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A Perfect Storm Coming?

A Perfect Storm Coming?

 What can I say, other than the market thinks this is the time to retrace, to rebalance, so, let’s get on with it. U.S. stocks are falling, extending the week’s decline for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as energy shares renewed a selloff after OPEC cut its forecast on 2015 demand for crude. A U.S. exchange-traded fund tracking the Greece’s’ equities has had a record streak of...

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How To Trade A Gap Down Reversal

How To Trade A Gap Down Reversal

On December 9th, 2014, Spirit Airlines (SAVE) gapped down when their quarterly earnings report was released.  SAVE had closed the day prior at $84.47 and had even reached an all-time high of $85.35 during this trading day.  It opened on December 9th at $77.59 which was a $6.88 gap down and then proceeded to sell off to $70.25 causing a bit of panic to any longs that were packed in this nice...

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Short Corn On The Crop Report

Short Corn On The Crop Report

On Wednesday, December 10th, the USDA will release its monthly crop report.  Now that harvest has wound down and production is largely known, traders will begin to look at ending inventory, or the amount of grain expected to be left over, come the start of next year’s harvest. Essentially it is our grain savings account.  A news agency poll of analysts suggests the corn ending inventories...

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FB Might Trade Up To Fill The Gap

FB Might Trade Up To Fill The Gap

From a technical standpoint, Facebook's (FB) stock has a few things going for it. First, we have short-term, relative strength. While all the other high-beta tech stocks were seeing aggressive selling Tuesday morning, FB failed to break underneath its most recent pivot lows. Second, we have intermediate-term, relative strength. If you look at other well-known tech stocks, it seems that AAPL,...

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March Cocoa Futures Futures: Trading Idea December 10, 2014

March Cocoa Futures a Buying Opportunity on More Price Strength See on the daily bar chart for March ICE cocoa futures that prices this week hit a six-week high, a downtrend line has been negated, and a fledgling uptrend line is now in place. The bulls have gained upside near-term technical momentum. A move above resistance at Wednesday’s high of $2,960 would become a buying opportunity....

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U.S. Stock Market Shows Resilience, Foreign Stocks Remain Weak

The S&P 500 Composite Index (SPX) plunged below its intraday lows of the past 3 weeks on Tuesday, but recovered nearly all its loss by the close. Clearly, the overwhelmingly bullish majority is still buying the dips. Longer term, SPX closed above all previous closing prices on Friday 12/5/14, reconfirming its preexisting major uptrend. Seasonal tendencies are bullish for the last half of...

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World Markets Calmer Wednesday Morning

* Latest Market Developments * World stock markets have stabilized Wednesday following Tuesday’s big shudder. Asian and European equity markets were mixed and the U.S. stock indexes were not trading far from unchanged in early, pre-market action. Crude oil prices are lower and at or near five-year lows Wednesday. It’s understood by most that rising U.S. crude oil production is a main factor...

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For Now, I Still think What I Think

For Now, I Still think What I Think

Well, it did not take long for the vultures to settle in to the “demise” of the market. Two down days and the “correction” has cometh. The Market Just Ran Out of Gas... or More Specifically, Ran Out of Buyers Me thinks not, the market has run out of buyers, that is. At least so far today, there are buyers still hunting down bargains in this market. Heck, the DJIA was done over 200 points...

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Watch Falling Wedge in Euro Futures

Watch Falling Wedge in Euro Futures

The euro has been clobbered since May as the crowd positioned for economic weakness in the European Union, along with strength in the U.S. and the higher interest rates that will eventually come. I don't see anything in the headlines to suggest that story has changed. But short euro has been a crowded trade, and selling pressure has eased since the beginning of October. Be on the lookout for...

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A Play on Cheniere Energy

A Play on Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG, $67.05) is a Houston, Texas-based company involved in the development and sale of natural gas resources.  The stock has been excellent for investors thus far in 2014, returning in excess of 55% year to date.  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $38.42-$85, but has pulled back of it’s September 18 all-time high.   With natural gas coming under similar...

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