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Encouraging
5:08:47 PM| 7/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The market rebound from the opening lows was encouraging.
A for Effort
4:48:48 PM| 7/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The market deserves a grade of A for the attempted rebound this morning.
De-Fanged
10:11:14 PM| 7/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq could be de-fanged at the open on Tuesday after the Netflix disappointment.
Money Flow Blues
10:07:24 PM| 7/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Money was still flowing out of the Russell and into large caps and actually accelerated.
Two Long Shots
11:19:44 PM| 7/14/2018
By Jim Brown | These two stocks are rising and the options are cheap.
Continued Rotation
9:13:46 PM| 7/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes posted gains and investors took money from the Russell to make that happen.
Bank Earnings
11:44:36 PM| 7/12/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday kicks off the Q2 earnings cycle with earnings from the big banks.
Rotation Blues
11:37:56 PM| 7/12/2018
By Jim Brown | After two months of decent gains at the expense of the big caps, the tables have changed.
Potential Sale
11:24:49 PM| 7/11/2018
By Jim Brown | This biotech company put itself up for sale.
Minor Bruising
11:04:39 PM| 7/11/2018
By Jim Brown | With a severely negative market, we could have sustained serious injuries but we excaped with only a minor bruise.
Cashing Out
5:30:10 PM| 7/10/2018
By Jim Brown | Profits are not profits until the stock is sold.
Exactly as Predicted
5:25:23 PM| 7/10/2018
By Jim Brown | We expected the Russell to trigger some profit taking when it hit its prior high of 1,707.
Let the Good Times Roll
10:17:45 PM| 7/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets are setting up for an old-fashioned earnings run.
Poised for a New High
10:12:53 PM| 7/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell gained another 10 points to close within 2 points of a new high
China Solar Tariffs
11:03:00 PM| 7/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The 25% tariff on Chinese solar products is positive for North American companies.
Moving as Expected
4:52:32 PM| 7/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell continues to outperform with another nice gain and nearing record highs.
Immunized!
10:18:58 PM| 7/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector continued to be immune to the tariff woes that plague the large caps.
Small Caps On Fire
10:13:13 PM| 7/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell led the big cap indexes higher with a nice 19-point gain.
Counterattack!
3:50:14 PM| 7/3/2018
By Jim Brown | Micron could be the first casualty in the U.S.- China trade war.
News Resistant
3:47:14 PM| 7/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap stocks proved to be somewhat resistance to tariff news.
Poised for Rebound
11:11:28 PM| 7/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The market could be poised for a rebound on July 5th.
Good Day for Small Caps
11:05:18 PM| 7/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell retested the lows from Thursday and rebounded sharply.
Activism is a Risk
10:14:26 PM| 6/30/2018
By Jim Brown | This company is faced with a surge in negative activism.
Confusion Reigns
9:27:01 PM| 6/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index gained 12 at the open but gave it all back to finish negative.
Don't Touch that Mouse
9:11:08 PM| 6/28/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes were positive today but the market is still questionable.
Lack of Faith
9:01:52 PM| 6/28/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's dropped -28 points on Wednesday and rebounded only 4 today.
No Port in the Storm
10:31:16 PM| 6/27/2018
By Jim Brown | Volume shot up to 7.78 billion shares as motivated sellers hit the market.
Armor Failed
10:25:51 PM| 6/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's bulletproof armor failed as the broader market collapsed.
Morning Excitement Faded
4:10:01 PM| 6/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow rose 132 points intraday but faded into the close.
Pardon Our Construction
3:25:16 PM| 6/26/2018
By Jim Brown | You see those signs everywhere as buildings are remodeled and prepared for the next phase of their life.
Flight to Cash
10:59:22 PM| 6/25/2018
By Jim Brown | Quarter end portfolio rebalancing and negative headlines produced a flight to cash.
Up the Stairs, Down the Elevator
10:55:44 PM| 6/25/2018
By Jim Brown | Over the last three days, the Russell gave back 11 days of gains.
Netflix of Apparel
3:09:22 PM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | Analysts are calling this company the Netflix of apparel.
Reconstitution
12:17:59 AM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell reconstitution occurred at the close on Friday.
No Complaints
9:49:59 PM| 6/21/2018
By Jim Brown | After weeks of gains in small caps we should not complain about some profit taking.
We Were Due
9:46:45 PM| 6/21/2018
By Jim Brown | For several days, I have written about the Russell being overbought.
