Good morning Traders,
 
Last year we brought in Gregory Clay to head up an options income trading service because we expected markets to be more challenging as we near the end of the 2009 bull market.  Since then, we saw one correction last August and one consolidation that initiated last November and just completed recently.  While we expected good performance, we didn’t expect what we got.  And it’s because of that performance, Gregory’s service has been growing significantly.  Here’s his last performance update – going back to when we launched his service back in April of 2014:
 
 

Six Month Performance Results2/12/2015 2:12:19 PM
Market Summary
Weekly Income Credit Spread (WICS) six-month trade results are displayed below. The past six months we were able to execute 18 of the published trades. 17 of these trades closed out at a profit. Shown below are the details for each trade. The trades do not include commissions and fees. Also, results will vary based on the number of contracts traded, and at what price the orders are filled. The Opening Trade date is when the ‘Trade Alert’ was published for the trade. Each trade was closed out on the date associated with the Closing Trade. The gain or (loss) for each spread is highlighted along with a Summary Total (accumulated result of all the trades for the past year).
 
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Weekly Income Credit Spread (WICS) trade setups are published in the evening for execution the following day(s). Suggested prices for each option contract are the published quotes at the time an article is written. We will provide trade price confirmation during the trading day. Keep in mind that in the ‘Trade Setup’ for Trade Alerts we suggest a minimum credit amount that we would accept. Generally, if the recommended prices are not available, we can accept the suggested minimum to do the trade. Be aware that high market volatility can make it difficult to execute trades at recommended prices
 
Regards,
 
Gregory Clay
Options Strategist
 
 
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Again, this performance has been really impressive in both return and consistency.
 
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So what about the markets?  The message is real simple – bonds are selling off and fueling stocks.  The advance has made the market very complacent, as evidenced by the chart below.  This complacency CAN lead to a top – but the liquidity from bonds CAN continue the rally.   We’re at 13 days running above the 9 day moving average.  A liquidity advance can last 30-40 days!  This would definitely lead to a peak in lime with our previous forecast. 
 
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Carl Adams, Publisher
 
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Good afternoon Traders,
 
As stocks continue the consolidation of the advance off October 2014, they’re set up for a significant move.  But the question as always is, which way…
 
Regardless, here’s a service that’s hitting it out of the park.  Damon Verial’s Penny Stock Trader.  These are stocks under $5 which are poised to move.  He’s building a portfolio and here’s his latest pick:
 
 
Trade Alert: CIG 2/9/2015 11:33:47 PM

CIG – Not a Cigarette Company

 
When we trade penny stocks, he hope they won’t be penny stocks in the future. Oversold “normal” stocks that dip below $5 are often the best penny stocks to play. CIG is one such case, especially with its yet-to-be-filled area gap:
 
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I prefer to leave the discussion of gaps for my newsletter on gap trading (the signup link is at the end of this email), but gaps are an important part of technical analysis, even on penny stocks. If you look at all the previous gaps in the chart above, you will see them filled. Only this gap has yet to be filled, implies a coming bullish trend.
 
As for CIG itself, you should know it’s an ADR, which is a foreign stock listed on the US exchange. The company is in Brazil, where all its profits come from. Thus, when the US dollar is strong, CIG will appear weak. Note that the US dollar is at a ten-year-high against the Brazilian real.
 
This fact (and the gap) point to CIG being undervalued. When the dollar weakens or the Brazilian real strengthens, CIG will necessarily increase in value. But we aren’t just playing a growth stock here.
 
CIG also pays out high dividends, which makes it a good stock for a buy-and-hold strategy. This is one of those penny stocks you might want to keep for the long term, or at least until you see a spike in price, at which time you can sell and take profit.
 
I believe CIG is a strong investment not just for the aforementioned reasons but also because of fundamental analysis. CIG, a utilities supplier (electricity), met with trouble last year when a drought hit Brazil. As much of CIG’s power stems from hydroelectric energy, the rationing of water hurt it greatly.
 
