Bull Correction or Bear Rally?

By the time you read this, the markets will already have moved beyond the current price levels at the time of this writing. Friday (March 8, 2019) capped off a 5-day consecutive losing streak for the Dow, S&P 500, and

Swing Trading the Tricky “V Bottom”

“V Bottoms” can be notoriously difficult to trade. You are coming off a steep and often panic-driven market selloff. Next thing you know, the market undergoes a sharp reversal to the upside. And it keeps on going, leaving you behind

Newsletter – Mar 2019

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Mar 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Mar 06 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Mar 07 FOREIGN TRADE REPORT Mar 07 QUARTERLY SERVICES SURVEY Mar 07 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Mar

1099 Information

Notice for Futures Trading Accounts: 1099 forms will be generated for all futures trading accounts that placed any trades during the 2018 calendar year.  Traders should expect to receive their 1099 forms via mail, email or through their portal in

How to Detect and Avoid Volatile Sideways Movements Early On

For some traders, market volatility can be considered favorable. After all, when market conditions present you with large powerful swings in either direction, you have the opportunity to ride the swing whether long or short. It’s when volatility presents itself

Market Direction – The Key to Anticipating Swing Trade Opportunities

Where is the Market Heading? There are times when market action can be difficult to interpret. A scenario may appear in which all three directional conditions–uptrend, downtrend, and sideways market–are equally possible. If you’ve traded the markets for some time,

Newsletter – Feb 2019

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Feb 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Feb 01 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT Feb 04 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Feb 05 FOREIGN TRADE Feb 05 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Feb 08