Category Archive: Equities

Nov 15

Weekend Review and Watchlist

AlphaCapture

This week, rather than showing the S&P, which again finished at new highs, I’m going to show a weekly chart of the DAX. I shared this chart several times as a talking point prior to that big break of support in October, as it looked as if Europe could lead the US to the downside. …

Continue reading »

Nov 08

Weekend Review and Watchlist

AlphaCapture

It’s incredible that the most recent correction already seems like a distant memory with the S&P tacking on a further 0.7% this week, an impressive follow through to the previous week’s 2.7% advance. But this is what bull markets do. They go up on good news, they go up on bad news, they go up …

Continue reading »

Nov 01

Weekend Review and Watchlist

AlphaCapture

Another market pullback over, another vicious V-shaped reversal in place, returning us to all time highs. This one clocked in at -7.4% on a closing basis. I have no doubt the next batch of top-callers are moving from make-up to the green room as we speak. For those that tried to call it this time …

Continue reading »

Oct 24

Weekend Review and Watchlist

AlphaCapture

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, …

Continue reading »

Oct 18

Weekend Review and Watchlist

AlphaCapture

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 …

Continue reading »

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, …

Continue reading »

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. …

Continue reading »

Oct 11

Weekend Review and Watchlist

AlphaCapture

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 …

Continue reading »

Older posts «