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Go Get ‘Em Boys And Girls

Go Get ‘Em Boys And Girls

Boom! Just like that the market leaps forward. At least thus far this morning it has leaped forward. Who knows if it will hold for the day, but, so far, the news of the day has created some excitement.   China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world's second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century....

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Understanding “Then” Might Help You Take Advantage Now

Understanding “Then” Might Help You Take Advantage Now

The recent whipsaw market has confused many traders and investors. Specifically, the rise and then fall in volatility is most puzzling. Do emotions and money swing that quickly?  On the spectrum of fear/greed, the money flows back and forth like a windshield wiper, but as the markets move higher and higher, the fear of losing gains becomes more pronounced than the fear of losing out on...

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Finding Entry Into A Directional Trade

Finding Entry Into A Directional Trade

An important thing to remember is that my approach to directional trades is different when going into an earnings release cycle, rather than when outside of the earnings cycle.  Outside of the earnings cycle, other factors trigger my entries.  Those factors could be fundamental in nature, or they might be based on unusual options activity. Most of the time, however, my entry is based on a...

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What are the Masters of the Universe Buying?

What are the Masters of the Universe Buying?

You should never blindly follow the investment moves of anyone — not even Masters of the Universe like Carl Icahn or George Soros.   You never know what their investment game plan is or whether a stock position is part of a larger multi-stock trade. That said, I do consider “guru” trades a nice starting point for further research.  If investors I respect and follow are piling into a stock,...

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March Silver Futures: Trading Idea November 21, 2014

March Comex Silver Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness See on the daily bar chart for March silver futures that prices are in a solid downtrend. The recent pause is not bullish. A move below solid support at this week’s low of $15.93 would give the bears better downside momentum and it would also become a selling opportunity. The downside price objective would be $14.00, or...

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Foreign Stocks are Weakening

Emerging Markets Stocks ETF (EEM) Relative Strength Ratio (EEM/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 9 years on 11/20/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting systematically bearish trend. Longer term, Foreign Stocks ETF (EFA) Relative Strength Ratio (EFA/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 10 years on 11/12/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting systematically bearish...

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Surprise News Overnight Sends Stock Indexes Higher Friday

* Latest Market Developments * In an unexpected move overnight, China’s central bank reduced its interest rates in order to stimulate a decelerating China economy, which is the second-largest in the world. The past few months have seen China economic growth data that has generally disappointed the market place. The move by China is a bullish development for the raw commodity sector and also...

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U.S. Treasuries See Choppy Trading Recently

March U.S. T-Bonds closed up 11/32 at 140 4/32 today. Prices closed near mid-range. The bulls and bears are still on a level near-term technical playing field as trading remains choppy. The next downside price breakout objective for the T-Bond bears is closing prices below solid technical support at the November low of 138 28/32. The next upside technical objective for the bulls is to...

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The Next Big Wave Is Building

The Next Big Wave Is Building

Housing and labor posted good numbers today (again), but what seems to interest the market more is the inflation data that came out today. Underlying inflation pressures pushed higher in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check. The Labor Department said on Thursday its so-called core Consumer Price Index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.2...

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Positive Data, Buy The January E-mini S&P 500

Positive Data, Buy The January E-mini S&P 500

Thursday morning brought a few more bits of positive data for the U.S. economy. Jobless Claims came in down 2,000 from the week prior at 291,000. For ten straight weeks, Jobless Claims have been under 300,000, a sign that the labor market is continuing to improve. The better number may be 73,000. That is the amount that continuing claims dropped, to 2.33 million the lowest level since late...

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