Tax Loss Selling

Tax Loss Selling

Investors and traders both perform the same activities, they buy and sell securities. But while investors need to make sure they’re buying is not only a good price, but also gives good value for that price. Traders, on the other hand only care about the price.

Current Market Environment – Pt. 2 Earnings Season Update

We are now in earnings season and, therefore, many of the stocks showing up on scans (https://www.simplertrading.com/trading-tools/simpler-trading-scanner) have upcoming earnings. That doesn’t mean to avoid them outright, but it does caution traders about the risk of outsized moves when companies report. Overall, the market environment still favors the upside but there continue to be signs that … Read more

Current Market Environment

We are in the heart of earnings season and, therefore, many of the stocks we might want to trade have upcoming earnings. That doesn’t mean to avoid them outright, but it does caution traders about the risk of outsized moves which might not follow the script set out by technical charts. The indices and internals, … Read more

The Zweig Breadth Thrust

Before CNBC, or any other dedicated financial TV programming, there was Louis Rukeyser’s “Wall Street Week.” If you ever watched it then you are probably already familiar with Marty Zweig who was a frequent guest. Or perhaps you’ve read his book “Winning on Wall Street.” If so, then you know that Zweig combines fundamental analysis … Read more

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Planning A Trading Computer

My current trading computer is about four years old. There’s no reason to tempt fate and see just how long it can last – it is time for a new one. So let’s take a quick break from trading and talk about trading computers. Just as I prefer to build my own indicators and do … Read more

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Finally, Time To Buy Corn?

Corn has been in a brutal downtrend and with December futures trading around $3.30 a bushel it’s hard for a farmer to turn a profit. So is it time to think that the price has to go up? I have developed several tools over the years which fit in my process for finding trades and … Read more