Category Archive: Equities

Oct 24

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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In last week’s review I stated:- “Is that it? I have no idea. Certainly a correction of around 7% would fit very neatly into the typical range of corrections, and it would look very similar to the last test of the 200-day MA two years ago. The 200-day hasn’t started to roll over just yet, …

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Oct 18

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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I met with several non-financial people this week, and it was interesting that the market became a subject of conversation, as it was more than the usual chit-chat because they know I’m involved in it, they actually wanted to ask about it, so it appears the market has become volatile enough that it has their …

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Oct 16

It’s Not 2007, It’s 2014

Do you think people view market risk and the financial industry today the same way as they did in pre-crisis 2007? — Jon Boorman, CMT (@JBoorman) October 16, 2014 Do you think people complacently view their house as an asset and leveraged debt today in the same way they did pre-crisis 2007? — Jon Boorman, …

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Oct 13

Could You Kill That Loss In Cold Blood?

(This is an updated version of a post originally published in March 2013.) Sometimes, when you’re developing a trading system and you’re looking back through the trades it took, you come to a ‘market event’ type of move, one where we might gap lower, or skid relentlessly, a flash crash, or an actual big-boy crash. …

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Oct 11

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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A fairly uneventful week. Just kidding. Although in some respects it wasn’t the week for me some might imagine. The previous week was much more eventful in terms of signals with five exits. This week, despite the volatility, it was looking as if I was going to go the whole week without any exits, and …

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Oct 11

S&P Sector Review

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Whenever I run my screens and filters for potential ideas I can occasionally get a feel for the relative strength of a given sector without even having to look at it, based on how dominant its constituents appear to be in the overall list of names. Initially you’ll see one or two from a sector …

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Oct 03

Weekend Review and Watchlist

An eventful week to say the least. Here’s a weekly chart of the $SPY since we last tested the 200-day MA in late 2012 (or in this case on a weekly, the 40-week MA). I’ve been studying this chart for the last 10 minutes trying to discern a pattern (other than the trend itself) and …

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Oct 01

What A Difference A Day Makes

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Twenty-four little hours… or in market terms, six and a half. There were some big moves out there today. If you’re a daytrader, new highs are already a distant memory and you’ve possibly been shorting into strength now that the trend for your timeframe is lower. If you’re a swing trader you’ve possibly been stopped …

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