Reinvented
11:23:56 PM| 6/20/2018
By Jim Brown | This company has reinvented itself and investors are taking note.
Gift Horse Gazing
9:32:10 PM| 6/20/2018
By Jim Brown | They saw don't look a gift horse in the mouth or you could be disappointed.
Rotation Ahead
7:11:06 PM| 6/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed at another new high but there is trouble ahead.
Indestructible
7:07:23 PM| 6/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell rebounded 21 points from the low to close positive in an ugly market.
Heading Lower
9:21:10 PM| 6/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The tariff war heated up after the close on Monday.
Tariff Proof
9:16:34 PM| 6/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The good relative strength on the Russell turned into outstanding relative strength.
Good Relative Strength
10:50:18 PM| 6/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The small caps were down with the Dow in early trading but rebounded back to close flat on the Russell.
Acquisition Candidate
10:50:00 PM| 6/16/2018
By Jim Brown | There is no shortage of bidders for this company.
Event Risk?
10:03:11 PM| 6/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The potential headlines for this weekend are all political and should be ignored.
No Weakness Here
9:55:32 PM| 6/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The continued headlines on tariffs are providing lift for the small caps.
Profit Taking?
11:31:24 PM| 6/13/2018
By Jim Brown | Sometimes investors will look for an excuse to take profits and the hawkish Fed outlook was the answer.
Post Fed Indigestion
11:26:46 PM| 6/13/2018
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks suffered some indigestion after the rate hike and hike in expectations
Rate Risk Ahead
5:38:09 PM| 6/12/2018
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks react negatively to higher rates but investors seemed unconcerned today.
New Small Cap High
5:33:30 PM| 6/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell shook off three days of consolidation to post a decent gain at a new high.
Poised to Succeed
10:21:59 PM| 6/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector failed to decline from the high and is poised to move higher.
Good Relative Strength
10:15:59 PM| 6/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index held its ground and posted a minor gain only 2 points from a new high.
Reentry
10:55:19 PM| 6/9/2018
By Jim Brown | We are reentering this profitable position on a breakout to a new high.
Almost a New High
10:51:15 PM| 6/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded from Thursday's drop but close 4 points below a new high.
Selling as Expected
6:23:17 PM| 6/7/2018
By Jim Brown | I warned on Wednesday there was likely to be profit taking after the big gains.
Not a Big Decline
6:18:12 PM| 6/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell retreated from overbought territory but the 8-point drop was minimal.
Expect Profit Taking
10:44:19 PM| 6/6/2018
By Jim Brown | It may not be immediate but there will be some profit taking from the recent rally.
Entering Overbought Territory
10:39:27 PM| 6/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Another nice gain by the Russell lifted it into overbought territory.
Close but No Cigar
4:48:57 PM| 6/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow tried to rebound from a triple digit loss to close positive but failed.
Small Caps Surging
4:43:38 PM| 6/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The anti tariff trade is in full bloom with small cap stocks setting new highs.
Comfortable Gain
9:22:30 PM| 6/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The market failed to get excited but 3 out of 5 indexes closed at new highs.
Minor Breakout
9:16:26 PM| 6/4/2018
By Jim Brown | After three days of stalling at exactly the same level, a minor breakout appeared.
Aggressive Activist
11:46:43 PM| 6/2/2018
By Jim Brown | Some activist shareholders are calm and businesslike while others are impatient and aggressive.
Ditto
11:46:23 PM| 6/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed at exactly the same high as it did on Wednesday.
Trouble Ahead
10:04:43 PM| 5/31/2018
By Jim Brown | Maybe, someday, possibly, no chance, suddenly turned into a reality event for stock TV.
Sentiment Check
9:58:57 PM| 5/31/2018
By Jim Brown | Market sentiment took a dive after the tariff punch to the gut.
New Highs
6:50:21 PM| 5/30/2018
By Jim Brown | Small caps stocks are making new highs and this company is no exception.
Boom!
5:02:24 PM| 5/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell failed to trade above 1,628 for four days then exploded higher for a 24 point gain.
Winning!
9:28:52 PM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | Small caps did not post a gain but they were still the winners.
Excellent Relative Strength
9:25:36 PM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a 3 point decline with the Dow down -500.
Broken Chips Recovering
9:43:31 PM| 5/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The semiconductor sector is recovering from a sharp bout of profit taking.
