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Macro Market Outlook: Crude Oil Jumps; Stocks Not Out Of Woods

No doubt, last Monday’s open marked important lows across the globe. Maybe we won’t see them for awhile. But downside momentum for stocks has been strong and we haven’t even broken meaningful breakdown pivot levels yet. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves with ‘but nobody is expecting a V bottom’…

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Macro Market Outlook: Crude Oil Jumps; Stocks Not Out Of Woods

No doubt, last Monday’s open marked important lows across the globe. Maybe we won’t see them for awhile. But downside momentum for stocks has been strong and we haven’t even broken meaningful breakdown pivot levels yet. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves with ‘but nobody is expecting a V bottom’…

The COT Report: A Look At Trader Moves Into The Crash

The following is a recap of The COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of August 18, 2015. Note that the change is week-over-week. Please keep in mind that these holdings are as of last Tuesday. By…

Unusual Options Activity: MCD, FAST, OIH, HOT, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

An Oil Gusher: How Crude Oil May Have Drilled Out A Bottom

With Crude Oil (WTI) Drilling Lower Almost Everyday, The Market Finally Hit Oil And A Geiser Erupted… I have been looking for a potential bottom in crude oil for a couple weeks now, and it appears we finally have a meaningful low. Prices erupted Thursday and Friday to finish the…

Is The US Dollar Correction Over?

The US Dollar correction began in March, following a top and ensuing retest that failed in April. It has lasted about 5 months thus far and is likely to end soon (if you believe that a new bull market has started). And after the recent thrust lower, many traders are wondering if…

How To Survive Trading The Markets In 2015

2015 has been a year to remember. The market went from swing trading to a downward plunge so fast and deep that it ruined many traders that were holding long positions with too much leverage. Broker’s servers have made it difficult to trade profitably with many becoming overloaded and failing…

Top Trading Links: Inside The Market Roller Coaster

No matter who you are, you probably could’ve done better last week. That’s ok. Market conditions like these glaringly point out flaws in smaller details in our process, as well as our thought process. Often times, it’s just simple adjustments that need to be made when markets change. We just…

Energy Insights From Dave Lutz And Crude Oil Levels Of Interest

With Crude Oil in the news and prices surging after a quick dip under $40 per barrel, I thought it would be good to share some color from the must-read commentary of JonesTrading’s Dave Lutz and follow that up with some insights into key price levels for crude oil. Here’s some…

S&P 500 Market Update: A Look At Key Fibonacci Levels

Well, it’s finally Friday. What a week. The deep move lower for stocks on Monday and gyrations that followed will give traders plenty to think about into the weekend. No doubt, the stock market rally off the lows (at least thus far – it’s only mid-day!) has taken some of the…

Did Crude Oil Prices Just Bottom?

With Crude Oil prices having bounced sharply from our support targets, there’s strong evidence that the large downward move in oil prices may be complete. Looking forward, we do not expect prices to soar to 2013 levels, but traders can probably catch good moves in the coming weeks and months with an…