Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'SSO' (23)

The Market Savior

Last night, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures (ES-M2) traded as low as 1344.75 per contract. This afternoon, the major stock market indexes are trading basically flat. Believe it or not, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures are trading higher by 5.50 points to 1368.00 per contract. So what saved the markets today? Simply put; it is the same thing that has saved the markets for the past ten years, the falling U.S. Dollar Index. In the overnight trading session the U.S. Dollar Index…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 7, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Can The Greenback Fall Enough To Save The Markets

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)…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 23, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Falling U.S. Dollar Saves The Markets Again

The most important chart that anyone can follow is a chart of the U.S. Dollar Index. The major stock indexes and most leading commodities will usually trade inverse to the world's reserve currency. For over ten years now the general stock market direction has moved opposite or inverse to the U.S. Dollar Index.



This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-M2) topped out shortly after the opening bell rang at the New York Stock Exchange. When the U.S. Dollar…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 16, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Once Again It Is Groundhog Day In The Markets

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 13, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Groundhod Day Again And Again

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 9, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Everyday Is Groundhog Day

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 8, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

The Inverse Trade Works Again

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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Can The Markets Defy Gravity Again?

Nearly every trading day the major stock indexes will decline before the noon hour. This decline in the major stock market indexes usually leads to a light volume rally that lasts into the close. For example, yesterday the major stock indexes dropped sharply lower at the open only to find a low after the first hour and trade basically unchanged by the closing bell. This type of activity occurs nearly every trading day since December 19, 2011 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 31, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

Light Volume And The Falling U.S. Dollar Keep Markets Buoyant

Nearly every trading session over the past month the major stock indexes rally after an initial morning decline. Some investors may view this action in the market as a sign of strength, however, the trading volume remains extremely light. Light volume will usually indicate a lack of institutional participation, or conviction by the big boys. This stock market looks to be moving higher by a handful of big firms that have the means to buy every market dip. Some traders and investors…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 30, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

The Key To Trading Is Timing

How many times in your life have you heard someone tell you that they are bullish or bearish? Personally, I hear it everyday by countless people and even say it myself on a daily basis. These days we are all bombarded by the financial news throughout the day. The Europe Union is blowing up before our eyes on a daily basis, China is starting to slowdown, India is battling massive inflation, and Brazil cannot take the money printing by the central banks any more. The news is all around…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 7, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

It Happened Again

Once again, the major stock indexes reversed an early decline. The rally in the S&P 500 Index came as the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX Z1) plummeted around the noon hour. The inverse relationship between the U.S. Dollar Index and the major stock indexes continues to occur every single trading day. As long as the U.S. Dollar remains weak the major stock indexes will inflate and trade higher. In essence, every trade is a trade on the U.S. Dollar Index at this time.…



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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 20, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Mirror Opposites

This morning and almost every morning for that matter, the major stock market indexes continue to trade inverse to the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY). Traders do not need to listen to the news coming out of Europe or Asia, they simply just need to follow the U.S. Dollar Index. When the DXY declines the stocks markets will inflate and trade higher. The opposite is true when the DXY trades higher, the major stock indexes will deflate and trade lower. Simply put, the U.S. Dollar Index is used like a…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 18, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

Buffett Bounce

When the stock markets get into serious trouble the Oracle of Omaha will come out of the woodwork to defend stocks. Once again, Warren Buffett just appeared on CNBC live from the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Buffett said that he is buying stocks and is investing in the United States. The SPDR S&P 500 Index (NYSE:SPY) has climbed sharply off the lows. Traders should watch for intra-day resistance on the SPY around the $115.52 area.



Nicholas Santiago…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on September 30, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

Pick Your Poison

In order for the stock market to rally or trade higher the U.S. Dollar Index has to decline. This has been proven repeatedly over the past ten years. Traders can simply look at an intra-day chart of the U.S. Dollar Index and see how quickly the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA) will deflate and trade lower as soon as the U.S. Dollar Index catches a bid higher. This afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was trading higher by more than 300.0 points, as soon as the… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 27, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Falling U.S. Dollar Saves The Day

It is pretty sad when the only way to get the stock market to trade higher is by selling off the U.S. Dollar Index (DX Z1). The U.S. Dollar Index measures the value of the U.S. Dollar versus six leading currencies such as the Euro 58.6%, Japanese Yen 12.6 %, Pound Sterling 11.9%, Canadian Dollar 9.1%, Swedish Krona 4.2%, and the Swiss Franc 3.6%. When the world's reserve currency declines the major stock indexes will inflate and trade higher. Politicians continue to say that they want a… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 19, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Forget The European Ménage à trois Here Is The Reason For The Rally

The major stock indexes have soared sharply higher this afternoon. The catalyst for the rally according to the media is the fact that Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Nicolas Sarkozy, and Greece's George Papandreou all agree that Greece should be part of the European Union. Greek bond yields are now favoring that Greece will eventually have to default, however, many investors are now speculating that Europe will introduce its own form of the bank bailout plan called TARP. While this news… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 14, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Does The Bernank Have Another Ace Up His Sleeve?

This afternoon, the Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke will give a speech to the Economic Club of Minneapolis. Many traders and investors are wondering if Chairman Bernanke will hint at another round of stimulus via more U.S. Treasury purchases or perhaps his latest concoction called Operation Twist.



Traders must remember that the last round of quantitative easing ended in late June 2011. Last year before the Federal Reserve implemented its latest round of… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 8, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

Intra-day Strength Can Make You Money

Traders and investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke to speak this morning at 10:00 am EST. This could be one of the most highly anticipated speeches of the year. The major stock market indexes have been under heavy selling pressure all morning ahead the speech, therefore, this tells us that the investing public is betting that the market will be weak today. Now, by some chance the market begins to rally after the speech by Chairman Bernanke it would be… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on August 26, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Aftershocks To The Upside So Far

The major stock indexes were all trading higher this afternoon before a 5.9 magnitude earthquake stuck the Northern Virginia area. Tremors where felt throughout the New York metropolitan area and as far as Michigan. The major stock indexes initially sold off when the earthquake took place, however, the markets look to have recovered quickly.



This morning, the SPDR S&P 500 Index (NYSE:SPY) staged a breakout pattern on the 10 minute charts. The target for the SPY on this…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on August 23, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Nothing Goes Down In Straight Line

The major stock indexes have plummeted sharply lower over the past two weeks. This morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading lower by nearly 300.00 points to 11,150.00. The selling pressure seems to be continuing as almost every sector besides gold and silver are trading sharply lower.



It is important to note that the stock market rarely declines straight down in a 90 degree free fall angle on the charts. Usually, markets that decline this much will usually stage a…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on August 8, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

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