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Options Strategy: Looking For An Explosive Move Higher?

If you are enormously bullish on a stock, perhaps it’s a takeover candidate, but still want a hedged all options position, then the following...
bank stocks

Bank Stocks: Facing Off Against Multi-Year Resistance

Bank stocks have seen better days. Large US money center banks (e.g. Bank of America) and bank holding companies (e.g. Goldman Sachs) with few exceptions...
trading psychology

Market Masters: Getting Past Investment ‘Regret’ and Counterfactual Thinking

By Darren Miller     Regret is an ugly word. Regret leads to remorse which manifests itself as we sit and stew about the action (or...

S&P 500, Treasuries: Market Analogs of Summer 2011

May be it's just because of the threat of an imminent government shutdown, an equally acrimonious debt ceiling debate still ahead and vaguely menacing...
stock trading

Basket Trading For Individual Investors

In this age of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), the idea of basket trading seems to be a foreign concept. After all, ETFs afford the...
all-time highs

S&P 500 Sectors Review: A “No Taper” Post-Mortem

Following the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) announcement on last Wednesday to delay LSAP/QE tapering in lieu of adequately encouraging economic data, the S&P...

Video Blog: Commodities Outlook

From the FOMC statement to US budget talks, the financial markets have seen a fair share of news this week. And with equities hitting new highs, it's...

Candlestick Analysis: Russell 2000’s Evening Doji Star

As improbable as it may seem, the December Russell 2000 Mini Futures (TF) contract traded +0.5% up and -0.5% down from its opening price;...
trading stocks

Position Traders: Time to Reduce Long Holdings

Greetings, investors. I'm following up on a piece I wrote for See It Market on August 29th about buying the DIP in the S&P 500...
stock market bull bear

Is This Fall 2012 Analog Signaling a Market Pullback?

If you are confused by the elated response to the Fed's decision not to taper, rest assured: you're not alone. Following yesterday's "No Taper" pseudo-surprise...

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