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Takeover Candidate
10:17:51 PM| 10/21/2017
By Jim Brown | Rumors have been swirling for months and the time may be getting close.
Russell Retest
7:39:00 PM| 10/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell recovered from its two-week decline to retest the record high close from October 5th.
Russell Risk
7:24:05 PM| 10/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell has spent three days under support at 1,500 but managed to rebound back over that level.
Dip Buyers Alive
7:17:36 PM| 10/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes recovered from the opening drop with the Dow and S&P positive.
Increasing Competition
7:11:04 PM| 10/18/2017
By Jim Brown | This missed on revenue and company cut guidance because of increasing competition.
Bank Rescue
6:15:35 PM| 10/18/2017
By Jim Brown | Goldman's $6 gain lifted the financial sector and that rescued the Russell.
Not What it Appears
5:22:06 PM| 10/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow gained 160 points but the S&P gained less than 2 points and the Nasdaq less than 1 point.
Russell Warning
9:53:15 PM| 10/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The breakdown below 1,500 on the Russell could be a warning of weakness ahead.
Could Be Trouble Ahead
6:04:27 PM| 10/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Support broke on the Russell 2000 with the index closing under 1,500.
Follow the Money
9:34:47 PM| 10/16/2017
By Jim Brown | A major shareholder in this company just bought another $1 million in stock.
Close but Not Quite
7:06:26 PM| 10/16/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell traded slightly under support at 1,500 intraday but recovered at the close.
Slow Bleed
10:33:12 PM| 10/14/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes are slowly retracing their gains but there is no urgency.
Retail Hell
10:29:47 PM| 10/14/2017
By Jim Brown | Any brick and mortar retailer competing against Amazon is in a world of trouble.
Event Risk Ahead
9:00:21 PM| 10/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Suddenly bank earnings are more dangerous than North Korean missiles.
Rally Stalled
8:54:43 PM| 10/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes stalled at resistance once again as earnings disappoint.
Sun Going Down
8:00:29 PM| 10/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The sun is going down on this company and it will be painful.
Stagnation
6:21:23 PM| 10/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P, Nasdaq and Russell gains have stagnated at resistance.
Teetering on the Brink
10:45:28 PM| 10/10/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 posted a minor gain today but is still overextended.
Buyers Return
6:36:18 PM| 10/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Volume returned but it remained modest at 5.6 billion shares.
Volume Alert
8:13:59 PM| 10/9/2017
By Jim Brown | Massive option volume on this semiconductor stock suggests higher highs.
Low Volume Funk
6:50:46 PM| 10/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The lowest volume day since July 3rd saw a shortage of buyers.
Alibaba-ed
10:05:14 PM| 10/7/2017
By Jim Brown | Even companies with a good business model are becoming road kill from the Amazon/Alibaba convoy.
Minor Profit Taking
10:00:57 PM| 10/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets held their ground on Friday despite growing event risk.
Russell Struggling
9:14:36 PM| 10/5/2017
By Jim Brown | After a 162-point rally in 33 trading days, the Russell is struggling.
Tax Reform Ahead
8:51:18 PM| 10/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The first step in the tax reform process occurred today.
Robot Workforce?
8:36:11 PM| 10/4/2017
By Jim Brown | Analysts keep telling us humans will be out of work by 2025.
Right on Schedule
7:04:35 PM| 10/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell traded slightly lower as the end of quarter cash flows faded.
Small Cap Swoon?
10:46:27 PM| 10/3/2017
By Jim Brown | There is no guarantee but the small cap sector is due for a rest.
Is the End Near?
6:34:55 PM| 10/3/2017
By Jim Brown | Small caps traded negative most of the day as the EOQ cash flows fade.
Big Cap, Small Price
8:23:28 PM| 10/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Big cap stocks can have small share prices along with big goals.
Unbelievable!
7:41:37 PM| 10/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell added another 18 points to its already massive gains.
Setting the Market on Fire
11:47:28 PM| 9/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap index added another 2 points to its record run.
Reinvigorated
10:35:47 PM| 9/30/2017
By Jim Brown | This old company is becoming new and expanding in a weak sector.
Hurricane Shopping
8:23:54 PM| 9/28/2017
By Jim Brown | This company expects sales to decline in the short term but rally in the months ahead.
Continued Gains
7:16:42 PM| 9/28/2017
By Jim Brown | There is definitely rotation in progress as the Russell added to its gains.
Hurricane Impact
8:55:15 PM| 9/27/2017
By Jim Brown | Some companies benefit from disasters but others are severely impacted.
What the Heck?
7:37:56 PM| 9/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 had a blowout move of 28 points into new high territory.
Dead End Research
10:34:33 PM| 9/26/2017
By Jim Brown | You know there is a golden nugget out there but where?
Breakout!
7:39:20 PM| 9/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 caught fire and broke out with a nice gain.
Patiently Waiting
9:16:03 PM| 9/25/2017
By Jim Brown | There is a buying opportunity in our future if we are patient.
Another New High
8:49:49 PM| 9/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 only gained 1 point but it was a new high.
New Russell High
11:22:47 PM| 9/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 was the market leader and closed at a new high.
Playing with the Big Dog
11:22:34 PM| 9/23/2017
By Jim Brown | You have to be careful when you run with the big dog or you might get eaten.
Geopolitical Risk
9:40:32 PM| 9/21/2017
By Jim Brown | North Korea returned to the headlines on Thursday evening.
Apple Weighs on Market
9:32:19 PM| 9/21/2017
By Jim Brown | For the second day, headlines on Apple caused a major decline in the stock.
Vaccine News
6:55:58 PM| 9/20/2017
By Jim Brown | You can either pay a lot to treat an illness or be vaccinated.
Rotten Apple
5:25:14 PM| 9/20/2017
By Jim Brown | Multiple news headlines on Apple tanked the stock and the Nasdaq.
Which Way Are We Going?
8:52:23 PM| 9/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Traders appear to be unsure of market direction and volume is low.
Indexes Stall
5:56:50 PM| 9/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P, Nasdaq and Russell posted minimal gains or losses while the Dow continued higher.
Volatility Fading Fast
8:29:15 PM| 9/18/2017
By Jim Brown | Time to restart our long-term volatility position.
Russell Rally
6:45:55 PM| 9/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 powered to a 9-point gain in a weak market.
Resistance Failure
10:49:07 PM| 9/16/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell pushed through resistance at 1,427 with the old high the next target.
New Lows Ahead
10:48:44 PM| 9/16/2017
By Jim Brown | Sharply lowered guidance and product mix warnings from the CEO.
