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Stock Exchange: These Styles Will Come Back

October 8, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advise from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: ETFs Kill Fundamentals, Technicals Matter

Our previous Stock Exchange teased the idea that ETFs Kill Fundamentals, and Technicals Matter. We noted that a growing percentage of investment assets are managed according to passive ETF strategies, and suggested this dynamic emphasizes the importance of technical analysis. We asked readers for their

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Stock Exchange: ETFs Kill Fundamentals, Technicals Matter

October 1, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advise from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: How Big Will The Next Market Pullback Be?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: How Big Will the Next Market Pullback Be? We noted that many traders wait patiently for the next market sell off because it creates an opportunity to “buy low.” However, how low is low enough? How far does the market have to fall before it officially

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Stock Exchange: How Big Will The Next Market Pullback Be?

September 24, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advise from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: How Tight Is Your Risk Budget?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: How Tight Is Your Risk Budget? We noted that taking on too much risk can be a fatal mistake for traders, but do you even know how much risk you’re taking? Whether it be through trailing stop orders, sector and style diversification, or cash levels, there are many

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Stock Exchange: How Tight Is Your Risk Budget? (Veeva Edition)

September 17, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advise from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Still Letting Your Winners Run?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Are You Still Letting Your Winners Run? We noted that you can’t lose money taking profits in a position, however, you can still underperform the market. We also noted that when fundamental analysis is not enough, technical analysis and quantitative factors can help

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Stock Exchange: Still Letting Your Winners Run? (Zoetis Edition)

September 10, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,Feature advice from top traders and writers, andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are You Growing Your Trading Knowledge Base?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Is Volatility Your Friend or Foe? We noted that many investors view market volatility as the enemy, but others view it as an opportunity. For example, on one hand, if you’re counting on your nest egg to provide you a secure retirement, it does not feel

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Stock Exchange: Is Volatility Your Friend Or Foe?

September 4, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,Feature advice from top traders and writers, andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are You Growing Your Trading Knowledge Base?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Are You Growing Your Trading Knowledge Base? We noted that Kaizen is a Japanese word often used in business meaning “continuous improvement.” And we asked whether you are continuously improving your own trades, or at least looking for ways to

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Stock Exchange: Are You Growing Your Trading Knowledge Base?

August 27, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,Feature advice from top traders and writers, andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are You Paying Attention to Market Conditions?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Are You Paying Attention to Market Conditions? We noted that, on one hand, tuning out market noise is one of the best things investors and traders can do. However, that doesn’t mean tuning out everything. Market conditions obviously do change, and

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Stock Exchange: Are You Paying Attention To Market Conditions?

August 20, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advice from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Beginning Or End Of The Sell Off?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked if the current market decline was the beginning or end of the sell off? We noted that news headlines continue to be dominated by the fed’s monetary policy decisions and the US-China “trade war.” But a big question remains as to whether it is the beginning or end of the sell

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Stock Exchange: The Beginning Or End Of The Sell Off?

August 13, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advise from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Fear-Induced Trading Mistakes

Our previous Stock Exchange discussed Fear-Induced Trading Mistakes. We noted the market had hit a patch of volatility, and asked whether it was an opportunity to “buy the dip” or if it was the start of a momentum shift and an extended market decline? We also noted that the media’s intense focus on the US/China

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Stock Exchange: Fear Induced Trading Mistakes

August 6, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advise from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Your Pre-Trade Checklist

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question, What’s On Your Pre-Trade Risk Checklist? For example, is there an upcoming dividend or earnings announcement that will impact your trade? Are there economic news items to be released or a Fed interest rate decision? Ignoring your pre-trade checklist is usually a bad idea.

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Stock Exchange: What’s On Your Pre-Trade Risk Checklist?

July 30, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders,highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas,feature advise from top traders and writers, andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Models Gone Wild

Our previous Stock Exchange reviewed the dangers of Models Gone Wild. We reviewed some of the risks of allowing trading models to do their thing without human supervision. We also discussed a few ways NOT to build a trading model.

This Week: Pre-Trade Risk Checklist

Do you have a checklist you run through before you place

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Stock Exchange: Models Gone Wild

July 23, 2019

Our regular participants share trading ideas, reflecting their contrasting styles and time horizons.

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders;Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;Feature advice from top traders and writers; andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are You Guilty of Risk Creep?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked: Are You Guilty of Risk Creep? We noted the market had been performing very well this year, and that’s when many investors forget that things can turn ugly quickly. No one can

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Stock Exchange: Are You Guilty Of Risk Creep?

July 11, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders;Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;Feature advice from top traders and writers; andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Climbing The Wall of Worry

Our previous Stock Exchange was about how the market continues to be Climbing The Wall Of Worry. We noted that despite a non-stop flow fear mongering from the media, the market continues to climb the wall of worry. For example, we just hit fresh all time highs in the S&P 500, and we just completed the best first half

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Stock Exchange: Climbing The Wall Of Worry

July 4, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders;Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;Feature advice from top traders and writers; andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are You Missing The Big Picture?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Are You Missing The Big Picture? We noted that with trading, it’s easy to get lost in the minutiae. Specifically, traders often get so caught up in the details of the day-to-day that they lose sight of the big picture.

This Week: Climbing The Wall Of Worry

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Stock Exchange: Are You Missing The Big Picture?

June 27, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders;Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;Feature advice from top traders and writers; andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Brilliant Trading Or Is The Market Just Up?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Brilliant Trading, or is the Market Just Up? We noted that it’s easy to feel smart when the overall market is up. But just because your account balance is getting fatter, does that mean you are a brilliant trader, or is there something else going on?

