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Video, ChartBook Update and ChartNotes

This post features chart notes on recent developments in our core ETF list, an update to the ETF ChartBook and a video covering all 60 core ETFs. Today I am singling out four ETFs to watch closely because they look poised to move.

Market Timing Model – Small-caps Soften as Large-caps Hold Strong

The sky is falling as the S&P 500 fell a whopping .5% the last four days. Small-caps and mid-caps were hammered as the S&P SmallCap 600 SPDR fell 1% so far this week and the S&P MidCap 400 SPDR declined 1.3%. I am sure that there are probably some good reasons for these miniscule moves. Heck, there are always reasons.

Video, ChartBook Update and ChartNotes

This post features chart notes on recent developments in our core ETF list, an update to the ETF ChartBook and a video covering all 60 core ETFs. Today’s video also shows what to watch for the short-term uptrend and covers oil.

Market Timing Model Update and A Few Things NOT to Worry About

The S&P 500 SPDR was never in trouble this year and the Russell 2000 ETF was never up less than 8% year-to-date. Small-caps surged out of the gate with IWM gaining around 17% the first two months of the year. This amalgamation of 2000 stocks then embarked on a long consolidation with a slight downward bias the next six months.

Video, ChartBook Update and ChartNotes

This post features chart notes on recent developments in our core ETF list, an update to the ETF ChartBook and a video covering all 60 core ETFs. Note that the video also covers some of the key charts from Friday’s commentary.

Ranking and Grouping ETFs – Defensive and Risk-Off ETFs Suffer as Bull Market Broadens

We have seen a pronounced shift over the last few weeks. ETFs that were lagging and in downtrends are breaking out and starting to lead, while ETFs that were leading a few months ago are correcting and lagging. Add ETFs that where already strong and leading to the mix, and we have the recipe for a broadening bull market in stocks.

Video, ChartBook Update and Chart Notes

There were several new highs, and even a few all time highs, this week as stocks extended their October run into early November. This post features some ETF chart notes, an update to the ETF ChartBook and a video covering all 60 core ETFs.

State of the Stock Market – Large-caps Continue the Heavy Lifting

The S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) has gone nowhere since July, and that’s ok. Consolidations, corrections and pullbacks are all part of the process when it comes to uptrends. As the chart below shows, SPY is knocking on the prior highs and very close to a breakout.

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