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Canada, New York, and Mali all are making the market news cycle. Ebola and terrorism, or, rather, what many are thinking is terrorism, but what just me a local nutcase.   The market did react when the news of the Canadian parliament shooting came across the wire on Wednesday...
When I identify an opportunity for a directional play, how do I decide: a) what type of trade I want to do and b) what strikes do I want to use?  Typically, with a directional play, I look for some sort of vertical.  This lowers my cost basis (granted it caps my potential...
If you want to figure out the next move the markets will make, I have a secret to tell you about. Option traders have a trick that most investors and traders have never heard of, let alone understand. It is a little thing called skew, which is a real time view of where money...
December Euro Currency Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness See on the daily bar chart for the December Euro currency that prices have backed off this week and the bears have gained fresh downside momentum. A move in prices below chart support at 1.2600 would...
Emerging Markets Are Losing Strength iShares MSCI BRIC Fund (BKF) Relative Strength Ratio (BKF/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 7 months on 10/23/14. Emerging Markets Stocks ETF (EEM) Relative Strength Ratio (EEM/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 7...
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I'm a private trader and mother of two great "tween" girls. Trading has a great amount of flexibility, scope for creativity and unlimited rewards totally free of the popular glass ceiling of gender inequality. Along my travels I've found women traders seem to make up a very...
Today I would like to explore three concepts in trading that many traders have never thought about. Fragility, robustness, and anti-fragility are concepts that describe a trader's psychology, risk management, and method. Here are some general definitions:Fragility is a word...
What is the Power Crossover Method? Trend following strategies are easy to use when markets are trending. The challenge lies in identifying entries early enough in the trend, and then getting out of the market before the trend has come to an end. The Power Crossover Method...
Technical analysis focuses primarily on price, believing that every factor affecting the value of a market - weather, politics, supply/demand, government reports, statistics, trader sentiment - is reflected in price. Therefore, technical analysts concentrate on price...
Goal —it’s a simple objective you’re trying to accomplish. It gives you direction; it gives you purpose. It points you in a certain direction and gives you something to strive for. Without one, you’ll likely just drift around. Traders must have goals,...
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