Posts From Samantha LaDuc

Samantha LaDuc
Samantha LaDuc, founder of LaDuc Trading LLC, is a 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 since 2008. Samantha 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. Since process and performance matter, she details both. You can find her Fishing for Intraday and Swing Trades while providing Risk Management Trade Set-Ups AND Real-Time Mentoring Throughout the Trading Day in her LIVE Fishing Webinar/Chat Room and Fish Are Jumping Weekly Newsletter!
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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…

Market Update: Buy The Potential, Sell The Reality

The following is from LaDuc Trading’s premium newsletter (sent out on March 26) – The Monthly Fishing Report & Weather Forecast. Either way, the rumor of pro-growth fiscal policies, which has fueled our market’s advance since Donald Trump took power, has met with the reality that the Market is Priced For Perfection with…

Foreign Trade Is THE Canary In The Coal Mine

How Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies (whether tariffs/border adjustment taxes) impact the US economy is really not well understood. And therefore they are hard to realistically value, especially since there is so much at stake and so many disparate stakeholders. We can thus far assume this: Although the proposal for…