Entries by David Littlejohn

Searching for Support

After another ugly week of down-side, reports all over the internet insist the futures are indicating a drop for the US stock markets today. Will it happen? Maybe. Over the weekend stocks dropped in Europe, China, Japan and the like. US Futures were also down about 1% or so from Friday’s close. But futures have […]

Market Macro Fails

For the first time since 2016 the BigFoot Market Macro Signal has gone negative. And we’re already set up for a potential whipsaw, as futures are pointing to a higher open that would put the SPX above the threshhold to flip the Macro back into buy territory. Over the weekend the big announcement was a […]

Don’t expect much from a three and a half day trading week. Holiday weeks like this traditionally mean lower trading volume – and often higher volatility. Given the most recent few weeks in the market though, sentiment seems to be shifting. The Q4-Santa Claus Rally is in danger of passing us by. Post-Thanksgiving we’re really […]


Thank you Veterans. And for the rest of us market jocks, what’s the scoop for the week?  Look for retrenchment above SPX 2750.  In fact, look for 2800 this week as markets seek to find footing. While the 200-day moving average should form some support, futures trading has been eradic over the weekend.   At first, […]

Guess Week

Markets are yet to commit to anything from a technical perspective.  The SPX downtrend may extend toward 2532 (February’s SPX low), or it could rebound toward the 2800 resistance level.  That’s an election for you.  At this point, things are so tight we have little more than a guess to go on. So for the […]

Correction Territory

Last week the SPX officially crossed into correction territory.  For those of you unclear what that means, it was a full 10% drop from the high-water mark set at the beginning of October.  This also send the major indexes into negative territory for their year-to-date return figures.  So it’s been a rough month. Is there […]

Technical Outlook Still Unclear

While the long-term trend support seems to be in place (around the 200-day moving average), the intermediate-term numbers are all over the place. This week is an interesting set-up.  The futures over the weekend are indicating a strong positive open for the week.  And over 1000 companies report earnings this week.  This, paired with very […]

Pivot Week

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Equity markets had a pretty solid pull-back last week.  The question is why?  Is there a fundamental shift in the economic data?  Profit taking? It may have been a derivative of the ‘Trade War’ with China.  China has threatened to sell off $3B or so of US Treasuries.  Assuming this is credible, the front running […]

If You Ignore the News…

If you ignore the news, the technical picture for this market looks strong.  The past several weeks have seen volatility reign in, so the over-bought conditions are a lot less menacing than they were a few weeks back.  As of right now, traders seem content with 2900 has the support for the SPX. With Canada […]