Summary Shorter term price trends operate within longer term price trends. When short-term price trends break down in succession, long-term price trends become threatened. We have seen a sequential breakdown in short and intermediate term price trends for the stock market. The key long-term support for the bull market’s price […]
Summary Options are derivatives and can cause your account destruction. Options are the best tool for managing risk, generating income and occasionally generating asymmetric gains. You are your own worst enemy on options by being greedy, unknowledgeable and inexperienced. Control your emotions, learn how options work, what options are for […]
Summary When things seem terrible and people are scared, it’s time to be greedy. What is going on is essentially what we expected, though a bit more dragged out. Traders are bouncing the market around, but it makes me wonder how strong they are if this is the worst they […]
Summary I generally advocate holding a significant cash position in order to have money available to invest on corrections of markets, sectors or specific stocks. Selling cash-secured puts allows us to “recycle” money 4 or 5 times per year, keeping our cash balances high on average. With the current stock […]
Summary Earnings could provide a rough patch as companies announce lower revised estimates due to trade concerns. Do not expect a trade agreement with China as President Xi simply waits out President Trump. Oil prices are moving to the high-end of what I believe will be the oil price range […]
Summary Forget FOMO, get a FOGYAK. Technical analysis ALWAYS gives way to Fundamental analysis. Trump tariffs will lead to earnings warnings. Poker, Investing & 3 Weeks in the Desert. Freedom to save capitalism. I’m taking grandma to breakfast in a few minutes and then to her bridge game. At 89, […]
I know some folks are skeptical of U.S. foriegn policy. That’s understandable. Anything that is imperfect is easy to criticize. And, everything is imperfect. I take the view that America is a mostly benevolent influencer of global policy. We use economics, diplomacy and the military to push our view of […]
Summary The S&P 500 is testing its 200-day moving average for the 3rd time. If it holds, that is a very good sign for the short-term. Buybacks come back in May. Accumulate your favorite stocks and ETFs bringing cash down closer to 15% than 25%. Fortune tellers live in the […]
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