[BRIEFING.COM] The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 hover just north of their respective flat lines, while the Russell 2000 sports a solid gain of 0.6% after showing relative weakness yesterday. Yesterday, the small-cap index reclaimed its 100-day (1150) and 200-day (1151)...
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TA Page SetUps
Here's today's list of a few hand-picked short-term technical patterns that we are currently eyeing for potential swing opportunities over the coming sessions. These selections are designed to assist the active trader and teach the developing novice in identifying low...
TA Page Scans
BriefingTrader Column: The following scans are designed to give both Day and Swing traders opportunities based upon specific technical criteria. Market conditions/breadth should be evaluated to determine which set-ups will offer the greatest probability of success. ...
The Next Big Thing
As is typical for this time of year, the IPO market has been dead quiet, even as the stock market pushes to new all-time highs. In fact, the last IPO to price was C1 Financial (BNK) back on August 13, and there are none on the calendar for this week either. Next week,...
Emerging Growth Stocks
Emerging Growth component Depomed (DEPO) has been on a bit of a roller coaster lately. After some recent earnings stumbles, the stock jumped on some positive news on the litigation front, only to trade lower again on a convertible note offering. Long time GROWX readers...
What was that I said yesterday about stocks probably not springing back as readily from Monday's selling as they have done in the past? Yeah, well, that proved wrong because a late-morning comment from Wall Street Journal Fed watcher, Jon Hilsenrath, proved right for...
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For years, the "selling short against the box" technique allowed you to lock-in capital gains you currently have, but report them in the subsequent year. It was a frequent practice in December up until the late 1990s.
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