Monthly Archives: July 2016

Watch 6770 on the FT100

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Global financial markets are a little calmer. Solid jobs growth numbers in the US, expectations of another large fiscal stimulus package in Japan, and the sudden emergence of Theresa May as the new UK Prime Minister, all helped support investor sentiment and drive up stock markets last week. There are, of course, endless worries facing…

Holding on to winners…

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One of the most difficult aspects of trading for many people is the ability to hold onto winning trades. The temptation to bank profits is always a battle and one that most traders struggle to overcome. We are hardwired to want to be correct as often as possible. The problem with trying to hold onto…

The Famous Four

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The high on the Ft100 fell short of my target published here last week by around 30 points. The Dow has soared past my level. On VectorVest the trends are UP and UP. The most conservative signal on VectorVest (the confirmed call) has been positive since the last week of February. The bond market and…

Do you hate taking a loss?

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I was chatting to a trader on Friday afternoon who was long the Euro dollar. At the time he called, his position was under water but it hadn’t yet hit his stop which was 100 pips below his entry price. He had been pretty sure that Euro was going to break higher but now it…

Bo Yoder S&P Analysis

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I have been writing about the latent bullish power lurking within the S&P 500, (NYSE:SPY) for some time now.  This has brought me a lot of questioning and even ridicule.  However the wave of selling brought in by the Brexit vote has revealed the true nature of the bullish resolve and now we are headed…

Patience and trading

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There are many different ways where ones patience can be tested when trading. A day trader needs to have the patience to be able to wait for a market to set up correctly before taking a trade. Often, a trader can’t help but jump into the markets early, thus losing out on the battle to…

Greed and the fear of missing out…

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Without a doubt some traders will have made some pretty decent gains last week whilst others would have been scratching their heads asking why they didn’t take any action. I was speaking to a trader at the end of the week who said he felt a real sense of pain in missing out on what…

An effective and profitable weekly trading plan

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For many the time required to study charts each and every day for entry and exit points is just not available. VectorVest simplifies the analysis down to a few minutes but it takes focus and in a busy world that’s not always easy. In a previous life I did a lot of training at the…