All posts by Amy Noon

03-15-2018 Trade of the Day

S&P 500 Slips Below 50-Day MA MARKET SUMMARYU.S. markets settled mixed as the choppy trading throughout the week continues to back-and-fill last week’s gains. News that special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, caused some of the nervousness.The Dow gained 0.5% after trading to a […]

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02-18-2018 Trade of the Day

Bulls Post Strong Weekly Gains MARKET SUMMARYU.S. markets traded mostly higher for a 6th-straight session following Friday’s gains with the major indexes continuing their v-shape recovery. It was the second-straight up Friday for the Dow and S&P 500 and showed cash is still coming back into the market and off the sidelines. More importantly, the […]

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01-31-2018 Trade of the Day

Check out my new (free) eBook:  7 Habits That Kill Your E-Mini Futures Trading SuccessSmall-Caps Struggle on Rebound Bounce MARKET SUMMARYU.S. markets rebounded on Wednesday to snap a two-session slide following a choppy session while booking monthly gains. The major indexes slipped into negative territory late in the afternoon after the Federal Reserve hinted that it […]

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12-18-2017 Trade of the Day

Nasdaq Clears 7,000 MARKET SUMMARYU.S. markets showed continued upside momentum on prospects of a tax reform bill being passed and signed into law before the Christmas holiday. The Nasdaq traded above the 7,000 level to another record high after jumping 0.8% while the Dow moved closer to the 25,000 level after rising 0.6%.The S&P 500 […]

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11-14-2017 Trade of the Day

Small-Caps Continue to Fail 50-Day MA MARKET SUMMARYU.S. markets experienced weakness on the open that briefly pushed the major indexes into negative territory for the month before a recovery off the lows. The Dow and S&P 500 fell for the third time in four sessions with the lower highs and lower lows being a slight […]

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It’s Not All about the Turkey; Trading Concepts Gives Thanks and Gives Back

What does trading the markets have to do with turkey? This story isn’t about advice for trading agriculture; it’s about how Trading Concepts Inc., one of the oldest and most respected trading companies gives thanks by giving back.

“I am extremely grateful for these past 19 years of Trading Concepts’ success,” said Trading Concepts Founder and CEO Todd Mitchell. He is looking forward to celebrating 20 years in the trading industry next year. He has a heart to help others succeed.

Trading Concepts, Inc. was founded in 1994 upon the idea of helping others succeed in trading the markets. “Creating better traders through mentoring” is the company’s motto. But their concern for others’ well-being doesn’t stop there. Many of the Trading Concepts mentors and affiliates are big on philanthropy.

“Giving doesn’t just bless others; it blesses the givers as well. One of the best rewards of success is being able to share that with others in some way,” Todd said. “It’s great to make helping others part of your business mission. Helping your local community can be fun too,” he added. One of his favorite projects was helping his daughter with her traveling lemonade stand over the summer. They loaded up the radio flyer with pitchers of lemonade, ice and cups and took to the neighborhood offering lemonade to all. All of the donations received went to their local church to help children in need.

Trading Concepts Contributor, Dave Lukas shared his passion for others success in a book released earlier this year titled ““The Ten Year Career: The Fast Track Guide to Retiring, Young, Healthy, and Fulfilled.” Dave, who has been called a “Modern Day Renaissance Man,” achieved success early in life. This book provides step by step instructions for individual success. Dave is also involved in several non-profit organizations.

During the holidays there are several opportunities to help others when and where we can. We will soon hear one of the unofficial signs that the holiday has begun — the ringing of the Salvation Army bell at local stores. Many corporations and churches will sponsor families in need. We may know of someone with a specific illness or disease and may be inspired to dedicate time to helping them or give money to support research for their cause. Perhaps there are elderly folks in your neighborhood who could use a warm home-cooked meal, or their driveway shoveled. Many organizations also accept clothing and household item donations and will pick them up from your doorstep.

For those who are inspired to give thanks by giving back, here are a few ideas for donations:

Your local food bank, church or homeless shelter
The Philippines disaster relief –
Salvation Army –
The Red Cross –
The Wounded Warrior Project –

“There are so many people in need,” Todd said, “even if you can help just one you will make a difference.”

