Price Headley

Price Headley

Price Headley was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the Founder and President of BigTrends.com, which has been providing investors with real-time stock and options strategies (including trade recommendation newsletters) since 1999. Price is one of the nation's most well-known experts on options trading and technical analysis. He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg Television, and in a variety of print and online financial news outlets. He is a member of the Market Technicians Association, is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) charterholder. Timer Digest recognized the success of BigTrends.com's investment strategies by ranking Price among the Top 10 Market Timers for stock market timing. Price is also the author of the Amazon.com Investing best-seller, Big Trends in Trading.

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Small, But Growing, Reasons To Be Concerned Here – Weekly Market Outlook

Stocks may have technically made a fourth straight weekly gain last week, but the real story was the incredibly quiet, flat market action.  We’ll delve into overall stock market index analysis, and some factors that have us concerned despite the overall bullish trend momentum picture, after we take a look at the recent and upcoming [...]

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Will The Bounce Have Legs? – Weekly Market Outlook

Although the market technically lost ground last week, between Wednesday’s and Thursday’s back-to-back intraday reversal bars and Friday’s strong bullish follow-through, stocks ended the week on such a positive note that it’s tough not to be at least a little bullish now.  And, given that all big trends start out as small ones, Friday’s bullish [...]

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Warning Alarm Or Healthy Pullback? – Weekly Market Outlook 9.29.14

The BigTrends TrendScore is a daily reading on the bullish/ bearish level of various market assets – it uses the S&P 500 Index (SPX) (SPY) as a proxy for the broad market.  The SPY Trend-Score fell out of the bullish range for the first time since early/mid August on last Thursday, but did close back into bullish territory on Friday. To some [...]

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Walking A Fine Line Here – Weekly Market Outlook

In retrospect, last week’s bounce wasn’t have been a total surprise.  Most of the market’s major indices were approaching major support levels, as we’ve previously discussed.  Will the momentum continue or will the bearish volatility return? We’ll look into that, right after a quick look at all of last week’s and this week’s economic numbers. [...]

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Valuation Trepidation – Weekly Market Outlook

Ouch.  Not that traders didn’t have an inkling the market was overbought and perhaps poised for stumble, but few saw coming the suddenness and size of Thursday’s drubbing.  However it materialized, we have no choice but to at least entertain the possibility that this is the beginning of a much more significant pullback. We’ll slice [...]

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Key SPX & VIX Levels To Watch Here – Weekly Market Outlook

Even with last week’s losses, there’s a glimmer of hope for this overbought market.  And with the onset of earnings season, anything is still possible.  Just know that the deck is still stacked against stocks here.  They reminded everyone last week that no rally can last forever.  The good news is, there are some clear [...]

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9 Weeks (And Counting) Of Treading Water – Weekly Market Outlook

Part of the market’s current stagnation can be chalked up to the time of year… the coming summer doldrums.  Another part of it, however, stems from the fact that traders are simply unsure of what to think here.  The good news is, the floors and ceilings are pretty clear.  The challenge is, there’s no particular [...]

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BigTrends 2014 Kentucky Derby Picks & Analysis

Editors Note: Tomorrow afternoon, the 140th Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs.  For the last three years Price Headley and Moby Waller of BigTrends.com has shared their Kentucky Derby picks with the CBOE Option Hub.  Price lives two furlongs from the backstretch, some think he could be a “horse-whisperer”.  The Derby sneaks up [...]

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Approaching Key Downside Levels – Weekly Market Outlook

How do you put last week in perspective?  “The worst week since May of 2012″ should do the trick.  On second thought, maybe even that doesn’t do it justice. You may recall that in May of 2012, the United States was posting some terribly alarming job-growth figures (just 69,000 non-farm jobs were created that month), while Europe’s [...]

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Cautiously Bullish & Watch The VIX – Weekly Market Outlook

Technically speaking, the bulls remained in charge last week, even with the sizeable pullback late Friday.  But, it was such a low-volume feeble effort we may as well not even count it.  The S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) closed up 1.05 points (+0.005%), telling us nothing about traders’ intentions or mindset over the past few days. [...]

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Earnings Season Off To Shaky Start – Weekly Market Outlook

The pessimism that was killing stocks early last week ended up being replaced by optimism on Thursday and Friday, fueled by progress on the budget debate going on in Washington D.C.  Despite the strong end to the week, however, it’s still too soon to get blindly bullish – most everything still depends on politics, which [...]

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A September To Remember? – Weekly Market Outlook

When the market made a gain two weeks ago, it could be chalked up to a blip.  It was only a 1.3% advance, and didn’t wipe away the prior week’s loss.  After last week’s 2.0% jump, however, the bulls have a much stronger case.  Anything’s still possible, mind you, but from a momentum-watcher’s perspective the [...]

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Conflicting Signals – Weekly Market Outlook

Kudos to the bulls.  At the beginning of last week it looked like the bears were finally going to push the market past the point of no return.  By Thursday of last week though, it became clear the market wasn’t ready to give in just yet. That late-in-the-week save doesn’t inherently mean the market has [...]

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Normal Correction Underway?

One weekly loss for the market can be dismissed.  Two weekly losses, however, is something to be concerned about… especially when the pullback unfurled under the circumstances from last week.  Stocks were already vulnerable, but last week’s tumble crossed some bearish lines that are going to be very tough to uncross. A closer look at [...]

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How Low Can The VIX Go – Weekly Market Outlook

Despite a couple of intra-week tumbles, the bulls managed to stage enough of a recovery late Friday to pull the market back to what was basically a break-even for the week…. a microcosm of the bigger indecision that’s surrounding stocks right now.  The bigger-picture momentum is still bullish, even if the market is overbought.  On [...]

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Can The Bulls Keep Momentum As Earnings Season Begins – Weekly Market Outlook

Although the 4th of July meant a break for trading in the middle of last week, the bulls were still able to create some fireworks.  Stocks advanced 1.6% last week, and made some important (even if subtle) technical progress by doing so.  It may still be a little premature to assume the market’s fully back [...]

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SPX Breaks Some Key Levels – Weekly Market Outlook

Despite Friday’s modest bounce, last week’s price action was clearly an unexpected blow to the market.  There’s still a smidgen of a chance stocks could recover without doling out the normal-sized bull market correction (a completely temporary event, by the way), but it’s going to have to do a lot of work – and soon [...]

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VIX Trending Higher – Weekly Market Outlook

Despite a convincing reversal of a budding downtrend the week before, last week’s bullish effort fizzled.  Although it’s pretty clear the indices have been unable to fight their way back above a key ceiling, it’s equally clear the bulls have drawn a line in the sand at a key support level. We’ll look at how [...]