Every time traders think they're about to kick the ball and send the iShares Russell 2000 ETF flying, Lucy pulls the ball away and they end up flat on their backs.
I'm focused on a pattern that has repeated all year long.
Plus, the Nasdaq and S&P 500 did not do justice to Thursday's market action as there were far more losers than winners on the day.
In case you hadn't noticed, the most popular small-cap ETF around seems to be regaining its footing and could put on a sprint soon.
Wednesday's powerful move in a popular regional banking ETF may set it up for more gains to come.
A breakdown appears imminent if traders don't begin hitting the buy button for the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, and the S&P 500 Index could follow.
The stock of the operator of a cryptocurrency exchange platform could stage a powerful breakout or breakdown based on recent movements.
There are no new eras and human nature and conditions never change -- nor have investors learned from history.
The used-car e-commerce platform has had a nice few days, but the short squeeze play could decline quickly if momentum traders exit.
Apple likely will be our guide for what's ahead after reporting its latest results as it is one of the few pieces of the market foundation that is offering hope.
And anyone who claims to know which direction the central bank is going to go is lying.
The biggest concern for bulls is the 2023 correlation between TLT and stocks.
Either or both could move the market significantly, so now isn't the time to roll into anything, long or short, with significant size.
The parent of Google makes for an intriguing trade after decent results and its $70 billion buyback announcement.
And the ETFs that track those indexes are losing their bullish luster
If any part of you is a pure volatility trader, now is the time to focus on the iShares Russell 2000.
Let's use Tesla as an example of how to play a stock that is driven by emotions more than logic.
Be willing to wait and pay for some knowledge in the form of a slightly lesser upside or higher entry price.
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF has been a bear -- pun intended -- to figure out.
Those who aren't long-term investors shouldn't be overly concerned by economic reports and guesses as to where interest rates are heading.
It isn't much fun trying to trade in a market that moves in a small range on minuscule volume.
Questions arise as to whether the two mega-cap tech stocks can continue to support the Nasdaq and with it the Invesco QQQ Trust.
The underlying index of the ETF continues to look weak.
Even after Monday's advance the oil bulls may need some time and consolidation before trying to make their next move.
Two could continue their upward momentum, but a third may be heading into resistance.
They include ETFs as well as gold miners and royalty companies.
Stops are a must for those who trade the iShares Russell 2000 ETF long.
The thing is, this ETF could break either way based on where it is at present.
Despite the central bank's insistence that it won't cut rates, the market is betting rates will be lower by the end of the year.
Intel seems trapped in a range, and the ETFs continue to trade beneath important moving averages.