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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 | Dec 7, 2015, 4:35 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Will Overhead Hurdles Constrain?

    Weekly Market Outlook - Will Overhead Hurdles Constrain?

    Despite Thursday's severe drubbing (the potential beginning of a bigger meltdown), stocks finished the week on a very bullish note, gaining more than 2.0% on Friday. That was enough to put the market back in the black for the week, even if just barely. The strong finish to last week, however, at least sets a bullish tone headed into the new trading week. And yet, none of the key indices have cleared their major technical hurdles that have been in the way for the past month... give or take. We'll[...]

  • Market News | Nov 30, 2015, 4:58 PM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Jobs, Sentiment & Gold

    Weekly Market Outlook - Jobs, Sentiment & Gold

    It was a typical Thanksgiving week last week... very quiet. Don't get used to it though. The market's activity will perk up again this week as traders get back to their posts. As for which direction that volatility will carry the market, that's a tougher question to answer. The BigTrends TrendScore for stocks currently rests at 82.7 (out of 100), above 60 means the market is in a bullish trend overall on a Daily/Weekly time basis. On the flipside, the indexes are very much stuck in the middle of[...]

  • Market News | Nov 23, 2015, 10:27 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Bullish, But Facing A Wall

    Weekly Market Outlook - Bullish, But Facing A Wall

    Last week a diametrical opposite to the action from two weeks ago. Two weeks ago, the bears were firmly in charge, and picking up steam. Something happened over the prior weekend though, and stocks hit the ground running higher last week... and never looked back. When all was said and done, the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) finished the week up 3.6%, having hurdled two key moving averages along the way. And yet, the finish on Friday was anything but convincingly bullish. This week could go either[...]

  • Market News | Nov 16, 2015, 10:13 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Volume & Volatility

    Weekly Market Outlook - Volume & Volatility

    What started out as only a modest possibility last week didn't take long to turn into the worst-case scenario. The S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) gave up 3.6% of its value last week... the biggest weekly drop since the one that did the core of damage in mid-August. Uncertainty regarding the health of the economy after a few-too-many disappointing retail earnings reports was largely to blame for the weekly setback, though uncertainty surrounding the near-term future of interest rates took a toll as[...]

  • Market News | Nov 9, 2015, 10:17 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Stocks Hang in the Balance

    Weekly Market Outlook - Stocks Hang in the Balance

    Stocks may have ended the week with a gain last week, but it didn't end the week on a bullish note. Every bit of last week's 0.9% advance (and then some) was reaped on Monday, with the market drifting lower over the course of the last three days of the week. Still, stocks hang in the balance between bullishness and bearishness... squarely in the middle. Surprisingly, big unemployment news didn't rock the market out of its rut. Don't assume Friday's employment report can't still have a market-moving[...]

  • Market News | Nov 2, 2015, 10:29 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Economy, Market, Sentiment, Sector

    Weekly Market Outlook - Economy, Market, Sentiment, Sector

    Though last week ended up being a merely mediocre one for the stock market, the entire month of October ended up being the best month for stocks in four years. All told, last week's 0.2% advance for the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) meant an 8.2% advance for the calendar month. And yet, despite the decidedly bullish momentum, the indices are not at multi-month new highs... a testament to how nasty August's pullback was. On the flipside, the indices are above all the key moving average lines and we[...]

  • Market News | Oct 26, 2015, 11:05 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - The Trend Is Your Friend

    Weekly Market Outlook - The Trend Is Your Friend

    Despite the tepid start to the trading week last week, the bullish finished strong, taking all the major indices above some major technical resistance lines. Granted, Friday's bullish move was more than a little overheated, with the opening gaps leaving the market vulnerable to a pullback that may well serve to start a corrective move. But, it's interesting that the market was able to muster that much bullish interest on what was (frankly) less than truly bullish prompt. We'll talk about the risks[...]

  • Market News | Oct 19, 2015, 11:50 AM

    Weekly Market Outlook - Things are Pointed in a Bullish Direction

    Weekly Market Outlook - Things are Pointed in a Bullish Direction

    Despite the wobbly start last week, the bulls took control again on Thursday and Friday to push the week back into the black. The move has yet to clear all the major hurdles that could prove to be technical problems, but at least things are pointed in a bullish direction. On the flipside, stocks may have already walked back into a valuation headwind. We'll weight it all below after taking a close look at last week's and the coming week's economic news. Economic Data Last week was pretty[...]

