Stock Market Outlook

Stock Market Outlook review the day’s stock market action and looks at the stock market outlook for the next trading day. The daily stock market outlook assists investors in knowing when and where to apply capital for profits as well as knowing when and how to protect capital from losses. Articles are divided into different categories. Stock Market Outlook focuses on the S&P 500, NASDAQ, DOW JONES Indexes. To focus on specific sections of the market select the categories Market Breadth Indicator, Stock Market Outlook – The Week Ahead and Stock Market Outlook – Intraday Chart.

Stock Market Outlook for Mar 23 2017 – Bounce Likely

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 23 2017 – Bounce Likely

Wednesday Mar 22 was quite the day again for stocks. The morning saw stocks fall at the open as investors continued the selling from the day before. However the volume numbers were low and selling as a market breadth percentage was low. Stocks turned around and moved higher before a terrorist incident unnerved investors again. They bailed once more but within a short while they regained their composure and pushed stocks back up. The close saw the S&P and NASDAQ with slight gains and the…

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Stock Market Outlook, Rolling Put Options and Investing Strategy Notes for Mar 22 2017 – Special Commentary

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Stock Market Outlook, Rolling Put Options and Investing Strategy Notes for Mar 22 2017 – Special Commentary

Tuesday saw the biggest one day decline in stocks since October 2016. Tonight’s special commentary on the stock market outlook, views a variety of strategies to both protect existing positions as well as continue to profit from further trades. A special section looks at how to roll in the money short put option positions in the downturn, while staying profitable. It includes looking at when to commit more capital and how to stay protected in the downturn. It also includes the stock market outlook for…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 21 2017 – Sideways and Weak

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 21 2017 – Sideways and Weak

On Monday stocks remained weak as investors await the promised tax reform which most hope will follow Trump’s healthcare plan. By the end of the day the S&P was lower along with Dow while the NASDAQ  squeaked out a very slim positive close. The US dollar fell to a 6 week low on concerns over global trade after the end of the latest G20 meeting. Let’s look at the closings on Monday and then take a technical overview. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 20 2017 – Unchanged At Sideways With Slight Bias Up

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 20 2017 – Unchanged At Sideways With Slight Bias Up

On Friday stocks once again moved sideways and tried to rally only to give much of it back as the afternoon came to close. By the end of the day the S&P was lower along with Dow while the NASDAQ  squeaked out a very slim positive close. Intraday the NASDAQ made another new all-time high. Let’s look at the closings on Friday and then take a technical overview. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day down 3.13 points to close at 2,378.25. Dow…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 17 2017 – Sideways But Slight Bias Up

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 17 2017 – Sideways But Slight Bias Up

On Thursday stocks faced selling pressure following Wednesday’s big jump higher. With stocks back near their all-time highs, profits were being taken after yesterday’s run-up. But despite dipping twice during the day all three indexes found buyers who kept the markets from falling and eventually pushed stocks back up to near their entry levels. The NASDAQ actually closed higher by a very slim amount but during the day the index came within a fraction of breaking the all-time high. Let’s look at the closings on…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 15 2017 – All About The Fed

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 15 2017 – All About The Fed

Whereas Tuesday’s market was basically a day with oil prices falling and investors becoming increasingly concerned about the interest rate decision on Wednesday, Wednesday is actually all about the Fed. Finally on Wednesday Mar 15 2017 investors get to hear what most expect will be another rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Remember that when the Fed starts to raise rates, it has never happened that the Fed pulls back and then resumes. They always raise rates to what they perceive as normalized levels which…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 14 2017 – Waiting On The Fed

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 14 2017 – Waiting On The Fed

Monday Mar 13 2017 was all about a sideways market sitting in limbo two days before the Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen makes her announcement on interest rates. Many investors spent the day doing very little and not wanting to commit to any trades, ahead of what is expected to be another interest rate increase, which should bring the interest rate to 1%. Let’s look at the closings on Monday and then take a technical overview. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 10 2017 – All About The Jobs Numbers