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Stock Exchange: Brilliant Trading Or Is The Market Just Up?

June 20, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

Discuss an important issue for traders;Highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;Feature advice from top traders and writers; andProvide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Do You Evaluate Your Trading Mistakes?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Do You Evaluate Your Trading Mistakes? We reminded traders that it is important to evaluate your past trading mistakes, and to do so objectively. Specifically, leave your emotions and excuses at the door. Rather, try to learn from your mistakes, and

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Stock Exchange: Do You Evaluate Your Trading Mistakes?

June 13, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Lemons, Lemonade or Rip Van Winkle?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked how do you react to market fear an volatility? Do you try to identify good volatility-driven trades, or are you a long-term investor that simply sleeps through short-term volatility and noise? 

This Week: Do You Evaluate Your Trading Mistakes?

No one is batting 1000

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Stock Exchange: Lemons, Lemonade Or Rip Van Winkle?

June 6, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Technical Warning, Lookout Below?

Our previous Stock Exchange noted that Technicals Could Be Warning, Lookout Below. And the market has experienced a significant volatility increase since then–first a sharp market sell-off followed by some gains so far this week. A look at least week’s Stock Exchange show some of the indicators we were (and

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Stock Exchange: Technical Warning, Lookout Below?

May 30, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Have You Thrown In The Towel at Exactly the Wrong Time?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked if you’ve ever thrown in the towel at exactly the wrong time? Even though most traders and investors know better, they still often chase returns and buy at the top, and also bail and sell at exactly the wrong time too. We also got into more detail on the

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Stock Exchange: Throwing In The Towel At Exactly The Wrong Time?

May 23, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Do You Trade News Cycles or Market Cycles?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked if you Trade the News Cycle or the Market Cycle? We described how the media pundits conveniently create news stories that perfectly fit the moves in the market, but asked if these news cycle are tradable or even accurate.

This Week: Have You Thrown In The Towel at

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Stock Exchange: Do You Trade News Cycles Or Market Cycles?

May 9, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: The Market “Ain’t What It Used To Be

Our previous Stock Exchange noted that The Market “Ain’t” What It Used To Be. We noted that secular market trends and technical trading conditions are always changing. And rather than getting stuck in the past, it’s important to pay attention to what the market is telling you.

This Week: Do You Trade

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Stock Exchange: The Future “Ain’t” What It Used To Be

May 2, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week, we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Do You Make Up False Market Narratives?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Do You Make Up False Market Narratives? More specifically, we asked if you are able to drown out the noise of media-driven false narratives when you place your trades? And in the absence of dominant market narratives, are you making up your own and

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Stock Exchange: Do You Make Up False Market Narratives?

April 25, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: What Is Your Trading Timeframe?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: What Is Your Trading Timeframe? We noted that that we’re increasingly bombarded with market information, but if the information is geared towards a time horizon different than your trading thesis, it can be irrelevant and a source for error. This week, we take that

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Stock Exchange: What Is Your Trading Timeframe Now?

April 18, 2019

We’re increasingly bombarded with market information, but if the information is geared towards a time horizon different than your trading thesis, it can be irrelevant, or worse–a source for error.

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Is It Time to Lever Up on Momentum?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Is It Time To Lever Up On Market Momentum? We noted the

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Stock Exchange: Is It Time To Lever Up On Market Momentum?

April 11, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: You Risk How Much Per Trade?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question how much do you risk per trade? We noted that risk management is an important part of any trading program, and that concentration can lead to great success, but also great disasters. We shared some suggestions on sizing and concluded with the importance of knowing your

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Stock Exchange: You Risk How Much Per Trade?

April 4, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are Interest Rates Impacting Your Trades?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked: Are Interest Rates Impacting Your Trades? We noted that over the last few months, the Fed has shifted from anticipating multiple interest rate hikes in 2019, to the possibility for zero increases but instead a possible rate cut. And that there are varying opinions on

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Stock Exchange: Are Interest Rates Impacting Your Trades?

March 28, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are You Trading On Psychological Tilt?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked: Are you trading on psychological tilt? We noted that following the harsh Q4 sell-off, many traders have been trading on tilt so far this year. More specifically, they’ve been allowing their psychological disposition to override their objective trade setups and decisions.

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Stock Exchange: Are You Trading On Psychological Tilt?

March 21, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Is The Market’s Momentum Back?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked: Is The Market’s Momentum Back? We described momentum trading as strategy whereby traders buy or sell according to recent price trends. And following the harsh Q4 sell-off, we noted the market continues to trend higher this year.

This Week: Are You Trading On Psychological

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Stock Exchange: Is The Market’s Momentum Back?

March 14, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Who Moved My Cheese?

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: Who Moved My Cheese? It was a reference to a popular business fable from 1998, and we discussed the importance of understanding that the market is dynamic and trading strategies should be too. Building on last week’s topic, we get a little more specific this week in discussing

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Stock Exchange: Who Moved My Cheese?

March 7, 2019

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

discuss an important issue for traders;highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;feature advice from top traders and writers; andprovide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Near-Term Momentum Versus Long-Term Fundamentals

Our previous Stock Exchange asked the question: How do long-term fundamentals impact your near-term trading thesis? As an example, we compared the near-term technical strength of monthly dividend REIT, Realty Income (O) to its long-term fundamental valuation. When they’re aligned, that’s one

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