Charts & Technical Analysis

Don’t Chase Microsoft Higher Here

Microsoft's vigorous rally has given way to a few days of selling -- but traders would be advised to wait for true signs of a consolidation phase before going long MSFT. Read Article

Apple: Positive Posture, but Overbought

The break of the September 2012 downtrend puts Apple stock into a positive formation that should lead to further gains in coming months, though right now might not be the time to bite. Read Article

VIDEO: Another Dow Stock on Shaky Ground

AT&T has joined a number of other blue-chip stocks sitting on shaky technical ground right now. Get my take in this video. Read Article

3 Blue Chips on Thin Technical Ice

These three Dow Jones blue-chip stocks are all sitting on some thin technical support that, if broken, could lead to a quick slide lower. Read Article

6 Stock Charts You Need to Watch in May

Here are the stock charts to watch for trading opportunities in May, as well as a few that can provide insight into the health of the broader market. Read Article

Microsoft Stock Needs Time to Digest

More upward movement could be in the cards for Microsoft stock, but first, it'll likely need a few weeks to digest an already steep rally. Read Article

Apple’s Chart Still Has No Pep in Its Step

A confluence of factors -- technical trends, buybacks, institutional investors -- has limited Apple stock's potential in both the upside and downside for the time being. Read Article

Short Banks at Your Own Peril

I expect financials to eventually revert to the mean, but for now, trying to play banks to the short side will only end in failure. Read Article

Triple Top Panic Time for the S&P? Not Yet.

The next minor stock market downturn is likely to be accompanied by increased talk of a triple top in the S&P 500 Index. Are concerns about this triple top valid? Read Article

The Price Level to Watch in Exxon Mobil

When Exxon Mobil reports Thursday, everyone -- XOM shareholders, as well as energy and broader market followers alike -- should be paying attention. Read Article

SBUX Should at Least Reach All-Time Highs

The short-term outlook for SBUX looks fruitful, with a retest of its April 2012 highs more than plausible. But what about a significant breakthrough? Read Article

Apple Is on a Slippery Slope

Apple appears well on its way to retesting -- and piercing through -- its early March lows. Here's the potential downside AAPL could be looking at. Read Article

Silver: Ugly, and Getting Uglier

If you're looking for some relief from the recent selloff in silver, don't hold your breath -- SLV likely will blow through support, and there's plenty of downside from there. Read Article

Where Apple Might Break to Next

Apple stock might be in the middle of a bullish reversal, but anyone who piles in right now should at least keep one eye on this support zone. Read Article

Go for the Gold! (But Do It Quickly)

The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has a little upside, if only in the short-term. Keep an eye on these price levels, as well as weakness in equities, for confirmation. Read Article

13 Must-See Charts for April

The stock market has been going up for months, but there still is an abundance of fresh trading ideas as we move into April -- especially in these sectors. Read Article

McDonald’s: Watch This Key Price Level

McDonald's has struggled in its battle to breach $100; now, traders should train their eyes lower to see if support can hold. Read Article

Apple Still Has Some Technical Juice Left

A constructive run for Apple stock in March could very likely be extended through April. Here are a few technical targets to watch in the short-term. Read Article

Bigger Discounts Coming to Google

Consider Google's latest slide a bump in the road -- but GOOG likely will see a couple more bumps before returning to its uptrend. Read Article

Gold’s Not Quite Ready to Short Yet, But …

As long as the dollar stays strong -- and it should -- gold's longer-term prospects look bleak. But those wanting to short the metal shouldn't do so blindly. Read Article