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Netflix Stock Is at a Crucial Pivot Point
August 10, 2017

Shares of Netflix (NFLX​) are still in the dumps after the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) said earlier this week it would pull its content off the streaming service, which worried investors about the long-term effect on earnings. The stock fell two percent...
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Why Big Investors Are Bullish on Nike Stock
August 8, 2017

A 16 percent gain this year for shares of Nike Inc. (NKE) tells a story of healthy institutional buying while other athletic names such as Foot Locker Inc. (FL) and Under Armour Inc. (UA) lag. Since the shoe maker’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings...
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More Reasons to Worry Amid the Euphoria
August 8, 2017

As the Dow reaches another milestone, other indexes whittle away at some of the market’s bullish underpinnings. Read...
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A Big Red Flag Is Popping Up on Amazon Stock
August 8, 2017

There's no shortage of excitement about Amazon.com (AMZN​) taking over the retail world, but there seems to be little concern about the valuation of its stock at $1,000. Looking at its chart, some red flags are popping up within volume trends....
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Why the U.S. Dollar May Have Finally Hit a Bottom
August 7, 2017

After a rough first half of the year, the U.S. dollar is starting to show signs of bottoming on the heels of a strong U.S jobs report and improving economic data. In July, the economy added 209,000 jobs as the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3%....
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Verizon Stock Is Ready to Break Out of Its Slump
August 4, 2017

It has not been a good year for Verizon Communications Inc. After the election last November, shares of the telecoms provider rallied about 10% and hit a year-to-date high of $54.83 back in early January. Since that massive move, however, the stock...
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Expect Healthy Gains for Edwards Lifesciences Stock
August 3, 2017

A 20 percent gain this year for shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) tells a story of healthy institutional buying helping the rise. The heart-valve maker's latest earnings announcement on July 26 showed positive momentum for future revenues...
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GM Stock Has Broken Down and Is Ready to Fall
August 3, 2017

One of the most common questions I receive from clients and traders is, What is the best indicator to use for signalling trend changes and avoiding false signals? My answer is that there isn’t a bulletproof go-to indicator or system, and don't...
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You Haven’t Missed the Boat on Emerging Markets
August 2, 2017

Emerging markets are now the market du jour. It makes sense: The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up 25 percent year to date, vs. a 10 percent gain for the S&P 500. But there's still reason to be skeptical. The last 10 years have been a lost...
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August Won’t Be an Easy Month for Big-Cap Stocks
August 2, 2017

As the market has started to find resistance over the last week, momentum has started to wane. A look at the chart for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which tracks the S&P 500, is at risk of a MACD reversal which usually precedes a move lower....
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Why Snapchat Stock Looks a Lot Like Facebook Right Now
August 1, 2017

Since Snap's (SNAP) IPO last March, shares have gone from hero to zero almost as fast as a Snapchat message disappears. But even though the stock is close to its all-time lows at the end of its lock-up period, it's not out—and that reminds me of...
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The Bitcoin Bubble Has Plenty of Room to Grow
August 1, 2017

They said it was over and that the bubble had popped. But Bitcoin had different plans. After the Sunday brunch-time massacre on July 19, when prices briefly plummeted to $1,850, the bellwether digital currency rebounded over 50% to $2,900 in less...
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Why You Can’t Be Emotional About Apple Stock
July 31, 2017

When you find yourself touting your market prowess, like so many others as of late, it's a good idea to step back and ask yourself: “When do you think most mistakes are made—when you are acting rationally or emotionally?” This is especially...
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These 3 Energy ETFs Are Starting to Look Bullish
July 31, 2017

Crude oil has rallied over the past five weeks, while other areas of the energy sector have lagged, stuck near lows and consolidating within a range. But a look at the charts of three energy ETFs shows that a bottom may be near with a breakout on...
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Why Skyworks Stock Can Head Even Higher
July 26, 2017

A 41 percent gain this year for shares of Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS​) tells a story of strong institutional accumulation accompanying the rise. The chipmaker's latest earnings announcement on July 20 showed positive momentum for future...
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The Fate of Tech Stocks Rests With Amazon
July 26, 2017