A Week Late
6:32:01 PM| 9/14/2017
By Jim Brown | North Korea was expected to launch a missile last Saturday. It came today.
Potential Volatility
6:24:12 PM| 9/14/2017
By Jim Brown | North Korea has reportedly launched another missile over Japan.
Time to go Shopping
6:58:13 PM| 9/13/2017
By Jim Brown | Brick and mortar retailers are losing share to online shopping sites.
Investors Cautious
5:56:59 PM| 9/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The indexes made new highs but the gains were minor.
Play it Again Sam
10:37:15 PM| 9/12/2017
By Jim Brown | This company is not a small cap stock but the price may get there soon.
New Highs
6:24:11 PM| 9/12/2017
By Jim Brown | All the major indexes with the exception of the Russell 2000 made new highs.
Not a Small Cap
7:52:47 PM| 9/11/2017
By Jim Brown | This company is not a small cap stock but the price may get there soon.
Blowout!
6:37:54 PM| 9/11/2017
By Jim Brown | A monster short squeeze blew out short positions on the major indexes.
Double Digit Earnings Growth
11:00:59 PM| 9/9/2017
By Jim Brown | Very few companies offer strong double-digit earnings growth.
Tech Drag
10:58:22 PM| 9/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap techs weighed on the market but the Russell managed to close fractionally positive.
Futures Falling
8:47:53 PM| 9/7/2017
By Jim Brown | Multiple events are causing the S&P futures to decline in overnight trading.
Dow Weakness
8:39:15 PM| 9/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow was the drag on the market with several components suffering from negative headlines.
Risk Avoidance
6:51:30 PM| 9/6/2017
By Jim Brown | Failure to avoid risk can be detrimental to your financial health.
Clouds Evaporating
5:53:25 PM| 9/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The storm clouds hovering over the September market appear to be evaporating.
Patience Please
9:22:45 PM| 9/5/2017
By Jim Brown | Rushing into volatile situations is rarely conducive to a positive outcome.
Could Have Been Worse
6:28:36 PM| 9/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The market decline could have been worse but some indexes closed well off their lows.
Record Quarter Ahead
11:01:54 PM| 9/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Analysts have it wrong and this company is excited about its growth.
Dead Stop
10:59:18 PM| 9/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq closed at a new high but the Dow and S&P came to a dead stop at resistance.
Holiday Event Risk
7:35:57 PM| 8/31/2017
By Jim Brown | After the three-day rally and everything that is happening globally there is event risk.
Seasonal Rebellion
7:31:26 PM| 8/31/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq closed at a new high and the S&P is not far behind.
Beat and Beat
8:50:01 PM| 8/30/2017
By Jim Brown | This chip company beat on earnings and revenue and metrics are improving rapidly.
Surprising Strength
8:25:04 PM| 8/30/2017
By Jim Brown | All the indexes except the Dow showed surprising strength on Wednesday
Cautionary Day
9:51:38 PM| 8/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Headlines have become the daily market driver.
Market Passed the Test
5:38:52 PM| 8/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The market recovery from the opening drop was a passing grade.
Look Out Below
6:53:31 PM| 8/28/2017
By Jim Brown | The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as a North Korean missile flew over Japan.
Tuesday Will be a Test
6:49:52 PM| 8/28/2017
By Jim Brown | With the S&P futures down -19 on North Korea, Tuesday could be pivotal.
Cyber Attacks Rising
9:49:34 PM| 8/26/2017
By Jim Brown | This may be a holiday week but cyber criminals will still be working.
Well Off the Highs
9:46:57 PM| 8/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P closed 10 points off its intraday high with only a 4-point gain.
Take the Day Off
8:20:32 PM| 8/24/2017
By Jim Brown | Take Friday off and give yourself a three-day weekend.
Lackluster Market
8:10:10 PM| 8/24/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes declined with the exception of the Russell and Biotech Index.
No Changes
7:26:06 PM| 8/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The bearish trend returned as hopes for tax reform faded once again.
Volume Drought
7:17:30 PM| 8/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The market rose on Tuesday and sank on Wednesday with lowest volume in months.
Fighting the Calendar
9:12:45 PM| 8/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The next six weeks are the most dangerous period for the entire year.
No Change in Trend
5:49:57 PM| 8/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The market short squeeze created some decent gains but there is no change in the trend.
Heading for Single Digits
8:28:58 PM| 8/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The communications space is increasing dominated by the big caps leaving no room for anyone else.
Support Tested Again
6:17:02 PM| 8/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P, Russell and Nasdaq tested support intraday and it held.
Small Cap Rebound
10:55:43 PM| 8/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap index touched support this morning before rebounding 12 points intraday.
Bad to Worse
10:55:30 PM| 8/19/2017
By Jim Brown | These retailers continue to decline as a group as comp sales crash.
Trend Change?
7:53:57 PM| 8/17/2017
By Jim Brown | We will not know for several days if the trend has changed but the outlook today is bearish.
Support Failure
7:47:09 PM| 8/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed under the 200-day average for the first time since June 2016.
Did Something Change Today?
8:15:18 PM| 8/16/2017
By Jim Brown | The unprecedented political events today could have a material impact on market direction.
Danger Will Robinson!
7:58:46 PM| 8/16/2017
By Jim Brown | Anyone over 40 should understand that warning from Robby the robot.
Coin Toss
10:45:04 PM| 8/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Picking a market direction today would be a coin toss.
Russell Was Biggest Loser
7:51:51 PM| 8/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 rolled over immediately on the opening spike and closed at the low of the day.
New Contracts Daily
9:22:59 PM| 8/14/2017
By Jim Brown | This defense company is reporting new contract awards almost daily.
No Follow Through
7:41:46 PM| 8/14/2017
By Jim Brown | Monday was another short squeeze where the indexes gapped up at the open then traded sideways the rest of the day.
Mediocre Rebound
11:36:20 PM| 8/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq posted a decent gain but the Dow, S&P and Russell barely avoided a negative close.
Strong Bullish Guidance
11:36:00 PM| 8/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Not many companies are increasing current quarter guidance by 65%.
Geopolitical Tensions
8:55:39 PM| 8/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Will the verbal war turn into a military conflict?
Russell Down -6%
8:08:42 PM| 8/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Since the current Russell decline began on July 26th, the index has fallen -6%.
Milk Demand Falling
9:10:07 PM| 8/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The constant negativity about the harmful effects of milk is taking its toll.
