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Are You Game to Trade Gaming Sector?

The entire gaming sector got a boost today due to a report from the ratings agency Fitch.  Fitch Ratings forecasts solid revenue trends for casino-hotel properties on the Las Vegas Strip as non-gaming amenities continues to drive growth.  Properties on the Las Vegas Strip now generate more than 60% of their profit from non-gaming amenities. Fitch says the trend supports the view that Strip resorts are real estate investments and should trade with REIT-like multiples. They are also seen as mor...

Jul 26, 2016
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Get Ready to Trade Apple Earnings

AAPL’s earnings always generate a huge discussion and they affect any traders. As you likely know, AAPL is one of my favorite stocks to trade and trade. I often post my analysis pre-earnings here, just for you on TraderPlanet!

In this particular earnings gap, I’ll be slightly surprised if AAPL  gaps more than 10%,  now that AAPL is an official ‘blue chip, dividend paying’ stock.

Here are my thoughts on AAPL over earnings. This will be purely a shorter term perspective based on the technical ...

Jul 26, 2016
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Chicago: It Might Be Time To Get Out Of Town

Chicago, that toddlin’ town. Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues. And maybe your house.

 

The dwindling number of people who still live in Cook County, Illinois —  essentially the city of Chicago —  got their property tax bills a couple of weeks ago. Boy, are they pissed.

Too bad for them, did I hear you say?

Well stick around, because the combination of fiscal mismanagement, political cowardice and financial myopia sinking Chicago is coming soon to your town. It may be there already...

Jul 25, 2016
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Nasdaq: Poised To Score a New High

Normally, we select one chart and develop a specific trading plan for a Monday morning quick hit trade here at TraderPlanet. This morning, I’d like to look at the equity index futures in aggregate and explain a simple but, effective technique for hedging or, outright shorting opportunities in the equity markets. There are many angles to the stock market, interest rates and the global economy. We’re going to skip the macro analysis and focus on the warning signs that are setting us up for a tr...

Jul 25, 2016
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All The Indicators Say Stocks Should Be Going Down

And yet…

Everything seems to say this market should be going down… and yet… price is always the final arbiter. July through October is a seasonally bullish period of the year for the VIX. The VIX closed last Friday at 12.02. The last time the VIX was below 13.00 was last August just before the S&P 500 declined over 11.00%… and yet…

Sentiment is at an extreme. The CNN Fear & Greed index is at 83 which is a level described as “extreme greed”. The NAAIM Exposure index is at 96 which is as bullis...

Jul 25, 2016
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When Will the Economic System Collapse?

Retail is contracting, GDP is manipulated, and the United States no longer has any manufacturing. Central bankers are doing everything they can to convince the world that this economy is doing well and that “there’s no problem.”

However, every European economy is trending downward. The UK is heading for a recession. The British GDP contracted by .4% in the third quarter, the manufacturing PMI tumbled from 52.1 to 49.1, and the service PMI fell from 52.3 to 47.4, its lowest point in 88 months....

Jul 25, 2016
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8 Trading Words and Phrases To Avoid

A couple weeks back I introduced a partial list of market talk phrases to avoid when focusing on markets. Today we have more to consider. Always remember the reward is from your own effort and ability to make tough decisions in challenging times. Rely on your own instincts and use sound judgment.

‘There is little risk in markets’ – Just when it seems markets are going to lose gravity and go higher than anyone expects, reality bites. Markets have risk and if we are willing to take it then we h...

Jul 25, 2016
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12 Point Guide to Choosing the Best Stocks

Before investing in a stock, it is important to do your homework. There are so many choices and variables to consider and it is easy to become overwhelmed and make mistakes. While there isn’t a perfect recipe for success, having a guide to follow and knowing the right questions to ask before handing over your hard earned money, will help you to make well-informed choices. It will also greatly increase your chance of making the right investment.

Below is a list of twelve questions you should b...

Jul 21, 2016
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Forex: How bad do You Want to Boost Your Confidence In Trading Forex.

‘’One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation’’--Arthur Ashe

There are no doubt that most of us traders and investors are still finding it difficult to deal with the pressure of the market. Especially when you are a Day-trader- there is always an urgent need for you to make quick decisions.

Still on the market pressure, do you think you can make that right decisions with a fearful mind? No. But rather, you could make a better decision if...

Jul 20, 2016
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Is Your Morning Coffee Robbing Your Retirement?

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation. 

Saadi

Towards the end of last year, we published an article titled  Americans favour coffee to stock market investing where we demonstrated that an overwhelming majority drink coffee as opposed to investing in the stock market’ 61% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis as opposed to the 48% that invest in the market. On aannual basis, A...

Jul 15, 2016
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