Jan 27, 2015
After falling for a little more than two years, gold has moved higher for the last couple of months and that has garnered some attention from large speculators.
Jan 20, 2015
During the first few weeks of the new year, the S&P 500 has lost 1.92 percent, and that is thanks to a nice rally on Friday. Prior to the gains on Friday, the index was down 3.22 percent through the first 10 trading days of the year, the worst start to a year since 2009.
Jan 13, 2015
This week starts the first-quarter earnings season and Alcoa kicked things off Monday night by beating analysts' estimates.
Jan 6, 2015
The AAII Sentiment Survey has been bullishly skewed for some time now. It wasn't until I went back and looked at the historical data that I realized how skewed the ratio has been.
Dec 30, 2014
With the stock market falling sharply a few weeks ago and then rallying back just as quickly, most of my attention has been on the sentiment indicators for the equities market.
Dec 23, 2014
After seeing the S&P 500 fall 3.5 percent two weeks ago and watching the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) jump 78 percent that same week, I expected to see more of a fall in the VIX this past week.
Dec 16, 2014
After going up for seven consecutive weeks, the S&P 500 snapped that winning streak in a big way last week. The index dropped 3.52 percent for its worst week of 2014.
Dec 9, 2014
The S&P 500 extended its winning streak to seven weeks last week, but that didn't prevent the sentiment indicators from shifting away from their bullish extremes.