Volatility Index (VIX) at an extreme low of 9.77

Is this the calm before the storm?

VIX at an extreme low of 9.77

6-Year VIX Chart

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/vix.asp

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S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

The winner is the technology sector which is up +14.11% ytd

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance

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French CAC 40 Index monthly chart (1991-2017)

French CAC 40 Index showing the breakout on Friday.

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West texas Intermediate plunges 4.81% through $47 support

There is some support around $45 but the near-term downtrend will test major support around $43

West Texas Intermediate 8-Month Daily Chart

West Texas Intermediate 8-Month Daily Chart

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TSX Index will test support around 15,300

TSX Index down 146 points today with oil, metals and gold leading the plunge.

TSX Index down 146 points today with oil, metals and gold leading the plunge.

TSX Index 8-Month Daily Chart

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Shopify (Shop) chart showing the intermediate uptrend

I featured Shopify at $26.82 on March 8, 2016. Now at $75.95

Shopify daily candlestick chart showing the intermediate uptrend.

Shopify Daily Candlestick Chart

Reference my post from March 8, 2016 when it was trading for $26.82: “Shopify upgraded with a $35 price target. Breakout at $24. Near-term uptrend and momentum indicators confirming the move.”

Update May 2, 2017: Shopify reports first quarter results – Revenue +75%

Update May 3, 2017, Financial Post article: Why investors should stick with the ‘hot hand’ that is Shopify Inc.

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Adjusted or unadjusted charts in stockcharts.com?

Stockcharts.com displays adjusted charts as a default. The data is adjusted by adding dividends back into the stock price. When a company pays a relatively high dividend, this has a dramatic impact on the weekly chart. It is my opinion that unadjusted charts should be used in technical analysis. The following three-year weekly charts for Dream Office REIT highlight the impact of using adjusted charts. What chart would you use for your chart analysis? Or, does it matter?

Dream Office REIT 3-Year Weekly adjusted chart

Dream Office REIT 3-Year Weekly adjusted chart

http://stockcharts.com/articles/mailbag/2014/11/what-is-the-difference-between-adjusted-and-unadjusted-data.html?

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The following chart uses unadjusted data and this is the chart I would use for my technical analysis

Dream Office REIT 3-Year weekly unadjusted Chart

Dream Office REIT 3-Year weekly unadjusted Chart

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