2015 is looking good for them. As the drought subsides and CIG diversifies its energy sources, the stock should surge.
 
 
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So what about the markets? 
 
Here’s a chart we shared with clients this am:
 
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We could be very close to a potential bottom here that could take us higher into April.  Penny stocks tend to perform best when markets are breaking out!  So don’t delay!
 
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Carl Adams, Publisher
 
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Good morning Traders,
 
For this weeks update, we’ll leave you in the extremely capable hands of our option strategist, Gregory Clay.  Gregory’s service continues to hit it out of the park.  If you’re not trading options for income, you should be.  You can try either of his services for only $1.  I suggest starting with the WICS – Weekly Income Credit Spreads.  In addition to his weekly income credit spreads, you’ll also get the weekly article below which Gregory uses to set up the market. 
 
 
 
January Barometer Sent Strong Negative Signal
2/1/2015 5:44:31 AM
 
Market Summary
 
Stock market action so far this year has been weak and mostly negative. This action has been fueled by plummeting oil prices, weakness overseas, confusion about the Fed’s next move and it’s bellowing about low inflation. Santa’s absence and a down January are bad omens, but they do not guarantee unmitigated market catastrophe. Lower oil and energy prices, while a drain on energy companies and the people they employ, it adds a lot of money back in the pockets of consumers to put into the economy and the stock market. Also, European quantitative easing funds are likely to find their way into the U.S. stock market where prospective returns are greater. 
 
The U.S. stock market ended a rough month this past Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year. The S&P 500 index dropped 3% in January, its worse monthly performance in a year. While the U.S. economy continued showing signs of strength, energy companies suffered from a sharp drop in oil prices and some big multinational companies saw their earnings dinged by a stronger dollar. Investors also sifted through the latest batch of corporate earnings news, and the results were mixed.
 
As we said recently “…Gold Mining stocks are blasting off to start the year and Treasury Bonds continue to move higher as they have since the beginning of last year. Equity indexes are barely breaking even and how they end up at the end of January is considered a “barometer” of how they will end the year…”
 
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A tool to help confirm the overall market trend is the Bullish Percent Index (BPI). The Bullish Index is a popular market “breadth” indicator used to gauge the internal strength/weakness of the market. It is the number of stocks in an index (or sector) that have point & figure buy signals relative to the total number of stocks that comprise the index (or sector). So essentially it is the percentage of stocks that have buy signals. Like many of the market internal indicators, it is used both to confirm a move in the market and as a non-confirmation and therefore divergence indication. If the market is strong and moving up, the BPI should also be moving higher as more and more stocks are purchased.
 
Last week we stated “…the S&P 500 BPI is breaking above its downtrend line and starting a new uptrend. The market needs to finish the month on a high note to confirm a bullish breakout…” the current chart shows the breakout failed and converted into a tight trading range. The question is whether a break out of the trading-range will be to the upside or downside.
 
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The updated chart below confirms our recent analysis is still valid “…As circled in the updated chart below the dollar, treasuries and gold remain converged at high levels. Investors are expressing doubts about the global economy and are being cautious about overindulging in the stock market. This cautiousness is leading investors to park additional funds into commodity assets…”
 
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Market Outlook
As reported by the Stock Barometer, in pre-election years, February’s performance generally improves with average returns all turning positive. NASDAQ performs best, gaining an average 2.4% in pre-election-year Februarys since 1971. Russell 2000 is second best, averaging gains of 2.1% since 1979. DJIA, S&P 500 and Russell 1000, the large-cap indices, tend to lag with average advances of around 1.0%. However, February does not have a solid track record when full-month January was negative. Going back to 1950, DJIA has declined 23 times in January, S&P 500 25 times and NASDAQ (since 1971) 15 times. Regardless of index, the following February was down more often than up and the average performance was solidly negative. 
 
