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By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, has had an impressive year so far. A strong month of January wound up with the typical seasonal buy programs which have...
By Lawrence G. McMillanMORRISTOWN, N.J. (MarketWatch) — The bulls have been completely in charge. While there may be some short-term victories ahead for the bears, it appears the bulls are not...
By Lawrence G. McMillan Source: CBOE Futures Exchange -- The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is accelerating in its downtrend. This is likely bullish for stocks and reflective of the strong...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThere have only been four down days in January, and as a result the market is very overbought.  The intermediate-term indicators are mostly still positive at this time,...
By Lawrence G. McMillanAn indicator that doesn’t get a lot of attention is how many stocks are above or below their moving averages.  In this article, we’re going to take a look at...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) has been struggling this week.  It hasn’t been going down, but it’s been...
By Lawrence G. McMillanFriday was another boring market day, with $SPX in a 6-point range.  The reality of the situation seems to have struck $VIX traders, though, as that index lost another 8%...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market continues its slow steady march upward.  The $SPX chart is becoming stretched, though, and is somewhat overbought.      The equity-only put...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and other major indexes, continues to plow forward at a relatively slow, steady pace.Since the S&...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) has launched a new volatility futures contract – this time on the Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).  The volatility index (i.e., the EEM...

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