Category Archive for "Market Indicators" | John Rothe | Portfolio Manager, Quant, Tech Geek, And Sometime Superhero To My Kids

Update: What Are Other Investment Managers Thinking?

Last week I posted the results of the NAAIM weekly survey - What Are Other Investment Managers Thinking?  For those not familiar with the survey, the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) publishes a weekly sentiment indicator designed to measure the current market exposure of association members who based their investment strategies on active management. NAAIM ...

Fibonacci Bounce

  Seeing a bit of a bounce in the equity markets today. Mostly likely due to Fibonacci followers buying at this level. However, most Fibonacci followers and most traders like to see a 50% pullback during major short term corrections. The market still seems to be a bit volatile as news on how the Europeans will ...

Weekend Thoughts: Gold

Gold has sold off dramatically over the past two days. I have been talking about levels of support and where gold prices might end up. However, my focus was on the short term and I should mention the longer term trend of gold: Numerous media talking heads have been talking about the end of the gold ...

What Are Other Investment Managers Thinking?

The National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) publishes a weekly sentiment indicator designed to measure the current market exposure of association members who based their investment strategies on active management. NAAIM has been gathering data and plotting the index since July of 2006. While the survey is conducted weekly, it still gives us an idea ...

Equities And Gold Need To Make A Stand

Seeing a little bit of short covering today as traders are not sure what will happen this weekend. Many are hoping for a weekend resolution to the European banking crisis. The markets have halted at some interesting points: The S&P 500 has retested lows established earlier this year. Many traders look to this area for a short ...

Stock Market – Some Afternoon Thoughts

Lots going on today: Some quick thoughts: -S&P 500 has broken trend, but is at a level where we may see some short covering -Traders I have spoken to don't seem eager to cover trades yet, however -Concern over US banks' exposure to French banks becoming a concern -Market seems "pulled" to last summer's levels -Gold seems to be holding pattern -However, ...

Likely Targets For The Market

Some midday charts: S&P 500 - For the past few days I have been talking about the pattern the S&P 500 has been stuck in. The S&P bounced downward from the 50 day moving average after a disappointing announcement from the FOMC. The market has quickly dropped over the past day and a half and looks ...

Waiting On the Fed…

Traders will be watching the market's reaction to the FOMC's announcement - to be release at 2:15 EST today. The Fed is expected to mention their new economic stimulus, referred to as "Operation Twist". The S&P 500 has been stuck in a trading range for the past few weeks. The S&P is now resting at the ...