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S&P 500 Update

Summer was great … as long as you didn’t spend your days staring at charts, because nothing happened there.
From July 11 – September 8, stocks didn’t go anywhere. We didn’t even bother trading stocks.
But all boring periods must come to an end. The August 28 Profit Radar Report stated that:...

Are Gold and Silver Setting up for a Slingshot Move?

Gold and silver have been stuck in their respective trading range for three months.
How long the yawning continues remains to be seen, but a slingshot move would be a welcome change of pace. What is a slingshot move? It’s a powerful directional move preceded by a fakeout step.
The review below...

The Spectacular VIX Tailwind Trade

This is a reprint of the August 24 Special Profit Radar Report:
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is a popular index, but in itself is not investable. You can’t just go out and buy the VIX. The same is true for the S&P 500 or any other index.
But investment vehicles like the SPDR S&P 500...

How Stocks Escaped from 3 ‘Unavoidable’ Bear Markets

This bull market has been counted out many times. Just over the past few years, stocks faced three – allegedly – unavoidable bear markets … and escaped all of them.
Here are the three ‘unavoidable’ bear markets, and why stocks escaped:
Unavoidable Rate Hike Bear Market
Starting in 2015, the...

Is the Crude Oil Rally Over?

Déjà vu. Crude oil prices dropped as much as 24% over the past two months. Does this mean the oil rally is over?
Here is a look at various timeframes and indicators to help answer this question.
Longer-term Analysis
The April 24 Profit Radar Report showed the long-term chart below, and stated:...

S&P 500 Update

On July 12, the S&P 500 became overbought and has been wrapped in a tight trading cocoon ever since.
In fact, for 13 trading days, the S&P didn’t move more than 22.5 points. That’s one of the tightest trading ranges in history.

The chart below, published in the July 31 Profit Radar...

Is the Stock Market Rigged? … and a More Important Question

Is the stock market rigged? Many believe it is … and rightfully so.
However, there are more interesting and pertinent questions, such as:
To what extent is the market rigged, and how does it affect me?
Why do allegations of a rigged market sprout up right now?
Different Ways to Rig the Market...