ETF Updates Archive
Over the past couple months everyone seems to have been preparing for a sharp market correction. Crazy part is that the SP500 dropped about 10% from the high and that is a typical bull market correction. The thing is… the stock market has a way of slowly unfolding making it look and feel minor, then before you know it, the correction is over and it’s back to an uptrend. That is kind of how this one unfolded.
The good news is that we caught the low risk portion of the correction locking in a 4.5% drop, and we are now in a long trade and in the money by 2.5% with very little down side risk at this point.Continue Reading »
Equities and precious metals are on the edge of another rally and it could start as early as tomorrow.
On March 13th I posted some of my analysis online showing how the market was trading at a key pivot point and that a sharp price movement was about to unfold. I also provided everyone with the direction in favor which played out perfectly catching a 4.5% in three days.
As of today we are getting the same setup I saw on March 13th, but this time it’s pointing to higher prices.
Chris Vermeulen is the author of the The GoldandOilGuy.com
The past couple weeks have been choppy in the equities market. While the strong intraday moves are great for day traders, it is extremely difficult for swing/position traders who normally hold positions for 3-60 days in length, which is my focus. That being said, we are reaching a do or die point for the equities market and next week there should be a strong move out of this trading range.
On the volume side of things, we have been seeing distribution taking place. Heavy volume continues to step into the market unloading large amounts of shares. The interesting part is that the majority of traders are bullish and sentiment levels are at extremes.Continue Reading »
Trading with multiple time frames – every now and then it’s always a good idea to look at some different time frames to be sure you have a solid understanding for the longer term trends in play.
I will admit that it’s easy to get caught up in trading the shorter time frames like the 1, 10, and 60 minute charts especially when there are large intraday movements.Continue Reading »
Portfolio yields are under pressure due to the worldwide flight to safety over the last few years, making conservative and income growth portfolios more difficult to manage. While bond investments made a few years ago have done historically well, new investments have greater principal risk with low historic yields. Some advisors have simply shifted from bonds into stocks, but for those truly in conservative and income growth risk classes, adding equities will increase the portfolio’s standard deviation, a common measure of risk, reducing the portfolio’s ability to soften the “blow” from the next crisis or even modern day volatility.
Investors should never chase yield, meaning simply buying the highest yielding product with no concern about who is paying the interest.Continue Reading »
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