Category Archives for Todd’s Market Update

The Simplicity of a Simple Line

     When it comes to technical indicators, traders tend to gravitate toward the complicated side of their trading lives. The K.I.S.S. methodology seems to have been replaced by the M.I.H.O.P. (make it hard on purpose) strategy, and the ending analysis becomes chaotic at best. So, when asked that never-ending question, “What is one indicator that […]

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Case Study: The Anatomy of a ‘Collar’: An Options Strategy That Only The Wealthy & Privileged Know About!

How Mark Cuban, a ‘Billionaire’, Saved a Billion Dollars By Utilizing This One Strategy! For years now, stockholders have “collared” shares to lock-in gains, especially when the stock represents a significant percentage of a person’s net worth or overall portfolio. The bursting of the dotcom bubble has brought prominence to some of these collars, including […]

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Draghi Smacks the Euro

Good Morning, Friends. Those who are short EUR/USD, which has been in a relatively narrow 1.2950/1.3250 range for the past couple of weeks, got some assistance this morning as ECB President Draghi observed during a speech in Rome that he and his colleagues are ready to act again. His reference was to the Bank’s lending […]

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Spend 2-3 Hours a Day & Potentially EARN a Full-Time Income!

You do NOT need to be a slave to you computer to trade effectively. Not only is unnecessary to sit in front of you computer all day (if you decide to day trade) slaving over your charts, it is neither productive nor profitable to do so. If you do that, more than likely you will […]

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Some Levels to Watch in EUR/USD

It’s Friday, in fact, about fifteen minutes prior to the close as I begin typing, and it’s been quite a week, particularly for those of us who live in the Boston ‘burbs. Despite, or because of everything, I’ve had an unusually busy week trading. I’ll try to share one trading experience over the weekend that […]

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In Search of the Holy Grail Trading System

     No, we won’t have to put on our Harrison Ford “Raiders of the Lost Ark” fedora hats here; however, we are going to discuss the fact that traders often invest years and spend thousands of dollars searching for the elusive “Holy Grail” of trading systems, only to reach one disappointing dead end after another. […]

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The Procrastinator’s Road to Trading – Part One

       The procrastinator’s road to trading is a journey encompassed about with detours, consequences, and roadside signs stating, “This week I will,” “The first of next month for sure,” “A must do for the family;” but alas, these signs are passed by, the status quo stays the same, and the profitability derived from being […]

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20 Phrases of Wisdom (All very applicable when trading or investing)

by Todd Mitchell (1)  Be faithful & honest with yourself in your trading, be diligent & consistent & it will bring you Prosperity. (2)  Those who work their plan will prosper, but those who chase fantasies lack judgment. (3)  Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty. (4)  Those who want to do right will […]

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Day Trading and Discipline, a Worthy Duo

by Edward C. Turner       As the song lyrics go, “You can’t have one without the other.” Unfortunately, I had never heard that tune, and I was dancing to my own music. I moved to the beat of song titles like, “Flip Flop Strategies,” “No Skill Thrills,” and “The Easy Road Moola.”  My trading jukebox […]

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VIX

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a measure of the implied volatility of the S&P 500 stock index, which skyrocketed after the global melt down began in earnest in August. You may know of this from the talking heads, beginners, and newbies who call this the “Fear Index”. For those of you who have a PhD in […]

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