Why The S&P 500 and DJIA’s Recent Price Action Has Been A Wild Ride

sellbuyRather than looking at actionable ETF trade setups in a market that has not exactly been conducive to new swing trade entries lately (whipsaw city), today we will instead assess the current technical support and resistance levels of several broad-based ETFs
NYSE:DIA April 18, 2013 10:59am

S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX): Avoid The Long Side Of The Market Now

On the close of December 13, our stock market timing system shifted from "buy" to "neutral" mode. This means we now have no firm bias with regard to near to intermediate-term market trend. The lack of substantial bullish follow-through in leading individual stocks, the absence
NYSE:SPY December 14, 2012 11:34am

Most Of The Main Stock Market Indexes Formed A DOJI Star Candlestick Pattern

On a technical level, yesterday's price action was indicative of essentially nothing but a lack of commitment, and can be clearly seen on the daily chart patterns. Each of the major indices formed an inside day, which occurs when the intraday trading range is completely contained
NYSE:SPY November 13, 2012 11:34am

S&P 500 Index: Use Any Market Bounce To Dump Your Positions (INDEXSP:.INX, INDEXDJX:.DJI, SPY, DIA)

As market conditions continue deteriorating, many traders and investors are now seeking guidance to help them determine where the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones may find support, as well as the levels where these major indices are likely to encounter resistance when
NYSE:DIA October 24, 2012 10:00am

A Look At The Technical Support Levels On The S&P 500 Index (SPY, INDEXSP:.INX)

The US stock market finished the third quarter of 2012 in uneventful fashion and with a bit of indecision. The major indices gapped lower on the open, found support and edged their way higher into mid-day, then drifted back down into the close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
NYSE:SPY October 1, 2012 9:49am

Risk Parity Investing: A New Allocation Model Is Here (SPY, LQD, TLT)

For the past 25 years, the asset allocation pie chart has been the most prominent and widely used tool in financial planning. Type in your age, some basic income and risk tolerance information and out comes a recommended formula for how much money you should
NYSE:LQD September 24, 2012 11:07am

ETFs: Saturation Point For Exchange Traded Funds? (NYSEARCA:SPY)

Michael Johnston: As we approach the midway point of 2012, the ETF industry has continued the brisk pace of expansion set in previous years. There are now close to 1,500 exchange-traded products available to U.S. investors, with new funds launching on a regular basis.
NYSE:SPY June 18, 2012 10:52am

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Betting Against The Technology Giant With ETFs (QQQ, SPY, DLN, RSP, FEX)

Michael Johnston:  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been one of the best performing stocks of the last several years, and has also become one of the most widely followed companies ever. The stock has been climbing sharply higher, recently piercing through the $600 level–a feat that just a few years ago

NASDAQ:QQQ March 19, 2012 12:32pm

Tax Reform And Dividend ETFs: Cause For Concern? (DLN, SPY, HDV, VYM, SDY, DVY, VIG)

Michael Johnston:  Dividend ETFs have been at the intersection of two of the hottest investing trends over the last year or so, turning in stellar performances and attracting huge cash inflows. Interest in dividend-paying stocks has skyrocketed, as these securities have double-edged appeal as tools

NYSE:DLN March 5, 2012 3:26pm

PowerShares Launches International High Beta ETFs (SPY, SPHB, IDHB, EEHB)

Michael Johnston:  PowerShares, one of the pioneers of the factor-driven ETFs, announced this week an expansion of its suite of international products. The company has rolled out two new ETFs that will

NYSE:EEHB February 25, 2012 4:45pm

Seven Surprising ETF Performance Comparisons (GLD, GDX, UNG, UNL, SPY, VXX, VXZ, AMLP, MLPI, DTN)

Michael Johnston:  With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, odds are that there will be more than one option for most desired exposures. In many cases, the generally similar products targeting a specific asset class or strategy will deliver generally similar returns.

NYSE:AMLP February 22, 2012 6:48pm

The Truth About Alternative Weighting Methodologies; And ETFs (RSP, SPY, RWL, F)

Michael Johnston: As indexes have been essentially transformed into investable assets in part because of surging interest in ETFs, many advisors and investors have begun to take a closer look at
NYSE:RSP February 8, 2012 1:14am

Dividend ETF Investing: Four Critical Factors To Consider (DLN, IVV, SDIV, SPY, PFM, GULF)

Stoyan Bojinov:  The proliferation of exchange-traded products offering investors exposure to dividend-focused strategies is a testament to the efficiency of the marriage of this methodology with the inherently appealing exchange-traded structure. The wealth of choices is certainly a luxury, as it allows investors
NASDAQ:GULF October 19, 2011 6:23pm

Large Cap ETF Showdown: SPY vs. FEX

Despite bleeding billions of dollars during the recent chaotic stretch on Wall Street, the S&P 500 SPDR (NYSE:SPY) is still the largest exchange-traded product in the world; with more than $75 billion in assets, the popular fund is larger than the GDP of many countries. A big chunk of the assets
NYSE:FEX August 22, 2011 1:56pm

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