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Interest rates in a Sweet Spot John S Hopkins Jr There's been a lot of fretting going on lately with traders seemingly worried about the sudden rise in interest rates. The yield on the 10 year treasury bond has skyrocketed from 1.61% on May 1 to 2.16% on May 31. That's a 34% rise in just 30 days, a huge increase by any measure . . . keep reading
Tom Bowley's Market Chatter for May 31, 2013 Tom Bowley This has been the week of the GAP. It seems like every morning we're waking up to futures either being up or down anywhere from 0.5% to 1.0%. The good news for the bulls is that over the past 6-7 trading sessions (including early today), we've seen mostly moves higher after the open, resulting in several hollow candles. This is a sign of accumulation despite the fact that we continue to consolidate in sideways fashion. As I've been stating the past couple days, the range on the S&P 500 is 1635-1669. Let's see which one goes first . . . keep reading
Deciding week? Eva Zaleski Covered calls are a weak strategy in a rally; Even worse if you choose the wrong "horse". As market galloped higher traders were buying with joy and falling in love with their wonderful trades . . . keep reading
Learning to dump the losers John S Hopkins Jr In one of my soon to be released 77 Essential Lessons for Life I talk about how important it is to dump losers, and especially when they hit a predetermined stop loss. But, I know from my own personal experiences as well as form many members of the Invested Central who I have spoken to or received feedback from, that it's always easier said than done. Why is this . . . keep reading
Tom Bowley's Market Chatter for May 24, 2013 Tom Bowley Well, it's been the most volatile week in awhile, that's for sure. After withstanding some fairly serious selling for a couple days, the bulls have attempted to hold things together and haven't done a bad job, to be honest. From the intraday high on Tuesday to the low early Wednesday, the NASDAQ lost more than 100 points. At last check, for the week, the NASDAQ was down roughly 50 points. All of this ahead of a three day market weekend . . . keep reading
Rare Air John S Hopkins Jr The Dow and S&P continue to set new records almost every day. Since the S&P broke 1600 on May 3 it has put in a new high 8 out of 10 days, including Friday's high and close of 1667.47.
This climb higher on the S&P comes even as the index is very overbought and gets everyone wondering how much higher it can climb. It's a good question because we've never seen the S&P in this territory before so there are few historical levels to look at to come up with an answer . . . keep reading
Tom Bowley's Market Chatter for May 17, 2013 Tom Bowley Max pain did NOTHING to slow down the bullish action this week. As is so often the case, nothing seems to slow down a bull market. Prices simply move higher. Bad news is ignored. Bad earnings are contained. Overbought conditions remain that way. Sure, we'll see more selling at some point, but trying to time the exact top is dangerous if you're bearish U.S. equities. I am not bearish and suggest that any pullbacks are viewed as opportunities on the long side . . . keep reading
Discipline Above All Else John S Hopkins Jr In my soon to be released 77 Essential Trading Lessons for Life I point out one element of trading that I believe to be the most important, and that is to be disciplined. Exactly what do I mean by this? . . . keep reading
Tom Bowley's Market Chatter for May 10, 2013 Tom Bowley The NASDAQ is on pace for perhaps 1.9 billion shares as it keeps moving up day after day after day. Semiconductors have shown excellent strength for the third straight week and it's certainly being reflected in the overall outperformance by the tech-laden NASDAQ index during that period . . . keep reading
Perfecting one lesson at a time John S Hopkins Jr I wrote in my last blog that I am in the process of completing a project that covers 77 essential trading lessons for life and as I was reviewing each lesson for relevancy and accuracy it dawned on me how disciplined traders really need to be in order to be successful . . . keep reading
Tom Bowley's Market Chatter for May 3, 2013 Tom Bowley Much better than expected news on the employment front has sent stocks spiraling higher today. We were nowhere near overbought from the recent upward surge in equities and both the daily and weekly charts were supporting a move higher. Therefore, given the solid economic news this morning, I'm certainly not shocked by the market's reaction . . . keep reading
OTS for May 2013: Managing Risk While Trading Stocks Join Tom Bowley, Invested Central's Chief Market Strategist, as he walks you through the process of trading his quarterly Diamond Stocks. Return in the stock market should always be viewed on a "risk-adjusted" basis and Tom will demonstrate how you can earn risk-adjusted returns that crush the S&P 500 . . . keep reading
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