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The Mental Part of Trading

One of the things option traders and stock traders struggle with is the mental part of the game.  There is NOBODY out there who trades each day that is unaffected by the emotions displayed by the markets.  That is because the market, price action and volume are a sea of emotions displayed on a chart.  We can visibly see moments of fear and greed in the minds of players just by seeing the...

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How To Trade Forex: Fundamental Drivers For FX

How To Trade Forex: Fundamental Drivers For FX

Many FX Traders spend time learning how to spot trends or reversals on the chart without focusing on what causes those trends or reversals. The news, or fundamentals behind a currency pair, is often the reason for major moves that traders look to trade.  Today, you’ll receive a basic primer on major economic reports and how they impact Forex. [Editor's note: this is part two in a Learning To...

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What is One to Make of the Market Today?

Up and then down like a rock in water the market did go this morning. Arriving first and driving the market up was the news that Putin was playing nice again and Iraq was finding its way to a coalition government. Emerging-market stocks rose for a fourth day as President Vladimir Putin said Russia will do all it can to end the Ukraine conflict, spurring speculation tension will ease. Tribal...

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ETF Watch: Is The Russian Stock Rout Over?

ETF Watch: Is The Russian Stock Rout Over?

The crisis in Ukraine lingers on—yet Russian stocks have quietly rallied to new multi-week highs. After falling to as low as $23.00 in early August, the Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) closed Thursday at $24.61—a rally of 7%. The reversal is driven by mounting evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin has pushed the current conflict as far as he reasonably can amid mounting sanctions...

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December U.S. T-Notes Futures: Trading Idea August 15, 2014

December U.S. Treasury Note Futures a Buying Opportunity on More Price Strength  See on the daily bar chart for December U.S. T-Note futures that prices are in an accelerating uptrend and have hit a contract high this week. The bulls are in firm technical control. A move above resistance at this week’s high of 125.23.5 would become a buying opportunity. The upside price objective would be...

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US Stocks: Did You Miss That Correction?

US Stocks: Did You Miss That Correction?

I suppose many were expecting more in terms of price and time.  But if you were paying attention (as I was, because my stomach was churning) then you witnessed about a 4% drop in the indices in the matter of five or so days, and if you count the SPX futures it was about 5% (to the lows reached overnight on Aug 7/8).  And now, about a week later much of that lost ground has been recovered, to...

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Capital At Risk: Your Trading Timeframe Matters

Capital At Risk: Your Trading Timeframe Matters

If you are going to trade on a short-term (one to three day) basis, your approach to risk management will not be the same as someone who trades on a longer time horizon.   [Editor's note: read part one in this risk management series here: How Much Should You Risk On A Trade.] With my implied volatility signals and medium-term directional signals, I emphasize reward to risk expressed as...

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US Bonds Gaining Strength, Crude Oil Losing Strength

Bond, iShares Barclays 20+ Year U.S. Treasury ETF (TLT) absolute price rose above its highs of the previous 15 months on 8/14/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting bullish trend. Bond, iShares Barclays 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury ETF (IEF) absolute price rose above its closing price highs of the previous 14 months on 8/14/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting bullish trend. Crude Oil,...

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Soft Commodity Markets a Mixed Bag at Present

SOFTS: October sugar closed down 11 points at 15.91 cents today. Prices closed near mid-range and hit a 6.5-month low today. Sugar bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage as a seven-week-old downtrend is in place on the daily bar chart. Bulls' next upside price breakout objective is to push and close prices above solid technical resistance at 16.75 cents. Bears' next...

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Geopolitics on Back Burner, For Now

* Latest Market Developments * On the geopolitical front, the market place perceives the Russia-Ukraine tensions might be easing just a bit following conciliatory words from Russian president Putin late this week. Also, reports said a Russian convoy of non-military goods has passed, or is ready to pass, into Ukraine. If the convoy is allowed to pass into Ukraine it would be considered a...

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