Tag: nasdaq 100

Another Good Day for the Bulls

After a number of short-term victories for the bulls over the past week, the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports scored new all-time highs together, triggering a Dow Theory confirmation or buy signal on Wednesday. While the Dow Industrials were the lone major stock market index to see fresh highs so far, I expect the S&P 500 to follow suit shortly. The S&P 400 and Russell 2000 should not be far behind which would add even more credence to my forecast […]   Read More
Date: July 14, 2017

Dow Theory Says to BUY

After staving off early morning selling on Tuesday, the bulls followed through with a nice little day on Wednesday. As I have discussed, the NASDAQ 100 continues to bounce back and resume leadership. That’s an intermediate-term positive, especially if the index does not lead on the downside during the next pullback. While the Dow was the only major index to score an all-time high on Wednesday, the Dow Theory crowd will point to the transports also hitting an all-time high. […]   Read More
Date: July 13, 2017

NASDAQ 100 Right on Schedule. Gold and Energy Opportunity

For the past month or so, I have focused much of my commentary on the NASDAQ 100 as it had been the far and away market leader before getting hit with the ugly stick from late May to early July. Late last week, things began to change and I saw the NASDAQ 100 looking a little better in the short-term. On Friday, the bulls, especially in tech and the NASDAQ 100 did step up with the anticipated bounce beginning. That’s […]   Read More
Date: July 10, 2017

Slow Change in the Tide

As you know, the NASDAQ 100 and tech have been downright ugly overt the past 6 weeks. From leader and media darling, this huge sector, including the much vaunted FAANG stocks have been hit very hard although there hasn’t been significant technical damage done. I posted a few charts over the weeks showing a very defined trading range where a close outside the range would give the bulls or the bears the clear edge. Otherwise, a neutral stance was the […]   Read More
Date: July 7, 2017

Market Remains Uneven But No Big Decline Coming

I hope everyone had a festive July 4th holiday with family, friends, food and libations! Thanks to all those who have served to fight for and protect our freedom as the greatest nation on earth. We pick up mid-week no different than on the holiday shortened Monday or last week. It’s a tale of two markets, the NASDAQ 100 and the rest of the major indices. On Monday, where I felt like one of the few who worked, the Dow […]   Read More
Date: July 5, 2017

NASDAQ 100 Still Ugly

Those looking for volatility certainly got their wish this week as moves were seen Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. With Friday being the start of an unofficial four day weekend, I doubt there will be much action without a major news event. In Wednesday’s piece, I offered that stocks could bounce into the 4th holiday and then see some more downside, especially in the NASDAQ 100. Well, Thursday didn’t work out so well for that forecast! At the open, all […]   Read More
Date: June 30, 2017

NASDAQ 100 to Bounce and then Fully Correct

As has been the case since the big “shock” day in the NASDAQ 100 on June 9, I have been a little cautious (neutral) on that index and more positive on the Dow and S&P as it looked like leadership was rotating. In healthy bull markets, this is normal and a good thing. The problem comes when leadership stops rotating into the more aggressive sectors and heads into the defensive ones like staples, utilities and REITs. Tuesday saw follow through […]   Read More
Date: June 28, 2017

Semis & NASDAQ 100 at Odds

On Tuesday, the Semiconductor Index as well as its ETF counterparts hit new lows for 2015. This is important for two main reasons. First, historically, as go the semis, so goes the NASDAQ. And as goes the NASDAQ, so goes the broad stock market. It is an intermediate to long-term concern that the semis are more than just struggling. Bull moves typically do not continue without support from the semis. Below you can see the NASDAQ 100 which is anything […]   Read More
Date: August 19, 2015

Apple’s Good Earnings Impacting Market

Earlier this week, Apple released a very solid earnings report beating analysts estimates on the top and bottom line, meaning the company had more revenue and profits than forecast. On the surface that should be a good thing and intuitively, you would think a boon to the stock. Apple opened at fresh all-time highs on Tuesday only to sell off immediately and close in the lower end of its daily range.   Data miners have uncovered a solid trend that […]   Read More
Date: April 30, 2015

Don’t Count the Bulls Out to Begin 2015

Welcome to 2015! Wishing you and your family a very Happy, Healthy, Safe and Peaceful New Year! Stocks finished 2014 with a whimper rather than a bang as the lack of liquidity allowed sellers to move prices sharply lower on Wednesday. The last two days of December have become somewhat of a headwind lately, but that weakness is supposed to be reversed next week. As bullish as I was over the past few weeks on the small cap Russell 2000, […]   Read More
Date: January 1, 2015