22Apr5:01 pmEST

Saturday Night at Market Chess Cinemas

Long-time readers will recall (no pun intended) that I have previously alluded to the film  Memento   (2000) in my substantive blog posts about the market as a way to magnify the manner in which stocks would seem to move day-to-day with seemingly no memory.  In light of that, let us examine the film itself tonight, which is certainly...

21Apr1:33 pmEST

Will Citi Get Another Bailout?

Despite various upside spurts this week, such as yesterday's broad market rally, the lingering issue for the market beyond energy weakness has been the lagging big banks.  Even though the major financial firms are still well above their pre-U.S. election levels from last early-November, the truth of the matter is that they are looking heavier...

21Apr10:56 amEST

No Glory Days for SLoB

Oil services giant, Schlumberger, below on the weekly timeframe, is down more than 3% after earnings this morning. For a while now, the energy sector has lagged equites in general, with energy stocks themselves lagging crude oil at various junctures, too. Typically, when commodity-derived stocks lag the actual commodity's performance it is a...

20Apr3:50 pmEST

Stock Market Recap 04/20/17 {Video}

The following video is a brief, condensed version of the Stock Market Recap which I present each evening to members of Market Chess Subscription Services. In the longer version, I offer tons of actionable trade ideas, educational content, and in-depth objective analysis across all markets. If you enjoy my videos and blog posts, then  please...

20Apr3:49 pmEST

Little SHOP of Horrors for Shorts

With the rather sharp (albeit brief and aggressively bought) shakeouts from BREXIT last summer and then the election in the U.S. last November still a vivid memory for market players perhaps too many were leaning cautious in front of this weekend's election in France for us to see yet another "sell the rumor, buy the news" event.  Instead,...

20Apr1:49 pmEST

A Better Takeoff

Stocks are doing a better job of holding early strength today, as all major averages are making some technical progress even as we head into news-filled weekend in Europe.  Materials plays like CLF and X are trying to wake up, though they have plenty more room to improve and earnings with which to contend in the coming weeks. But indisputable...

20Apr10:47 amEST

No Champs on the Champs-Élysées

In front of the French presidential election kicking off on Sunday, the major averages are still locked in a bit of a near-term stalemate. Even with this morning's opening gap higher, for example,  buyers cannot quite reclaim the 50-day moving average on the small cap ETF, IWM. The S&P is putting in a mildly indecisive "doji" candle thus far,...

19Apr3:53 pmEST

Stock Market Recap 04/19/17 {Video}

The following video is a brief, condensed version of the Stock Market Recap which I present each evening to members of Market Chess Subscription Services. In the longer version, I offer tons of actionable trade ideas, educational content, and in-depth objective analysis across all markets. If you enjoy my videos and blog posts, then  please...

19Apr3:51 pmEST

Sector Rotation or Deterioration? We'll Do it Live

Another day in the market where the jury is still out as to whether we have a breakdown on our hands or simply more churning as bulls keep the tape afloat via sector rotation.  Even as energy stocks and the mega caps in the Dow came in today, for example, broadcast and media firms like GTN (below on the attractive daily timeframe) benefitted...

19Apr1:47 pmEST

We Shall Return

Beyond the technical terms we often discuss when analyzing charts, a simple fact is that rangebound markets often return time and time again to precise levels to test them out and see if they are, in fact, legitimate. In other words, the inherent indecision associated with market ranges manifests itself when price continually probes a given...

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