Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'MS' (39)

The Only Financial Stock That You Need To Follow

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 16, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Financial Stocks Are Weak Early

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.…



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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 27, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Start Lower

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 12, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

The Shady Reason For A Bank Stock Surge

Stocks are moving higher today on the back of the banking sector. Banks are surging today as the ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association) decided not to declare Greece in bankruptcy. This is positive for the banks as they will not take massive losses (as of now). Ultimately, it is just a short term stay of execution but one that is causing the banks to surge higher and lift the market. Interestingly enough, one might wonder who the main players that have influence in the ISDA…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 1, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Financial Stocks Still Tell The Tale

This morning, all of the leading financial stocks are holding up after an early morning dip. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is considered the most important financial stock in the United States. As long as JPM holds up it is very difficult to see the major stock market indexes stage any meaningful decline. Traders that follow JPM stock can watch for intra-day resistance around the $38.25, and $38.50 levels.



Other important financial stocks that traders…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 27, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Dip Early, Watch These Levels

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is considered the leading financial stock in the United States and possibly the world. This morning, JPM is coming under some early selling pressure. This important financial stock is trading lower by 0.42 to $37.72 a share. Short term traders can watch for intra-day support around the $37.55, and $37.40 areas. The daily chart of JPM is still very strong and the stock remains in an uptrend.



Some other leading financial…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 7, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Hold All The Cards

The leading financial stocks have been rallying higher since late November 2011. Many traders have discovered that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) seems to be the most important financial stock in the market at this time. This stock remains very strong on the daily chart. JPM stock is trading above the important daily chart 50, and 200 moving averages which signals strength in the near term. Traders must watch the big resistance levels that will approach around the $40.00 area.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 2, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Are Dipping Early

This morning, the leading financial stocks are coming under some early selling pressure. Since December 19, 2011 nearly every morning decline in the financial stocks has been bought in the latter part of the trading day. Last night, President Obama said that the banks would not be bailed out again and they would not be allowed to gamble the way they have in the past. This statement by President Obama could be having a negative effect on the financial stocks today.…



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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 25, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Financials Catch Morning Bid, Can It Last?

This morning, all of the leading financial stocks are trading higher. When the financial stocks rally it is usually a good sign that the major stock market indexes will hold up. Traders should follow Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLF) closely. The XLF has started higher by 0.16 cents to $12.73 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day resistance around the $12.75, and $12.90 levels. If the XLF starts to retreat from the morning highs it is a good chance that the stock…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 15, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

The Bernank Is On Deck

This afternoon, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will announce there interest rate policy statement. Most traders and investors are expecting the Federal Reserve to keep the Fed funds rate (overnight lending rate to the large banks) at zero percent. It is important to note that the Fed funds rate has been at zero percent since December 2008. Many investors are waiting to hear if the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke mentions another plan to implement QE-3. While this action…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 13, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Are Steering The Ship

All of the leading financial stocks are coming under some selling pressure this morning. The important Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLF) is finally declining after an eight day rally. On November 25, 2011 the XLF was trading as low as $11.73 a share. Today the XLF is trading lower by 0.21 cents to $13.12 a share. Even with today's decline in the XLF this ETF is still $1.39 higher than it was on November 25, 2011. All in all, the XLF is still holding up well on the daily chart at…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 8, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Slide Early

This morning, most of the leading financial stocks are coming under some early selling pressure. The Financial Select SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF) is trading lower by 0.08 cents to $13.08 a share. Traders can watch for some intra-day support around the $12.90, and $12.70 levels. The daily chart of the XLF is also due for a pullback or some consolidation after surging higher by more than 10.0 percent over the past week.  



Some of the leading financial stocks that are…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 6, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Stock Markets Up But Watch This Big Factor

The week prior to Thanksgiving was the worst since 1932. This gives perspective on what truly is going on in the market. While the average investor was in panic mode and even institutions were lost in the horror of the market, we were slowly accumulating long position. Those long positions are paying huge profits this week as the markets have bounced sharply higher. The bounce is continuing today as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY)  is trading at $120.28, +0.58…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 29, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The European Tug Of War Has Begun

Germany is considered the most important country in the European Union. This country now has to decide if it is willing to go all in and allow the European central bank to have complete control over the banking crisis that is taking place. France has already been pleading for the European Central Bank (ECB) to start to print money to bailout the European banks. This puts Germany in a very compromising position since it has been so cozy with France over the past two years. If the German…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 23, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

European Financial Stocks Must Always Be On the Radar

This morning, the leading financial stocks in the United States markets are trading lower. This is usually a good indication that the major stock indexes will be lower as well. While that is the case this morning, it is also more important to follow the European financial stocks since this a European debt crisis. Leading European financial stocks such as Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB), UBS AG (NYSE:UBS), and Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS) are all holding up exceptionally well considering…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 16, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

The Large Bank Stocks Speak Volume

Throughout the year the bank stocks have forecasted every important market move. This morning, the leading financial stocks are trading slightly lower. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is the leading financial stock in the market place and it is the most important financial institution in the United States. JPM stock is trading lower by 0.58 cents to $33.80 a share. This stock will often single handedly predict the stock market moves on a daily basis. JPM stock will have intra-day…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 4, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

The Housewives of the European Union

The plot thickens again in the soap opera of the European Union. One day there is a $1.4 trillion bailout fund in place and the next day that deal is falling apart at the seams. One day Greece is on board with austerity measures and the next day they might be back to using the Greek Drachma. This Greek drama continues to get better by the minute.



Next there is Italy and Spain. Italian 10 year bond yields are now surging higher by more than 6.0 percent and this is…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 1, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Look Like Zombies Today

Last week, every talking head in the financial media was falling in love with the leading financial stocks again, however, today these institutions look more like a zombie institution.



Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) was last week's big winner. Today MS stock is declining lower by $1.34 to $17.98 a share. This is a 7.0 percent decline for the financial giant. Many traders and investors believe that MS has a decent amount of exposure to the European debt market. MS…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 31, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Markets Rally Again, Here Is One Reason Why

This morning, the major stock indexes are trading higher continuing the gains from last week. The catalyst for the move higher in the stock market is once again the declining U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX Z1). Since the opening bell the DXY has sold off sharply. Traders should know by now, once the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) declines the major stock indexes will inflate and trade higher and vice versa.



It seems that everything will inflate and trade higher with a…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 24, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Financial Stocks Hold Up Early

This morning, the leading financial stocks are holding up after the earnings reports from Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), and Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). These stocks have been beaten down for quite a while and are trading higher this morning. The poor earnings from these companies were likely already figured into the stocks. Traders and investors must continue to follow the financial stocks very closely as these market leaders have lead the major stock indexes throughout 2011.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 18, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

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