How Much Should A Leading Stock Pullback? Analysis Of LinkedIn ($LNKD)

Written on:October 10, 2013
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Today (October 10), stocks surged sharply higher after news that the US government has likely reached an agreement regarding the highly debated debt ceiling.

But just one day ago, many leading individual stocks (primarily small and mid-cap growth stocks) were pulling back sharply from their recent highs…or were they? Read more…

Why Gold & Silver May Be Poised To Rally Soon

Written on:August 6, 2013
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Gold and silver bulls who have been taking a beating for many months may be encouraged to know that the Continuous Commodity Index is showing technical signs that indicate a rally (or at least a significant bounce) in precious metals may be on the horizon. In this article, you will learn how the correlation between the Continuous Commodity Index and precious metal prices can help to predict trend reversals. I…

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Why Trend Trading Is A Winning Trading Strategy

Written on:April 6, 2013
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If you’ve been reading this trading blog for any length of time, you already know that I am a big fan of simple technical analysis strategies that work. While there is a plethora of indicators that technical traders frequently get obsessed with, I’ve always believed that a simple approach to trading can be the most profitable strategy because it enables one to focus on the only thing that really matters in…

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Apple Shares Are Cheap, But Not Cheap Enough ($AAPL)

Written on:March 27, 2013
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In a January 13 post on this trading blog, we pointed out why shares of Apple ($AAPL) were technically in danger of moving lower. Since that date, $AAPL has indeed fallen substantially. But now the question on the minds of many investors and traders is whether or not $AAPL stock is at or near a significant bottom. In this article, the analyst argues that Apple shares are indeed cheap now, but…

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Short Selling “Head and Shoulders” Setup – Dicks Sporting Goods ($DKS)

Written on:February 26, 2013
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After the stock market sold off sharply on February 20 and 21 (last Wednesday and Thursday), it became very important to assess the subsequent price action that immediately followed in the subsequent days. Given the sharp losses of those two days within the context of the market’s current uptrend, the bounce that came the following day was not surprising. However, the problem is that the bounce occurred on lighter volume,…

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How to Detect Trend Reversals for Profitable Trades by Dr. Gandevani

Written on:January 19, 2013
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Editor’s comment: Perhaps my favorite type of of technical trade setup for short-term momentum trading is the trend reversal setup because these kinds of trades generally give the trader a positive reward-risk ratio if the timing of the stock market is right. In this article, Dr. Ned Gandevani clearly explains a methodology for determining the most ideal timeframe to buy an ETF or stock that is reversing its technical trend….

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How We Gained 10% Over A 3-Day Holding Period In Onyx Pharmaceuticals ($ONXX)

Written on:January 13, 2013
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Editor’s note: I think this article is a great, educational example of how to use a simple system for swing trading. Many active traders believe a complex technical trading strategy is the best way to profit from trading, but I believe the most effective trading methodology is a simple one. How We Gained 10% Over A 3-Day Holding Period In Onyx Pharmaceuticals ($ONXX) (via Morpheus Trading Group) One of the main…

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Technical Analysis for Dummies

Written on:January 12, 2013
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If you do not possess experience in technical trading, and how it will benefit your swing trading, be sure to check out this brief stock market video for an excellent way to learn swing trading. Technical Analysis for Dummies (via NewsLook) Hima Reddy, author of ‘The Trading Methodologies of W.D. Gann,’ breaks down how to trade using technical analysis into laymen terms.

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The Trouble with Tech & the Dethroning of Darlings

Written on:January 12, 2013
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The Trouble with Tech & the Dethroning of Darlings (via Market Shadows) The Trouble with Tech & the Dethroning of Darlings By Ilene Sometimes, an investment strategy is more logical than successful in practice. For example, 10 years ago, investing in the personal computer space seemed like a great way to profit from progress. The three industry leaders, Microsoft (MSFT…

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How To Identify A Low-Risk Short Selling Swing Trade Setup ($IWM)

Written on:November 28, 2012
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Given the multi-month downtrend of the small-cap iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF ($IWM), there is now an abundance of overhead supply the ETF must contend with. Note on the chart below that $IWM formed a bearish shooting star candlestick yesterday (November 27), after failing to break out above resistance of its multi-month downtrend line from the September 2012 high. This also occurred after $IWM probed above (“overcut”) its 200-day moving…

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