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Uncertainty Breeds Caution and Rightfully So

So, we get a day off tomorrow, which makes the work week shorter and the weekend longer. It’s weird, I know, but I like that notion – a longer weekend. It’s just as well with this week in the market. A fella could feel a bit seasick if he hadn’t been on...

50-day SMA Whipsaw

Absolute price for the following whipsawed back up above 50-day SMAs on 4/16/14, thereby turning systematically bullish (from neutral): S&P 500 Composite Index, SPX Industrial SPDR, XLI Materials SPDR, XLB Technology SPDR, XLK The S&P 500...

Rising Wages Are Good, Right?

Yesterday, I wrote the line below to help articulate why the market trend will resume its upward position sooner rather than later. U.S. consumers grew more confident in the labor market last month, with younger workers in particular seeing a greater...

#1 Key To Successful Trading

Discipline according to Wikipedia is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be synonymous with self-control.  In working with hundreds of traders over the years I see this quality as the major key to being a...

Is Tesla The American BYD?

Is Tesla a bubble stock? A recent article at another investment blog drew disparaging technical and fundamental parallels between Tesla and a small Chinese car & battery outfit, BYD (BYDDF), whose stock soared 10X in 2009 after Warren Buffett bought...

Did I Answer The Question?

Clearly the bulls and the bears are fighting it out in the trenches now. Today’s market action typifies what happens when these forces collide in an effort to control the trend. Understandably, this volatility has some worried, especially in the context...

How To Trade Intel Earnings

Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) shares have slightly outperformed the broader market in 2014, up a modest 3% so far year to date.  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $21.42-$27.12, having hit its low of $23.05 on February 5, the same time as the...

The Journey To Profitable Trading: A Checklist

The path to consistently profitable trading can be a long and winding road for many traders. There are many lessons to be learned —both about the markets and one's own personal psyche. Traders who have a passion for the markets and persistence can...

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