between the U.S. Dollar Index and the major stock indexes works. This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index futures started the day higher and then just plummeted before the opening bell. This same pattern played out yesterday and the nearly everyday before that. Many traders are now looking for the early decline in the SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (NYSE:SPY), or the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA) as a buying opportunity for the day. Earlier…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Sometimes it is scary to see manipulation in full swing in the stock market. Actually, it is always scary to think such blatant manipulation can occur and by the leading powers in the "free" world. Let's set the stage. The markets opened slightly lower. No big deal here. They slowly inched lower on light volume, heading for the master support of $133.80 on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY). This level was the gap window from Friday and had also touched yesterday. Simply put, it is key…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 7, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments