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The Single Best Thing a Stock Can Do
7 days ago by Arthur Hill @ StockCharts.com

There are lots of indicators out there, but one metric stands head and shoulders above the rest. No, it is not a head-and-shoulders pattern. There are hundreds, if not zillions, of ways to measure the trend and identify trend reversals. Over the years, I have found trend reversals to be more the exception rather than the norm. Trends show a tendency to persist and this means we are better off...

Three Great Stocks from My Strong Earnings ChartList
6 days ago by Tom Bowley @ StockCharts.com

Where is technology taking us? – Dr Tom Starke
5 days ago by Andrew Swanscott @ Better System Trader

A common dream sold to traders, especially when they’re starting out,  is the dream of sitting back on the beach sipping cocktails while our trading systems go to work and make us money. While certain aspects of that dream are possible, for example automated trading, traders still need to do a lot of work to...The post 156 – Where is technology taking us? – Dr Tom Starke appeared first on Better System Trader.

Nasdaq and Russell 2000 Looking at 50-day MA Support
4 days ago by Declan Fallon @ Fallond Picks

Tech and Small Caps are starting to slip from their summer advances. This may be a simple change in pace but longs for these indices will be looking to 50-day MAs to attract buyers; if these are swept it will leave support lacking until July swing lows and/or 200-day MAs.The Nasdaq fell outside of its rising channel after three prior successes. Volume climbed to register as distribution.The Russell 2000 experienced a sequence of non-commital days which looks to ...

Top Senior Trader on what it takes to become a successful trader
9 days ago by smbcapital @ SMB Capital

In this video, our top senior traders sits down with our newest hires at our trading desk in NYC, and tells them what it takes to become a successful trader. Watch the video to get advice from one of the top short term traders on the Street. * no relevant positionsThe post Top Senior Trader on what it takes to become a successful trader appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

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12 Fast Facts about Writing Covered Calls
about 2 hours ago by Steve Burns @ New Trader U

Here are twelve fast facts about writing covered call options on your stock holdings: A covered call gives the buyer of the call the right but not the obligation to call away your stock at the strike price. The option chain you want to trade has to have liquidity to avoid losing too much in […]

Top 10 Pet Care Brands in Digital
about 2 hours ago by Alizah Farooqi @ Gartner L2

They're nimble at identifying, prioritizing, and scaling digital investments.

Power Charting: Scan P&F Triple Top Breakout Stocks (09.21.18)
about 2 hours ago by StockCharts @ StockCharts.com YouTube Channel

BLDP, BA, AME. Power Charting program is conducted by Bruce Fraser and Roman Bogomazov and is devoted to Wyckoff Method analysis.

MWL: “What’s Hot - What’s Not” w/Mary Ellen McConagle (09.21.18)
about 3 hours ago by StockCharts @ StockCharts.com YouTube Channel

Mary Ellen McConagle came in to let viewers know what industries and stocks are hot and which are definitely not. Erin presented the weekly Sentiment Update to prepare you for next week’s market action.

Merrill: "Existing Home Sales have Peaked"
about 4 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

A few excerpts from a Merrill Lynch research note: We are calling it: existing home sales have peaked. We believe that the peak was at 5.72 million, reached in November last year. From here on, sales should trend sideways. If this is indeed the peak, it would be comparable to the rate we last saw in the early 2000s before the bubble set in. Here is the catch — while existing home sales have likely peaked, we do not think we have seen the same for new home sales. New home sales have lagged existing in this recovery and we believe there is room to run for new home sales, leaving builders to add more single family homes to the market. The peak in existing home sales can largely be explained by the decline in affordability. With housing prices hovering close to bubble highs and mortgage rates on the rise, affordability has been declining.emphasis addedCR Note: As I noted in July (see:...

Capital Bancorp Readies Terms For $30 Million IPO
about 4 hours ago by SA IPO Analysis

Radcom - Major Credibility Erosion After Recent Events
about 5 hours ago by SA Editor's Picks

Bed Bath & Beyond Sorts Out Priorities
about 5 hours ago by Evan Mack @ Gartner L2

The retailer's new site highlights registry and loyalty programming.

Friday links: saying nothing
about 6 hours ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

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Gritstone Oncology Prepares Final Terms For IPO
about 6 hours ago by SA IPO Analysis

Let's Talk About General Electric's Downgrade
about 6 hours ago by SA Most Popular

Securities Fraud Was Lurking in the Orca Pool
about 6 hours ago by Matt Levine @ Bloomberg View

SeaWorld lied about "Blackfish." When it confessed, the stock dropped.

There Is No Inflation: Too Much Supply, Not Enough Unions
about 6 hours ago by SA Editor's Picks

Is Healthcare Headed For Life Support
about 7 hours ago by SA Editor's Picks

Alibaba Vs. Amazon: A Simple Choice
about 7 hours ago by SA Most Popular

CooTek Proposes Terms For $57 Million U.S. IPO
about 7 hours ago by SA IPO Analysis

Bankers Want to Do What Bankers Do
about 7 hours ago by Matt Levine @ Bloomberg View

Also halfhearted banking and market integrity.

Specialty Retail Is No Longer Special
about 8 hours ago by Elisabeth Rosen @ Gartner L2

But one thing remains a key differentiator.

BLS: Unemployment Rates in Idaho, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington at New Lows
about 8 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were lower in August in 13 states, higher in 3 states, and stable in 34 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Eleven states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier and 39 states and the District had little or no change. The national unemployment rate was unchanged from July at 3.9 percent but was 0.5 percentage point lower than in August 2017.... Hawaii had the lowest unemployment rate in August, 2.1 percent. The rates in Idaho (2.8 percent), Oregon (3.8 percent), South Carolina (3.4 percent), and Washington (4.5 percent) set new series lows. (All state series begin in 1976.) Alaska had the highest jobless rate, 6.7 percent. emphasis added<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--1z2En...

Can Artificial Intelligence Make Us Smarter Traders?
about 8 hours ago by Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. @ TraderFeed

There are some who would have you believe that trading is 80+% a function of your psychology.  All you need to do is sustain your mindset and discipline and remove your emotional blocks and you, too, can find the success of Market Wizards.As a psychologist, a psychologist who has worked full-tim...