Synchronized Global Growth May Have Arrived (SPY)

Nearly 10 years after the financial crisis brought the global economy to its knees, conditions have finally improved enough to crystallize my conviction that synchronized global growth is currently underway.
NYSE:SPY November 20, 2017 3:28pm

Bullish Options Bets Pour In For The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on some big upside bets in the world's most popular ETF, along with more turmoil for VIX-linked ETPs as volatility craters once again.

Transports Flashing A Concerning Sign For The Markets (IYT)

From Chris Kimble: One year ago this month, the Transports/S&P 500 ratio peaked and has been heading lower, reflecting that Transports have been diverging against the broad market.

Industrial Production Continues To Impress In October (XLI)

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From Jill Mislinski: Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions.

Examining The Impact Of Self-Driving Vehicles (CARZ)

From Franklin Templeton Investments: The race to develop truly autonomous vehicles continues to pick up speed. Not only are passenger cars in the race, but also trucks and buses.
NASDAQ:CARZ November 19, 2017 7:50am

More Gains Ahead For The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF? (BJK)

The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (BJK) has already had an impressive 2017, and could be on pace to be a true market leader next year as well.
NYSE:BJK November 18, 2017 7:16am

S&P 500 Closes Down For Second Straight Week (IVV)

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From Jill Mislinski: The S&P 500 opened Friday below yesterday's close and oscillated around a small range throughout the day, closing with a daily loss of 0.26% and a weekly loss of 0.13%.

S&P 500 (SPY) Chart Remains Bullish Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

From Larry McMillan: The S&P 500 (SPX) remains in a bullish trend, despite breaking one support level this week -- a level which it quickly recovered.
NYSE:SPY November 17, 2017 2:32pm

Don’t Forget To Stuff Your 401(k) This Holiday Season

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From BlackRock: It's a good idea to take a look at your retirement plan during the holidays. Paul Mele explains in his inaugural blog post.

How Apple Will Lead the Augmented Reality Revolution (AAPL)

From Jon Markman: Apple's iPhone X is cool. Its new gesture-based operating system is super-slick. Yet, it is nothing compared to what Cupertino has up its sleeve.

Options Traders Furiously Bought This Week’s Dip (SPY)

From Dana Lyons: Despite the down day on Wednesday, one indicator from the equity options market recorded a massive spike in bullishness.

Are Retail ETFs A Buy Heading Into The Holidays? (RTH)

From Zacks: The U.S. retail sector continues to feel the bounce from hurricanes. Sales increased 0.2% sequentially in October 2017, slightly higher than market expectations of no change and after a upwardly revised 1.9% jump in September. On a year-over-year basis, retail sales rose 4.6% following 4.8% gains recorded in September.

Ride Sharing Is About To Crush The Auto Industry (CARZ)

From Paul Mampilly: "Will we need to learn to drive?" my son asked me recently. Before I tell you what I told him as an answer, I want to give you an idea of why he asked me this question.

Russell 2000 Has Been Incredibly Resilient As Of Late (IWM)

From Dana Lyons: Though a notable laggard of late, the Russell 2000 Small-Cap Index has shown an unprecedented level of resilience in recent weeks.

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