On Demand

Selecting article types in this menu allows you to refine which articles will be shown on this page. If none are selected all articles will be shown.

Refine Articles
  • Tiled
  • List
  • FullScreen

Apple, Our Pick Then Is A Winner Now

Apple, Our Pick Then Is A Winner Now

Our end of September TraderPlanet article (published 9/29/2014) outlining our outlook for Apple (AAPL) served our traders well.  The text from the original article is here: The trend in AAPL is pointed higher in the daily and weekly time frames, which gives the larger bias clearly to the bulls.  With this as a starting point, dips to support can be viewed as buying opportunities.  Nearby support is 93.28 - 96.15.  The top of this zone of support was tested and held in September.  The lower...

Continue Reading

Where We Are Going We Don't Need Roads

Where We Are Going We Don't Need Roads

It feels as if we’ve been here before.  The previous forecast for a high to the right shoulder on 9/19/14 looked good, but it was obviously incorrect. The evidence pointing to that high was like a Ford Edsel compared to the Lamborghini-like evidence pointing to a top now – a Lamborghini powered by a flux capacitor! The Sept 9 breakdown from a flattened top counts 37 market days to the low on Oct 15. Thirty-seven market days later is Saturday, Nov 22. Lindsay wrote of a 107-day short-term...

Continue Reading

Understanding “Then” Might Help You Take Advantage Now

Understanding “Then” Might Help You Take Advantage Now

The recent whipsaw market has confused many traders and investors. Specifically, the rise and then fall in volatility is most puzzling. Do emotions and money swing that quickly?  On the spectrum of fear/greed, the money flows back and forth like a windshield wiper, but as the markets move higher and higher, the fear of losing gains becomes more pronounced than the fear of losing out on future gains. Back in mid-September, the VIX (aka the fear index) was coming in just above the yearly low...

Continue Reading

Finding Entry Into A Directional Trade

Finding Entry Into A Directional Trade

An important thing to remember is that my approach to directional trades is different when going into an earnings release cycle, rather than when outside of the earnings cycle.  Outside of the earnings cycle, other factors trigger my entries.  Those factors could be fundamental in nature, or they might be based on unusual options activity. Most of the time, however, my entry is based on a technical trigger, which might well be a combination of these factors.  An earnings play is much...

Continue Reading

What are the Masters of the Universe Buying?

What are the Masters of the Universe Buying?

You should never blindly follow the investment moves of anyone — not even Masters of the Universe like Carl Icahn or George Soros.   You never know what their investment game plan is or whether a stock position is part of a larger multi-stock trade. That said, I do consider “guru” trades a nice starting point for further research.  If investors I respect and follow are piling into a stock, then it’s worth investigating.  So, without further ado, let’s see what the gurus are buying today. ...

Continue Reading

Playing Precious Metals And Not Losing Your Shirt

Playing Precious Metals And Not Losing Your Shirt

The precious metals markets, namely gold and silver, offer traders the allure of large profits.  However, high margins and unpredictable volatility are often too much for the average retail trader to handle.  Likewise, using unleveraged alternatives, such as the ETF, GLD, forces traders to face other obstacles, including inefficient price movement and hidden costs.  There are some alternative lower risk products available to those interested in dipping their toe into metals trading, but...

Continue Reading

Track The Dark Pools With The Balance Of Power (BOP) Indicator

Track The Dark Pools With The Balance Of Power (BOP) Indicator

The most challenging aspect of the automated-order marketplace is to find an indicator that can reveal where the Dark Pools are accumulating a stock over time, and which stocks they are quietly rotating out of to lower their held shares of a required chartered stock. Rotation and accumulation are hidden these days on Dark Pool venues that do not show the huge lot orders moving through the automated system. Before the year 2005, giant lot orders were either handled by market makers on the...

Continue Reading

The Consumer May Be Feeling Better this Holiday Season

The Consumer May Be Feeling Better this Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner. Traders and economic watchers will be closely watching the Retail Sector given the dismal turnout by consumers in recent years. The XRT (SPDR S&P Retail ETF) peaked in 2013 and since has traded sideways, until today.  There are clues that this year may be a different season for both the consumer and retailers alike, and traders will be following the XRT to signal a breakout.  Figure 1, Weekly Chart of the XRT (SPDR S&P 500 Retail ETF)  ...

Continue Reading

Growing CRO Industry & Acquisition of Covance (CVD) Put INC Research IPO in Spotlight

Growing CRO Industry & Acquisition of Covance (CVD) Put INC Research IPO in Spotlight

In a very busy week for IPOs, one deal that stands out from the pack is INC Research (INCR), a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that solely focuses on conducting Phase 1 to Phase 4 clinical trials for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Its 8.1 million share IPO is expected to price on November 6 within a range of $17-$20, and then open for trading the following morning. There are a few primary aspects to this deal that caught my attention. First, from a fundamental...

Continue Reading

The Indian Rupee And The Euro Carry Trade

The Indian Rupee And The Euro Carry Trade

Since the beginning of this year, the Indian rupee has rallied 8% against the euro after hitting a record low of INR/Euro 85. Investors bought rupees amid a renewed confidence in the newly-elected Modi government, while selling euros, as the European Central Bank gets ready to implement its quantitative easing policy. Our analysis suggests the INR/Euro exchange rate will rally to 70-to-1 over the next two years, from 77-to-1 today. Given this, we recommend a long position in the rupee,...

Continue Reading

Positive Data, Buy The January E-mini S&P 500

Positive Data, Buy The January E-mini S&P 500

Thursday morning brought a few more bits of positive data for the U.S. economy. Jobless Claims came in down 2,000 from the week prior at 291,000. For ten straight weeks, Jobless Claims have been under 300,000, a sign that the labor market is continuing to improve. The better number may be 73,000. That is the amount that continuing claims dropped, to 2.33 million the lowest level since late 2000. Its déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra once said. Investors and traders will be looking at...

Continue Reading

Take The Trading Challenge and Win

Take The Trading Challenge and Win

In trading, as in the long race, the turtle consistently beats the hare. In last week’s article about overtrading, I noted that in a study of 66,000 active traders, only those whose trading frequency was in the bottom quintile (80% less than the busiest traders), were able to beat the S&P 500. In active trading, why would less be so much more? Brain research on peak performance in athletes points us toward an interesting answer. Trading, AnExtreme Sport? Most coaches advise their...

Continue Reading
View Video
Stocks

How To Spot Highly Profitable Stock Setups In The Market

How To Spot Highly Profitable Stock Setups In The Market

View Video
Forex

Trading Forex Cross Pairs with VantagePoint's Neural Index

Trading Forex Cross Pairs with VantagePoint's Neural Index

View Video
Futures/Commodities

Opportunity in the Grains, Softs, and Energy Markets ...

Opportunity in the Grains, Softs, and Energy Markets ...

Membership is Free. Join Now in less than 5 seconds! Alternatively Join or Sign In here.