Two-Month Low
8:17:26 PM| 8/9/2017
By Jim Brown | All the indexes rebounded sharply except the Russell 2000, which closed at a two-month low.
Don't Play in Traffic
11:17:11 PM| 8/8/2017
By Jim Brown | Investors should not jump into a high volatility event.
Reversal
7:22:24 PM| 8/8/2017
By Jim Brown | All the indexes posted strong gains in the morning and losses at the close.
Losing Market Share
9:14:13 PM| 8/7/2017
By Jim Brown | Companies with new technology are supposed to gain not lose market share.
All Calm
7:26:53 PM| 8/7/2017
By Jim Brown | All the indexes posted gains but they were far from exciting.
Minor Short Covering
11:02:03 PM| 8/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded 0.5% after a -3.3% decline. That is hardly noteworthy.
Lost Patience
10:58:18 PM| 8/5/2017
By Jim Brown | Some companies are constantly restructuring but they never seem to complete the task.
Why Risk It?
7:31:21 PM| 8/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell is setting up for a test of critical support at 1,400.
Russell Fading Fast
7:22:07 PM| 8/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell is in crash mode with another 8 point decline despite the Dow's continued gains.
Long Shot
8:03:54 PM| 8/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Is there a takeover brewing for this consumer finance stock?
End of the Rally?
6:38:43 PM| 8/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Obviously, nobody can call a market top until a week later but I would be shocked if we move higher.
Overnight Weakness
10:12:37 PM| 8/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The index futures are mixed in the evening session despite the Apple earnings.
Dow Dragging Market Higher
6:34:45 PM| 8/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow remains the market leader and helped to lift the other indexes on Tuesday.
Not Worried
9:49:24 PM| 7/31/2017
By Jim Brown | This company does not appear worried about the Amazon Whole Foods combination.
Weakness Growing
7:50:18 PM| 7/31/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow was the only positive index and the Russell broke through support.
Back to Support
11:21:24 PM| 7/29/2017
By Jim Brown | After failing at 1,452 resistance three times, the Russell 2000 has returned to support.
Bullish Retailer
11:21:10 PM| 7/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Not all retailers are dying for lack of sales.
No Option Available
11:00:25 PM| 7/27/2017
By Jim Brown | With the S&P futures down hard, the outlook for Friday is grim.
Boom!
10:51:01 PM| 7/27/2017
By Jim Brown | When volatility arrives it is normally and violent.
Beat and Raise
11:31:12 PM| 7/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Posting strong earnings is good. Raising guidance if better.
Market Crosscurrents
10:57:37 PM| 7/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Multiple indexes were moving in opposite directions and the S&P was only fractionally positive.
No Recommendation
11:21:22 PM| 7/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow failed at resistance at 21,650 for the fifth time.
Dow Rally
6:43:49 PM| 7/25/2017
By Jim Brown | Tuesday's rally was all about the Dow earnings before the bell.
Precision Aluminum
7:43:16 PM| 7/24/2017
By Jim Brown | There is an art and a science to manufacturing precision aluminum components.
Nasdaq still Leading
6:09:54 PM| 7/24/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq was the leader today despite Google's impending earnings.
Sector Depression
10:11:41 PM| 7/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Sometimes events occur that tank a sector and there is nothing companies can do about it.
No Harm, No Foul
10:08:34 PM| 7/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Friday's market performance was typical of an expiration during an earnings cycle.
Summer Friday
8:10:42 PM| 7/20/2017
By Jim Brown | This is an option expiration Friday as well as a summer Friday.
Stutter Step?
8:03:27 PM| 7/20/2017
By Jim Brown | After Wednesday's bullish breakout across the board, equities paused on Thursday.
Once in a Decade
5:36:27 PM| 7/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Goldman Sachs called this stock a "once in a decade" opportunity.
Stampede
5:00:59 PM| 7/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The bulls are running and bears are being trampled.
Take a Breath
9:57:04 PM| 7/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The combination of a 162-point drop in the Dow and new highs on the Nasdaq show the conflicting currents.
Winner, Winner
6:31:36 PM| 7/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq posted a winning session despite the Dow falling -162 points intraday.
Time for a Breakout?
9:26:06 PM| 7/17/2017
By Jim Brown | A shuffle in the C-Suite has produced renewed interest in this storage company.
Russell Outperforms
6:31:53 PM| 7/17/2017
By Jim Brown | It was not a big move at 2.78 points, but it was more than any of the big cap indexes could manage.
Russell Scores a New High
11:26:28 PM| 7/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 finally managed to push through resistance to close at a new high.
Recovery in Progress
11:26:12 PM| 7/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Patents validated and new drug approvals are providing lift.
No Conviction
8:38:45 PM| 7/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes are creeping higher but there is no conviction.
Russell Sneaking Higher
8:33:17 PM| 7/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 index closed only 1 point below a new high.
Going Out of Business Sale
7:57:13 PM| 7/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Shares are going on sale as this restaurant chain struggles for survival.
New Dow High
6:47:22 PM| 7/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The Yellen short squeeze powered the Dow to a new high and lifted the other indexes above resistance.
Fedspeak
10:17:04 PM| 7/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The Fed head will preach on economics and overvalued stocks on Wednesday.
Resistance Held
6:04:40 PM| 7/11/2017
By Jim Brown | Resistance held on the Dow and S&P but the Nasdaq moved up one level.
Reverse Split Woes
7:36:20 PM| 7/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Reverse splits are a curse for the company's making them.
Weak Start
6:51:09 PM| 7/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Monday's market performance started the week off with a thud.
Failed Drug Trial
10:12:27 PM| 7/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The pharma sector is full of one-drug wonders and sometimes those drugs fail their tests.
Can You Hear Me Now?
10:09:23 PM| 7/8/2017
By Jim Brown | While Thursday's close was below support, the indexes picked a new direction on Friday.
Patience Grasshopper
10:07:45 PM| 7/6/2017
By Jim Brown | There may be a buying opportunity in our future.
Loud and Clear
10:02:58 PM| 7/6/2017
By Jim Brown | After several days of alternating moves, the market gave clear directional signals today.
Retailer or REIT?
8:59:38 PM| 7/5/2017
By Jim Brown | If you cannot make it in the retail sector should you become a REIT?
Mixed Messages
6:38:59 PM| 7/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow and Nasdaq are giving mixed messages as to direction.
Good Relative Strength
10:34:26 PM| 7/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 declined less than a point on Friday and has held support at 1,400 for two weeks.