No Movement
9:41:10 PM| 5/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector has posted no material gain or loss for the last three days.
Bullish Friday?
10:21:14 PM| 5/24/2018
By Jim Brown | Are overnight traders going to turn the indexes positive for Friday?
Intraday Low
10:16:01 PM| 5/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded to positive territory after a 5-day intraday low.
Lookout Below
10:18:20 PM| 5/23/2018
By Jim Brown | After the bell, a new trade attack on China has crashed the futures.
Four Day Low
10:07:24 PM| 5/23/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a minor gain after making a 4-day low.
Sentiment Fading
5:11:59 PM| 5/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Today saw nearly two thirds of Monday's short squeeze rally erased.
Pothole
5:05:30 PM| 5/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The two-week rally on the Russell ran off the road after hitting a profit pothole.
Short Squeeze Only
10:52:18 PM| 5/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The vast majority of the gains came on the short squeeze at the open.
Very Bullish
10:49:09 PM| 5/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The strong gain on the Russell despite the rotation into big caps was very bullish.
Rerun
11:37:42 PM| 5/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The stock decline is over and shares closed at a 4-month high.
Out of Fuel?
9:42:58 PM| 5/19/2018
By Jim Brown | Is the Russell rocket running out of fuel with only a 1-point gain on Friday?
Running Out of Month
7:27:16 PM| 5/17/2018
By Jim Brown | Summer begins in just over two weeks and investors will be focused elsewhere.
Leading the Pack
7:15:01 PM| 5/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 gained another 9 points in a bad market to close at a new high.
Turn Out the Lights
8:53:28 PM| 5/16/2018
By Jim Brown | This company is cursed and nothing it does seems to work.
Record High
4:18:41 PM| 5/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 surged 16 points to close at a new record high.
Hidden Strength
5:54:34 PM| 5/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The relative strength in the small caps suggests the market decline could be short
Better than Expected
5:49:50 PM| 5/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The big cap markets were down sharply but the Russell posted only a 0.0035 loss.
Low Volume Selling
9:44:43 PM| 5/14/2018
By Jim Brown | Volume determines market direction. The side with the most volume wins.
Sell the Rip
9:36:59 PM| 5/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell spiked to 1,614 at the open and within 1 point of a new intraday high.
Strong Economy
11:25:34 PM| 5/12/2018
By Jim Brown | This company said demand was strong and would be significantly stronger the rest of the year.
Inch by Inch
10:27:35 PM| 5/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted another minor gain but that was sixth consecutive daily gain.
Weekend Event Risk
9:46:46 PM| 5/10/2018
By Jim Brown | With Israel and Iran trading punches overnight there could be another flare up over the weekend.
One More Day
9:43:27 PM| 5/10/2018
By Jim Brown | We need one more day of decent gains for the Russell 2000 to make a new high.
Drive It Home
9:42:24 PM| 5/9/2018
By Jim Brown | This company knocked the cover off the ball with their earnings.
Outstanding!
8:53:05 PM| 5/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 rallied to 1,600 and critical resistance with a nice four-day gain.
This Could Be It
4:32:48 PM| 5/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The strong gains in the Russell 2000 today could be the start of a new rally.
Bullish Day
4:29:30 PM| 5/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The rest of the market may have been listless but small caps were bullish.
Rally Continued
10:44:22 PM| 5/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes continued to post gains and despite an afternoon swoon, it was a good day.
Spike to Resistance
10:35:53 PM| 5/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes spiked to resistance intraday and sellers appeared.
Weather Casualty
10:47:05 PM| 5/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The harsh winter weather in the Northeast caused this earnings miss.
Nice Short Squeeze
10:42:19 PM| 5/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P profited from a short squeeze after a bounce at the 200-day average.
Sentiment Failure
9:53:09 PM| 5/3/2018
By Jim Brown | Market sentiment has turned negative despite the big intraday rebound.
Drip, Drip
9:50:11 PM| 5/3/2018
By Jim Brown | Points are slowly bleeding out of the indexes as sentiment turns bearish.
Correction Returning
6:46:17 PM| 5/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow closed back in correction territory and the S&P is not far behind.
Bears Have the Advantage
6:43:03 PM| 5/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets failed to rally on the Apple earnings and the Fed announcement was sold.
Thank You Apple
5:06:54 PM| 5/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Apple's post earnings spike could translate into small cap tech gains on Wednesday.
