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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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Markets end the week with brutal sell-off

Market Recap For Sunday, April 6th 2014 This week the U.S. markets climbed slowly but steadily – until they sold off on Friday. Within one day the markets gave back most of this week’s gains. After making new all-time highs the S&P dropped 23.75 points on Friday and ended the week up +7.5 points. The […]

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Showdown

Market Recap For Thursday, April 3rd 2014 It was a showdown, actually more like a BORING showdown, between the bulls and the bears today as the markets ended the day flat ahead of tomorrow’s Jobs Report. The S&P finished the day 2 points lower after making new all-time highs in early morning trading. After joining […]

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Only 4 points away!

Market Recap For Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 U.S. markets rallied for the 4th consecutive trading day with the S&P making new all-time highs. Aside from a new record it was a pretty boring day. E-Mini S&P traders saw the market trade in a narrow 10 point range compared to a current Average Daily Range of […]

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Why the DOW needs 44 points…

Market Recap For Tuesday, April 1st 2014 Fueled by tech stocks the S&P made new all-time highs today. The S&P finished the day  up +13.25 points and closed at 1,885.52, a new record. The DOW had a strong session rallying +75 points, closing at highs for the year. The DOW is 44 points away from pushing […]

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Was this just a “window dressing” rally?

Market Recap For Monday, March 31st 2014 The S&P ended the day up +14.75 points while the DOW had triple digit gains, up 135 points. Today’s rally pushed the S&P into positive territory for the month. The S&P ended the month of March 13 points higher and wrapped up the first quarter of 2014 up +24 […]

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Gold, the S&P & Putin – 3 things to watch this week

New Blog Post Have you already seen our latest blog post? Stock Option Trading Information You Should Know Market Recap For Sunday, March 30th 2014 U.S. equities ended the week on a positive note with the S&P up +8.5 points and the DOW up +59 points after a 2 day slide. However, weekly charts were mixed […]

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Bears sharpening their claws?

Market Recap For Thursday, March 27th 2014 We always want to “trade what we SEE, not what we THINK” but it seems like the bears might be sharpening their claws, getting ready to move the markets lower. Although major indices were relatively flat today, the S&P was down 3.5 points. This is the 4th drop for […]

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What in the world is Facebook up to?

Market Recap For Wednesday, March 26th 2014 U.S. markets were trading sideways today until comments from President Obama sparked a sell-off. In a speech in Brussels, President Obama said that the U.S. and Europe “are at a moment of testing” and warned of consequences from Russia’s actions. At the end of the session the S&P was […]

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Are these markets making you sick?

Market Recap For Tuesday, March 25th 2014 If you’re one to get sea sick, you might want to look away from the markets until we break out of this current range. The last week of trading has been as up and down as it gets! Economic news was mixed today with Consumer Confidence coming in better than […]

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Did you see Netflix (NFLX) today?

Market Recap For Monday, March 24th 2014 U.S. equity markets started the week on a negative note, with tech stocks leading the move down. The S&P ended 9 points lower, while the DOW lost 26 points. The Simple Strategy continues to be a great strategy for participating in these recent market trends. We had a nice Short […]

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The “Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift” strikes again…

Market Recap For Sunday, March 23rd 2014 The S&P pushed to new all-time highs in the first 4 minutes of trading on Friday, but struggled at these highs and eventually sold off into the close. The S&P finished -5.5 points lower on the session while the DOW lost -28 points. Friday’s move lower wasn’t enough […]

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Is THIS a warning sign?

Market Recap For Thursday, March 20th 2014 What a difference a day makes…Today U.S. markets traded right back to “pre-Fed Statement” levels, apparently shaking off yesterday’s concerns. The S&P ended the day 11.25 points higher and the DOW had triple digit gains, up 109 points. After the closing bell bank Stress Test results were released, […]

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Markets lower – here’s what happened…

Market Recap For Wednesday, March 19th 2014 U.S. markets ended the session lower after today’s highly anticipated FOMC Statement and Press Conference. During the press conference Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the end of the quantitative easing program would likely come some time this fall. According to Yellen, the first rate increase would follow in […]

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Be ready for tomorrow…

Market Recap For Tuesday, March 18th 2014 You would think that the possibility of increased sanctions against Russia would scare the markets. But not today! At the end of the session the S&P was up 13.5 points, putting the index within striking distance of all-time highs once again. The DOW ended 89 points higher on […]

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What’s next?

Market Recap For Monday, March 17th 2014 The Ukraine situation might be the biggest U.S. vs. Russia dispute since the Cold War, but you couldn’t tell based on the markets today. The S&P finished 17.75 points higher and the DOW was up 186 points. Day traders saw most of the trading action in the first 40 […]

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