On Demand

Trading Commentaries

Showing Posts 81 - 90 out of 168 found.

Livestock Futures Bulls Make Impressive Recovery

 LIVESTOCK: October live cattle closed up $1.20 at 152.60 Tuesday. Prices closed near mid-range and hit a three-week high today. Bulls have the overall near-term technical advantage and have momentum on their side. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to push and close prices above solid resistance at $155.00. The next downside technical breakout objective for the bears is pushing and...

Continue Reading

Russia-Ukraine Cease-Fire Adds a Bit of Risk Appetite

* Latest Market Developments * In overnight news, reports said Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a cease-fire from the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. This news has added a bit to investor risk appetite in the market place on Wednesday. However, many are skeptical any cease-fire in the region will last. The European Union saw its retail sales decline 0.4% in July from June, and were up...

Continue Reading

September Will See the Money Flow

September is here and life will now get back to a routine for so many of us. For many market players, though, a September routine is filled with trepidation. The month has a bad reputation. Is it deserved? Let’s look at the last five years to see how they turned out for September. Going back any further than five years seems irrelevant, as the market world changed forever in 2008. True in...

Continue Reading

December British Pound Futures: Trading Idea September 2, 2014

December British Pound Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness  See on the daily bar chart for the December British pound futures that prices are in a steep six-week-old downtrend and the bears have the firm near-term technical advantage. A move below chart support at the recent low of 1.6484 would become a selling opportunity. The downside price objective would be 1.6200 or...

Continue Reading

Navistar Reports Earnings This Week: Get Ready For Big Move

Navistar Reports Earnings This Week: Get Ready For Big Move

Navistar International Corp. (NAV) is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell Wednesday.  NAV shares are up over 1% in 2014, but the ride has not been a smooth one: the stock traded below $30 in February only to rise to above $38 in March.  Then in April the stock fell back below $32 only to retrace above $38 again in May, only to fall below $33 again that same month.  The stock...

Continue Reading

Triangle Breakdown Makes Gold an Attractive Short

Triangle Breakdown Makes Gold an Attractive Short

Recently I've been watching to see if an attractive reward-to-risk scenario would line up for short entry into gold futures. The pieces are falling into place. The purpose of the accompanying weekly chart is to illustrate how the sideways trend since June 2013 could end up acting as a long pause within a downtrend from the peak in September 2011. A symmetrical triangle has formed and...

Continue Reading

Health Care Stocks Gaining Strength, Agriculture Losing Strength

Health Care stock sector ETF (XLV) Relative Strength Ratio (XLV/SPY) rose above its highs of the previous 5 months on 8/29/14 and remains systematically bullish. Absolute price rose to a new high on 8/29/14 and remains systematically bullish. Foreign Stocks ETF (EFA) Relative Strength Ratio (EFA/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 2 years on 8/29/14. Bond, iShares Barclays 20+...

Continue Reading

Big Economic Data Week Ahead

* Latest Market Developments * It’s a big week for economic data points, with the highlights being Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. jobs report. The market place reckons the ECB is on the verge of announcing fresh monetary stimulus. And the U.S. jobs report will give the latest reading on the important non-farm payrolls growth, seen at up 220,000 in August. The OECD...

Continue Reading

Anatomy of a 1,000% Gain

As option traders, we all search for that holy grail that will explain the right edge of the chart.  Naturally, we cannot see the future but at times we can set ourselves up for a big payday.  Yet, we all strive to hit that one golden goose of a trade, the one that puts us on another level financially, mentally and emotionally.  There is no better feeling than nailing a big winner, and we...

Continue Reading

That’s About as Simple as It Gets

Yesterday, my friend Miggie said to me, “You seem to always write about the general market anymore.” I thought for a moment about the implied question: “Why?” In that moment, I came up with several reasons for why I focus on general market commentary, which I told her, but in my mini litany of reasons, I heard my words about you, the reader. Writers write to an audience, but writers are not...

Continue Reading
    5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13    
Membership is Free. Join Now in less than 5 seconds! Alternatively Join or Sign In here.