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We recently commented “…Next week’s performance is considered critical as a prognosticator of the market’s expected 2015 performance. According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac January has quite a legendary reputation on Wall Street as an influx of cash from yearend bonuses and annual allocations typically propels stocks higher…January Barometer simply states that as the S&P goes in January so goes the year…The long-term record has been stupendous, an 89.1% accuracy…The market’s position on January 31 will give us a good read on the year to come…No other month can match January’s predictive prowess…”According to the Stock Barometer the January Barometer indicator is negative again for the second year in a row and 5 of the last 8 years. Since the start of the secular bear market in 2000 January has been down 7 of the last 15 years with an average loss of 1.2% on the S&P and Dow and a fractional gain of 0.1% for NASDAQ. All of the major errors have occurred in secular bears, so if we still are in a secular bear market, which we contend we are; perhaps we can find some solace in this fact. We are continually reevaluating the efficacy of the January Barometer as we do with all indicators, market cycles and seasonal patterns. But it is way too early to relegate the January Barometer to the indicator graveyard. Its 754 batting average is solid. Also of note, this is the first time since 1950 our January Indicator Trifecta has registered a down Santa Claus Rally, an up First Five Days and a down January Barometer.
Last week we said, “…Commodities continue to be the top performers in the first-quarter. Fourth-quarter revenue and earnings results have not impressed investors, which are suppressing the equity indexes…”
  
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A standard chart that we use to help confirm the overall market trend is the Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) chart. Momentum Factor ETF is an investment that seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. large- and mid-capitalization stocks exhibiting relatively higher price momentum. This type of momentum fund is considered a reliable proxy for the general stock market trend. We prefer to use the Heikin-Ashi format to display the Momentum Factor ETF. Heikin-Ashi candlestick charts are designed to filter out volatility in an effort to better capture the true trend.
 
Last week’s Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) chart analysis said, “…The current trend is pointing towards stock indexes moving back toward recent highs…” As noted in the updated chart below, recent upward momentum converted into a new downtrend. The most probable near-term outcome is range-bound trading with triple-digit market fluctuations.
 
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Volatility is back and may be here to stay. Expect more of it moving forward this year and beyond. As seen in the graph below, the Volatility Index (VIX) and S&P 500 Index crossed last week. The VIX ended higher as the S&P 500 had a down week. Energy companies start reporting fourth-quarter revenue and earnings numbers next week. If they disappoint it is reasonable to expect the VIX to continue higher.
 
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Our previous Total Put/Call Ratio analysis said, “…investors are worried about a market pullback and loaded up on put option contracts. The current ratio is excessively bearish and reflects money managers protecting their long positions in the event traders respond negatively to fourth-quarter earnings and revenue numbers…” Investors remain bearish and are buying more puts than calls in response to higher volatility.
 
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We have been pointing out how the American Association of Individual Investor Survey (AAII) survey continues to prove its worth as a contrarian indicator. Last week we stated, “…as retail investors drastically reduced their future bullish outlook the stock market jumped higher…” This past week you can see that as individual investors’ bullishness surged the stock market responded with a losing week.
 
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The National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) Exposure Index represents the average exposure to US Equity markets reported by association members. The green line shows the close of the S&P 500 Total Return Index on the survey date. The purple line depicts a two-week moving average of the NAAIM managers’ responses. As the name indicates, the NAAIM Exposure Index provides insight into the actual adjustments active risk managers have made to client accounts over the past two weeks. Fourth-quarter NAAIM exposure index averaged 67.77%. Last week the NAAIM exposure index was 76.23%, and the current week’s exposure is 92.62%. Last week money managers drastically increased their equity exposure on stocks that are exploding during fourth-quarter earning season.
 
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Trading Strategy
The equity market is suffering under the weight of concerns about global economic growth and mediocre fourth-quarter earnings reports. The graph below is the 30-day return for the main 10 S&P equity sectors. You can see virtually all the groups are down for the month with only Healthcare and Utility sectors barely above water.
 
