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Remember Our Lessons Already Learned

Ahhhh …. Life is normal again, and it feels right. In today’s sense of normalcy, a learned lesson or two in life resides. One of those is familiar to me from repetition in my childhood and the other I am just starting to learn through repetition. Yesterday, I just “relearned” the latter. My computer is working. Yup, the same one I gave up on yesterday is the same one I fixed yesterday. I...

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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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Don't Get Trapped By Stop Hunters: How To Survive The Head Fake

Don't Get Trapped By Stop Hunters: How To Survive The Head Fake

Have you ever been in a trade that was a textbook setup and you thought you landed a great trade when all of a sudden it hit your stop, took you out and then it worked and hit your target?   I am sure you felt a bit of unsettled emotions as this played out before you on your trading screens at your desk.  As a trader you have to get smarter and learn from these little tricks the big boys do...

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Alibaba: Look For The "Shake And Bake" Setup

Alibaba: Look For The "Shake And Bake" Setup

It was "the" IPO to own this year.You know how you get those "Oriental Trading" magazines in the mail? Where you can buy 250 bouncy balls for 5 bucks?Alibaba is like that, except on a massive scale.And after all that IPO hype, the stock ran from 100 the first day it traded and has fallen into a range since.This chart is a classic IPO base and break pattern. 90 is an obvious level that if...

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U.S. Stocks: The 4-day Trend Is Clearly Pointing Up, But...

The S&P 500 Composite Index (SPX: 1,941.28, up 1.98%) rose for the 4th consecutive trading day and finished above its closing prices of the previous 8 trading days on Tuesday. SPX now has recovered most of its loss from 9/19/14 to 10/15/14. SPX crossed above its 200-day SMA but remains below its 50-day SMA, now at 1,966.81. The 4-day trend is clearly pointing up, but the larger trends...

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Is This Back to the Future?

My computer world is not any better today than it was yesterday, but I feel better. I did what I could do for my laptop, but it is in a coma. It will require equipment and knowledge beyond my scope to bring it around. Given that I am away from my hometown, I will keep it on life-support until I return. No worries; it is stable enough to wait three more days. In the meantime, I said I feel...

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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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S&P 500: Use Past Patterns To Predict Future Market Moves

S&P 500: Use Past Patterns To Predict Future Market Moves

Humans are creatures of habit and that is why history will almost always repeat at some time in the future. The same holds true for our financial system as well as the stock market. I have always been a big “fractal pattern” believer and do a lot of my research for future direction, based off of a similar pattern that has happened in the past. History will mimic, but not repeat exactly for...

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Falling stock volume may indicate diminishing power.

The S&P 500 Composite Index (SPX: 1,904.01, up 0.91%) rose for the 3rd consecutive trading day and finished above its closing prices of the previous 5 trading days on Monday. SPX has recovered a moderate fraction of its 4-weeks loss, but still it might be premature to speculate that the bull market has revived. SPX remains below both its 50- and 200-day SMAs, now at 1,966.72 and...

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Not A Good Monday, For Me …

Today is not starting out well for me. Two words sum it up – computer problems. First, my normal work computer gave me the “blue screen of death” this morning, and for those who know Microsoft Windows, well, you know that this is as bad as it gets with Windows. The reason I am even writing about my computer problems is that just two minutes ago I was closing out my sagacious thinking for the...

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Silver and Gold Mining Are Relatively Weak

Gold Mining Stocks ETF/Gold Shares ETF Relative Strength Ratio (GDX/GLD) fell below its lows of the previous 8 years on 10/17/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. Silver/Gold ETFs Ratio (SLV/GLD) fell below its lows of the previous 5 years on 10/17/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. The S&P 500 Composite Index (SPX: 1,886.76, up 1.29%) opened higher on...

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It’s Getting Easier To Say, Hang In There

Is this it? Is the panic over? Have the sellers become exhausted and have the buyers stepped back into the breach? Is this, after weeks of churning, the bottom? U.S. stocks were higher at the open on Friday, following a batch of solid earnings reports that eased concerns about the impact of weak global demand on U.S. growth and businesses. Strong right out of the gate and holding steady the...

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Stocks Look Better, But What Did "Dr. Copper" Say?

Copper, iPath DJ-UBS Copper TR Sub-Index ETN (JJC) absolute price fell below its lows of the previous 6 months on 10/16/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. Long term, JJC has been in a major downtrend since topping at 61.69 on 2/14/11. "Dr. Copper" is widely accepted as one of the better indicators of investor confidence (or lack thereof) in the global industrial economy. ...

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It’s The Economy, The Fed, And a Bit Of Europe

Well, well, well … The last hour in yesterday’s market was quite interesting, just as the last hour, half hour, and five minutes of the market has been this week. It appears the battle of the bulls and “da bears” is back on. Although “da bears’ have had the upper hand, it seems that the tide might be turning. As always, we will see, but in the meantime, here are some considerations for your...

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E-Mini Trade: Get Ready For Another Round Of Volatility

E-Mini Trade: Get Ready For Another Round Of Volatility

If you chose to read this commentary today, I have a feeling you are a survivor of the events of the last few days.  Your portfolio may have taken a hit, but you are probably still standing in upright stable position. Congratulations to you. Now get ready for another round of volatility. If you have been paying attention to the markets and the surrounding news I’m guessing you caught some...

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