Run Through the Jungle

Run Through the Jungle

In recent weeks, we’ve been a slave to the tweets. Namely, two weeks ago for the FOMC meeting that had little reaction and then a 50 point move appeared after, you guessed it: Trump tweeting. And so a wave of confusion persists. Personally, I’m reminding myself that if cash is my position, then I’m naturally … Read more

Fail Fast

Fail Fast

“Fail fast” was a phrase taught to me during a business coaching presentation while I was in my financial advising career in my mid 20’s. It is a phrase that has stuck with me ever since because of its power and seemingly contradictory meaning. Nobody likes to fail at something, right? Yet here was a … Read more

Another leg down for the Dow

Another Leg Down for the Dow?

Wednesday’s session wasn’t for the faint of heart. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 800 points from the previous day’s close, and as financial media was quick to point out, the largest loss in 2019. While that is a noteworthy statistic the index is no stranger to significant declines. In December, prices fell more than … Read more

The Coming China Dollar Problem

The Coming China Dollar Problem

The U.S. Dollar has been very much in focus over the past couple of months. Traders believe that the Fed’s easing policies may have a negative effect on the Dollar moving forward. It won’t, and here is why. All currencies are traded as relative value, meaning that in order for the Dollar to fall another … Read more

Simpler Trading - Unusual Territory

Unusual Territory

Today’s blog is going to be more of an anecdotal one. As a stock market professional who spends all day seeing, listening, and consuming market related and political information, I thought I would share with you a general summary of the unusual territory we are finding ourselves in. There are some growing divergences in a … Read more

The Shift In Tesla

The Shift In Tesla

TSLA has been on the run the past several weeks with shares gaining 10% in the last 5 trading days and 40% from the June 3rd lows. We’ve been able to participate in some of this bullish momentum using one of my favorite methods of technical analysis, Symmetry. In this case, Symmetry in Price. Symmetry … Read more

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A Market Pilot’s Checklist

There are some things in life that are so mundane and commonplace we forget that it had to actually be invented. The concept of a checklist is relatively new to us as it was invented in 1935 after a test flight of the new Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress which crashed on takeoff. After investigation, it … Read more

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

Let’s review the big news of the week, specifically, the Fed and the ECB both trying to out-dive the other. On Tuesday, we had Mario Draghi essentially front-run the Fed on Wednesday by stating that the ECB was very open to lowering rates and additional asset purchases. What does this mean? Well, it means that … Read more

When the Market Gives You Lemons

When the Market Gives You Lemons

When the market gives you lemons, stop trading and start swiping. As we are all very aware of, there are times when the overall market is in chop, pulling back, or trending down. Each trader has different tactics to deal with these times such as going short, hedging, selling spreads, or just going to cash. … Read more

Wile E. Coyote Market

Wile E. Coyote Market

Let’s go back to December 2018. The market was rapidly falling, the fear was palpable, there was blood in the streets … and then what happened? The Fed capitulated on their rate hike schedule. The market cheered and rallied from a V-shaped bottom back to the previous all-time high. Everyone likes a rally, but let’s … Read more