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Clinging to Support
11:05:28 PM| 4/20/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed right on correction level support at 1,566.
Weak Sector
11:04:50 PM| 4/20/2019
By Jim Brown | If Schlumberger is struggling to make its estimates you know the little guys are struggling.
Slippery Slope
12:16:14 AM| 4/18/2019
By Jim Brown | The uphill battle for the small caps became even tougher a they began to head down a slippery slope.
Russell Cracked
12:09:19 AM| 4/18/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index declined 1% on Wednesday to lead the losers list.
Slippery Slope
11:16:14 PM| 4/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The uphill battle for the small caps became even tougher a they began to head down a slippery slope.
Russell Cracked
11:09:19 PM| 4/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index declined 1% on Wednesday to lead the losers list.
Melt Up
4:19:03 PM| 4/16/2019
By Jim Brown | While the market is not making big gains, we are seeing a minor melt up.
No Decline
4:14:42 PM| 4/16/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell actually posted a gain, but it was minor.
Standoff
6:18:29 PM| 4/15/2019
By Jim Brown | The buyers and sellers have battled to a standoff with neither having any conviction.
Biggest Loser
6:06:08 PM| 4/15/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 posted the biggest percentage loss of all the major indexes.
Business Slowly Dying
11:49:08 PM| 4/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The metrics are bad and getting worse.
Still Lagging
11:48:58 PM| 4/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The small caps posted only a minor gain despite the 269-point Dow rally.
Tension Building
11:38:30 PM| 4/11/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors are afraid of something and buying interest has collapsed.
Relative Strength
11:33:55 PM| 4/11/2019
By Jim Brown | After the 22-point gain on the Russell yesterday the index only declined 2 points today.
Size Does Matter
10:11:36 PM| 4/10/2019
By Jim Brown | Regardless of the size of the device memory, it is never enough.
Amazing Rebound
9:50:09 PM| 4/10/2019
By Jim Brown | The 19 point drop in the Russell on Tuesday was erased with a 22 point gain today.
Material Dip
5:37:57 PM| 4/9/2019
By Jim Brown | Tuesday's market decline was material but not unusual.
Small Cap Head Fake
5:18:48 PM| 4/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The slow rise in the Russell over the last week came to an abrupt end.
Primal Urges Calmed
11:27:04 PM| 4/8/2019
By Jim Brown | The positive sentiment from last week has calmed to the point Monday was the lowest volume of the year.
Nothing Happened
11:21:37 PM| 4/8/2019
By Jim Brown | Really, nothing happened. The total gain/loss for all six positions was 2 cents.
Four Week High
11:43:23 PM| 4/6/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow may be limping, but the Russell posted a 1% gain.
Strong Investor Interest
11:43:13 PM| 4/6/2019
By Jim Brown | Very heavy call volume in this tech stock. Investors are placing large bets.
Slow and Steady
10:46:28 PM| 4/4/2019
By Jim Brown | This market rally is going to sneak up on the shorts with the steady creep higher.
Another Encouraging Day
10:36:30 PM| 4/4/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell managed to post a 6-point gain in a choppy market.
Technicals Improving
11:39:40 PM| 4/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index came to a dead stop at the 1,566 resistance but it was still a decent day.
Cancer Fighter
11:39:28 PM| 4/3/2019
By Jim Brown | This small biotech is making significant progress in its cancer drugs.
Will Russell Lead?
4:59:20 PM| 4/2/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap stocks are supposed to be the market leaders both up and down.
Solid Resistance
4:52:37 PM| 4/2/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was unable to post a gain with solid resistance from 1566-1600.
Resistance Remains
11:35:30 PM| 4/1/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed 10 points under critical resistance and well below recent highs.
Good, Not Great
11:30:34 PM| 4/1/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell gained 16 points or 1% but remains below resistance.
Role Reversal
9:09:19 PM| 3/30/2019
By Jim Brown | Big caps lifted the market on Friday and small caps fizzled.
Overcoming Earnings
9:08:03 PM| 3/30/2019
By Jim Brown | Sometimes earnings reports can show growth but still be disappointing.
