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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…

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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…

Stocks Behaving Like Latter Stage Of Market Cycles

In last week’s market commentary, I mentioned that currency wars and deflationary headwinds are curtailing growth. And this makes it hard to buy stocks at elevated levels. In my reviews I talk about how there are market cycles and that the old adage ‘buy low and sell high’ is good…

Dow Jones Industrial Average Nearing Critical Resistance Level

Monday was pretty scary for traders. Whether that’s just a trading bottom or a more meaningful bottom, no one knows just yet. But it does appear that the rally out of Monday’s deep decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has reached a critical technical resistance level for traders. That…

Trading ETFs In Uncertain Markets: Patience And Process

Nearly every week I spend time on my blog touting the benefits of ETFs in our investment portfolios. In my opinion, their low-cost, liquidity, transparency, tax efficiency, and global reach make them one of the best tools for growing wealth. Nevertheless, they can also provide bouts of heart stopping volatility during…

Is More Quantitative Easing (QE) On The Way For The U.S.?

Two different central bankers from two different continents made news yesterday – both giving us a nod and a wink that at best low rates are here to stay and at worst more stimulus (i.e. quantitative easing) may be coming our way. Peter Praet, the European Central Bank’s chief economist,…