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 10 2017 – All About The Jobs Numbers

Thursday Mar 9 2017 was another see-saw day for the markets which by the end of the day saw the indexes virtually unchanged on the day. Considering all the movement on Thursday, unchanged is actually “pretty good”. Friday we get the February jobs numbers. This time around it’s hard to say what impact they may have on the markets. Overall most investors are expecting strong jobs number, but whether it adds any further reasons to raise interest rates is doubtful. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, seems…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 9 2017 – Bias Has Shifted To Lower

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 9 2017 – Bias Has Shifted To Lower

On Wednesday stocks were stuck in a see-saw but as energy prices fell the energy sector pulled back. When inventories were four times higher than numbers forecast, many analysts complained they saw investors rush to try to unwind oil trade positions. Huge put buying positions were reported for the $50 and $51 put strikes for April and May positions. This sent a clear signal that traders expect oil prices to fall lower. Added to this was a pullback by interest-rate-sensitive stocks ahead of an expected…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 8 2017 – More Weakness But Bounce Attempt Still Possible

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 8 2017 – More Weakness But Bounce Attempt Still Possible

A lot of the trouble on Tuesday came from President Trump’s tweet regarding healthcare and a “system” to reduce prices for citizens. He tweeted that he’s working on a “new system where there will be competition in the drug industry.” This pushed the healthcare sector lower with heavier losses taken by the pharmaceutical stocks. Let’s look at the closings on Tuesday and then take a technical overview. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day down 6.92 points to close at 2368.39. Dow Jones…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 7 2017 – Morning Weakness But Bounce Attempt Possible

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 7 2017 – Morning Weakness But Bounce Attempt Possible

For Monday March 6 2017, I had expected some morning weakness which I anticipated would be stronger than prior early morning pullbacks. However I expected a move back up in the afternoon and a slightly positive close. Instead the morning weakness turned into heavier selling than expected due to North Korean firing of 4 missiles on the weekend. As well the wiretapping accusations by President Trump seemed to unnerve some investors who decided to step aside and take some profits. Finally, worries about whether the…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 6 2017 – Morning Weakness and Higher Closer

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 6 2017 – Morning Weakness and Higher Closer

On Friday Mar 3 2017, the biggest event probably came from the Federal Reserve where comments seemed to cement the possibility that interest rates would rise in two weeks when the Fed decision on interest rates was expected March 14-15. The morning saw weakness but when banks, which had been falling earlier, turned around and started to climb higher, stocks followed and ended higher in what had started as a losing session. Let’s look at the closings on Friday and then take a technical overview.…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 3 2017 – Special Commentary

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 3 2017 – Special Commentary

Thursday saw the biggest drop in the markets this year. At some point in this rally there had to be a few pullbacks and Thursday saw a pullback following the strongest single up day of 2017. So now we have seen the biggest up day this year and the biggest down day. The down day was not huge by any standard and with indexes up quite high, the actual point numbers lost is not large in a percentage basis. The technical indicators after the close…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 2 2017 – Higher Still

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 2 2017 – Higher Still

The big jump on Wednesday followed on the back of a President Trump’s Congressional address Tuesday night. Obviously investors like what they heard and are convinced that the President promises are going to be instituted. Just as we see with selling, buying also drags in investors and with the indexes roaring higher in the morning, by the afternoon volume was improving. This sent all the indexes into brand new all-time highs. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day up 32.32 points to close…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 1 2017 – Sideways Bias Lower

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 1 2017 – Sideways Bias Lower

Tuesday Feb 28 2017 saw increased volume and increased selling pressure. While losses were small on all three indexes, it wasn’t the numbers that were important but the mood change. The VIX Index jumped to $12.96 for a gain of almost 7%. It closed just off that high at $12.92. That is the highest close for the VIX Index since December 30 2016. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day down only 6.11 points to close at 2363.64, still near its all-time high.…

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