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Escape The Bear At Home With Emerging Market ETFs

Escape The Bear At Home With Emerging Market ETFs

Despite the frantic headlines, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising to see domestic equity benchmarks struggling to continue their steep ascent this year — especially considering the truly impressive returns seen across Wall Street in 2013. While the recent economic slowdown at home has been largely attributed to the uncharacteristically harsh winter weather, one headwind that likely isn’t...

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The “Death” Of CAN SLIM®

The “Death” Of CAN SLIM®

Assessing Potential “Big Stock” Leaders in the Age of Instant Information In the course of operating our investment website we receive a large number of emails from individuals who claim that the investment methodology “invented” and espoused by William J. O’Neil, otherwise known by the acronym CAN SLIM®, has not worked well for them in this environment. To some extent we might agree, since...

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UK Official Bank Rate Bearish Play

UK Official Bank Rate Bearish Play

Forex traders know that economic reports and central bank rate announcements are a time of volatility. Anticipation of the events is high and expectations build up on both sides of the currencies can lead to very good trading opportunities. Many professional traders prefer to engage these events with breakout play because of the uncertainties. However, not all such events are unpredictable....

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3 Things Every Trader Should Do Each Spring

3 Things Every Trader Should Do Each Spring

Spring is notoriously known as a time to clean. While many may be planning to tackle the closet, the garden, or the cupboards, Traders should be applying the same cleaning mindset by taking a look at their own trading processes. Below are three things that I think every trader should do to spring clean. #1 Clean Up Your Charts Far too many traders have way too many indicators on their...

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Which Holidays Are Good For The Market?

Which Holidays Are Good For The Market?

Last week we posted a brief outlook on the broad U.S. equity market heading into the Easter holiday, and we casually dropped a throwaway line: “the markets like Easter.” A reader asked a simple question: “Is there really a seasonal bias in favor of Easter.” Good question. The answer is yes and no. The bump we expected going into the Easter weekend was certainly there: the S&P 500 (SPX)...

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Weibo’s (WB) IPO Faces Wobbly Market, Skepticism

Weibo’s (WB) IPO Faces Wobbly Market, Skepticism

Weibo (WB), commonly referred to as “China’s Twitter,” is expected to price its 20 million share IPO the evening of April 16, within a range of $17-$19. Before its financials and fundamentals are even scrutinized, this Goldman Sachs/Credit Suisse led deal is facing an uphill battle.  As the stock market – growth and momentum names in particular – have fallen out of favor, so to have...

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Trading And Spouse Relationships

Trading And Spouse Relationships

How trading affects our relationships and relationships affect trading In the past couple of months, I have received several e-mails from traders who were in emotional stress. With only minor corrections, the market moved up relentlessly for a year. This has been a difficult environment for traders, as a majority tends to fade market momentum, looking for volatility. I also received two...

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Overcome Fear In Your Trading

Overcome Fear In Your Trading

Why is it so important to be able to trade without fear? The reason is that the emotion of fear clouds your judgement and makes it hard if not impossible to stick to your trading plan.  For example, the  trader plans to enter a trade when it pulls back to a certain pre-defined level,  he waits patiently for the pull-back and when price pulls back it does so with a large candle and high...

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SPX: Party Like It's 2000? Let's Hope Not

SPX: Party Like It's 2000? Let's Hope Not

Goldman Sachs has been circulating a document repeating a question it is hearing more and more frequently from its clients these days: is the current market repeating the pattern that developed in March, 2000? March of 2000, as everyone who was active in the market then remembers with some pain, was the month the tech bubble popped, and took the entire stock market down with it. Then, as...

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10 Commandments For Trading With The Trend

10 Commandments For Trading With The Trend

The principles that successful trend traders use to make money in the markets is difficult for the average investor or trader to understand. Readers unfamiliar with systematic trend trading have a hard time grasping the concept of trading for profitability without trying to predict where price will go next. Most successful trend traders have preset planned entries that are triggered by a...

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