Calm in the markets

Stoxx Europe 600: What Signs of Investor Exuberance Keep Telling Us Every day, you read news stories about the state of the economy and the stock market affecting consumer and investor behavior. The story goes something like this: When the economy and financial markets show signs of improvement, consumers start to spend more, and investors… Read more Calm in the markets

AI Revolution

Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ) looks like it is having a counter trend rally. This was foreseen as in the following article from Elliot Wave International back in March 2024: AI Revolution and NVDA: Why Tough Going May Be Ahead “These things could get more intelligent than us” The topic with all… Read more AI Revolution

Time Tested Indicator

Why You Should Pay Attention to This Time-Tested Indicator Now “How High Can Markets Go?” — asks this magazine cover Paul Montgomery’s Magazine Cover Indicator postulates that by the time a financial asset makes it to the cover of a well-known news weekly, the existing trend has been going on for so long that it’s… Read more Time Tested Indicator

Extreme Greed in Stocks

S&P 500: What to Make of Fear Versus Greed This sentiment index combines seven indicators into one useful trend measure That is — market participants generally go from feeling deeply pessimistic all the way to feeling highly optimistic — and then back again. These swings in investor psychology tend to produce similar circumstances at corresponding… Read more Extreme Greed in Stocks

Climbing Oil Prices

“Climbing Oil Prices Bearish for Stocks”? It’s a Myth! Oil and stocks sometimes trend together. Other times, they don’t. There’s a widespread belief that rising oil prices are bearish for the main stock indexes and falling oil prices are bullish for stocks. That belief is reflected in this Sept. 5 CNBC headline: Dow closes nearly… Read more Climbing Oil Prices

Why Do Traders Lose Money?

Why Do Traders Really Lose Money? Answer: It’s Not the Market’s Fault And 1 FREE course on how to help you stop self-sabotaging “good enough” trade plans I have always been a “who cares about the odds” kinda person. Meaning, if someone tells me the likelihood of succeeding at, say, learning to skateboard at 40,… Read more Why Do Traders Lose Money?

Insiders Selling

Pay Attention to This Group of Investors (They Know More) The stock market actions of corporate insiders is revealing It stands to reason that executives of a corporation know more about the goings-on of their business than outsiders. So, it’s wise to pay attention to their stock market actions regarding their own shares. Yes, the… Read more Insiders Selling

Tulip Mania Was Nothing

Recently, Elliott Wave International’s president Robert Prechter gave a rare interview. He covered a lot of ground – from stocks and Bitcoin to the economy and gold. Our friends at Elliott Wave International are sharing Prechter’s interview with you free. Listen as Prechter explains why 2021’s extreme market sentiment made the Tulip Mania look like… Read more Tulip Mania Was Nothing

Harbinger of the Bear Market

Insights into This “Ultimate Harbinger” of the Bear Market Enthusiasm for U.S. IPOs seems to be dramatically decreasing Back in early 2021, many investors were chomping at the bits to invest in entities about which they knew next to nothing. These entities are known as Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), which may be described as… Read more Harbinger of the Bear Market

Possible Replay of History

Stocks: Possible Replay of an Ominous Price Pattern “I became panicky and covered at a considerable loss…” The reason price patterns tend to repeat in the stock market is that investor psychology never changes. The Elliott wave model directly reflects these largely predictable swings in investor psychology. That’s what the Elliott wave principle is all… Read more Possible Replay of History

Sectors Leading Lower

Will These 2 Sectors Lead the Stock Market Lower? This key sector continues to be “fragile” Although it doesn’t feel like it sometimes, the U.S. stock market has been in a downtrend since January 2022. The reason it doesn’t feel like it is because the S&P 500 has been in a narrow trading range between… Read more Sectors Leading Lower

Insane Optimism in Stocks

How “Insane Optimism” is at Work in the Stock Market “Stock investors are so bullish that they are…” Many technical indicators are highly useful, yet the price moves of the stock market really boil down to two things: optimism and pessimism. Major trend turns tend to occur when extremes are reached in either optimism or… Read more Insane Optimism in Stocks

Next Shoe to Drop: Corporate Bonds

Corporate Bonds: “The Next Shoe to Drop” “The neckline has been broken over the last few days” A “calamity” is likely ahead for corporate bonds, says our head of global research, Murray Gunn. Some of Murray’s analysis involves the head and shoulders, a classic technical chart pattern. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s an… Read more Next Shoe to Drop: Corporate Bonds

Retail Investors Jump In

U.S. Stocks: Why Acting Independently Has Never Been More Important “Individual investors have been snapping up stocks at the fastest pace on record” More than 20 years ago, when I was working for another company, I remember hearing a colleague say that he doesn’t look at his monthly 401k statements. The implication was clear: He… Read more Retail Investors Jump In