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
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J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is the most important financial stock that any trader can follow at this time. This stock has lead the major market indexes higher throughout the first three months of 2012 and now the same stock is leading the markets lower. JPM stock has come under some major scrutiny after reporting a $ 2 billion trading loss in its investment unit. The daily chart of JPM stock remains very weak as the stock has cut through the important daily chart 200 moving…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 16, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments
This morning, all of the leading financial stocks are catching a bid higher. This is the first real bounce for this important sector in about a week. The most important financial stock in the market is J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM). This leading financial stock is is trading higher by 0.68 cents to $41.30 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day resistance around the $41.50, and $42.00 levels.
Some of the other leading financial stocks that…
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 10, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
The U.S. markets are trading flat on the day after an ugly overnight session in the S&P futures. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $136.91, -0.05 (-0.04%) after the S&P futures were down as much as 20 points overnight. This surge back was helped by the weakening Dollar and the strengthening Euro off their overnight highs and lows.
Yesterday, the people France and Greece sent a clear message to their leaders. The austerity measures being implemented are…
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 7, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments
This morning, all of the leading financial stocks are catching a bid higher. This move in the financial stocks comes despite the sharp sell off in the overnight trading session in the futures market. The most important financial stock that any trader can follow is J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM). Today, JPM stock is trading higher by 0.25 cents to $42.00 a share. It should be known by almost every trader and investor by now that JPM is a stock that should be treated as a stock…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 7, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
It is always important for traders to follow the leading stocks as an indication of where the markets may trade in the future. Generally, when the leading stocks trade higher the overall stock market indexes will trade higher. When traders talk about leading stocks they will usually talk about stocks such as Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), and .Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN). While these stocks are all very important and often lead the…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on May 1, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments
This morning, all of the leading financial stocks are declining lower. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is considered the most important financial stock in the United States. This stock will often lead the major stock market indexes. Today JPM stock is trading lower by 0.39 cents to $43.40 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $43.15 and and $42.64 levels. The daily chart will still have support around the $41.00 level.…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 27, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments
This morning, all of the leading financial stocks are trading higher on the session. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) is the one financial stock that is trading negative after reporting earnings earlier today. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is the most important financial stock that any trader can follow. Today, JPM stock is trading higher by 0.35 cents to $43.68 a share. Short term traders should watch for some intra-day resistance on JPM around the $43.75 and $44.18 levels.…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 17, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments
Stocks are jumping for the second day in a row. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $138.42, +1.52 (+1.11%). This strong move up is coming prior to major economic and earnings news in the next 24 hours.
Today, after the markets close, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will report earnings. Wall Street estimates expect a profit of $9.64. The whisper number is for a profit of $9.87. This is the first major technology earnings report of the season and will shape the action…
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 12, 2012 at 11:59am — 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
In 2012, the financial stocks have lead the stock markets higher. Most of the leading stocks in the financial sector still remain in a daily uptrend. This is very evident when traders are viewing the Financial Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLF). The XLF is clearly trading above the 50, and 200 daily chart moving averages at this time. While the overall sector still remains strong there is just one leading stock in the financial sector that traders should follow, it is J.P. Morgan…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 5, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments
The markets are taking a pounding today as fears from Europe reemerge. Yields in Spain have spiked dramatically as a bond auction saw weak demand. Just yesterday, I wrote an article about the downside potential nailing this drop. This was a perfect prediction based on trend line analysis. In this article, I discussed how the markets kept breaking their 52 week highs by $0.50 on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), then selling sharply. The downside target I gave was $139.50 - $139.75.…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on April 4, 2012 at 12:36pm — 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 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
This afternoon, all of the large major bank stocks are holding up despite the sharp decline in the major stock indexes. Leading bank stocks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) are actually trading positive today by a few pennies. If these recent market leaders were trading lower on the session the major stock indexes would certainly be much worse today. The large financial stocks…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 28, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments
This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index topped out around 4:30 am EST. This was the same exact time that the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures (ES-M2) bottomed out. Traders can easily see how these two indexes continue to trade inverse to each other. When the U.S. Dollar is devalued it will inflate asset prices around the world. Traders can see how the large bank stocks are surging higher today. As long as this sector remains strong the major stock market indexes can trade higher. Leading…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 26, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments
Everyone in the financial media is raving over the higher interest rates in the bond market. Most talking heads on the cable news channels are talking about how the steeper yield curve is beneficial for the large bank stocks. There is a case that the large bank stocks can charge higher interest on their loans and make more money. Do banks make many loans these days. It seems that the large banks are still very content hoarding cash as they continue to borrow money from the Federal…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 19, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments
Many of the leading European banks are now diverging from the U.S. banks, this tells us that the European debt crisis is far from over. In this Weekly Market Report we will examine three leading European banks using daily charts. The stocks discussed in this report are all trading under the daily chart 200 moving average, which is a sign of weak relative strength for the European bank stocks. The opposite is true for the U.S. banks, as J.P. Morgan…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 12, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
This morning, all of the leading financial stocks are struggling to catch a bid higher. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) is trading lower by 0.05 cents to $14.85 a share. Traders should watch for intra-day support around the $14.75, and $14.60 levels. The daily chart of the XLF remains in an uptrend and above of the important moving averages.
Some leading financial stocks that are seeing early selling pressure include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co…
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 12, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments