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Volumes explodes in Minimum / Low Volatility Equity ETFs

Volumes explodes in Minimum / Low Volatility Equity ETFs

USMV (iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF) traded +19M shares on Friday vs average volume of just 1.7M shares.  Was this typical of a large buyer present in the ETF?  Absolutely.  Outstanding shares of the fund increased by 12M shares or $500M in market value.  Take a look at the 2nd chart below for the recent growth of this ETF over the last five years.  In particular, the fund has...

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Technical Trading 101: How To Trade A Basing Bottom Formation

Technical Trading 101: How To Trade A Basing Bottom Formation

Trending Market Conditions either up or down, are easier to trade and most of the time Technical Traders do very well during Moderately Uptrending or Momentum Upside Market Conditions. However when markets shift to sideways price action during a Market Correction, most Technical Traders assume the market is “volatile” and find it a challenge to make sense of how and when to trade. Volatile...

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Do You Surf the Market Waves?

Do You Surf the Market Waves?

Have you ever looked at the waves of a market?  “Waves?”  You may wonder: “Waves are for surfers.  What do waves have to do with the markets?”    Plenty. The Wave Chart Reading the market through its waves has been known for over 100 years, but traders may not know how to view the market through this unique perspective.  The ‘wave chart’ was originally conceived by Richard Wyckoff,...

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ICE Unleashes Data Fees on Futures Traders

ICE Unleashes Data Fees on Futures Traders

I’ve been receiving endless inquiries regarding the new data fee charges levied by the ICE exchange, so I felt compelled to address the issue publicly to ensure the trading community understands the situation.  Roughly a year after the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, better known as the CME Group, implemented their controversial data fee policy, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is...

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Day Trading Support System

Day Trading Support System

What can I say guys, we all need a little help, a little support.  Day trading is a challenging business to say the least and some days we need all the help we can get.  Those losing days can be tough and sometimes we need to seek council from someone we trust, but we need to be careful where we look for support because negative feedback can be devastating if we listen to the wrong people....

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Using ETF Fund Flows to play Defense

Using ETF Fund Flows to play Defense

We are now in February and the major US Indices can now be considered in bear markets.  So, how should one position themselves for a rocky 2016?  Let’s examine where the institutional money is flowing.  Evaluating ETF fund flows daily identifies trends and major market shifts; weekly and monthly evaluations will reveal general trends.  Why?  Funds and RIAs (Registered Investment Advisors)...

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Will Oil Prices Rise or Fall? | A 27 Year History on the Charts Tells the Story

Will Oil Prices Rise or Fall? | A 27 Year History on the Charts Tells the Story

Bloomberg says oil ($CL_F) will go as low as $10.00 a barrel whereas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens says we could be headed for higher oil prices; no matter how you slice it, both of these sources could be right.   The market is going to do what the market is going to do, but there are solid reasons for oil prices to rise and fall, the past 3 decades has shown us this without a doubt.  There’s...

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Trading Tactics: How to Deal With a Slump

Trading Tactics: How to Deal With a Slump

Self-realization is a good place to start in breaking a trading slump.  I know it seems obvious that when you're in a slump and trading poorly your results and account balance will reflect it.  Streaks work both ways of course, and when we are winning it is just as notable as when we are losing.  Understanding what is happening to you is awareness that may help you change some habits, which...

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Stock Market Crash: Is The Dow Headed For A 2008 Repeat?

Stock Market Crash: Is The Dow Headed For A 2008 Repeat?

Do not wait for ideal circumstances nor for the best opportunities; they will never come. Anonymous   We could not help ourselves and put the word stock market crash in the title because every Tom, Dick and Harry is now chanting this tune.  Take a look at some of the recent headlines: Is the stock market headed for a repeat of 2008?, On marketwatch.com A stock-market crash of 50%+ would not...

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Do You Know When the News is Wrong And Can You Trade It?

Do You Know When the News is Wrong And Can You Trade It?

Do you trade the news?  Some technical traders ignore the news, but understanding when it gets one-sided can offer extraordinary trading, especially for those who know how to read the markets.  A One-Sided Market Early last Wednesday morning, January 20th, news outlets like CNN were talking gloom and doom before the US markets opened.  The European and Asian markets were selling down hard,...

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