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I have spent the over 40 years trading stocks, options, futures on and off the trading floor. My nickname, "Slim" came from my trading floor badge, SLM. Currently, I'm an on-air host providing daily analysis and commentary on the financial markets and Coaching/Consulting for Hedge ... more


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AskSlim Market Week - Friday, August 17
The stock market waffled this week and the focus on the market was on Turkey yet the market ended the week unchanged while the commodities markets had problems of its own.
This Week In Stocks- Sunday, August 12
Our analysis of the S&P 500 is for stocks to trade in a range, with downside risk increasing in the coming weeks as the current minor cycle comes to completion. We will keep an eye on the 2821 level, which is the bottom of our minor support zone.
AskSlim Market Week - Friday, August 10
The stock market had another mixed week as investors ignored geopolitics but on Friday buyers went away for the weekend early.
AskSlim Market Week - Friday, August 3
The stock market was choppy this week. Traders did hear bad news and sold off some but markets recovered as you can't keep this bull market down.
AskSlim Market Week - Sunday, July 29
We expect that this week the SPX will likely begin the rising phase for the next cycle. While we recognize that the overall pattern is bullish, we focus on resistance at 2848 and 2873.
AskSlim Market Week - Friday, July 27
The stock market continued its winning ways this week but drooping on Friday. Overall, positive earnings have buoyed the stock market despite disappointing earnings from stocks like Facebook and Whirlpool.
Short Term View - AskSlim
We take a closer look at the weekly and daily charts of the S&P 500, Russell and Nasdaq indices.
This Week In Stocks - July 21
Our analysis of the S&P 500 this week is for a brief correction to the 23% Fibonacci retracement at 2787. After that, we expect the move higher to continue.
AskSlim Market Week - Friday, July 20
The stock market moved modestly this week as buyers shrugged off tariff news. The FAANG stocks chopped around as sector rotation came into play and earnings season begins in earnest.
This Week In Stocks - July 15
Our analysis of the S&P 500 is for a minor pullback in the stock market before resuming what will likely be a move to new highs. More specifically, for next week we expect a move lower to 2760, which is a rising Fibonacci level.
AskSlim Market Week - Friday, July 13
The markets only experienced temporary jitters this week due to tariff news as earnings beginning to ramp up. The correction period that we were looking for has passed and short term we see favorable formations on the charts.
This Week In Stocks - July 8
Our analysis of the S&P 500 is for stocks to rise as high as the 78% Fibonacci extension at 2772. We then expect it to fail as the declining phase of the market cycle begins to exert its influence over the next week and a half.
Slim's Charts - Introduction
Cycles exist on 80% of the charts that we review and the cycles give insight into sentiment and direction from the flow of money.
FV This Week In Stocks - July 1
Our analysis of the S&P 500 is for stocks to continue their move lower. We believe that the SPX​ is in the declining phase of its current market cycle. It will likely continue this move, with 2670 as as a conservative projection.
Ask Slim Market Week - Friday, June 29
The stock market declined throughout most of the week until oil got a bid and drove energy stocks higher. Financials also helped lift markets slightly but the market seems weak and likely to correct after the holiday.
This Week In Stocks - June 24
Our analysis is that the S&P 500 will attempt to rally to 2775, but then fail and decline to the 2742 area. A break below 2742 would increase downside risks significantly. In the following weeks, we expect more downside, a decline of 75-125 points.
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