14Dec10:38 amEST

Frozen Again

After playing a few precious miners on the long side with Members in recent weeks, I went ahead and locked in the rest of a trade this morning to unwind exposure to the complex in the near-term. Simply put, with the U.S. Dollar gapping higher, once again, as seen on the UUP ETF daily chart, below, I have little interest in pushing the envelope...

13Dec11:04 amEST

You Didn't Go to Hell, You Went to Purgatory, My Friend!

Bulls may think they have gone to stock market "Hell" since October, but a knowledge of market history beyond the last five years or so dictates that this type of price action is much more consistent with "Purgatory" than anything else. On the one hand, rallies are being met with selling on a daily basis, as the vast array of opening gaps...

12Dec1:59 pmEST

Midday Analysis 12/12/18 {Video}

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12Dec11:06 amEST

You Can't Always Ask for a Fade

After being lulled into a certain sense of numbness regarding the daily whipsaws and faded gaps higher we have seen in this market over the past few weeks (if not months), this morning's latest installment of the opening surge playbook has more than held its own within the first ninety minutes of trading.  While that may seem like a minor, if...

11Dec3:29 pmEST

Look This Black Swan in the Eye

While we know Apple, GE, crude oil, and small caps have all had their issues in recent weeks, the price action in the banking sectors, gauging the KRE and XLF ETFs, has been most alarming.  Prominent and even iconic global banking houses like DB GS MS have seen their stocks get pummeled with no mercy shown by the market for most of this...

11Dec11:01 amEST

Fighting the Good Fight

Whereas smooth, bull market uptrends often raise expectations of market players to the point where they become accustomed to the market delivering a plethora of home run long trades and much excitement to the upside, corrective markets often lower those expectations over time to the point where we simply applaud a good effort by bulls.  This...

10Dec5:10 pmEST

Stock Market Recap 12/10/18 {Video}

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10Dec3:02 pmEST

Not Much Margin for Error Now

In the face of another potential leg lower for crude oil, with the USO ETF currently off by more than 3%, equities are sustaining an intraday bounce well off session lows. In fact, the Dow is back in the green as I write this after slumping by more than 400 points this morning. The QQQ ETF is up by roughly 1%, with various tech stocks shaking...

10Dec10:40 amEST

Get Some Distance from the Storm

Despite some continued relative strength in up-and-coming software growth issues (e.g. TWLO) this morning, the notable weakness in the large cap banks housed in the XLF ETF remain an unresolved issue for the broad market. And when we factor in the AAPL gap down off the QCOM court decision this morning, too, it is no wonder that an early bounce...

09Dec10:54 amEST

Sunday Matinée at Market Chess Cinemas

Despite only being three episodes in (with the fourth scheduled to air this evening), I can still confidently recommend Showtime’s mini-series “Escape at Dannemora,” starring Benicio Del Toro, Paul Dano, and Patricia Arquette.  Each episode is directed by Ben Stiller, who shows his range in this project as the quintessential behind-the-scenes...

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