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By Lawrence G. McMillan$SPX had been contained within a range of 1495 to 1515 for about two weeks. This week, though, the index has broken out to new highs, above that 1515 level. That is positive...
By Lawrence G. McMillanMost professional traders tell novice investors not to chase earnings.  I have felt that way throughout my trading career.  However, I never actually did any...
By Lawrence G. McMillanCurrently, option implied volatilities are near extreme lows, by many measures.  We have seen that VIX got down to nearly 12.  It has been below 10 in the past,...
By Lawrence G. McMillan$SPX has bounced back and forth in the 1495 to 1515 range for nearly two weeks. A breakout in either direction would likely be enough to spur further momentum in the direction...
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By Lawrence G. McMillanThe “game” of stock market predicting holds appeal for many because one who can do it seems powerful and intelligent.  Everyone has his favorite indicators, analysis...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market, measured by almost any broad-based index, made it through the entire month of January in a completely bullish mode. Thus the bullish trend is intact.  As...
By Lawrence G. McMillanSection 1256 trades include all futures trades, as well as futures options.  They also include option trades on cash-based indices ($OEX and $SPX, and especially $VIX),...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe broad stock market continues to advance almost every day. $SPX is now trading at prices last since in December, 2007.  It is not far from the all-time highs of October...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThere are several ways to measure an overbought market, and we’ll review many of them in this article. It is common knowledge that overbought markets eventually sell off...
By Lawrence G. McMillanMORRISTOWN, N.J. (MarketWatch) — After drifting sideways in a state of virtual somnambulation, the stock market finally broke out to the upside Thursday.It is now well...

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