Articles By: Jeffrey A. Hirsch

Last Four Trading Days of April Usually Bullish

Last Four Trading Days of April Usually Bullish

On page 38 of the Stock Trader’s Almanac 2014, there is a graphical representation of the S&P 500 recent market probability

History of $SPY Daily Winning Streaks

History of $SPY Daily Winning Streaks

The current streak has added 3.5% to the S&P 500 since it began on April 14.

Flat “Best Six Months” From Russell 2000

Flat “Best Six Months” From Russell 2000

As many know, the “Best Six Months” for stocks are November through April

$DIA $SPY Trading Around April Options Expiration

$DIA $SPY Trading Around April Options Expiration

Although it has been a challenging week for stocks, April option expiration is generally bullish across the board

A Correction For All Seasons $DIA

A Correction For All Seasons $DIA

Fortunately, corrections tend to be smaller than rallies, and that’s what gives the stock market its long-term upward bias.

Market Usually Bullish Ahead of Passover $DIA $SPY $QQQ

Market Usually Bullish Ahead of Passover $DIA $SPY $QQQ

There are many holidays and special occasions that are observed by people, but not by the market.

Seasonal Strength in 30-Yr Treasury Bond Begins Late April

Seasonal Strength in 30-Yr Treasury Bond Begins Late April

When yield or interest rates go up, bond prices go down and vice versa.

Fifth DJIA Down Friday/Down Monday of 2014 $DIA $SPY

Fifth DJIA Down Friday/Down Monday of 2014 $DIA $SPY

Today’s DJIA decline triggered the fifth Down Friday/Down Monday (DF/DM) warning of

Dow Theory Buy Signal Not Confirmed

Dow Theory Buy Signal Not Confirmed

With less than an hour left in the trading day it certainly looks like the recent breakout is more of a fake out, at least for today.

Seasonality Holds Firm in 2014 $DIA $SPY $QQQ

Seasonality Holds Firm in 2014 $DIA $SPY $QQQ

Despite straying off course a few times this year, markets have tracked the midterm election year pattern reasonable well

Breakout or Just Another Fake Out $SPY $DIA $QQQ

Breakout or Just Another Fake Out $SPY $DIA $QQQ

Bucking the trend of solid strength in midterm election years, NASDAQ declined 2.5% in March and Russell 2000 slipped 0.8%.

Best & Worst March ETF Sectors $XBI $GLDX

Best & Worst March ETF Sectors $XBI $GLDX

Although March finished mostly in the green, 10 of the 29 ETF sectors tracked were down

April’s First Trading Day Historically Bullish

April’s First Trading Day Historically Bullish

According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac 2014 (page 84), the first trading day of each month combined produce more than double the gains of all other days

A/D Lines Turn Down On $COMPQ $RUT

A/D Lines Turn Down On $COMPQ $RUT

We enter April, the last month of the Best Six Months, on a rather high note

“Best Six Months” End in April $DIA $SPY

“Best Six Months” End in April $DIA $SPY

April marks the end of our “Best Six Months” for DJIA and the S&P

Down Friday/Down Monday

Down Friday/Down Monday

Since 2000, DJIA has registered 150 DF/DM occurrences

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