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November 21, 2014, 11:14 pm, 1376094
U.S. indexes gapped up sharply Friday morning and while they gave back some of those gains later in the day finished with a solid move upward. The S&P 500 added 0.52% and the NASDAQ 0.24%. As has been the case for much of the past 7 years today's ...


November 20, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1375372
Thursday's inter-day action was more typical of a bull market than some we've seen this week as we had a down open met immediately with dip buyers. Indexes finishes near the highs of the day with the S&P 500 up 0.20% and the NASDAQ 0.56%. The S&P 500 ...


November 19, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1374654
Indexes opened lower Wednesday and unlike most recent sessions the dip buyers did not come on as strong. The S&P 500 fell 0.15% and the NASDAQ 0.57%. The focus of the day was a release of the Federal Reserve minutes from the last meeting and most of the ...


November 18, 2014, 11:13 pm, 1373917
A nice positive day in the markets with a slightly positive skew at the opening bell and then steady buying throughout. The S&P 500 gained 0.51% and the NASDAQ 0.67%. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment gauge advanced to 58, matching the second-highest level since ...


November 17, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1373112
Indexes had another quiet session as we've now worked off all overbought conditions and we are in a period of consolidation. The S&P 500 gained 0.07% while the NASDAQ fell 0.37%. Investors were a bit stunned this morning by a report showing Japan's economy contracted 1.6% in the ...


November 14, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1371800
Friday was a choppy session with little momentum as indexes have now worked off their extreme overbought conditions. The S&P 500 added 0.02% and the NASDAQ 0.18%. U.S. retail sales rose 0.5% last month when stripping out volatile elements like gasoline, autos, building materials and food services, according ...


November 13, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1371079
A bit of a change in pattern today as indexes opened up quite strongly but some selling hit the market later in the day. The S&P 500 ended up with a gain of 0.05% and the NASDAQ 0.11%. The big story of the day was another implosion ...


November 12, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1370258
It sounds repetitive but Wednesday was yet another day with some morning pressure which led to dip buyers showing up later in the session; this is what you want to see in a bull market. The S&P 500 fell 0.07% while the NASDAQ gained 0.31%. There has been ...


November 11, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1369451
Tuesday was a quiet calm session as indexes hung out around flat almost the entire session as we continue to see digestion of the large gains seen over the past few weeks. With the overbought conditions in place it is difficult to see a straight up move from here ...


November 10, 2014, 7:14 pm, 1368561
We continue to see bull market action as a quiet morning led to dip buyers emerging in the afternoon again. The S&P 500 gained 0.31% and the NASDAQ 0.41%. there was little in the way of news - this is just a classic melt up. Original post: STTG Market ...