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Ask Trader Ed is an exclusive trader's advice column that is authored by Trader Ed, the ambassador for TraderPlanet.com. Adopting a fun, light-hearted and sometimes serious approach to providing advice to traders, Trader Ed's purpose is to help individuals become better traders.

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The US Housing Market, Brexit, And The Market Goes Up

The US Housing Market, Brexit, And The Market Goes Up

The Fed is silent, not a peep from China, and oil is quietly waiting for the US inventory report to arrive. So what gives? Why is the market popping big today? - New U.S. single-family home sales surged to a more than eight-year high in April and prices hit a record high. - The usually strong spring housing market could be far stronger this year, if only there were more homes for sale. The...

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Rising Wages, Tesla Dump, And A Battery-Chill Maker

Rising Wages, Tesla Dump, And A Battery-Chill Maker

One would think the market would be tumbling today, given that the breathless media has incessantly told us the coming Fed rate hike is a market killer. - The Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book report, out on Wednesday, indicated that in 11 of the Fed's 12 regional districts, signs of wage growth were everywhere. Yep, that’s right. The market is rising on news about the single most...

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Market Madness, Data Dump

Market Madness, Data Dump

There’s panic on the Street. OMG! The Fed will probably raise rates in June. Run for the hills. The market is doomed … Really? - The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid fell from a 14-month high last week, the latest sign that the economy was regaining speed after stumbling in the first quarter. The only way the Fed raises rates in June is if the US economy is looking to gain...

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Same Old Same Old – Forget The Rips, Buy The Dips

Same Old Same Old – Forget The Rips, Buy The Dips

Déjà vu … How many times have we been here –the market gyrates as investors hand over the helm to traders because of the Fed uncertainty? - The market got jittery yesterday after comments from the Fed officials but what it's really looking for is comments from Yellen. What is it that investors fear – market irrationality or the US economy cannot withstand another rate hike? Are investors...

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Oil Pushing Higher, But Don’t Buy What GS Is Selling

Oil Pushing Higher, But Don’t Buy What GS Is Selling

Maybe the giants of the energy world have ruled longer than any other industrial-age company, but, if you don’t adapt … Big Oil Companies Have Already Become Dinosaurs Chatham House, a United Kingdom think tank, suggests the mighty oil companies have failed to adapt and they will perish unless they do. - The oil markets are going through fundamental structural changes driven by a...

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Morphing Technology Creates New Opportunity – Find It

Morphing Technology Creates New Opportunity – Find It

Can you say, “volatile?” The market is seeking its level – time for research. - What lies ahead is a period of extreme disruption in which most of what we’ve come to expect from technology is becoming undone. What replaces it will be truly new and different. Investors and traders are in the prediction business, so the future is now in the market. It is not what is, but what will be. - Over...

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Markets Developing From Yet Another Socio-Cultural Shift?

Markets Developing From Yet Another Socio-Cultural Shift?

Nothing like a good headline to make you click … - The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age An interesting read that leads you to thinking about the changes coming relative to social media. The “yungins” of the world care little for that “ancient” commenting-in-a-box technology, such as FB, this we know. What we don’t know are the opportunities developing from this...

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Reality, Virtual Reality, Alternate Reality –Boeing, Samsung, The Market

Reality, Virtual Reality, Alternate Reality –Boeing, Samsung, The Market

Hmmm … The US economy is going to the underworld in a hand basket, again. Unemployment is on the rise, import prices are rising, inflation is benign, and this all brings us to: - Fed to delay rate hike until September on tame inflation outlook: Reuters poll. This is good news for the market, yes? At least it has been since December, anyway. So, why then is the market not responding better to...

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Eyes Forward, In The Air, And Toward Housing

Eyes Forward, In The Air, And Toward Housing

Looking backward before going forward might be what we teach a teen learning to drive, but for those who want to make their money grow in the market, it is not a good idea. Conventional market behavior is erratic because it operates on the principle just described above. Witness today, for example. How is anything in the market world appreciably different from yesterday? Buy the dips.  - The...

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Pandora Buying, The Market Jumping, And Dark Money Going Bye-Bye?

Pandora Buying, The Market Jumping, And Dark Money Going Bye-Bye?

Do you like streaming music for free or a small monthly fee? The world seems to, so check out Pandora Media (P). This past week insiders started buying heavily. What’s up? The market is up, the VIX is down, gold is down, the US dollar is up, and oil is gasping for air. Is OPEC dying? - Mohammed bin Salman, who oversees Saudi oil policies, has signaled that the world is moving to a new era...

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Renewable Energy is Fiscally Smart

Renewable Energy is Fiscally Smart

I enjoy hearing from thoughtful thinkers … I own a number of warehouses upon which we have just installed acres of solar panels, but I didn't do this because the resulting "green power" is cheaper. I did this because our federal government offers me tax credits of 30% of the value of the installation and accelerated depreciation … I also get to include … the cost of reroofing the entire...

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There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills, Uh, I Mean Sun, Wind, Ocean

There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills, Uh, I Mean Sun, Wind, Ocean

Yesterday I wrote about a potential general market “crash” from the US oil market collapse and that inspired an interesting series of questions from a reader. - Are you saying short oil? When does this happen? It will probably take some time for the oil industry to go bankrupt, don't you think? Exxon makes 10 billion a quarter. First, I never suggest shorting anything, so, no. Second, I...

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The Oil Crash is Coming, But No Worries, The World Is Different

The Oil Crash is Coming, But No Worries, The World Is Different

Market influences are myriad, but few have the power to truly crash the market like the biggies of 1929, 1987, and 2008. Prepare yourself for a market “crash” relative to the fall of 2002. Okay, so maybe the market won’t crash that hard, but prepare yourself for the media barrage that is beginning to emerge about the coming “crash”. - The rout in crude prices is snowballing into one of the...

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AIG, Wrong, Oil Maybe Right, Expansion Is The Bet

AIG, Wrong, Oil Maybe Right, Expansion Is The Bet

Back when I was, well, less “smart” about the market, a man on TV, an entertainer, a talking head said AIG was undervalued. It was a buy. Yup, the same AIG that required a $182-billion bailout. Oops! "Oil is the most important thing in this market. Oil going to $50 is going to move the DOW." Jim Cramer was wrong about AIG before the crash. Maybe today he is right oil goes to $50, but it is...

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Sit Tight, Folks Are Flying, And Oracle Goes Big Energy

Sit Tight, Folks Are Flying, And Oracle Goes Big Energy

If nothing else, the market is consistent in its inconsistency. One can depend on the market to be inconsistent. The reason is simple – the Market R Us. We the people are the market and we the people are irrational beings when it comes to money (and love I hear). We can act like a herd of horses stampeding of a cliff when the media fires a gun above our heads. My point? Recognize this and...

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