Our index indicators are giving bearish readings, which is more in line with the general market trend than the occasional bullish readings such as we saw last week. The Dow has fallen into a bearish “lower highs, lower lows” chart pattern. Our internal indicators have also fallen back into more bearish modes, so options traders should continue to add bearish positions. Against the current whipsaw action, it is best to take smaller positions than you normally do, but don’t sit out completely.
 
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Feel free to contact me with questions,
 
Gregory Clay
Option Strategist
 
 
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Carl Adams, Publisher
 

 

Good afternoon Traders,
 
Or is it…  With the stock market down significantly as the impact on the global strength of the dollar is finally manifesting in the earning’s reports of multinational companies, today we look at some charts for perspective…
 
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This chart goes back to 10/2000 and shows the strength we had in the dollar around the 2000 crash.  Once the dollar’s strength broke, the market stabilized.
 
Before we go on, here is Damon Verial’s Gap Stock Trader Performance on his last 5 trades since November 1st.  There’s a science to Gap Trading that defies market conditions given the short term nature of the trades.  30% over the past 3 months (120% annualized) is a nice return for only a few trades.  You can try the service for 4 weeks for only $1 by clicking the below link:
 
 
 
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Last 5 Trades’ Results1/24/2015 10:01:33 PM 

Summary

 
As shown below, we’ve made a total of 5 completed trades since November. Because I sent out trade alerts after the market had closed, I calculated the following values based off of the next day’s opening price. Of course, you could do even better by watching the movement of the stock price within the day to get cheaper buy-ins and higher payouts.
 
So, take the below figures as conservative estimates – that is, the minimum you should expect from these trades. But also realize that I did not subtract from these figures commissions. People placing more money on these trade alerts via buying more shares of stock had higher ROIs than those buying smaller amounts.
 
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Our cumulative profit (calculated by reinvesting profits into new trades) was $130.11 per $100 invested. That’s an ROI of 30.11%.
 
If you had bought options instead of stock (which is what I do), you would have an even higher ROI, which is why I recommend anyone serious about trading sign up for my additional options newsletter, also on stockbarometer.com.
 
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Back to the markets, here are a few more charts from our morning update to clients:
 
Cycles
 
With prices hanging up, we started exploring the inversion of our forecast and the market not making a 9 month cycle low during this cycle.  
Looking at our 35 day trading cycle:
 
trading cycle 
 
We’ve been watching NYSE Volume for a confirmation of the bullish advance, but this sideways to lower trend still dominates…
 
Nyse Cumulative Volume
 
And the TRIN is also giving a sell signal:
 
TRIN
 
And just looking at the new highs, the markets were in position for a consolidation – if you’ve ever hit the heavy bag at the gym, I liken it to hitting the bag when it’s moving away from you, versus towards you.  It’s more likely to move more if you hit it in the direction it’s going – and that’s where the markets are – vulnerable to a reversal.
 
Nasdaq New Highs
 
So as we bullish as we were this weekend with the ’potential’ for the markets to rally, the thing you have to understand with any indicator is that it’s a snapshot in time of all the known information and at any one point, a new piece of information that was random or unexpected can enter the market and shift the sentiment strongly.  So as much as the markets potential energy could have supported an advance, the new information will mean traders will reevaluate their forecasts for the short term and reposition.  We’ll watch that repositioning, but this seems like a no brainer, that the markets will sell off. 
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Regards,
 
Carl Adams, Publisher
 
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Good morning Traders,
 
When we last updated you, there were some happenings in the forex market.  We have a professional forex trader on our staff
here, so I’ve asked him to chime in on the issue, and discuss the impact to his trades and how he manages risk to avoid events like this.  We’ll have
that article below. 
 
As for the markets, we’re at a critical point.  Let’s take a look at our forecast for 2014 that extends into 2015 (noting the
inversion that occurred around the 7/16 top):
 
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As you can see, we’ve been looking for a sell off into 4/2.  That being said, we’re seeing blow off peaks in bonds and the
dollar.  If those reverse lower here, the model will invert again. 
 
