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Another Reason This Bull Market Will Not Buckle Soon

Another Reason This Bull Market Will Not Buckle Soon

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.Billie Jean King  Over 50% of Americans don’t have enough money to invest in stocks; a scary statistic for a country that claims to be the only superpower left in the world. It makes one wonder at what cost are we maintaining this superpower status when from an economic perspective we appear closer to a third world nation....

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All The Indicators Say Stocks Should Be Going Down

All The Indicators Say Stocks Should Be Going Down

And yet… Everything seems to say this market should be going down… and yet… price is always the final arbiter. July through October is a seasonally bullish period of the year for the VIX. The VIX closed last Friday at 12.02. The last time the VIX was below 13.00 was last August just before the S&P 500 declined over 11.00%… and yet… Sentiment is at an extreme. The CNN Fear & Greed...

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Nasdaq: Poised To Score a New High

Nasdaq: Poised To Score a New High

Normally, we select one chart and develop a specific trading plan for a Monday morning quick hit trade here at TraderPlanet. This morning, I’d like to look at the equity index futures in aggregate and explain a simple but, effective technique for hedging or, outright shorting opportunities in the equity markets. There are many angles to the stock market, interest rates and the global...

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Chicago: It Might Be Time To Get Out Of Town

Chicago: It Might Be Time To Get Out Of Town

Chicago, that toddlin’ town. Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues. And maybe your house.   The dwindling number of people who still live in Cook County, Illinois —  essentially the city of Chicago —  got their property tax bills a couple of weeks ago. Boy, are they pissed. Too bad for them, did I hear you say? Well stick around, because the combination of fiscal mismanagement,...

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When the Experts Just Don't Know!

When the Experts Just Don't Know!

When the market move to extremes (up or down) we often search for the counsel of someone who can offer some advice, or at the very least put some sense on the moves.  Yet, with the enormous moves up, down and then back up again just in the last six weeks we still find ourselves searching for answers.  Even the ones 'in the know' are dumbfounded.  This is why the market action will give you...

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Crude Oil Stuck In Two Week Trading Range

Crude Oil Stuck In Two Week Trading Range

September Crude Oil grinded lower on Thursday, July 21, 2016 making a new low for the week at 44.52 but it was unable to get below the 44.42 low established on July 11th. Crude Oil is still in its 2 week trading range and it would take a close below 44.31 (the 21 WMA) to create a path to 41.64 (the 50 WMA), in my opinion. Support on the daily chart comes in at 44.26 (the 100 DMA) and then...

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Watch This resistance in Euro Stoxx 50

Watch This resistance in Euro Stoxx 50

We have been watching for lower highs and signs of downward continuation in European stock indices this summer. Consistent with our recent forecasts for the London FTSE and the German DAX, we also see a potentially bearish pattern developing in the Euro Stoxx 50 Index. The index includes 50 of the most liquid stocks throughout the Eurozone and comprises a majority of the market...

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Collect Premium: Play An E-Mini Strangle

Collect Premium: Play An E-Mini Strangle

The strong upside move in the equity markets has not slowed down this week. We continue to see new highs put in the market without much resistance. The S&P seems to still be embracing the low interest rate environment.  I’m not quite sure if there is anything out there right now that will keep a cap on the market over the next few weeks. I’ve stated previously that I think there will be...

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Don’t Buy Gold!.....Consider this Alternative First

Don’t Buy Gold!.....Consider this Alternative First

Investors Flocking to Gold in light of Negative Rates and Brexit could be getting to the party late. Here’s how to take advantage of higher prices without betting against the rally In case you haven’t noticed, if you’re an equities, currency or interest rate trader, you’re officially in uncharted waters. With roughly $12 trillion in global government debt now carrying negative yields,...

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An IBM Earnings Trade

An IBM Earnings Trade

IBM has had a rough go of it lately on earnings.  When I say a rough time, I am being nice.  Seven out of the last eight reports have resulted in down days and the one day it was not down…it was up a whopping $0.01! The only thing is that the chart looks strong and tech has been mostly positive as of late.  We don’t want to play straight to the downside.  If we can have our cake and eat it...

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Debt Bomb: Debt is Becoming a House of Cards

Debt Bomb: Debt is Becoming a House of Cards

Debt is the fatal disease of Republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people. – Wendell Phillips Up until the 19th Century in Western Europe there was something called debtors prison. This was a place citizens were sent who could not pay their debts, typical workhouses. Sentences were given until the debtor paid its debts, and obviously being in...

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Stocks Soar Amid World Chaos And US Conventions

Stocks Soar Amid World Chaos And US Conventions

S&P 500: Bring back those hazy, lazy, crazy days of summer. Please.   This time of year used to be called “the summer doldrums,” with everybody on vacation and the markets snoozing peacefully through the long afternoons, stumbling sleepily toward Labor Day. Not anymore. In the week just ended we had a coup — or perhaps an imitation of a coup — in Turkey; continuing discord and near-panic...

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Volume Trends Show the Smart Money is in Charge

Volume Trends Show the Smart Money is in Charge

I'm often told that if a stock or index is rising on lower or modest volume then the move is probably false or a fake out is about to occur.  I mostly disagree with this notion, as it is times of reversals where big volume prints are often seen. High volume events are often turning points in trending markets.  As we saw recently just after the Brexit decision, a massive volume print occurred...

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Crude Oil Shorts May Panic

Crude Oil Shorts May Panic

Crude Oil grinded higher on Thursday, July 14, 2016 following the Equity markets as they continued making new highs. The rally in Crude Oil was weak however, forming another inside candle and Thursday’s range was the smallest since May 13th. The Crude Oil rally tested trendline resistance at 45.72 and wasn’t able to stay above it.  Today seemed to be a day traders sat back and waited for a...

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Stocks Soar: Gold Backs and Fills

Stocks Soar: Gold Backs and Fills

U.S. Equity prices have skyrocketed higher as the Dow and S&P have scored all time record highs this week. The abandonment of safe haven anxiety following the Brexit has finally spilled over to the Precious Metals sector. With the bond market rally still intact coupled with new highs in equities, it was only a matter of time before Gold felt the squeeze. Non commercial and non reportable...

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