Weekly 'Market Observations':

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Market Observations as of Aug 18 2017
Lots of market breadth showing bearish behavior this week. Key levels of support broke and a change in trend confirmed on many daily charts. Even during a bearish week, we continue to see the strength of a few bulls, while the already weak bears seem to get even more bearish. The nature of changes in trends studied and compared. Plenty of key messages in the charts this week.
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Market Observations as of Aug 11 2017
Markets making new all time highs early this week, then get knocked down with 'event' reactions on Thursday. An opportunity to study of how various markets absorb this one-day-event, different measures of Volatility, and comparisons of prior 'reactions' earlier this year. Keeping Objective with our trading decisions.
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Market Observations as of Aug 4 2017
Markets are mostly quiet, with mixed indexes and mixed reactions to earnings. A few stocks continue to drive most of the small changes in the major indexes. Financial sector finds strength while Transports weaken - for mixed Economic signals. Some commodities improve, while the US Dollar weakens. Charts of some leaders are evaluated, and high odds patterns confirmed, as behaviors in markets are identified. Interesting examples in various sectors.
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Market Observations as of Jul 28 2017
Market Observations this week included all time new highs for all the major indexes, a wide variety of gaps on earnings news, and a volatile one hour reaction to a surprise 'event' on Thursday. Each provided an opportunity to observe how the markets behaved this week, revealing the market's character in the process. Great examples of comparative studies.
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Market Observations as of Jul 21 2017
Markets continue their bullish trends with less momentum this week, as monthly Options Expiration activities pause trends for a day or so. Economic clues and chart patterns explored.
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Market Observations as of Jul 14 2017
Markets making new highs, trends resume with some changes in sector leadership. Examples for Trend Confirmation using various Technical Studies.
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Market Observations as of Jul 7 2017
Mostly horizontal markets this week, with DOW and S&P strength and Nasdaq yet to recover from the prior week's drop. Sample charts for both bullish and bearish trends.
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Market Observations as of Jun 30 2017
Some expanding volatility this week as most markets remain in there horizontal trends. The week, month and quarter ended with no major changes, however there are some bearish hints. A look at some key stocks and sectors as we watch for clues.
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Market Observations as of Jun 16 2017
Overall markets continue their bullish trend. Tech absorbs last Friday's correction with mostly horizontal churn. Key support being testing in some sectors, while others move to new all time highs. Overview of bullish and bearish and horizontal charts, patterns, and any key changes this week.
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Market Observations as of Jun 9 2017
Lots of great charts to study this week. All time new highs delivered in major indexes, and Friday saw a claw-back of two weeks of gains in most of the monster FANG and Tech stocks. Signs of money rotation during the Tech selling. Clues from the charts to watch going forward for signs of confirmation.
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Market Observations as of June 2 2017
Markets deliver more new all time highs. We continue to see both strong sectors and stocks, and weak sectors and stocks. Examples of each are studied and key patterns recognized.
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Market Observations as of May 26 2017
Markets continue with the same character this week. S&P and NASDAQ deliver new all time highs, the few strong stocks and sectors remain the same as do the weak ones. Options volatility drops back below 10% as Amazon and Alphabet near $1,000 per share. Lots of chart patterns and examples to learn from, including one of my favorites.
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Market Observations as of May 19 2017
Market Overview, with little change in character or market Trends after a one day Shake Down this Wednesday (May 17th). The Strong Stocks and Sectors remain strong, and the Weak remain weak. Slow economic growth clues continue while new highs are in mostly one sector. Aggressive to Conservative signal examples given for a stock short entry.
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Market Observations as of May 5 2017
Some Markets are making new all time highs, while others have yet to break above Resistance, and some remain quiet and mostly Horizontal. Interesting sector clues found in the charts.
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Market Observations as of Apr 28 2017
Markets break out of consolidation, without follow thru, and with mixed signals. Mixed reactions to Earnings, strong and weak sectors examined, & clues from charts studied.
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Market Observations as of Apr 21 2017
Market continue in mostly consolidation, with sectors that are more bullish and others more bearish. April options expiration. Key Sector weakness, while some seasonal bulls appear. Clues from the charts help us prepare.
