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Tesla: Outselling BMW 4:1?

Tesla: Outselling BMW 4:1?

Yesterday —Aug. 31— the Nasdaq 100 was down almost 2%, biotech was slammed more than 3%, Netflix (NFLX) was trimmed 3%, but shares of Tesla (TSLA) held up rather well, off 0.5%. Future market leaders begin to outperform during bearish periods and Tesla may be showing signs of that potential.    The Tesla Model S is making an impact in Europe during a period when sales of larger luxury vehicles are soft. During the first half of 2015, BMW sold 2,284 units of their 7 Series in Europe, while...

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Could Big Economic Data Jolt Stocks This Week?

Could Big Economic Data Jolt Stocks This Week?

The bounce from last week’s awesome destruction in the S&P500 mini-futures (ES) stalled Monday at the 10-day moving average line, the first of the resistance levels we identified in our weekend report. The futures closed at 1969.25, down 20.50 points for the day and 129.25 points for the month, the biggest monthly loss in five years. Fear of slow growth in China continues to haunt many investors, although there should not be much market news out of China this week. The Chinese are...

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Learn How To Make Some Real Money Trading

Learn How To Make Some Real Money Trading

You can pretend to trade in the theoretical world but at some point if you want actual money, you are going to have to trade in the actual world.  You have a lot of things to consider.  Bid/ask spreads, volume, open interest and even regulatory issues.  There is FINRA regulation out there known as “PDT Margin requirement”.  PDT stands for “pattern day trader” and if you have less than $25,000 in your trading account, you should know this regulation.  For the full text please refer to this...

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Cash In On Aussie Rebound After China Meltdown

Cash In On Aussie Rebound After China Meltdown

Since the middle of May, AUD/USD has maintained a strong bearish stance that accelerated last week after the China stock market crisis.  The financial meltdown and global equity rout was alleviated after the PBOC intervened with equity purchases.  With the RBA decision behind us, we could see a strong bullish bounce here if price has two consecutive daily closes above the psychological .70 handle.    Price action on the AUD/USD daily chart shows that in the middle of July, the 50-day SMA...

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Pick Low Hanging Fruit To Profit: Here's How

Pick Low Hanging Fruit To Profit: Here's How

The bulk of our analysis focuses on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s weekly Commitment of Traders report. This report tracks the large position holders in every market broken down by, managed money, hedgers, index traders and small speculators. There are many ways to slice and parse this data.   We’ve found most of the low hanging fruit can be plucked using a simple combination of commercial traders’ sentiment combined with their nominal position relative to historical context....

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Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

In an August 22, 2015 interview, Egon von Greyerz, founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG and GoldSwitzerland predicted “the most incredible bull market” in precious metals in the coming months.   With stock markets around the world apparently collapsing and the gold market rallying, von Greyerz said, “The perfect storm has now started. . .and this storm will turn into a hurricane probably in the next two months.”   Greyerz expects to see all stock markets down at...

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Gold Will Soar: Driven By Largest Currency War Ever Seen

Gold Will Soar: Driven By Largest Currency War Ever Seen

  Is The Gold Bull Down For The Count? The person who lives by hope will die by despair.Italian Proverb Over the years we have frequently stated that every that every major bull market will experience at least one back breaking correction. Usually the correction culminates with a 50% pullback from the highs. In the case of Gold, this would equate to a pullback to $960.  The precious metal’s sector had a splendid lope that began in 2003 and ended with spectacular run in 2011.  To think that...

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Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid trading in the first few minutes that a market opens. The action is often volatile and seemingly unpredictable. May people wait for the first 15 minutes to pass to let the market “show its hand”. In this article, we are going to discuss an opportunity that occurs very close to the open; in some cases, giving a trade entry in the first minute.  This opportunity is one that you will be able to see quite clearly for yourself, if you take time over the...

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3 Steps To Improve Your Trading Profits

3 Steps To Improve Your Trading Profits

In this case study, Nathan overcame a common tendency and turned his trading around Nathan’s trading results fell short of his expectations.  Often, his first trades of the morning ended in losses, and this soured him for the rest of the day.  Nathan knew the problem had to be mental, but wasn’t sure where to start.   There are many reasons traders lose money.  How we think about those reasons and what we do about it can make all the difference.  Nathan’s Thinking Problem Nathan was...

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5 Trading Clichés: Fact Or Fantasy?

5 Trading Clichés: Fact Or Fantasy?

One of the joys of learning to trade is wading through so many diverse opinions about the markets, how they work and how you can trade them. In this article, we’ll look at 5 common trading clichés and try to figure out which are facts and which are fantasy. Secret price levels AKA Secrets of the “Pros” – this is one of my favorites. There are a few variations on this theme but the upshot is usually that there is a profit making “secret”. Not many people know about it but if you cross...

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The Shemitah Cycle: Is Another Crash Lurking?

The Shemitah Cycle: Is Another Crash Lurking?

Meaning the last year of a seven-year cycle in the Jewish calendar, the end of the past several Shemitahs have brought immense financial hardships to the world. The 1987 crash on Wall St. happened during Shemitah. The bond market was massacred in 1994. The 9/11 terror attacks happened in 2001 and the global economic crisis occurred in 2008. The Shemitah Year is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel and is still observed in...

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Flash Crash 2015: Did You Miss It?

Flash Crash 2015: Did You Miss It?

When markets opened on Monday, August 24, a slew of sell orders were already lined up, causing many computer systems to go haywire. Many brokers were locked out, and with market makers and specialists unwilling to take action, we saw enormous bid/ask spreads, stops being hit at very low levels, and frozen markets. This all occurred at the opening bell, and it was quickly fixed when some traders saw opportunity and dove right in on the buy side. This was flash crash 2015, and it happened so...

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Managing Trades with VantagePoint's Predicted Triple Crossover

Managing Trades with VantagePoint's Predicted Triple Crossover

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