Stock Exchange: Bear Trap Rally?

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Should We Worry about Indicators that Decline from a Peak?

We are back to a normal economic calendar, with Congress in session and plenty of FedSpeak. Until the government shutdown ends, I expect that to get maximum news coverage, followed by the President’s latest legal troubles. Since these are not the most important market stories, I want to examine more closely the debate about economic […]

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Stock Exchange: How Much Cash Are You Keeping On The Sidelines?

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to […]

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The Trepidation Trap

When markets decline, investors worry. When they decline sharply, investors get frightened. If selling is extreme, it leads to fear and trepidation. What might signal a more favorable climate? Holding “support?” A big rebound rally? Favorable news? Mustn’t there be something? Beware of these high-profile traps. My own comments follow in italics. The “sucker’s rally” […]

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