Category: Newsletter

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter January 19, 2023

Posted on January 19th, 2023

Economic Data and Earnings Season Could Make or Break the Market Core CPI (Consumer Price Index) numbers were reported today. The numbers reported shows the CPI fell 0.01% in December.  This is what was expected and it’s the biggest drop since April 2020. This gives an indication inflation may be slowing down and that helped […]

A New Year Brings New Opportunities in the Stock Market

Posted on January 11th, 2023

Welcome back to trading and investing, everyone. For those that know of me and my team and what we do, you know we are options traders.  For those new to me and my team… we are options traders. We use a Rules Based approach to trading options on stocks and ETF’s. The process is… This […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter December 28, 2022

Posted on December 28th, 2022

The reason for the holiday sentiment is because this will be the last Tom’s Weekly Newsletter for 2022. My self and my team of instructor educators, programming geniuses and my support team is taking / getting a well-deserved break the week between Christmas and New Years’ I would like to personally wish every one of […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter December 21, 2022

Posted on December 21st, 2022

Fed Decision Day 2022-12-14 The Federal Reserve’s decision today was to raise interest rates by, (the anticipated), half a percentage point. This now takes it to the highest level its been in 15 years. Furthermore, Fed Chairman Powell said in his commentary after the interest date decision they will stay the course until the job […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter December 14th, 2022

Posted on December 14th, 2022

The Consistent Rationale Given to why the Stock Market is Dropping Headline news in financial news print, media – online or televised is likely going to lead with the story about the markets (the S&P 500) trading down now 5-days in a row. The follow up and gist to everything else that will be written […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter December 7th, 2022

Posted on December 7th, 2022

Thank you to Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve Throughout the day post the speech from Fed Chair Powell I was preparing to write the Dow is up 300-points.  Then it turned in to being up 400-points and then a short time thereafter it changed to up 500-points. Then with a half hour before the […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter November 30th, 2022

Posted on November 30th, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from Toms Trading Room! Thanksgiving is tomorrow and the markets will be closed.  The market will open for a half day Friday, but for us we will consider that another day we take off  since trading volume is going to likely be much lighter than normal. With that lighter volume comes the chance […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter November 16th, 2022

Posted on November 16th, 2022

Mid-Term Elections and How they Will Affect the Markets There are really three scenarios that could play out with these midterm elections. The Democratic Party controls congress and has/keeps the majority in both the Senate and the House. The Red Wave happens, and the Republican Party gets control of both. Or the more likely scenario […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter November 9th 2022

Posted on November 9th, 2022

Fed Day – 2022-11-02 Fed announces a 3/4 of a point or 75-basis pt. rate hike, and price volatility ensued. The markets popped higher, and it looked like the run off the October low was ready to continue.  2:36pm hit and Bam!  The markets saw a huge down bar/candle taking out the gains from the […]

Tom’s Weekly Newsletter Nov 2nd, 2022

Posted on November 2nd, 2022

Earnings for Tech Stocks not Getting Off to a Great Start Today After Market Close (AMC) the earnings numbers for Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META), formerly known as Facebook, Inc. missed expectations. The revenue numbers were reported as a beat of expectations and the stock is trading down over 7% at the time of this writing. […]