Nice Recovery
4:58:02 PM| 5/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell hit a new three-week intraday low at 1,527 but recovered to close with a 8 point gain.
Decision Time
9:10:45 PM| 4/30/2018
By Jim Brown | Geopolitical headlines chased investors to the sidelines.
Three-Week Low
8:57:36 PM| 4/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 closed at 1,541 and a three-week low.
Np Options
11:21:54 PM| 4/28/2018
By Jim Brown | With the earnings cycle in full swing and the market in a declining pattern there are few options.
No Material Movement
11:18:34 PM| 4/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday was VERY flat after the opening dip and volume was again light.
Stuck in a Range
10:30:50 PM| 4/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes are stuck in a congestion range and still in a downtrend.
Small Cap Laggards
10:26:02 PM| 4/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell only gained .5% while the big cap indexes gained double that or more.
Lack of Opportunity
10:12:10 PM| 4/25/2018
By Jim Brown | Sometimes it does not matter how hard you try. There are no opportunities.
Running in Place
9:54:28 PM| 4/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes traded both positive and negative and closed relatively flat.
Buckle Up
5:26:25 PM| 4/24/2018
By Jim Brown | There may be a rocky road ahead unless buyers suddenly arrive in volume.
Great Relative Strength
5:17:50 PM| 4/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 was positive most of the day with the big cap indexes down hard.
Heavy Traffic Ahead
9:45:18 PM| 4/23/2018
By Jim Brown | There are six Dow components reporting earnings on Tuesday and six more later in the week.
Buyer Boycott
9:38:45 PM| 4/23/2018
By Jim Brown | Low volume and lower conviction prevented any material market movement.
Rebound Ahead?
11:13:52 PM| 4/21/2018
By Jim Brown | This company crashed 20% in March but recent events suggest a rebound ahead.
Trouble Ahead?
9:22:01 PM| 4/21/2018
By Jim Brown | With the market still sick, nothing is working and we are going to run out of positive earnings headlines.
Fickle Investors
10:31:41 PM| 4/19/2018
By Jim Brown | It is not what stocks have done for investors in the past but what they did today that matters.
Pondering Pennies
10:23:29 PM| 4/19/2018
By Jim Brown | Investors fretted over pennies beat and missed in Q1 earnings and punished those who disappointed.
Reinventing the Brand
11:01:10 PM| 4/18/2018
By Jim Brown | Older companies routinely go through stressful times as the are forced to refresh the brand.
Pause to Consolidate
10:34:02 PM| 4/18/2018
By Jim Brown | Wednesday's mixed market was a needed rest after two strong days.
Excellent!
6:27:26 PM| 4/17/2018
By Jim Brown | Better than a repeat, we got a strong rally in the Nasdaq and Russell.
Excellent Russell Move
6:22:06 PM| 4/17/2018
By Jim Brown | After breaking resistance at 1,550 yesterday the Russell is on a mission.
Please Repeat
11:00:44 PM| 4/16/2018
By Jim Brown | We would like nothing better than a nice calm repeat of today's gains.
Resistance Broken
10:56:42 PM| 4/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Initial resistance at 1,550 was broken with a close at 1,563.
Event Risk
10:43:54 PM| 4/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes pulled back from their morning highs ahead of the weekend event risk.
Going Optical for Speed
10:43:33 PM| 4/14/2018
By Jim Brown | If you want a fast network, it has to be optical.
Too Good To Be True
7:38:17 PM| 4/12/2018
By Jim Brown | After a decent day in the market, the negative headline flow continued after the bell.
Now Over Resistance
7:31:54 PM| 4/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a 10-point gain but it did close well over critical resistance.
Buying a Big Cap
10:11:35 PM| 4/11/2018
By Jim Brown | This stock has had a rough nine months but the worst may be over
Not a Bad Day
9:49:53 PM| 4/11/2018
By Jim Brown | Despite the Dow's 218 point decline the Russell closed at a 3-week high.
Market Test Ahead
4:35:35 PM| 4/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The China short squeeze lifted the indexes to resistance but nothing more.
Back to Resistance
4:31:41 PM| 4/10/2018
By Jim Brown | Nice short squeeze rally on the China news but no follow through.
Fireworks Ahead
10:24:42 PM| 4/9/2018
By Jim Brown | After a disappointing intraday decline, Tuesday could see fireworks.
Test Rally
10:16:09 PM| 4/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow rallied 440 points intraday before giving back 400 at the close.
