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Trading In A Low Volatility Environment

With the VIX continuing to print unusually low levels investors and traders alike are challenged. Granted, many stocks continue to grind higher, however, finding good low risk entries is a challenge for many traders.   I am a contrarian trader, always looking for opportunities in oversold or overbought stocks and commodities, trading off patterns I like. To me hopping on a trend that is...

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The Primal Reason For All Your (Trading) Challenges Nobody Tells You About

Let’s go straight to the heart of the matter: No, it is not your fear of losing, it isn’t your inability to read the market correctly, nor is it your lack of charting knowledge that causes your trading difficulties. In a nutshell: The number one reason for all your problems revolves around the fact that you have reality back to front. What do I mean by that? If you never read an article...

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Investing 101: Understand These Trading Truths

Investing 101: Understand These Trading Truths

The investing world is full of sampler-worthy axioms masquerading as strategies. But for any real strategy to be successful, it must have an underlying philosophy in which you can believe (this is true in sports, military campaigns and especially investing). Investing 101 While your philosophy may include some commonly held beliefs about investing, it shouldn’t be based entirely on them....

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Summer Seasonal Patterns In Corn

Summer Seasonal Patterns In Corn

Each individual locale has a relatively unique planting and harvest cycle; further, crops around the world face various windows of opportunity for the optimal growing season.  Nevertheless, as a U.S. based commodity trader, the focus should primarily be on the domestic crop cycles because it is these that will have the largest impact on the Chicago Board of Trade corn futures contract. ...

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Sector Study: Where Is Growth Seen Ahead?

Sector Study: Where Is Growth Seen Ahead?

Sector Rotation via Accumulation/Distribution. A periodic study of sector rotations can help us understand the drivers and motivations behind price movements.  One of my favorite tools is simply looking at accumulation versus distribution ratings assigned by Investor's Business Daily® (IBD).  It is an objective study of where money is flowing.  [Editor's note: this article is a follow up to...

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Perseverance And Trading Success

Perseverance And Trading Success

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” --Winston ChurchillIf you are reading this article then you most probably chose trading as your career. It is the most rewarding business that I can even think of but also it can be one of the most frustrating and challenging jobs you have ever had to do. It is tedious; it requires a lot of discipline, dedication, persistence and ….the word of the...

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Trade The Canadian Dollar Profitably: Here's How

Trade The Canadian Dollar Profitably: Here's How

The Canadian Dollar (Loonie) has been the bane of mechanical swing trading systems for a long time. The way it moved over the past 10 to 15 years have changed many characteristics it once processed. Many swing trading models are no longer profitable because they are over optimized against just one to two years of immediate history. Here I present a simple counter-trend trading model, Loonie...

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5 Ways To Boost Belief In Your Trading

5 Ways To Boost Belief In Your Trading

One of the challenges of trading is that the market can reward you handsomely for bad trading behaviors, kick you badly when you trade well and everything in between.  Trading can be confusing and get you wracked with doubt as your equity curve whips around on the journey to riches.Doubt finds its way into our mind so easily that it’s seriously important to make war against it and actively...

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Negative Deposit Rates And Gold

Negative Deposit Rates And Gold

There seems to be a real argument in that negative central bank deposit rates cannot continue, which will mean gold will skyrocket.Negative interest rates mean that people with savings in Europe have to find risky investment opportunities for their money since they aren’t even going to get their money back if they invest it in a bank.All of this is, is another Ponzi scheme by the ECB...

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SPX: Don't Make Isaac Newton's Trading Mistake

SPX: Don't Make Isaac Newton's Trading Mistake

S&P 500: Time to leave the party? In April of 1720 Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Royal Mint, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, co-inventor of the calculus and author of the Laws of Motion that bear his name (and which dominated the physical sciences for the next three centuries) sold all of his stock in London's South Sea company. It was good timing. The stock...

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