Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'SPY' (158)

Divergences Appear: May Signal ECB Stimulus Coming Shortly

The market is showing positive divergences in two major areas. These areas signal stimulus and possible bank recapitalization from the European Union and the ECB. Ultimately, the markets are signaling something big on the horizon that could cause the market to pop sharply in the short run. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $131.96 -1.74 (-1.30%).



The first positive divergence has occurred between the S&P 500 and the Dollar. These usually trade inverse to each…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 30, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Positive Divergence: Dollar vs. Market Suggest Stock Rally Soon

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 23, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Stock Market: Beware Today Dictates The Future

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 15, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Head And Shoulders: Can They Save It From Triggering

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 7, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Market Spikes, Gives Great Shorting Opportunity

The markets are spiking sharply higher today on extremely light volume. Most markets in Europe are closed today. This is like the analogy, when the cat is away, the mice will play. Light volume, no problems in Europe mean solid upside but also a great shorting opportunity for smart traders.  The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $141.54 +1.77 (1.27%).



One stock nearing an awesome shorting level is International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM). After taking a…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 1, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Next 24 Hours: Markets Hold Breath For Apple And FOMC

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 24, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Analysis: Markets Whip In Wild Intra Day Action

The markets are whipping between the positive and negative side in wild intra day trading. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $138.19, -0.40 (-0.29%). This wild action is a result of a decent bond auction in Spain and poor economic news in the United States. Jobless Claims came in near a four month high and the Philly Fed Index was surprisingly weak. The combination of a good auction and bad economic news has investors unsure as to which direction the markets should trade.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 19, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Stocks On Shaky Ground Following Earnings

The markets opened lower after earnings reports from International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Both reports were slightly shy of Wall Streets expectations. As those stocks dropped, so did the markets. While down, the markets are only hovering slightly lower with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY)  trading at $138.78, -0.31 (-0.22%). Fears from Europe have calmed in the last two days. This was the major reason for the monster rally…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 18, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

How To Trade It: Technology Tumbles, Europe Fears Go

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 16, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Rally Today: Market Preps For Major Earnings And Data

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 12, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Stock Market Analysis: Insight From A Pro

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.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 11, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Europe Erupts As Cycle Call Nailed Perfectly

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 10, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Markets Drop Sharply As Cycle Plays Out Perfectly

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 9, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Markets Flush As Prediction Nailed 100%

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.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 4, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Markets Hit 52 Week, But Appear Much Like Last Monday

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 2, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Three Day Losing Streak? Unheard Of...

The markets are down once again, falling for the third day in a row. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $139.28, -1.15 (-0.82%). This recent rally has been a monster, blasting the SPY from $120.00 in December to the recent 52 week high of $141.83. The move has seen little to no down days and has even pushed the retail investor into full on bullish mode.



While the pull back is solid today, the daily S&P 500 20 moving average is getting tagged. That level must…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 29, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Stocks Retreat As Bernanke Bullets Turn To Rubber

The Bernanke Effect is wearing off. Monday, Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke gave the markets a positive statement towards more quantitative easing. The markets roared sharply higher, making new 52 week highs. However, with the markets trading up 30% since the lows of late 2011 it was short lived. In addition, Ben Bernanke has done his best to use every gun in his arsenal to pump the markets based on nothing but added liquidity and hot air. His bullets no longer have a lasting effect.…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 28, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Markets Float After Bernanke Pump Rally

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 27, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Diminishing Returns: Bernanke Juices The Markets

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 26, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Market Analysis: Buy The Dip Trying, But Weaker

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,…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 22, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

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