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Handling the looming Fed decision…

September 18, 2019

When it’s not time to buy… or to sell You may have heard that there’s a key Federal Reserve decision today on monetary policy.  Why do we care? Well, primarily because as of late, these decisions have caused quite a bit of volatility in the stock market, and that impacts our bottom line as traders.  However, ‘news related events’  as I call them, Fed decisions included, are a special breed of data point, because there’s absolutely no way we can … Read more

How to trade the fade…

September 15, 2019

& stick with a plan The last six weeks in the stock market have been a rollercoaster ride of emotion — one that you can see playing out in the charts.  This is always particularly tricky for traders (especially technical analysts). For me, it helps if I look at a chart and recognize the emotion involved.  Check out the chart, how to trade the fade, and where YOU have an edge here… As a momentum trader, one of my absolute … Read more

Have you paid attention to this market change?

September 10, 2019

And what’s working right now. A few of the most common questions I get from traders are these: “Danielle, how many trades do you normally have on? How long do you hold your trades? How much do you risk? What profit targets do you use?” These questions ALL vary on the current market condition in which I’m trading. During a trending market, or even a stock pickers market, I’ll have between 8-15 positions on, using primarily long calls, spreads, and … Read more

How to trade in our current ‘pinball’ market

September 6, 2019

Case Study: Boeing The market has been characterized by violent, up and down movements, largely caused by emotion. In the last episode, we discussed major themes that I’m seeing, and how I’ve adjusted my trading strategies to meld to this market.  One of those key focuses is using overnight gaps to my advantage… by fading the emotion of others.  When do we do this? (Hint it’s happening right now, and here’s how to do it)… We do it in this … Read more

Will the S&P and Nasdaq rally roll over?

September 5, 2019

For the last month, we’ve been discussing a key area of resistance in the indexes — the 50 period simple moving average on the daily charts. Well, today (or last night rather) something critical ‘changed’. The S&P and Nasdaq both traded higher overnight on positive news. But, the question is… will this rally quickly roll over? That’s the question I’m going to answer… … into the end of the day, and tomorrow.  The news was that the US and China … Read more

Know what to do when this hits?

August 30, 2019

A break in the market As you know, on August 5th the stock market broke it’s June and July ebb and flow higher, and turned into a news driven, volatile, market. Throughout this time, we’ve had varying statistics, facts, policies, and opinions throwing the market back and forth. And the technicals haven’t been able to recover fully.  What does this mean, and what can you do about trading with it?… The S&P Futures: Daily Chart 8/30/19 In June and July … Read more

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