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Should You Invest In The World You Live In Or In A World You Want?

Should You Invest In The World You Live In Or In A World You Want?

Investing has traditionally been seen as an easier way to participate in trends, alas, the question needs to be asked if this is still true in a world that is increasingly entering a state of chaos. This chaos is here to stay for the foreseeable future. I am talking of a time frame of 10 years or more. While we will be seeing tradable trends the environment for longer term investors is going...

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New BioTech IPO On Tap: Syndax Pharma (SNDX)

New BioTech IPO On Tap: Syndax Pharma (SNDX)

Undeterred By Dormant IPO Market, Syndax Pharma (SNDX) Prepares to go Public We're now almost two months into 2016 and there have only been four IPOs to price so far. That puts us on pace for a whopping total of 24 IPOs for the full year, a ridiculously low total. Even in 2008, during the height of the financial crises, there were 31 IPOs to price.  Also of note is that the only IPOs to...

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Surfing the Waves of Crude Oil for Swing Trades

Surfing the Waves of Crude Oil for Swing Trades

Recently, I introduced the idea of trading the intraday waves of the markets in a TraderPlanet article.  You can access that article by clicking this link:  Do You Surf the Market Waves?  Here is another article on wave trading, this time in Crude Oil and for swing trading the daily chart. Waves help the astute trader measure the supply and demand (i.e., the selling and the buying) in the...

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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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