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Summer Beatdown, Run for the Hills? SOX Socked, Hedge Fund Bets, Monday's Buys

Sellers went into Friday with huge six-to eight-week profits, and came out of Monday with cash in hand.

Will the Bears Pass or Flunk a Retest?

Let's check all the boxes on market sentiment, breadth, positive divergences and index levels.

Poor Positioning Is Driving This Buying Frenzy, but Volatility Is About to Surge

In the last 15 years, we have never really had a strong market rally at the same time we have had a hawkish Fed.

Changing Sentiment, Bad Headlines, Reality Bites, Bright Side, Apple of My Eye

Enough portfolio managers are acting out of a fear that they missed the very tradeable mid-June bottom and may have been under-invested over the past month.

The Fed Has Only One Job Right Now

Will the central bank be true to its word?

There Could Be Light at the End of the Tunnel

The market is in a holding pattern in which we could see some surprising strength into resistance areas.

Waiting for Capitulation? All I Can Offer You Is This

Let's take a look at my Oscillator, two other indicators and the TLT to see where the market is in terms of oversold readings.

Sleep Better: 3 Dividend Stocks With High Yields and Low Volatility

It may sound counterintuitive, but there is evidence suggesting that low-beta names can outperform high-beta names over long periods.

Kass: Why I Remain More Concerned About Return OF Capital Than Return ON Capital

TINA (there is no alternative) is dateless, but her popular cousin CITA (cash is the alternative) is enjoying the prom.

S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Show Surprising (and Unsurprising) Divergences

Here's what the year-to-date performance and volatility among large-cap and small-cap stocks is telling us.