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Buy Side Institutional Footprint on Stock Charts

How To Get into Stock Early Before Huge Gaps

Buy Side Institutions are rapidly becoming the dominant force in the Stock Market. The Sell Side Institutions which are banks and financial services companies, continue to lose market share on the professional side. The opportunity for the largest holders of stock in the world which are the Buy Side Institutions is changing stock chart price action, trends, and candlestick patterns.

For Retail Traders this is actually an advantage, IF the Retail Tr...

Sep 23, 2016
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The Daily Crude Oil Report

November Crude Oil continued its push higher on Thursday, September 22, 2016, trading above the 100 DMA and getting to the trendline which was at 46.53 for the day. The high was 46.52. Crude then spent the day consolidating between 46.52 and 46.10 with a spike down to 45.93 as it neared settlement and then bouncing off that low to close at 46.32.

Crude oil then grinded lower for the remainder of the day and ended the session at 46.08. The market’s push higher was a reaction to the surprise d...

Sep 23, 2016
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Trading Psychology: The Ghost Of 9/11

When three bombs went off in the New York area last week end old memories were triggered.

In a consultation one of my clients, a professional New York trader said how the bombings so close to the 9/11 anniversary triggered his emotions of that day 15 years ago as if it had happened today.

He, like so many other traders and financial professionals had lost friends and colleagues in 9/11.

My client and I continued to examine the emotions around the event and it soon became clear how this trauma...

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Don't Get Sucker-Punched By the Negative Tone

When there is little volatility in markets then it is perceived boring, uninteresting and often the business news reverts to the irrelevant political follies.  But a pickup in volatility as we had when the market was pasted on September 9 and the 'end of the world' talk begins.  Truly bipolar sentiment is the order of the day.

Did you watch some of the biggest fund managers chatting it up recently on CNBC's Delivering Alpha Conference?  The smartest minds in markets and trading were interviewe...

Sep 23, 2016
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Swing Trading in Commodities

Conventional wisdom suggests that “the trend is your friend” but in my opinion, there is evidence to suggest although this is true in some cases, it is a false statement a majority of the time.  In fact, on average a trend trading strategy involves higher risks per trade and a lower percentage of winners than most trading strategies.  Only those with extremely deep pockets, nerves of steel, and intense discipline are capable of trend trading profitably.  Perhaps a better alternative for the a...

Sep 22, 2016
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