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Chicago, that toddlin’ town. Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues. And maybe your house.   The dwindling number of people who still live in Cook County, Illinois —  essentially the city of Chicago —  got their property tax bills a couple of weeks ago. Boy, are they...
Normally, we select one chart and develop a specific trading plan for a Monday morning quick hit trade here at TraderPlanet. This morning, I’d like to look at the equity index futures in aggregate and explain a simple but, effective technique for hedging or, outright shorting...
And yet… Everything seems to say this market should be going down… and yet… price is always the final arbiter. July through October is a seasonally bullish period of the year for the VIX. The VIX closed last Friday at 12.02. The last time the VIX was below 13.00 was last...
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.Billie Jean King  Over 50% of Americans don’t have enough money to invest in stocks; a scary statistic for a country that claims to be the only superpower left in the world. It makes one wonder at what cost...
SHORT-TERM (today and 5 days out) For Friday, 18475 can contain session strength, below which 18335 remains an intraday target able to contain selling into later week, once tested 18675 attainable over this time. A settlement today below 18335 signals a test next week of...
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One of the new buzz words in the option industry is the vertical spread.  Although they’ve been around for as long as option trading, popularity of the strategy has been on the rise due to historically challenging market volatility and a more sophisticated trading...
He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   A key sign of financial health is savings; if one does not have a decent amount of money tucked away for a rainy day, it is a sign that all is not well. Americans...
Retail is contracting, GDP is manipulated, and the United States no longer has any manufacturing. Central bankers are doing everything they can to convince the world that this economy is doing well and that “there’s no problem.” However, every European...
A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.  Saadi Towards the end of last year, we published an article titled  Americans favour coffee to stock market...
‘’One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation’’--Arthur Ashe There are no doubt that most of us traders and investors are still finding it difficult to deal with the pressure of the market....
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