Posts From Aaron Jackson

Aaron Jackson
Born and raised in Michigan, Aaron has traded stocks and options privately since 2009. He earned his BSBA from Central Michigan University in 2011, majoring in finance and financial planning. As a student of technical analysis and CMT level III candidate, he focuses his work on intermarket analysis, momentum and relative strength to devise trading ideas and analyze markets. He shares his market thoughts and ideas on his blog www.atmcharts.com. Even outside of the markets, Aaron is a fierce competitor. He enjoys weight lifting, playing basketball and when he has time, iracing (a motor sports simulation). He also likes to spend time with friends and family, especially his niece and nephews.
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Top Trading Links: This Week’s Best Research & Ideas

The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) broke out to new all-time highs, finishing the week up 0.8%.  But just as it appears the stock market is ready to blast off, traders would be wise to wait for follow through (a breadth thrust). Crude oil was looking heavy early in the week but reversed…

Two Mid-Cap Tech Stocks With Explosive Potential

In my recent research, I came across a couple of interesting mid-cap stocks:  IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD). Below I share my thoughts on these two stocks and their respective trading setups. IPG Photonics (IPGP) is a manufacturer of high performance lasers. On Monday 1/30/17, they announced they beat…

Key Trends & Trading Patterns Across World Markets

It’s dangerous for traders and investors to get caught up in the feeling that you ‘have to’ nail your next trade. Lacking patience, with the fear of missing out in the back of your mind.  It’s a recipe for disaster. You have to ignore those thoughts. They are simply a hallmark…

Retail Stocks Out Of Favor, But Patience Will Bring Winners

Retail Stocks / Sector (NYSEARCA:XRT) Underperforming The 52 week low list is littered with retail stocks.  We all know about Trump’s plans for border taxes, import taxes etc.  Clearly, this is hurting retail stocks until we have more clarity. Here’s a look at that list: My friend Becky Hiu has…

Top Trading Links: Can Market Bulls Keep Up The Pressure?

Stocks found their mojo again this week as several major indices and sectors scored breakouts, many registering new all-time highs. For the week, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was up over 1.0%, briefly eclipsing 2300 intraweek.  As well, the Dow Jones Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI,) hit the 20,000 mark. Follow through coming? Any…

Top Trading Links: Stocks, Bonds & Bulls… Oh My!

For several days now traders have been expecting an uptick in market volatility. And although we saw a modest tick higher Thursday, the VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) closed the week at 11.54. All things considered, it was a pretty quiet week.  The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) ended down 0.2%. In…

Did Trump Mark The Bottom For Solar Stocks? (TAN)

I recently read a book on daily fantasy sports.  You know, like DraftKings.  The goal is to make the best lineup you can for a group of games or event.  That kind of stuff. One of the main takeaways was the biggest opportunities lie where there is a difference between the…

Top Trading Links: Bull v Bear Scrap Over Dow 20K

After failing to show up for investors in 2016, Santa Claus finally made his arrival. Stocks hit the ground running this week, with the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) ending its first full week up 1.8%. So everything is sunny and looking up, right?  Not quite. The market still faces the same challenges: overly…

Top Trading Links: Weighing The Opportunities Into 2017

Seasonality wasn’t enough to get the Dow Jones Industrials to 20K by year-end. But in reality, the pullback for stocks was overdue. For the week, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) fell 1.2 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) fell 1.5 percent. A more revealing stat, though, is that the S&P…

Top Trading Links: 2016 Holiday Edition For Traders

It was so quiet that traders could practically hear a pin drop during trading this week.  The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) traded within a 16 point range and finished the week up 0.25%. After a big run higher into year-end, some are speculating about the Santa rally. We he bring…