The Berlusconi Rally?

There are those who say that the beating wings of a butterfly in China will ultimately manifest themselves as a hurricane on this side of the globe. I have to admit ignorance, something which I’ve become accustomed to over the years. Still, on occasion, the promised departure of an Italian politician, by pushing the Euro […]

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Doc’s Market Minute, November 6 2011

Are we back in a primary Bull Market? Or has the October rally just been a fake-out, sharp Bear Market rally? Watch this video to see how we bracket the price and avoid being lied to by indicators….  

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Another Friday, Another Non-Farm Payroll Number

It’s been a while since I posted. There has, of course, been a lot going on, and I hope that members have taken advantage of Todd’s evening training sessions.  There’s a lot of meat in the course materials, and it’s pretty easy to flounder while becoming familiar with the patterns and tools that Todd teaches. […]

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Doc’s Market Minute, November 1 2011

The S&P’s are down another 25 handles this morning; is this an opportunity or the beginning of something bad?

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Four Key Things

Good Morning. My first boss, back sometime in the Mesozoic Period, always used to tell me ‘There are just four things you need to know in this (FX) business: Who’s long, who’s short, who’s under water, and who’s nervous”. At the moment, everyone is nervous; yesterday, for example, even USD/CAD, not normally a volatile beast, […]

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Doc’s Market Minute, 10/23/2011

A quick thought on what we might expect to see in the short term in US Markets, as well as the status of whether we are truly in a Bear Market yet.   

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“It’s A Price, Not An Address”

The title is something that one of my first bosses always used to snap when a salesperson complained that he was quick to change a quote; there are plenty of cross currents in the market at present, and prices do change. Stops can be helpful, as can a degree of flexibility. Having a thesis is […]

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Doc’s Market Minute, 10/16/2011

A quick video showing why charts sometimes go much further than we expect them to.   

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Make or Break for the E-mini?

Truth be told, I haven’t really believed in the move higher, even though it has covered a lot of upside ground in the last week and change. Part of my reluctance to embrace the move may have to do with resentment that I’m not longer (although I am small net long). Intellectual honesty is helpful […]

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Another Day, Another Euro, Another E-mini

This has been an interesting morning. Given the feel of the market in the very early going, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see the futures roll over, followed by the SPX, but after holding for several minutes at and below 1188.50, the break higher was good for several points, to 1191.75; another break higher just a moment ago […]

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