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When the Experts Just Don't Know!

When the Experts Just Don't Know!

When the market move to extremes (up or down) we often search for the counsel of someone who can offer some advice, or at the very least put some sense on the moves.  Yet, with the enormous moves up, down and then back up again just in the last six weeks we still find ourselves searching for answers.  Even the ones 'in the know' are dumbfounded.  This is why the market action will give you all the answers you need to create a picture of forward progress.  I'm not trying to spin bullish...

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Crude Oil Stuck In Two Week Trading Range

Crude Oil Stuck In Two Week Trading Range

September Crude Oil grinded lower on Thursday, July 21, 2016 making a new low for the week at 44.52 but it was unable to get below the 44.42 low established on July 11th. Crude Oil is still in its 2 week trading range and it would take a close below 44.31 (the 21 WMA) to create a path to 41.64 (the 50 WMA), in my opinion. Support on the daily chart comes in at 44.26 (the 100 DMA) and then 43.03 (the May 10 low) and 42.50 (the April 26 low). Crude did make an attempt during the Wednesday...

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12 Point Guide to Choosing the Best Stocks

12 Point Guide to Choosing the Best Stocks

Before investing in a stock, it is important to do your homework. There are so many choices and variables to consider and it is easy to become overwhelmed and make mistakes. While there isn’t a perfect recipe for success, having a guide to follow and knowing the right questions to ask before handing over your hard earned money, will help you to make well-informed choices. It will also greatly increase your chance of making the right investment. Below is a list of twelve questions you...

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Watch This resistance in Euro Stoxx 50

Watch This resistance in Euro Stoxx 50

We have been watching for lower highs and signs of downward continuation in European stock indices this summer. Consistent with our recent forecasts for the London FTSE and the German DAX, we also see a potentially bearish pattern developing in the Euro Stoxx 50 Index. The index includes 50 of the most liquid stocks throughout the Eurozone and comprises a majority of the market capitalization in the Eurozone, making it a good barometer for the region as a whole. Unlike the FTSE and the...

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Collect Premium: Play An E-Mini Strangle

Collect Premium: Play An E-Mini Strangle

The strong upside move in the equity markets has not slowed down this week. We continue to see new highs put in the market without much resistance. The S&P seems to still be embracing the low interest rate environment.  I’m not quite sure if there is anything out there right now that will keep a cap on the market over the next few weeks. I’ve stated previously that I think there will be a correction of some sort, some time down the road.  My gut feeling is that it will occur in late...

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Forex: How bad do You Want to Boost Your Confidence In Trading Forex.

Forex: How bad do You Want to Boost Your Confidence In Trading Forex.

‘’One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation’’--Arthur Ashe There are no doubt that most of us traders and investors are still finding it difficult to deal with the pressure of the market. Especially when you are a Day-trader- there is always an urgent need for you to make quick decisions. Still on the market pressure, do you think you can make that right decisions with a fearful mind? No. But rather, you could make a better decision...

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Russell 2000 Is Key to Next Wave Higher

Russell 2000 Is Key to Next Wave Higher

The Russell 2000 is testing key resistance and a move over this resistance zone is key to the next rally leg in the stock market.  Here’s what you need to know. Click here to watch a video explaining how to read markets using volume at price. The bias in the $RUT is bullish as it tests key upside resistance at 1205 – 1212.8.  A move above this zone is needed to fuel another leg higher in the stock market.  There is support on any pullback at 1191.  A move by the $RUT above this key...

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Is Your Morning Coffee Robbing Your Retirement?

Is Your Morning Coffee Robbing Your Retirement?

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.  Saadi Towards the end of last year, we published an article titled  Americans favour coffee to stock market investing where we demonstrated that an overwhelming majority drink coffee as opposed to investing in the stock market’ 61% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis as opposed to the 48% that invest in the market. On aannual...

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Characteristics of Winning Small Caps Before They Make Their Explosive Moves

Characteristics of Winning Small Caps Before They Make Their Explosive Moves

Most of the small caps that performed the best included the following characteristics:  Healthy markets in an uptrend, part of an industry group leading the market and superior fundamentals and technicals.   Although many winners had weak fundamentals and strong technicals, such as biotech, and some had strong fundamentals and weak technicals, your odds for profitable trades improve when you have a small cap that has both strong fundamentals and technicals. For fundamentals, the obvious...

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Two Important Reasons Why Option Traders Fail

Two Important Reasons Why Option Traders Fail

Options.  They’re supposed to deliver you 1000% returns overnight, week after week right? That’s what a lot of these internet trading “gurus” will tell you anyway…  But the reality is far different. Options are a zero-sum game. When one person wins, another loses. The winners are few. First you have the highly efficient market makers. These guys set market prices through their expertise in the Black-Scholes model used to derive an option’s price. They win in the long-term by controlling...

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Supply, Demand and Expectations - The Energy Report 07/22/16

Supply, Demand and Expectations - The Energy Report 07/22/16

Oil prices are testing key support levels as they try to balance supply versus demand and demand expectations. Supply seems to be speaking for itself as combined, all U.S. crude oil and refined product stocks are at 2.08 billion barrels, an all-time high. But demand is near all-time highs as well. The American Petroleum Institute reported record June gasoline consumption in the U.S. The API, according to Bloomberg News, said that demand for gasoline rose 2.7 percent from a year earlier to...

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Has the Convention Impacted the Markets? E-mini Technical Trading Levels

Has the Convention Impacted the Markets? E-mini Technical Trading Levels

SHORT-TERM (today and 5 days out) For Thursday, 2158.25 can contain selling into later next week, above which 2189.00 is expected over this time horizon. Upside today, 2175.25 can contain initial strength, while pushing (especially opening) above 2175.25 allows 2189.00 intraday, able to contain buying into later next week and the level to settle above for yielding the targeted 2228.25 formation over the same time horizon. Downside Thursday, breaking/opening below 2158.25 allows 2145.00...

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