Market Downturn Got You Down?

Market downturn got you down?

Take a look at this MATRIX of potential Hedging Strategies and get back in control of your portfolio. The case for hedging. Too often I have seen retail active traders become paralyzed when the market hits the rough bear patch! An old Wall Street story goes when a short term…

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Using Charts – Was That The Bottom?

Using Charts – Was that the bottom?

Active market traders are seeing an incredibly volatile market and trying to make sense of any of it is an especially daunting task! Did we hit a capitulation bottom today? The recovery off of today's lows was an incredible spectacle to behold. The low today of 1812.29 in SPX bounced…

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New Trading Year – New Trading Challenges

New Trading Year – New Trading Challenges

Happy New Year! Investors coming back from the long holiday weekend are looking at sobering pre-market futures pointing to a 300 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the SPX and NDX looking at a 2% fall! There are plenty of concerns for traders this morning. Worries about…

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Year-End Trade Checkup

As the holidays quickly approach and we ring in a New Year, I think it is appropriate to review your trading discipline. Oftentimes even the most experienced trader can slip into some trading bad habits which can reduce long term success. Here are a handful of my "rules" developed over…

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M & A Activity Setting Records!

M & A activity setting records!

Last week sellers overwhelmed buyers as the major indexes suffered significant weekly losses. The S&P 500 index lost almost 80 points on the week! However, buyers in the merger and acquisition space continued to be extremely active adding to already what has been a record year. Dow (DOW) and DuPont…

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Liquidity is King!

While today, the Wednesday prior to the Thanksgiving holiday is a full trading day, I expect the liquidity in the markets to dry up this afternoon as many traders head home early. Black Friday may be a big day at the stores, but don't expect much in the markets for…

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