Sunday, October 25, 2020

Beware the Ides of March: A Technician’s Warning

Last Thursday was the Ides of March and now a closely followed chart watcher is focused on a key level from that session. "We're at...

Was the Market Even Open Last Week?

Don't feel bad if you were on vacation last week. Not much happened in the market. The S&P 500 opened with a bang at its...

What the Numbers May Say About Banks

This post is for education purposes only and should not be interpreted as a trade recommendation. There are many ways to measure strength in the...

A Look Behind the Falling Dollar

Most traders have focused on the rally in technology over the last year, but another major trend has been weakness in the U.S. dollar....

Digging Below the Surface: Breadth

We recently highlighted how all the good news seemed priced into the market. That, in turn, created the risk of any incremental developments triggering...

Is Bitcoin Poised for a Breakout?

This post is for education purposes only and should not be interpreted as a trade recommendation. Stocks are coming off their worst month in over a...

Don’s Notebook March 1, 2018

The S&P 500 Index’s closed February with a slide of 2.4 percent on Tuesday and Wednesday. This continues to set the tone for global...

Reminders About Margin, Part 3

Our previous post explained how traders can use margin to buy a stock or ETF. This time we'll look at the mirror image: using...

Volatility and volumes: February at TradeStation

If two words summed February, they would be "volatility" and "volume." Both spiked across the market. CBOE's fear gauge, the VIX volatility index, shot to...

Don’s Notebook February 27, 2018

Today is Fed Chair Jerome Powell Day as he tees it up for the first time as Fed chief. What he says today before...
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