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Investor Movement Index Update: Buy in May and Tweet Away?

Investor Movement Index Update: Buy in May and Tweet Away?

Last week, it seemed as if everyone was talking about the fact that NYSE margin debt hit a record high of $507 billion in April 2015. There was a lot of speculation as to which market participants were adding to margin debt, and I noticed several thought leaders indicating that the increase in margin debt was predominantly fueled by institutions ...

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How to Optimize Stop Placement in an Ever-Changing Market
June 2, 2015

How to Optimize Stop Placement in an Ever-Changing Market

If there’s one constant about the stock market, it’s that it’s always changing. The underlying mechanics of the market, as well as the economic factors and ...

Market Mood: “Small” Investors’ Sentiment Matters, Too
May 28, 2015

Market Mood: “Small” Investors’ Sentiment Matters, Too

Sentiment analysis at its root quantifies investor optimism and pessimism and can help investors make decisions at the market’s emotional turning points. ...

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Indicator Throw Down: Trend-Following Vs. Range-Based
May 26, 2015

Indicator Throw Down: Trend-Following Vs. Range-Based

I’m a longtime disciple of technical analysis and use it almost exclusively in my trading, which is why I am so glad it’s becoming a more mainstream tool for ...

Competition and Cord-Cutting Push Old/New Media Hook-Ups
May 21, 2015

Competition and Cord-Cutting Push Old/New Media Hook-Ups

Did AOL (AOL) get its savior or did Verizon (VZ) find a potential white knight? Perhaps both. And who will swoop in next?

Bad-News Bulls? Economic Pause Could Slow Down Fed
May 19, 2015

Bad-News Bulls? Economic Pause Could Slow Down Fed

Downward revisions to the U.S. economic outlook could prove to be stock-market supportive. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it?

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Chronic Overtrader? We've Got Your Cure
May 19, 2015

Chronic Overtrader? We've Got Your Cure

Trading is a learned behavior that takes smarts, discipline, and a whole lot of patience. But novice traders often jump in unprepared and without an action plan...

Can Too Much Trading Practice Knock You Off Your Game?
May 12, 2015

Can Too Much Trading Practice Knock You Off Your Game?

Parents, teachers, and coaches have long instructed that “practice makes perfect.” Perfection in the stock market is impossible, but trading practice can help you ...

When Trading “Story” Stocks, It’s Best to Read Between the Lines
May 7, 2015

When Trading “Story” Stocks, It’s Best to Read Between the Lines

The stock market might be likened to a Broadway show or big summer blockbuster flick. It’s a cavalcade of leading names, character actors, bit players, and many ...

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Too Near-Sighted? Multiple Trading Time Frames Matter
May 5, 2015

Too Near-Sighted? Multiple Trading Time Frames Matter

Traders, are you looking only at the trees? It’s important to look at the forest, too. Multiple trading time frames can give your decisions the context they need. So ...

Are You Living to Trade or Trading to Live?
April 28, 2015

Are You Living to Trade or Trading to Live?

Many things attract investors to the stock market, but perhaps the most compelling is the idea of being able to trade for a living. I know that’s what was on my mind ...

U.S. Oil Rig Count Dropping, So What’s Next for Crude?
April 14, 2015

U.S. Oil Rig Count Dropping, So What’s Next for Crude?

The number of U.S. drilling rigs, an indicator for oil industry activity, dropped for the 18th straight week, a shift that carries potential implications for ...

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Technical Analysis: A Brainy Way to Chart Traders’ Hearts
April 7, 2015

Technical Analysis: A Brainy Way to Chart Traders’ Hearts

Technical trading is neither new nor stylish. Technical analysis had been in use for more than 100 years in Asia and Europe before that historic event on May 17, 1792 ...

Consumer Spending On Ice: S&P 500 Uptrend Still Intact for Spring
March 31, 2015

Consumer Spending On Ice: S&P 500 Uptrend Still Intact for Spring

Americans socked away a surprisingly large chunk of change in February as they reined in spending and hoarded savings from lower gasoline prices, putting ...

Does Your Trading Style Fit Your (Real) Personality?
March 31, 2015

Does Your Trading Style Fit Your (Real) Personality?

In the final moments of the iconic movie Wall Street, Gordon Gekko confronts his former protégé Bud Fox after discovering the wannabe set him up to lose ...

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Who’s Ready to Cheer Rising Rates? The Financial Sector
March 24, 2015

Who’s Ready to Cheer Rising Rates? The Financial Sector

As U.S. GDP and job growth continue to increase, the financial sector stands to finally get its wish: higher interest rates. After banks and insurance...

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