What about the Russell?

Market Recap For Wednesday, May 14th 2014 Stocks were down today, with small cap and internet stocks leading the move lower. Both the S&P and DOW opened the U.S. session lower and never looked back, ending the day near session lows. After the dust settled the S&P was 9 points lower on the day. With a triple digit 101 […]

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Why Tuesday is a good day for stocks

Market Recap For Tuesday, May 13th 2014 Stocks were quiet today, but the S&P and DOW both managed to make new all-time highs. With today’s move higher the S&P broke the 1,900 level for the first time ever. By the end of the day the S&P had retreated from session highs, ending the day almost […]

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Happy Monday! – Dow and S&P close at record highs

Market Recap For Monday, May 12th 2014 Markets rallied despite the chaos in Ukraine. Over the weekend, pro-Russian rebels voted in favor of self-rule in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Western governments declared this referendum as illegal, and the European Union announced that it will increase sanctions to step up the pressure on Russia. But none of […]

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It’s a mixed bag…

Market Recap For Sunday, May 11th 2014 With the Fed willing to support the economy, and 76% of the companies in the S&P 500 beating earnings expectations, you’d think the markets would be celebrating. But this wasn’t necessarily the case this past week. In spite of positive fundamental information, the S&P, NASDAQ and RUSSELL all […]

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Day traders LOVE it (but investors don’t)

Market Recap For Thursday, May 8th 2014 Today’s trading was a mirror image of yesterday. Today we saw the opposite move: an early morning rally and late session sell-off. But with Simple Strategy signals continuing to work well in the E-Mini S&P, who can complain? At the end of the day stocks were mixed. The S&P […]

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Yellen is shaking up the markets

Market Recap For Wednesday, May 7th 2014 It was a wild ride in the markets today, with stocks selling off during Janet Yellen’s testimony. The morning session sell-off produced a nice Simple Strategy Sell Signal in the E-Mini S&P, and it looked like it was going to be another down day in the markets. But […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Trading NOW

Why is it that traders have a hard time seeing the forest through the trees? Traders are always so focused on minor details that they fail to see what’s really holding them back. Simple solutions often produce the most dramatic results, and in this article we’ll share 5 simple things that will help you improve […]

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Did you see Twitter (TWTR) today?

Market Recap For Tuesday, May 6th 2014 Stocks opened lower and remained in negative territory for the remainder of the session. At the end of the day the S&P was 17 points lower and the DOW had triple digit losses, down -130 points. You can’t blame earnings…U.S. markets were lower in spite of earnings that continue […]

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Monday Morning Hangover?

Market Recap For Monday, May 5th 2014 It looked like a Monday Morning Hangover: Stocks started the week in negative territory, and it seemed like we were going to see the 3rd consecutive down day for the S&P. But a slow steady Cinco De Mayo rally, fueled by a better than expected ISM non-manufacturing report, […]

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It’s the “Janet Yellen Show” this week

Market Recap For Sunday, May 4th 2014 The S&P was slightly lower Friday, on lower than normal trading volume. But it wasn’t enough to put a blemish on the week. Both the S&P and DOW ended the week approximately 1% higher. The S&P was up 17.75 points while the DOW added 151 points. The 151 […]

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Buying Options – What You Need To Know

Interested in buying options? You might have heard about the leverage and the enormous profit potential that you could achieve when buying options. But you also might have heard about traders who lost a lot of money with this trading strategy. Should YOU be buying options? In this article you will learn what you need […]

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New month, new highs?

Market Recap For Thursday, May 1st 2014 With the DOW near all-time highs and the S&P 6 points away from an all-time high close, U.S. equity markets are at a pivotal point. Will the saying “sell in May and go away” hold true? Or will a new month of trading attract more buyers, taking the major […]

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Here’s what happened to the DOW today…

Market Recap For Wednesday, April 30th 2014 Today all eyes were on the Fed. With today’s FOMC Statement the Fed announced another $10 billion bond buyback and suggested that economic activity has picked up. However, without any real surprises or major wording changes in the statement, the markets hardly seemed to notice. With the Fed Statement […]

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Stocks higher… of course, it’s Tuesday!

Market Recap For Tuesday, April 29th 2014 Stocks traded higher today with the S&P up 9 points and the DOW finishing 97 points higher. Today marked the 7th consecutive winning Tuesday this year. For whatever reason, traders love Tuesdays. Only 2 Tuesdays this year have finished lower. In fact, the S&P is up approximately 9%  on Tuesdays […]

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3 important things you need to know about the markets this week - Rockwell Trading

You don’t see this everyday!

Market Recap For Monday, April 28th 2014 It was a wild trading session! The S&P was up 11 points in the morning before a sell-off that put the S&P down 16 points. An afternoon rally had the markets shifting gears once again. If you blinked you might have missed the S&P finishing the day in positive […]

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Markets slide… again!

Market Recap For Sunday, April 27th 2014 They say the market always drops faster than it rises. And this week was the perfect example. After a steady 4 days of trading, the S&P had modest gains for the week. Then came Friday… On Friday, equities sold off into the open and never recovered. At the end of […]

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Apple (AAPL) lifts markets

Market Recap For Thursday, April 24th 2014 Backed by yesterday’s impressive earnings release all eyes were on Apple (AAPL) today. After a wild trading session AAPL ended the day up +8.2%. The strong move in AAPL was one of the main reasons the S&P ended the day 3.25 points higher. Meanwhile the DOW, an index that doesn’t […]

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Big news from Apple (AAPL)…

Market Recap For Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 Today U.S. equities dropped slightly, ending the 6 day win streak.  At the end of the U.S. session the S&P dropped 4 points and the DOW was down 13 points. A down day after a 6 day win streak is inevitable. But the markets were pretty strong today considering […]

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Five in a row for S&P 500

Market Recap For Monday, April 21st 2014 It was a pretty uneventful session for day traders. But by the end of the day stocks were higher, making it 5 consecutive up days in a row and the longest rally of the year for the S&P. The S&P finished 7 points higher on the session and the DOW […]

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Stocks have best week of the year!

Market Recap For Sunday, April 20th 2014 Stocks has a wild ride over the past couple of weeks. And with all this volatile moves, it’s sometimes hard to see the big picture. Did you know that stocks had their best week of the year last week? The markets were closed on Friday in observance of […]

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