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Brace For More Stock Market Volatility

Brace For More Stock Market Volatility

Last week Well, it was fun while it lasted. The S&P500, the large-cap index, had a nice little mid-summer rally going at the start of the week, up about 90 points in eight days, moving from the low end of the three-month channel to make a two-month high last Monday, just a couple of points below the all-time record. Sweet summer. And then it fell apart. There were new concerns, based not on events in Greece but in China, where the Chinese government announced figures for its gold...

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US Stocks Are Near A Low: Here's Why

US Stocks Are Near A Low: Here's Why

The Hybrid Lindsay forecast calling for a high in the Dow near Wednesday (July 15) of that week (A Low In The Dow: A Long Hot July) was successful even if a day early. Although both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ continued their advance until the following Monday, the Dow Industrials index printed its high on July 16. That week’s Commentary also mentioned the forecast for a low during the period July 24-31. Let’s see how that is developing. The Dow is down 3.04% since the July 16 high. Last...

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Selling Has Been Fast And Furious In Metals

Selling Has Been Fast And Furious In Metals

Hi traders from all over the world! How are you doing? I hope you are ready for a most exceptional and exciting week ahead.   I want to give you a quick overview and glance at METALS this week to give you an idea of what I’m thinking.   I am bearish on Silver and Gold for the next few weeks actually. There has been some serious selling in both the SLV and GLD ETFs.  The selling has been pretty fast and furious even though many envision a beautiful and bright future on metals.   I do agree...

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Google And Apple Earnings: Time To Buy?

Google And Apple Earnings: Time To Buy?

So Google barely meets earnings expectations, misses on revenues and jumps 16% post earnings, while Apple also beats earnings and revenues but drops 6%.  The bi-polar reaction to similar results has less to do with the actual earnings and more to do with timing, psychology and expectations. What gives here?  We find the answers lie in options and expectations.  Simply put, when implied volatility rises sharply in front of an event the expectation for big movement (volatility) is high, and...

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Chinese Baidu: Brace For More Losses (BIDU)

Chinese Baidu: Brace For More Losses (BIDU)

Since the Greek crisis has been averted (Ha!), we can now get back to business.  China has its own set of issues that eclipses the Greek problems by orders of magnitude.  China’s potential pitfalls include: a massive housing bubble, commodity prices cratering, and a very tenuous stock market whose growth has been driven by under-capitalized, over-leveraged, retail traders, many of whom have very little exposure to trading.  Let’s find a Chinese company who is reporting earnings that has...

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IPOs: Watch This Healthy Pet Food Maker

IPOs: Watch This Healthy Pet Food Maker

Before the market opens on Wednesday, July 22, healthy pet product maker Blue Buffalo Pet Products’ (BUFF) 29.5 million share IPO is expected to price within a range of $16-$18. The lead underwriters on the deal are JP Morgan and Citigroup. BUFF’s IPO comes on the heels of another healthy pet food IPO, Freshpet (FRPT), which went public on November 7, 2014. Taking a look back on how that IPO fared, its’ 10.4 million share IPO priced at $15, above the $12-$14 range, but then slid lower over...

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Tanger (SKT): A Bargain For Income Investors

Tanger (SKT): A Bargain For Income Investors

  Why Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT) Is a Bargain for Income Investors With global interest rates still near record lows (the German ten-year yield is at 0.8%, while the U.S. ten year yield is at 2.3%, income investors face a difficult time finding meaningful yields in bond products or high-dividend stocks without taking substantial risks.  Should inflation unexpectedly rise later this year, bond prices would also underperform. Based on my macroeconomic analysis, there remains pockets...

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New Era For US Stocks: Adapt Or Die

New Era For US Stocks: Adapt Or Die

It is no secret to investors that we are living in unprecedented times. At no time in history have so many governments around the globe engaged so actively in the printing of money to counteract and essentially monetize away the effects of the glut of debt that led to the 2008 global financial crisis. This wave of liquidity has in turn distorted markets in a way that has made navigating today’s stock market a frequently trying and frustrating affair for investors relying on static,...

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Algorithmic Trading: What You Need To Know

Algorithmic Trading: What You Need To Know

What are Automated Futures Trading Systems? Often referred to as algorithmic trading systems, or simply algos, an automated futures trading system is a defined set of technical rules and parameters that ultimately determine entry and exit points for a given contract.  In the event that all of the stipulated technical events occur, a buy or sell signal is created and a trade is automatically executed without human intervention.   Simply put, it is trading on autopilot. Each system is...

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3 Problem Trading Behaviors: How To Solve Them

3 Problem Trading Behaviors: How To Solve Them

It’s worth reminding ourselves that every trader is responsible for their trading actions and behavior. How we behave or act (i.e., what we do or don’t do) when trading will largely determine our trading success.  Here are 3 common day trading problems related to how traders act.  Left untamed, they will lead to failure.  All are within the control of the trader and can, therefore, be corrected. Problem Behavior #1: Trading Without a Game Plan Traders coming into the trading day without a...

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How To Develop True Trading Confidence

How To Develop True Trading Confidence

Brett found trading confidence elusive.  "If only I was more confident, I'd be a better trader," Brett explained.  What might cultivate more confidence?  "Making more winning trades, of course."  Sorry, that’s the wrong answer. The Source of True Trading Confidence Trading confidence doesn’t come from the number of winning trades, how much money was won, or other ‘statistical’ measures.  True trading confidence comes from mastering the various skills needed to read the market and execute...

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Weak Earnings Murder US Stock Prices

Weak Earnings Murder US Stock Prices

The second quarter earnings season isn’t working very well for US stocks. The big hitters like Caterpillar and 3M followed IBM in reporting earnings that disappointed the Street and murdered the stock price. The Dow traded below the opening price for the year, and dragged the S&P and the index futures (ES) down with it. The S&P500 mini-futures (ES) spent most of the day in red numbers, pushed down by brutal earnings reports and the good-news-is-bad-news influence of dramatically...

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