Summer Fun Ahead
10:54:56 PM| 4/7/2018
By Jim Brown | Summer is a critical season for this retailer and they are headed higher.
Market Movers
7:51:45 PM| 4/7/2018
By Jim Brown | Surprise! Our portfolio stocks declined with the market.
Event Risk Friday
5:22:44 PM| 4/5/2018
By Jim Brown | With market shaking headlines every couple of days the news cycle over the weekend will be very important.
Only a Minor Gain
5:15:59 PM| 4/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a minor 11-point gain but it was still a gain.
Aggressive Retailer
10:21:05 PM| 4/4/2018
By Jim Brown | There is nothing holding this retailer back. If they build it, customers will come.
Highly Encouraging
8:48:42 PM| 4/4/2018
By Jim Brown | Today's market action seemed to indicate investors were tired of selling stocks.
Turnaround Tuesday
4:20:06 PM| 4/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The market recovered from its oversold conditions on Monday with a decent gain.
Not a Bull Market
3:49:07 PM| 4/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The rebound was encouraging but lacked any material conviction.
Strong Antibiotic
9:47:21 PM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | A strong washout is always the equivalent to a high dose antibiotic to combat a lingering market infection.
Capitulation?
9:42:30 PM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | With decliners 6:1 over advancers and volume nearing 8 billion shares, did investors just capitulate?
Opioid Recovery
10:33:02 PM| 4/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Drug stocks involved in the manufacture and marketing of opioids have been under attack.
Nice Try
2:04:04 PM| 4/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell tried to rally on Thursday and posted a decent gain but still finished 10 points below the intraday high.
Teetering on a Cliff
9:52:50 PM| 3/28/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes other than the Nasdaq traded to a draw with no obvious direction.
Battle in Progress
9:48:18 PM| 3/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Volume was 8.1 billion shares but other than the Nasdaq, nothing moved.
Direction Change?
6:46:24 PM| 3/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The bulls are fading and the bears are gaining conviction.
No Conviction
6:36:31 PM| 3/27/2018
By Jim Brown | After Monday's big gain investors quickly ran back to the sidelines as bullish conviction evaporated.
Oversold Short Squeeze
9:28:04 PM| 3/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The equity markets were very oversold at the close Friday after the Dow declined -1,423 points in three days.
Last Minute Reprieve
9:07:09 PM| 3/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The market rejoiced on the easing of trade tensions like a down and out convict getting a last minute reprieve from the death penalty.
What?
11:49:32 PM| 3/24/2018
By Jim Brown | What should we do in a falling market where every chart is broken?
Implosion
11:44:13 PM| 3/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The support on the Russell finally cracked and the index lost 5% in three days.
Misery Loves Company
8:37:42 PM| 3/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The one good thing about Thursday's crash is that everyone was treated equal. There were no safe havens.
No Safe Haven
8:29:45 PM| 3/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Small caps were no longer a safe haven from the tariff worries.
Declining Revenue
10:54:33 PM| 3/21/2018
By Jim Brown | After multiple quarters of rising revenue, expectations exceeded guidance.
Hope Springs Eternal
10:34:07 PM| 3/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The only index to post a gain today was the Russell 2000 at +9 points.
Walking on Eggshells
5:57:13 PM| 3/20/2018
By Jim Brown | Traders and investors alike appear to be very concerned about what Powell will say on Wednesday.
No Change
5:50:31 PM| 3/20/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell traded in a narrow 9 point range and closed flat with only a fractional loss.
Nightmare on Wall Street
10:02:05 PM| 3/19/2018
By Jim Brown | Despite record inflows of cash to equity funds the market is stuck in a recurring nightmare.
Refusing to Capitulate
9:49:31 PM| 3/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index dipped to the 50-day average intraday but regained half its loss.
Massive Revenue Growth
11:09:06 PM| 3/17/2018
By Jim Brown | Q4 revenues rose +124% and they are guiding for another 100% rise in 2018.
Encouraging but not Convincing
11:05:08 PM| 3/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded a solid 9 points on Friday while the Nasdaq was still weak.
Event Risk Ahead
4:59:23 PM| 3/15/2018
By Jim Brown | There is always some form of event risk heading into a weekend.
Russell Leading Lower
4:51:25 PM| 3/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell was the biggest loser on Thursday and a definite reversal of fortunes.
