Category Archives: Trading Thoughts

The Teflon continues

Our week starts with the markets still holding up.  Many of the “financial experts” are saying that the best place to put your money is in US equities.  They are not picking specific stocks, but recommending the entire US market.  … Continue reading

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DOW and NASDAQ up over 100% since 2009

The markets are hell bent on rising.  Nothing can bring the markets down…not the fact that the housing issue is still around…not the fact that we have inflation (despite what the government is telling us)…not the fact that the PPI … Continue reading

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2011: A Challenging Year to Come 2011 is right around the corner.  It is hard to imagine that we have traveled over one decade into the new millennium.  After an entire decade passed by, the stock markets have gone absolutely … Continue reading

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Why Should I Trade Options?

With all the uncertainty in the stock market people ask the question “Why Should I Trade Options?” Provided in this article is some background of options as well as some real examples to help solidify the need to incorporate options … Continue reading

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Dow hits 11,000

The Dow Jones Industrial average hit 11,000 today for the first time since May.  The traders are climbing this wall of worry to push the markets higher. Generally what I have seen in the markets is that the markets push … Continue reading

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Fizzle of the markets

It look as if all the economic news that boosted the markets in the pre-market hours and in early trading has fizzled out and we are now seeing a pull back to the flat line in the major indexes. The … Continue reading

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Big economic day

Tomorrow (Thursday) looks to be a very volatile day.  This week has shown to be very quiet in anticipation of Thursday’s news. We have the GDP revised numbers, Chicago PMI, and Jobless claims all coming out on the same day.  … Continue reading

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Market News 9-24-10

Today’s rally was brought upon by an upbeat view of the European economy, more specifically the German economy.  This had driven up the European markets prior to the US open this morning. Another positive factor is the durable goods and … Continue reading

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Money on the sidelines

Many of us have heard there is a great deal of cash that has been sitting on the sidelines.  There are estimates in the hundreds of billions to over a trillion dollars of cash that is not being put to … Continue reading

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Where do I start in the trading world?

Where do I start? Stocks, Forex, ETFs, ETCs, Bonds, Commodities, Treasury Notes, Futures, Options…Where do I start?  This is the question that most people have when getting into the financial markets.  But what is the right answer?  The truth is, … Continue reading

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