Pressing Resistance
11:12:45 PM| 3/28/2019
By Jim Brown | Despite a very choppy day of trading the Russell is actually pressing resistance.
Encouraging but Bearish
11:04:20 PM| 3/28/2019
By Jim Brown | Today's gain on the Russell is encouraging but the chart pattern is still bearish.
Why Buy?
10:39:20 PM| 3/27/2019
By Jim Brown | With yields at a 15-month low and dropping investors are wondering, why buy?
Bearish Pattern Forming
10:32:54 PM| 3/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell came close to touching 1,500 again as it works on a new lower high pattern.
Fingers Crossed
6:31:58 PM| 3/26/2019
By Jim Brown | There was some positive follow through but not exciting.
Back to Back
6:14:30 PM| 3/26/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a decent 15-point gain after a 17 point rebound yesterday.
Cautiously Optimistic
10:56:41 PM| 3/25/2019
By Jim Brown | The lack of follow through on Friday's decline is somewhat optimistic.
Not Seven Points
10:50:18 PM| 3/25/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a 7-point gain but that was not the key point.
What Truck?
11:36:09 PM| 3/23/2019
By Jim Brown | While traders were patting themselves on the back for Thursday's rebound the speeding truck flattened them on Friday.
Blockbuster Redux
11:35:58 PM| 3/23/2019
By Jim Brown | Tech companies must evolve or dissolve.
Out of Character
10:14:57 PM| 3/21/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors were caught by surprise when market breadth turned against them.
Dodged a Bullet
10:05:59 PM| 3/21/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell closed very negative on Wednesday and right on the edge of disaster.
Narrow Breadth
11:38:33 PM| 3/20/2019
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq posted a gain for the day, but decliners were 3:2 over advancers.
Tick Tock
11:28:43 PM| 3/20/2019
By Jim Brown | Time may be running out on this rally as negative headlines outweigh positive ones.
Sentiment Slipping
4:29:15 PM| 3/19/2019
By Jim Brown | Small caps have failed to find any traction in this post earnings period.
Dead Stop
4:23:57 PM| 3/19/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector skidded to a stop at resistance once again.
Still Breathing
10:05:03 PM| 3/18/2019
By Jim Brown | After four days of flat lining, traders found a pulse in the Russell.
Better than the Rest
9:57:13 PM| 3/18/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell gained 10 points and the best performance of the major averages.
Change of Heart
11:32:40 PM| 3/16/2019
By Jim Brown | This company had a significant management change and investors had a change of heart.
Still Lagging
10:12:44 PM| 3/16/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index posted a minor gain but closed 10 points below the intraday high.
Resistance
11:09:52 PM| 3/14/2019
By Jim Brown | Currently 1,550 is resistance but the critical levels are 1,583 and 1,600.
Back to 1,550
10:49:11 PM| 3/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell traded back to the 1,550 level for the 4th day.
Fish Farming in Indiana
6:04:56 PM| 3/13/2019
By Jim Brown | Biotech research companies tend to pop up in unexpected places.
Small Caps Trailing
5:42:39 PM| 3/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The small caps posted gains, but they were minimal compared to the large cap indexes.
Running in Place
4:34:27 PM| 3/12/2019
By Jim Brown | With a distinct lack of excitement, the small caps are running in place.
Stalled
4:24:55 PM| 3/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell had a great rebound on Monday but today, not so great.
30 Stocks
10:21:54 PM| 3/11/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow is an index of 30 stocks and that was never more apparent than today.
Great Recovery
10:14:11 PM| 3/11/2019
By Jim Brown | The market overcame horrendous odds at the open to post an excellent gain.
Lower Low
11:19:47 PM| 3/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell may have rebounded 11 points from the morning drop but Friday was still a lower low.
Dead Stock Rising
11:17:10 PM| 3/9/2019
By Jim Brown | Some of the best plays are stocks that were left for dead months ago.
Same Stuff Different Day
10:49:39 PM| 3/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The market has now declined for four consecutive days.
Support Failure
10:43:18 PM| 3/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell crashed through minor support at 1,550 and closed at the low for the day.
