‘S&P 500’ Archive

3 Reasons Why Stocks Could Mint a Shiny Fourth Quarter for Investors

Investors often enjoy a strong wind at their back in the fourth quarter, based on seasonal patterns and stock market history. Will 2014 be different? When looking at the S&P 500, more than half of the index’s gains over the past 25 years took place during the final three months of the year. Source Doug […]

Small & Mid Caps break support at the same time! Bearish signal?

  CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE The Russell 2000 & Mid-Cap 400 happened to bottom together in the fall of 2008, ahead of the S&P 500, sending a bullish signal to the broad markets. Turning the page forward, they both started started reflecting weakness earlier this year after they both hit respective Fibonacci 161% Fibonacci […]

Bill Gross & Pimco fund sending kiss good-bye message?

  CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE In the late 1990′s and 2007 the Pimco High Yield fund (PHDAX) formed bearish rising wedges. Once support broke the fund rallied to kiss the underside of the wedge and its 200MA at each (1), then it proceeded to fall a large percentage in price. Both times this took […]