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How to Identify High Frequency Trading Trigger Orders

High Frequency Trading HFT is here to stay. The Securities and Exchange Commission SEC has an ongoing study of how HFTs impact price action. It continues to develop rules, regulations, and restrictions for this high profile Market Participant Group. HFTs provide liquidity to the Exchanges such as NYSE, NASDAQ, BATS, and ISE which is much needed as a huge amount of trading transactions are now off the exchanges.

 

Why is this important to you as a Retail Trader? It is important because it affe...

Aug 30, 2016
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Get In On The Ground Floor: Uranium Market Is Ready to Soar

A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.

Thomas Somerville

By any estimate, the uranium market is trading in the extremely oversold ranges, but when the trend is down, a market can trend into the extreme of extremely oversold ranges, and we have seen this occur many times in the past.  The 15-year chart illustrates that the next layer of support comes into play in the $21.50-$22.00 ranges, so despite being extremely oversold the market still has room to trend lower. One ...

Aug 30, 2016
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Profit Big With Palo Alto Networks (PANW) Now

Palo Alto Networks has been a favorite of ours for the past few years.  It had a rough go of it last earnings cycle though.  They reported a 3rd Quarter April 2016 loss of $0.16 per share on revenue of $345.8 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.42 per share on revenue of $339.5 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.43 per share. Revenue grew 47.7% on a year-over-year basis.  The stock tumbled 12.4% as margins really took a hit.

The company said it expects fourth quarter non...

Aug 30, 2016
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Will the Fed Pull out the Rug?

In the past, the market adage was 'Don't fight the Fed'.  On Friday, after a small tussle at the release of Yellen's speech, Fischer was unequivocal about the chance of a near term hike and possibly two this year.  The market took the message and fixed income markets sold off with blue euro$'s the weakest part of the curve, down 9 bps.  The ten year yield rose 5.6 bps to just above 163.  However, even with increased odds of a hike having been priced in, there's plenty of uncertainty about tr...

Aug 29, 2016
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When to Sell Small Caps

There are two vastly different psychological forces at play when deciding to sell small cap stocks:  One is selling for a loss and the other is selling for a profit.  Fine tuning one’s approach toward selling in both situations is much harder and more important in the long run than buying stocks.  With small caps, one’s selling strategy is extremely more important than buying because of the dramatic moves to the upside and downside that can occur with these stocks.

Selling stocks for a loss –...

Aug 29, 2016
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