What We Can Learn from
Swiss Franc Volatility
By: Ian
Mitchell
 
On January 15 style="font-size: small;">th, 2015, there was a massive move in several Swiss Franc related Forex markets between roughly 4:30am and
5:00am EST. Markets such as the USD/CHF (Dollar vs. Swiss Franc) plunged lower and erased nearly 8 months of upside price action in less than 30 minutes.
 
Several news stories were released
shortly after, stating that the Swiss National Bank had, in an ‘emergency meeting’, removed a three-year minimum exchange-rate floor on the
Swiss Franc against the Euro. What this means is that previously there was a price level that would be defended at 1.20 on the EUR/CHF (Euro vs. Swiss Franc)
market. Once this barrier was removed, the market plunged in a free-for-all for almost thirty minutes, violating this level and far
beyond.
 
Each market in Forex is a currency
‘pair’, meaning it shows the valuation of one currency against another. Along with the EUR/CHF, other pairs had enormous moves lower as
well:
  1. GBP/CHF – Pound vs. Franc
  2. AUD/CHF – Aussie vs. Franc
  3. NZD/CHF – New Zealand Dollar vs. Franc
The move lower represents a drastic
increase in the value of the Swiss Franc against other currencies, including the U.S. dollar. This is represented by the spike higher in the actual Swiss Franc
futures market.
 
Across the many online Forex forums
there were discussions of individuals having their accounts wiped out, funds going bankrupt, and certain brokers becoming insolvent because they were unable to
maintain an opposing position against their clients for such a drastic move.
 
So what does this mean from a trading
standpoint?
 
It is important to put this in
perspective. And while many, including financial media sources, are zeroing in on this event as a reason that the market is no longer
‘fair’, the reality is:
 
The vast majority of
traders are losing money all the time, regardless of what the market is doing or which market they are
trading.
 
Using this fact as the basis of our
reasoning, we can then go on to tackle other Forex related issues that have been brought up recently:
 
style="font-size: medium;">Question: Is it dangerous to trade a highly leveraged market like Forex?
 
style="font-size: medium;">Answer: This comes down to self-responsibility and knowledge. Is it dangerous to drive to
work every day? There is danger involved in driving, but that danger is very different between a responsible driver and someone driving erratically at 40 mph
above the speed limit.
 
Unlike the stock market, Forex
positions are entered using a pure margin account. Instead of buying or selling a position outright, the capital in a Forex account is used as margin for
holding a much larger, leveraged position. As a result of this, there are two ways I manage my risk on my Forex trades:
  1. Just like any other market, I am only
    risking a specific amount on each trade based on my overall capital. If I am risking $500.00 per trade, then I set my stop level and adjust my position size so
    that each of my Forex positions only risk $500.00 if the position hits my stop level.
  2. I NEVER put more than what is needed
    for margin in a Forex account. For example, let’s say I’m placing trades based on a total capital of $200,000.00.Since this is a margin
    account, I may only need to put $5,000.00 in the Forex account to cover the margin I need to hold my positions. That way, if something very drastic DOES occur
    and threatens the broker’s solvency, I am not risking my entire capital, only a small portion of it.
This is the responsible way to trade
margin accounts like Forex and futures. Unfortunately, many who were wiped out on January 15th
were violating the above two rules. They had their ENTIRE capital invested/held in a Forex account, and many were holding naked positions with no stop order to
cut their losses.
 
Those holding naked positions in any
market are asking for trouble, and are almost guaranteed to suffer large losses at some point. Without an exit strategy, an individual can end up losing all or
most of their capital in the stock market just as easily as in Forex.
 
Used responsibly,
trading leveraged positions allows you to risk far less account capital, while holding the same position size as a stock.
 
For example, using a stop level to
risk $500 in a high-priced stock position may require you to hold a $50,000.00 (per trade) position outright, whereas in Forex you can risk $500.00 on multiple
positions with only $5,000.00 in the margin/leveraged account.
 
