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: 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…

Santa Squeeze For Stocks? A Few Considerations For Investors

For the first time in awhile, we’re looking at a lower tax rate scenario into 2017.  It’s different, but it creates an interesting set up for the stock market into year-end… one that is already surrounded by a lot of chatter about a santa squeeze into year-end. Let’s just walk through this theory one…

Top Trading Links: Trends, Themes, And Bond Dreams

It was a quiet week for stocks. The S&P 500 Index () and the Nasdaq Composite were pretty much flat, while the Dow Jones gained a 0.5% and the Russell 2000 fell 1.7%. Clearly, any profit taking occurred with higher beta small caps. Some back and filling may be in…

Top Trading Links: Stock Market Sugar Rush

Conventional wisdom was telling investors to be cautious of the early-mid December pullback (prior to the Santa rally).  Well, throw that out the window.  Apparently Santa came early and may intend to stay late. Last week, the major stock market indices surged, with the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) tacking on…

Top Trading Links: Is The Tech Sector Signaling Caution?

The markets are taking a breather here.  It should come as no surprise, as key markets (equities, bond yields) have surged higher. By all accounts, the action we’re seeing thus far is constructive. Yet as active investors we need to keep our guard up and watch our indicators and key…

Energy Sector Update: Is It Time To Fade OPEC?

Who knows what OPEC will actually do. And really, who even cares?  At least, that’s the trader in me. OPEC “noise” is just something that adds short term movement to crude oil prices and drives sentiment shifts in oil prices and energy stocks. Is it time to tune out the noise…