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Grain Alert: Bean Counting

Grain Alert: Bean Counting

Since the last USDA crop report, soybeans have been trading within an 18 cent range for the last nine sessions. Pullbacks in price near the 8.70 level have largely come from an outlook of good weather for Argentina and Brazil in the 10 to 15 day forecasts. Supportive news for the bean market was news of high protein soy oil in the crush reports.  Indonesian palm oil that competes in the...

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Winning Trading Math And Football

Winning Trading Math And Football

You would think that nearly 13 years after the publishing of the now-famous book “Moneyball”, coaches would take some time to learn some basic math.  Yes, I am from Chicago so it is in my DNA that I must hate the Green Bay Packers.  The truth is, I don’t hate the Packers so this is not a result of some Bears fan’s sour grapes.  Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy blew it last Sunday and it could...

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Tesla: Farewell

Tesla: Farewell

A month ago I wrote an article on Tesla highlighting it as a possible year-end short covering play. Shares did rally to $243 on 12/31; my end of year target was $248. That said, the stock has been weak along with the rest of the market and is now trading below $200.  I’m a long-term Tesla bull, but I’m a short-term trader. Because I’m bearish on the overall market (yes, I do think the Uber...

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The Highly Awaited AAPL Pre-Earnings Analysis

The Highly Awaited AAPL Pre-Earnings Analysis

Hey, traders the world over. There is one name that likely will reign supreme this week. The fan favorite, the market vixen, the home coming queen, the winner of the iron man: we have AAPL earnings this week. There will be many reports on the actual earnings numbers. How many iPhones were sold, Apple music subscribers, and many other quantitative metrics? I do expect AAPL to beat most...

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We Are Buying Stocks Now: Here's Why

We Are Buying Stocks Now: Here's Why

We’d been watching the stock market closely towards the end of the year because we saw significant commercial trader selling in October and November. This placed the small speculators as the lone group still buying the market during fall’s consolidation. We mentioned this initially on December 22nd in, Small Speculators Got Greedy in the S&P 500.” Then, once again, right here at...

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Running with the Bulls

Running with the Bulls

A bottom for the January sell-off appears to be behind us. It fell three trading days after the Hybrid Lindsay forecast for a low in the period January 12-15 (Is a Bottom In Sight…). This should be a good week for the bulls. The next forecast for a high is for a week from today, February 1. That forecast is detailed below. Middle Sections     Point C of a descending Middle Section on 6/6/07...

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Traders: Patience Will Pay Off

Traders: Patience Will Pay Off

Still trying to stab at that bottom?  Not a game I like to play.  Frankly, taking a grab at falling knives has proven more dangerous than fun.  This market is proving there is very little reason to step in and buy for any length of time longer than few hours, maybe a full day.  So many want to get in on this very oversold market.  Why?  Just look at last August and October, or October 2014...

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Markets Bounce If Apple Bounces

Markets Bounce If Apple Bounces

In a couple of recent articles for Trader Planet I noted that Apple’s lack of relative strength has been a bearish ‘tell’ on the market as a whole. Although sales growth may be elusive for AAPL in 2016, it’s valuation, dividend and cash position qualify it to be given a pass, but alas, the stock is already in its own private bear market.  If you trade or just observe AAPL intraday, however,...

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Stocks Down 10% To Start The Year, What's Next?

Stocks Down 10% To Start The Year, What's Next?

The S&P 500, the large-cap index of US stocks, has had a terrible year so far, down about 10% since the start of 2016. So when it bounced, just a little, last Thursday and Friday, you could almost hear Wall Street inhaling hope like a junkie hitting a crack pipe. Hope, as they say, springs eternal in the human breast, even those that inhabit the counting houses of Manhattan, now buried...

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A Small World in a Bear Market

A Small World in a Bear Market

If you are looking for a technical silver lining amidst the recent carnage, the S&P 500 has bounced off its 200-week moving average. That is an important level and I’m glad to report it was respected this week. Whew! Want more good news? Although the S&P 500 is down about 12.6% from its May 2015 all-time high, the rest of the world is faring much worse. Most European indices topped...

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