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Not a Bad Day For a Tuesday

And the beat goes on … The S&P 500 will try again today to close over 2000 for the first time in history. Will it make it? It is hard to say, as many still view the market as top-heavy, overvalued, and bubbly, which could mean some profit taking. The S&P 500 earned $29.45 last quarter. That's 11.7% stronger than the year-ago figure of $26.36. It's also a bit better than the estimates...

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The Three T's For Day Trading In The Forex Market

The Three T's For Day Trading In The Forex Market

FX trades nearly $5 trillion each day, according to 2013 Bank for International Settlements Triennial Report. Many traders are attracted to the FX market due to this substantial amount of liquidity and the ease of getting into and out of positions.[Editor's note: this is part three in a Learning To Trade Forex series by Daily FX on TraderPlanet. Read the previous story here.]This has led to...

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Kass Gets It Right, and So Should You

Monday morning and the market is showing a bit of oomph. Out the gate and up the hill it flew. Just like that the S&P climbs above 2000 and the Dow inches closer to its all-time high. This should tell you something – the market wants to go higher, even if Germany is tripping up a bit as the economic leader of Europe.    The IFO Business Climate Index in Germany for the month of August...

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Fundamentally, It Is Good News

I must admit, I enjoy poking fun at the bearish cult in the financial world. Something about “sticking to your guns” no matter what bothers me, so I reach out with a poke more than just now and then. In fact, I have a poke today, but before I do that, let’s consider the market for a moment. The Ukrainian battlefield successes, after a faltering start in April when government forces were...

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Where Do You Think We Go From Here?

I am not sure where to begin this morning, but I guess the place best for me is with the following headline from yesterday. Fed Officials Said Job Gains May Bring Faster Interest-Rate Rise That headline should have spooked the market and it did, but as quickly as the market dove yesterday, it came back up. U.S. stock prices trimmed gains after the release of the minutes but quickly recovered...

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And A Bit More Strength To Ponder

Despite the dirty facts on the ground, the breathless media is amazingly quiet. Perhaps it has lost interest in the constant warfare in Gaza, Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine. Maybe the news hasn’t played out as a thriller with the market. Given the recent market rebound, it is not a bad conclusion to draw – the market is simply not interested in the dirty facts. And really, why would it be? As I...

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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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Is It Coming Down to Oil?

It appears the Kurds are kicking some Islamic State butt over there in the oil regions of the world, specifically Iraq. And I guess Libya’s militias have figured out that shutting down their oil production is not really good for their country. And Iran seems to understand the only way they get back into the oil business is to let IAEA inspectors in to their plutonium business. Russia seems...

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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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It’s All About to Change

There hasn’t been much in the financial news lately about earnings. That’s too bad because of all the things the market cares about, or should care about, earnings top the list, or should top the list.   … there are about a zillion ways to measure stock market valuation. Therefore, like art, the judgment of whether or not stocks are "expensive" or "cheap" usually lies in the eyes of the...

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And This With World Falling Apart

Some days, I just gotta lot to say. Yes, I am still bored with the current market, but I am getting excited about the market coming soon to a laptop near you. It's days like today and weeks like the past two weeks, though, that can really get irritating. Stocks barely budged on Tuesday, and are basically back to where they closed on July 31st. See, there are others out there who find this...

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Gap Trading 101: Fade The Gap In Kinder Morgan Inc.

Gap Trading 101: Fade The Gap In Kinder Morgan Inc.

How do you know when to fade a stock that gaps up? Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) gapped up $6.00 on August 11, 2014 and this is a great example of what you should look for to get a fade going. Your Edge Since I am a price action trader I need price action to determine what I should do with KMI.  The only data I have before the open is the premarket data showing me the gap up.  This is a great...

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Yawn … The Market Is Boring, Again

It’s sad, but, once again, I’ve become bored with the market. I know, I know … objectivity and emotion-free are the buzz words when dealing with the market, yet, here I am. If I hadn’t already taken a vacation, I would recommend that, so, in lieu of a vacation, I suggest I deal with something else, sort of. Here is a long question from a reader. I have broken into parts and answered each as...

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An Evolved Market Might Not Care

This weekend, I mostly finished building a big deck in our back yard, but while I was tediously screwing down plank after plank after plank after plank, I thought about the market. I wondered if the rally on Friday would have any legs come today. I suspected it might as the news from Ukraine and Gaza over the weekend tempered. So far this morning, my suspicion seems correct. The buyers are...

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