Would you rather risk $500 on a trade
with a $50,000.00 position on a stock that suddenly plunged or gapped lower? Or would you rather risk $500 on a Forex trade with only $5,000.00 at risk total
if you were trading the Swiss Franc and it suddenly plunged lower?
 
Keep in mind we are only referring to
sudden, rare, drastic moves in a market that would affect the ability of the market to liquidate your position with your stop order.
 
style="font-size: medium;">Question: What about certain brokers not honoring their clients’ stop orders
during a crash?
 
style="font-size: medium;">Answer: Like any industry, it is important to only do business with reputable brokerages.
Later on the next day after the January 15th plunge, both Oanda and Thinkorswim (two of the
brokers that I recommend in my services) released statements saying that they would honor all of their clients’ stop orders regardless of the loss
incurred by the company. These firms are large enough to absorb the loss of such a drastic move.
 
Several posts from clients in trading
forums verified that they did in fact get their positions liquidated near their stop level, even though there was some slippage
involved.
 
Unfortunately, this was not the case
for all brokers. There were others that lacked the capital to take the other side of their clients’ trades during the plunge, and left their clients
in limbo over the U.S. holiday weekend as to the losses incurred in their accounts, and whether any of the stop orders were going to be
honored.
 
style="font-size: medium;">Question: So what is the benefit of Forex as opposed to
stocks?
 
style="font-size: medium;">Answer: Let’s look at how the Forex markets work during normal market conditions.
Forex markets are open 24 hours a day, five days a week. Additionally, because the Forex markets are so large, the weekend gaps are minimal and often
non-existent.
Compare this to your average stock
that gaps (sometimes significantly) every night between the stock market close in the afternoon and the stock market open the next
morning.
 
Example:
  1. You open a Forex position, and place a stop order that risks $500.00. Later that night
    while you are sleeping, the market runs against you. Since the market is open 24 hours, you will have your stop order liquidated exactly where you wanted, and
    only lose the $500.00 you risked.
  2. You open a stock position at $145.00 per share, and set your stop order at $140.00,
    risking $500.00 based on your position size. Overnight, a large news event (or quarterly report) drastically affects the value of your stock. You wake up to
    find the stock trading at $95.00 per share on the next morning. Guess what? Your stop order is now executed at $95.00 per share, NOT $140.00, causing a huge
    loss far beyond what you had anticipated.
 
Forex offers great benefits to those
who use it responsibly:
  • While less famous than the stock market, Forex is the largest market on the planet with
    an estimate 4 trillion dollars a day traded, compared to 85 billion when you combine all the world’s stock markets
  • Open 24 hours, five day a week – You can place or adjust trades anytime day or
    night
  • Enormous liquidity on both sides of the market – Instant fills on small or
    extremely large position sizes whether you are going long or short in the market
  • Most brokers do not charge commissions – You can open up a very small account,
    and not have it get eaten up by commissions as you would in the stock market
  • Great flexibility on position sizes – Just as an example, you can open a $100
    account and risk $5 per trade, or open a $100,000.00 account and risk $5000 per trade on the same setups
  • No price gaps during the week, and only minimal price gaps over the
    weekend
  • There are NO ‘pattern day-trader’ rules. Regardless of your account
    size, you can open or close as many positions as you want, as often as you want, with no limit.
 
style="font-size: medium;">Question: So what about my own Forex trading during this crash?
 
style="font-size: medium;">Answer: As my subscribers know, I happened to be completely flat during this event, with no
open positions. This is one of the large benefits of trading a strategy that involves quick and precise entries and exits. The odds of having a position open,
in the effected market, on the wrong side, at the exact wrong time during a massive move like this are VERY low when swing-trading my
methods.
 
The reality is that this is not the
first time a massive move like this has occurred, although it is very rare. Many of those complaining about losing money during these events are still
complaining about losing money even during quiet markets because they have yet to learn how to manage risk, manage their emotions, and develop a consistent
strategy.
 
