The Randomness Of Winning Streaks

Two things stand out from college. Okay, maybe three, but only two are printable. First was the professor who said, “History is philosophy teaching by examples.” I liked that. A person’s actions are dictated by their belief system. To some extent, people’s belief systems are dictated by the times they live in. It wasn’t that long … Read more

What Is Working Now?

We all know how brutal the market has been to trade this year.  We have had a hard push to the downside and large intra-day swings.  With the sometimes daily swings and reversals, it is very hard to know which way to go. Options traders have an edge in using price moves and volatility to … Read more

A Gift For A Prosperous New Year

Chinese New Year is upon us and it’s a customary time to give gifts that symbolize prosperity.  Often one will give currency, but for someone special the present sometimes takes the form of gold.  2016 might just be the year to help someone you care about build prosperity with a gift of the yellow precious … Read more

Timing, Anyone?

This week we were watching the $SPX cash timing cycles for a possible high and reversal back down with the 2/2-2/5 time cycles that were projected in advance. The actual HIGH was made on 2/1 which is considered to be within the “time window” for a change in trend.  Now, even though I feel that … Read more

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Earnings Trades, Anyone?

The market has been brutal to trade since the first of the year and to make things more interesting, we have now started earnings season. This typically gives us more volatility, but also gives us opportunities to trade the actual earnings releases or to trading around earnings. There are many things to consider when trading … Read more