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Trading Strategy: Trade Gaps Off A 15-Minute Chart

Trading Strategy: Trade Gaps Off A 15-Minute Chart

Trading on small time frames like a one to five minute chart can create a lot of noise and prevent you from riding out the bigger move.   By focusing on a higher time frame like the fifteen minute chart you can tune out allot of the noise and possibly ride out a bigger move. As a gap trader I will use the fifteen minute chart after noon market time.  This way it gives the stock some time to...

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BRIC Stocks Gaining Strength BUT Foreign Stocks Losing Strength?

BRIC Stocks Gaining Strength BUT Foreign Stocks Losing Strength? U.S. dollar ETF (UUP) absolute price rose to its highest level in 6 months on 8/19/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting uptrend. This RS ratio's rising 50-day SMA no doubt will cross above the rising 200-day SMA in a day or two, thereby turning systematically bullish (from neutral). Crude Oil, United States Oil ETF (USO)...

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Gold Bulls, Bears Fight for Technical Control

METALS: December gold futures closed down $1.90 an ounce at $1,297.30 today. Prices closed nearer the session low and were again pressured by better risk appetite in the market place and by a stronger U.S. dollar index. Gold bulls and bears are still on a level overall near-term technical playing field but the bulls are fading. The gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective...

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FOMC Minutes on Tap Wednesday P.M.

* Latest Market Developments * The Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes’ release on Wednesday afternoon is the economic report highlight of the day. As usual, the report will be parsed and will be closely scrutinized for clues on future U.S. monetary policy direction. A main question among many market watchers is specifically when the Fed will implement its first interest rate rise in many years....

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What’s Not to Like About the Market?

The market overall had quite the day yesterday and how about that NASDAQ? Hitting a 14-year high is quite impressive, given that the index fell so far from grace in 2000, just 14 short years ago. Perhaps the NASDAQ is providing a clue as to where the money is beginning to flow. Better yet, a clue as to where the money is returning. It appears today is a follow up day for the bulls. Right out...

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Unusual Options Activity Seen In Kate Spade & Company

Unusual Options Activity Seen In Kate Spade & Company

Kate Spade & Company (KATE) recently reported earnings, and news of contracting profit margins sent shares tumbling over 10 percent.  Unusual Options Activity At least one institution thinks this move was overdone. Monday’s session saw a trader come in and buy 5,000 KATE Sep 33 Calls for $0.95, paying the ask against 700 contracts of open interest.   Huge Position This order has the...

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Trading When Moving At Warp Speed

Trading When Moving At Warp Speed

In today’s market environment, it isn’t the one who “has the money” that controls the market direction. Instead, it has changed to the one that “controls the information,” controls the direction of the markets. Instead of reading an article to see whether it could be bullish or bearish for the markets, we have created computers that do the reading and then trading for us. When these...

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December Silver Futures: Trading Idea August 19, 2014

December Silver Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness  See on the daily bar chart for December silver futures that prices are in a six-week-old downtrend and have just hit a two-month low. The bears have the near-term technical advantage and have downside momentum on their side. A move below chart support at Monday’s low of $19.535 would become a selling opportunity. The...

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Bear Pennant Makes Eurodollar A Nice Short

Bear Pennant Makes Eurodollar A Nice Short

The euro's value to the dollar (EURUSD) was one of the more bullish currency pairs in the first half of the year, but the trend reversed in May. The chart exhibits the Wall Street adage that “markets take the stairs going up and the elevator going down.” I don't see any technical evidence suggesting the downtrend is near an end. The Chart Since the beginning of August, EURUSD has been...

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Crude Oil and Foreign Stocks Losing Strength

Foreign Stocks ETF (EFA) Relative Strength Ratio (EFA/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 2 years on 8/18/14. EFA/SPY has remained systematically bearish most of the time over the past 6 years. Crude Oil, United States Oil ETF (USO) absolute price fell to its lowest price level in 6 months on 8/18/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting medium-term downtrend. U.S. Treasury...

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