Are Rising Interest Rates Good for Anyone?

The stock indexes end the day slightly lower once again. As rates move higher all eyes will be on the jobs report on Friday to see if the report will affirm the expected rate hike next week or give the Fed an excuse to delay. For the SPX we look back at the expected move…

This is Not Selling - Yet

For the 4th consecutive trading day stocks ended slightly lower or unchanged. After the March 1st break out day the major indexes are near the low of that day. Since then there has been Fed comments that took the probability of a March interest rate hike to 84%. Here's what to expect the higher Fed…

The Door is Open, Will the Bears Take the Bait?

After nearly 4 months of complacency a few definitive signs of volatility may truly be emerging. The Sp100 today opened with 95 decliners, first time we have seen this since early November. Moreover, the XLF sold off a bit today with bonds selling off as well. Lastly, we shall build a bullish spread in the…

Bull or Bear, this Market Shall Torment You in Every Move

Markets moved well within our expected range this past week, even though IPO mania and a Wednesday rally has buyers believing the markets are impervious to anything. Moving forward keep a close eye on your overall risks as bulls will attempt to buy in every dip and bears will look for a catalyst to spark…

Using Time Spreads to Trade the Upcoming Range

After yesterday's market sprint stocks took a deep breathe today with some profit taking selling at all time highs. In tonight's video let's review what to expect in the coming months and the strategy that will work best in that market environment...

Markets On the Brink of the Expected Move

All of the major indexes popped to all time highs today on the heels of a positive tone from the new administration. Bonds sharply lower sent financials higher. The brokerage firms rebounded today after being hit hard yesterday on the news of an all out discount commission war. In tonight's video let's revisit the expected…

Small Caps a Leading Indicator?

We're finally starting to see the typical market structure kick in on the daily chart, and as expected, traders are starting to hedge against the "unexpected" with tonight's SOTU speech...

Complacency Prevails on the Eve of a Risk Event

If you missed today's trading day you didn't miss much. Indexes moved sideways on very light volume. A complacent market will move at some point. Could tomorrow's State of the Union address be that catalyst? Let's take a look...

The Volatility Monster is Lurking

The major indexes ended the shortened week slightly off all time highs. Where is the volatility? That is the big question on every trader's mind. In this important weekend edition we will dissect the various sectors and the market in search of volatility and the opportunities they might present...

A Change in Character Under the Hood

Stocks off all time highs today. In tonight's video we look under the hood to see if there was a change in character in the market. Last week we discussed how a weak opening was bought throughout the day. Today we saw something different with a strong opening being sold throughout the day. Is this…