Take the Day Off
10:33:36 PM| 7/1/2017
By Jim Brown | You have my permission to take Monday off and enjoy a longer weekend.
Contrarian Move
10:02:15 PM| 6/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets did exactly opposite what traders expected.
Reversal of Fortune
9:57:53 PM| 6/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Wednesday's rebound turned into a rout on Thursday.
Reload
7:37:55 PM| 6/28/2017
By Jim Brown | We played this short a couple weeks ago, time to reload.
We Have a Winner
5:47:17 PM| 6/28/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 rebounded 22 points or 1.54% to post the largest index gain today.
Ignorance is Bliss
10:51:14 PM| 6/27/2017
By Jim Brown | Vacations are times to put aside the cares of the world and relax.
Nasty Surprise
7:32:17 PM| 6/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes accelerated lower on Yellen's comments and the cancelled Senate vote.
Opposite Direction
8:37:41 PM| 6/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Everything is pointing in one direction for this stock, except for the stock.
Dull Market
7:22:06 PM| 6/26/2017
By Jim Brown | They say, never short a dull market. Apparently, that goes for longs as well.
Shrinking Market Share
10:16:41 PM| 6/24/2017
By Jim Brown | Amazon buying Whole Foods has sector wide repercussions.
Rebalance Surprise
10:13:43 PM| 6/24/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebalance on Friday failed to generate the monster volume and the market rallied.
Don't Play in Traffic
7:43:15 PM| 6/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Friday is the biggest volume day of the year for the small caps.
Party Time
7:36:22 PM| 6/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebalance on Friday will generate the most volume of the year.
No Stopping Biotechs
8:15:29 PM| 6/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The biotech sector rose 3.77% to a 52-week high on Wednesday despite a big drop in the Dow.
Russell Bulls Eye
7:08:24 PM| 6/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell will be the focus for the market for the next two days with the rebalance at the close on Friday.
Small Cap Weakness Ahead
10:21:58 PM| 6/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebalance on Friday should translate into small cap weakness the rest of the week.
Rebalance Starting Early?
6:09:12 PM| 6/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell lost 15 points or -1.06% with the largest decline of any of the major indexes.
Promising Drugs
9:19:44 PM| 6/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Companies do not have to be large to develop promising drug treatments.
Strong Russell Gain
7:32:20 PM| 6/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell gained 11 points to pull within 7 points of a new high.
Bring Back the Leaders
11:29:40 PM| 6/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Without the FAANG stocks leading the market higher we have seen three days of choppy trading.
Successful Cancer Screen
11:29:25 PM| 6/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Cancer is a big killer and quality of life destroyer. A new test has proven remarkably effective in detecting it early.
Small Caps Fading
4:02:21 PM| 6/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Tech stocks crashed again at the open to drag down the Russell small caps.
Retest of the Lows
3:56:32 PM| 6/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The major tech indexes retested the lows in a slower version of the Friday flash crash.
Trouble Brewing
10:53:01 PM| 6/14/2017
By Jim Brown | We escaped the news headlines for more than a week but there is trouble ahead.
Disturbing Reversal
10:47:58 PM| 6/14/2017
By Jim Brown | All the major indexes except the Dow posted losses today.
Freight Leader
10:51:16 PM| 6/13/2017
By Jim Brown | Walmart loves this company because of the on time deliveries and customer service
New Record Highs
6:36:36 PM| 6/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 Small Cap Index posted a decent gain to close at a new high.
Semiconductor Hotspot
10:47:38 PM| 6/12/2017
By Jim Brown | This company builds the equipment needed to manufacture semiconductors.
Margin Call Selling
10:26:42 PM| 6/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The small caps did not sell off on Friday but they caught up today as traders were forced to sell to cover margin calls.
Algos Gone Wild
11:26:55 PM| 6/10/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets diverged significantly as classic rotation upset the indexes.
Daily Downgrades
11:26:38 PM| 6/10/2017
By Jim Brown | It is hard to build up any bullish momentum when analysts are downgrading the stock almost daily.
Don't Count Your Chickens
8:15:42 PM| 6/8/2017
By Jim Brown | There is a saying, don't count your chickens before they are hatched. That goes for election votes as well.
Unbelievable!
8:11:31 PM| 6/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 roared off to a 19-point gain with the big cap indexes weak.
Outsourcing Fading
8:41:26 PM| 6/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The trend to outsource HR, customer service and IT, to countries where labor is cheaper, is fading.
Treading Water
7:35:42 PM| 6/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets moved slowly sideways as they waited patiently for Thursday's testimony.
Uncertain Outlook
10:33:56 PM| 6/6/2017
By Jim Brown | Volatility is rising and could be extreme by Thursday evening.
Russell Dip Buy
6:13:40 PM| 6/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 rebounded 8 points from its intraday low to close nearly flat.
Trend Change
8:48:15 PM| 6/5/2017
By Jim Brown | Regardless of how long a trend has been in place, it can always change significantly.
Consolidation
7:31:28 PM| 6/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes paused on Monday to reconsider their path ahead of some important events.
Jack of All Trades
10:12:31 PM| 6/3/2017
By Jim Brown | Some companies start out in one field and end up profiting from several others.
Russell Nearing Highs
10:06:26 PM| 6/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 high close in April was 1,419 and it ended the day on Friday at 1,408.
Bad News Increasing
8:37:30 PM| 6/1/2017
By Jim Brown | Sometimes every day brings another negative headline and there seems to be no escape.
Monster Rebound
7:52:00 PM| 6/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 rebounded 41 points, more than 3% from Wednesday's 1,355 low.
Energy Crash
10:18:15 PM| 5/31/2017
By Jim Brown | The current drop in energy stocks is temporary. Events already in motion will end the decline.
Encouraged
9:33:45 PM| 5/31/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 fell -17 points at the open but recovered to close flat. That is encouraging.
Market Re-balance
10:03:26 PM| 5/30/2017
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks are suffering from the impending re-balance of the Russell 2000.
Small Cap Rout
6:13:50 PM| 5/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes declined slightly but the Russell 2000 fell nearly 1%.
Troops are Retreating
11:27:29 PM| 5/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap stocks, the generals in this war, are setting new highs but the rank and file troops are retreating.
Drone Driver
11:27:13 PM| 5/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The future of combat both air to air and air to ground is drones.
Going Out of Style
10:19:53 PM| 5/25/2017
By Jim Brown | Fashion trends come and go and this one is struggling.
No Participation
9:53:16 PM| 5/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P and Nasdaq closed at new highs and the Dow is close. The Russell closed barely positive.
