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
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
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
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
The markets are taking a beating today on the back of major worries out of Greece and the rest of the European Union. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $134.64, -2.11 (-1.54%). This is the biggest drop in the markets in almost three months. In addition, it is coming off the double top in the SPY from May 2nd, 2011 as well as the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting 13,000 and the NASDAQ hitting 3,000. The fact that the market failed to confirm above these levels is…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 6, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments
This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (ES H2) have surged higher from the morning lows. As we all should know by now, when the dollar climbs the stock and commodity markets will deflate and trade lower. That is ecactly what we are seeing this morning as the major stock indexes such as the Powershares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ), SPDR S&P 500 Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY), and the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) have faded from earlier highs.
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 29, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
The markets are seeing red today with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) trading at $135.86, -0.60 (-0.44%). After Greece received its second bailout over the holiday weekend, the markets have started to show major cracks. Interestingly enough, this is happening just as the retail investor is jumping back into the market. This is setting up for a sell off and pivot top of 2012. Yes, you heard it first here, we are close, if not at the highs of 2012.
The first crack must be…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 22, 2012 at 1:03pm — 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 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
On February 17, 2012, it will be options expiration. The days leading up to the actual expiration will usually make for a lot of volatility in many of the popular and highly traded stocks. Traders and investors must understand that this week is notorious for rumors and game playing by the large financial institutions. You see, it is the institutions that move market indexes and stocks, it is not the individual at home with an online account that cause the popular stocks to rally or…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 13, 2012 at 10:35am — 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
As the market trades near 52 week and multi year highs, the media continues to pump an economic recovery that has every retail investor turning into a bull. Strange and scary coincidences are emerging in comparison to previous market mega drops. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $134.21, -0.36 (-0.27%).
First, the volume over the past few months has continued to get lighter and lighter. Not only does this mean the institutions are no longer buying but it also is…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 6, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
The PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (NASDAQ:QQQ) made a new 52 week high by $0.06 today. This minor high is also known as a classic double top. The technology index fell sharply off that level and is now trading near the lows of the day. The chart below shows the key support and resistance levels on an intra day basis. In addition, the chart shows the 20, 50 and 200 moving averages on a 10 minute time frame. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) reports earnings today after the market closes.…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on January 31, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments
The PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (NASDAQ:QQQ) is trading at $59.96, +0.47 (+0.79%). This happens to be a double top from July 2011 and multi year high. Generally, this would be considered resistance on the charts. In addition, one must find it very interesting to notice this level getting tagged prior to major earnings from tech companies. After the markets close today, earnings from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), International Business Machines…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on January 19, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments
After the new year started with a substantial rally, the markets have been in sleep mode. Two consecutive days of flat action has the pros salivating over the likelihood of further upside. Today, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $127.56, -0.07 (-0.05%). Let's explore the bullish case on the market.
1. The market broke out of a triangular range on Tuesday. This is significant as the markets had been inside this range for months.
2. The last two days…
Added by Bryan Leighton on January 5, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments
The markets are hovering around the flat line as all eyes remain on Europe. Europe has been quiet this week and that is making investors uneasy. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) $122.28, +0.57 (+0.47%). While the S&P 500 is slightly higher on the day, the technology tracking ETF, PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (NASDAQ:QQQ) is trading at $54.81, -0.08 (-0.15%).
One of the main stocks on the radar today is Research In Motion Limited (USA) (NASDAQ:RIMM). They report…
Added by Bryan Leighton on December 15, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments