Rick Ackerman

Articles by Rick Ackerman

Although Rick’s Picks was itching to short into strength as Wednesday began, we stepped aside when buyers came on stronger than expected. Their bravado didn’t last long, however, and by day’s end bulls looked spent. Even so, the intraday...
I put out a commentary Sunday night bearing this tongue-in-cheek headline: “No Chance This Rally Is the Real Deal, Right?”  Of course, merely to pose the question is to suggest that it is at least possible the bull market still...
It’s hard to imagine AAPL not bouncing from the 145.66 target shown. (It was proffered here earlier as a minimum downside objective.) Monday’s plunge came within 45 cents of this Hidden Pivot support during the holiday-shortened session —...
We’ll be hearing a lot more about the “death cross” in the days ahead, mostly from business-channel pundits who know as much about stock charts as you and I do about particle physics. The death cross occurs when a trading vehicle’s 50-day...
Fed monetary policy inched toward suicide Wednesday with a 25-basis-point rate hike and a feint toward bumping up interest rates two more times next year. Are they trying to make certain that Trump doesn’t get re-elected? This...
I’m prone to remind readers from time to time that I don’t have a crystal ball. Although I hit forecasting bullseyes often enough, this feat is just a cheap parlor trick for anyone even a little bit familiar with the Hidden Pivot Method....
Although I’ve projected a further 3.3% drop in the E-Mini S&Ps over the near-term, we should remain open to the possibility of a stock-market reversal on Tuesday that would kick off the increasingly prayed-for Santa rally/dead-cat...
Although stocks have taken an unpleasant hit since early October, the market is not exactly falling apart. Let your eyes take in the big picture shown in today’s chart (inset). It wouldn’t be stretching things visually to say the blue chip...
Index futures were groping for a bottom Sunday night, extending Friday’s losses by about a 35% on light volume. DaBoyz will have a chance to exhaust sellers at somewhat lower levels, since the Mini-Dow and the Mini S&P were within easy...
The Dow Industrials reversed 700 points yesterday, turning a morning disaster into an afternoon wilding spree that has the potential to end the week on a bullish note. The rally was purely technical, beginning as it did a millimeter...

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