Posts From Samantha LaDuc

Samantha LaDuc

Samantha LaDuc, founder of LaDuc Capital LLC, is a Macro-to-Micro strategic technical analyst, educator and trader. She grew a small technology company (family of 60) for 10 years before selling it and has been actively trading and investing since 2008. Samantha has a unique perspective in scanning/synthesizing what will move, why it is moving and how to trade it with risk-defined options. She specializes in outliers with velocity–on any timeframe.
With a chart pattern and volatility focus, she advises day traders through asset managers. Her mentoring helps clients “fill in the gaps” between guessing and knowing when to enter and exit an options or equity trade based on macro, value, sentiment, intermarket and technical analysis.
Since process and performance matter, she details both for members with real-time portfolio tracking via SMS/Email. You can find her Fishing for Intraday and Swing Trades while providing Risk Management Trade Set-Ups and Mentoring in her LIVE Trading Room and Gone Fishing Newsletter!


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Macro To Micro Trading Update: Market Themes & Insights

Note that this post went out to my “Gone Fishing” newsletter subscribers this weekend.  You can subscribe here.   Reflections and Inflections The Bloomberg Commodity Index started the year by setting a fresh record for consecutive gains, pushing it up more than 4% over the past month. This helped bring the US 10-year…

Market Update: New Year, New Perspective

Note that this post went out to my “Gone Fishing” newsletter subscribers at year end.  You can subscribe here. Reflections and Inflections That’s a wrap! The S&P 500 (SPY) finished 2017 up 19.6% and the NASDAQ gained an impressive 28.4%! The NASDAQ rose for the 6th straight year  – which last happened…

Market Update: “Vicious Rotation”

Note that this post went out to my “Gone Fishing” newsletter subscribers yesterday.  You can subscribe here. FANG’s $61 Billion plunge makes today the “largest on record” – Bloomberg (quote on yesterday’s plunge) Let’s talk about volatility… All-time lows from December 2006 just hit on the VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) the…

Pockets Of Forced Selling Highlight Risks For Investors

There are pockets of forced selling taking place in the global markets, and I find it curious that these different asset classes are politely ‘taking turns’. Below I identify these asset classes and try to find meaning for investors in the forced selling… and rotation. JAPAN:  November 9th the Nikkei went from…

The U.S. Dollar Trade: A Macro To Micro Analysis

Note that this post went out to my “Gone Fishing” newsletter subscribers this past weekend. After hitting a 14-year high at the end of 2016, the US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) has lost 11% in 2017. Whether a reaction to Trump talking it down post inauguration, US real disinflation, Euro melt-up (which…

What Happens Next For Banks and Value Stocks?

This week has been a very bad week for Financials – big banks, regional banks, insurers, reinsurers… But the truth is, both the KBE Regional Banking ETF (NYSEARCA:KRE) and the broader KBE Bank Index ETF (NYSEARCA:KBE) are down 17% since March. At LaDucTrading, we have been swing short banks (via the XLF…

Investor Alert: Gold Is The New VIX

  August may be known as the month of Volatility, but September is regarded as the the worst month for stocks. Simply put, August may have the biggest, unexpected volatility spikes from a place of complacency, but September has the largest draw-downs in equities, historically. So what’s at stake, or should…

Macro Market Commentary: Faith Trumps Fear

With every market-moving tweet, promise, provocation and policy proposal, President Trump has changed the investing and trading landscape. Finance Twitter is but a petri dish of sentiment representing what’s happening beyond the stream. And clearly it is lit up with arguments–sometimes loud, angry, fact-maligning rants–for and against the POTUS and his…

15 Female Pro Traders To Follow On Twitter… And More

Earlier this year, after several years of working in relative anonymity, I decided to publicly (albeit quietly) launch a woman-owned and operated LIVE Trading Room and Macro-to-Micro Investment Newsletter. I didn’t think, “Wow, as a woman in this male-dominated industry, I’ll make a killing meeting the needs of under-represented women investors!”…

Timing The Market Top

Janet Yellen gave testimony to Congress today which caused equity, bond and gold futures to all rally. At the end of the day, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was up +0.73%, with the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) up +0.69%, and Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) settling back near even. Although her comments…