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March 27, 2020

As this year continues on, I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot has changed in the world. The market’s volatility is at an all-time high and the moves (in both directions) have been historic. Due to this, the market’s heavily favoring traders who can be “in-the-know” and are armed with real-time information. For this reason, I want to do my best to keep in touch with all of you more often. The best way to do this is to stay connected … Read more

When fear rages!

March 16, 2020

The price action that we’ve seen in the stock market the last three weeks, is largely driven based on emotion — and at least initially, wasn’t driven on fundamentals.  At this point, we’ve seen multiple limit down (and up) days, where the market has paused trading due to hitting circuit breakers, meant to curb extreme emotion and computerized trading. We hit limit down twice in the last 24 hours, with it being hit during overnight trade within 15 minutes after … Read more

Volatility is king

March 15, 2020

In case you haven’t noticed, the market has been incredibly volatile for the last three weeks.  On Friday the S&P closed up 8% on the day, after being down 9.5% on the previous day — the worst day in the stock market since the October 1987 crash on Black Monday. It was a pretty historical move.  As I’m sure you know, it’s been pretty crazy out there. Where is this particularly present? The VIX. Check out the chart below: The … Read more

The issue with low consumer spending

March 11, 2020

Flights being slashed, events canceled, businesses quarantined, and the government’s trying to come up with measures to stop the slowing of the economy (like a potential stimulus and Fed rate cuts). But let’s look back… this damage began during the trade war. The Fed began slashing rates during the trade war, and ongoing back and forth issues with China contributed to market volatility, potential supply chain disruptions, and the glaring reality of our dependence on China.  There was so much … Read more

Handling emotional trading days

February 24, 2020

On Friday, we talked about what happens when the market wanes. During the last newsletter, I talked about the technical parameters for trading this type of move.  But, what about the emotional side, and the actual logistics of trading a day like this? Well, currently I’m in Hawaii and woke up at the crack of dawn to news that the Dow was down 1000 points. Definitely not an ideal way to wake up on vacation, but, the reason why I … Read more

When momentum wanes…

February 21, 2020

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the market’s experiencing one of the first significant pullbacks we’ve seen in awhile. I have my eye on tech and high momentum stocks, particularly market leaders: Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Tesla.  Right now, these leaders are telling us this market is going down — and fast. There were far too many traders long at these highs, and the selling that we’re seeing is emotion taking over. For someone like me — a momentum trader, I … Read more

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