Futures Negative
11:50:39 PM| 3/6/2019
By Jim Brown | The S&P futures are down -5 and bleeding slowly lower.
End of the Road
11:45:20 PM| 3/6/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell went from lagging to leading and it was not pretty.
Russell Lagging
4:17:58 PM| 3/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 was the biggest laggard in Tuesday's lackluster market.
20% Gains
4:15:08 PM| 3/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The major indexes are up 20% for the year with no material profit taking.
Headlines Turning Negative
11:05:39 PM| 3/4/2019
By Jim Brown | Expectations for China are turning negative and the market is suffering.
Dropping like Flies
10:59:57 PM| 3/4/2019
By Jim Brown | The market volatility has eliminated multiple positions over the last week.
Bad News Behind It
10:24:45 PM| 3/2/2019
By Jim Brown | The unexpectedly bad earnings are over and strong guidance for the future.
Resistance Firm
9:11:23 PM| 3/2/2019
By Jim Brown | After a big open the indexes fell back to the flat line before rising into the close.
Short Squeeze Ahead
11:13:20 PM| 2/28/2019
By Jim Brown | With the S&P futures up 12.50 tonight it appears we are headed for a short squeeze.
No Surprise Here
11:05:04 PM| 2/28/2019
By Jim Brown | We have been expecting a weak market since expiration Friday and it appeared as expected.
Indecision Growing
10:49:51 PM| 2/27/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors are finding it harder to remain invested as momentum slows after nine weeks.
Market Chop
10:43:34 PM| 2/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The indexes closed well off their lows but there were more losers than gainers.
Minefield Ahead
5:53:39 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | As earnings fall off the calendar the post earnings depression cycle could be volatile.
Thud!
5:46:37 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | That noise on Monday was the Russell coming to a dead stop at 1,600 and resistance from October.
Profit Takers Lurking In The Shadows
5:39:31 PM| 2/25/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market is moving higher but signs of weakness persist. Profit takers are lurking in the shadows waiting for the time to sell.
Will The Bears Come Out To Play?
5:37:05 PM| 2/25/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market is reaching new highs driven by trade but the earnings outlook suggests the bears may be waiting to come out and play.
Ratcheting Higher
3:14:13 PM| 2/23/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The indices are ratcheting higher but there is only so high they go before profit-taking sets in.
New Highs, What's Next?
3:11:47 PM| 2/23/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market moved up to new highs but what comes next? Will there be a catalyst for new buying or will the bears come out to play?
A Hurdle In The Road
3:28:17 PM| 2/21/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market has reached major resistance for most indices, will it stumble or will the rally regain its footing?
Resistance Ahead!
3:25:44 PM| 2/21/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The Russell 2000 fell from resistance and may indicate the rally is over.
Waiting On Trade News
6:21:44 PM| 2/20/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market moved higher on the FOMC minutes but its trade we really care about now.
Brushing Against Major Resistance
6:12:36 PM| 2/20/2019
By Thomas Hughes | The market moved higher but the gains were capped by resistance at a key level.
Headline Drought
5:11:52 PM| 2/19/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors spent the day twiddling their thumbs on a lack of headlines.
No Weakness
5:03:51 PM| 2/19/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell gapped 3 points lower at the open, but the dip was instantly bought.
Copy That!
11:42:26 PM| 2/16/2019
By Jim Brown | Other companies wish they could copy this company's earnings beat.
Six Days
11:40:23 PM| 2/16/2019
By Jim Brown | Despite the volatility in the big cap indexes the Russell has posted six consecutive gains.
Post Earnings Depression
10:42:44 PM| 2/14/2019
By Jim Brown | We could be looking at a textbook case of post earnings depression.
Russell Positive
10:25:17 PM| 2/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P closed sharply negative but the Russell 2000 actually gained.
Setting Up for a Fall
11:51:24 PM| 2/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The last two weeks of February are normally the weakest.
Nearing Resistance Again
11:47:49 PM| 2/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted only a minor 4-point gain as it nears resistance at 1,550.
Excellent Move
4:30:44 PM| 2/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell sprinted higher with a 1.26% gain to make a clear break from the 100-day resistance.
Follow Through?
