Charles Dow and the Market's Stormy Seas

Hey traders, do you recognize any of these statements?

  1. The market has three trends.
  2. The averages must confirm each other.
  3. Major trends have three phases.
If you answered yes. Congratulations! You get an A in today's trading lesson.

Not sure? No sweat, we've got you covered. 

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Volatility Equals Opportunity, If You Know Where to Look

The S&P 500 is down roughly 10% from the January high. The stock index is testing major support at the 200-day moving average. The Federal Reserve just hiked interest rates and the United States and China are lobbing the first strikes in what could prove to be a potentially significant economic trade war. 

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Where Were You When Bear Stearns Collapsed?

Ten years ago – on March 13, 2008 – prestigious Bear Stearns securities firm went bust.
The 85-year old Bear Stearns had been named the seventh largest securities firm in terms of total capital just three years earlier.

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MoneyTalk: Using options when markets become volatile

BNN Money Talk Recording: Sarah Potter, Founder of shecantrade.com looks at options strategies and how they can be used to trade when markets become volatile.

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Let's Talk Money

How often do you talk about money with your friends, your parents, your kids or even your significant other?
Many tiptoe around or avoid talking about money, even when it could be an important conversation to have.
What does money represent that makes talking about say – one's salary – off-limits even among close friends and family?

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Technical Analysis: Don't Let the Name Scare You

One of the tools I use every day to help find stocks to trade is Technical Analysis. Yep, the name can sound scary, but it really is a very intuitive and visual way of looking at the markets.
You've heard that saying that a picture is worth 1000 word? A chart of a stock is simply a picture of its price history – where it's been. I can help show you how you can use that "picture" to determine where the stock price is going.

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Do The Saudi's Care How Much You Pay For Gas?

Do The Saudi's Care How Much You Pay For Gas?
 
Game theory tells us that when a person (or group) wins, another person's (or group's) loss is equal.
 
That means the net change in actual wealth is zero, or a zero-sum game.
 
When it comes to the Saudis and Americans who pay for gas, it could be considered a zero-sum game.
 
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which include Saudi Arabia, decided earlier this month to extend last year's agreement on oil production cuts.

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Avoid the Holiday Debt Hangover: Earn Money Trading

Americans are spending in force this holiday season. Some are even spending beyond their budgets to cover holiday spending from family feasts, presents under the tree and travel to see family and friends.
 
How much will people spend? Depending on what survey you look at – from $600 to over $1,000 this holiday season.

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The SheCanTrade Black Friday Trend Tracker

Ho ho ho.
 
Christmas is coming. That means American shoppers are out in force. Before the Thanksgiving meal has even finished, retailers are opening their doors to entice shoppers with door busters and discounts.
 
About 164 million Americans plan to shop during Thanksgiving weekend, according to National Retail Federation's annual survey

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What Did You Learn From Your Last Losing Trade?

In Major League Baseball great hitters strike out 6 out of 10 times they step up to the plate.
 
What's the secret to success? Persistence. Practice. Adjustments. Great Coaching.
 
Great baseball hitters adjust when they make a mistake and keep swinging. It's inevitable in trading that you will have losers too.

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