Technical Indicators


  • Wall Street sounds alarm on margin debt  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominc Chu reports on a warning signal for markets as the level of margin debt is growing.

  • Crude, brent sell off  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services, looks at the technical trading behind the price of oil, and shares his short-term forecast.

  • European shares halt sell-off; CGG sinks 33 pct Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    *CGG tumbles as Technip walks away. Shares in seismic oil and gas services group CGG sank 33 percent as rival Technip abandoned a takeover bid after talks with CGG collapsed. "Following last week's slide, the best we can hope for is a' Santa Claus retracement' instead of the traditional rally," FXCM analyst Vincent Ganne said.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 15- China's decision to keep its cotton import quota unchanged at 894,000 tonnes has been taken by the market as a bearish signal that will put further downward pressure on global prices. Chinese cotton futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange have also fallen by, dropping 32 percent from the start of the year to the close of 13,070...

  • Seeking oil's bottom  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    Fast Money trader Brian Kelly breaks out the charts and takes a long-term look at oil.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Gold futures soared through technical buy signals on Tuesday, confirming a bullish continuation pattern and lifting the spot contract by nearly 3 percent, setting it on track to reach the highest levels since early September, one analyst forecast. The spot gold market rallied to $1,238.10 per ounce on Tuesday, a 2.9 percent surge to a seven-week...

  • Cubist options unusually active before Merck deal Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 8- Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc options had one of their most active weeks this year last week ahead of Monday's announcement that Merck& Co will buy Cubist for a hefty premium. Merck said it will pay $102 a share for Cubist, 37 percent above the Lexington, Massachussetts, company's closing share price of $74.36 on Friday. Implied volatility jumped to...

  • The ETF has plummeted since the end of September and the most recent sharp drop came on Friday after OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, agreed to stick to its production quota, even in the face of declining oil prices. With OPEC failing to agree on cutting production, the risk that oil prices are headed lower in the short-term is keeping volatility expectations high, said...

  • *Most Asian shares skid, but Japan, China buck downtrend. TOKYO, Nov 28- Oil prices seized the Asian spotlight on Friday, as related shares and currencies plunged in the wake of OPEC's decision to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut. With U.S. markets shut on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, investors focused on the Organization of Petroleum...

  • Strong technical buying in oil  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports nothing has changed regarding the fundamental picture for oil, and the moves are related to technical buying.

  • *Japan shares buck downtrend on hope for sales-tax hike delay. TOKYO, Nov 12- Japanese stocks scaled seven-year highs on Wednesday, putting the rest of Asia in the shade, buoyed by expectations Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned sales tax hike to avoid damaging a fragile economic recovery. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside...

  • Google nears death cross  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    A look at a one-year chart of Google's stock, and key levels which show the stock may be nearing its death cross, with "Fast Money" trader Dan Nathan.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- One-month implied volatility on the rouble- a gauge of expected swings in a currency- surged to new record highs on Friday, as the spot exchange rate shrugged off an outsize 150 basis-point interest rate rise to resume its slide. The absence of any mention of Moscow's plan to move to a currency free float disappointed some traders who had expected...

  • LONDON, Oct 30- European shares turned lower on Thursday as banks in countries such as Italy, Greece and Spain resumed their recent downtrend. Shares in peripheral banks have mostly been falling since the publication of the results of the European Central Bank's stress tests over the weekend. Andrea Enria, the chairman of Europe's banking watchdog- the European...

  • Better days ahead: Pro  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Digging through market worries, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial founder, and Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities.

  • Selloff over? Insana's take  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Ron Insana, discusses the market's correction, and whether the selloff is over.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 22- China's yuan hit its highest level against the dollar since early March on Wednesday, as the breach of a psychological resistance level sparked follow-through buying, traders said. The yuan was also buoyed by data on Tuesday which showed China's economy did not slow as much as feared in the third quarter, traders said. The currency trimmed some...

  • Off the Charts: Content is king  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer goes "off the charts" with Explosive Options founder Bob Lang, for a closer look at entertainment stocks, including Disney and Time Warner.

  • *China lending data beats expectations, lifts Shanghai stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent. Shanghai shares bucked the downtrend and added 0.6 percent after Chinese bank lending data provided a regional bright spot.

  • *China lending data beats expectations, lifts Shanghai stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent. Shanghai shares bucked the downtrend and added 0.6 percent after Chinese bank lending data provided a regional bright spot.