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Using Seasonality To My Advantage

Hey 5-Star Trader, Happy New Year! Examining past trades is very important to every trader. It is how we learn from our mistakes. However, moving on from them is very important too! That is why this is the last week I will be reviewing my 2021 trades. Let’s hop right in so we can prepare … Read more

Time To Hedge?

Hey 5-Star Trader, For this week’s deep-dive, I wanted to highlight my hedge in the S&P 500 (SPY)**. Hedging is not normally something I do, but I consulted my Trendstrength Turbo Candles (pictured above). They effectively communicated to me (through their red coloration) that the indexes were below resistance. That, in combination with earnings reports … Read more

Merry Christmas!

Hey 5-Star Trader, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! No matter what holidays you celebrate, for me, the end of the year is a time to celebrate, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the little things in life. Of course, this is generally coupled with some introspective thought, plans, and dreams for the coming … Read more

Eyes On Microsoft

Hey 5-Star Trader, Large-cap stocks can be categorized as any company whose market capitalizations are $10 billion or above. Earlier this week, I tweeted that Microsoft was sitting right on the daily 50 simple moving average (SMA). But why is this important? Often a large-cap’s individual health can provide clues to the overall market sentiment. … Read more

Short-Dated Play

Hey 5-Star Trader,  “Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in … Read more

Market At Crossroads…

Hey 5-Star Trader, Similar to the majority of September, October market sentiment has looked weak so far. We opened the week with choppy conditions and saw some major moves to the downside. I believe there are several compounding factors that are contributing to this behavior. Covid-19 has changed a lot about the world and it … Read more

Nike Shows Consumers Ready To Spend Big

Hey 5-Star Trader, “Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in … Read more

Inflation Not To Blame For Market Pullback…

Hey 5-Star Trader, May is seasonally a weak month for the market and the media likes to blame different things for its poor performance. Lately, they’ve named the fear of inflation as the latest culprit. Yes, there are some legitimate fears of inflation, especially with the excess money printing thanks to several stimulus checks, but there … Read more