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This market does not make life easy, does it? What we would all prefer is some predictability about the action and a few reliable patterns that show us exactly where markets are going (more on that later). It seems impossible to establish a rhythm to our trading/investing. We...
I must admit, I enjoy poking fun at the bearish cult in the financial world. Something about “sticking to your guns” no matter what bothers me, so I reach out with a poke more than just now and then. In fact, I have a poke today, but before I do that, let’s consider the...
December cotton futures a buying opportunity on more price strength.   See on the daily bar chart for December cotton futures that prices have made a good rebound from the recent contract low and on Thursday hit a four-week high. Prices are now in a fledgling uptrend. A close...
Technology stock sector ETF (XLK) absolute price rose above its highs of the previous 13 years on 8/21/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting uptrend. NASDAQ 100 ETF/S&P 500 ETF Relative Strength Ratio (QQQ/SPY) rose above its highs of the previous 13 years on 8/21/14...
GRAINS: December corn futures closed up 2 1/4 cents at $3.69 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. The corn market bears are still in overall technical control. This market still could be “basing” at lower price levels that...
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The investing world is full of sampler-worthy axioms masquerading as strategies. But for any real strategy to be successful, it must have an underlying philosophy in which you can believe (this is true in sports, military campaigns and especially investing). Investing...
Sector Rotation via Accumulation/Distribution. A periodic study of sector rotations can help us understand the drivers and motivations behind price movements.  One of my favorite tools is simply looking at accumulation versus distribution ratings assigned by Investor's...
In this video, I demonstrate how the Larrry Williams Electronic Market Acccumulation Index can help traders identify favorable market conditions for trading with VantagePoint. One of the great advantages of this approach is that it is very adaptable to one's personal trading...
In addition to the technical indicators that can be applied to price charts, the stock market has a number of indicators that do not deal specifically with price but with the amount of activity in the market place. Traders can use these indicators to assess the overall...
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” --Winston ChurchillIf you are reading this article then you most probably chose trading as your career. It is the most rewarding business that I can even think of but also it can be one of the most frustrating and...
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