Category: Newsletter

Can the Recent Market Rally be Sustained?

Posted on November 15th, 2023

Support and Resistance from a technical charting view are powerful. They are places that represent not just the prices of a security, but what investors and trader alike think about that price. Support: The price in which a securities price is ’supported’ from trading any lower at that point in time. Resistance: The price in […]

Fed Day and They Decided to Pause a Second Time in a Row

Posted on November 8th, 2023

The news of the day was that the Fed was to announce whether or not they were going to raise interest rates. Though there was pretty much a ‘zero’ chance they would raise, there is always the anticipation of what Chairman Powell was going to say regarding the Fed’s stance on interest rates and whether […]

Market Direction Dependent on Earnings

Posted on November 1st, 2023

We as investors and options traders are now dealing with two wars, continued recession fears and bond yields not seen since 2007 to name a few of the challenges making it hard for Bulls to push this market higher.  There aren’t a lot of major economic reports out this week, so we don’t have to […]

Bond Yields Crank Higher and Markets Sell Off

Posted on October 25th, 2023

10-year bonds yields went up to their highest level not seen since 2007.  This was also true for the 5-year. Equity and Bond traders pore over the economic data as it is that data the Fed uses in determining where they set interest rates. When you hear from the financial news networks stocks are lower […]

Economic Reports This Week Could Make or Break Short-Term Market Momentum

Posted on October 18th, 2023

The economic reports due out this week, starting with the PPI that was released today, is what investors and stock/ option traders are going to use to gauge the pulse of the Federal Reserve and what there stance on monetary policy is going to be. The PPI came out today at 0.5% for September.  This […]

Seasonal View on the Markets Show October is Good for Bulls

Posted on October 4th, 2023

September lived up to its expectations of being a bearish month in the financial markets. Should seasonality remain consistent to at least its past 10-years history, investors and options traders should find October a successful month, at least for market bulls. Every day for the month of October shows a majority of bullish patterns. Market […]

Fed Day, Once Again Options Traders

Posted on September 27th, 2023

From Chairman Powell’s mouth to the market’s ear… The Fed decided to… Drum roll…………………. Nothing. They left the interest rate where it is/was and decided not to raise this month. They indicated there is likely one more hike to come by years end. Last it was stated net year there will be cuts, but not […]

Option Traders Should be Aware of both CPI and PPI

Posted on September 20th, 2023

There are a vast number of economic reports that come out on a regularly scheduled basis. These numbers and whether they come out as expected. Mis or beat expectations can affect the financial markets and send it higher or lower on the day and subsequent following number of days. Today and tomorrow the markets are […]

A Seasonally Bearish September May be in Store for Options Traders and Investors Alike

Posted on September 13th, 2023

The Money Calendar seasonal outlook for September in the Financial Markets: It doesn’t mean the markets WILL be bearish for the month, but there are more stocks and ETF’s out of our library of securities for this scanning tool that have bearish patterns with these September start dates. Market in Focus This is a 120-day […]

Has the Market Bounced out of the August Funk?

Posted on September 6th, 2023

August has been what I have been calling a pullback month. The markets for the year have been performing really well.  Since the March lows it has gained in price until the peak this month. In the chart image below, you can see I have a trend channel of sorts drawn in to signify the […]