Monthly Archives: April 2016

The FTSE’s outlook hinges on the Fed meeting and their forward guidance

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This week we find the FTSE 100 trading around 100 points lower than last week when I last sent my analysis to you. It seems that the London index wasn’t capable to hold on its previous gains and it’s kind of natural to see a mild correction after a really impressive rally. However what really…

Increasing position size….

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Here’s a scenario that most traders will experience. Trading has been going well and as a result you decide it’s time to start increasing your position size. After all, you’re not looking to change a single thing about how you trade as it’s been working really well. As an example you decide to increase your…

The desire to be right….

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Last weekend I gave a couple of presentations at an FX conference in Bratislava. There was an audience of around 250 people of which around 50% had been trading for less than 2 years. When presenting to a group of traders I don’t know, I always like to get a gauge for what type of…

A Great week and another Positive Technical Pattern ahead.

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The stock market had a very good week with the falling wedge on the Ft100 breaking upwards as anticipated. The Oil price has surged by two thirds since the January lows. This helps the markets directly by increasing the share price of many counters and also indirectly by taking the heat off junk bonds issued…

FTSE 100 breaks into higher ground: can we trust the break or not though?

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So finally the FTSE 100 has decided to break out from its sideways trading range after weeks of staying confined within this area. Yesterday morning the market opened higher and the rally that followed drove the index to the top end of its previous range around the 6,250 points and it seemed that we might…

Bo Yoder S&P Analysis

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The S&P 500 (ETF Proxy – AMEX:SPY) is grinding higher as the bullish power degrades. We expect that there will be one more bullish push, perhaps with a breakout to new highs.  Unless there is central bank intervention, the odds are high that this will be the short term highs in the market.  Once this…

The number 1 sin of a trader?

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Last week, we opened the doors to our live trading room giving visitors access for a couple of days. We periodically do this as it allows people to see what we do on a daily basis. The questions we often receive whilst visitors are in are diverse and probing which makes for very interesting sessions…

A positive chart pattern on a weekly chart of the FT100.

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Above I show a weekly chart of the FT100 stock index. The pattern which I have roughly drawn with the blue trend lines is a “falling wedge” and it’s a bullish pattern which has very defined entries and exits. The blue lines (defining the tops and the bottoms of the pattern) are coming together and should…

The Great Crisis remains on investors minds

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The US and UK economies may have returned to growth but the fear of another meltdown remains close to the surface, in the minds of many, within the investment community. This wasn’t the case prior to 2007. Engaging Prize winning economists proves no real help in that they are polarized in their opinion of the…