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Trading Without Indicators

Trading Without Indicators

 Trading a Recent Day by Price & Volume The best traders learn to read the markets by price and volume alone, without indicators.  Indicators can certainly be helpful to the trader when used properly, but they can also cause confusion.  The same indicator signal that produced a winning trade yesterday can generate a loss today.  Being able to read the chart—even if you continue to use...

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A Concrete Approach to Playing “Hot” IPOs

A Concrete Approach to Playing “Hot” IPOs

There are few phenomena in the market that catch investors’ speculative fancy more than the proverbial “Hot IPO.” In recent years we have seen a number of these Initial Public Offerings of companies with a “hot,” compelling, and highly trendy business theme. In recent years we’ve seen a number of these “IPO manias.” Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), and Twitter were all highly sought after...

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Spot Turning Points With Divergence And The COT Report

Spot Turning Points With Divergence And The COT Report

The Euro currency was in free fall for nearly a year as the world thought it was heading to parity with the U.S. Dollar. The further it fell, the more they talked about it. Parity appeared to be right around the corner. However, the market’s internals began to rebalance themselves as the commercial traders stepped up to defend even money to the tune of a new net long record position being...

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Which Is Best? Fundamental Or Technical Trading?

Which Is Best? Fundamental Or Technical Trading?

This article will probably be a bone of contention between many of my readers.  This will probably be the case with people who have devoted their entire lives to either one of the main camps. I began my career in the camp of pure fundamental analysis, as I studied under the practical guidance of Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Phil Fisher, Peter Lynch, and Sir John Templeton for several...

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Flash Crashes: When Your Futures Broker Does Matter

Flash Crashes: When Your Futures Broker Does Matter

I’ve been a commodity broker since 2003.  Throughout that time we’ve seen massive shifts in the manner retail traders execute orders in the futures and options markets, but more importantly we’ve seen transaction costs plummet due to massive improvements in execution efficiency.  Generally speaking, technology and easy market access has been a giant step in the right direction to leveling...

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Tweak Your Trading Mind For Big Profits

Tweak Your Trading Mind For Big Profits

The markets of late have been a challenge to many traders. Trading systems that have worked well all of a sudden don’t seem to perform as they used to. Perception or truth, the reality is that many traders have experienced difficulty adjusting their trading to the increased and erratic volatility on the markets.  Patterns have been less clear, and sudden snap back moves have been the norm in...

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The Year Of The Goat: What Does It Mean For You?

The Year Of The Goat: What Does It Mean For You?

I think the market has a Goat problem. According to the Chinese calendar this is the Year of the Goat. Goats are nice people, but they are unlucky with money. Paraphrasing comments from an Asian website: Good fortune can be elusive for those born in a year of the Goat; they will often face financial difficulties. Therefore, they should adopt conservative strategies when dealing with...

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Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

In an August 22, 2015 interview, Egon von Greyerz, founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG and GoldSwitzerland predicted “the most incredible bull market” in precious metals in the coming months.   With stock markets around the world apparently collapsing and the gold market rallying, von Greyerz said, “The perfect storm has now started. . .and this storm will turn...

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Gold Will Soar: Driven By Largest Currency War Ever Seen

Gold Will Soar: Driven By Largest Currency War Ever Seen

  Is The Gold Bull Down For The Count? The person who lives by hope will die by despair.Italian Proverb Over the years we have frequently stated that every that every major bull market will experience at least one back breaking correction. Usually the correction culminates with a 50% pullback from the highs. In the case of Gold, this would equate to a pullback to $960.  The precious metal’s...

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Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid trading in the first few minutes that a market opens. The action is often volatile and seemingly unpredictable. May people wait for the first 15 minutes to pass to let the market “show its hand”. In this article, we are going to discuss an opportunity that occurs very close to the open; in some cases, giving a trade entry in the first minute.  This...

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