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Is a Rally Sustainable? E-Mini Technical Levels

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For Tuesday, the 2186.75-88.75 region can contain weekly buying pressures, below which 2157.00 remains an intra-week target, long-term support at 2122.25 attainable within several weeks. Downside today, 2174.25 can contain session weakness - above which the market should retest 2186.75-88.75 within the day. Breaking / opening below 2174.25 signals 2165.75, likely to contain initial selling, yet below which 2157.00 becomes an intra-day target able to contain weekly selling pressure...

Aug 23, 2016
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Time For A Bearish Play In Crude Oil

The world of ETF’s can be great for the retail investor.  Sometimes it gives the impression that a smaller investor can get in a market that typically prices them out of the market.  For example, Crude oil.  It used to be that in order to trade Crude Oil, you had to trade Crude Oil Futures.  That meant that you had to set up a futures margin account.  From Zacks:

Most futures are traded through brokerage margin accounts. Margin is the cash deposit a trader must post for each contract held. Ma...

Aug 23, 2016
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Halyard Health: A Long and Short-Term Play

 Hello Traders from around the Planet. How are you?! I hope you are doing marvelous.

I’ve got another stock review for you. I was talking with my good buddy Aubrey this weekend in New Orleans and this is a stock that came up.  He was approaching it more from a fundamental side. Now, it’s my turn with the technicals.

It’s IPO was only just a couple of years ago, back in late 2014. It had a very strong demand price at the $35.51 area after its IPO. That price got broken in August 2015 with quit...

Aug 23, 2016
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Supply Plagued Coffee Market New Opportunity for Option Sellers

US Stocks hit 13 Year Highs – Record Arabica Production from Brazil

 In the spring of this year, we outlined a case for selling call options in the coffee market based on the arrival of the Brazilian harvest.

While the calls we suggested remained well out of the money, coffee prices experienced a counter-seasonal rally in June and July

Financial and commodity news outlets attributed the price rally to “dryness” in Vietnam. But Vietnam exported over 45% more coffee in June than they did in Ju...

Aug 23, 2016
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Will New Money Market SEC Rules Kick Off Another 08’ Style Liquidity Crisis?

October is shaping up to be a huge month. On Oct. 17th a new SEC rule finally comes into play that will affect not only money market funds, but liquidity across the financial system.

Most investors don’t know this is coming. And that’s because SEC rules tend to get complicated, and their knock on effects get even muddier. We’ll do our best to simplify exactly what’s happening and what it means for the markets.

The story starts with money market funds — the open-ended mutual funds that invest ...

Aug 22, 2016
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