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Indicator Review: The Trend is Your Friend, But...
By Dave M - 11/28/2016
With the S&P 500 having traded above its short-term moving average for 15 days now, the trend is clearly a friend to the bulls. However, the action in the bond market...

Indicator Review: Neutral But Hopeful
By Dave M - 11/21/2016
The sloppy period leading up to the election took its toll on some of the big-picture models. However, the spirited post-election rebound has caused the trend and momentum indicators to turn green. And then when you mix in...

Indicator Review: What A Difference A Week Makes
By Dave M - 11/14/2016
Last week, we were talking about the fact that stocks were in a clearly defined downtrend and looking at how low the market indices could go. But after the surprise election result...

Bond Summary: Of Tightening, Tapering and Trump
By Dave M - 11/11/2016
While stocks are getting all the attention lately, the action in the bond market is causing experts to fret that a sea change is occurring. Instead of a tailwind for bond investors, the fear is...

Don't Forget About The Bonds
By Dave M - 11/10/2016
While traders fell all over themselves getting into biotech, pharma, healthcare, infrastructure, defense, and infrastructure stocks, another part of the "Trump Trade" may have escaped your attention...

Surprise!
By Dave M - 11/9/2016
In what can only be described as an anti-establishment vote and the biggest U.S. election surprise in a generation, Donald Trump has won the White House. And since markets HATE surprise (and uncertainty)...

Sometimes The Game Is Just Plain Hard
By Dave M - 11/8/2016
While it has been a frustrating time to be in the markets, it is important to remember that nobody said investing was easy. And with markets moving sideways to down...

Indicator Review: Time To Get Fooled Again?
By Dave M - 11/7/2016
To be sure, our models have weakened over the two months. But given that weakness in the trend and momentum indicators haven't been a harbinger of bad things to come for several years now...

Four Reasons Buyers Are On Strike
By Dave M - 11/4/2016
If you are left scratching your head as to why the bears are suddenly in complete control of the game again, you aren't alone. So, here are four reasons that are creating some angst among traders...

Just Another Algo-Induced Freak-out, Or...
By Dave M - 11/2/2016
Yesterday's sudden dance to the downside appeared to be triggered by a spike in the so-called "fear index" tied to worries about a BREXIT-style surprise in the U.S. Presidential election...