Unhealthy Earnings
8:56:50 PM| 5/24/2017
By Jim Brown | Retailers of all types have been reporting weak earnings but this company is guiding for lower lows.
Tick by Tick
7:01:38 PM| 5/24/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P inched higher to close at a new high but the Russell 2000 is only moving tick by tick.
Volume Drying Up
9:33:52 PM| 5/23/2017
By Jim Brown | This is a holiday week and the exodus of traders will begin at 2:15 on Wednesday.
No Excitement
6:25:26 PM| 5/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets posted a minor gain but there was no excitement to push them higher.
Semiconductors are Hot
8:26:40 PM| 5/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The semiconductor sector is setting new highs because our future is powered by chips.
Overseas Problem
7:30:19 PM| 5/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets posted a decent rebound on Monday but the apparent terrorist attack in the UK has sent futures sharply lower.
Easy Way Out
3:14:56 AM| 5/21/2017
By Jim Brown | When faced with a complicated task many companies take the easy way out.
Still Not Impressed
1:42:05 AM| 5/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The intraday rebound was respectful but the indexes rolled over in the afternoon to post only a lackluster gain.
Directionless
9:04:51 PM| 5/18/2017
By Jim Brown | We dropped -2% on Wednesday and rallied 0.25% on Thursday. That is called a dead cat bounce.
Uninspiring
8:57:46 PM| 5/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The rebound after the major market crash was uninspiring and suggests Friday could be volatile.
Hysteria Over
10:44:26 PM| 5/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Wednesday's headline crash is behind us and odds are good it was a one-day wonder.
Major Breakdown
10:09:09 PM| 5/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes imploded with the Russell falling -39 and the S&P-600 losing 22.
Sentiment Crisis
9:50:08 PM| 5/16/2017
By Jim Brown | Today's Washington drama has the potential to seriously damage market sentiment.
Trouble Ahead
7:13:08 PM| 5/16/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes were flat, big cap indexes negative and the Nasdaq was soaring.
Miss and Raise
9:20:52 PM| 5/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Can you miss on earnings and revenue, lower guidance and still raise expectations?
Untouched
7:41:56 PM| 5/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Resistance was untouched on the Russell and S&P-600 as small caps lagged again.
That Time of Year
11:20:26 PM| 5/13/2017
By Jim Brown | We are approaching the annual Russell rebalance and Friday was ranking day.
Losing Your Gains?
11:20:13 PM| 5/13/2017
By Jim Brown | Sometimes losing your gains is very hard to do.
Event Risk Rising
10:06:54 PM| 5/11/2017
By Jim Brown | Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the market a new problem arises.
Weakness Increasing
10:02:39 PM| 5/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow rebounded from a -150 point drop and the Nasdaq from -53 but it was still a bearish day.
Repeat Position
8:01:45 PM| 5/10/2017
By Jim Brown | We exited this retailer before earnings but it is time to bring it back.
Rebound!
6:32:53 PM| 5/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Ignoring the Dow's 90 point intraday decline, it was a good day for small caps.
Vertically Challenged
10:35:12 PM| 5/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P are suffering from a sleeping sickness. They are putting traders to sleep.
Market Neutral
6:25:39 PM| 5/9/2017
By Jim Brown | All the indexes except the Nasdaq remain stuck in neutral.
Ugly All Over
8:05:54 PM| 5/8/2017
By Jim Brown | Some companies develop a negative trend others redefine the term negative.
Small Cap Weakness
7:12:47 PM| 5/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap averages managed to close in the green thanks to Apple but the small caps are back in their losing trend.
Back from the Dead
10:10:43 PM| 5/6/2017
By Jim Brown | After six years of declining revenue, the results have improved significantly.
Sleeper Rally
10:02:12 PM| 5/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets traded barely positive all day until 1:30 when buyers began appearing in Apple and other big caps.
Fork in the Road
9:29:35 PM| 5/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The market has come to a fork in the road and cannot decide which direction to take.
Dip Buyers Alive
9:20:38 PM| 5/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The intraday dip was bought with just enough energy to return the indexes to the flat line.
No Long Term Future
8:04:29 PM| 5/3/2017
By Jim Brown | Sectors come and go and this one has no long-term future.
Not Encouraging
6:24:23 PM| 5/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets sold off as expected and the rebound was lackluster.
Directionally Challenged
9:49:55 PM| 5/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Markets are mixed and choppy while investors try to decide if they want to buy or sell a market top.
Small Caps Leading
6:29:06 PM| 5/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Unfortunately, the small cap indexes are leading us lower rather than higher.
Earnings Surprise
9:54:42 PM| 5/1/2017
By Jim Brown | Oil companies have been beating estimates for Q1 for more than one reason.
No Conviction
8:24:05 PM| 5/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 rebounded 7 points but that was after a 17-point decline on Friday.
Oops!
11:48:49 PM| 4/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 and S&P-600 small cap indexes collapsed with 1.2% declines when the other indexes were barely negative.
Phoenix Rising
11:48:30 PM| 4/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Companies do rise from the ashes of a prior disaster to become desirable again.
Friday is Decision Day
10:36:50 PM| 4/27/2017
By Jim Brown | After two days of monster gains, the indexes have traded sideways for two days.
Still Bullish
10:27:50 PM| 4/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 and S&P-600 small cap indexes both held their gains after new highs on Wednesday.
Things Do Not Always Work Out
9:18:58 PM| 4/26/2017
By Jim Brown | On the road to fame and riches, there are potholes of reality.
Don't Look Now
7:30:44 PM| 4/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Don't look now but the Russell 2000 and S&P-600 small cap indexes both closed at new highs today.
Pause to Reflect
9:36:26 PM| 4/25/2017
By Jim Brown | After two days of major moves, the gains in individual stocks were muted
Back to Back
6:04:21 PM| 4/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets continue to be surprised with another 200+ point spike on the Dow thanks to Q1 earnings.
Ignore China
9:17:26 PM| 4/24/2017
By Jim Brown | Raymond James said not to fret over China's economic growth. This sector is exploding.
Major Short Squeeze
7:08:00 PM| 4/24/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets rocketed higher on the end of French event risk but there was no follow through buying.
Impressive
11:39:26 PM| 4/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 fell -15 points at the open but recovered to close the day with only a 4 point loss ahead of weekend event risk.
Frexit Dip?
11:36:02 PM| 4/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Will there be a repeat of the Brexit dip if the wrong person comes out on top in the French elections?
Buying Opportunity?
