Category Archives: Patterns and Formations

The Financial Sector Could Be Poised To Out Perform The Broader Market

The financial sector has chronically under-performed the broader market over an extended period of time. That dynamic may be in the early stages of a transformation. Last week the S&P 500 Index returned to its high of the year. This week it has made incrementally new all-time highs. By contrast the financial sector, as represented… Read More »

Six Stocks With Large Short Interest + Good Charts = Potential Covering Rallies

Here are six stocks with solid chart patterns, improving price momentum and money flow and they have large outstanding short positions. The implication is that if there are bullish chart pattern breakouts, the shorts will be forced to cover their positions. This would initiate short covering rallies in the stocks. Remember though, often times the… Read More »

The DOW – Bullish Breakout From a Moving Average Squeeze And There Is Plenty Of Upside

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA) dropped below its 200 day moving average in early June. It’s been trading just below the horizontally trending 200 day average and more recently above a rising 50 day average. Over time this the area between the two averages compressed along with the Dow’s average true range and Bollinger… Read More »

The Volatility Index And The Anomaly At The 26 Level – “The line must drawn here! No further!”

The market got a scare in the last two hours of trading on Monday. There was a sharp drop in equity prices on news that some businesses in California were being closed again and of renewed US/China tensions in the East China sea. The broader market dropped sharply and the Volatility Index jumped closing the… Read More »

“There is no S&P 500 index anymore.” Here’s Why.

"There is no S&P index anymore. It's just a few names." @CarterBWorth takes to the charts to explain the market's major bifurcation. pic.twitter.com/PYykZ6Z4lP — CNBC's Fast Money (@CNBCFastMoney) July 6, 2020 “Chart Master” Carter Worth checks out the concentration of capital issue in the S&P 500 index. This overweighting problem is why, when traders finally… Read More »

The DOW : Monday’s Focus Was On Breaking Through Resistance – On Tuesday The Focus Is On Holding Support

Yesterday we took a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average chart. The primary focus was on the trend line resistance level situated in the 26,426 area which is being reinforced by the horizontally tracking 200 day moving average. A strong open suggested that the Dow was set to break above resistance and potentially move… Read More »