All posts by Brian Keith

Sometimes, It’s Just AUD/JPY

Good Morning, Friends. The mood has shifted from cautiously “risk on” at the open to modestly “risk off” as I type. There are a lot of people, generally including me, who look at AUD/JPY as a proxy for risk appetite, and that currency cross is being annihilated this morning. This may not be a valid […]

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Use Confluence, Grasshopper!

Many times a raw technical signal can have its effectiveness improved by using confluence, or layering probabilities on top of each other.  

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Fear Not the Greeks

If professional traders are using the Greeks to manage their positions, then why aren’t Retail traders using them? They’re not that difficult and provide amazing power to manage risk.  

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How Far Will It Move?

How can we use our knowledge of how the S&P500 moves…to help us design an options trade with a higher probability of success?  

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Options Expiration Price Targets!

Ever wonder why Options Expiration weeks tend to create some wild behavior on your chosen stocks? Perhaps it’s due to institutional traders hedging their short options positions!  

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Which Way Is Up?

Good Evening, Friends. It’s been a tough couple of days for the bulls, and a particularly tough time for owners of AAPL, including plenty of funds. The story making the rounds is that many investors are expecting a hike in the capital gains tax rates when the new Congress is seated next year. Funds, anticipating […]

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Watching the Descending Price Channel

The S&P500 – as well as many other charts – is showing a descending price channel in place, which will eventually break to the upside in time. When the price breaks BELOW the lower trendline, that will mark an unsustainable downside move that will eventually reverse higher.  

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Forex Trading Basics

Exactly What Is The Forex Market? Here’s a brief description and background on the Forex market, since we get asked practically every day what it is.  We know you’ll find this to be helpful in understanding the Forex market much better. A Brief Introduction The Forex, which is an acronym meaning “Foreign Exchange,” is also […]

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Was Today a Wash-out?

Are we seeing a -washout- or Capitulation day? It all depends on how the day closes, but days like today can have the footprints of institutional accumulation if price ends up higher on the day.  

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An Open Invitation to Book Profits!

The profit-loss curve of a position tells the entire story about risk & reward for the rest of the options cycle. Looks like it’s time to book profits!  

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