Market Commentary & Analysis
07:59:28 PM EDT | 08/20/2014
| This week's rally has been on slow and slowing volume and showing lots of negative divergences in market breadth and momentum. It should be reversing to the downside but the bulls apparently didn't get the memo.
New Option Plays
08:01:15 PM EDT | 08/20/2014
The Correction Appears To Be Over
| The correction in this oil services stock appears to be over. Shares could be setting up for a new entry point.
In Play Updates and Reviews
06:58:40 PM EDT | 08/20/2014
| The NASDAQ broke out past resistance this week. Can the S&P 500 do the same?
11:42:11 PM EDT | 08/16/2014
Major Indexes Hold Support
| The S&P Indices and Dow Jones Average held support at key weekly chart up trendlines. The Nasdaq pullback didn't even get close to trendline support on its recent pullback before rebounding.
09:27:27 PM EDT | 08/20/2014
| Tonight we are looking at a new candidate in the transportation industry.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:48:56 PM EDT | 08/20/2014
Stocks Mixed Ahead of Jackson Hole
| U.S. equities delivered a mixed performance ahead of the Federal Reserve's annual conference in Jackson Hole.
11:58:46 AM EDT | 08/15/2014
| Why would a trader considering a new trade back test six different time frames for entry?
11:44:54 PM EDT | 08/19/2014
How Technical Analysts Can Get It Wrong
| During the sell off after the late-July Peak, some technically oriented traders and advisers were suggesting that we were headed into a bear market. I treat such bold indicator based predictions with caution.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
09:34:47 PM EDT | 08/18/2014
Short Squeeze Monday, Again
| Mondays have definitely turned into squeeze sessions with the last three Mondays posting big gains. Unfortunately they were all on low volume.
Option Writers Newsletter
11:03:14 PM EDT | 08/18/2014
New Nasdaq Highs!
| Who would have believed a week ago that the Nasdaq would be making new 14 year highs?
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:53:59 PM EDT | 08/17/2014
The Slow Blade
| The stock market delivered a widespread bounce last week but once again new headlines on the Ukraine-Russian conflict generated volatility.
11:40:51 PM EDT | 08/17/2014
August Rebound Continues
| Last week we were successful with the watch list graduating two candidates.
11:41:58 PM EDT | 08/17/2014
Stocks Mostly Higher For The Week
| Overall most of our play list was higher for the week. A handful are definitely showing relative strength.
11:43:08 PM EDT | 08/17/2014
| The U.S. market managed to keep the rebound going. Now the S&P 500 is testing resistance near its 50-dma and the NASDAQ is testing resistance at its 2014 highs.
11:43:51 PM EDT | 08/17/2014
Biotech & Defense
| Tonight we are adding two very strong candidates. Both look poised to breakout past significant resistance.