Early this week, Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL​) reported second-quarter earnings that disappointed, and shares suffered on Tuesday. The drop put a drag on tech stocks, but across-the-board losses could have been much worse. Read...
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Union Pacific Stock May Have a Lot Farther to Fall
July 26, 2017

Despite solid second-quarter results from Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), shares have slid since last week when the nation's No. 1 railroad failed to impress investors who were hoping for stronger full-year guidance.  And now it looks like the stock...
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A New Method for Predicting VIX Spikes
April 19, 2017

Is volatility about to spike? It's a question frequently asked by anxious investors in times of relative calm. Now there's a new answer. In a recent paper entitled "Forecasting a Volatility Tsunami" that was awarded the 2017 Charles H. Dow Award...
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Don’t Lose Faith in Stocks, According to the Analyst who Called the Rally Last Summer [CNBC]
March 28, 2017

The long-term momentum behind the market is still solid, technical analyst Katie Stockton said Monday. U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open Monday as investors grappled with President Donald Trump's failure to deliver on health-care...
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Trend Following Works
March 14, 2017

This paper is part of CMG’s Investor Education Series and it summarizes the reasons why trend following may be an effective investment strategy. The paper cites a wide range of academic research that supports the strategy. It was originally...
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Prove Your Worth – Technically Speaking
January 30, 2017

Where the Black Swans Hide & The 10 Best Days Myth written by Mebane Faber, CMT, CAIA is useful for practitioners mitigating risk in highly volatile market periods. Featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Technically Speaking, a monthly...
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Technical Analysis: Modern Perspectives
January 29, 2017

The MTA is pleased to announce a thorough review into the evolution, criticism, historical practice, and modern applications of technical analysis was recently published by the CFA Institute Research Foundation in partnership with the MTA. The...
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Fuse Multiple Disciplines – Technically Speaking
January 27, 2017

  Performance Boosting: Enhancing The Profitability of Quantitative Investing Strategies written by David Aronson, CMT exemplifies how technical analysis and quantitative investing strategies can increase the returns that can be earned from...
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Applied Learning – Technically Speaking
January 25, 2017

Four Trending Indicators to Replace The Moving Average written by Cory Mitchell, CMT is useful for practitioners in the field and candidates preparing for the CMT Exam. These trending indicators include ATR Stops, MA Envelopes, Turtle Channels and...
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Fuse Multiple Disciplines – Technically Speaking
January 23, 2017

Why Can’t Most People Buy The All Time High written by Thomas Vician, CMT exemplifies how technical analysis and behavioral finance strategies can be used to time entry points with more confidence. Useful for practitioners and candidates preparing...
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Applied Learning – Technically Speaking
January 10, 2017

Four Trending Indicators to Replace The Moving Average written by Cory Mitchell, CMT is useful for practitioners in the field and candidates preparing for the CMT Exam. These trending indicators include ATR Stops, MA Envelopes, Turtle Channels and...
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Fuse Multiple Disciplines – Technically Speaking
January 7, 2017

Why Can’t Most People Buy The All Time High written by Thomas Vician, CMT exemplifies how technical analysis and behavioral finance strategies can be used to time entry points with more confidence. Useful for practitioners and candidates preparing...
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Implement Macro Strategy – Technically Speaking
January 5, 2017

A classic written by William S. Doane featured in Issue 8 of Technically Speaking Broad Bottom Configurations And Their Application to Investment Strategy provides examples of broad bottom configurations as the foundations for large, long-term price...
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Prove Your Worth – Technically Speaking
December 30, 2016

Where the Black Swans Hide & The 10 Best Days Myth written by Mebane Faber, CMT, CAIA is useful for practitioners mitigating risk in highly volatile market periods. Featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Technically Speaking, a monthly...
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Fuse Multiple Disciplines – Technically Speaking
December 28, 2016

Performance Boosting: Enhancing The Profitability of Quantitative Investing Strategies written by David Aronson, CMT exemplifies how technical analysis and quantitative investing strategies can increase the returns that can be earned from the...
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