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Global Unrest Sends Many Equity Traders To The Sidelines

Global Unrest Sends Many Equity Traders To The Sidelines

August has been an interesting month for trading the equity markets so far. Geo-political events have been on the front page almost every day. We have seen things escalate and then cool down along the Ukraine-Russia border. Actions by Russia have resulted in economic sanctions by the United States and many other countries. Russia has responded with a ban on imports from those countries,...

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Nucor Shares Are Breaking Out To The Upside

Nucor Shares Are Breaking Out To The Upside

Shares of the steel manufacturer, Nucor (NUE), are down less than 1% year to date after being down as much as 13% in early February. On July 24, Nucor reported Q2 EPS of $0.46 vs. the $0.40 estimate and revenue of $5.29B vs. the $5.22B estimate. Steel mill shipments increased 9% in the quarter. They expect to see a stronger improvement in earnings for the third quarter as well. Valuation...

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Canadian Solar Heating Up: Time To Get Bullish

Canadian Solar Heating Up: Time To Get Bullish

Hey, world! I hope you are doing incredible! It is a beautiful August here in Nashville, TN. Hot, but not too hot, ya know? Good summer weather! If it is super hot where you are, this trade might make that A/C bill a little more bearable. Trade Pick Canadian Solar (CSIQ) caught my interest early in the morning on August 13. Here's what I noticed: •    It was gapping up to a very specific...

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NASDAQ 100 Gaining Strength, Agriculture Losing Strength

Agriculture, PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund ETF (DBA) absolute price broke down below its lows of the previous 6 months on 8/13/14, thereby reconfirming a significant downside correction. DBA crossed below its 50-day SMA on 5/9/14, thereby turning systematically neutral (from bullish). DBA appears to be heading for a systematically bearish signal, unless its existing 3-month downtrend...

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Grain Market Bears in Technical Control

GRAINS: December corn futures closed up 1/4 cent at $3.69 1/4 Wednesday. Prices closed near mid-range in quieter trading. Prices hit a contract low Tuesday. The corn market bears are still in solid overall technical control. A steep three-month-old price downtrend remains in place on the daily bar chart. This market still could be “basing” at lower price levels that could mark a low. Corn...

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More Weak Economic Data from European Union Thursday

* Latest Market Developments * In overnight news, the European Union saw more downbeat economic reports, as the bloc’s gross domestic product showed a zero percent growth rate in the second quarter from the first, and was up 0.7% year-on-year. Particularly, GDP in Germany and France—the two largest EU members—was disappointing.  Meantime, the EU consumer price index fell 0.7% in July from...

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And This With World Falling Apart

Some days, I just gotta lot to say. Yes, I am still bored with the current market, but I am getting excited about the market coming soon to a laptop near you. It's days like today and weeks like the past two weeks, though, that can really get irritating. Stocks barely budged on Tuesday, and are basically back to where they closed on July 31st. See, there are others out there who find this...

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December US T-Bonds Futures: Trading Idea August 13, 2014

December U.S. T-Bond Futures a Buying Opportunity on More Price Strength See on the daily bar chart for December U.S. Treasury bond futures that prices are in an uptrend and last Friday hit a contract high. The bulls are in firm near-term technical command. A move above chart resistance at this week’s high of 138 4/32 would become a buying opportunity. The upside price objective would be 140...

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The 5 Trader Personalities- Part 4: The Realist

The 5 Trader Personalities- Part 4: The Realist

It is as difficult to perceive one’s own personality as it is to see one’s face without a mirror. It sometimes takes frank feedback from someone we love to really get a sense of who we actually are. Most advice you hear about trading is not objective advice… it is already colored by the personality of the person offering it. And almost always that person is touting the specific information...

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Gap Trading 101: Fade The Gap In Kinder Morgan Inc.

Gap Trading 101: Fade The Gap In Kinder Morgan Inc.

How do you know when to fade a stock that gaps up? Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) gapped up $6.00 on August 11, 2014 and this is a great example of what you should look for to get a fade going. Your Edge Since I am a price action trader I need price action to determine what I should do with KMI.  The only data I have before the open is the premarket data showing me the gap up.  This is a great...

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