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Retirement: How QE Ate Your Pension

Retirement: How QE Ate Your Pension

The last time I started ranting about the evils of the Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing program (QE) it was about how the Fed was pushing 50- and 60-year-olds out of the workforce and into “retirement” by creating a business environment that makes it more profitable to manipulate a company's finances than to actually make stuff and sell it. Now here's the rest of the story: the same...

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What You Should Know About Binary Options

What You Should Know About Binary Options

“Binary Options.” There, I've said it. Binary Options are the red-headed-step-child of the investing world and for good reason. While at heart, they are a viable means of market speculation, in practice, they are often nothing more than a smokescreen for scam artists. This is primarily because they, as a vehicle for speculation, came to life on the Internet in the gray areas between...

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Hot Cocoa May Be Cooling Off

Hot Cocoa May Be Cooling Off

Fundamentals point to a Call Selling Opportunity in a “Back Page” Market Last week’s strong US Employment report gave the proverbial “all clear” to the US economy and stoked speculation that interest rates are destined to increase as early as this summer. This had added extra fuel to the ongoing rally in the US Dollar. The continuing strength in the dollar has been a macro force weighing on...

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Is Now a Good Time To Invest In The U.S?

Is Now a Good Time To Invest In The U.S?

While the rest of the world is struggling economically, the U.S seems to be a class apart. The world’s largest economy continues to show positive signs of full recovery with jobs growth and the unemployment rate showing significant improvement one month to the other. Some analysts are yet to be convinced by the U.S economic growth, which has been rising significantly one quarter to the other...

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The Life-Cycles of Stocks Part 2: Apple (AAPL)

The Life-Cycles of Stocks Part 2: Apple (AAPL)

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at Tesla Motors (TSLA) and its current life-cycle and noted that often times. the stocks of the best companies can have several life-cycles of growth and decline throughout their history. These are generally companies that are able to re-invent themselves time and time again with newer and ever more innovative products and services that drive new product...

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The Detrended Price Oscillator Indicator - Leading Analysis For Traders And Investors

The Detrended Price Oscillator Indicator - Leading Analysis For Traders And Investors

Most technical traders want to know how to be able to anticipate a Topping Market or Bear Market, and when a Bull Market is starting to develop after a correction or longer Bear Market. This requires the use of a longer term indicator, so that the cycles of the market or the company’s stock are visible. The advantages of the Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO) for Cycle Analysis is that it can...

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The Training Dilemma – What to Really Look for in Trading Education

The Training Dilemma – What to Really Look for in Trading Education

Learning to trade can be an expensive and frustrating endeavor. If you are starting out, you could end up buying (and discarding) numerous training courses in the process of learning how to trade. You need to develop a more holistic view of the market. You need to develop your own training curriculum, as opposed to taking a series of disjointed “magic bullet” courses that have you starting...

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Miss This Six-Year Bull Run? Don’t Beat Yourself Up, Be Mindful

Miss This Six-Year Bull Run? Don’t Beat Yourself Up, Be Mindful

The Nasdaq Composite Index reclaimed 5,000 for the first time since 2000, stirring investor’s emotions.  Some investors are in high spirits.  They feel good about the money being made from the Naz’s strong momentum and the promise of still higher prices to come.  Many other investors feel disheartened, however, because they haven’t been in the market enjoying this wonderful bull advance....

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What You Must Know About Inter-Market Relationships (Part 2 of 2)

What You Must Know About Inter-Market Relationships (Part 2 of 2)

Last month, we initiated the discussion of inter-market relationships focusing on the currency market’s influence over commodity prices (if you missed it, you will find it here).   Let’s turn our attention to the relationships that exist between various asset classes. Some of the conclusions from data will likely go against conventional wisdom.  Stocks and Bonds Can Go up and Down Together...

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Price Action Forex Trends

Price Action Forex Trends

The Forex market has always been known for its strong trends. However, even in directional markets technical traders have some serious decisions to make regarding when to enter and exit the market. Often to solve these difficult trading concerns, traders rely on technical indicators. These indicators can be helpful, but more often than not, traders will find them inconsistent and lagging in...

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