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Holiday Period: A Perfect Time To Hone Your Inner Trading Game

Holiday Period: A Perfect Time To Hone Your Inner Trading Game

A quick look at this week’s trading makes it abundantly clear: Most of the market players are away on holiday. Chances of being stopped out are higher than usual, as market makers can move the price around, quite easily hitting your stops. Trading is addictive. One of the greatest challenge for traders is to stay out of the markets when trading opportunities are thin, while remaining alert...

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Time to Sell E-Mini Premium

Time to Sell E-Mini Premium

Wednesday’s FOMC didn’t bring any surprises. I don’t think anyone was looking for action from the Fed, and the Fed lived up to that expectation.  But the tone of the Fed’s statement might have turned a bit more hawkish from the previous dovish announcements. The term “strengthened” made an appearance in describing the current labor market, probably referring to the addition of 287,000 jobs...

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Profit from Uncertain Wheat Direction

Profit from Uncertain Wheat Direction

Wheat recovered nicely Friday (7/22), and Monday (7/25) posting solid gains amid poor harvest results so far in France and parts of the European Union. However a turnaround Tuesday buoyed by hopes of record Russian Production in the post Soviet era halted the two session rally as once again both Chicago and K.C. futures couldn’t hold any rally much less the 4.50 level. The situation is worth...

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Are You Game to Trade Gaming Sector?

Are You Game to Trade Gaming Sector?

The entire gaming sector got a boost today due to a report from the ratings agency Fitch.  Fitch Ratings forecasts solid revenue trends for casino-hotel properties on the Las Vegas Strip as non-gaming amenities continues to drive growth.  Properties on the Las Vegas Strip now generate more than 60% of their profit from non-gaming amenities. Fitch says the trend supports the view that Strip...

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Get Ready to Trade Apple Earnings

Get Ready to Trade Apple Earnings

AAPL’s earnings always generate a huge discussion and they affect any traders. As you likely know, AAPL is one of my favorite stocks to trade and trade. I often post my analysis pre-earnings here, just for you on TraderPlanet! In this particular earnings gap, I’ll be slightly surprised if AAPL  gaps more than 10%,  now that AAPL is an official ‘blue chip, dividend paying’ stock. Here are my...

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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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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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Trade Netflix Earnings News Now

Trade Netflix Earnings News Now

Hello Real Life Traders, stock market fans and investors all over the world. I trust you are doing most splendid! Earnings season is here and as a day trader and also options enthusiast, I am a big fan on trading NFLX and I’ve got my eyes on it pretty much daily. Today is a big day because the earnings report is out. If you’re a fundamental fan of NFLX, you might enjoy some of these numbers...

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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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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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Chart Of The Week: US Steel Staging a Renaissance

Chart Of The Week: US Steel Staging a Renaissance

US Steel has been on a rollercoaster ride this year but may suddenly be looking at higher prices on the back half of 2016.  The dismal performance to start the year took this name down to the depths, multi-year lows in the single digits.  After recovering with the market in March/April X has consolidated nicely, put in a series of higher lows on the chart and looks ready to break higher. It...

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Brexit Vote Creates Excellent Trading Opportunities

Brexit Vote Creates Excellent Trading Opportunities

The volatility in London's FTSE 100 Index after the Brexit vote has presented excellent trading opportunities in both directions. It also has led us to revise our analysis slightly from what we posted at TraderPlanet a month ago, although our forecast is still bearish from the present area. After the United Kingdom's vote to leave was tallied as a certainty, the FTSE led world equity markets...

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How To Profit From Earnings Season

How To Profit From Earnings Season

Earnings season is officially here! Alcoa usually kicks off earnings and right now, after hours it’s reporting a small pop. I always love earnings season. As a day trader who is also proficient trading options, earnings create a plethora of opportunities for gains with all of these gaps. Here was my analysis on AA from just a few days ago.  Therefore, as I write this AA is opening in the...

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Don't Sabotage Your Portfolio: Ignore These 7 Market Phrases

Don't Sabotage Your Portfolio: Ignore These 7 Market Phrases

We hear so much definitive market talk from the financial media, and most of it is careless and quite useless. The best advice is to follow the market action and not the anecdotes and phrases that will put you in the wrong frame of mind. Discipline and hard work trump complacency and laziness, so turn off the noise and be at your best. ‘It will be different this time’ — Mark Twain reportedly...

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