On Demand

Education Commentaries

Showing Commentaries 1 - 15 out of 121 found.

Twilio (TWLO) Turns the Tables on IPO Market

Twilio (TWLO) Turns the Tables on IPO Market

The IPO market may still be soft, but, don’t tell that to Twilio (TWLO), which saw very healthy demand for its IPO today (6/23/16).  Before the market opened, its 10.0 million share IPO priced at $15, above the $12-$14 expected price range, raising total gross proceeds of $150 million. Amazingly, TWLO is the first IPO of 2016 to price above the projected range. Not only did it price strongly...

Continue Reading

Fed Cut in Growth Expectations Will Be Felt

Fed Cut in Growth Expectations Will Be Felt

Looking at the revised growth, inflation and funds expectations following the Fed meeting last week we see they have shifted into a much slower gear for the US economy.  I am sure there was a bit of a deflated mood (pun intended) during the meeting where the poor jobs report cast a pall over upcoming policy directives. We can see from the new economic projections there is an even lowered...

Continue Reading

The Big Weather Rally In Natural Gas

The Big Weather Rally In Natural Gas

Since Natural Gas futures made a multi-year low in March 2016 at 1.611, we have seen a strong rally to 2.786 (as of June 23, 2016). Weather has played a big role during the rally. The breakdown to the multi-year low was the result of warmer temperatures during the winter which led to less use of Natural Gas for heating homes and businesses. The rising prices we have seen since March have...

Continue Reading

Brexit Vote Unlikely to Rescue British Pound

Brexit Vote Unlikely to Rescue British Pound

Our chart of British Pound futures shows why we don't expect the Brexit vote to produce a drastic change in the value of the currency regardless of the decision. Although the Pound could break in either direction from its present area, the Elliott wave patterns for both scenarios suggest the next move will not be large. Even so, traders might find areas to watch for a turn near the levels we...

Continue Reading

Why the Average Person Should Own Some Gold & Silver

Why the Average Person Should Own Some Gold & Silver

Ability is of little account without opportunity. Napoleon Bonaparte   We live in a world where the main driving force behind this illusory economic recovery is hot money and data manipulation.  According to Government stats, inflation is nonexistent, but anyone with a grain of grey matter understands that this is not the real case.  Rents, education and medical costs are soaring, and...

Continue Reading

Could Brexit Trigger A Domino Affect?

Could Brexit Trigger A Domino Affect?

With the UK- EU vote pending, the questions remain on what will happen. No matter which way the vote goes, I don’t think anyone knows what the end result will be for the UK or the EU. As the debate continues,   my thoughts turn to one the UK’s finest exports, The Clash. “Should I stay or should I go now? Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble An' if I stay it will be...

Continue Reading

Weather Gives and Then Takes Away in Grain

Weather Gives and Then Takes Away in Grain

Last Friday June 17 saw corn prices achieve new highs for the year at 449.0 new crop futures (Dec16). The bean market not to be undone rallied 30 cents. The main culprit for the rally was weather. Hot and dry conditions were predicted for the remainder of June and into July. Talk of La Nina replacing El Nino in the Midwest resulting in hotter and drier conditions in July and August had been...

Continue Reading

Gradual or Glacial Tightening?

Gradual or Glacial Tightening?

Today Yellen testified before Congress in her semi-annual testimony.  Last week, prior to the FOMC meeting, I wrote, “…though some Fed officials have vocally called for rate hikes, Yellen is likely to adopt a cautious stand for the foreseeable future.  The Fed’s risk management model is such that it weighs the costs/benefits of staying put versus raising.”  Indeed Yellen was cautious in her...

Continue Reading

Brexit And The British Pound

Brexit And The British Pound

The Brexit vote is approaching and the British Pound is moving.  Here’s the important price levels that traders need to know. Click here to watch a video explaining how to read markets using volume at price. British Pound futures (6B #F) have been rallying and have reached resistance at 1.4674 – 1.4771.  A break above this zone would signal a bullish shift and target a move higher to next...

Continue Reading

Chart Of The Week: DB Agriculture Shows Some Promise

Chart Of The Week: DB Agriculture Shows Some Promise

The DB Agriculture fund tracks a proxy of actual soft and hard commodities and not the stocks which represent them.  In this fund we'll find weightings of cattle, corn, beans, meal, sugar, coffee, wheat and other grains that are a nice representation of goods.  Trading in the individual names can be tricky and require some experience and expertise.  However, an aggregate such as the DBA...

Continue Reading

Jump On This Big Break Out Move In Citrix Systems

Jump On This Big Break Out Move In Citrix Systems

What gets a trader excited?  There are lots of things, but one thing for sure is a game changer.  There is nothing worse for a trader than same old, same old.  So, when things change…it’s game on!  Let’s look at a break out set up in Citrix Systems (CTXS).  Take a look at the chart in Figure 1 below. What you have here is what is known as an inside bar with subsequent break out.  The inside...

Continue Reading

Use Bull Put Spreads To Profit With Google Now

Use Bull Put Spreads To Profit With Google Now

Hey traders! How are you?! Have you had an amazing last few days in the markets? Some wild moves and pre markets gaps have made day trading and option selling a fun and profitable endeavor.  Headed back home to Nashville, TN from Los Angeles right now and I noticed this exciting pattern on GOOGL. Well, I didn’t just notice it. It’s been on my radar for a LONG time. I love trading GOOGL. In...

Continue Reading

Stock Market: Next Cycle Low Due June 29

Stock Market: Next Cycle Low Due June 29

After last week’s failed call for a “relief rally” it becomes harder to accept bullish signals as seen in the McClellan Oscillator this week. There is the possibility of a micro-cycle high on/near Tuesday which gives the possibility of a 1-2 day rally but the next micro-cycle low is due June 29 which matches the Hybrid Lindsay forecast for a low near then which is outlined below.   June 27 -...

Continue Reading

Wicked Reversal: Clue To Short Bond Futures

Wicked Reversal: Clue To Short Bond Futures

The last leg of this Bond rally began on June 3rd, when the jobless claims number came in horrifically low. This led to the belief that there was no way the FOMC would raise rates in their June 15th announcement. Obviously, the FOMC did not raise rates and Bond prices continued to climb after the initial announcement. However, the wicked reversal since reality set in is actually the clue...

Continue Reading

Jobs Report Shocks Federal Reserve into Submission

Jobs Report Shocks Federal Reserve into Submission

There is no doubt the Federal Reserve committee dialed it back significantly from the recent 'rate hike' rhetoric we have been hearing about lately.  It was only a month ago we heard most of the Fed Governors boldly claim a rate hike was coming and probably sooner than everyone believed. However, they presented a mixed picture of the economy, seeing some growth areas but weakness in others. ...

Continue Reading
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9    
Membership is Free. Join Now in less than 5 seconds! Alternatively Join or Sign In here.