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On the Risk Vs. Reward Pendulum, the Arm Is Swinging Back Toward Risk

Dozens of individual stock charts indicate the issues behind them could run into resistance.

Intel Tanks (Again), but I Spy 3 Other Charts That Look Pretty Darn Good

The trio consists of a beverage seller, a connectivity company and a producer of advanced driving system technology.

Consumer Discretionary Stocks Are on a Roll as Consumer Staples Suddenly Stumble

The recent downturn in consumer staples stocks even as the broad market rises could be a positive sign for the economy going forward.

It's OK to Feel Bullish but It's Vital to Be Selective, as These ETFs Show

Whether we're in a bull or bear market depends on what you're looking at in the way of time frames and investment types.

I've Slid Back Into My Bull Suit With This Index ETF, Though I'm Still Wary

The caveat to this bullish posture is that it is for the short term at best.

I See Big Possibilities for the E-Mini S&P 500

The charts here are neutral now, but any large dips will likely be fantastic long-run setups for the bulls.

3 Thoughts Crossed My Mind at Monday's Close, and None of Them Were Pleasant

There is nothing easy about trading this or any market, as these ruminations illustrate.

Enough With What Isn't Working, Here Are Stocks That Are Doing Just Fine

There are impressive levels of strength and decent buy setups in small and mid-cap semiconductor names, plus a rebound in Chinese stocks.

Here's How I'll Play the Jobs Report as I Track 2 Cloud Stocks on My Radar

Keep these two software stocks on your watch list for when the selling runs its course and tech buyers return to the market.

These 2 Equal-Weighted Index ETFs Offer a Smidgen of Reason for Optimism

They are performing better than their traditional, weighted counterparts, though they aren't killing it, either.

Santa Hasn't Arrived but Still Could Make a Late Appearance

It instead could become a Saint Nicholas rally going into Jan. 7, though the early part of 2023 is likely to see weakness in stocks.

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? In the Case of 2022, Absolutely!

It has been a rough year for investors no matter which way they turned.

This Trader Will Be a Spectator as Sellers Gain the Upper Hand

There are multiple factors why stocks are moving down, but the market's failure to fully price in a likely recession seems to top the list.

With a Welcome Break From Data Now Here, Let's Shine a Light on Solar Stocks

There are a few solar names that look bullish while there are others that probably should be avoided.

It's Best to Sit on the Sidelines Until This Week's Big News Events Unfold

With CPI data on tap for Tuesday and a Fed rate pronouncement set for Wednesday, it's hard to figure out where trading will go.

I See a Chance for a Brief - and I Do Mean Brief - Snapback Rally

The ugliness of the index charts notwithstanding, short-term traders shouldn't rule out a near-term rally.

Take Profits ASAP in the Strongest Sector of 2022

Indications are that equity values in this group have peaked and a decline could accelerate from here as recession fears grow.

We May Not Be in a Downtrend, but Monday Put the Bulls Back on Their Heels

As for the energy sector, how to play it depends on your trading time frame.

I Guess I Didn't Hear the Same Powell Speech That Other Traders Did

To my ears, the Fed chairman did not say anything on Wednesday that merited the incredible stock gains racked up after his remarks.

As Much as It May Kill Most Traders, It Isn't a Bad Time to Sit on Your Hands

Whenever you need to search high and low to find a few tradable stocks, it usually is best to reduce your activity dramatically.

Trading These 3 Major Index ETFs Looks Unappealing at This Juncture

The charts indicate that even the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF, which has been a bright spot since early October, appears to be losing steam.

The Big Question for Me Is Positioning, Specifically in Equities

It's hard to buy the "everyone is bearish" argument, but there are reasons to believe there could be selling pressure as the end of the year approaches.

Don't Expect This Rally to Last, So Put in Stops Now to Protect Your Profits

It won't be surprising to see folks focus on earnings estimates being too high once late December and early January roll around.

Hey, Turkey, Don't Let Yourself Get Too Caught Up in Positive Seasonality

The statistics show stocks do tend to gain during Thanksgiving week, but don't make significant portfolio decisions based on a single data point.

As Indexes Tread Water, Opportunities in Individual Stocks Abound

Plus, a few quick thoughts on how to trade a popular bond ETF and a couple gold plays.

Can the QQQ Get Up Quickly From the Canvas? Don't Bet on It

The tech-heavy index fell particularly hard on Wednesday after Jerome Powell's knockdown punch and it could struggle to get back to its feet.

Approach These 3 Index ETFs Gingerly With the Fed on Tap

Two of the three have performed well of late, but there is reason to be wary about chasing strength.

The Most Dangerous Trade Going Into the Fed Meeting Is to Be Long

Traders have bet on dovish language ahead of Fed events throughout this year, and each time the Fed has left investors in a trail of tears.

Angst Over Amazon Could Give Way to a Bit of FOMO Among Traders

There are a couple technical reasons to think that a short-term dip in stocks produced by Amazon's disappointing results could attract buyers.

Hot Mess Meta Isn't Worth Trading as Measuring Its Risk Becomes a Crapshoot

However, there are ways to approach the Invesco QQQ Trust despite the collapse of one of the Nasdaq 100's biggest components.