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Price Headley

Price Headley was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the Founder and President of BigTrends.com, which has been providing investors with real-time stock and options strategies (including trade recommendation newsletters) since 1999.

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | Strategy | May 23, 2016, 9:49 AM

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Neutral With Downside Risk

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Neutral With Downside Risk

    The bulls and bears ended up in a stalemate last week. Both sides of the table looked as if they were going to take control at different points, but when all was said and done, neither side had the conviction need to rock the market out of its rut. The S&P 500's (SPX) (SPY) close of 2052.32 was only 0.27% better than the week-earlier close, and still right in the middle of some major support and resistance. The BigTrends TrendScore (for stocks) is a slightly anemic 56.6 out of a possible[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | May 16, 2016, 10:45 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - On The Verge Of A Bigger Pullback?

    Weekly Market Outlook - On The Verge Of A Bigger Pullback?

    The market may have started the previous week on a bullish foot, but it certainly didn't end the week on one. Not only did the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) log three straight losing days to end last week's trading, but it broke below a key support level it couldn't really afford to break. Stocks still aren't past the point of no return yet, but it's alarmingly close. We'll dissect the odds below after running down last week's and this week's major economic headlines. Economic Data Not a lot of economic[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | Strategy | May 9, 2016, 12:21 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - May Rally?

    Weekly Market Outlook - May Rally?

    The market may have finished last week on a bullish note, and started the week on a bullish note.  The middle of the week, however, was rough enough on stocks to leave the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) down 0.4% for the five-day span. On the other hand, when push came to shove at a critical line in the sand, the bulls were doing more pushing and shoving than the bears were.  Friday's gain - small as it may have been - happened in such a way and in such a place that there's a decent chance[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | May 2, 2016, 10:21 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Is The Market Rolling Over?

    Weekly Market Outlook - Is The Market Rolling Over?

    Following through on the budding bearish effort from two weeks ago, the bears fended off a bullish bounce-back effort over the course of the first half of last week. It wasn't meant to be, however. Between Thursday's and Friday's high-volume selling, the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) booked a 1.2% loss last week, and broke below some key support levels in the process. If history is any indication, this stumble may well be the beginning of a more serious pullback. We'll dissect the rollover effort[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | Apr 25, 2016, 10:29 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Weekly Chart Weakening

    Weekly Market Outlook - Weekly Chart Weakening

    Though the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) managed to eke out a gain last week, it also ended the week fighting for its life, dropping hints that the rally is running out of gas. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ Composite (COMP) logged a weekly loss -- the second in the past three weeks -- and also hinted that a rollover was already taking shape. Moving into the thick of earnings season could drive a course correction with little to no warning. Indeed, the course isn't even technically bearish yet. The bulls[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | Strategy | Apr 18, 2016, 9:49 AM

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Valuation Concerns Creep In

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Valuation Concerns Creep In

    The market didn't end last week on a particularly bullish foot, but it doesn't matter  - it started the week on such a bullish foot the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) was still up 1.6% for the week, and still above a fairly important resistance line. The strength still doesn't outright guarantee stocks will keep moving higher. In fact, even if stocks were in a great technical position to keep edging higher, we're once again running into a valuation headwind. We'll dissect all of it below, right[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Education | Futures | Mar 28, 2016, 2:48 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - At A Crucial Juncture

    Weekly Market Outlook - At A Crucial Juncture

    After five straight weeks of gains, the market finally buckled. It wasn't a big pullback last week - only 0.6% - but all big trends start out with that first small step. We at least have to acknowledge the possibility that last week's weakness may be the beginning of something bigger. And that possibility isn't just the result of one losing week. The S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) bumped into a major resistance line, and if the bears were/are going to make a stand anywhere, it's where the index peaked last[...]

  • Market News | Mar 14, 2016, 12:28 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Cleared Some Hurdles

    Weekly Market Outlook - Cleared Some Hurdles

    Though it didn't hit the ground running last week, a strong Friday session translated into a fourth straight week. of gains. Better still, the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) managed to just clear a major technical hurdle, and though it's ripe for some profit-taking, investors may finally be confident enough in the current rally to keep it going. The beginning of this week, however, is critical if the advance is going to last. We'll weigh the risks and rewards after a quick preview of this week's potentially[...]

