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“All the news, all the time” is a tagline for more than one news outlet, and in this, the ubiquitous 24-hour news cycle world, it is appropriate. Do you ever get the feeling that there is too much news, though? Let me clarify. There can never be too much news, meaning,...
There is a lot happening in the soybean market.  Thursday’s export sales report showed 459-thousand metric tons of soybeans were sold last week.  That is down 9% from the week prior and 26% under the four week average.  Key US soybean buyer, China, was in for 272-thousand of...
There is a lot happening in the soybean market.  Thursday’s export sales report showed 459-thousand metric tons of soybeans were sold last week.  That is down 9% from the week prior and 26% under the four week average.  Key US soybean buyer, China, was in for 272-thousand of...
If you take a trade, and it does not work the math is easy; you stop out. But what if you have a winning trade? What now? Here is where the mastery begins. Even though there are a lot of different trailing styles and techniques, in reality, there is only one that is highly...
Today Actavis (ACT) issued $21 billion in bonds, the second biggest bond deal ever.  Given low interest rates globally, it makes sense for companies to issue debt.  However, according to research from Goldman Sachs (source:ZeroHedge), corporations have been the largest buyers...
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I believe there is no other term used more widely, or that prompts more thoughtful head nodding in wise agreement, and yet is so poorly defined, as "long-term." Any time I see mutual fund descriptions or "About Us" website pages that tout their "long-term focus," I...
Yesterday The ESH5 stepped back from the rally yesterday and wandered down for a close 9.50 points below the previous close. It gapped down at the open, dropped to our support level around 2095, and moved back up in the afternoon to close at 2104.75. Volume, as usual, was...
On Wednesday, the Nasdaq 100 survived a test of the Volume Point of Control (VPOC) at 4441.25. Notice the size of the histogram peak (See chart below.). This is a hugely important level, and it has been tested six times in the last two weeks. The NASDAQ is demonstrating...
When making a bullish directional play, why would I consider a call calendar and not just buying a call vertical or selling a put vertical? A Quick Review A call vertical is when you buy (or sell) a certain strike and sell (or buy) a call with a higher strike price....
Hello there! My name is Randall Liss and it is my pleasure and privilege to be a new contributor to TraderPlanet. I have been in the options industry for a very long time. In 1978, I helped found the European Options Exchange (now part of Euronext) in Amsterdam. I was a...
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