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Market Masters: Analyzing Cloudy Markets with Ichimoku

Ever met someone you’d call “a real numbers guy”?  I’ve come across a few. Roughed-up card counters dumped headlong into Vegas casino kitchen dumpsters.  A school janitor who has effortless dalliances with intractable theoretical math problems under the influence of pine-sol fumes.  An agoraphobic, thorazine-popping mathematician who pursued the ultimate…

Insights into Breaking a Trading Slump

Ever been in a slump? A bad one – a really bad one? If you’ve invested in the markets for an extended period of time, you likely have had a trading slump or two. There’s no way around it and despite its discomfort, trading slumps are an inevitable component of…

My Twist on the Cash Covered Put Strategy

Hello, I’m back after my two week hiatus. For those curious about an amazing bike journey my wife and I made from Amsterdam to Bruges and my socio/economic observations about Europe please see Monday and Tuesday’s entries in The Liss Report (www.thelissreport.com). Now, on to today’s topic: Selling a cash…

Market Masters: Short-Selling; Sell High, Buy Back Lower

By Madison Montana      One advantage of short-selling is that an active investor can be profitable in a rising or falling market environment. In uncertain markets one can use shorting to hedge against long positions. This is particularly beneficial when Political, Market or Idiosyncratic Risk is present in the trading environment. Mechanics: …

Market Masters: Why Investor Confidence Is King

For today’s Market Masters column, I’m going to focus on investor psychology. And more specifically, the value of personal investor confidence. As many of you are fully aware, trading is a difficult endeavor: It is fraught with risk, high stakes volatility, and real-time decisions. One day you are on fire,…

Market Masters: Preparing for Rising Interest Rates

By Naufal Sanaullah    The impact of Fed’s large-scale asset purchases (LSAPs) on interest rates continues to be one of the most contentious topics in financial circles, more than four years after quantitative easing began. Since QE swaps yielding UST and MBS product with cash, it reduces the [ten-year equivalent]…

Investing Literature To Optimize Your Trading

The following is a summary of investing literature that has been helpful to my development as a trader. The list reads somewhat like a library and is broken out by category and subject (so you can quickly locate literature that may be useful to you). As well, I have tried…

Market Masters: Trading With the Trend

By Joe Acevedo     At the contrariancorner.com we have a quantitative model developed by Kevin Ferry that is a trend following model for trading. Trading with the trend is something that breeds trading longevity in this business. But rather than go into what this model is and how great it…

Two Stock Market Indicators For Gauging Trend Strength

In this article I would like to focus on two excellent stock market indicators I use to determine whether a trend is strong or weakening. But before we dive into these select stock market indicators, let’s review my prior publication, “Stock Market Indicators Point to Slowing Momentum.” In that article,…