On Second Thought
9:12:40 PM| 3/14/2018
By Jim Brown | After being up +4 early in the session the futures are now -9.
Following the Leader
8:45:28 PM| 3/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector followed the Dow lower although with fewer losses.
Cloudy Day
5:57:27 PM| 3/13/2018
By Jim Brown | Even in the heart of spring there will be cloudy days and thunderstorms.
Minor Hiccup
5:50:52 PM| 3/13/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 declined 9 points or half a percent and that was minor given the recent gains.
No Squeeze
10:33:14 PM| 3/12/2018
By Jim Brown | We went from short squeeze to no squeeze as tariff worries reappeared.
Short Squeeze!
11:59:24 PM| 3/10/2018
By Jim Brown | Anyone that shorted the tariff headlines and held over the employment report, paid a steep price.
Surging on Drug News
11:59:13 PM| 3/10/2018
By Jim Brown | Achieving major milestones with new drugs always lifts stock prices.
Monday Starts a New Chapter
9:46:31 PM| 3/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The weeklong flurry of tariff headlines is over and the market will begin a new chapter on Monday.
Weaker than Expected
9:42:03 PM| 3/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The weaker than expected tariffs may have ended the surge in small cap buying.
Bluster Fading
10:04:58 PM| 3/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The original tariff headlines were traumatic for the market but the bluster is fading.
Star Performer
9:53:48 PM| 3/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The market was led higher by the Russell once again and it was amazing.
Uncertainty Reigns
4:29:50 PM| 3/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The market is not out of the woods yet but investors are seeing daylight ahead.
Excellent!
4:20:19 PM| 3/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index assumed the lead today, lifted the Nasdaq and improved sentiment.
Head Fake?
9:36:03 PM| 3/5/2018
By Jim Brown | Was today's rally just an oversold bounce into a bull trap?
Tension Release
9:29:28 PM| 3/5/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell continued to rally on the calming comments on tariffs
Moving On Up
9:55:56 PM| 3/3/2018
By Jim Brown | When everything is working out as planned, other people notice.
Monster Rebound
9:50:34 PM| 3/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell dipped to 1,494 Friday morning but then ripped higher to close at 1,533.
Trade Wars Begin
5:18:09 PM| 3/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The equity market was the first casualty of the coming trade war.
Close Enough
5:05:31 PM| 3/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes declined to critical support levels close enough to call it a successful retest of the lows.
Sudden Reversal
9:36:58 PM| 2/28/2018
By Jim Brown | One day is not a trend, two days are disturbing.
Major Support Break
9:29:58 PM| 2/28/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index crashed with the largest percentage decline of the major indexes.
Painful Reality
6:17:38 PM| 2/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The market is going to have to face facts eventually.
That Was Depressing
6:09:02 PM| 2/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell gave back twice what it gained on Monday and closed well below resistance.
Holding Our Breath
9:31:20 PM| 2/26/2018
By Jim Brown | Today's rally was great but there is a major pothole ahead.
Finally!
9:23:46 PM| 2/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index finally broke over strong resistance at 1,550.
Small Caps Led
11:13:31 PM| 2/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell was the biggest percentage gainer for the first half of the day.
Sell the News
11:13:20 PM| 2/24/2018
By Jim Brown | Earnings may have been surprising but the news is still bad.
Weak Week
5:23:25 PM| 2/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The market is not making any forward progress after four days of effort.
Best Laid Plans
5:10:18 PM| 2/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Trying to come up with a trading plan for this market is tougher than an orbital insertion around Saturn.
Rethinking the Rebound
9:44:38 PM| 2/21/2018
By Jim Brown | Apparently, investors suddenly remembered markets can go down as well as up.
Good Day, Bad Day
8:01:36 PM| 2/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets rallied to two-week highs on the FOMC minutes, before they plunged to the lows for the day.
Stuck in the Middle with You
7:01:50 PM| 2/20/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell is stuck between the 50-day and the 100-day.
Six Forward, One Back
6:45:44 PM| 2/20/2018
By Jim Brown | After six days of gains, we cannot complain about one day of losses.
Small Caps Win
11:39:50 PM| 2/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes were the winners on Friday with the largest percentage gains.
54% Earnings Growth
11:39:37 PM| 2/17/2018
By Jim Brown | This giant company is projected to grow earnings by 54% in 2018.
Runaway Nasdaq
8:36:11 PM| 2/15/2018
By Jim Brown | This Nasdaq posted another triple digit gain as it closes in on the prior highs.
