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Neutral Is a Position, and Las Vegas IS an Indicator

When it comes to markets, positions are to be courted, not married.

EQT Could Rally on Latest Natural Gas Prices

Let's check the charts and indicators.

Copper Looks Bent Out of Shape Now, but Will Charge Ahead Soon Enough

Here's why you shouldn't insulate yourself from a trade in this critical metal.

CPI's Goldilocks' Moment, Inflation and the Fed, Google AI, Trading Alphabet

Unlike our friend who visited the house of the three bears, don't get too comfortable. That's how expectations become unanchored.

I Know the Curse That Is Dragging Down Oil

It's been weeks since OPEC cut production and look how oil prices have spilled. Here's who to blame -- and why the devil is in the ETFs.

Less Hawkish Hike? Fed Language Changes, Powell's Word Salad, PacWest Watch

What could be forcing futures traders to price in such an aggressive pace of policy easing despite absolutely no signaling in that direction? Simple.

The Market Is Convinced That the Fed Is Wrong

This fight creates a very difficult trading environment.

Forget 'Sell in May and Go Away,' There's a More Common S&P 500 Pattern Now

We always cringe when everyone has the same expectations.

The Largest Net Short Position Since 2007 Is Fuel for a Stock Market Rally

What the majority believes will happen and what the market is capable of pricing in are two different things.

Are There Too Many Bears Out There?

Market bears have compelling arguments right now, but that was also the case in January.

Ero Copper Could Surprise on the Upside

Investor interest is on the rise and I have two price targets.

$2.00 Natural Gas Is Temporary -- Just Like $10.00 Natural Gas Was

The same analysts that believed gas was heading to $15.00 or $20.00 last year are now calling for $1.50.

Traders Continue to Disbelieve What the Fed Says It Will Do

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.

Crude Oil: Let's Get to the Bottom of Where Prices Are Headed

Oil is breaking downward from a three-month sideways consolidation pattern. Here's what it means for the commodity and energy stocks.

Bank Beating, Stunning Yield Spreads, How Did This Happen? CPI, Trading BAC, WFC

The 10/2 spread could be opening the door to what we have dreaded for so long: a recession that now feels like it might not end up being so soft or so shallow.

You Can't Be a Capitalist Only on the Way Up

Be cautious before getting too aggressive on the long side -- a strong opening could quickly fade.

Big Market Gains Are Now More Likely to Occur Intraday Rather Than Overnight

There has been an interesting shift in market behavior recently.

The 60/40 Portfolio Isn't Dead

We are starting to see correlations between asset classes decouple. Just like high commodity prices are the cure for high commodity prices, high yields will eventually be the cure for high yields.

Discount Futures Brokerages Are Contributing to Volatility: Why It Matters

It's increasingly apparent that the price spikes that occur at blow-off tops and bottoms are exacerbated by brokerage firms force liquidating their clients as a means of risk management.

An Aggressive S&P 500 Play: Get Long With Little Out-of-Pocket Expense

This strategy is intended to use the market's money to pay for a long call option, but the catch is there is unlimited risk.

February Markets, Fed Activity, Earnings Scoreboard, S&P, Nasdaq, The Week Ahead

Going back to 2000, February has the second worst monthly average for the S&P 500.

Will Earnings Be the Catalyst That Produces the Next Market Pullback?

The meat of earnings season starts Tuesday, and we will find out soon enough.

Heavy Metal Market: Expect Some Profit-Taking in These Commodities

Let's check the charts of gold, silver and copper and see how these commodities could pan out.

Crude Oil's Next Move Is to the Upside as Dollar Weakens

A weaker dollar is likely to put a bid under oil prices.

Market Hot Streak, Breakout or Rejection? Davos Risk, China, Earnings Parade

CEO speak will be as important as anything the Fed Heads say this week or anything that spills out of the clown car in Davos.

CPI Main Event, Disney-Peltz Proxy Battle, Pump Up the Volume, January Effect

Disney is not the first well-known firm to be taken on by Peltz and Trian.

CPI Is Expected to Drop, But Will It Be Enough to Keep the Market Going Higher?

The market has consistently overestimated how willing the Fed is to shift to a more accommodative stance.

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.

CME Group Gains an Analyst's Favor, but What Do Its Charts Say?

The technical signs are mixed but are showing some recent improvement.

When Gold Bugs Are Flat, Rallies Can Sparkle

It's rare to see a speculative position in gold that's anything other than largely bullish, and liquidation events have generally been stepping stones for fresh rallies.