To Trade Or Not To Trade Summer trading can be difficult. Once upon a time, “Sell in May and go away” had meaning for traders. It used to be true that folks who pushed big money around went away for the summer, the volume dropped, and volatility increased. After all, big-money traders have families, they … Continue reading The Summer Trading Haze
If there is anything to recall relative to the current top-heavy market it would be this: what goes up must come done. And this brings us to “Sell in May and go away,” a ritualistic saying that may or may not is good advice. It truly depends on the market. Market Trends The market does … Continue reading Sell in May and Go Away?
Are you ready for a self-driving car? Did you ask Google, Siri or Amazon Alexa for anything today? Was your last trade a winner? Or did you lose? These questions point to a reality in today’s world. Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay. You are up against it in the trading world if you … Continue reading Using Artificial Intelligence Trading Software
The stock market is many things to many traders. Simply speaking, it’s all about choices. Not only choices traders make when making a trade, but the choices made on what to trade. Stocks, options, forex and futures are all trading vehicles. But for many, the risk is too high or the payoff is not high … Continue reading Learn the top benefits of ETF Trading
After months of running uphill despite pundits consistently saying market volatility will cause the uptrend to run out of steam, the market is finally beginning to look like it’s running out of steam. As we approach April Fool’s Day traders need to ask themselves “Is it a trick, or is the market volatility defining a … Continue reading How to Avoid Being Fooled by Market Volatility
Trading is difficult for many reasons. But, that does not mean you can’t do it well, especially if you trade intelligently. Trading intelligently is about the decisions you make before, during, and after your trade. But, being a SMART trader is about how you think and behave as a trader. Traders should make it a goal … Continue reading Are you a SMART trader?
The status of the current market is a clear reminder there are times when market perception far exceeds market reality. The perception that President Trump will be good for the market spurred buying trends following the election. From election night on November 8 to Inauguration Day on January 20th the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial … Continue reading Market Perception: How traders can find a profitable reality
Earnings, the Fed, the fundamentals, and the President. This is what is facing those trading under Trump. Uncertainty is now the buzz word for traders, and how could it not be? A U.S. president can rattle world markets with the stroke of a pen or a misplaced word. The dollar fell against the yen following … Continue reading Trading Under Trump: Uncertainty clouds financial markets
There is an inherent market risk when trading. An obvious statement, we know. But why, then, do so many play the market as if risk does not exist? Why do so many traders lose more then they win and, eventually, lose it all? The answer is just as obvious. Perhaps it is because many believe … Continue reading Market Risk – Moving the Odds to Your Favor
The financial world is full of big trends and trendy indicators, predictors of future market value. But, one would be hard-pressed to find one as wild as the Super Bowl indicator. According to the “Super Bowl” indicator, a win by an American Football Conference team, like the New England Patriots, means stocks are more likely … Continue reading Big Trends and Big Trades after ‘The Big Game’