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August 2014

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Martha Stokes: How to Enter Breakout Patterns Before HFT Price Action

by Martha Stokes

Below is a Daily Chart for Tim Horton, Inc. (NYSE: THI), which is in the restaurant consumer cyclical sector. This stock had a lengthy platform pattern. Using Bollinger Bands, several compression areas are exposed during the platform-development phase... Read More 

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David O. England: Market Tops - Answers

by David England

Previously, I analyzed the 2000 and 2007-2008 market tops, along with the current market action. During all time periods, my trading system gave correct trading signals... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Small Cap Relative Strength

by Tom McClellan

The Russell 2000 Index has had a good month so far in August 2014, rebounding more strongly than the NYSE-dominated indices. But that seeming strength just within August conceals what happened before in July 2014, when the Russell 2000 had a pretty bad month... Read More 

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David England: Market Tops III

by David England

Previously, I analyzed the 2000 and 2007-2008 market tops. During both time periods, my trading system gave correct trading signals. This week, we will see what my trading system is telling us in real-time action... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - August 21, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold long SPX on 8/14/14 at 1955.18 = gain 2.39%. Long SPY on 8/7/14 at 1909.57. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Finding the Best Momentum Breakout Patterns

by Martha Stokes

The New Breakout Trading Strategies of Professional Traders With all the changes to the market structure and venues for trading stocks by the various market-participant groups, many strategies of the professionals have been adjusted or reinvented in order to fit the new realities... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter - August 18, 2014

by Gene Inger

It didn't happen' - was Friday's ultimate response from Russia's Foreign Ministry, to the multiple confirmations of Thursday's reports we shared from 'The Guardian', before virtually any US media (they mentioned it only 'after' an upward opening in Friday's stock market; hours af... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Grains Down, Beef Up

by Tom McClellan

Grain prices have been falling, as expected. But cattle prices have been rising, which might not be as expected. There is a lesson in this difference. Gold prices give us a year’s warning about what grain prices are likely to do... Read More 

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David England: Market Tops II

by David England

Last week, I analyzed the 2000 market top. Today, I break down the market action during the 2007-2008 market top to see any similarities using my trading system... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - August 13, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Long SPY on 8/7/14 at 1909.57; stop 1930. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat This week is option expiration week which normally has a bullish bias... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Bounce & Reversal Candlesticks in a Downtrend

by Martha Stokes

How to Identify the Different Types of Bounce and Reversal Price Action in Candlestick Charts One of the key elements of successful selling short, and also for bargain hunters or those using buy-on-the-dip strategies, is to be able to properly identify which of the many types of ... Read More 

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Chad Karnes: Here's Why the Euro has Topped

by Chad Karnes

The day June 5th was a very important day for Europe (NYSEARCA:FEZ). That was the day Mario Draghi pulled out all the stops and started to backup his words that he would do “whatever it takes” to prevent the Euro from continued strengthening... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: 2nd Presidential Years Are Different

by Tom McClellan

By now most who follow the stock market know that the first two years of each presidential term are basically flat, but the good times come in the 3rd year which is nearly always an up year... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - August 7, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Neutral Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat The bottom window is the rate of change (ROC) of the VIX... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Recognizing A Rounding Top Pattern

by Martha Stokes

MMM Stock Chart Shows A Rounding Top Developing Topping patterns are critical to recognize prior to the stock turning down, especially in the modern market structure, where HFT algos can trigger sudden price collapses within seconds of the market open... Read More 

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David England: Market Tops I

by David England

Today, I answer many of your questions concerning market tops. For a better understanding on how market tops form, I will dissect the 2000 market action using technical analysis (charting). It is not called “technical” for nothing... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: A Scary Valuation Indicator

by Tom McClellan

July 31, 2014 If you want to get worried about long-term stock market valuations, this week's chart should do the job. I saw a version of this chart recently in a research report by Daniel J... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter - August 1, 2014

by Gene Inger

Canaries chirping away - have been ignored by markets, 'as if' the birdies were in a coal mine; rather than screaming warnings about disconnects and divergences, that threaten the overall trend, if not carrying systemic risk too... Read More