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Novice Trade: SPY

Heading into the long Memorial Day weekend, here's how I would play the S&P 500.

Distribution Has Us on the Watch for More Market Clouds

Several 50-day moving averages for the indices have been violated.

Charts Improve, but Not Enough to Tip the Scales

Only one major stock index remains in a negative trend. Guess which one.

A Slowdown in China Is Bad News for Global Equity Bulls

With MSCI increasing the weight of domestic Chinese stocks in its global index weighting, what happens in China does not stay in China.

Market Bounce Does Not Alter Downtrends

Let's look at the latest charts and indicators.

How to Navigate This Market in a Downtrend

Raise high levels of cash, cut losses and then engage in selective stock picking as stocks find support.

Late-Day Buying Does Little to Counter Negative Breadth

We would need to see some improvement in breadth and bullish technical violations on increased volume to become more encouraged.

As Insiders Back Off Buying, the Charts Are Feeling the Effect

We are seeing chart and breadth deterioration, while sentiment remains a concern.

Don't Be Blinded by Reputations, Buffett's Included

Reputations must be earned initially, but they often persist well beyond their 'sell by' dates.

This Market Just Doesn't Believe That a China Trade Deal Is Dead

When market players are fearful they don't buy small-cap speculative names like they did Monday.