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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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…

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:…