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Market Observations as of Apr 13 2017
Markets changing with some Bearish observations worth noting. The Market Consolidation weakens as some support begins to break down. Examples of key chart Technical events and stocks that are moving with the overall markets as well as some that are ignoring the markets.
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Market Observations as of Apr 7 2017
Markets were mostly horizontal this week, as a pause in the prior trend continues. Triangle patterns and market reactions to surprise news events are studied. A few monster stocks doing their own thing.
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Market Observations as of Mar 31 2017
Markets bounce to end the week, month and quarter. Most markets have not changed their March bearish moves that delivered both lower lows and lower highs for the month. The exceptions are pointed out. Key areas to watch for confirmation of bearish change in trend, a pause in the bullish trend, or a resumption of the bullish trend.
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Market Observations as of Mar 24 2017
Markets saw the first significant change this week, since the US Elections, with a one day 'correction' on Tuesday. Various areas of support was broken Tuesday, while others held. Some strong Stocks and Sectors that did well this week. Early clues and Divergences seen this month that continue to cast some doubts on the post election rally.
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Market Observations as of Mar 17 2017
Markets mostly horizontal this week during key events: Fed rate announcement, quad witching expiration and rebalancing. Some exceptions that are trending (bulls and bears) and some key patterns set up for next week. Chart reading with a variety of examples.
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Market Observations as of Mar 10 2017
This week saw a pause in most trends, with exceptions that were bullish and bearish. Purpose & use of these postings. Economic indications affecting certain sectors. Sample swing trade decisions.
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Market Observations as of Mar 3 2017
This week we saw trends continue, gaps, and both positive and negative earnings responses. Comparing and confirming a Continuation, Reversals or pause in Trends. Leveraged ETFs
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Market Observations as of Feb 24 2017
This week saw a continuation of the trend that began Feb 9th. The Dow has delivered 11 all time new highs in a row. Some indexes slowed or paused their climb this week. A few sectors and stocks saw a significant drop on Feb 23rd. Examples of 4-month trends still climbing, and others pausing. Lot of chart details to learn to observe that can give clues.
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Market Observations as of Feb 17 2017
This week we see the Trend continue with delayed confirmation from Transports and Financial sectors. More examples of key patterns from Simple Moving Averages and the behavior at Support and Resistance levels.
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Market Observations as of Feb 10 2017
This week markets break out of their horizontal pause to new Highs. Stronger sectors, weaker sectors, and key patterns observed with Support and Resistance. Examples of prior and new Resistance, and how to locate them.
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Market Observations as of Feb 3 2017
High Odds patterns and trends reveal themselves, confirmation with Higher Highs and Higher Lows. Test and establish new Support and Resistance. Sector participation, and Earnings reactions. Great examples this week of key patterns and their clues.
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Market Observations as of Jan 27 2017
Historic events this week: Dow 20,000, and over 10 major US indexes all delivering new All Time Highs on their weekly charts. Signaling a Major market change from a Horizontal 'pause' to a Bullish Impulse this week. Lots of great examples to study of how the charts have signaled this significant change.
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Market Observations as of Jan 20 2017
Most markets remain in horizontal 'pause' as Earnings ramp up, Jan Options expire, and new US Administration takes office. A few exceptions and trending stocks are looked at. Clues from Options markets.
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Market Observations as of Jan 13 2017
2017 new trends and continuation of trends from 2016. Similarities and differences in markets, finding opportunities, where the action is this week.
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Market Observations as of Jan 6 2017
2017 begins with Strong sectors remaining strong, Tech returning and Semis pausing. Strong Dollar and low volatility continue as well.
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Market Observations as of Dec 30 2016
2016 year end markets, mostly quiet and horizontal markets, with some selling the past few days. Volume studies, and sector analysis. Finding clues in the charts. Hope you have a prosperous 2017.
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Market Observations as of Dec 16 2016
Market reactions to FOMC rate hike Wednesday and Quadruple Witching Friday. Mostly horizontal markets, with trends continuing or pausing. Comparison of market sectors and examples of strong vs weak stocks.
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Market Observations as of Dec 9 2016
Market Context comparisons, post election sectors, window dressing, Support and Resistance patterns & chart examples to learn to recognize.
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