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With Christmas Right Around the Corner, Trading Concepts Reminds Shoppers To Check Their List – Gift Giving Does Not Have to Bust Your Budget

Christmas is just a little over a month away, but if you haven’t started shopping yet, this can be a good thing. Trading Concepts Inc. CEO Todd Mitchell says it’s best to first have a plan when investing in anything, even gifts.

Some have already started shopping for the holidays. Others have completed their list by now. Some haven’t yet begun, and others will do it all on Christmas Eve. Whatever your pace is, Todd encourages fiscal responsibility (i.e. shopping within your means). In simple terms, don’t pay out more than you have coming in.

“Yes, it’s the season of giving, but not everybody’s budget is the same as last year’s,” Todd said. According to The American Research Group Inc., “Shoppers around the country say they are planning to spend an average of $801 for gifts this holiday season, down from $854 last year,” an anticipated 6% decrease. This statistic is from the twenty-ninth annual survey on holiday spending from the American Research Group, Inc. conducted November 10-14, 2013.

Trading Concepts offers these tips for holiday shopping:
Although $801 is the anticipated average, this doesn’t mean everyone has to spend that amount
Give from the heart, not out of guilt or obligation (you don’t have to keep track of what others have spent on you in the past in order to spend the same on them; your budgets may differ and that’s okay)
Review your family’s budget and determine what your family can realistically afford
Research gift ideas, prices, sales events and coupons online while making your list
Shop the sales with cash and stick to your budget. This often requires a willingness to be flexible and creative if you discover a gift you had hoped to buy, although “on sale”, still costs more than you can afford.

Most importantly, Todd adds, “Avoid using a credit card unless you can pay it off in full when the bill comes, otherwise you will pay interest. This causes your budget to go up and defeats the purpose.” It’s fun to give gifts, but if you have a debt you can’t afford come January, you won’t be starting the New Year out on a happy note.

“Besides,” Todd adds lightheartedly, “the more you spend, the less you will have for fun things like investing in stocks or trading the markets.”

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To view the full report from The American Research Group Inc., please see

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Trading Concepts Launches Their Power Stock Trading Strategies 2.0 Mentoring Program Today!

Trading Concepts CEO Todd Mitchell is very pleased to offer this teaching for stock and options traders. “The last release of Power Stock Trading Strategies 2.0 mentoring program sold out within a few days,” Todd said

Trading Concepts is excited about today’s launch because it is their largest program and provides strategies for consistent success in up, down, and sideways markets. This 7 part program (39 modules in all) includes pdf files, videos, worksheets, and access to the brand new “Power Stock Plays” video newsletter. The video newsletter is posted twice weekly. The program also includes a dedicated mentoring team, with access to three mentors via email and phone.

Here are some other valuable strategies people can expect to learn from the Power Stock Trading Strategies 2.0 mentoring program:
• Simple and easy to apply stock/ ETF and options trading strategies
• Daily income generating strategies
• How to supplement your income and grow your retirement account
• What it takes to become a full-time trader/investor
• Principles of charting mastery and a stock finder formula

“This is the most comprehensive one stop shop type of program for trading stocks,” Todd said. “It also includes options strategies to really boost returns and results,” he added. The program was developed by Todd Mitchell, Doc Severson and Dave Lukas, traders with over 45 years of combined experience in trading the markets.

In order to provide a superior learning environment for each student, Trading Concepts allows a limited number of students to enroll in the Power Stock Trading Strategies 2.0 mentoring program.

To enroll in The Power Stock Trading Strategies 2.0 mentoring program, please go to

Trading Concepts student Sharon Mor said, “They have really just mastered the process of adult learning.” Mor emphasized that Mitchell’s teachings are heart-driven, which she appreciates. “In the world of money and stock markets,” Mor describes Mitchell as “Somebody who is equally invested at heart in personal growth.” Mor adds, “And that, to me, is something that sets him apart.”

