• Simpler Sentiment - Weekly Wrap-Up 10/14/16

    Simpler Sentiment - Weekly Wrap-Up 10/14/16

    This market will like remain reactive in the near term, but within a given range. It is a good time to be nimble and keep your time-frame relatively short.
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  • Using Custom Alert Sounds in thinkorswim®

    Using Custom Alert Sounds in thinkorswim®

    It is important to save the sound file to a location on your hard drive that is both easy to find but also permanent. If you move the file after adding it to TOS, the application will no longer be able to find it. I stick my files within the thinkorswim folder itself.
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  • Trading a "Hurricane Stock" Using Spaghetti Models

    Trading a "Hurricane Stock" Using Spaghetti Models

    Every year, using spaghetti models helps me prepare in time for storms. Plus, it can help you make money in stocks that could be influenced by these types of weather events.
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  • The Soybean Harvest Season Friday Trade

    The Soybean Harvest Season Friday Trade

    By regulation, elevators are required to hedge their commodity purchases on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) to protect themselves and their owners (many of whom are the producers that deliver the grain, as most of these facilities are a portion of a farmer owned cooperative).
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  • Simpler Sentiment - Weekly Wrap Up 10/7/16

    Simpler Sentiment - Weekly Wrap Up 10/7/16

    A friend was telling me that he is going on vacation and would like the peace of mind of having protection for his stock portfolio. We discussed various ways of buying puts for some portfolio insurance and the cheapest way for him to get that protection.
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