Ready for a long weekend?

Market Recap For Thursday, May 23rd 2014 Stocks ended higher for the second consecutive day, with the S&P up 4.5 points and the DOW up 10 points. Day traders experienced a pretty boring session today with the 2nd lowest volume of the year. Only 565 million NYSE shares were traded. With a volume drop and […]

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False Alarm?

Market Recap For Wednesday, May 21st 2014 Up, Down, Up…Down? We’ve had a pretty choppy first half of the trading week, with stocks trading higher and erasing yesterday’s losses. The S&P was up 15.25 points today, while the DOW had triple digit gains, up 159 points. Traders kept an eye on today’s FOMC Meeting Minutes […]

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Is it time to SELL in May & go away?

Market Recap For Tuesday, May 20th 2014 Stocks retreated, giving up yesterday’s profits and then some. At the end of the session the S&P was down 12.25 points. The DOW finished 138 points lower. Are we starting to see the “Sell in May and go away” phenomenon? Since closing at all-time highs on 5/13/14, the DOW […]

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Buy Netflix (NFLX)?

Market Recap For Monday, May 19th 2014 Stocks started the week on a positive note with all major indices ending the day higher. The S&P opened the day in negative territory, but a slow and steady rally lifted the S&P, eventually ending the day near session highs. At the end of the session the S&P was up […]

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Is the crash coming?

Market Recap For Thursday, May 15th 2014 It was another down day for the markets, with the S&P down 18 points. The S&P is down -1.4% since making all-time highs 2 trading days ago. The DOW had another triple digit losing day, down 167 points. Meanwhile the Russell 2000, a “market to watch” in yesterday’s […]

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What about the Russell?

Market Recap For Wednesday, May 14th 2014 Stocks were down today, with small cap and internet stocks leading the move lower. Both the S&P and DOW opened the U.S. session lower and never looked back, ending the day near session lows. After the dust settled the S&P was 9 points lower on the day. With a triple digit 101 […]

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Why Tuesday is a good day for stocks

Market Recap For Tuesday, May 13th 2014 Stocks were quiet today, but the S&P and DOW both managed to make new all-time highs. With today’s move higher the S&P broke the 1,900 level for the first time ever. By the end of the day the S&P had retreated from session highs, ending the day almost […]

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Happy Monday! – Dow and S&P close at record highs

Market Recap For Monday, May 12th 2014 Markets rallied despite the chaos in Ukraine. Over the weekend, pro-Russian rebels voted in favor of self-rule in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Western governments declared this referendum as illegal, and the European Union announced that it will increase sanctions to step up the pressure on Russia. But none of […]

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It’s a mixed bag…

Market Recap For Sunday, May 11th 2014 With the Fed willing to support the economy, and 76% of the companies in the S&P 500 beating earnings expectations, you’d think the markets would be celebrating. But this wasn’t necessarily the case this past week. In spite of positive fundamental information, the S&P, NASDAQ and RUSSELL all […]

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Day traders LOVE it (but investors don’t)

Market Recap For Thursday, May 8th 2014 Today’s trading was a mirror image of yesterday. Today we saw the opposite move: an early morning rally and late session sell-off. But with Simple Strategy signals continuing to work well in the E-Mini S&P, who can complain? At the end of the day stocks were mixed. The S&P […]

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Yellen is shaking up the markets

Market Recap For Wednesday, May 7th 2014 It was a wild ride in the markets today, with stocks selling off during Janet Yellen’s testimony. The morning session sell-off produced a nice Simple Strategy Sell Signal in the E-Mini S&P, and it looked like it was going to be another down day in the markets. But […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Trading NOW

Why is it that traders have a hard time seeing the forest through the trees? Traders are always so focused on minor details that they fail to see what’s really holding them back. Simple solutions often produce the most dramatic results, and in this article we’ll share 5 simple things that will help you improve […]

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Did you see Twitter (TWTR) today?

Market Recap For Tuesday, May 6th 2014 Stocks opened lower and remained in negative territory for the remainder of the session. At the end of the day the S&P was 17 points lower and the DOW had triple digit losses, down -130 points. You can’t blame earnings…U.S. markets were lower in spite of earnings that continue […]

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Monday Morning Hangover?

Market Recap For Monday, May 5th 2014 It looked like a Monday Morning Hangover: Stocks started the week in negative territory, and it seemed like we were going to see the 3rd consecutive down day for the S&P. But a slow steady Cinco De Mayo rally, fueled by a better than expected ISM non-manufacturing report, […]

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It’s the “Janet Yellen Show” this week

Market Recap For Sunday, May 4th 2014 The S&P was slightly lower Friday, on lower than normal trading volume. But it wasn’t enough to put a blemish on the week. Both the S&P and DOW ended the week approximately 1% higher. The S&P was up 17.75 points while the DOW added 151 points. The 151 […]

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Buying Options – What You Need To Know

Interested in buying options? You might have heard about the leverage and the enormous profit potential that you could achieve when buying options. But you also might have heard about traders who lost a lot of money with this trading strategy. Should YOU be buying options? In this article you will learn what you need […]

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New month, new highs?

Market Recap For Thursday, May 1st 2014 With the DOW near all-time highs and the S&P 6 points away from an all-time high close, U.S. equity markets are at a pivotal point. Will the saying “sell in May and go away” hold true? Or will a new month of trading attract more buyers, taking the major […]

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Here’s what happened to the DOW today…

Market Recap For Wednesday, April 30th 2014 Today all eyes were on the Fed. With today’s FOMC Statement the Fed announced another $10 billion bond buyback and suggested that economic activity has picked up. However, without any real surprises or major wording changes in the statement, the markets hardly seemed to notice. With the Fed Statement […]

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Stocks higher… of course, it’s Tuesday!

Market Recap For Tuesday, April 29th 2014 Stocks traded higher today with the S&P up 9 points and the DOW finishing 97 points higher. Today marked the 7th consecutive winning Tuesday this year. For whatever reason, traders love Tuesdays. Only 2 Tuesdays this year have finished lower. In fact, the S&P is up approximately 9%  on Tuesdays […]

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