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The Market Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You

So, there you have it. The S&P 500 touched upon a new record high this morning and the Dow is working to get into the green, just below its all-time high. And this as the Gaza fighting goes on, as the Ukraine fighting goes on, and as the Iraq...

Psychology: The 5 Trader Personalities

I recently wrote several articles for TraderPlanet about how brain type affects one’s attitudes, mood and behavior when trading and investing. Tendencies toward impulsivity, anxiety and even addiction may be the result of chronic under- or over-active...

Large Caps Gaining Strength

The Largest Cap S&P 100/S&P 500 Relative Strength Ratio (OEF/SPY) rose above its highs of the previous 6 months on 7/22/14, reconfirming a significant rally. NASDAQ 100 ETF/S&P 500 ETF Relative Strength Ratio (QQQ/SPY) rose further above its...

Conquer Emotions: Layer In Positions

A big part of being successful in the stock market, is controlling your emotions. Your emotions will have you making the wrong decisions 99% of the time.  If you think about it, have you ever made a good decision when you were emotional? I am talking...

S&P 500: Shakeout Creates Buy Point

The S&P 500 (SPX) daily has shaped up nicely to show an attractive long entry point. I know some of you may be feeling uncomfortable with stocks at current heights, but there aren't any warning signs technically. If you something to help you sleep at...

Speaking of Irrational Entities

On this fine Monday morning, geopolitics slams the market, again, or so the media is suggesting. I am not sure why the news from either Ukraine or Gaza would be pushing the market down, as nothing is radically different this Monday morning as it was on...

VIX Seasonal Pattern Starts Now

The CBOE Market Volatility index, or VIX, is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. The VIX moves inversely with equities so that when equities are rising, the VIX is falling and...

It Seemed the World Fell Apart Yesterday

By the time the day finished yesterday, the headline news had just about done all it could do to wreck the market. What we saw yesterday was a market freak out across the globe. U.S. stocks sank on Thursday, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest...

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