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There is No Long Term Value in Equities

There is No Long Term Value in Equities

The major indexes are now within a stone’s throw of all-time highs. Is it time to declare a fresh-new bull market, start loading up on risk, and get ready to sit back and collect fat returns for the next few years? Has external risk been extinguished, do business cycles not cycle anymore, and are indexes at a new “permanently high plateau”!? Slow down there Irving Fisher… before we start...

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8 Steps for a Perfect Trading Plan

8 Steps for a Perfect Trading Plan

Everyone talks about having a trading plan, but what should be in it? In the first of two part series, we will be looking into the foundational ingredients of all trading plans. I had to think about this for a long time myself, when I first started out.  I attended all the seminars, and I read all the books, and I was constantly hearing that I needed a trading plan, but no one explained what...

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What You Need To Know Before Trading The Oil Market

What You Need To Know Before Trading The Oil Market

It’s funny, after the massive drop in oil prices over the last few years, it seems like everyone became an oil speculator all of a sudden. Loads of “investors” have been reaching out to our team at Macro Ops asking how best to play the oil rebound. They usually lead off with something like — “Oil is definitely going back to at least the 80’s. I mean look at 08’, oil had a 250% gain from the...

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Trading Psychology: Be a Healthy Trader

Trading Psychology: Be a Healthy Trader

Most people would agree that being healthy is one of the most important things in your life, whatever your profession.  As a trader, you may have already experienced the stress that goes with trading.  In fact, trading is fraught with stress, and stress—especially the kind of chronic stress many traders are familiar with—can be very damaging to one’s health.  Chronic stress has been linked...

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Is King Dollar Getting Demoted?

Is King Dollar Getting Demoted?

Since late 2014, the greenback has been the “talk of the town”.  In addition to dollar strength choking corporate earnings, it has played a big part in a commodity decline of historical proportion.  As a commodity broker, with a front row seat to the chaos, I can attest the currency market is perhaps the single most influential driver of asset prices.  The correlations between the dollar and...

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Coffee Market Sets Up for Call Sellers

Coffee Market Sets Up for Call Sellers

Despite Spring Rally, Fundamentals, Seasonals Spell Trouble for Coffee Prices Coffee prices have enjoyed an upswing as of late – having benefited from a plethora of scattered fundamentals that have lifted them from their lowly depths. A jump in the Brazilian Real has some producers holding off on forward sales. Near term supplies are tight.  El Nino dryness in Eastern Brazil and Vietnam is...

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Trading Psychology: Waiting for an Ambush?

Trading Psychology: Waiting for an Ambush?

I have a question for you this week: When you are trading, do you feel like you are waiting to be ambushed? It wouldn’t surprise me if that’s the case because markets are highly random and difficult to predict, so active traders get ambushed all the time. An ‘ambush’ is when the market suddenly does something adverse and costly that you did not expect. It could be news driven or the result...

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Raising Rates: A Compelling Argument

Raising Rates: A Compelling Argument

It doesn't stop there either, the housing market is improving, fiscal policy is boosting economic activity and of course cheaper oil. This sounds like a dream picture to me, why are we so cautious Janet? Raise the damn rate! After listing an endless amount of indicators which all point to a sunny economic outlook and a rising rate environment, she went on to say this. “I consider it...

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Trading Psychology: Does Practice Make Perfect?

Trading Psychology: Does Practice Make Perfect?

Peak performance is an exciting area of biological and psychological research, because it is stretching the boundaries of what is possible. It is mostly applied to athletics, but peak performance research is very relevant for traders and investors, too. Unfortunately, most traders spend little time cultivating the skills that will actually foster peak performance.  Instead, they focus their...

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Trading Lessons: The Mountain Top Is Lonely

Trading Lessons: The Mountain Top Is Lonely

I've been to the top of what is called 'trading nirvana', a place where I thought I would have plenty of company.  Back in my early trading days, I thought there was nothing bad that could touch me.  As you recall from a previous article where I turned a small sum of 7K into a nice amount over half a million in just a few years.  This was 'it' for me, and while it was far from a fortune I...

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