My Favorite Swings

My Favorite Swings (and Bikes)

One topic that’s seen a fair amount of conversation here lately is how long you should hold swing trades. By definition, a swing trade is anything held at least overnight, but there’s a big difference in holding a position for a day vs. holding for 3 months. Ultimately the correct duration has several variables, but … Read more

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Follow the Footsteps

The trading days surrounding the Labor Day weekend saw the market sell off hard. This was not a surprise as we had been seeing indications that the market was getting very extended. One way that I can detect when the market is ripe for a turn is by watching the UVXY. This is a leveraged ETF of volatility and can be a tool for hedging.

News is Noise

News Is Noise

Normally it would be redundant to say to technically minded traders that “news is noise” … but these are not normal times. Let’s talk about what a chart represents. A chart is a visual representation of the collective decisions and subsequent psychology of millions of market participants.

Time to Adapt

Time to Adapt

One of the greatest strengths of the human race is our ability to adapt to our environment. Not the kind of adapting where we grow fur, webbing, or a new limb, but rather, adapt mentally.

Blockbuster buyout to merge discount brokerages

Discount Brokerages to Merge in Blockbuster Buyout

Disruption continues in the world of discount brokerages with the announcement today that powerhouse Charles Schwab is buying competitor TD Ameritrade for $26 billion. The blockbuster merger of the two largest discount brokers is being watched by retail traders who are enjoying a wave of zero-commission trades triggered by Schwab in October. Eliminating basic account trade commissions disrupted the industry as it forced others to follow, including TD Ameritrade.

Is FAANG getting GAAF D

Is FAANG getting GAAF’D?

FAANG was the acronym created from the powerhouse stocks that lead the way for many years as they grew to huge significance in the market. It was a catchy term that helped seat them in our brains and, with a fierce term like that, probably helped them grow on aura alone. One thing we reliably … Read more