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Tech Sector Poised For More Gains: QQQ

Tech Sector Poised For More Gains: QQQ

If you’ve been reading my commentary over the past five weeks on TraderPlanet you’ve probably noticed a couple that were focused on the Nasdaq ETF (QQQ). To me this has been a great way to filter out single stock earnings risk from the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Google (3 went up, 2 moved lower) in the more volatile tech/social media area of the market. Moving forward to the present day, I’ve changed my tune from bearish to bullish (as of July 16th). On July 29th,...

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Trading Psychology: Men, We Need To Talk

Trading Psychology: Men, We Need To Talk

About a month ago I got a call from a guy, fairly new to e-mini trading, who had just taken a 4-figure loss in one day. The set-back shocked him, but he was still up 30% in his account and after talking to me he felt better. Frankly, I was impressed by his results because his method was very simple (one moving average) and yet he was doing quite well in a difficult market. Some people really are natural-born traders. They have the right temperament and gradually develop the skills....

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Gold Could Drop 50% From Its 2011 High

Gold Could Drop 50% From Its 2011 High

Gold peaked at just above $1900/oz back in 2011.  Since then it has been working lower in fits and spurts and is now more than 40% off those peak prices. Looking at a weekly continuous chart of gold futures, it’s easy to see how gold has repeatedly declined into zones of support (as defined by the volume profile) and found buyers, however never enough to turn the trend of prices back to the upside. The high-volume areas (HVA’s) that were created on the rally during the years 2010 and 2011...

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Blood On Wall Street: Chinese Crash Impacts US

Blood On Wall Street: Chinese Crash Impacts US

The S&P500 mini-futures (ES) continued to swoon Monday after the Chinese stock market took another knockout punch from panicky investors, many of whom are using borrowed money to bet that the central government will not allow the stock market to sink. The Shanghai composite index rose 68% from February to June; it has since given back about 70% of that increase, and now stands about 20% higher than it was at the start of the year. A 20% gain is worth having, but Chinese investors may...

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Lock In Profit On Short Euro Trade

Lock In Profit On Short Euro Trade

Yesterday, the euro rallied on both short covering on bearish euro bets and a strong German IFO Business climate reading.  The IFO survey for July printed a 108.0 reading, better than the 107.6 forecast.  If data continues to improve from Europe’s largest economy, we could see the euro continue to tentatively higher.    Price action on the EUR/USD daily chart shows the double-top pattern that formed in the middle of June has triggered a major slide that finally found support last week...

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Central Bankers Recreating Reality

Central Bankers Recreating Reality

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. Bertrand Russell We will at some point in time publish a full in depth article in terms of how Central bankers have been actively employing psychological strategies to deceive the masses for generations. In essence, central bankers have been recreating reality, and the sad part is that the masses now assume that this altered reality is the new norm.  We are going to illustrate this by highlighting...

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Profit From “Hidden” Fundamentals Of Crude Oil

Profit From “Hidden” Fundamentals Of Crude Oil

  By: James Cordier, Michael Gross   An outsider watching the prices of crude oil shift up or down may think this is some sort of random event. “Who is causing this?” gas buyers and clueless politicians often demand, as though an evil oil company executive is sitting in a room throwing a lever to turn the supply on or off. As an investor willing to do a little homework, however, you’ll find projecting price ranges for oil is a little less populist rhetoric and little more science and...

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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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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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US Stocks Poised For Follow Through Gains

US Stocks Poised For Follow Through Gains

The S&P500 mini-futures opened flat yesterday, but came to life as the day got closer to the Fed interest rate announcement at 2:00 p.m. After some wide fast moves, the futures settled down and closed at 2101.50, above the important 2100 level for the first time since this decline began, and about 14 points above the prior close. A good day for the Bulls. The impetus for this irrational exuberance was a Fed statement that was not too hot and not too cold. The Fed didn’t raise interest...

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Fed Meeting Today: What You Need To Know

Fed Meeting Today: What You Need To Know

The S&P500 mini-futures (ESU5) had a nice little bounce yesterday, finishing at 2087.25, some 23 points above the previous close. The futures gained 20 points in the overnight trading, gave most of it back at the day session open, then climbed steadily throughout the day to a strong close near the high of the day. Terrific. So the decline is over and we can all go back to dreaming about new highs and an endless Bull market, right? Not quite. There’s a bit of evidence the market’s...

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