So is Forex any more dangerous than
stocks? Remember that large market events such as the flash crash of 2010 happen in the stock market as well. There are very few people who make any money in
the stock market during their first couple years of trading. In fact, a large number new traders will wipe out their first account within the first six months
regardless of what they trade. Trading is not an easy profession, and often it is people’s own psychology in regard to money that is their biggest
obstacle, not the market itself.
 
Trade responsibly, know and manage
your risk, and when the market has a major event such as the one on January 15th, have the
patience to step aside and wait for conditions to return to normal.
 
If you have any questions about recent
market events or would like to find out more about my Forex service, please feel free to contact me or visit our website
below.
 
Ian
Mitchell
 
 
 
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Good morning Traders,
 
There’s a lot going on in the markets this week, so let’s dig right in.
 
The market is in the process of adjusting to the action by the Swiss Central Bank.  Amazing how these black swan events come out
of the blue.  And it takes markets a while to adjust.  As a money manager, you don’t just dump your entire portfolio on the market. 
It’s a process of building a position.  Here’s how money managers move their money:
 
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The issue on the timing with the market right now is that we’re at an options expiration.  These points in time tend to be
either reversals or acceleration points.  Also we’re seeing a spike in index put buying – so as you approach expiration, it makes sense for firms to
want weakness to get the most benefit - before jumping in and buying this market.  FYI – We issued the following chart back in 2013
with our forecast going all the way into 2015 – it was calling for an ominous move and we’re seeing it play out right now:
 
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We’ve already released our full forecast for 2015 to our clients – if you subscribe today, you’ll get to see our full view for the
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From a technical point of view, things are not so bad yet – this sideways action represents less than a 50% retracement of the
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This view of money flow is very bullish – nothing we’re seeing now is out of the ordinary with this rally.  That being said, if
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Good morning Traders,
 
We’re seeing some crazy action in the markets.  And while our bearish forecast is playing out for the markets, we expect the
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Here is an excerpt from Tuesday’s DSB:
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Good morning Traders,
 
Let’s see how the charts are positioning – as we approach the December 16/17 lows, we’re running on about 1/2
volume.  That suggests to me that we’re going to see a snap back and another push higher – which would flip our forecast.  But
let’s go through our charts first.
 
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The above chart shows how it’s different this time.  The SPY and BONDS are moving together.
 
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And bonds are approaching their highs – which is significant from a reversal perspective.  Do we think bonds are going to go to
the moon and rates lower?  
 
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On the bearish front, the NYSE cumulative volume pattern can’t break this trend.  If bonds sell off and markets
rally, I expect that to change.
Let’s look at 3 options charts: 
 
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And on the equity front:
 
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And while both index and equity options are bearish, one offset is the QQQ:
 
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If you took the QQQ out of the index data, things would look even worse (or bullish on a contrary basis).
 
Looking back to the short term barometer Indicator, and we’re looking at the potential of a snap back rally which, if
it ignites bond selling, can create an uptrend. 
 
What about oil?  With oil trading significantly lower, I see this as a good time to consider basic things like filling your oil
tanks or taking a hedge position for fuel and oil expense over the course of a year.  Sure, oil may go lower and never recover – and it could be
different this time – but it usually never is…  So at some point, we’ll see the dollar reverse, oil reverse, bonds reverse and
that’ll create some great opportunities. 
 
Regards,
 
 
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Good afternoon Traders,
 
And more importantly – are you all set for the New Year?  With the new year, brings new opportunities in the stock
market.  And while we’ve been pretty clear with our forecast for the start of 2015, let’s take a look at a couple indicators that are setting up just
right.
 
But before I do, I want to alert you to one of our traders who’s been doing very well.  Gregory Clay’s
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you. 
 
Before I share Gregory’s article/trade, here’s an indicator that’s playing into our call:
 
Cumulative new highs and new lows
 
The condition above preceded one of the largest, quickest sell offs that we have EVER seen.   I’m not saying it will
happen again, but I am suggesting that we’ll see some weakness.
 
