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“Resistance is futile.” Don’t go there! I am not a Trekkie, but I have seen all the TV episodes and all the movies (I think), so I am familiar with the Borg, the space folk who take over the collective minds of other civilizations. Watching the market this morning, the Borg...
March Australian Dollar Futures a Buying Opportunity on More Price Strength See on the daily bar chart for the March Aussie dollar futures that prices are in a fledgling uptrend, have just hit a five-week high and have seen a bullish upside “breakout” from a sideways trading...
Gold Mining Stocks ETF/Gold Shares ETF Relative Strength Ratio (GDX/GLD) fell below its lows of the previous 8 years on 10/29/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. Absolute price of GDX fell below its lows of the previous 5 years on 10/29/14. Silver Miners ETF...
* Latest Market Developments * The market place is still digesting Wednesday afternoon’s FOMC statement that was deemed surprisingly hawkish on U.S. monetary policy. The Fed ended its monthly bond-buying program (quantitative easing), which was expected. However, the FOMC...
December U.S. T-Bonds closed down 10/32 at 141 7/32 today. Prices closed nearer the session high after hitting a three-week low early on today. The bulls have faded but still have the slight overall near-term technical advantage. The next downside price breakout objective for...
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Arguably, the single most stressful event for investors and traders alike is the large, opening gap. They tend to happen when you least expect them and often result in the "deer in the headlights" effect as the trader tries to determine whether to fade (trade in the opposite...
Traders are often advised to approach trading as a business. That’s a “good idea” but difficult to achieve in practice. Why so? The cerebral cortex is the “smart “ part of the brain. All mammals have a cerebral cortex, but the size, in percentage...
Earnings gaps to the downside can provide a significant amount of technical damage to stocks. This kind of damage takes weeks or even months to repair, and you can use this to your advantage in the options market. After trading in a six-month range, NFLX had a massive gap...
The week started with the weekly crop-progress report, a gauge of supply.  Corn condition came in at 74% good to excellent condition unchanged on the week. Harvest was pegged at 46% complete.  The ten-year average is 64%.  Early indications suggest farmers will...
The magnitude of the recovery in stocks from the sell-off in late September and early October is enough to silence the doomsayers for the time being. If things were really getting bad, there would have been enough institutional selling to prevent this kind of a bounce. That's...
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