Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bo Yoder S&P Analysis

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The S&P 500, (NYSE:SPY) continues to stay “pegged” near its highs.  Friday, the volatility expanded radically, and it looks like the market will test lower…Down to the $216 50sma support levels. The gold ETF (NYSE: GLD) is reaching down into the $120’s as forecast, and we are stalking this market for a long entry near…

“Nearing” is an important word.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case to raise interest rates is getting stronger as the U.S. economy approaches the central bank’s goals. “In light of the continued solid performance of the labour market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate…

Can you trade with 100% success?

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Over the years, I’ve witnessed some pretty amazing events from trading the financial markets. I’ve experienced most styles of trading too; from volume analysis, Fibonacci, market profile, Gann, price action, indicators and even lunar cycles. Any style of analysis can be profitable but I’ve yet to see any single style better than the other. Generally,…

Next Stop Jackson Hole

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All roads lead to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for direction on USA Monetary Policy. The gathering will take place next week. The communication by the FED during the last few weeks has given myself and other FED watchers a very sore head and confused disposition. My experience over 25 years of watching the FED, is that…

Bo Yoder S&P Analysis

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The S&P 500, (NYSE:SPY) continues to stay “pegged” near its highs.  We sit on the sidelines as we wait for resolution, knowing that extremes in volatility are expected as this range breaks. The gold ETF (NYSE: GLD) has also gone dormant… we are watching for a possible long entry as price reaches down into the…

Taking profits…

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Not in the literal sense… No I mean enjoying some of your profits by withdrawing actual cash from your account. Many traders I speak with are only interested in growing their account balance which of course should be the goal but trading is not something that’s tangible. We don’t make anything for our hard efforts,…

The Wall of Worry

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The London stock market as measured by the top 100 shares has left the 6770 level, which I have been discussing here, well behind in the week ending Friday 12th August. The next objective for the Ft100 index is the April 2015 high at 7110. The ft100 index closed 1 point up on Friday at…

What Makes The Best Traders Different?

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What Makes The Best Traders Different? Anyone can trade, but it takes someone different to be a trader. It takes someone with tenacity and patience, someone with confidence but not cockiness. It takes, in other words, someone special to be one of the best traders. The thing is, it’s not something that can be learned…

Bo Yoder S&P Analysis

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The S&P 500, (NYSE:SPY) continues to grind higher as record options positions keep the market “pegged” near its highs.  Bearish power continues to build , and we are waiting to take on some short exposure, but need to see a confirmation in the form of a bearish reversal pattern. The gold ETF (NYSE: GLD) has…

Win rate versus profitability…

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Many traders obsess over being right as often as possible. They want to trade with high win rate techniques and see having a low win rate as failure. By itself, having a high win rate is not a bad thing at all but what I often come across is traders trying to trade with high…