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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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…

Japanese Yen And Gold Due To Bounce: But Then What?

Much attention of late has been focused, with good reason, on rising yields, falling bond prices and the collapse in the Japanese Yen not to mention Gold. But many don’t know how tightly correlated these assets are. As a strategic technical analyst, I look for macro themes (economic and fundamental)…

Restaurant Recession? Beer And Pizza Stocks To Short

Clearly we can tell what Americans like to do most the past 8 years (just look at the gains in these stocks!):  Order Dominos Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) pizza +3600%, watch Netflix movies (NASDAQ:NFLX) +1900% and drink alcohol, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) +800%! Well, as Market Watch notes, staying home versus eating out is…

Trading Ideas: Gun Stocks Look Interesting (SWHC, RGR)

Fear and panic purchases of guns should abate with the election of Trump and Republican-led majority in the house and senate. Assumed is that 2nd Amendment rights will be protected and all. This is evidenced by the big decline, roughly 15%, in two major gun stocks immediately after the election:…

Market Gurus: Warren Buffett, Martin Pring, And Bryan Rich

There are lots of ideas out there on what to trade. The trick is synthesizing news-you-can use from the noise. Choosing ideas from market gurus or investing veterans doesn’t make it a sure thing. But listening to ol’ timers…well, there is so much to be learned from experience. And I…

Reviewing India’s Big Short Trade And Tata Motors (TTM) Swoon

The tweet below was from October 26th after news hit the wires that Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) CEO was being removed.  My thesis was simple: Tata Motors is the Indian stock market, so where they go, the stock market will follow. Bold huh.   $TTM CEO removed. I’m sure everything’s fine. $INDY pic.twitter.com/nxs2ZjgxSq…

5 Oil Refinery Stocks That May Be Bottoming

Donald Trump has vowed on Day One to cancel some restrictions on energy production, but we don’t quite know what that means yet. He has also said he would reignite (forgive the pun) the Keystone Pipeline. Not only is this contentious, but these policies could add oil supply to the…