Vermilion Research

Vermilion Research delivers timely, actionable, and unique research inputs to professional investors. Our research strategists highlight securities which we believe are at major inflection points, based on our various proprietary technical indicators, and offer asymmetric risk/return profiles. We believe our research methodology, which is not limited by industry sector or market capitalization, enables us to deliver superior investment recommendations.

Our process begins by organizing all actively traded stocks into coherent sectors, then into logical industry groups. We then apply our proprietary relative strength tools to identify developing price trends. Once attractive trends are identified within a selected sectors or groups, we screen for individual stocks which we believe offer the best risk/reward profile. Vermilion offers U.S. and global equity market research products. Vermilion’s research team, which has received numerous awards and accolades, has a combined 70 year of experience in the analysis of investment securities.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vital Signs: Actionable charts

Key Points: Value related names are improving vs. the previous momentum/growth areas of the market. Many areas that have underperformed are now showing leadership characteristics. Many banks and thrifts have developed bullish ascending triangles and are hitting multi-month RS highs. (ex. WFC, CIT, CMA, KEY, WBS, FITB, HWC, HBAN, FHN, and WD) Consumer Discretionary is reversing price and RS downtrends and we believe the laggards and those that were subject to Covis-19 closings are going to show near-term outperformance as investors play leap frog into the down and out areas of the market. (ex. ...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Int'l Compass: Global Equity Strategy

Still Bullish, But Extended Near-Term Global equities continue to trend higher following breakouts that have occurred during the past two weeks. Over this timeframe we have been recommending adding exposure to cyclical Sectors and, despite them getting near-term extended, we believe these upside moves are likely just getting going. Additionally, the US dollar is breaking below support and EM equities are breaking above resistance, only adding to our bullish outlook on global equities. · US Dollar Breakdown & Its Implications On Global Equities. The US dollar (DXY) broke below its 200...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Short Shots: Technically Vulnerable Stocks

Short Shots is a collection of technically vulnerable charts culled from the Negative Inflecting and Toppy columns within our Weekly Compass report or from various technical screening processes. The charts contained in this report have developed concerning technical patterns that suggest further price deterioration is likely. For these reasons Short Shots can also be a great source of ideas for investors interested in short-selling candidates.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Booster Shots: Attractive bottom-fishing stocks

For investors looking for bottom-fishing candidates; stocks that are breaking downtrends, exhibiting ascending reaction lows, and showing stabilizing relative strength.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

Bulls Remain In Control It is hard to believe the market is within reach of its prior highs considering everything that has transpired this year: rioting/looting, a global pandemic, historic unemployment levels, and rising US-China tensions. The market is looking past these concerns in favor of the positives, namely: historic fiscal and monetary support, reopening the economy/flattening the curve, COVID-19 vaccine/treatment hopes, and low rates. As long as the breakouts that we highlighted last week (and again below) continue to hold, a bullish stance is appropriate. Below we highlight reason...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Int'l Insights: Bullish Stocks

Buy Gold And The Gold Miners · Gold Price. The price of gold remains on bullish short- and long-term trajectories with the uptrend that began in 2018 still intact. Short-term, gold is holding above base support near $1680 and we see the 2011 highs of $1900 as an achievable target price in the coming months. · We believe gold miners are likely to benefit from continued higher gold prices. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) depicts this opportunity, as current prices are offering a great entry point for both short- and long-term investors. When these short- and long-term ti...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vital Signs: Actionable charts

In this product we rank the most positive and negative domestic stocks, filter the symbols by market-cap and trading volume, and then divide the companies into sectors and groups. We then manually look through charts leadership/changes, bottoms-up/top-down ideas, short-term patterns that may have long-term significance, etc. We believe you will find this product valuable as significant price and relative moves begin in the daily charts.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Booster Shots: Attractive bottom-fishing stocks

For investors looking for bottom-fishing candidates; stocks that are breaking downtrends, exhibiting ascending reaction lows, and showing stabilizing relative strength.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

Market In “Wait-And-See” Phase We started to see waning upside momentum in the S&P 500 last week with the rising wedge breakdown and 2760 support level violation on Tuesday. Despite this, there was no downside follow through the following day as investors digested a new $484B fiscal relief package. This led to the S&P 500 finding support at 2725-2735 which leads us to where we are now -- testing recent highs. We see waning upside momentum and several aspects continue to suggest the S&P 500 remains vulnerable to a pullback, but the market is simply not breaking down. We believe some near-term ...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Insights: Bullish Stocks

Video Game Stocks Breaking Out; Buy SE-US, EA-US, ATVI-US, ZNGA-US, CDR-PL, UBI-FR, and 9697-JP Video game stocks have been a major focus of ours for several months with the space outperforming the broad market amid the coronavirus pandemic. The stay at home theme remains in full force and with most of the space breaking out simultaneously, it gives us added confidence that price and RS appreciation is likely just getting started. · We believe the strength in video game stocks is not a flash in the pan. These companies are getting a boost from consumers staying at home, but we believ...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vital Signs: Actionable charts

Key Points: Value related names are improving vs. the previous momentum/growth areas of the market. Many areas that have underperformed are now showing leadership characteristics. Many banks and thrifts have developed bullish ascending triangles and are hitting multi-month RS highs. (ex. WFC, CIT, CMA, KEY, WBS, FITB, HWC, HBAN, FHN, and WD) Consumer Discretionary is reversing price and RS downtrends and we believe the laggards and those that were subject to Covis-19 closings are going to show near-term outperformance as investors play leap frog into the down and out areas of the market. (ex. ...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Int'l Compass: Global Equity Strategy

Still Bullish, But Extended Near-Term Global equities continue to trend higher following breakouts that have occurred during the past two weeks. Over this timeframe we have been recommending adding exposure to cyclical Sectors and, despite them getting near-term extended, we believe these upside moves are likely just getting going. Additionally, the US dollar is breaking below support and EM equities are breaking above resistance, only adding to our bullish outlook on global equities. · US Dollar Breakdown & Its Implications On Global Equities. The US dollar (DXY) broke below its 200...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Short Shots: Technically Vulnerable Stocks

Short Shots is a collection of technically vulnerable charts culled from the Negative Inflecting and Toppy columns within our Weekly Compass report or from various technical screening processes. The charts contained in this report have developed concerning technical patterns that suggest further price deterioration is likely. For these reasons Short Shots can also be a great source of ideas for investors interested in short-selling candidates.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Booster Shots: Attractive bottom-fishing stocks

For investors looking for bottom-fishing candidates; stocks that are breaking downtrends, exhibiting ascending reaction lows, and showing stabilizing relative strength.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

Bulls Remain In Control It is hard to believe the market is within reach of its prior highs considering everything that has transpired this year: rioting/looting, a global pandemic, historic unemployment levels, and rising US-China tensions. The market is looking past these concerns in favor of the positives, namely: historic fiscal and monetary support, reopening the economy/flattening the curve, COVID-19 vaccine/treatment hopes, and low rates. As long as the breakouts that we highlighted last week (and again below) continue to hold, a bullish stance is appropriate. Below we highlight reason...

Vital Signs: Energy shares breaking out

​In this product we rank the most positive and negative domestic stocks, filter the symbols by market-cap and trading volume, and then divide the companies into Sectors and Groups. We then manually analyze the charts of the filtered names for technical significance: breakouts/breakdowns, Sector/Group themes, relative strength leadership changes, bottoms-up/top-down ideas, short-term patterns that may have long-term significance, etc. We believe you will find this product valuable as significant price and relative moves begin in the daily charts. 

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