Weekly Market Commentary

By | 2018-02-04T18:50:15+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Politics, Stock Market|Tags: , , |

Economic Picture The biggest piece of economic news out this week was the January employment report, which indicated 200,000 new jobs were created in January, while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%.  Most newsworthy though was that average hourly earnings were up 3% year over year, the strongest increase since the Great Recession. This helped [...]

Stock Market Comments July 23 2017

By | 2017-07-23T21:23:31+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Categories: General, Stock Market|Tags: , |

In my Twitter feed I am starting to notice more and more stock market analysts making some bearish calls on the future direction of the stock market. The majority of the time, these analysts, particularly those predicting a market top, tend to be wrong.  But, they keep making such predictions because when they do get it [...]

My Stock Market Trading Strategy

By | 2017-04-16T18:05:12+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: Stock Market|Tags: , , , , |

In previous posts, I discussed the influences on the development of my stock market trading strategy.  These posts included discussions of the CANSLIM trading methodology, the Turtle Trading System, and the Darvas trading method. Now, it's time to tie it all together into the strategy I've developed for myself and which is employed in my newsletter, [...]

Developing My Stock Trading Strategy Part 3 – Nicolas Darvas

By | 2017-03-18T10:59:51+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Stock Market|Tags: , , , , |

Nicolas Darvas A number of years ago I stumbled upon the classic stock market book, "How I Made $2 Million In The Stock Market" written by Nicolas Darvas.  If you've never read this book, I highly recommend. Nicolas Darvas was a professional dancer who essentially turned a $50,000 account into $2 million over the [...]

Day Trading With Opening Range Breakout

By | 2017-03-06T23:38:32+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Stock Market|Tags: , , |

The opening range breakout is a method for day trading employed by a few successful hedge funds and other traders, while most new traders tend to focus on trying to hold a position for just a few minutes in a given market. The strategy was originally written about extensively by Toby Crabel, who authored the book [...]

Developing My Stock Trading Strategy – CANSLIM

By | 2017-03-05T14:31:28+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Categories: Stock Market|Tags: , , , |

This post is the first in a series I will be writing about the development of the core stock trading strategy I follow in my newsletter.  In this post I will cover the well known CANSLIM methodology created by William O'Neil, founder of Investors Business Daily. The first trade I ever made in the stock market [...]

How To Make Money Trading Stocks

By | 2017-03-02T17:06:48+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Stock Market|Tags: , , , , , |

As I mentioned in a previous post, I believe that stock market speculation is one of the best ways for the average person to build wealth.  What I want to touch on now is three basic ways that people can make money trading stocks.  Keep in mind, I am talking about trading and not investing. When [...]

Day Trading – Today was a classic runner day

By | 2017-03-01T22:05:26+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Stock Market|Tags: , , , |

If you are going to day trade, whether it's stocks, futures or forex, you need to recognize when the market is in "runner day" mode.  Today was one of those days for the stock market.  The best thing to do when you spot a potential runner day is just go along for the ride. In today's [...]

Stock Market Trading Vs Stock Market Investing

By | 2017-02-26T22:17:50+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Stock Market|Tags: , , , |

When I think of investing in the stock market, I think of buying a stock with the intent of holding that stock in my portfolio for several years or more. Therefore, the goal is to pick stocks that have a good chance at appreciating in value during that time frame, and preferably at a rate better [...]

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