8:29:43 PM| 4/20/2017
By Jim Brown | Buying rallies is not normally a good plan. Buying weakness is normally safer.
Breakthrough
8:18:30 PM| 4/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 broke through downtrend and midrange resistance to close within 4 points of a 7-week high.
Buy Low, Sell Higher
8:47:36 PM| 4/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Some drug companies have taken big hits recently. Time to buy this one.
Stealth Rally
7:18:01 PM| 4/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The big Dow loss distracted from the gains in the small caps and the tech sector
Patience, Grasshopper
9:12:40 PM| 4/18/2017
By Jim Brown | We must strike when the time is right rather than strike out swinging at every pitch.
Good Relative Strength
5:20:41 PM| 4/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes posted gains while the big cap indexes sank.
Try, Try Again
9:27:37 PM| 4/17/2017
By Jim Brown | If at first you do not succeed, try, try again.
Real or Memorex?
7:27:08 PM| 4/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Many readers might not be old enough to remember the Memorex ads on TV where a singer breaks a glass with her voice.
Positive to Negative
11:47:31 PM| 4/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Two days made a world of difference with the small caps going from consecutive days of gains to a crash back to support.
Chart Failure
11:47:14 PM| 4/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes have been trading sideways for the last four months.
Volatility Gift
10:34:12 PM| 4/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The volatility has risen all week and that gives us an opportunity to enter a favorite position.
Abrupt Halt
10:19:43 PM| 4/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The accelerating gains in the small cap stocks came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday.
No Rush
9:34:55 PM| 4/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The five days of small cap gains suggest there is a change in the wind but the big cap markets are diverging.
Small Caps Accelerating
6:03:34 PM| 4/11/2017
By Jim Brown | A new trend is developing and it should be positive for the market.
Small Cap Wasteland
9:52:08 PM| 4/10/2017
By Jim Brown | The recent weakness in small cap stocks has killed the majority of the individual stock charts.
Strongest Indexes
8:12:05 PM| 4/10/2017
By Jim Brown | It was not much but the small cap indexes posted larger percentage gains than the big caps.
No Material Movement
11:27:23 PM| 4/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes closed only a few cents away from zero but that was better than the big cap indexes.
Vacation Time is Here
11:27:07 PM| 4/8/2017
By Jim Brown | Where are you going on your vacation? This company has hundreds of choices available.
Off the Beaten Path
8:46:17 PM| 4/6/2017
By Jim Brown | Most traders have probably never heard of this company currently making new highs.
Surprising Small Cap Strength
7:34:23 PM| 4/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes posted 1% gains and closed at the highs for the day.
Party is Over
8:51:56 PM| 4/5/2017
By Jim Brown | When a court decision invalidates 90% of a company's revenue, the outlook is grim.
Not the Catalyst We Wanted
6:54:18 PM| 4/5/2017
By Jim Brown | We were looking for a headline to boost stocks and the ADP was great but the FOMC was not.
Lack of Conviction
10:47:47 PM| 4/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The indexes posted minimal gains on Tuesday despite the rebound from Monday's lows.
Looking for a Catalyst
7:51:17 PM| 4/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The market traded flat at the close after some early morning weakness.
Oil Train Leaving the Station
7:47:41 PM| 4/3/2017
By Jim Brown | Oil prices are going higher as we enter the summer driving season. All Aboard!
Textbook Example
7:08:56 PM| 4/3/2017
By Jim Brown | Monday was a textbook example of window undressing in the small cap indexes.
Activist Victory
9:55:57 PM| 4/1/2017
By Jim Brown | Normally activist investors push stocks higher but a victory here was painful.
Quarter Over
9:49:02 PM| 4/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The first quarter is over and next week we will see if the small cap rotation was real or temporary.
No Shade Here
9:36:25 PM| 3/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The sun is baking this company's profits and investors are not happy.
Rotation!
8:29:18 PM| 3/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The rotation away from big caps and into small cap stocks is in full swing.
Semis Are Hot
9:51:59 PM| 3/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The semiconductor index has been setting new highs for several months.
Looks Like a Rally
7:19:58 PM| 3/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes have risen for three days and the Russell is approaching resistance.
Direction Please?
10:21:22 PM| 3/28/2017
By Jim Brown | My crystal ball is cloudy today and there is no obvious direction.
Mini Dip Over?
5:45:16 PM| 3/28/2017
By Jim Brown | The small caps are suddenly recovering nicely with a close at a six-day high
Shrinking Violet
8:28:21 PM| 3/27/2017
By Jim Brown | This company has been shrinking for the last 18 months and guided for even more shrinkage.
Missed another Opportunity
7:03:54 PM| 3/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The bears missed out on another opportunity to push the markets lower when the dip buyers outnumbered the sellers.
Uncertain Market
9:49:30 PM| 3/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes traded both positive and negative on Friday as headlines from Washington caused uncertainty.
Rare Opportunity
9:44:03 PM| 3/25/2017
By Jim Brown | This sector is hot with daily headlines and a strong potential for M&A.
Broken Charts
7:11:15 PM| 3/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector cannot decide if it wants to rally or run hide.
Surprisingly Positive
6:25:45 PM| 3/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes actually posted solid gains despite the weak market.
Grilled Steak Burgers
9:05:35 PM| 3/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The fast casual space is fiercely competitive but one company is succeeding.
Lackluster Rebound
7:23:23 PM| 3/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P-600 closed at a four-month low again and the Russell 2000 posted a small loss.
Avoid Hungry Bears
10:30:09 PM| 3/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The selloff finally arrived and the bears are on the prowl.
Small Caps Imploded
6:45:43 PM| 3/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P-600 closed at a four-month low after a -2.6% decline.
Acquisition Candidate
10:48:35 PM| 3/20/2017
By Jim Brown | This biotech with a portfolio of potential cancer drugs is a potential acquisition candidate.
Small Caps Sink
10:29:02 PM| 3/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap winning streak ended at three days with better than half percent losses on the indexes.
Very Positive Day
11:20:30 PM| 3/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes all lost ground but the small cap indexes were big winners.
Bird Flu is Back
11:15:35 PM| 3/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The bird flu is back and rapidly expanding with the most human cases on record.
New Drugs Ahead
9:54:37 PM| 3/16/2017
By Jim Brown | This company has multiple drugs in the pipeline with some very close to approval.
Small Cap Revival
8:27:30 PM| 3/16/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes continued to post minor gains while the large cap indexes declined.
Major Move Ahead
10:31:38 PM| 3/15/2017
By Jim Brown | This company is changing its market and it has a built in audience.