For a complete view of this published press release, please go to:

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Opportunity is Alive Despite the State of the U.S.; Trading Concepts Releases “Power Stock Trading Strategies” Video Series Today

Trading Concepts Inc., one of the oldest, most respected trading education companies in the industry, releases the first in a series of three trading education videos today. Trading Concepts, Inc. CEO Todd Mitchell is optimistic that the “Power Stock Trading Strategies” video series will give traders opportunities, regardless of what’s going on in the world.

Some could describe the state of the U.S. as a hot mess, but for those with an inclination for trading the markets, hope is alive. Starting today, November 5th, anyone with any interest at all in trading the markets will have a new opportunity to learn by viewing Trading Concepts’ “Power Stock Trading Strategies” video series. Todd Mitchell says, “Forget about what’s going on in the U.S. for a moment and check these out. Market traders, or even those in training, will find the content of the videos refreshing.”

Below are the video topics and release dates:

November 5th, 2013 – “The Renegade Trader”
November 7th, 2013 – “Trading Horsepower”
November 9th, 2013 – “The Paid Pullback Strategy”

“These videos will definitely open peoples’ eyes to stock market income opportunities, regardless of who is president or what the state of the economy is,” Todd said. His approach to trading the markets includes emphasis on charting mastery. Trading Concepts’ motto for educating is “Creating Successful Traders through Mentoring.” A big part of both aspects, Todd says, is to not become prey to media hype and fear, but to stay focused on tools, techniques and goals.

“We have been extremely pleased with the response to our previous video releases” Todd said. He is confident the response to this latest video series will be excellent as well. He added that “Many people will benefit from the teachings and will find their trading techniques will become more effective as a result.”

To gain access to the video series, please go to . The only requirement for viewing the videos is a valid email address.

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Trick or Treat!!! Trading Concepts Offers Some Treats of Wisdom That May Have Helped The Obamacare Team Avoid Disaster.

According to ABC News, White House Spokesperson Jay Carney said yesterday, “If you had a plan on the individual market and you liked it and you like it and you’ve kept it, you can keep it forever as long as your insurer offers it.” However, it is necessary to read between the lines. Trading Concepts notes that the key phrase here is “as long as your insurer offers it.”

Todd Mitchell, Trading Concepts, Inc. CEO stated, “Perhaps it took some time to uncover all the government’s healthcare plan’s requirements and details.” Formerly President Obama said “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” The problem is, due to Obamacare (also known as The Affordable Care Act); the rules have changed for insurance companies. According to ABC News, some insurance companies can no longer offer some of their basic policies to consumers, as the policies don’t meet the Affordable Care Act requirements for coverage. This is leaving some folks without their previously affordable insurance option. They may have no other choice but to enroll in Obamacare for health insurance.

Todd says that in his business of trading the markets, “honesty is always the best policy, especially when you are leading a large group of people toward a goal, but you first must know exactly what you are working with. However, being able to apologize is refreshing, and we are starting to see this from the government with respect to the rollout of Obamacare.”

“It’s too bad that it’s turning out that some people will not be able to keep their current health insurance plan,” Todd sympathizes. He encourages folks with individual health care policies to call their insurance company for clarification on their personal policy.

One of the building blocks to Trading Concepts, Inc. is honesty. Trading Concepts is a trading education company. Trading articles are posted regularly. Many articles, although geared toward people who trade the markets, can be helpful to almost anyone.

One article, titled “20 Phrases of Wisdom,” could have helped prevent the disappointment some are experiencing due to the rollout of Obamacare. If only the government had read (and applied) these two nuggets of wisdom from Todd’s list:
• Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed.
• Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.
Yes, it’s true, hindsight is 20/20. But it may not be too late for our government to turn things around. They still have time to follow these nuggets of wisdom from Todd’s article (and doing so could possibly even prevent another potential shutdown):
• The intelligent are always open to new ideas; in fact they look for them.
• Fools think they need no advice, but ‘the wise’ listen to others.
Todd does not claim to be a political expert; he’s simply a successful entrepreneur who built his business on solid principles. To view the full article “20 Phrases of Wisdom,” please see

To view the ABC article “Keep Your Coverage under Obamacare: Fact or Fantasy,” please see

To view the complete press release, please see

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