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Banks Stocks Are A Bargain: Top Picks To Consider Now

Banks Stocks Are A Bargain: Top Picks To Consider Now

The press is giving too much credence to the effect an interest rate hike would have on the markets and on the financial sector. First of all, the fact that the Fed has been debating whether or not to raise rates by a paltry meaningless 0.25 basis points speaks volumes. The Fed clearly understands that this recovery is nothing but smoke and mirrors; the main driving force behind being hot...

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15 Tip Checklist For Trader Wellness

15 Tip Checklist For Trader Wellness

Traders tend to be an obsessive bunch. We spend far too much time at our screens and it’s easy to neglect other aspects of our lives, including proper diet, exercise and various “maintenance” tasks that feel boring by comparison. Here’s a 15-item checklist to help you determine whether your trading is ‘obsessive’ and may be tilting you mentally and emotionally off balance.   Indicate next to...

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2 Ways To Stop Making Boredom Trades

2 Ways To Stop Making Boredom Trades

Traders sit in front of the screen all day watching the markets, and if they don’t see a trade, they may force one just out of boredom.  Traders sometimes feel they must be in the market, and it can force them to take trades they shouldn’t be taking.  These are boredom trades and boredom trades seldom work. No question about it, trading can be boring at times, and if you’re sitting in front...

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Gold-to-Silver Ratio: Why It Matters

Gold-to-Silver Ratio: Why It Matters

You’ve probably heard a lot about the gold-to-silver ratio, but you might not have taken the time to stop and think about its implications.  Further, you’ve probably bypassed it as a tool for determining optimal times to speculate in precious metals.  We’d like to take this opportunity to point out some of the key takeaways from the strategy of using the gold-to-silver ratio to determine...

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Have Stocks Hit The Glass Ceiling?

Have Stocks Hit The Glass Ceiling?

In my personal trading I much prefer bull phases. The pullbacks in an uptrend make more sense to me. Thus, I’m looking forward to a continuation of last week’s rally with a generous target of 2082 in the S&P futures. Why 2082? This is the Volume Profile Point of Control for a look-back of one year. In other words, it’s a critical level that will be watched by ‘big money.’ I say that...

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Confessions Of A Trading Room Moderator

Confessions Of A Trading Room Moderator

Here’s why a trading room could be hindering your success as a day trader.  I ran a trading room from 2010 to 2015 and had hundreds of traders pass through my online trading room.  Each day I would present to the room trade ideas and live trade calls with entries, stops and targets.  I honestly felt that I was helping traders so they could be successful.  I personally have been trading my...

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Trading Skills From Life: Tennis Anyone?

Trading Skills From Life: Tennis Anyone?

In tennis, one of the most common mistakes that newer players make is to look across the net at the spot they are targeting as they strike the ball (or worse yet, they look at their opponent.) You might not think this is a significant error, but it turns out, it is. And if you read a little further, there is a concept here that might help your trading.   The process of striking a tennis ball...

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Drinking From Both Sides Of The Punchbowl

Drinking From Both Sides Of The Punchbowl

By Gil Morales, CEO, Gil Morales & Company, LLC In my recently published book, “Short-Selling with the O’Neil Disciples: Turn to the Dark Side of Trading,” (John Wiley & Sons, April 2015), I discuss the short-sale set-up chart pattern known as the “Punchbowl of Death,” or “POD” as I like to refer to it in acronym form. Like the more classical and orthodox “Head & Shoulders”...

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Invest In the Disruptors: Tesla Short-Term and Long Term

Invest In the Disruptors: Tesla Short-Term and Long Term

Shares of Tesla (TSLA) are up about 10% in 2015, which is nothing special for a company that seems to have an agenda to out-special every other high-performance car company out there. And it does a pretty good job of it. If you have never been wow’ed by a car, take a test drive in a dual motor version and learn what ludicrous acceleration feels like.   The stock is holding up well for a...

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Prepare Now For The Coming Global Financial Calamity

Prepare Now For The Coming Global Financial Calamity

Holter, “Prepare for a reset… The Fed is now helpless to stop the coming global financial calamity.” By Patrick MontesDeOca   In a September 20, 2015 interview, gold expert Bill Holter argued that the economic system is on the verge of a “financial calamity.”   Discussing the recent Fed decision not to raise interest rates, Holter said, “If we had an increase in interest rates. . .the...

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