Major Recovery
9:48:15 PM| 3/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes exploded higher with 1.5% gains as buyers flooded the market.
Be Risk Averse
10:15:33 PM| 3/14/2017
By Jim Brown | Volume was low and movement minimal ahead of the Fed decision.
That Was Close
6:44:45 PM| 3/14/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes all tested critical support at the open and were saved by the dip buyers.
Very Bullish Buying
10:42:39 PM| 3/13/2017
By Jim Brown | An investor is betting $1.7 million this $10 stock is going higher.
Step by Step
10:11:57 PM| 3/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes have posted two consecutive days of small gains.
No Material Rebound
11:36:34 PM| 3/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P-600 rebounded from the intraday low at 825.42 but only managed a gain of 3 points.
Solid Resistance
11:36:20 PM| 3/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The post earnings bounce came to a dead stop at prior resistance.
Successful Support Test?
10:39:31 PM| 3/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P both tested initial support intraday and rebounded back to positive territory.
Test on Friday
10:31:08 PM| 3/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P-600 declined to within 1 point of critical support at 825. Friday will be a key day
Small Cap Direction?
8:56:12 PM| 3/8/2017
By Jim Brown | Tell me where the small caps are headed and I could predict market direction.
Leading the Market Lower
8:05:10 PM| 3/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes posted big declines and closed at the lows for the day.
Not a Good Sign
7:01:22 PM| 3/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P-600 and the Russell 2000 both had big losses and closed at the low for the day.
Competition Accelerating
4:41:07 PM| 3/7/2017
By Jim Brown | Competition for the consumer dollar is heating up in every sector.
Retail Disaster
10:10:31 PM| 3/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The Q4 shopping season was not kind to major retailers and lesser retailers fared even worse.
S&P-600 Below Support
9:48:45 PM| 3/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P-600 and the Russell 2000 both closed below critical support.
Small Caps Not Participating
11:31:20 PM| 3/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell and the S&P-600 continue to show weakness as big caps battle back to positive territory.
Time Flies
11:31:04 PM| 3/4/2017
By Jim Brown | Time is passing this retailer by as a tough holiday season saw shares fall to 8-year lows.
Alternating Volatility, Part 6
7:32:08 PM| 3/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell has had alternating gains and losses of 1% or more in five of the last six days.
Internet of Things
7:56:10 PM| 3/1/2017
By Jim Brown | There are lots of players in the IoT sector and it is expected to quadruple over the next three years.
Alternating Volatility
6:51:56 PM| 3/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell has had alternating gains and losses of 1% or more in four of the last five days.
Gotcha!
5:12:16 PM| 2/28/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 gained 1% on Monday and investors cheered. The index lost -1.5% on Tuesday.
Russell Implosion
4:21:10 PM| 2/28/2017
By Jim Brown | Small cap investors ran for the sidelines on Tuesday to avoid post speech volatility.
Free Energy
9:22:55 PM| 2/27/2017
By Jim Brown | Companies have been trying to harness this free energy for decades and this company is winning the battle.
Surprise, Surprise
6:35:20 PM| 2/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes posted minimal gains but the Dow and S&P did close at new record highs.
Behind the Curve
10:18:09 PM| 2/25/2017
By Jim Brown | Technology is tough. Stand still for a couple months and a dozen companies will leapfrog your products.
Minor Gains
10:13:12 PM| 2/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes recovered from a sharp drop at the open to post minor gains for the day.
Feeling Lucky?
10:00:58 PM| 2/23/2017
By Jim Brown | Remember the old Dirty Harry line, "Do you feel lucky punk."
Cracks in the Foundation
9:54:20 PM| 2/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 has declined -16 points over the last two days from its closing high on Tuesday.
Back from the Dead
7:40:10 PM| 2/22/2017
By Jim Brown | This company makes a habit out of rising from the ashes.
Uneasy Market
5:38:20 PM| 2/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Worries over the FOMC minutes and increased chatter about a market top held the indexes back.
Small Cap Gains
10:50:25 PM| 2/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes posted decent gains on Tuesday but still not a breakout.
New Russell High
6:13:57 PM| 2/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap index finally found some traction with a 10-point gain.
Down in a Bull Market
11:27:56 PM| 2/18/2017
By Jim Brown | This is a tech stock that is not rising in a strongly bullish market.
Dip Bought Again
10:40:04 PM| 2/18/2017
By Jim Brown | Investors had found a trend they can repeat over and over.
I Have Sinned
6:39:26 PM| 2/16/2017
By Jim Brown | I am going against my rules with today's recommendation.
Small Caps Struggling
5:46:26 PM| 2/16/2017
By Jim Brown | The small cap stocks continue to struggle despite the overall bullish market
26 Straight Earnings Wins
9:29:18 PM| 2/15/2017
By Jim Brown | They say follow the trend until it ends. This trend ended.
Russell Breakout
6:14:09 PM| 2/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell finally caught fire to breakout over 1,400 after trading negative much of the morning.
New Indicator Please
6:19:29 PM| 2/14/2017
By Jim Brown | Investors the world over would pay a fortune if you could develop this indicator.
Slightly More Bullish
5:08:12 PM| 2/14/2017
By Jim Brown | The market rally actually picked up some speed today and the Russell farther over resistance.
Sleeper Stock
10:00:13 PM| 2/13/2017
By Jim Brown | This stock rarely makes headlines but their expected earnings growth for 2017 is 105%.
Three Factors
6:53:50 PM| 2/13/2017
By Jim Brown | There are three factors that are likely to determine market direction on Tuesday.
Kicking and Screaming
6:59:26 PM| 2/11/2017
By Jim Brown | There are probably heel drag markets across the floor of the NYSE where the Russell 2000 was dragged back to a new high.
Sector Consolidation
6:58:22 PM| 2/11/2017
By Jim Brown | This fragmented sector with a dozen key players is due to consolidate.
Small Cap Earnings
10:34:50 PM| 2/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The next two weeks are known as the small cap earnings weeks.
Trend Change?
9:27:54 PM| 2/9/2017
By Jim Brown | All four major indexes broke out to new highs and hopefully it is the start of a new trend.
Biotech Reload
9:46:00 PM| 2/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The biotech sector is not showing any signs of weakness despite recent political comments.
Trend Intact
8:46:22 PM| 2/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq made a new high, the Dow floundered, S&P was flat and Russell declined.
Tempting Fate
9:39:01 PM| 2/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The market is not giving us any clear sign of future market direction.
