Category Archives: Finance

Investing and Trading Resources

UPDATE July, 23, 2016: This post was moved to and is now being updated at Trader Central, a team of traders helping traders. Here is a collection of valuable resources for Investors and Traders. Links TraderCentral Mail List – Traders … Continue reading

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Market Update: U.S. stocks see worst opening week ever

We witnessed history this week, as 2016 was kicked off with a market plunge.  Of course, if you followed the posts the previous week, and hopefully created a position to profit from long volatility, your portfolio should of reaped some … Continue reading

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Market Update: Bears 6, Bulls 0

What’s more exciting — what happened today, or what is about to happen?  Let’s start by dispelling the myth that there was hope for bulls today.  Despite it being a choppy day, with plenty of bounces to give bulls who … Continue reading

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Where Is The Market Going? (Jan 5, 2016)

This has been a very profitable week. As I’ve been saying, when the market breaks through the supports of the trading range it’s been in since October 22, it could possibly retest its August lows, giving it a lot of … Continue reading

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Market Futures Begin New Year With Drop

It is easy to get so narrowly focused that one can miss the big picture.  The big picture creating near-term predictability is simple.  The markets have been in a trading range since October.  Until it breaks out of it, it … Continue reading

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Going Long Volatility – Puts Vs Calls

As anyone who knows me knows, I’m a premium collector.  I primarily sell options short to collect their premium.  I also try to place directional plays when I do it.  Together, this means that the majority of my profits are … Continue reading

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July Nasdaq High Becomes POC

In yesterday’s blog post, I mentioned two points to watch on the Nasdaq 100 futures (/NQ), the blue downtrend line, and the yellow July high.  After it initially bounced off the trend-line, it made a 2nd attempt and pierced it.  … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Approaching Trend Line

The Nasdaq 100 futures (/NQ) is approaching a downward trendline.  Given recent lower highs, and the bearish environment today, there is a decent probability that this could reverse to send the Nasdaq down. On this hourly chart, the beginning of … Continue reading

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Sector Analysis – December 2015

Not a lot has changed fundamentally since the last sector analysis.  The cyclical flight to safety continues.  It has been hard to discern on the daily charts with the noise created by the interest rate hike via December sector changes. … Continue reading

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SEC Proposal Impairs Retails Investor Opportunity

ETFs, for the first time in history, created opportunity for retail investors that has, in many ways, leveled the playing field between them and large institutions.  Individual investors, with a simple purchase, like a stock, can hedge their portfolios to … Continue reading

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