The Trend

Why Investors Are Sending Markets Higher, Especially Small-Caps

Six months ago, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Half a year into the cuts, the economy is on sound footing, despite fears of a trade war. Unemployment is at multi-decade lows. Even corporate stock buybacks are reaching record highs, sending markets to unbelievable heights.

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Key Suppliers of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)

To be more attentive to how workers - even those tangentially involved in the making of Apple products - are treated, Apple took steps toward greater transparency in terms of its supply partners in 2012. Taking a similar approach to other large-cap companies like Nike and HP, an annual list of Apple’s top two-hundred suppliers is now published along with audit results of working conditions and manufacturing impacts on the environment.

While those who are socially conscious approved the publishing of the list, investors and traders instantly dug through it to develop new, better ways to trade APPL shares. For example...

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Support and Resistance Points: Technical Analysis 101

Understand how the market moves… and you increase your odds of success.

In theory, markets are pushed higher and lower by fear and greed – two of the strongest psychological drivers of all assets.

The more fear there is in an asset, for example, the higher the chance the value of that asset will decline.  The more greed there is in an asset, the higher the chance the value of that asset will increase.

Or, many times you’ll hear technical analysts refer to...

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Two September Catalysts May Decide the Fate of Markets

You may have noticed that markets have become a bit more volatile than usual. Stocks aren’t moving as they should and that volume across the markets have been lower than usual. Fear has ticked higher for many traders, even as the major indices march to record highs.

There are two key catalysts that may be driving current market conditions:

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Short-Sellers: The Market to Watch

Less than a decade after the biggest mortgage lending crisis in U.S. history nearly decimated the economy, another debt market is showing some troubling similarities to the mortgage bubble...

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Three of the Most Powerful Technical Indicators

If you pull a rubber band too far, too tight, what happens?

It snaps back. 

The same thing happens with stocks. If a stock, index, or ETF moves too high or too low, it typically snaps back, just like a rubber band. 

And we can spot the stretched rubber band by watching three specific technical indicators:

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Why a Fed Hike is not likely…

Over the last week, fear and tension dominated the Street.

Many have speculated if the jobs data was good enough, the Fed could raise interest rates at the September 2016 meeting.

It doesn’t matter that the U.S. election is just months away.  It appears the Fed wants to hike.

But that may no longer be in the cards.

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Trade Stocks With Lightspeed at 4 A.M.

In recent years, technology trends have led to widespread changes in financial markets. The vast amount of trading volume across assets now takes place on electronic trading platforms and the markets are increasingly accessible nearly around the clock.

Last month, Nasdaq OMX Group announced plans to open its pre-market trading session at 4 a.m. Previously, pre-market trading on Nasdaq began at 7 a.m. Eastern time. The new trading hours were implemented on Nasdaq in March.

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Candlestick Patterns: The Secret to Wealth from a Rice Trader

Munehia Homma was never your typical trader.

Few have been as influential or accurate.

But what he added to the art of technical analysis would change the way we look at charts altogether. What’s most interesting is that...

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The Red Dog Reversal

If I could teach every new trader just one technical analysis strategy, it would be the Red Dog Reversal. It is my preferred method for identifying countertrend moves in oversold or overbought stocks, indexes, and ETFs.

Many traders, particularly beginners, are way too aggressive in calling tops and bottoms. The problem is they typically don’t have any real rationale. They’re basically just saying “I’ve got a feeling!” They might as well be at a roulette wheel in Las Vegas.

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High Close Doji Trigger: A Powerful Trading Combination using Pivot Points and Candle Chart Patterns

There are many trading methods one can employ to actively trade, including various mechanical trading systems and manual trading tactics. The constant changing of market conditions can require system traders to adapt and update the parameters for the trading decisions. I often prefer the hands on visual approach which is more of a manual method while employing mechanical risk management techniques. The visual approach is aided by the use of candle charts. The drawback is that one must have a basic understanding of this form of charting to begin with. The upside is once you learn the basics, a new meaning of how markets act may be revealed to you.

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Trade Futures Using Orderflow & Volume Profile

Let’s keep this short, sweet and to the point. No one wants to make trading harder than it already is. You may be a day trader, swing trader or investor and you may dabble in Futures, Forex or Stocks depending on your preference.

Regardless of your past trading experiences or success, what we’re going to show you in this short video is going to change the way you look at the markets forever. You will learn how to use a tool that makes Orderflow and volume easy to trade. You will get a free trial for our software and trade room, and we will make day trading and swing-trading a simple process for you.

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