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Weekly Update

New Hurdles Emerge for Stocks


Published September 25, 2020

After a summer spent surging higher on economy re-openings and optimism for growth, stocks have entered a typical September slump. While we could just chalk it up to typical pre-election caution, there are fundamental factors that have emerged to challenge the market perhaps more seriously than usual. (more…)

Weekly Update

The Nasdaq Rally “Whale”


Published September 11, 2020

The recent stock market pullback has thus far basically reversed the August surge. Our focused Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) dropped to its 50-day moving average for the first time since the rally began in April. The rally in August (blue arrow below) has been, in part, attributed to a multi-billion $ options bet made by tech investor Softbank. (more…)

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Nasdaq’s Short-Term Rally Breaks


Published September 4, 2020

This week’s moves in the Nasdaq 100 index (trading symbol: QQQ) offer a textbook case of the emotion that influences price movement. For days on end, the QQQ rose (blue line below), with the leading FANGMA stocks trading as if there were no price too high. Investors were fearful of missing out on the strong advance. (more…)

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Market Rotation Points to More Strength


Published August 14, 2020

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This year has certainly already been one for the ages in many ways, including in the stock market. Stock prices have experienced both one of their steepest drops in history as well as one of their most impressive rallies. Bonds have delivered stock-like returns so far, while some commodities have soared – looking at you gold and silver! The market has rewarded both defense (bonds, gold) and offense (high growth tech/consumer stocks). The latest twist in the market has been a notable rotation into cyclical sectors, many of which have been lagging for quite some time. (more…)

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China Maybe Gets Some Mojo


Published July 10, 2020

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The Wall Street Journal’s excellent daily blasts: The Daily Shot and Real-Time Economics provide a quick overview of economic and market trends and data. We were struck by a set of charts in one of this week’s blasts from those sources. Coinciding with the news that the Chinese government had notably expanded measures aimed at supporting the Chinese stock market, these charts could be read as a broader initiative by China to sort of take global market share while the U.S. pulls back on the global stage. We are very far from geopolitical experts, of course, but we are pretty good at seeing trends (being trend-followers!). This looks like a trend in the making to us (or continuation of a bigger trend, depending on your time frame). Herewith are a series of China-related charts. May be the start of something bigger and longer-lasting.

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The Nasdaq 100 Seems Unstoppable


Published July 3, 2020

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At TimingCube our focus market index is the Nasdaq 100, traded under the symbol QQQ. The Nasdaq 100 contains the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, a purely electronic exchange that was founded in 1971. This focus on non-financial companies has served the index well over the past 30 years, a period dominated by growth in technology and electronic commerce. (more…)

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Is the Nasdaq Due for a Breather?


Published June 5, 2020

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Stocks have just unleashed their all-time best 50-day performance in history. Some think it might be due for a break. The support for that argument comes as the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) has run right up to its prior high point – e.g. it’s on the verge of an all-time high price. Usually, there is some resistance to buying at an all-time high price (who wants to pay the highest price ever for something?). That resistance eventually gives way as new information supports paying more. But initially, there is some balking. We find ourselves at that point this week. (more…)

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The Nasdaq Goes Its Own Way


Published April 17, 2020

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The stock market’s recovery from its March plunge has seen a few groups and stocks rise to the top. Many of those favored groups and stocks are heavyweight members of the Nasdaq 100 stock index, trading under the symbol QQQ. (more…)

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The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) Stands Alone


Published June 29, 2018

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International and emerging market stocks have displayed disturbing action recently, failing to hold support, giving up a two-year rally, and accelerating a notable downtrend. The chart below highlights the crossover of the 50 and 200-day moving averages. We see on the left side of the chart the circle and line highlighting the prior crossover for emerging markets back in mid-2015. (more…)