Posts From Jake Huska

Jake Huska
Jake is member of Dorm Room Capital, a website for college students and others to learn about trading and the financial markets. Jake is a senior in college studying finance and economics. He's been trading for about 4 years with a focus on swing trading and occasionally shorter-term intraday trading. He enjoys sharing trading ideas, setups, concepts, and other market-related commentary.
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Is The U.S. Yield Curve Flashing A Sell Signal For Stocks?

We all know about the so-called known risks in the market: valuation, slow growth, corporate earnings, Fed rate hike, China, presidential election, Brexit. Lately, however, there has been some talk in the financial news media and blogosphere about the recent flattening of the U.S. yield curve, which is the flattest…

Traders Education: The Importance Of Price Confirmation

I wanted to clarify a tweet I sent out earlier about the importance of position sizing based on price confirmation by highlighting a recent trade I made in SolarCity ($SCTY). Price confirmation is an important variable to our trading process, so it deserves a bit of attention. SCTY has been…

Conviction Is A Good Thing… Just Tune Out The “Big Calls”

A large segment of Wall Street – analysts, news pundits, etc. – is paid to make calls for individual stocks and the broader stock market indices as a whole without personally committing capital towards these predictions. Do you see any conflict there? If your prediction is wrong, the majority of…

2016 Stock Market Update: Key Chart Insights And Indicators

The 2016 stock market has been quite eventful, as active investors have navigated through increased gyrations and volatility. Just three weeks ago, the Nasdaq Composite and the Russell 2000 were down approximately -15% and -16%, respectively. As of Friday’s close (3/4/16), the Nasdaq Composite and the Russell 2000 are now…

Trading With The Trend: A Recap Of Facebook’s Earnings Trades

In trading, you often hear about how “the trend is your friend” and “don’t fight the trend.” The fundamental premise behind these maxims is that big money (aka institutional investors) ultimately push stocks up and down, opposed to the small retail trader that trades in 100 or 1,000 share lots….

Will The S&P 500 See Double Digit Returns This Year?

This past year was a rough year for many traders, as the market chopped around for the majority of the year. For 2015, the S&P 500 Index closed down -0.73 percent not including dividends. Prior to 2015’s down year, there had been 17 negative years in the S&P 500 since…

The Importance Of Mental Flexibility In Trading

Possessing mental flexibility is essential for any trader, but it is especially important for short-term traders who constantly have to reevaluate the merits of their open positions. There is a constant barrage of data that must be interpreted and filtered intraday, and it is the job of a professional trader…

Trading Recap: 4 Trades From 11/16 (SPY, TSLA, AMZN, VXX)

I haven’t been trading too actively lately as my schedule has become busy, but yesterday I had some time to focus on the market and decided to place some trades that I thought offered decent risk/reward opportunities. Here’s a review of 4 trades I made on November 16: Trade 1:…