Market Rally

A sustained increase in stock prices over a period of time greater than one week is a market rally. Market rallies can last months or even years. There are up days and down days, but overall, the market moves higher over a period of time. The late 1990s saw one of the longest market rallies in history.


Investors are excited about the fact that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has touched 13,000—a four-year high—as it rides the bear market rally higher. Let’s take a step back, dear reader, and explore the reasons to justify this current stock…

There are many reasons to be skeptical about this past January’s market rally. One of the most important key indicators flashing a warning sign is the fact that the stock market’s big rise in January occurred on very light trading…

It’s increasingly likely that stock prices will keep their positive bias going into 2011. That is, if there isn’t a major shock to the system like a new war or sovereign debt default. At the end of the day, the…

Watching the charts on Monday, I noticed that the major stock indices broke below the intraday upward trend line at around 2 PM and reversed to the downside in a two-hour slide. My feeling is that the failure to hold…

I continue to be on the bullish side, but at the same time I am concerned with the mounting debt and deficit issues in the U.S. and debt issues overseas in Europe. In Ireland, investors are dumping Irish bonds on…

I must admit that the ability of stock markets to record sustainable upward advances without a correction of five percent or more has been somewhat of a surprise to me. Just when you felt that stocks may take a pause,…

Many analysts and economists have their favorite stocks they follow as leading indicators of the economy. General Electric Company (NYSE/GE) is a perfect example. Because GE is so big and so diversified, its stock is often looked at as a…