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Expect Economic Boom In 2015

Expect Economic Boom In 2015

You should expect a US economic boom in 2015. All the signs are pointing to it. The economic trends are up, led by a positive outlook and forward momentum for US labor. All together, these things add up to an economy that, by many economist accounts, is growing at a pace faster than anticipated. There has been a recent slump in activity, but this is nothing more than a seasonally expected...

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Time Segmented Volume - The Ideal Oscillator For Automated Markets

Time Segmented Volume - The Ideal Oscillator For Automated Markets

The modern market structure employs order types that are automated, which creates different patterns on charts. This requires a different type of oscillator for the best technical analysis. Although most technical traders are familiar with and use price and time oscillators, few use volume oscillators. Volume oscillators are uniquely different than price oscillators. Instead of signaling...

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How To Trade Stocks Without Breaking A Sweat

How To Trade Stocks Without Breaking A Sweat

When I was working in the markets full time, I found trading an enjoyable but immensely stressful experience. Back then, I was a day trader and invariably getting caught up in every market turn. I felt a strange mixture of feelings back then. Some days there was so much going on I could barely sleep. Yet when the weekend came, all I wanted was for Monday to come around again so that the...

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The Bull Market According to The SOX and Nasdaq

The Bull Market According to The SOX and Nasdaq

Philly Semiconductor Index (SOX) Much has been said and written about sector analysis and the use of ratio charts to assess the strength of a particular market sector versus another, or relative to a benchmark index such as the S&P 500. Money managers often incorporate sector and ratio chart analysis into their investment models in order to proactively manage risk. For example, in their...

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How To Deal With Transition Periods In Your Trading Career

How To Deal With Transition Periods In Your Trading Career

There is no denying that we are in the middle of some massive changes of cosmic proportion which affect every activity we pursue.  The entire socio-economic system is shaking at its foundations. Trading is a pursuit that gets you in close proximity with the pulse of the collective consciousness; hence traders will feel the effects of these shifts more than other professions. This perspective...

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Why Gold Could Strike Back In 2015

Why Gold Could Strike Back In 2015

The price of gold plunged massively over the last two years, especially during 2013 and the second half of 2014. Analysts have expressed various opinions with regard to the decline in commodity prices with some citing a waning demand, while others pointed to the U.S economic recovery. Realistically, it is a little bit of both among other factors. Additionally, the growing investor optimism...

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Be Right Big And Be Wrong Small

Be Right Big And Be Wrong Small

 “It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.” - George Soros Looking at the below chart you will see that the bigger your wins are versus your losses the lower your winning percentage can be and you remain profitable. A primary dynamic of trading that is over looked as traders chase hot...

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TraderPlanet's Best of December

TraderPlanet's Best of December

December was an interesting month with oil continuing its downward trend and the Dow briefly holding above 18,000. TraderPlanet brought you lots of educational information that shed light on trading, investing, and how one should go about either or both and some thoughts for 2015. Here are three of the best …   Holiday Stress and Trading Pressure: How to S.T.O.P. the Torment ...

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Melco Crown (MPEL) – Still a Compelling Play on the Rising Chinese Consumer

Melco Crown (MPEL) – Still a Compelling Play on the Rising Chinese Consumer

Over the last 12 months, Macau casino-gaming stocks have declined by 35% to 65% as gross gaming revenues (GGR) declined by 30%. We believe Macau’s GGR decline this year was a result of a “perfect storm” that includes tightening junket liquidity, hotel room constraints, the Chinese government’s anti-graft movement, and the rise in cancellations of Hong Kong/Macau packaged tours due to the...

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Build Smart Performance Tables in Excel® Using RTD

Build Smart Performance Tables in Excel® Using RTD

If your vendor supports using Microsoft’s RTD syntax and provides the ability to call market data by a date from the platform into Excel, then you can build a valuable market-performance table. Traditional charting for reviewing past market-action can be somewhat tedious when looking to see how a particular stock or futures contract has performed during previous periods. For example, maybe...

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