Biggest Loser II
6:07:07 PM| 2/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 fell -0.4% to be the biggest loser again on Tuesday.
I Hate This Stock
10:22:50 PM| 2/6/2017
By Jim Brown | It never goes down and never gives us a decent entry point.
Biggest Loser
8:37:47 PM| 2/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 fell -0.8% to be the biggest loser among the broad market indexes.
Financial Squeeze
3:41:54 PM| 2/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes gapped higher at the open due to monster gains in financial stocks
Real Profit Taking
3:40:30 PM| 2/4/2017
By Jim Brown | Many stocks that rallied after the election have failed to correct and buying them at the top could be risky.
Futures Falling Again
10:01:57 PM| 2/2/2017
By Jim Brown | This is getting to be a routine occurrence where the futures decline after strong earnings.
Underperformance
9:55:51 PM| 2/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Once again, the Russell 2000 was the weakest of all the major indexes.
New 52-Week High
8:57:18 PM| 2/1/2017
By Jim Brown | It has been a long dry spell for this company but the future is bright.
Saved Again
6:26:49 PM| 2/1/2017
By Jim Brown | A late day surge by the biotech sector lifted the Russell almost out of negative territory.
Biotech Rebound
6:14:27 PM| 1/31/2017
By Jim Brown | The biotech sector rebounded +3.7% today and helped lift the Russell and Nasdaq into positive territory
Commodity Boom
4:20:05 PM| 1/31/2017
By Jim Brown | Demand for this commodity is booming and could hit record levels.
Drug Surprise
8:48:24 PM| 1/30/2017
By Jim Brown | Small companies can sometimes create novel drugs that become blockbusters.
Russell Threatening Support
6:51:35 PM| 1/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 lost -1.3% for the day and bounced off critical support at 1,340.
Consolidation?
10:01:11 PM| 1/28/2017
By Jim Brown | After two days of low volume and minimal ranges we have to decide if this is consolidation or preparation.
Ugly Chart
9:58:41 PM| 1/28/2017
By Jim Brown | Sometimes companies just cannot get it right and miss over and over on earnings.
Retail Funk
9:54:05 PM| 1/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Hardly a day goes by that some retailer does not report lower sales and the sector outlook is bleak.
Stutter Step?
9:31:01 PM| 1/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The small caps barely participated in the rally over the prior two days and were weakest on Thursday.
Build the Wall
10:56:02 PM| 1/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The president appears to be on track to begin building his border wall.
Moonshot!
10:27:05 PM| 1/25/2017
By Jim Brown | After two days of a short squeeze, it appears the market has picked a direction.
No Rush
9:38:44 PM| 1/24/2017
By Jim Brown | We are still in that post inauguration phase where market direction could be volatile.
Short Squeeze!
5:19:28 PM| 1/24/2017
By Jim Brown | All the major indexes moved significantly higher in morning trading but lost traction in the afternoon.
Merger in Trouble
8:08:38 PM| 1/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The FTC is taking a dim view of a merger affecting this stock and the outlook is negative.
No Direction
6:05:09 PM| 1/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The indexes rebounded from their opening lows but failed to return to positive territory.
Small Cap Winner
11:16:57 PM| 1/21/2017
By Jim Brown | This stock belongs to a very select group of small cap stocks that actually moved higher over the last three weeks.
Sentiment Rebound
7:09:57 PM| 1/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The successful removal of the event risk lifted the markets at the close.
Event Risk Friday
7:57:52 PM| 1/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The market will be ignored on Friday until a headline appears to cause a volatility event.
Weakness Accelerating
7:50:51 PM| 1/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow and Russell both closed at new five-week lows.
Patiently Waiting
8:29:29 PM| 1/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The headline flow increased on Wednesday and should go into overdrive on Thursday.
No Material Change
8:17:29 PM| 1/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow was negative and the Nasdaq positive but the numbers were very small.
Headline Warning
10:06:57 PM| 1/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The only guarantee for the rest of the week is a rapid increase in the number of headlines.
Event Risk Ahead
6:40:46 PM| 1/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed at a five-week low after losing 20 points.
Under Attack
11:25:55 PM| 1/14/2017
By Jim Brown | Drug companies are under fire about prices and some are at ground zero.
Sideways Trend
10:07:39 PM| 1/14/2017
By Jim Brown | For five weeks now, the Dow and S&P have been stuck in a sideways trend.
Acquisition Ahead?
8:56:01 PM| 1/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Are competing drug companies about to join forces?
Sellers Pressing
8:19:06 PM| 1/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Sellers are lowering the resistance levels with each passing day but buyers are still active.
Chemical Rally
8:26:18 PM| 1/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The post election rally in industrials also covered the chemical sector.
Market Turning Bullish
7:12:48 PM| 1/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes survived a major hit intraday and still finished positive.
Coin Toss
9:38:46 PM| 1/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Market direction on Wednesday is a coin toss.
Biotech Surge
5:56:41 PM| 1/10/2017
By Jim Brown | The biotech sector rallied for the sixth consecutive day thanks to the JP Morgan conference
Going Back In
7:10:36 PM| 1/9/2017
By Jim Brown | We are reloading this retail company short.
Small Caps Leading Again
6:33:05 PM| 1/9/2017
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks always lead the market up and down and the Russell 2000 is at critical support.
Drug Approved
10:52:49 PM| 1/7/2017
By Jim Brown | This biotech company will present next week at the JPM Healthcare Conference.
Small Cap Divergence
8:05:51 PM| 1/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 declined again despite the new highs on the Nasdaq and S&P.
Directionless
8:21:32 PM| 1/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The indexes were mixed with the Nasdaq the only winner and the rest of the indexes losing ground.
That Was Quick
6:27:41 PM| 1/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 exploded higher by 31 points on Wednesday and lost -16 today.
Bears Baffled
8:55:20 PM| 1/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets rebounded to resistance completely baffling those who expected a sudden decline in January.
Major Change
8:11:28 PM| 1/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 exploded higher by 31 points to close right at the prior resistance high.
Extended Holiday
9:59:00 PM| 1/3/2017
By Jim Brown | We cannot determine January's market direction from one day's activity.
Detour
5:21:43 PM| 1/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The market detoured from the end of week declines after better than expected numbers from China sparked a rally.
Take the Day Off
8:05:41 PM| 1/1/2017
By Jim Brown | Tuesday is an official trading holiday while we look for market direction.
Ready to Rumble?
8:00:21 PM| 1/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The market avoided a sharp decline as buyers paired with sellers on the pension fund rebalance.


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