How to Identify Turning Points in Your Charts Using Fibonacci

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Leonardo Fibonacci (aka. Leonardo of Pisa) was the son of a merchant and well educated in the use of numbers while keeping his father’s books but in those days all of Europe used “Roman Numerals” and calculations were difficult. Leonardo was instrumental in bringing the Arabic numeral that we use today to Europe.  But although […]

Stock Market Seasonality: Is it Real?

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Stock market performance is often attributed to supposedly predictable seasonal fluctuations, but there are many economists who regard this as taking a far too broad look at movements. They say you can find a pattern in almost anything at the right level of detail, but whether it’s a relevant signal or not is another matter […]

Beware of Bears

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The bearish case is beginning to make more and more sense. In my recent NASDAQ ROC stock commentary I warned that based on age alone the bull market is getting “long of tooth” and could generate a sell signal soon. And then we had Obama’s Comments Worry Stock Bulls showing how recent rhetoric by the President […]

Is 2013 Stock Market 2007- Déjà Vu?

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After seeing stocks drop over 50% in both the 2000-2003 and 2007-2009 bear markets, investors are understandably hesitant to redeploy their hard-earned money back into stocks. Given the up and down nature of the markets over the last three years, many assume a major peak in stocks must be right around the corner.  Is there […]

Will Raising Interest Rates Give Us a High Probability Short?

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We know that  rising interest rates are bad for bonds and gold and are considered good for stocks but in today’s article Chris Ciovacco looks at the effect rapidly rising interest rates can have on the stock market in the near future. ~Tim McMahon,editor 1994 Scenario:  Market’s Worst Nightmare Spike in Rates Could Spook Stocks […]

Fractal Geometry and the Stock Market

Which Works Best — GPS or Road Map? (Part 1) Trading with Elliott wave analysis By Elliott Wave International Some of the best stories about global positioning systems (GPS’s) are the weird detours they sometimes recommend to drivers. Just like some of the weird detours that financial markets can make you take when you think […]

Bears in Control Until Charts Improve

In this article from Chris Ciovacco,  the Chief Investment Officer for Ciovacco Capital Management, LLC we take a look at where the market is and where it is going. ~Tim McMahon, editor Bears in Control Until Charts Improve From a fundamental perspective, the markets have much to worry about with excessive debt in the United States […]

Trading Online

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In the past, investors had to pick up the phone and call their broker when they wanted to place a trade in the financial markets. While this is still an option for traders, most people now do their trading online. Thanks to advancements in technology, you can trade faster and easier without contacting a middleman. […]

Become a Better Trader: Know Thyself

Editor’s Note: It may not seem like it at first glance but the stock market is one place where profitability is tied directly to your performance. If you do your analysis correctly and don’t get scared out at the first blip in the market you can develop winning strategies. But the converse is also true. Trading […]

How Do I Start Investing in Stocks?

Investing in Stocks These days, many people set aside a portion of their money to invest in the stock market. This can result in a large payoff in the long run, as long as you are aware of the pitfalls and the best ways to invest. However, if you are new to the stock market and just looking to begin investing […]