  • Market News | Oct 13, 2015, 3:45 PM

    Some Room To Run Higher - Weekly Market Outlook

    Some Room To Run Higher - Weekly Market Outlook

    Incredibly enough, last week's gain was the biggest weekly gain of the year. The S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) gained 3.22% last week, and though it was mostly just fortunate timing that allowed for the big week-to-week move, the momentum is impressive nonetheless. The question is, can it last? Answer: Maybe. The rally knocked over some fairly important resistance levels, though a few more remain. Also, the advent of Q3's earnings season could either work for the market or against it. Either way,[...]

  • Market News | Strategy | Oct 5, 2015, 11:28 AM

    Signs Of Bullish Hope - Weekly Market Outlook

    Signs Of Bullish Hope - Weekly Market Outlook

    Despite the bearish start to the week on Monday and a bearish initial response to Friday morning's employment report for September, the bulls managed to reversal course Friday afternoon to hammer out a big gain for that day and even a small gain for the week. A couple of the key indices even managed to climb back above their short-term moving average lines. There's still work to be done -- from both sides of the table -- if we're ever going to get out of this rut. But, a bullish break out of the[...]

  • Market News | Sep 28, 2015, 11:33 AM

    Bears Remain In Charge - Weekly Market Outlook

    Bears Remain In Charge - Weekly Market Outlook

    Despite a couple of efforts to shrug it off, the market could never quite snap the downtrend that was put into place by a key reversal bar two Fridays ago. In fact, the fact that Friday's rally efforts were thwarted at a well-established line in the sand suggests the bulls remain on the defensive. The flipside: The bears didn't exactly do any real technical damage when they had a chance to do so Thursday. We'll look at both sides of the coin, as always, after a brief run-down of last week's and this[...]

  • Market News | Sep 21, 2015, 10:45 AM

    Markets, Fed & The Dollar - Weekly Market Outlook 

    Markets, Fed & The Dollar - Weekly Market Outlook 

    What started out as a fairly bullish week didn't end as one. The Federal Reserve's decision to not raise the nation's key interest rate inspired just enough doubt about the health of the global economy to send stocks lower on Friday. It was just enough of a stumble to pull stocks back into the red for the entire week. And yet, there's still a way for the pullback to stop before it gets started in earnest. We'll dissect that narrow path below, after taking a look at last week's key economic numbers. Economic[...]

  • Market News | Sep 14, 2015, 10:14 AM

    Dollar Caution - Weekly Market Outlook

    Dollar Caution - Weekly Market Outlook

    The market may have peeled back off of its highs hit last week, but even with that dip the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) managed to close on Friday a solid 2.0% better than where it ended the prior Friday. It remains to be seen if stocks can sustain the uptrend; there are strong technical arguments from both sides of the fence. The good news/bad news is, things should come to a head this week and force the bulls and the bears to play their hand. Once they do (for better or worse), the market will get much[...]

  • Market News | Sep 8, 2015, 2:53 PM

    Key Levels & Fed Expectations - Weekly Market Outlook

    Key Levels & Fed Expectations - Weekly Market Outlook

    The market never could get the rebound rally from two weeks ago restarted last week. In fact, between Tuesday's near -3% stumble and Friday's 1.5% lull, the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) finished the week on the defensive more so than the offensive. The bulls still have their work cut out for them. And yet... While stocks are facing the wrong direction, stocks are still on the fence, and the right nudge -- whether it be a recovery in China or some encouraging interest rate news from the Fed -- stocks[...]

  • Market News | Aug 31, 2015, 12:06 PM

    Volatility, Economy & The Fed - Weekly Market Outlook

    Volatility, Economy & The Fed - Weekly Market Outlook

    What a wild week! Perhaps the wildest we've seen in years, with a 5.3% plunge over the course of the first two days of last week more than wiped away by the 6.4% rebound seen over the course of the last three. We're still in the hole by more than 5% since the pullback started two weeks ago, but given the swings we're clearly capable of making now, that gap could be closed in just a couple of days. On the other hand, volatility is a two-way street - we could just as easily be seeing new multi-month[...]