April 21, 2017

Technical Analysis: The One Certainty of the Markets

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Technical Analysis: U.S. Dollar in Free Fall, But…

March 22, 2017

The U.S. dollar looks like it caught the flu. And apparently, it would appear that bullish bets on a higher U.S. dollar, sparked by Trump’s win and his pledge on tax cuts, deregulation and federal spending programs has managed to unwind.

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Technical Analysis 101: Three Great Technical Tools

March 17, 2017

When it comes to technical analysis, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed with the shear number of indicators.  Everything from Bollinger Bands and MACD, to moving averages and accumulation/distribution lines can make even the most seasoned pros a bit cross-eyed and batty after awhile.

 

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Technical Analysis: The Hottest Commodity of 2017?

March 15, 2017

One of the rarest precious metals is having its best showing in years.

Not even gold (up 10% from a low of $1,146.50), silver (up 15% from $15.94) or even copper (up 6% from a low of $2.448) can touch it. 

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Four Last Minute Tax Tips You’ll Need this Year

March 10, 2017

No one has ever been a big fan of taxes.  But we have no choice. It is what it is. It’s one of life’s certainties next to death.

While we typically talk about technical patterns here, we wanted to offer some key advice when you move to file your return:

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Excessive Greed: Know when to Exit the Bitcoin

March 8, 2017

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

That’s one of the trading philosophies of billionaire Warren Buffett.

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Technical Analysis 101: The Parabolic SAR

March 3, 2017

There are hundreds – if not thousands -- of ways to study a chart.

Look through Steve B. Achelis’ Technical Analysis from A to Z if you have a chance.  There are nearly 330 pages worth of examples, including the Parabolic SAR, or the Parabolic Stop and Reverse, which can help indicate momentum.  It can also be used to indicate a higher probability of pivoting and switching direction.

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Technical Analysis: The Next Stop for Bitcoin

March 1, 2017

It’s hard to argue the Bitcoin has become one of the most volatile – but rewarding currencies of the last year.  Up nearly 180% in a year, there are no clear signs the rally could stall.

Instead, should momentum continue, the crypto-currency could hit $1,216 before long.

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Technical Education 101: Channel Trading

February 24, 2017

When it comes to technical analysis, there are thousands of patterns to watch for, decipher and understand along the way. 

They’re not so tough to understand. 

In fact, one of the easiest ones to understand is the channel, defined as two parallel trend lines within a tight trading range.  The upper line connects the price peaks in the channel while the lower line connects the price lows. 

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