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Japanese Nikkei 225 Index

Posted on: February 7th, 2014

The drop in US stocks since the start of 2014 is nothing compared to what’s going on in Japan. The Japanese benchmark Nikkei 225 index is off by 11% while the S&P 500 index is “only” down by 4%. It seems that where Japan goes, the United States f...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

Market’s Getting Close to a Tipping Point The S&P 500 probed that level once already this morning, with the day’s low coming in at 1737. The more times it hits that level without a real bounce off it, the greater the odds become that it’s goin...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

Markets Sending Ben Bernanke Out With a Bang The market’s record when January is in the red isn’t great, but isn’t decisive either: it’s almost exactly a 50-50 bet, according to the Stock Trader’s Almanac. But we’ve also been following all these e...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: January 26th, 2014

Global Woes Fail to Send Cash Into U.S. Stocks Further Selloff Could Put Stocks on Track for Correction ABREAST OF THE MARKET Some see declines as likely in the U.S. as well, at least in the near term. John Kosar, director of research at Asbury Re...
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CNBC’s Talking Numbers:
S&P 500 (SPX)

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

What it would take to get a ‘Santa Claus’ rally On Monday morning, December 16th, John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on CNBC’s Talking Numbers with host Brian Sullivan.  John pointed out that the bellwether S&P 500 is at an impor...

CNBC’s Futures Now

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on CNBC’s Futures Now on November 19th 2013 with host Jackie DeAngelis to discuss upcoming direction in the US stock market through year end, as well as a bigger picture look at 2014.
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Yahoo! Finance

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

Will an Extended Government Shutdown Mean Big Trouble for the US Dollar? The U.S. dollar is under pressure again today, fueled at least in part by the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Eric Rosengren, who said that the government shutdow...

Yahoo! Finance

Posted on: September 26th, 2013

The Exchange: The NASDAQ 100 Partying Like It’s 1999 The red highlights in the lower panel point out that, as of the close on Friday, the NASDAQ 100’s A/D Line is testing its March and August 2000 all-time high. The chart shows that this historic ...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: September 18th, 2013

If Fed Surprises, Some Chart Points to Watch   “At the end of the day, the market is the final arbiter,” Mr. Kosar (Director of Research) said. “Establishing some price levels [to watch] can help you determine if the market will continue its ...

Yahoo! Finance

Posted on: August 29th, 2013

Syria, Gold Prices and Asset Flows Much of the financial media’s focus during this low-volume, last week of summer has been on what appears to be an impending US military response in Syria, and its potential effect on asset prices. One such projec...

Yahoo! Finance

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

McDonalds: Are Investors Still Lovin’ It? The red highlights on the chart below point out that McDonalds’ (MCD) recent problems began between April 12th and July 12th, when the stock failed at four successive attempts to sustain an advance above i...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

Apple Shares Test $500 Carl Icahn picked the perfect time to talk up Apple Inc.AAPL +1.09% The stock was already on the verge of a big breakout, says Asbury Research director of research John Kosar, and Icahn just helped it along, paving the way f...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: June 21st, 2013

Gold’s Plunge Ain’t Over Yet “Markets typically move from trend, to indecision, to trend,” said John Kosar, director of research at Asbury Research. He said the sell off into mid April was the “trend,” the stabilization in prices between then and ...

CNBC’s Street Signs

Posted on: June 7th, 2013

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on CNBC's Street Signs on June 6th 2012 with host Brian Sullivan to discuss the current decline in the US stock market, how deep it is likely to be, and where the ...

Dow Jones Newswires

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013

Small-Cap Stocks Capped By Bearish Technical Overhang DOW JONES NEWSWIRES –A bearish technical overhang should keep a lid on further gains for the small-cap sector –The recent relative weakness in the small-cap ETF makes a bearish R...

John Kosar on CNBC’s Street Signs This Afternoon

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

John Kosar, Director of Research, will be appearing on CNBC’s Street Signs between 2:00 and 2:15 pm ET today, Wednesday April 17th (1:00-1:15 pm CT, 11:00-11:15 am PT). John and hosts Brian Sullivan and Mandy Drury will be discussing the rec...

Barron’s

Posted on: April 15th, 2013

Gold May Be Near the Bottom   Sentiment is as bearish as it has been in years.  Another sentiment read comes from the Commitments of Traders (COT) report compiled by the Commodity Futures trading Commission (CFTC). Commercial hedgers, which i...

Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart

Posted on: February 1st, 2013

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart on February 1st 2013 with hosts Adam Johnson and Alix Steel to discuss 1) how overhead resistance at Dow 14,000 may affect US stock market direction ...

Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart on November 14th 2012 with hosts Adam Johnson and Alix Steel to discuss Asbury Research’s outlook for the US stock market through Q4 2012 an...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: October 24th, 2012

“Apple shares are pretty close to that target, but not quite there,” said John Kosar, director of research at Asbury Research. “The $600-$605 range is a pretty important level. How Apple shares react in that range will be an indication of its next...

Bloomberg TV’s Street Smart

Posted on: September 11th, 2012

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on Bloomberg TV's Street Smart on September 11th 2012 with hosts Adam Johnson and Alix Steel to discuss Asbury Research’s outlook for the US stock market into Q4 2012 and into early 2013.

CNN Money

Posted on: August 8th, 2012

"Sustained market recoveries don't begin with a 15 VIX," said John Kosar, Director of Research at Asbury Research in Schaumburg, Ill. Any reading below 30 signals a relatively low level of fear in the markets. No one is too nervou...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

In a separate note this morning, John Kosar, director of research at Asbury Research, is also beating the same drum about the VIX. The fact that it hasn’t reached 30, which typically indicates an extreme in investor fear, suggests stocks haven’t b...

NASDAQ.com

Posted on: June 1st, 2012

Dow Slips Into Negative Territory For Year To Date

John Kosar, director of research at Asbury Research, said turning negative on the year is like a "dose of reality" for investors, but isn't necessarily a signal that th...

CNBC’s Street Signs

Posted on: May 15th, 2012

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on CNBC's Street Signs on May 15th 2012 with hosts Brian Sullivan and Mandy Drury to discuss Asbury Research's outlook for the US stock market through the remainder of Q2 and into ...

CNBC.com

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

Instant View: Jobless claims at 359,000 latest week

JOHN KOSAR, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH WITH ASBURY RESEARCH IN CHICAGO

"Looks like the market is a little disappointed. The bigger picture is not one disappointin...

CNBC Street Signs

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on CNBC’s Street Signs on March 27th 2012 with hosts Brian Sullivan and Mandy Drury to review Asbury’s August 10th 2011 call for an emerging bottom in the S&P 500 and subsequent  Oc...

CNN Money

Posted on: March 6th, 2012

"Nothing goes up forever. We had been expecting this for a couple of weeks," Kosar said. "It's just statistics. As fearless as investors have been lately, the fastest horses should crack first."

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Reuters

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012

Wall St Week Ahead: Stocks, the little engine that could Greece’s second bailout from the euro-zone countries will be in place once conditions are finalized. The first of the money can be paid out after the completion of a bond swap between ...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: February 7th, 2012

Considering the sharp rally to start the year, no one would be surprised if investors took some chips off the table and watched the market meander over the short term. That tends to happen after big gains.

But a number of analysts don't...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: January 31st, 2012

Morning MarketBeat: Welcome Back Europe By Steven Russolillo To be sure, the earnings picture still looks fuzzy. Corporate profits as a whole have been disappointing and the latest worry is more companies are slashing guidance rather than raising ...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: December 5th, 2011

As stocks add to last week’s sharp gains, investors are wondering whether the recent rally is sustainable.

The S&P 500 “must begin to consistently trade above 1265 resistance to confirm that it has been broken,” writes John Kosa...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: November 23rd, 2011

John Kosar, director of research at Asbury Research, pointed to another indicator of market breadth that also suggests additional declines could be in the offing. The 26-week new highs/new lows ratio for the NYSE Composite sits at...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: November 22nd, 2011

The S&P 500 has fallen 5.2% in the past five sessions, but even that’s not quite enough to pick a bottom.

Asbury Research’s John Kosar says almost every important bottom the past two years didn’t emerge until a key mark...

CNBC Street Signs

Posted on: November 10th, 2011

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on CNBC's Street Signs on November 9th 2011 with host Brian Sullivan to discuss crude oil prices' potential influence on future US stock market direction. Kosar ...

Fox Business

Posted on: October 28th, 2011

VIDEO: John Kosar, Director of Research, appeared on Fox Business on October 28th 2011 to discuss Asbury Research's outlook for the rest of 2011 based on the US stock market's relative performance versus Europe, a...

The Wall Street Journal

Posted on: October 12th, 2011

S&P 500 Soars to the Final Technical Countdown By Steven Russolillo As U.S. stocks have rallied sharply over the last week, chart watchers say the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is poised for a significant test.  From a technical point of vie...

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