Last week when we last spoke, I focused on the importance of acknowledging earnings season, and the volatility it tends to cause. I crossed my fingers and hoped for a market pullback on Monday and Tuesday this week, however, Mr. Market doesn’t always give me what I want… And the market continued stair-stepping higher. The main reason I wanted a pullback was so I could obtain better entries, with a stronger edge. But, as a trader, we have to trade … Read more
They say in trading you shouldn’t be emotional — and they’re right. However, there’s something about when you get a good zinger that makes it hard to forget. There’s such a balance between: ‘don’t be emotional’ and ‘learn from your mistakes.’ Why am I talking about this today? Well, next week is FAANG earnings. Last year, during FAANG earnings in July, it was actually my worst week of the year. Not last quarter, and not the one before that… it … Read more
The First in FAANG — Netflix Earnings Netflix reports earnings today after the bell, and the announcement today will be critical for a variety of reasons. Let me take the time to explain why (p.s. read this before market close, if you can)… First of all, it’s the first to report in the FAANG group: Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOGL). Fun fact, I’ve argued for some time now that Microsoft (MSFT) and Adobe (ADBE) … Read more
Here’s what’s been happening, here’s what I’ve been looking at, and here’s how you can trade it… When we last spoke, the S&P’s were stuck below the key level of resistance at 2900. Well, we got the catalyst we were looking for… bank earnings. So why am I highlighting this, and why should you care? Bank Earnings: JPM The banks always kick off earnings season, and last quarter in particular, the earnings results from the majority of the key banks … Read more
We’re currently stuck in what we like to call, “Hurry Up and Wait” mode. This is a phrase that John has coined, but it’s stuck with me and this is the exact moment to use it. Why? The S&P has been stuck between 2885-2900 for the past several days. Generally, a key psychological value like 2,900 is a good area of key resistance to come in and short the market… especially when it’s been trading higher for so many days … Read more
We’re all chasing the same thing — financial freedom, and the ability to make money wherever you are with cash and an internet connection. This is what drove me to Simpler Trading to begin with. And, it’s (more than likely) what’s driving you now. It’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… the sunshine after a storm. Today wraps up the last day of our in-person, Austin Mentorship. As we near the end of this event, I … Read more
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