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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3 important things you need to know about the markets this week - Rockwell Trading

You don’t see this everyday!

Market Recap For Monday, April 28th 2014 It was a wild trading session! The S&P was up 11 points in the morning before a sell-off that put the S&P down 16 points. An afternoon rally had the markets shifting gears once again. If you blinked you might have missed the S&P finishing the day in positive […]

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Markets slide… again!

Market Recap For Sunday, April 27th 2014 They say the market always drops faster than it rises. And this week was the perfect example. After a steady 4 days of trading, the S&P had modest gains for the week. Then came Friday… On Friday, equities sold off into the open and never recovered. At the end of […]

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Apple (AAPL) lifts markets

Market Recap For Thursday, April 24th 2014 Backed by yesterday’s impressive earnings release all eyes were on Apple (AAPL) today. After a wild trading session AAPL ended the day up +8.2%. The strong move in AAPL was one of the main reasons the S&P ended the day 3.25 points higher. Meanwhile the DOW, an index that doesn’t […]

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Big news from Apple (AAPL)…

Market Recap For Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 Today U.S. equities dropped slightly, ending the 6 day win streak.  At the end of the U.S. session the S&P dropped 4 points and the DOW was down 13 points. A down day after a 6 day win streak is inevitable. But the markets were pretty strong today considering […]

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Five in a row for S&P 500

Market Recap For Monday, April 21st 2014 It was a pretty uneventful session for day traders. But by the end of the day stocks were higher, making it 5 consecutive up days in a row and the longest rally of the year for the S&P. The S&P finished 7 points higher on the session and the DOW […]

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Stocks have best week of the year!

Market Recap For Sunday, April 20th 2014 Stocks has a wild ride over the past couple of weeks. And with all this volatile moves, it’s sometimes hard to see the big picture. Did you know that stocks had their best week of the year last week? The markets were closed on Friday in observance of […]

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Dow up 162 points after Yellen’s comments

Market Recap For Wednesday, April 16th 2014 It was a boring sideways morning of trading before Janet Yellen’s comments at the Economic Club of New York. In her speech Yellen said the Fed has a “continuing commitment” to support economic recovery. It looks like this is what traders wanted to hear as the markets rallied into […]

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Stocks are up… no, down… wait, are they up again?

  Market Recap For Tuesday, April 15th 2014   It was another wild ride today! After a strong afternoon rally, U.S. equities ended in positive territory for the second consecutive day. The S&P finished the session 12.5 points higher, while the DOW ended with a 90 point gain. E-Mini S&P traders experienced another day of […]

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Hold on tight for a wild ride!

Market Recap For Monday, April 14th 2014 Today’s trading could be summed up with the word ROLLER-COASTER. Recovering slightly from last week’s slide, E-Mini S&P traders saw the session start in positive territory after an overnight rally. After being up as much as 16 points, the S&P sold-off and it looked like the S&P would finish the […]

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The “Sell-Off Saga” continues…

Market Recap For Sunday, April 13th 2014 It was a rough week for the bulls. After one of the biggest sell-offs in recent history on Thursday, equities lost even more ground on Friday. At the end of the day the S&P was down another -17.5 points while the DOW had back to back triple digit […]

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NASDAQ has worst day in 3 years

Market Recap For Thursday, April 10th 2014 What started as a quiet uneventful trading day, quickly turned into one of the worst trading days in recent history. Following a Simple Strategy Short Signal in the E-Mini S&P, U.S. equities tumbled and ended the day near session lows. When the dust settled the NASDAQ had lost […]

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Stocks rally after Fed Minutes

  Market Recap For Wednesday, April 9th 2014   Today was a typcial “Fed Day”… quiet markets, then a nice move after the release of the Fed Meeting Minutes. This time the reaction was bullish as it now sounds like an increase in interest rates in the first half of 2015 is unlikely. At the end […]

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Where do we go from here?

Market Recap For Tuesday, April 8th 2014 Stocks ended the day slightly higher with the S&P up 7 points and the DOW adding 10 points. The positive day was a welcomed change following the recent 3 day slide. The big question though, is the sell-off over, or was today just the calm before another storm? […]

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Going…going…gone!

  Market Recap For Monday, April 7th 2014   Remember that nice 2014 gain in the S&P? It’s gone. After today’s sell-off the 2014 gains in the S&P are officially erased. The S&P dropped -1.1% today. The 20 point sell-off puts the index in negative territory for the year, down -3.5 points. The DOW had triple […]

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