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We are heading into a week of anticipation. No, traders and investors are not anticipating major market movement, just the opposite. This week promises to be slow and tedious, not much to write home about. Then again, the market has a way of breaking promises, so you never...
There are a lot of reasons to be cautious about the US equity markets right now. The S&P500 large cap index (SPX) has more than tripled in the last 68 month; it has been five years since we last saw a 20% retracement. There are disturbing anomalies. Small cap equities –...
Our end of September TraderPlanet article (published 9/29/2014) outlining our outlook for Apple (AAPL) served our traders well.  The text from the original article is here: The trend in AAPL is pointed higher in the daily and weekly time frames, which gives the larger bias...
It feels as if we’ve been here before.  The previous forecast for a high to the right shoulder on 9/19/14 looked good, but it was obviously incorrect. The evidence pointing to that high was like a Ford Edsel compared to the Lamborghini-like evidence pointing to a top now – a...
March ICE Coffee Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness See on the daily bar chart for March coffee futures that price action has been choppy and sideways recently. A move below solid chart support at the November low of 1.8540 would give the bears fresh...
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So many traders spend countless hours planning what to trade but many forget about the importance of when to place a trade. Even if you have a winning strategy on your side, the trade can still move against you if you placed it too soon or too late. Understanding when to...
You have your finger on the mouse and are ready to click "Send". . .But, are you 100% sure that you've made the right decision? Is there something you are missing or did you cover all the bases? Remember that once the trade gets filled you are committed and have real money at...
Vertical spreads are a popular way for option buyers to lower their cost, and therefore risk.  Likewise, they are often used by option sellers to limit risk and margin.  Yet, trading vertical spreads might come with more baggage than benefits.  Like any other...
U.S. dollar ETF (UUP) absolute price rose to its highest level in more than 3 years on 11/21/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting uptrend. Bond, iShares Barclays 20+ Year U.S. Treasury ETF (TLT) absolute closing price rose to its highest level in a month on 11/21/14,...
There are a lot of reasons to be cautious about the US equity markets right now. The S&P500 large cap index (SPX) has more than tripled in the last 68 month; it has been five years since we last saw a 20% retracement. There are disturbing anomalies. Small cap equities...
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