Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 31

Looking For A Low In Apple, Where Are We Now?

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“The main thing about money, Bud, is that it makes you do things you don’t want to do” – Wall Street (1987) It certainly does. Let me confess something. Despite the fact I am a trend follower I happen to like looking for highs or lows in stocks, possibly because of my City / Wall …

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Jan 30

New Chart Pattern – The Scream!

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Amazon’s volatile week has created an interesting pattern, shall we call it The Scream? I wonder if the Market Technicians Association would accept this into their knowledge base? A screaming buy, or sell?    

Jan 30

The China Bull Is Back, Here’s How To Play It ($CAF)

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Looking at charts around the world and concentrating on just the last few months it’s easy to assume that most must be near all time highs. Looking at both the iShares China Index Fund ($FXI), and the SPDR China ETF ($GXC) the rally of the last 4 months has been impressive and is currently offering …

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Jan 29

Why This Fed Meeting Doesn’t Matter

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Here’s why. Look at the chart below of the S&P for the last 10 years and please mark where all the Fed meetings were based on the price movement you see. You can’t? But why not? Don’t they mark important shifts or tops and bottoms in the market? They don’t? Oh, okay. How about business …

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Jan 29

Trends: Can’t Fight Them, CAN Follow Them

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Yesterday I introduced The System That Trades When I Wouldn’t, a simple trend following system of 10 futures. Today I want to show one of the current open positions it has in the Japanese Yen. It’s short and the position is doing well. For those who aren’t familiar with currency trading the financial media will …

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Jan 28

The System That Trades When I Wouldn’t

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Early in 2007 I developed a fairly simple trend following system. It’s a reflection of how I look at the investment world and covers Stocks (S&P, Nasdaq), Bonds (30yr, 10yr), Currencies (Dollar, Yen, Euro, Sterling), and Commodities (Oil, Gold). I’ve maintained signals on it ever since, although I’ve never been able to trade off them …

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Jan 27

One For The Ladies ($KORS)

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This is an easy one. In the last few weeks I’ve suddenly been aware of $KORS products laying about the house, presumably recent acquisitions by my wife and daughter. The “affordable luxury” tag $KORS carries is wonderfully appealing, seems like it’s luxury goods for the middle class to me, a brand with luxurious design and …

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Jan 27

This Is Who I Am

“When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life, now that I’m old I know it is.” I remember when I was about 15 or 16 reading and smiling at that quote from Oscar Wilde. I wrote it down and stuck it on my wall. I was …

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