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Stock Trading Alert: Uncertainty As Investors Await Series Of Quarterly Earnings Releases

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Posted by Paul Rejczak - Sunshine Profits

on Monday, 23 January 2017 07:26

Sent to subscribers on January 23, 2017, 6:54 AM.

Briefly: In our opinion, speculative short positions are favored (with stop-loss at 2,330, and profit target at 2,150, S&P 500 index).

Our intraday outlook remains bearish, and our short-term outlook is bearish. Our medium-term outlook remains neutral, following S&P 500 index breakout above last year's all-time high:

Intraday outlook (next 24 hours): bearish
Short-term outlook (next 1-2 weeks): bearish
Medium-term outlook (next 1-3 months): neutral
Long-term outlook (next year): neutral

The main U.S. stock market indexes gained between 0.2% and 0.5% on Friday, extending their short-term consolidation, as investors reacted to economic data releases, Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration, among others. The S&P 500 index continues to trade close to its January 6 new record high of 2,282.10. Generally, all three major stock market indexes extend their fluctuations along new all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average trades relatively close to round resistance level of 20,000 and the technology Nasdaq Composite has reached its new record high a week ago at the level of 5,584.26. Will the market extend its year-long medium-term uptrend even further before some more meaningful downward correction? The next possible resistance level of the S&P 500 index remains at 2,300 mark. On the other hand, the nearest support level is at around 2,255-2,260, marked by recent local lows. The next support level is at 2,230-2,240, marked by the late December local low. We can see new long-term highs within almost eight-year-long bull market from 2009 multi-year low of 666.8. However, the index extends its over month-long consolidation. It still trades along medium-term upward trend line, as we can see on the daily chart:


Expectations before the opening of today's trading session are slightly negative, with index futures currently down 0.1-0.2%, as investors take short-term profits off the table following Friday's advance. The market has retraced its Friday's move up. The main European stock market indexes have lost 0.3-0.4% so far. The S&P 500 futures contract trades within an intraday consolidation, following an overnight move down. The nearest important support level remains at 2,245-2,250, marked by previous local low. On the other hand, resistance level is at around 2,270-2,275, marked by local highs. Is this a topping pattern before downward correction of the November - December rally? Or just consolidation within an uptrend? There have been no confirmed negative signals so far. The futures contract continues to trade within an over week-long consolidation along 2,260-2,270, as the 15-minute chart shows:



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Cisco - Still Dominant

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Posted by Steve Deschesnes, Desjardins Online Brokerage, Disnat GPS Portfolio

on Friday, 20 January 2017 15:08

ciscoThe field of routers and switches which has made Cisco famous is likely to change dramatically over the next few years.

Competition from HP and Juniper Networks continues to be fierce, but other players like Huawei are also hampering Cisco's development, especially in China.

We believe, however, that Cisco's strength lies in its considerable experience which, in our opinion, will enable it to... CLICK HERE for the complete analysis


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Volatility Insights: What Can You Learn From The Big Short Interest In The VIX Futures?

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Posted by Volatility Surfer

on Friday, 20 January 2017 06:55


- VIX shorts are currently near a 5-year high.

- Spot VIX has been realizing low volatility.

- There is a better relationship between the net positioning and the market.

I have been a regular contributor on SA when it comes to the topic of volatility. Naturally, I receive a number of questions being posed to me in regards to various topics. However, as of late, I have been getting questions about the heavy short interest in the VIX futures and whether this means anything. Of course, the question can be posed more bluntly. Does the heavy short interest in the VIX futures mean that we are about to see a bout of increased volatility in the near future?

Now I have my opinions and thoughts. However, I also let the data educate me. In this case, I will walk through the historical data on the VIX futures with you and perhaps we can answer some questions, and perhaps we can get some more interesting questions coming out of this exercise.

Now let's look at where the VIX shorts currently stand:

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....for more and larger charts go HERE



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Marc Faber: Take a Gamble on Trump

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Posted by Marc Faber - Gloom Boom & Doom Report

on Thursday, 19 January 2017 06:00

1465823697 marcfaberThere are many advantages to spread betting not least the flexibility to engage in transactions whilst on the move and in your spare time. In addition to this, as you don’t own the asset there is no need for large capital investment. The basic principle of this form of investment and trading is a simple one. However, albeit straightforward it would be prudent to enlist the support of a professional such as the CMC markets, an online trading and investment company.

The recent United States Presidential election has, as would be expected caused some nervousness in the markets, however careful analysis is required to determine the possible impact on the markets over the coming months and in particular the impact on spread betting.

To look at this in detail we need to consider the principles of spread betting. There are different methods of spread betting but we will concentrate on online trading. This provides an excellent method of monitoring the markets and managing individual spread betting. We have already touched on the advantages of the process but in addition to this a key factor is the fact that spread betting is considered to be gambling and as such any profit is not subject to taxation. Unlike some forms of trading the investor does not buy shares but buys a stake (points). In addition the investor can also sell their stake. The point at which the stake is sold is the important factor as this will dictate the profit (or loss) that will be made. Spread betting allows the trader to trade on the price of movement of thousands of financial markets including commodities, indices, stocks and shares.



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Use This Trade to Stomp a Boring Market

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Posted by Greg Guenthner

on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:25


  • A tight range ahead of Dow 20,000
  • Dominating the post-election melt up
  • Plus: Holding our breath before the inauguration…
  • Rude Numbers: When to Buy When to Sell

The weeks following the election lit a fire under the stock market.

In an epic rally, the Dow Industrials shot higher by 2,000 points in a matter of weeks. Forgotten sectors offered traders fresh gains every single day. The struggles from earlier in the year vanished.

How quickly things change.



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