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Another Reason This Bull Market Will Not Buckle Soon

Another Reason This Bull Market Will Not Buckle Soon

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.Billie Jean King  Over 50% of Americans don’t have enough money to invest in stocks; a scary statistic for a country that claims to be the only superpower left in the world. It makes one wonder at what cost are we maintaining this superpower status when from an economic perspective we appear closer to a third world nation. Americans appear to be living hand to mouth making it harder and harder for the average to focus on...

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All The Indicators Say Stocks Should Be Going Down

All The Indicators Say Stocks Should Be Going Down

And yet… Everything seems to say this market should be going down… and yet… price is always the final arbiter. July through October is a seasonally bullish period of the year for the VIX. The VIX closed last Friday at 12.02. The last time the VIX was below 13.00 was last August just before the S&P 500 declined over 11.00%… and yet… Sentiment is at an extreme. The CNN Fear & Greed index is at 83 which is a level described as “extreme greed”. The NAAIM Exposure index is at 96 which...

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Nasdaq: Poised To Score a New High

Nasdaq: Poised To Score a New High

Normally, we select one chart and develop a specific trading plan for a Monday morning quick hit trade here at TraderPlanet. This morning, I’d like to look at the equity index futures in aggregate and explain a simple but, effective technique for hedging or, outright shorting opportunities in the equity markets. There are many angles to the stock market, interest rates and the global economy. We’re going to skip the macro analysis and focus on the warning signs that are setting us up for a...

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What the Dow Technicals are Telling us About August

What the Dow Technicals are Telling us About August

SHORT-TERM (today and 5 days out) For Friday, 18475 can contain session strength, below which 18335 remains an intraday target able to contain selling into later week, once tested 18675 attainable over this time. A settlement today below 18335 signals a test next week of long-term support at 18045, this formation able to contain selling through the balance of Q3 and above which the 19125 formation remains a 3-5 target. Upside Friday, pushing/opening above 18475 allows 18575, while closing...

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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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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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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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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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8 Trading Words and Phrases To Avoid

8 Trading Words and Phrases To Avoid

A couple weeks back I introduced a partial list of market talk phrases to avoid when focusing on markets. Today we have more to consider. Always remember the reward is from your own effort and ability to make tough decisions in challenging times. Rely on your own instincts and use sound judgment. ‘There is little risk in markets’ – Just when it seems markets are going to lose gravity and go higher than anyone expects, reality bites. Markets have risk and if we are willing to take it then...

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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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