Category: Stock Charts

January 8, 2017

Dow Jones Chart – January 6, 2017

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 08 Jan 2017

The chart below shows the daily prices for the past three months on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (aka $DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after the index closed for the week at 19,963.80 on Friday, January 6, 2017.

The Dow has gained almost 9% since the election as animal spirits took over trader sentiment …



October 9, 2016

SPY Chart – YTD Through October 7, 2016

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 09 Oct 2016

The chart below shows the daily prices for the year-to-date on SPY, an ETF that tracks the S&P 500 Index, after closing the week at $215.04, on October 7, 2016.

While the large intraday price swings seen recently make the markets seem out of control, stock indexes have been moving in a tight …



July 9, 2016

TLT Chart – July 8, 2016

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 09 Jul 2016

The chart below shows the monthly prices for the past 10 years on TLT, an ETF that tracks the US 20-year Treasury Index, after closing the week at $143.60, on July 8, 2016.

Technical indicators are not infallible, but are popular because they provide accurate guidance in most instances, especially when multiple indicators …



April 3, 2016

SPY Chart – April 1, 2016

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 03 Apr 2016

The chart below shows the monthly prices for the past year on SPY, an S&P 500 Index ETF, after closing the week at $206.92, on April 1, 2016.

Technical indicators can be cruel sometimes.  As with every stock and index prediction tool, sometimes they give false positives.  If they didn’t, everyone would use them and nobody would fall prey to a …



January 10, 2016

SPY Chart – January 8, 2016

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 10 Jan 2016

The chart below shows the monthly prices for the past 10 years on SPY, an S&P 500 Index ETF, after closing the week at $191.92 on January 8, 2016.

Stocks have been in a sustained bull market since bottoming in March 2009 and have traded within a broadening trading channel for this seven-year period.  So far, each move to the trend line …



October 4, 2015

SPY – 3 Month Chart – Monday is Key

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 04 Oct 2015

The chart below shows the daily prices for the past three months on SPY, an S&P 500 Index ETF, after closing the week at $195.00 on October 2, 2015.

For some traders, the tantrum seemed over.  SPY had finally had its long-overdue correction with a 14.7% drop from an intraday high of $213.78 in May.  To technical traders, the recovery seemed false and merely what is referred to as a “dead cat bounce” (as in, even a dead cat will bounce if it falls hard enough).  To …



July 3, 2015

SPY – 6 Month Chart

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 03 Jul 2015

The chart below shows the daily prices for the past six months on SPY, an S&P 500 Index ETF, after closing the week at $207.31 on July 2, 2015.

The trend line of higher lows that started in February wasn’t the only indicator that came into play this week.  The 200-day moving average coincided with the trend line to provide a …



April 4, 2015

SPY – 1 Year, Daily Chart

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 04 Apr 2015

The chart below shows the daily prices for the past year on SPY, an S&P 500 Index ETF, after the ETF closed the week at $206.44 on April 2, 2015.

A horizontal trend line has emerged close to $204 that has acted as both support and resistance multiple times since mid-November.  This horizontal line and the ascending trend line of higher lows are on a path to converge in April and should offer support for stocks.  If both of these trend lines break support, …



January 11, 2015

S&P 500 Chart – 3-Year View – January 9, 2015

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 11 Jan 2015

The chart below shows the monthly prices for the past three years on the S&P 500 Index ($SPX) after the index closed the week at 2,044.81 on January 9, 2015.

At the beginning of December, the S&P 500 ended a multi-week move higher that included very narrow intraday price swings.  Since those days of 10-point swings, …



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