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August Upside Targets

SHORT-TERM

For Thursday, both 2166.75 and 2158.75 can firmly contain intraday activity, beyond which the next notable level is expected intraday. Downside today, breaking/opening below 2158.75 signals 2149.00, able to contain selling through Friday and above which the 2186.75-88.75 region remains a 3-5 day target. A settlement today below 2149.00 indicates a good weekly high, bearish continuation over the next 3-5 days then expected into the 2118.50 region where the market should bottom out ...

Jul 28, 2016
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Holiday Period: A Perfect Time To Hone Your Inner Trading Game

A quick look at this week’s trading makes it abundantly clear: Most of the market players are away on holiday. Chances of being stopped out are higher than usual, as market makers can move the price around, quite easily hitting your stops.

Trading is addictive.

One of the greatest challenge for traders is to stay out of the markets when trading opportunities are thin, while remaining alert and focused ready for action when the right opportunity finally presents itself.

Right now the markets a...

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Time to Sell E-Mini Premium

Wednesday’s FOMC didn’t bring any surprises. I don’t think anyone was looking for action from the Fed, and the Fed lived up to that expectation.  But the tone of the Fed’s statement might have turned a bit more hawkish from the previous dovish announcements.

The term “strengthened” made an appearance in describing the current labor market, probably referring to the addition of 287,000 jobs in the June jobs report. “Growing strongly” was used to describe current household spending, another poi...

Jul 28, 2016
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Near-term resistance for German DAX

Our post in early June about the DAX showed how the index might erase four years of growth during its next declining phase. However it is still too soon to be certain about the character of the decline – whether it will consist of a series of overlapping three-wave moves or will instead take an impulsive five-wave form.

As a rule of thumb, the target of a retracement after coming out of a triangle is a retest of the middle area of the same triangle. In this case, it suggests that the DAX sho...

Jul 28, 2016
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NVDA is Clearly Best in Class

NVIDIA is one of the best performing stocks in 2016 and there seems no letting up.  After a couple of stellar earnings reports in February and May this company has defied the odds and any market selloff to lift to levels not seen in years.  The impressive run has been on very strong turnover, what we like to see when a stock shows tremendous power.  We can see from the lower pane the momentum continues with this stock.

The MACD is still on a buy signal but what is amazing is the relative stre...

Jul 27, 2016
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A Simple Way to Improve Your Investment Result

Over the years, I’ve found that most investors believe that the process of achieving high returns tends to be through the process of addition. Everywhere you turn there is an advisor or commentator recommending that you buy one thing or another to add to your portfolio.

What many investors don’t realize is that there are times when the process of subtraction can be a better strategy. In simple terms, the subtraction process means avoiding investments that are losers.

To put this in perspectiv...

Jul 28, 2016
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6 Ways Every Forex Trader can Enhance the Performance of Their Expert Advisors

The manual system of trading forex is fading away, they assume it is time consuming; alternatively, they’ve employed systems that are designed to execute trade automatically.

Enhancing your Expert Advisor is a strategic step of improving your chances of winning through trading forex.

Before we go any further, let’s start by understanding what forex Expert Advisor is all about.

What is an Expert Advisor ?

Forex Expert Advisors is program that allows the automation of the analytical and tradin...

Jul 27, 2016
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Does The Fed Actually Manipulate Markets?

Investors love dogging the Fed. This is especially true for hedge fund managers. They’re extremely quick to blame their weak performance on central bank “manipulation” instead of their own failures.

So the question is… does the Fed really manipulate markets? And does it hurt investors?

The answer is yes and no.

To properly explain, we need to explore the central bank/market relationship. Understanding this dynamic is one of the most important concepts a trader/investor can grasp .

So let’s st...

Jul 27, 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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