Archive | October, 2009

Traders Expo: Las Vegas!

30 Oct

Watchlist: Oct, 28 2009

28 Oct

Creating a Business Plan

26 Oct

Treating trading as a business with the objectives, goals, and guidelines clearly laid out will not only help keep things organized, but allow for less emotional involvement during tough market conditions. Defined entry and exits need in place for when to take losses and profits. Protecting profits while limiting losses is the name of the game, remember the bottom line, we’re in this to make money.

Being diligent and thorough with your trading, and keeping detailed records will be a tremendous help and allow you to go back and really pick apart things the things that are working from the things that are not.

Finally decisive action is an important quality to have when developing as a trader. A good trader has trained his eye to spot potential forming trends. Often times when a clear trend is established it is already too late to enter in the trade. The business is trading and treating it as such will be the first step to becoming successful.

Wk42: Market Recap

26 Oct

We continue to chop sideways as earnings and economic news pours out. We have strong support at the $1075 level and resistance at $1100 on the S&P 500. Some positive economic news was answered by a decline on the market. With clearly defined support and resistant levels on the top line figures we have a good gauge of when to exit trades. We still remain in an uptrend and once that uptrend is broken we will think of taking a more bearish stance. We currently remain cautiously bullish.
It would make sense that we would continue up to at least the $1121 level on the S&P500 (50% Fibonacci retirement) as we continue to churn around the down trendline on the weekly chart.

Wk43: Market Forecast

26 Oct

In the week ahead look for these news announcements to act as potential market movers
· Tues: S&P Case-Shiller HPI 9:00 AM ET
· Tues: Consumer Confidence 10:00 AM ET
· Weds: Durable Goods Orders 8:30 AM ET
· Weds: New Home Sales 10:00 AM ET
· Weds: EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET
· Thurs: GDP 8:30 AM ET
· Thurs: Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET
· Thurs: EIA Natural Gas Report 10:30 AM ET
· Fri: Personal Income and Outlays 8:30 AM ET
· Fri: Chicago PMI 9:45 AM ET
· Fri: Consumer Sentiment 9:55 AM ET

Jam packed weak of news announcements and lots and lots of earnings! Click here to view the earnings calendar.


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Wk43: Stocks to Watch

26 Oct

Proceed with caution when putting on new trades this week. Lots of earnings and news will issue big whipsaws in the market. Watch for stocks that continue their trends throughout the news announcements this week as these will be the stocks that will act as relative strength and weakness once the earnings season is over.

Traders Expo: Las Vegas!

20 Oct

Wk42: Market Forecast

19 Oct

In the week ahead look for these news announcements to act as potential market movers
· Mon: Housing Market Index 1:00 PM ET
· Tues: Housing Starts 8:30 AM ET
· Tues: Producer Price Index 8:30 AM ET
· Weds: EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET
· Thurs: Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET
· Thurs: EIA Natural Gas Report 10:30 AM ET
· Fri: Existing Home Sales 10:00 AM ET

We are in the midst of earnings season so don’t forget to double check your stocks for individual news!

We are also in the middle of a bull flag pattern on the top-line figures. Take a look at the chart below to see our setup. A break of 1097 in the S&P500 is our breakout level and if we break down there is support at 1065 level.