Monthly Archives: October 2018
October 31, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Major U.S. indices are up today, returning their yearly and monthly gains to positive territory after a turbulent start to the week had U.S. indices down. A continuation of positive earnings likely supported the rally, though it should be noted that next week’s midterm elections will continue to hold a cap on such rallies. Likewise, […]




October 29, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

U.S. Stocks started higher today after a string of losing sessions in the previous week that brought yearly gains of the S&P and Dow Jones into the negative territory only to briefly return to positive today as all three indices fell in afternoon trading. Midterm elections will hold a cap on any serious rallies despite […]




October 25, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

RoboStreet – October 25, 2018 Bottom Forming or Just a Big Bounce Yesterday’s rebound gave investors the bounce in equities that might have signaled a bottom to the three-week correction that has seen the S&P decline 9.9%- and the Nasdaq 12.2%- from the recent high to Wednesday’s low. If so, it would qualify as a […]




By Vlad Karpel

Major indices are attempting a slight pullback today after selling off late Wednesday due to another round of investor concerns- including rate hikes, the pace of the broader global economy and a more tepid round of earnings than expected. Wednesday marked five straight weeks of losing for the Dow, the longest streak since July 2008. […]




October 24, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Major U.S. stocks are down today after a volatile morning that edged indices higher off of positive earnings but ultimately saw stocks fall in afternoon trading, on track for another losing session. The S&P is on track for its sixth straight session of trading lower while all three major U.S. indices are in the negative […]




October 22, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

U.S. Stocks continue to look for direction with modest movement today after an up and down week for all three major U.S. indices. Utilities and consumer staples outperformed the market and indicate the late stages of a bull market that should run until the end of this year and possibly through first quarter 2019. Elections […]




October 18, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

RoboStreet – October 17, 2018 Earnings Season a Counter Lever to Global Jitters With the market on the verge of a meaningful shift in investor sentiment, earnings season arrived right on time with early indications that key support levels will hold and the bull trend will continue on. Since the market is dominated by program […]




By Vlad Karpel

U.S. Stocks continue to decline as Dow, Nasdaq, and the S&P are down over 1% for the day. The double-day decline comes in the midst of a generally positive third-quarter earnings season, which has helped assets rebound selloffs this week and the last. VIX seems to have settled and the bottoming process continues. Investors should […]




October 17, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Today, U.S. indices continued to waver from slight gains to slight losses as volatility began to settle. WIth $VIX under $19, a bottoming process is likely on the way. One can expect another retest of recent lows in the next two weeks with the lack of volume and technical indicators. Investors should consider hedging and […]




October 15, 2018
By Vlad Karpel

Market volatility has reached $30 level for the VIX. Historically, this is the level that points to the end of a selloff if one were to occur. Expect volatility to continue as long as the market stays above $20 level for the VIX. Consider hedging if SPY reaches $280 level. Friday’s sizable rally behind big-bank […]