Here’s Gregory’s last HVOT Alert:
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Trade Alert – TRIP Exit Plan12/23/2014 9:17:12 PM
 
Market Summary
 
 
 
Your November
20th High Value Option Trader (HVOT) analyzed a TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP) trade and said
the stock price has moved higher after flashing a technical bullish reversal
sign…
the stock is at the
extremely oversold level where the price is starting to bounce off its 52-week low established last week…downward volume has dissipated and the
momentum indicator is starting to turn bullish.
At this point buying TRIP calls is a
low-risk opportunity to position for a big gain over the next few months.
 
…” TripAdvisor, Inc. stock price
bounced as expected, but the daily chart below indicates the upward move is stuck below a resistance level. The chart is flashing technical bearish reversal
signals; therefore it is best to cash out of this trade for a decent profit and avoid the opportunity for the price to
retrench.
 
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Exit Plan
 
The OPENING TRADE down below was setup and published in the November
20
th High Value Option Trader
(HVOT) where we posted the exit plan for this trade
“…
Near term
resistance for the TRIP is our $82 target where we will look to close out this trade
(sell the call contracts)…” The chart above shows the trade may not achieve the original target
price, therefore tomorrow morning the plan is to enter an order to exit the position as displayed
in the CURRENT PRICE below.
 
Click on the
link below to see the opening trade article
 
 
 
Approx. gain is
$1,100 (Excludes commissions and
fees
)
 
Projected gain
is an approx. 49% ROI in approximately a month
 
Regards,
 
Gregory Clay
Option
Strategist
 
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Back to the stock market, here’s another piece of research we shared this week:
 
NAAIM
 
This shows the underlying investment managers positioning in a cyclical basis to stock markets.  Very interesting.  And
something to consider as we approach the new year with money managers fully invested!
 
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Have a Happy New Year and we look forward to helping you profit from the markets in 2015!
 
Regards,
 
Carl Adams, Publisher
 
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Good morning Traders,

Our 2015 Stock Market Forecast has been published.   It’s calling for a significant move in the markets this year.  For access to the article, visit www.stockbarometer.com and sign up for the daily stock barometer.  A one month trial only costs you $1.

Regards,

www.stockbarometer.com

Good afternoon Traders,
 
Holiday trade is always a little boring.  And writing about it every day is even more boring!  So today we’ll give you
our view on the market from this morning’s Daily Stock Barometer – which has been in publication over 10 years!  Not too bad when you
think of all the newsletters that have come and gone…
 
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Here’s this morning’s Daily Stock Barometer:
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Holiday Trade12/23/2014 8:00:36 AM
 
Good morning Traders,
 
Given the time of year, I don’t expect much movement in price action.  What I do expect is the market to
create some inefficient action – underlying price action are internals and sentiment that could get out of alignment with price action.  This
inefficiency will likely resolve as we enter 2015.  At least that’s what we’ve been calling for in our
forecast…
 
2014 forecast
 
I don’t like showing the above without showing it’s inverted counterpart:
 
forecast
 
When a reversal approaches, we look to these dates for a counter move.  Then we combine them with the signals from
our other cycles (i.e. the 20 week cycle low due 10/1.) 
On other extremes:
 
breadth
 
We monitor two time frames because x% of reversals in the time frames we trade fall into these time frames, which may
differ for every indicator.
On indicator trends:
 
nasdaq cumulative breadth
 
In this view of sentiment, we do see individuals pushing back into the market here.  This normally happens around
tops – though we’re no where near at an extreme.
 
sentiment
 
More on sentiment:
 
sentiment
 
On a cautious note, this indicator is still below zero, which means our crash call is still on through year
end…
 
McLellan Oscillator
 
What could derail our call for a year end top?  If we see weaker action come in before year end.  Or if
bonds start dropping more.  Both could bring fuel and liquidity into the market and push us up to a March or April high.  But the odds of
that are lower at this point.
 
Regards,
 
 
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Regards,
 
Carl Adams, Publisher
 
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