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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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What Makes for a "Good" Elliott Wave Opportunity?

What Makes for a "Good" Elliott Wave Opportunity?

In this new Q&A with Murat Yilmaz, Elliott Wave International's European Stocks Intraday Analyst, you'll learn how the Wave Principle helps you see new trade opportunities, what he considers a "good" opportunity, the importance of risk management and more.  ***** Alexandra Lienhard: First, a "dumb" question: Are Elliott wave patterns in European markets the same as in the U.S. ones? Or...

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Want To Understand This Market? Then You Need To Understand Debt Cycles.

Want To Understand This Market? Then You Need To Understand Debt Cycles.

Want to know why global growth has sputtered? Or maybe why inflation has been so elusive for the developed world? How about why the market has become more volatile? If so, then there’s one concept you need to understand above all others, and that is debt. Debt drives everything, from short-term business cycles to long-term secular trends. These debt cycles have nothing to do with Pi,...

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Making Trend Trading Easy: A Dynamic Tactic

Making Trend Trading Easy: A Dynamic Tactic

Trends can be vexing for many traders.  Because trends happen less frequently than congestion, we can easily get lulled into buying and selling the extremes.  In a trend, this can be disastrous.  Many traders who make good money fading short-lived market moves give it all back when a trend gets going.  It can be hard to shift gears. Making Trends Easy: The Right Multiple Time Frame Combo...

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Trading Tactics: Bull or Bear? These Labels Are Useless

Trading Tactics: Bull or Bear? These Labels Are Useless

Some trading lessons are invaluable.  One of the best is to be agnostic and without a bullish or bearish bias. As the markets move up and down we often find ourselves positioned in one camp or the other.  Naturally, on the sidelines technically means we are neutral, but often it is 'bullish with a bias to wait'.  I'm not into labels.  Why?  Because it puts us all in a frame of mind where we...

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