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 Apr 25 2017 – Morning Weakness Possible But Still Up

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 25 2017 – Morning Weakness Possible But Still Up

Monday Apr 24 2017 was all about France’s election results, a big rally in European equities and promises by President Trump of unveiling a 15% tax plan for businesses on Wednesday. All of this combined to send stocks higher with downtrodden financial stocks leading much of the rally. Let’s review the closing numbers and then take a technical outlook of the S&P. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day up 25.46  points to close at 2374.16 Dow Jones Index Close The Dow Jones…

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 21 2017 – Up But Short-Term Sell Signal Confirmed

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 21 2017 – Up But Short-Term Sell Signal Confirmed

Yesterday it was all about IBM, North Korea and European jitters that sent stocks lower. Today is was all about an oversold market, better earnings from American Express and CSX among others, that sent stocks back up. The range bound market continues but as you can see in the technical indicators this evening, the short-term sell signal from Wednesday, was confirmed at the close today. Friday should be quite interesting. Let’s review the closing numbers and then take a technical outlook of the S&P. S&P…

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 20 2017 – Short-Term Sell Signal

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 20 2017 – Short-Term Sell Signal

  A plunge in IBM following yet another poor quarterly result, hurt the broader market on Wednesday. The Dow Jones in particular fell deeply because of IBM. The S&P however saw losses hold to a minimum while the NASDAQ early in the day jump to within 68 points of the all-time high. It closed positive. Let’s review the closing numbers and then take a technical outlook of the S&P. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day down 4.02  points to close at 2338.17…

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 18 2017 – Sideways Bias Lower

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 18 2017 – Sideways Bias Lower

Monday April 17 saw stocks rally back from a two month low on low volume. The rally though was broad with much of the buying happening within the financial sector and technology stocks which have been beaten down over the past week. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day up 20.06 points to close at 2349.01 Dow Jones Index Close The Dow Jones ended up 183.67 points to 20,636.92 NASDAQ Index Close The NASDAQ closed up 51.64 points to end the day at…

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Stock Market Outlook and Investing Strategy Notes for Apr 13 2017 – Special Commentary

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Stock Market Outlook and Investing Strategy Notes for Apr 13 2017 – Special Commentary

This is a special commentary that looks at the present market action and offers some tips and ideas for continuing to profit while the markets try to decide which way to turn next. The highs from late February in the S&P have not been recovered and many analysts and indeed investors are of the opinion the Trump rally is coming to an end. This article discusses some key aspects of what we might see in the market over the next few days. Special Commentary for…

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 12 2017 – Sideways Bias Lower

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 12 2017 – Sideways Bias Lower

Tuesday Apr 11 2017 saw a deep dip in the morning and a jump in both gold prices and the VIX Index, often referred to as the “fear index”. However by the close the markets had recovered almost all the morning losses and prepared the market for the upcoming earnings on Wednesday and more important, on Thursday. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day down 3.38 points to close at 2353.78 Dow Jones Index Close The Dow Jones ended down 6.72 points to…

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 7 2017 – Unemployment Report, Syria Missile Attacks, Fed Minutes

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 7 2017 – Unemployment Report, Syria Missile Attacks, Fed Minutes

Thursday’s stock market action was actually quite bullish despite ending the day barely higher, than where the indexes had opened. Tonight’s missile attacks against Syria will most likely impact the markets on Friday. Let’s also not forget Friday is the unemployment report for March. Overall then, seeing the stock markets basically start and end at the same levels shouldn’t be a surprise considering Wednesday’s drop in the markets, Fed minutes pointing to an end in bond buying and a huge reduction in the balance sheet,…

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 6 2017 – Lower But Bounce Is Possible

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Stock Market Outlook for Apr 6 2017 – Lower But Bounce Is Possible

There is not much that can be said about Wednesday’s market action except disappointing. The rally was definitely strongly underway when the news came at 2:00 PM, in Fed minutes, that they wanted to reduce their balance sheet which is at $4.5 trillion in 2017. As well they indicated they want to end the reinvestment policy but left open whether it would be done gradually or swiftly. The news stunned many investors who unloaded positions ahead of the news. As is always the case in…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 31 2017 – Some Sideways Movement But Still Higher

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 31 2017 – Some Sideways Movement But Still Higher

Thursday saw the markets close higher with the NASDAQ setting another new all-time high. Much of the buying was the result of data showing the last quarter grew faster than expected and consumers spent more than estimated. Oil prices moved higher and ConocoPhillips (COP) rose 8.8 percent pulling the energy sector higher. It was the 5th straight up day for the NASDAQ index and the 3rd straight up day for the S&P. Let’s look at Thursday’s closing numbers and then take a technical overview of…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 29 2017 – Higher Still

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 29 2017 – Higher Still

Tuesday saw the markets open the day slightly weak but then talk from the White House on tax reform and repatriation of overseas profits helped spur markets higher. The rally was further spurred by consumer confidence levels reaching 125.6, up from February’s 116.1 which shows consumers feel good about the economy and their prospects. Finally, with earnings for the next quarter starting to be underway, the last quarter turned out to be the best since 2011 for earnings growth. Investors are anticipating better earnings for…

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Stock Market Outlook and Investing Strategy Notes for Mar 28 2017 – Special Commentary

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Stock Market Outlook and Investing Strategy Notes for Mar 28 2017 – Special Commentary

At any given time of every day, week or month, there are extraordinary events that can decide the movement of stocks for a few days to a few weeks. There are always a variety of events that happen and these impact stocks. On Monday, it was the dramatic decline at the open and the recovery rally the major indexes implemented that might end up being an extraordinary event or a pivotal moment for the rally. This is a special commentary that looks at the present…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 28 2017 – Slight Bias Up

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 28 2017 – Slight Bias Up

Monday saw the markets open deep in the red but the morning lows didn’t break and the rest of the day was spent with the indexes climbing back. By the close of the day the S&P had a very small loss and the NASDAQ was positive. S&P Index Close The S&P index ended the day down 2.39 points to close at 2341.59. Dow Jones Index Close The Dow Jones ended down 45.74  points to close at 20,550.98. NASDAQ Index Close The NASDAQ closed up 11.64…

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 27 2017 – Down for Monday

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Stock Market Outlook for Mar 27 2017 – Down for Monday

In general Friday was basically the market hoping in the morning that the Republican Healthcare bill would pass, and then the afternoon watching the bill fail and be pulled. By the close the market was almost flat for the day. But concern over where the President’s focus may move next and how easy or hard tax reform will be is now front and center for investors. That means weakness will start the final week of March. Let’s look at the closings on Friday and then…

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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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