Earnings season started this week with a bang, with bank stocks including JPMorgan (JPM) and Citigroup ©, announcing positive results that sent the market trading higher. Next, came a few transportation stocks and the first of the Nasdaq 100 components (NDX) — Netflix (NFLX). Next week, is when the real volatility will kick up, as the earnings calendar continues to fill up. What are some key reports I’ll be watching and possibly trading? Here’s a list for next week… Monday, … Read more
I just got back from Las Vegas, where I was speaking at a conference for an incredible organization, Traders4ACause. T4AC19 was the 6th edition of this hallmark conference, hosted each fall in Las Vegas. It was an amazing weekend filled with networking, educational, and motivational presentations (and plenty of social events). This conference really provides an unparalleled opportunity to rub elbows and exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds in the financial industry. My favorite part about this event … Read more
Here’s a list… Today, I was asked in the trading room how one can scan to identify trades that are meant for a small account. Well, I don’t have a specific scan that does that — but, I can tell you my process for identifying these trades. There may be a scan out there that exists, but in my experience and analysis, it’s better to identify what you’re looking for and get familiar with trading tickers that have cheaper options … Read more
Last Wednesday, Fed Chairman Powell noted that the Federal Reserve is going to work to expand their balance sheet, in an effort to quell the repo market and keep interest rates under their control. While the stock market initially reacted positively on this news, it was short lived, and it sold off into the session. Also weighing on the stock market is more trade war news and a potential rate cut later this month. What are we looking for … Read more
The last few months have been a little crazy in the market, and I felt like there was no better time than to ask what you’ve been focused on. Especially when the market’s so news driven, it’s critical to go back and look at the basics of what we’re doing and why. It also reminds me of my garden… I haven’t given you an update in awhile, so I figured now’s the time… And it’s a great trading lesson… Remember … Read more
The stock market traded higher after positive reports of the US and China coming to the table in ongoing trade talks. Now what? Click the link above for my take. The sensitivity of the stock market to the trade war with China has been on the extreme end of the spectrum, with the slightest flicker of news causing the S&P to jump (or fall) 15 points in a matter of minutes. You have have heard me say this before, but … Read more
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