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Can you just follow your plan already?
about 2 months ago by smbcapital @ SMB Capital

Traders who plan their trades and then trade their plans are usually successful in the long run. In this video, we’ll be looking at a dramatic example of why traders should follow solid time-tested plans instead of panicking out of trades emotionally. * no relevant positionsThe post Can you just follow your plan already? appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

Rallies in downtrends aren’t times to jump back in
about 2 months ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

Subscribe to the show Sector rotation is underfoot. Time to look at new names in new sectors. Click here to get your free copy of The Inner Voice of Trading audiobook.The post Rallies in downtrends aren’t times to jump back in appeared first on MartinKronicle.

What You Trade Is As Important As How You Trade
4 months ago by Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. @ TraderFeed

 Happy 2021 to colleagues and readers!In this new year, I'll be doing something different with my blog posts and making efforts to link to the work of trading educators and mentors w...

Tech Stock Indices: Do Bulls Have A Problem?
3 months ago by Chris Kimble @ Kimble Charting Solutions

Tech stocks continue to lead the market higher, with the Nasdaq Composite and Nasdaq 100 recording intra-day all-time highs. BUT something isn’t right beneath the surface. And it could be a rally killer. I emphasize “could”. The 12-year bull market has been lead by tech stocks… and for the past 15 years, tech stocks have been […]

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Billionaires are Manipulating the Price of Crypto for Profit
about 2 hours ago by Michael Spencer @ Last Futurist

It doesn’t matter of protocols are decentralized if wealth inequality is exaggerated in the ownership of these new digital assets. Dogecoin is teaching The post Billionaires are Manipulating the Price of Crypto for Profit appeared first on The Last Futurist.

China ThinkTank Recommended Bioweapons for Potential World War 3 Conflict
about 2 hours ago by Michael Spencer @ Last Futurist

China had a ThinkTank that recommended biopweaons as a primary strategy in a potential conflict with strategic rivals. The SARS ­coronaviruses as heralding a The post China ThinkTank Recommended Bioweapons for Potential World War 3 Conflict appeared first on The Last Futurist.

North Texas Real Estate in April: Sales Up 33% YoY, Inventory Down 65% YoY
about 8 hours ago by Calculated Risk @ Calculated Risk

Note: Remember, sales were weak in April last year. I'm posting data for many local markets around the U.S. The story is the same everywhere ... inventory is very low.From the NTREIS for North Texas (including Dallas/Ft. Worth):Single Family Homes sold in April 2021 were 10,152, up 28.3% from 7,913 in April 2020. Condos and Townhomes sold in April 2021 were 925, up 124.5% from 412 in April 2020.Combined, sales were up 33.1% year-over-year.Single Family Active Listings in April 2021 were 6,967, down 66.6% from 20,881 in April 2020. For Condos and Townhomes, Active Listings in April 2021 were 1,117, down 48.4% from 2,165 in April 2020.Combined, active listings declined 64.9% year-over-year.Although down sharply year-over-year, active inventory was up 12.9% compared to last month.<img src="http://feeds.fee...

May 8th COVID-19 Vaccinations, New Cases, Hospitalizations; Lowest 7-Day Average Cases Since Sept 2020
about 8 hours ago by Calculated Risk @ Calculated Risk

President Biden has set two vaccinations goals to achieve by July 4th:1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine, and2) 160 million Americans fully vaccinated.According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total administered: 257,347,205.1) 57.7% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose.2) 111.6 million Americans are fully vaccinated.Note: I'll stop posting this daily once all three of these criteria are met:1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine, and2) new cases are under 5,000 per day, and3) hospitalizations are below 3,000.And check out COVID Act Now to see how each state is doing. Over 4,500 US deaths were reporte...

The Federal Reserve Hinted At Exuberance in Financial Markets
about 8 hours ago by Dr. Duru @ Dr. Duru

The Federal Reserve released its report on Financial Stability with an interesting emphasis on potential vulnerabilities from “elevated risk appetites”. The Fed included an evaluation of... [[ This is a content summary. Visit the site for the full content.Thank you for supporting me with your subscription and visits! ]]

Your Growth Losers and Value Winners
about 17 hours ago by JC @ All Star Charts

Have you noticed how it’s the Value sectors that keep shining this year? It’s not Tech. It’s not growth. This isn’t 2020. This is 2021.  Deal with it. When was the last time you saw relative strength like this coming from Financials and Materials? This week we saw 75% of Financials hit new 52-week highs. […] The post Your Growth Losers and Value Winners appeared first on All Star Charts.

Saturday links: a lonely business
about 18 hours ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

On Saturdays we catch up with the non-finance related items that we didn’t get to earlier in the week. You can check...

Katherine Rosa, Former JP Morgan Global Head of Alternative Investments, Joins Me on Panic with Friends to Discuss Navigating Risk in the Growing World of Alternative Investments (EP.148)
about 19 hours ago by Howard Lindzon @ Howard Lindzon

Happy Saturday everyone. My guest on this weeks ‘Panic With Friends’ is Katherine Rosa. Katherine spent 25 years at JP Morgan and was the Global Head of Alternative Investments before recently stepping out. Katherine is now investing on her own and a board member at our SPAC Social Leverage Acquisition Corp ($SLAC). I was introduced to her by Mike Lazerow and we be...

A Month of Trading Poorly is Too Long
about 19 hours ago by Bella @ SMB Capital

A month of trading poorly is too long. During our recent monthly trader reviews, we made this point to three separate traders, on 3 different teams, with 3 different levels of experience, 3 different trading styles, and after 3 different month’s of production.  You do not want to be at your trading station reviewing your month and grade yourself poorly ... Read More The post A Month of Trading Poorly is Too Long appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

Coronavirus links: feeling unchained
about 19 hours ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

A coronavirus pandemic linkfest is for now a weekly feature here on Abnormal Returns. Please stay safe and find a vaccination site...

Is it enough to make a 2.5% return three times a week?
about 19 hours ago by smbcapital @ SMB Capital

Options income strategies often involve implementing the same trade rules repeatedly over so many instances that the results become statistically significant. In this video we teach you a popular options strategy that some traders like to deploy consistently, week in, week out, throughout the year. * no relevant positions The post Is it enough to make a 2.5% return three times a week? appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

[Video] The Untitled Chart Show w/ Josh Brown: Classic Year 2
about 20 hours ago by JC @ All Star Charts

Every month we get a fresh batch of Monthly Candlesticks. It only happens 12 times a year. I promise you guys from the bottom of my heart that there is no other part of my entire process that provides as much value and information as my monthly chart review. Premium Members can access the Chartbook […] The post [Video] The Untitled Chart Show w/ Josh Brown: Classic Year 2 appeared first on All Star Charts.

Schedule for Week of May 9, 2021
about 20 hours ago by Calculated Risk @ Calculated Risk

The key reports this week are April CPI and retail sales.For manufacturing, the April Industrial Production report will be released on Friday.----- Monday, May 10th -----No major economic releases scheduled.----- Tuesday, May 11th -----6:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for April.10:00 AM: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for March from the BLS. This graph shows job openings (yellow line...