Top Advisors Corner

April 2016

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Martha Stokes: Improving the Use of Bollinger Bands

by Martha Stokes

Adding Quantity, Volume, or Flow of Funds Indicators to the Analysis One of the most exasperating things that happen to Retail and Technical Traders is to find a chart with a perfect setup but the stock has already gapped or run up with a huge one day gain, as High Frequency Trad... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: T-Bonds Repeating Pattern of Year Ago

by Tom McClellan

This time, the headline says it all. So many investors believe that it is the Fed that determines interest rates, and thus bond prices. Or alternatively, it is the mysterious force of inflation that drives interest rates... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle April 27, 2016

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Neutral Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 4/14/16 at 21.60 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Short SPX on 1/13/16 at 1890.28 The FOMC meeting started today and runs into tomorrow and may have a short term affect on the market... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: No Real Selling....Most Indexes Strong....Nasdaq Lagging As Usual......Vix Dead....

by Jack Steiman

The Nasdaq has been lagging for the entire year and that's simply because of the higher P/E's associated with those four letter stocks... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Use Dark Pool Chart Patterns for Higher Profits

by Martha Stokes

How to Calculate the True Cost of Trading TechniTrader in partnersip with StockCharts.com recently held a virtual training webinar on how to identify Dark Pool activity... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter April 22, 2016

by Gene Inger

A tremendous divergence - exists aside the economic realities in the USA and the level of the S&P; that got so extended in a persistent performance quest by a slew of bankers and money managers fretting that they can't make money this year... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: NAAIM Exposure Index Highest In A Year

by Tom McClellan

The rally off of the February 11 low for the SP500 has been called “the most hated rally” by some in the financial media. But it does not appear to be hated according to a lot of the sentiment indicators... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle April 21, 2016

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Neutral Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 4/14/16 at 21.60 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Short SPX on 1/13/16 at 1890.28 We showed this chart before which is the Volume Momentum Oscillator... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Fishhook Signal For Gold

by Tom McClellan

Gold revealed an interesting bit of information this week when it formed what we call a “fishhook” structure. Fishhooks are important because they can reveal the potential for a more powerful move... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: Tepid Weekly Trend Line Breakout Move...

by Jack Steiman

When a market breaks out over critical down trend line resistance you'd like to see that breakout occur in a forceful way that's convincing. A breakout that allows the bulls to feel confident going forward... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: How to Cope with "Volatile" Trading Conditions

by Martha Stokes

Why the Market Moves Sideways Trading so-called “Volatile Markets” can seem like a daunting task. Many Retail Traders struggle during these phases of trading action, and do not recognize how to cope with “Volatile” Trading Conditions... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle April 14, 2016

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: neutral. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Short SPX on 1/13/16 at 1890.28 Above chart is the Volume Momentum Oscillator for the NYSE. This chart goes back in mid 2008... Read More 

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Jack Steiman:Weekly Charts Showing Some Hesitation At Trend Line Resistance.....Gdp Keeps Getting Pushed Lower...

by Jack Steiman

So the market gapped up again as usual this morning due to the fed speak from last night. Any time the fed opens her mouth the market can't wait to rise. Flat futures became rocking futures even though the action from yesterday was quite bearish in nature for the very short term... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: New Bottoming Formations for Technical Traders

by Martha Stokes

More Opportunities for Lower Capital Based Traders One thing that is a constant in the Financial Markets and especially in the Stock Market over the past few years, is change. Everything about Technical Analysis is changing... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle April 6, 2016

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: neutral. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Short GDX on 2/24/16 at 19.11. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Short SPX on 1/13/16 at 1890.28 This is the week before option expiration week and a week where whipsaws are common... Read More 

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Alan Newman: Crosscurrents - April 4, 2016

by Alan Newman

Excerpts from the March 28th issue Rationales & Targets We expected another flash crash in March but it hasn’t happened....yet. Of course, with just a few days to go, the odds now appear remote and we can accept that... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Big-Money Traders are Short T-Bonds Big-Time

by Tom McClellan

Commercial traders of T-Bond futures have been increasing their net short position in a big way in recent weeks, and Friday’s COT Report showed a renewed upward acceleration. Normally I find that prices and the commercials’ net position are positively correlated... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: Manufacturing Improving....Jobs Doing Well....Market Holds Well......Weekly Charts At A Key Inflection Point...

by Jack Steiman

The market day started with some nasty futures as the overbought daily index charts were finally about to unwind some and that would have been great news. An hour before the market opened we got the much anticipated jobs report... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Why Quantity Indicators are Most Important

by Martha Stokes

Momentum Runs are not perpetual. At some point Professional Technical Traders who are one of several drivers behind Momentum Runs, will take profits at technical resistance levels... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter April 1, 2016

by Gene Inger

From a macro perspective - we're experiencing an S&P topping formation that may or may not turn 'south' rapidly; or persist in a distribution process. That after all, characterized the past year-and-a-half, and is again dangerously extended... Read More