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Best Of TraderPlanet

Best Of TraderPlanet

As the calendar turns to June, we are taking a quick look back at our top stories from May. The Stock Market It is important to note that May begins what the “Stock Trader’s Almanac” identifies as the worst six months of the year. Sell In May And Go Away: Get The Timing Right by Carley Garner “Don’t chase the trade” is the sage advice from many trading classics.  However, once the market is...

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Triple Digit Silver: Power Shift West To East

Triple Digit Silver: Power Shift West To East

The economic, military and political power is shifting from the West to the East, which will lead to a time of turbulence, increasing the value of precious metals, especially silver. Shift Of Power The major theme that we’re seeing in the world today is a movement of power from West to East. The recent ouster of the Gandhi family from power in India and their replacement with “a real...

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Financial Industry Comes Together To Recalibrate

Financial Industry Comes Together To Recalibrate

The men and women who control a third of the world's liquid assets - approximately $30 trillion - came together May 27, to put business and investors together to work on society's recalibration post financial crisis. According to a press release put out by nonprofit Inclusive Capitalism Initiative, which is a driver of the event, since the financial crisis, leaders have questioned whether...

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Does The Kelly Criterion Mean More Green?

Does The Kelly Criterion Mean More Green?

Only if it’s employed in defining risk.Intertemporal portfolio choice is a fancy way to describe the repeated allocation of investable assets to a variety of investments during regular intervals over some period of time. The Kelly Criterion (Kelly) is a formula developed in 1956 by Bell Labs physicist, John L. Kelly, Jr., that was adapted by gamblers to determine the optimal size for a...

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2013 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading®

2013 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading®

When the three top finishers assembled for the 2013 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading® Awards Ceremony May 9 on the CME Group trading floor, three continents – North America, Europe and Asia – were represented.  When the top three finishers assembled for the 2012 ceremony a year earlier, the same three continents were represented, but by different traders. Coincidence?  Or...

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Trade The EURUSD’s Next Big Breakout

Trade The EURUSD’s Next Big Breakout

Price breakouts are market conditions that occur after price action either rises above resistance or drops below support. Savvy traders that are aware of these conditions can quickly adapt their trading plan and be prepared to take advantage of the next market move. As the EURUSD moves towards record low levels of volatility, traders are gearing up for the next big breakout for the pair....

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Get Ready For Big Moves: A Gold Shortage

Get Ready For Big Moves: A Gold Shortage

In a recent interview, Eric Sprott, Founder, CEO and Senior Portfolio Manager of Sprott Asset Management, discussed a global precious metals shortage, the much-touted global economic recovery, and the future, when gold’s “day will come.”Sprott mentioned all the “anomalies you see in the gold market,” including the GOFO rate, the Germans not getting their gold from the United States, and...

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Government Statistics Are BS: Use At Your Peril

Government Statistics Are BS: Use At Your Peril

On May 2 the U.S. Government, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released the Non-Farm Payroll numbers for April. They were terrific, the best one-month results since 2012:“Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 6.3 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains were...

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8 Rules To Avoid Over-Optimization

8 Rules To Avoid Over-Optimization

Those of us who employ mechanical rule based trading systems, as well as those who “trade around” their rule-based systems, are both looking for one very important quality —a strategy that performs as well, or nearly as well, in live trading as the historical back test results indicate. There is no sugar coating it, this is a difficult quality to realize. However it is also definitely an...

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5 Tips For Trading In A Low Volatility Environment

5 Tips For Trading In A Low Volatility Environment

The currency markets are experiencing a period of low volatility over recent months.  Since November 27, 2013, the euro/dollar (EURUSD) has gone from a medium term peak in the daily average true range (ATR)22 of 96 pips to 56 pips now.  That’s a 42% reduction in the average range the currency is traveling in a day.History has a habit of repeating itself and I’ve traded through a period of...

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