Hindsight is 20/20, but can the charts also predict how the indexes will react?
It's great the Dow and S&P 500 have hit new highs and the Nasdaq is at a 12-year top. But beware the post-April slump.
The younger generation has all but grown up with exchange-traded funds.
The history is repeating itself under the Fed's quantitative easing programs. Will this time be different?
The Dow closes at a new high for a third straight day. Gains, however, are modest ahead of Friday's big jobs report.
Many players have a contrarian streak, but sometimes the obvious trade is hard to argue against.
The Dow falls 216 points in its worst day since November, as investors worry that spending cuts will harm the economy. The Italian election, meanwhile, unsettles those who thought Europeans were getting their act together.
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