4:16:17 PM| 2/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The only thing that would make today's gains better would be strong follow through on Wednesday.
Relief Rally Ahead?
9:30:32 PM| 2/11/2019
By Jim Brown | If the details of the budget compromise are acceptable to Trump, the market should celebrate.
Bullish Relative Strength
9:24:50 PM| 2/11/2019
By Jim Brown | While the big cap markets moved sideways the Russell 2000 gained almost 1%.
Sell the News
9:33:05 PM| 2/9/2019
By Jim Brown | Even when the news is good, sometimes we see it sold.
Partial Recovery
7:51:49 PM| 2/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The S&P, Nasdaq and Russell closed with a gain but it was only a fraction of Thursday's losses.
Stretching
12:00:29 AM| 2/8/2019
By Jim Brown | We may not make it to the normal market turning point in February at expiration Friday.
No Complaints
11:45:13 PM| 2/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell lost .81% but the Biotech sector lost -2.4% and Semiconductors -2.23%.
Love Those Orphans
5:42:07 PM| 2/6/2019
By Jim Brown | Getting an orphan drug approved by the FDA is a home run.
No Headlines
5:08:05 PM| 2/6/2019
By Jim Brown | A lack of material headlines from any source kept the markets dormant.
Drug Pricing Pause?
4:36:41 PM| 2/5/2019
By Jim Brown | Worries over drug pricing changes in the SOTU tonight may have weighed on the Russell.
Cracks Appearing
4:09:44 PM| 2/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was only up 2 points today while the Dow was up 170.
Tech Trouble
4:29:17 PM| 2/4/2019
By Jim Brown | Google disappointed on earnings and that could be a drag on Tuesday
Not Too Hot
4:22:01 PM| 2/4/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell is moving up steadily with Goldilocks precision, not too hot and not too cold.
Raised Guidance
3:57:09 PM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | In a sector where trouble is brewing this company raised guidance.
Step by Step
2:05:10 AM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index only posted a minimal gain but it was still a 2-month high.
Replacement Trade
10:37:19 PM| 1/31/2019
By Jim Brown | This ETN had been a good position for us but we need to replace it.
New Leg Higher
10:17:30 PM| 1/31/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell did not post a big gain, but it was 1% and a new leg higher.
Good Not Great
11:23:38 PM| 1/30/2019
By Jim Brown | A 1% move in the Russell was good but a 2.6% gain in the Nasdaq was great.
Big Cap Party
11:17:36 PM| 1/30/2019
By Jim Brown | There was a great post-Fed rally today in big cap stocks.
Next Batter
5:13:34 PM| 1/29/2019
By Jim Brown | With the Apple earnings behind us the next batter in the lineup is the Fed.
Small Caps Holding
5:06:42 PM| 1/29/2019
By Jim Brown | It was another good day for small cap stocks as the Russell held right at resistance.
Hostage to Earnings
9:57:00 PM| 1/28/2019
By Jim Brown | Earnings guidance is more important this cycle than in recent years.
Not A Bad Day
9:51:12 PM| 1/28/2019
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes were struggling but the Russell was not participating.
Volatility Ahead
10:01:43 PM| 1/26/2019
By Jim Brown | Earnings are Thursday and volatility is guaranteed.
Five Weeks
9:45:35 PM| 1/26/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow, Nasdaq and Russell all posted gains for the fifth consecutive week.
Intel Earnings Miss
9:53:51 PM| 1/24/2019
By Jim Brown | The chip sector was up on Thursday, but Intel could drag it lower on Friday.
Chip Lift
9:48:32 PM| 1/24/2019
By Jim Brown | The chip sector posted a strong gain and that lifted the Russell and Nasdaq.
Quality not Quantity
11:55:10 PM| 1/23/2019
By Jim Brown | This company is looking for quality customers, not volume of customers.
Sellers Return
11:37:43 PM| 1/23/2019
By Jim Brown | Earnings worries returned to weigh on the market as 2019 estimates decline.
Meeting Cancelled
4:29:26 PM| 1/22/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors exited an overbought market on negative trade news.
