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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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