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US-Dollar Index Approaching Key Resistance

US-Dollar Index Approaching Key Resistance

The US-Dollar Index has surged over the past several weeks because the US Dollar has appreciated against most of the other major global currencies.  The US-Dollar Index is a basket of the six major world currencies, which are weighted against the US Dollar.  The monthly continuation chart of the US-Dollar Index below shows that price action has been in an uptrend for the better part of the...

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Trading Psychology: Stay Calm When The Fastballs Fly

Trading Psychology: Stay Calm When The Fastballs Fly

A client of mine sent me a bio yesterday on Rod Dedeaux, who was the baseball coach for USC for 45 seasons. Dedeaux was a legendary leader, chalking up more national titles and wins (1332) than any other coach of his day. 200 of his players went on to play professional ball. Dedeaux neither lost his temper nor disrespected or denigrated anyone. He cultivated the ability to befriend,...

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Earnings Play: VMWare Inc. Poised For Big Move

Earnings Play: VMWare Inc. Poised For Big Move

VMWare Inc. (VMW) is scheduled to report earnings after Tuesday’s closing bell.  Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, this company specializes in cloud and software virtualization services.  VMW Share are down slightly over 2% in 2014, but are off nearly 21% from their April 1 high of $111.83.  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $76.51-$112.89.Analysts are calling $1.5 billion in revenue...

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Swing Trade: Aussie Bounces Off Support

Swing Trade: Aussie Bounces Off Support

For three weeks the Aussie dollar pressed chart support at 0.866 U.S. dollars and stabilized, and this week is generating follow-through buying. Enhancing the odds of further upside from here is the tall upper shadow (selling into price strength) and small real body (open and close are close to each other) that appeared two weeks ago on the weekly chart. This pattern of behavior often points...

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4 Key Trading Lessons From The Beach

4 Key Trading Lessons From The Beach

Winter is approaching so I had to make sure to enjoy one more beach day. Hard to do in Nashville, TN though. That being said, we took a short, eight-hour drive to Panama City to visit my girlfriend’s family and, of course, get some serious beach time in.  You might think it’s a stretch to relate snorkeling to trading. Well, only one way to find out. #1 Gear: When trading, you do have to...

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Trading Psychology: Complexity Theory Says More Is Different

Trading Psychology: Complexity Theory Says More Is Different

Last week I wrote an article on why Bull Markets can be dangerous. Simply put, they often lull us into complacency and tempt us to ignore standard risk controls. Then, when volatility increases, we are not prepared for the rug to move and the walls to shake. There’s a principle in Complexity Theory that says: More is different. It means that in complex dynamic systems, arithmetic increases...

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US Dollar Breakout: End To Stock Bull, Renewed Commodity Bear

US Dollar Breakout: End To Stock Bull, Renewed Commodity Bear

It seems nothing can stop the U.S. dollar. Since its low in April it has closed higher in four out of five months and is up almost 8.00% since then.  While a run like that is in need of a rest there are some big issues that need to be considered now. DXY broke out of a six-year triangle this month. Breaking to the upside from a triangle is bullish. That triangle is essentially a six-year...

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