  • Market News | Feb 22, 2016, 1:50 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Bias Is Overall Bullish Currently

    Weekly Market Outlook - Bias Is Overall Bullish Currently

    Even with Thursday's and Friday's lull, the shortened-trading week was a bullishly productive one. The S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) ended the week at 1917.78, up 2.8%. On the other hand, most of the major indices are now squarely in the middle of some pretty significant support and resistance levels - they need to make a stronger commitment to one direction or the other before becoming trade-worthy. The bias, though, is bullish in many ways. We'll dissect the market's upside and downside in a moment. [...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | Strategy | Feb 8, 2016, 10:15 AM

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Hanging By A Thread?

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Hanging By A Thread?

    Although stocks were never significantly into profitable territory at any point last week, at the very least on Thursday it looked like we might stabilize with just a very minor loss.  The bears had other plans on Friday, however, sending the market 1.85% lower that day to the lowest close in nearly two weeks. And yet, it's worth noting that neither the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) nor the NASDAQ Composite (COMP) broke under their most critical floors; we're still not past the point of no return[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Jan 19, 2016, 11:30 AM

    Market Outlook - Are Stocks Ready To Pivot?

    Market Outlook - Are Stocks Ready To Pivot?

    Despite a couple of valiant efforts from the bulls, there was just nothing that could stop the raging bear last week. By the time the closing bell rang on Friday, the market was off by 2.2% for the week.... most of which came during Friday's selloff. Was that enough to finally drive the market to a meaningful bottom and let stocks start to recover for a while? Most indices are still on the fence, but yes, there are some clues suggesting stocks are ready to pivot. The question is, can we trust those[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Futures | Jan 11, 2016, 9:30 AM

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Is The Pullback Over?

    BigTrends.com Weekly Market Outlook - Is The Pullback Over?

    From a momentum perspective, the bears were clearly in charge as of the end of last week. On the other hand, the sheer size and scope of the setback opens the door to a possible bounce...  a volatile mode the market has been in for over a year. Only time will really tell if this oddly bearish start to the new trading year was a fluke or the shape of things to come. It's best to prepare for both possibilities. We'll look at the charts and weigh the odds below.  But first, was quickly review[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | Education | Strategy | Jan 4, 2016, 9:39 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - New Year, New Chart Problems

    Weekly Market Outlook - New Year, New Chart Problems

    When push came to shove as the end of the shortened trading week (and last week of the year), the bears were doing most of the shoving. Namely, thanks to Friday's last-minute selling, the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) finished the week down 0.8%. That translates into a small loss of 0.7% for all of 2015. Will 2016 be any different? That remains to be seen, but we certainly didn't end 2015 on a high note. The good news is, there's little correlation between the market's tone at the end of one year[...]

  • Education | Dec 21, 2015, 12:54 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Reasons For Caution Here

    Weekly Market Outlook - Reasons For Caution Here

    Talk about a 180-degree turnaround! Traders were bullish leading up to last Wednesday's big news, and remained a little bullish for the last part of that session. With a night to sleep on it though, they changed their minds. Thursday as bearish and Friday was even more so, turning what started out as a great rebound effort into a weekly loss as well as a break below several key support levels. If a Santa Claus rally is in the cards, the bulls are going to have to start with a lot of damage control. We'll[...]

  • Market News | Dec 14, 2015, 12:05 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Did Bears Crush The Santa Claus Rally?

    Weekly Market Outlook - Did Bears Crush The Santa Claus Rally?

    Despite ending the first week of December on a bullish foot, the bears started - and finished - last week in charge of things... to say the least. Last week's -3.8% pullback was the biggest weekly loss for the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) since the heart of the August meltdown. Perhaps worse, the pullback broke some key support levels, and there isn't much other support until we get back to the August lows. On the flipside, between the time of year a Santa Claus rally usually takes shape[...]