Is Ethan Allen Bucking the Market?

Is Ethan Allen Bucking the Market?

Money has been rolling out of certain stocks and sectors and into others. But the major indexes are stuck in a downward-sloping tight trading range. The key is volume. As the chart below shows, volume is a bit higher on recent down-close days (red volume bars). If volume drops off, a breakout on the upside → Read More

Tumbleweed at 11 Wall Street?

Tumbleweed at 11 Wall Street?

Wall Street. December 14, 2015. This is how it will likely look for the next two and one half days. And then Fed Chair Janet Yellen will officially kick off the start of rising interest rates. Or will she? Hopefully, with uncertainty relegated to the past, business as usual will return to 11 Wall Street. → Read More

How Long Can This Continue?

How Long Can This Continue?

On May 15th, I wrote about the Up/Down Volume Ratio patterns in the S&P 500 (Where Are The Guests At This Party?) The S&P 500, sitting at all-time highs, did pull back right after that, falling 2.9%. Here is that updated table. Notice that we’ve gone almost 2 months with an unusually high number of → Read More

Where Are The Guests At This Party?

Where Are The Guests At This Party?

The S&P 500 set a new all-time high yesterday. But does this party have a large number of guests showing up? On March 16th I analyzed the Up/Down Volume Ratio of the component stocks of the S&P 500. In my newsletter, and on a MarketTamer blog posting, I stated: “One technique I use for filtering → Read More

What Sector Showed Strength on Friday?

What Sector Showed Strength on Friday?

Friday was a red-number day – across the board. I have a watchlist that I update every week with all the stocks that have moderate to strong track records of gains or losses over the next several weeks. There are 187 symbols in this week’s list. And this particular time of year is rather unique → Read More

Delayed Trades Can Equal Higher Profits

Delayed Trades Can Equal Higher Profits

In a focus on XLB, the SPDRs Materials Sector ETF, in the January 31st, 2014 newsletter, I showed how the ETF was coming off major support, on good volume, and that a stochastics ‘buy’ signal had formed. Instead of trading XLB itself, I went on to focus on my best pick of the XLB components, → Read More

Goodbye Old Friend

Goodbye Old Friend

Yesterday’s market action appeared to be a pretty clear change in market attitude. The Dow Jones Industrial Average formed a clear reversal, while the S&P 500 definitively broke down from a tight two-week consolidation. But as far as worrying about a major pullback, one has to keep in mind that the major indexes cycle regularly. → Read More

Rover Comes to Life

Rover Comes to Life

We can all recognize a dog of a stock when we see one. It rolls over and dies. Wondering if it is just ‘playing dead’, meaning it may be the exception, we look at the sector ETF and notice it too has gone ‘paws up’. Successful traders learn to watch for the signs of life → Read More

Will This Stock Stage an Encore?

Will This Stock Stage an Encore?

Washington worked it all out, and yesterday’s 323 point climb in the Dow, along with strong rebounds off short-term cycle lows in most stocks, means its ‘Off we go into the wild blue yonder’, right? You’ve been listening to the mainstream financial media again, haven’t you? Listen closely to the actual wording used in several → Read More

JC Penney, Herbalife, Borders: The Bill Ackman Story (Part I)

JC Penney, Herbalife, Borders: The Bill Ackman Story (Part I)

You are in for a treat in this article. I have included a new questionnaire… one of our (almost) universally beloved features! Assume you have a rich uncle who is willing to transfer $100,000 into your name, with just one condition – you are not allowed to manage those funds yourself (those funds must be → Read More

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