Back to Back Gains
8:30:42 PM| 2/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell is breaking out with two large back to back moves.
Beat and Guide Higher
9:35:05 PM| 2/14/2018
By Jim Brown | This networking stock rallied through the market crash thanks to an earnings beat.
Big Move
5:56:02 PM| 2/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell broke out of its cautionary rut and soared for a 27-point gain.
Waiting for the Trap to Snap Shut
4:43:40 PM| 2/13/2018
By Jim Brown | Traders are being cautious as they nibble at the stock cheese.
Step by Step
4:36:50 PM| 2/13/2018
By Jim Brown | A 4-point gain is not a lot but it was the third consecutive daily gain.
Pause for Planning
6:07:44 PM| 2/12/2018
By Jim Brown | Investors appeared to pause on Monday while they plan their next moves.
Surprise Dip
6:01:50 PM| 2/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell fell -10 points this morning before posting a decent rebound.
Nice Recovery
11:23:50 PM| 2/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell dipped below critical support intraday by -30 points but recovered at the close.
Beat and Raise
11:23:40 PM| 2/10/2018
By Jim Brown | A small cap stock that beats on earnings and sees raised price targets is a rarity.
Significant Indecision
10:27:55 PM| 2/8/2018
By Jim Brown | S&P futures are all over the place tonight and suggesting Friday could be exciting.
Line Crossed
10:22:24 PM| 2/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P crossed over and closed in correction territory of more than a 10% decline.
Still Going and Going
9:25:00 PM| 2/7/2018
By Jim Brown | While the worst part of the decline may be over the huge swings in the market are continuing.
Battle for Direction
9:18:30 PM| 2/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The volatility is still in place with the Dow turning a 380-point gain into a loss at the close.
Not Over Yet
11:05:16 PM| 2/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The volatility flu has not run its course although the worst may be over.
Correction Over?
5:53:16 PM| 2/6/2018
By Jim Brown | After another day of extreme volatility and wide market swings, is the correction over?
Stand Aside
9:35:04 PM| 2/5/2018
By Jim Brown | With the small caps at 2-month lows and the market imploding, patience is required.
Buyer Revolt
9:16:52 PM| 2/5/2018
By Jim Brown | Bids evaporated and the Dow declined 800 points in less than 15 minutes.
Incoming!
10:08:23 PM| 2/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The overbought conditions were finally erased when the markets crashed last week.
Defense Funding Ahead
10:08:12 PM| 2/3/2018
By Jim Brown | You cannot fight a war today without state of the art equipment.
Market Outlook Fading
8:41:33 PM| 2/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The extreme volatility may have finally killed investor sentiment.
Sentiment Fading
8:35:12 PM| 2/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The rising volatility in the market is killing the bullish sentiment that lifted us to these levels.
Chips Crumbling
7:17:43 PM| 1/31/2018
By Jim Brown | The semiconductor sector appears to have peaked and small cap chip stocks are falling to the bottom of the market's bag.
Small Caps Fading
6:09:00 PM| 1/31/2018
By Jim Brown | If the small cap stocks are supposed to lead the market then a decline in the Russell is not a good sign.
Russian Roulette
10:35:45 PM| 1/30/2018
By Jim Brown | When choosing new position there should be at least a general idea of market direction.
Bullish Event
5:55:37 PM| 1/30/2018
By Jim Brown | Despite the Dow gapping down -305 at the open there was a bullish event today.
Get Over It
8:45:56 PM| 1/29/2018
By Jim Brown | AT&T has changed their compensation plans for selling mobile phones and DirecTV. This caused sellers to take some unexpected losses.
Minor Profit Taking
6:05:28 PM| 1/29/2018
By Jim Brown | Monday was a calm day of orderly selling as investors took some chips off the table.
Better Internals
11:43:03 PM| 1/27/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a minor gain but the A/D line was significantly better.
Massive Market
11:42:52 PM| 1/27/2018
By Jim Brown | This retailer has access to more than a billion consumers.
Still Waiting
9:16:42 PM| 1/25/2018
By Jim Brown | With decliners outpacing advancers in the small cap indexes, any gains could be minimal.
Not What It Appears
9:09:17 PM| 1/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow, S&P and Russell posted gains but it was a fight.
