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Hale Stewart

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Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Hale:

And That's A Wrap For Now (Technically Speaking For The Week Of 5/2-5/6)

This week's economic news was positive. The EMA and market breadth data are bearish. The charts are right at support. → Read More

About Yesterday's Rally (Technically Speaking For 5/5)

The Fed thinks it can reduce the job vacancy rate without hurting the jobs market or causing a wage-price spiral. Read what this means for the market here. → Read More

Markets Rally On News The Fed Isn't Looking At A 75 BP Hike (Technically Speaking For 5/4)

The Fed raised rates 50 basis points. The Fed isn't considering a 75 basis point rate hike. Read more to see what this means for the markets. → Read More

A Nothing Day While We Wait For The Fed (Technically Speaking For 5/3)

The Fed will likely tighten too much. The markets moved sideways in anticipation of the Fed. Read what this means for investors here. → Read More

Prices Rallied Back To Par (Technically Speaking For 5/2)

A key treasury market buyer is now selling bonds. People who quit during the Great Resignation are mostly happy with their decision. Read more here. → Read More

The Technicals Point To Continued Losses (Technically Speaking For The Week Of 4/25-4/29)

GDP contracted because of strong imports. Prices continue to increase. Read more on the technicals for the week of 4/25-4/29. → Read More

Solid Rally, But From Low Levels (Technically Speaking For 4/28)

Yes, 1Q22 GDP contracted. But the data isn't nearly as bad as the headline looks. Read more to see what this means for the market and investors. → Read More

The Markets Are Teetering At Key Levels (Technically Speaking For 4/27)

The FANG stocks are no longer the market darlings. China's zero-Covid policy is starting to really hurt the economy. Click here to learn more. → Read More

Veeva Systems (VEEV): This Is Not A Growth Stock Environment

Veeva is a great company. Unfortunately, the macroeconomic backdrop is darkening. And its business model is more suited to the front-end of an economic expansion. Click here to know more. → Read More

QQQ And IWM Are Near 1-Year Lows (Technically Speaking For 4/26)

The US consumer is in strong shape. So far, earnings are strong. The indexes are near 1-year lows. Read what investors should know here. → Read More

Vale (VALE): No Longer A Buy

The Fed is tightening rates. Economic indicators are turning bearish. As a result, the basic materials sector has sold off. Click here to know why it's time to exit VALE. → Read More

The Markets Strike Back (At Least For Now) (Technically Speaking For 4/25)

Beijing may be the next big Chinese city to be locked down. Estimates for 1Q22 GDP are low. → Read More

Next Week Is Not Looking Too Good (Technically Speaking For The Week Of 4/18-4/22)

Commercial paper yields are increasing. The Beige Book was mostly positive. The charts are setting up for move lower next week. → Read More

The Markets Fell To Key Technical Levels (Technically Speaking For 4/21)

The Fed released the latest Beige Book yesterday. The yield curve has become much flatter over the last four months. Read what this means for the markets. → Read More

Modest Follow-Through, Save For The Netflix Effect (Technically Speaking For 4/20)

Fed President Evans argues that the Fed should raise rates above the neutral rate of interest, which will, by definition, slow growth. Read more here. → Read More

The SPY And QQQ Rallied Through Resistance (Technically Speaking For 4/19)

Money is flowing out of aggresive-sector ETFs and into conservative-sector ETFs. The SPY and QQQ rallied though resistance. Read more here. → Read More

Prices Are Looking For An Excuse To Drop (Technically Speaking For 4/18)

Another study shows that unemployment benefits weren't a disincentive. Higher rates are hurting housing. The markets are barely hanging on. Read more here. → Read More

Salesforce: Still A No (NYSE:CRM)

Since I first wrote about Salesforce, the economic data has softened; earnings revisions are shifting lower and the tenor of the market has shifted bearish. Here's why CRM is still a no. → Read More

At Best, The Markets Are Neutral (Technically Speaking For The Week Of 4/11-4/15)

Now (and for the foreseeable future) the primary issue for the markets is the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. Classic trading advice of "Don't fight the Fed" is very much in play. → Read More

Kimberly-Clark (KMB): Take This Dividend Aristocrat's Income Stream

The economic data is turning slightly bearish, which favors defensive companies. Click here to know how safe is KMB's dividend, which has been raised for 49 consecutive years. → Read More