Sometimes the Federal Reserve releasing news can be a non event for the market. Other times it can cause the markets to create wild swings up or down depending on the market’s reaction to the announcement. There are several things to keep in mind when a Fed Announcement is going to occur: 1. Is the … Read more
Going into the end of last year the market saw a strong reversal back down to long term support levels. S&P went down to monthly support, and for a second looked as if it would continue to tumble. However, going into the last few days of December, the market started to bounce and confirmed support would continue to hold. At the start of 2019 we continued to show strength and have now seen a bounce to bring us close to our all time highs.
Throughout the years we’ve been teaching people how to trade. During that time, we discovered one underlying hurdle that many face: technology. The concerns and questions around this topic vary from more basic information about computer hardware or browser support, to more in depth information on trading tools and charting platforms. As time has passed, … Read more
Simpler Summary As a trader, the chart is your road map, but sometimes it can be a confusing map to read. This is why traders look at different indicators and studies, to help identify times when the chart is entering a potential trade setup. One of the most successful indicators our Simpler Trading Team uses … Read more
Simpler Summary The phrase, buy on the rumor and sell on the news, is all too common on the market floor. There’s certainly some truth to the saying as news and even rumors can affect the market. For instance, this week started with talks of more tariffs, and we ended the week with lacking numbers … Read more
Simpler Summary This week we saw a market holiday fall right in the middle on Wednesday. Additionally, this was coupled with a shortened trading day on Tuesday. Whenever we come across a trading week with a holiday right in the middle, volume dropping off shouldn’t be a surprise. This drop can cause choppiness and consolidation … Read more
Simpler Summary This week has certainly been an interesting one in the markets. We’ve seen a pick up in the daily ranges each day this week, but overall the market has been rather flat and consolidating. This could be due to the market holiday next week, or it could be just a normal pull back … Read more