The major averages finished the session on a lower note as the S&P 500 lost 0.4% while the Nasdaq shed 0.1%. The Russell 2000, which paced the retreat on Tuesday and Wednesday, added 0.2%, trimming its December loss to 3.5%. Today after the close the following...
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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...
The Next Big Thing
On November 15, ZU had a very strong debut with its 11.5 million share IPO pricing above the upwardly revised price range ($22 vs. $18-$20) and then opening for trading at $39, or 77% above its IPO price. After an initial surge higher when it began trading, shares of...
Strategy Meeting Key Points
The Briefing Trader team officially meets every two weeks to discuss our outlook on the market, trading conditions and to review specific investing and trading ideas. The Strategy Meeting Key Points report provides an overview of this meeting. In the latest edition,...
The final month of the year kicks off with Sellers taking control throughout the session. The Nasdaq QQQ's were one of the strongest groups initially this Monday morning as they extended last week's multi-day rally up to another fresh multi-year high, but peer indices...
Before you get wrapped up in all of the narratives about why the market traded lower yesterday, stop for a moment and consider the following: entering Wednesday, the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500, S&P Midcap 400, and Russell 2000 were up 22%, 34%, 26%, 28%, and 32% for the...
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