Headline Decline
4:24:31 PM| 1/22/2019
By Jim Brown | Chinese headlines rallied the market and Chinese headlines killed that rally.
Small Cap Rebound
11:06:04 PM| 1/19/2019
By Jim Brown | Earlier in the week the majority of small cap charts were turning negative.
Acquisition Candidate
11:05:21 PM| 1/19/2019
By Jim Brown | Rumors flying, shares rising, outlook positive. What's not to like?
Trade Surprise
10:38:27 PM| 1/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The markets rallied in the afternoon on news Trump may be ready to ease tariffs on China.
Repeat Performance
10:29:53 PM| 1/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was the strongest index again with nearly a 1% move.
Back from the Dead
11:51:28 PM| 1/16/2019
By Jim Brown | Analysts were ready to turn out the lights, but this company recovered.
Strongest Index
11:35:27 PM| 1/16/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was actually the strongest index with a 9.5 point gain.
Turnaround Tuesday
4:37:07 PM| 1/15/2019
By Jim Brown | The three-day pause appears to be over after markets rallied despite bad news.
-2 for the Week
4:29:17 PM| 1/15/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebounded 12 points today after a 14-point drop on Monday.
Pause That Refreshes
10:56:58 PM| 1/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell posted a decent decline after a 13-day streak.
End of Streak
10:48:37 PM| 1/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index finally posted a decent loss to end its streak of gains.
Blockchain Returns
10:04:59 PM| 1/12/2019
By Jim Brown | Blockchain is not just for crypto currencies.
One More Day
9:15:51 PM| 1/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell only gained 2 points but that increased the string of gains to 12 of 13 days.
Streaks End
11:18:00 PM| 1/10/2019
By Jim Brown | The three-week rally is running on borrowed time.
Better Than Expected
11:11:39 PM| 1/10/2019
By Jim Brown | The 15-point opening drop in the Russell 2000 was better than expected.
High Risk
10:18:09 PM| 1/9/2019
By Jim Brown | Multiple earnings warnings have dented sentiment and futures are down sharply.
10 of 11
10:12:06 PM| 1/9/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 has posted gains for 10 of the last 11 sessions.
Slow and Steady
5:47:22 PM| 1/8/2019
By Jim Brown | A turtle market would be great. Slow and steady wins the race.
Another Solid Move
5:42:15 PM| 1/8/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector posted another solid gain and stretched the 3-day streak.
Breathing Easier
10:03:00 PM| 1/7/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors can now exhale. There is a positive trend in place and the outlook is good.
Biggest Gainer
9:58:08 PM| 1/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 added nearly 25 points and 1.78% to lead the broader averages.
Post Earnings Rebound
10:02:40 PM| 1/5/2019
By Jim Brown | Sometimes earnings reports don't work out well for the stock.
Powell Bounce
9:14:44 PM| 1/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector exploded higher after Powell said the Fed would practice patience and flexibility in future hikes.
Post Earnings Rebound
9:02:40 PM| 1/5/2019
By Jim Brown | Sometimes earnings reports don't work out well for the stock.
Powell Bounce
7:57:44 PM| 1/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector exploded higher after Powell said the Fed would practice patience and flexibility in future hikes.
Post Earnings Rebound
7:57:40 PM| 1/5/2019
By Jim Brown | Sometimes earnings reports don't work out well for the stock.
Higher Low?
10:24:52 PM| 1/3/2019
By Jim Brown | Will Thursday turnout to be a one-day wonder and give us a higher low?
Encouraging!
10:11:31 PM| 1/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 was actually encouraging despite the -660 drop in the Dow.
Chip Sector Rout
10:49:51 PM| 1/2/2019
By Jim Brown | Apple's guidance warning is going to crush the chip sector tomorrow.
Another Winner
10:45:42 PM| 1/2/2019
By Jim Brown | The small cap index fell less and rebounded more than the volatile big caps.
Decent Day
9:27:59 PM| 1/1/2019
By Jim Brown | The Russell was actually the biggest gainer on Friday with the Dow/S&P down.
Energy Stock Rebound
9:27:24 PM| 1/1/2019
By Jim Brown | Oil prices are recovering and should continue to rise.


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