Top Advisors Corner

October 2014

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - October 30, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold 9/30/14 at 1972.29= gain .003%; Long SPX on 9/25/14 at 1965.99. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat The chart above goes back to mid 2007... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Dark Pools Accumulation

by Martha Stokes

High Frequency Traders HFTs are usually easily seen on stock charts with huge gaps, long one day candles, and spiking volume patterns. However their counterpart which is the long term mutual and pension fund institutions, are often harder to see and identify... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: Hesitation Ahead of The Fed

by Jack Steiman

The market has had a nice run-up ahead of the Fed meeting that begins Tuesday and has the economy on the agenda on Wednesday... Read More 

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FinGraphs: Our Intermarket Perspectives

by Jean-Francois Owczarczak

Greetings from Geneva Switzerland! “Buy the dips”, they say, and watch the market take off like a hot air balloon... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Technical Support vs Fundamental Support

by Martha Stokes

How To Determine Where Price Will Find Support During A Downtrend Technical Traders often forget that there are two different perspectives on support and resistance... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter - October 24, 2014

by Gene Inger

Slice & dice volatility - dominates this week's activity. Not to be overlooked at all: this approaches the fiscal year-end of many funds; so they tried their best, may yet-again, to deliver the best results they can to close-out their year... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Deflation Is Getting Too Popular

by Tom McClellan

I cannot believe the volume of the news stories I am seeing in the financial media, with people worrying about impending deflation. And as any card-carrying contrarian knows, when a topic gets too popular, you are near a turning point... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - October 23, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold 9/30/14 at 1972.29= gain .003%; Long SPX on 9/25/14 at 1965.99. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat The top window is the SPY and the window below that is the TICK/TRIN ratio... Read More 

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David England: Time for a correction-Audit

by David England

On October 12th I wrote, “To signal an upcoming correction, turn off the hype from the national media and watch two simple items: my blue signal line and longer-term trend line. Remember the saying “The trend is your friend?” It works in this situation also... Read More 

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Watching AAPL, Keeping an Open Mind

by Jack Steiman

I'd anticipated a snapback off the 10% down-move on the S&P 500, with a retrace to around the gap at 1928, or thereabouts. Thus far, the market is playing out as expected. Of course, we could go somewhat higher or lower than my target... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter - October 21, 2014

by Gene Inger

The death of the Bear - now proclaimed by so many money managers might be premature (that's the subject of this weekend's report, after a fabulous two weeks during which we basically harvested downside S&P gains in-excess of 100 handles, if not more; and with that under-belt; we'... Read More 

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FinGraphs: Seeing the Markets in Three Dimensions

by Jean-Francois Owczarczak

Hello everyone! Talk about the deepest equity market correction since Spring 2012 and it raises three questions: is it the beginning of the end of the 2009-2014 Bull market?, where will this yet secondary correction find support? what can be expected from the current bounce? Thre... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: How To Differentiate Fundamental Support From Technical Support

by Martha Stokes

Reading A Chart’s Support And Resistance Levels Requires More Analysis Than Price Patterns This week’s stock discussion is regarding Avis Budget Group, Inc... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Summation Index Rate Of Change

by Tom McClellan

When the McClellan A-D Summation Index makes a big move in a short amount of time, that action contains important information. This week, I’ll show a pair of charts that help to make this point. The Summation Index changes each day by the value of the McClellan Oscillator... Read More 

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David England: Buy Recommendation II

by David England

It is time for another "best of breed" books that make great gifts for investors and traders. My heart is in financial education, with the goal "to teach my students how to make better-educated financial decisions... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - October 16, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX; Sold 9/30/14 at 1972.29= gain .003%; Long SPX on 9/25/14 at 1965.99. Monitoring purposes Gold: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: Splat ... but Well Off the Lows

by Jack Steiman

The market was primed to go higher today as Intel Corporation (INTC) and CSX Corp. (CSX), two key market leaders, were rocking after hours last night after reporting earnings... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: How to Use Volume Volatility to Determine Breakouts

by Martha Stokes

Chaikins Money Flow as a Volume Volatility Indicator Chaikins Money Flow CMF is commonly used as a momentum indicator, however it is also an excellent volatility indicator that enables technical traders to evaluate volatility or lack thereof during Trading Range conditions which ... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter - October 13, 2014

by Gene Inger

A 'tipping point' arrived - in the week just past... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: COT Data Show A Bottom For Copper

by Tom McClellan

Last week I pointed out how the Commitment of Traders (COT) Report data for currencies were pointing to a big topping condition for the dollar... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - October 10, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX; Sold 9/30/14 at 1972.29= gain .003%; Long SPX on 9/25/14 at 1965.99. Monitoring purposes Gold: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat We are Still expecting a bottom to form this week to early next week... Read More 

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David England: Time for a correction?

by David England

Today I answer: “Using your technical analysis tools, what will you be watching to see if we are headed for a correction?” Before I answer, keep in mind a correction is a 10 percent pullback from a previous high... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: No Selling Thrust ... Yet!

by Jack Steiman

So the bears had the bulls dead in the water a few days back. The long-term, up-trend line at 1950 had been taken out with some force, down to 1926 intraday on Thursday. This was it. This was their time. Bulls finally knocked out cold... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Commercials Betting On Big Dollar Downturn

by Tom McClellan

The U.S. Dollar Index has recently been in one of the biggest blowoff moves we have seen in years. The lesson of the past blowoffs is that the downward slope out of the eventual top tends to symmetrically match the slope of the advance up into it... Read More 

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W.H.C. Bassetti: October 4, 2014

by W.H.C. Bassetti

Gold and silver are in extended downtrends. Worse for gold it has just broken to new lows on a gap down. Being long is an invitation to a diagnosis of masochism. Buying these issues before they form bottoms and show strength is a good way to dispose of capital... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - October 2, 2014

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold 9/30/14 at 1972.29= gain .003%; Long SPX on 9/25/14 at 1965.99. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat Today’s decline in the SPY produced a potential “Selling Climax”... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Volume Exhaustion Patterns in Stock Charts

by Martha Stokes

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Stock Chart Shows Why Watching Volume Pays Volume has become one of the most important indicators, as Dark Pools took liquidity off the exchanges and market-maker limit books while High Frequency Trading seized control of the void the giant lots left behi... Read More 

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David England: Should I GoPro?

by David England

Today I answer: “Using your technical analysis tools, were there buy signals for the recent run with GoPro?” Let’s review one of my trading systems before looking specifically at GoPro.This system is highly effective at giving profitable trading buy and sell signals... Read More