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AmeriQuest (AMQ): Profitable Cloud Software Company Facing Ice Cold IPO Market

AmeriQuest (AMQ): Profitable Cloud Software Company Facing Ice Cold IPO Market

The hits just keep on coming for the IPO market. One week after Shimmick Construction postponed its IPO, Elevate Credit followed suit and pulled its IPO on January 21, which means 2016 has not yet seen an IPO successfully price. Given the turbulent market conditions, it is understandable that companies looking to go public would be in no rush to do so. Investors have been fleeing their...

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Confirmation is Required to Get Involved

Confirmation is Required to Get Involved

While it is fun to pick at tops and bottoms, that only happens purely by luck.  As a technician, it is my job to look for areas on the chart that would be areas where a reversal could be at hand.  But if anyone has been watching the stock market of late we know levels are rendered useless when emotions are involved.  The stock market is a sea of emotions, fear and greed on a chart.  But...

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A Short Option in the Bear Market

A Short Option in the Bear Market

The market continues to trade through one of the worst January beginnings in over a decade. As the Dow touched 15,500 this week the tendency to dive in and buy the bottom always entices value investors. Remember that the trend is your friend. As day and swing traders, we focus on the technicals and trade according to our rules and setups. Today’s long tail in the DOW indicates a potential...

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This Is A Very Tough Market To Trade

This Is A Very Tough Market To Trade

Hey, anything going on in the market? There’s a question no one has asked so far this year. Maybe someone has, but if they did they have probably been enjoying an extended holiday somewhere isolated. From the first trading day of the year, the equity indices have shown enough volatility for a quarter. Wednesday saw that trend continue, with the Dow down over 500 points during the session....

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Australian Stocks ETF Approaching A Pause In Its Decline

Australian Stocks ETF Approaching A Pause In Its Decline

Although it is not easy to trade China's capital markets from outside of China, some traders have taken to using Australian stocks as a proxy. On weekly and monthly time frames, short positions have done well since early 2014. Here we examine the decline in the iShares MSCI Australia ETF (symbol EWA), the holdings of which include shares of 78 large and mid-sized companies in Australia. On...

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Why Do You Want to Trade for a Living?

Why Do You Want to Trade for a Living?

It’s finally good to be back after a long break travelling through the South Americas for the past two months. It is these breaks which remind you of why you trade and invest for a living. For me, it has never been about making the most money possible and buying all the toys one can buy. Frankly, luxury sports cars, fancy big mansions, jewellery etc. don’t excite me. But new life experiences...

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SPX: Technical Indicators Say This Market Will Drop Further

SPX: Technical Indicators Say This Market Will Drop Further

2016 been a terrible year so far. But our analysis of the technical indicators says it is going to get worse. Maybe much worse. The large-cap index, the S&P500 (SPX) traded below last year’s low in intraday trading on Friday and again yesterday (Tuesday). Both times the market managed to recover enough to close above 1859-60, which is the critical support area. (The SPX closed at 1881.33...

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Volume-at-Price Nails the Dow

Volume-at-Price Nails the Dow

The Dow Jones Industrial Average provides a shining example of what is possible using volume-at-price analysis. In the TraderPlanet article, Key Levels In the Dow You Need to Watch Now, published on September 9, 2015, I laid out in simple terms the results of my volume-at-price analysis in the Dow. There’s no ambiguity in my opinion on this matter.  The stock indices are bouncing to another...

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The Crude-Canada Dollar Connection: Buy Loonie Call Spread

The Crude-Canada Dollar Connection: Buy Loonie Call Spread

The chart below is the front (rolling) crude oil contract overlaid on the Canadian dollar future.  Clearly correlated.  Obviously, many currencies have traded in lockstep with crude oil and other commodities as the USD has rallied.  The Canadian Dollar has not only suffered because of the oil bust in Calgary, but has likely seen declines in some of the money flows from Asia.  The question...

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Grain Alert: The State Of Wheat

Grain Alert: The State Of Wheat

Wheat export sales for last week came in at 274 thousand metric tons down 3% from the four week average.  Sales were largely low quality feed wheat to countries like the Philippines who came in for 158 thousand, Italy 130, Ecuador 27, and Cyprus 23.  There were multiple port switches, reductions, and decreases.  Clearly demand is not a driving force for wheat.  Bearish news comes from...

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