Volatility Kills
7:33:23 PM| 1/24/2018
By Jim Brown | Extreme volatility kills positions as investors panic and run to the sidelines
Sellers Appear
7:22:40 PM| 1/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes hit new intraday highs before sellers caused a significant reversal.
Euphoria Rising
10:18:53 PM| 1/23/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq is accelerating higher ahead of next week's big cap tech earnings
Minor Resistance Break
6:09:49 PM| 1/23/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 posted a minor gain but it managed to push through uptrend resistance.
Retail Breakout
9:18:23 PM| 1/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Retailers of every shape and size are moving steadily higher. This one has a long way to go.
Dead Stop
6:58:34 PM| 1/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes all closed at new highs but the Russell came to a dead stop at uptrend resistance.
Russell Leads
11:14:37 PM| 1/20/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index surged 1.3% to close at a new high with the largest gain of the major indexes.
Overlooked Chip Stock
11:11:56 PM| 1/20/2018
By Jim Brown | Everybody knows Intel, AMD, Broadcom and Nvidia but there are quality companies with names you would not recognize.
Line in the Sand
8:24:38 PM| 1/18/2018
By Jim Brown | Senate lawmakers are facing a line in the sand after the House passed a temporary funding bill.
Fiscal Fears
8:11:42 PM| 1/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The potential for a government shutdown kept the markets in check with another 200 point reversal on the Dow.
Don't Play in Traffic
9:21:35 PM| 1/17/2018
By Jim Brown | Stepping in front of this market is like trying to cross the track at the Indy 500.
Whipsaw!
8:18:01 PM| 1/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The huge reversal from Tuesday was followed by an even larger reversal today.
Testing Bullish Conviction
10:35:17 PM| 1/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Tuesday's intraday reversal is a test of bullish conviction. Let's pass.
Trouble in Paradise?
7:11:44 PM| 1/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The bullish market open quickly deteriorated in to a bearish implosion.
Resistance Wreck
11:17:50 PM| 1/13/2018
By Jim Brown | After a strong week, the Russell ran into resistance at 1,600.
Positive Drug Trial
11:17:37 PM| 1/13/2018
By Jim Brown | This company just completed a drug trial that saw stunning results after a single day of treatment.
Credit Slippage
10:24:42 PM| 1/11/2018
By Jim Brown | REITS depend on their lessees to pay the rent on time or dividends are impacted.
Small Cap Blowout!
8:54:33 PM| 1/11/2018
By Jim Brown | Small caps exploded higher with the Russell posting a 1.73% move.
Strong Holiday Sales
9:23:48 PM| 1/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The 2017 holiday shopping season was very strong for several retailers.
Close but Not Quite
8:45:08 PM| 1/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's recovered from the 8-point drop at the open but could not close positive.
Small Caps Weak
11:04:13 PM| 1/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 is struggling to gain more than a couple points a day.
Streak Ended
6:39:34 PM| 1/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell's winning streak, mediocre as it was, ended at 5 consecutive days.
Evolution
8:58:36 PM| 1/8/2018
By Jim Brown | Companies start out in one line of business and end up succeeding in a different sector.
Big Recovery
6:55:04 PM| 1/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded from a 12-point decline at the open to close positive with a 2-point gain.
I Think I Can
10:41:43 PM| 1/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The little index of small caps is chanting, I think I can, I think I can, as it slowly pulls away from prior resistance at 1,550.
Time for a Breakout
10:38:03 PM| 1/6/2018
By Jim Brown | This company is rebounding from a bad decision.
Full Load
9:41:27 PM| 1/4/2018
By Jim Brown | With the Russell lagging the big cap indexes there is no rush to buy small cap stocks.
Russell Lagging
8:54:57 PM| 1/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The small cap index is lagging the broader market with single digit gain.
Sector Crashing
7:43:43 PM| 1/3/2018
By Jim Brown | After years of boom times, this sector is imploding.
No Doubt Now
6:57:05 PM| 1/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The second day of big gains by the major indexes left no doubt the bulls are in control.
Time Will Tell
9:59:44 PM| 1/2/2018
By Jim Brown | Was Tuesday a real rally with legs or just a short covering head fake?
Head Fake?
7:30:55 PM| 1/2/2018
By Jim Brown | We will not know until Friday's close if Tuesday's rally was a head fake or previews of things to come.
Boom & Bust
9:16:49 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Some companies cannot maintain a trend and continually cycle between boom and bust.
No New Highs
9:09:57 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes gave up some gains and all posted significant losses to end the year.


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