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Profit from Uncertain Wheat Direction

Profit from Uncertain Wheat Direction

Wheat recovered nicely Friday (7/22), and Monday (7/25) posting solid gains amid poor harvest results so far in France and parts of the European Union. However a turnaround Tuesday buoyed by hopes of record Russian Production in the post Soviet era halted the two session rally as once again both Chicago and K.C. futures couldn’t hold any rally much less the 4.50 level. The situation is worth following as non commercial and non reportable funds entered this week short over 100K Chicago...

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A Crude Breakdown

A Crude Breakdown

Crude oil has been sliding since the early July breach of 45.83, an important support now turned resistance.  It’s now fallen below the next critical support at 43.03, which is likely to usher in a persistent move to the downside. Click here to watch a video explaining how to read markets using volume at price. The break below 45.83 shifted the bias to bearish but with established support at 43.03 – 44.79 there was no meaningful downside progress initially.  Now that this zone of support...

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Are You Game to Trade Gaming Sector?

Are You Game to Trade Gaming Sector?

The entire gaming sector got a boost today due to a report from the ratings agency Fitch.  Fitch Ratings forecasts solid revenue trends for casino-hotel properties on the Las Vegas Strip as non-gaming amenities continues to drive growth.  Properties on the Las Vegas Strip now generate more than 60% of their profit from non-gaming amenities. Fitch says the trend supports the view that Strip resorts are real estate investments and should trade with REIT-like multiples. They are also seen as...

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Get Ready to Trade Apple Earnings

Get Ready to Trade Apple Earnings

AAPL’s earnings always generate a huge discussion and they affect any traders. As you likely know, AAPL is one of my favorite stocks to trade and trade. I often post my analysis pre-earnings here, just for you on TraderPlanet! In this particular earnings gap, I’ll be slightly surprised if AAPL  gaps more than 10%,  now that AAPL is an official ‘blue chip, dividend paying’ stock. Here are my thoughts on AAPL over earnings. This will be purely a shorter term (weeks to months) perspective...

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When Will the Economic System Collapse?

When Will the Economic System Collapse?

Retail is contracting, GDP is manipulated, and the United States no longer has any manufacturing. Central bankers are doing everything they can to convince the world that this economy is doing well and that “there’s no problem.” However, every European economy is trending downward. The UK is heading for a recession. The British GDP contracted by .4% in the third quarter, the manufacturing PMI tumbled from 52.1 to 49.1, and the service PMI fell from 52.3 to 47.4, its lowest point in 88...

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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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Chicago: It Might Be Time To Get Out Of Town

Chicago: It Might Be Time To Get Out Of Town

Chicago, that toddlin’ town. Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues. And maybe your house.   The dwindling number of people who still live in Cook County, Illinois —  essentially the city of Chicago —  got their property tax bills a couple of weeks ago. Boy, are they pissed. Too bad for them, did I hear you say? Well stick around, because the combination of fiscal mismanagement, political cowardice and financial myopia sinking Chicago is coming soon to your town. It may be there...

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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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6 Ways Every Forex Trader can Enhance the Performance of Their Expert Advisors

6 Ways Every Forex Trader can Enhance the Performance of Their Expert Advisors

The manual system of trading forex is fading away, they assume it is time consuming; alternatively, they’ve employed systems that are designed to execute trade automatically. Enhancing your Expert Advisor (EA) is a strategic step of improving your chances of winning through trading forex. Before we go any further, let’s start by understanding what forex Expert Advisor is all about. What is an Expert Advisor (EA)? Forex Expert Advisors is program that allows the automation of the analytical...

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Does The Fed Actually Manipulate Markets?

Does The Fed Actually Manipulate Markets?

Investors love dogging the Fed. This is especially true for hedge fund managers. They’re extremely quick to blame their weak performance on central bank “manipulation” instead of their own failures. So the question is… does the Fed really manipulate markets? And does it hurt investors? The answer is yes and no. To properly explain, we need to explore the central bank/market relationship. Understanding this dynamic is one of the most important concepts a trader/investor can grasp...

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The Fed Is Later Today, But First Trade AAPL, TWTR, AKAM & More

The Fed Is Later Today, But First Trade AAPL, TWTR, AKAM & More

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Earnings Plays Are Everywhere, Trade These Stocks

Earnings Plays Are Everywhere, Trade These Stocks

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Stock Strategies - SPY, QQQ, SQ, AAPL, AMZN, FB, WDC, GNC, SCTY

Stock Strategies - SPY, QQQ, SQ, AAPL, AMZN, FB, WDC, GNC, SCTY

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