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Go Ahead, Just Ignore My Advice

I just have to say, getting ignored affects my sense of worth, my confidence, and it marginalizes me in my profession. Why is the market ignoring my advice? Why is it gobbling up points as if there were no tomorrow? Doesn’t it appreciate the work I do to come up with the advice? So, here we are at new record highs intraday for the S&P 500. It surely did not take long to get back here,...

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March ICE Cocoa Futures: Trading Idea October 31, 2014

March ICE Cocoa Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness See on the daily bar chart for March cocoa futures that prices are in a downtrend and have just hit a six-month low. The bears are in firm technical control. A move in prices below solid technical support at $2,889 would become a selling opportunity. The downside price objective would be $2,650 or below. Technical...

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Higher Highs for Health Care

Gold Mining Stocks ETF/Gold Shares ETF Relative Strength Ratio (GDX/GLD) fell below its lows of the previous 8 years on 10/30/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. Absolute price of GDX fell below its lows of the previous 5 years on 10/30/14. Silver, iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV) absolute price fell below its lows of the previous 4 years on 10/30/14, thereby reconfirming its...

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Major Developments in Market Place Friday Morning

* Latest Market Developments * There’s a lot going on in the world market place Friday, on this last trading day of the week and of the month. There are three features Friday morning: U.S. stock indexes hit fresh record or multi-year highs overnight, the U.S. dollar index is surging, and gold prices have slumped to a four-year low. All have occurred in the wake of Wednesday afternoon’s FOMC...

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Crude Oil Prices Continue to Languish at Lower Levels

ENERGIES: December Nymex crude oil closed down $1.19 at $81.01 today. Prices closed nearer the session low today, pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar. The oil bears have the firm near-term technical advantage. The next near-term upside price breakout objective for the crude oil bulls is producing a close above solid chart resistance at $85.00 a barrel. The next near-term downside price...

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Resistance Is Futile

“Resistance is futile.” Don’t go there! I am not a Trekkie, but I have seen all the TV episodes and all the movies (I think), so I am familiar with the Borg, the space folk who take over the collective minds of other civilizations. Watching the market this morning, the Borg and their motto popped into my head (Could it be? No, no way!). Anyway, it struck me that the market can go here and go...

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March Australian Dollar Futures: Trading Idea October 30, 2014

March Australian Dollar Futures a Buying Opportunity on More Price Strength See on the daily bar chart for the March Aussie dollar futures that prices are in a fledgling uptrend, have just hit a five-week high and have seen a bullish upside “breakout” from a sideways trading range at lower price levels. The bulls have gained good upside technical momentum recently. A move above chart...

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Miners Are Losing Strength

Gold Mining Stocks ETF/Gold Shares ETF Relative Strength Ratio (GDX/GLD) fell below its lows of the previous 8 years on 10/29/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. Absolute price of GDX fell below its lows of the previous 5 years on 10/29/14. Silver Miners ETF (SIL) price also fell to a new low. Newmont Mining (NEM) price fell below its lows of the previous 12 years. ...

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Markets Still Digesting Hawkish FOMC Statement

* Latest Market Developments * The market place is still digesting Wednesday afternoon’s FOMC statement that was deemed surprisingly hawkish on U.S. monetary policy. The Fed ended its monthly bond-buying program (quantitative easing), which was expected. However, the FOMC statement emphasized the improving U.S. economy, which led many to believe U.S. interest rates will be raised in 2015....

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U.S. Treasuries Bulls are Fading

December U.S. T-Bonds closed down 10/32 at 141 7/32 today. Prices closed nearer the session high after hitting a three-week low early on today. The bulls have faded but still have the slight overall near-term technical advantage. The next downside price breakout objective for the T-Bond bears is closing prices below solid technical support at 140 even. The next upside technical objective for...

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