[BRIEFING.COM] Sideways action continues with the S&P 500 trading just below its flat line. Only two cyclical sectors trade in the green at this time with energy (+0.1%) slightly ahead of its growth-sensitive peers. Meanwhile, crude oil is higher by 1.5% at...
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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...
This report highlights stocks that have seen interesting options activity prior to volatility events and potential catalysts (earnings, rumors, FDA news, etc) . The comment analyzes the options activity and anticipated volatility events, as well as those events that...
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As most everyone is aware, crude oil prices have been quite volatile lately following its multi-month collapse that began in late summer of 2014. Predictions and forecasts still run the gamut, from oil at $20 in the coming months, to "we are now in a bottoming phase...
Outgoing Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher unleashed a wave of criticisms in a series of remarks before the Economic Club of New York on February 11. Included among his rants were taking Congress to task over its current attempt to audit the Fed, voicing...
Entering today's trading, the S&P 500 is up 0.02%, or 0.44 points, for the week. Suffice it to say, this week hasn't been long on excitement. We can't be sure what today will bring, yet the S&P futures, which are trading 0.1% below fair value, are throwing off some...
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