The stock market snapped its five-day losing streak with a daylong Tuesday rally that sent the S&P 500 higher by 1.2%. The benchmark index tested its 100-day moving average (2,095) during afternoon action while the Nasdaq Composite (+1.0%) underperformed throughout the...
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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...
Every earnings season, I maintain a list of growth stocks that see positive reactions to their earnings reports. The rationale for doing this is pretty simple: the headline numbers, while useful, don't tell the full story. Investor sentiment is not only shaped by the...
Liquid Momentum is Briefing.com's proprietary Focus List for up to 50 of the most liquid, high Relative Strength stocks in the market that are ideal for Day and Swing trading candidates.In this report, we update the Focus List for the week of July 13 through July...
One of the more meaningful arguments between Chair Yellen and Congress was over the use of Taylor-type rules for monetary policy. Congress is currently debating a bill that would force the Fed to implement a strict monetary policy reaction function that would dictate...
The S&P futures are up 9 points and are trading 0.6% above fair value. That indication, however, has little to do with the better than expected second quarter earnings results reported by Merck (MRK), Pfizer (PFE), Ford (F), and UPS (UPS). To be fair, those results...
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