Archive for October, 2011

Stock Trading Using Fractal Analytics

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Many traders believe that Stock Market prices are strictly random in nature. Although prices appear to be random to the naked eye, they do in fact follow a distinct pattern, known as a trend. The key to trading successfully is being able to identify the trend from the outset. One way is through the use of “Fractal Geometry.” (more…)

Banks Do It Again!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

For the last several weeks, the Occupy Wall Street Protests have been ongoing. Now over 900 cities around the globe are taking par in the movement, from Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. It is no wonder. Today Citicorp was upbeat when it released its quarterly earnings report. This comes on the heels of an upbeat JP Morgan Chase that released positive earnings last week. Bank of America is coming up. How did they do show good profit? Ever hear of a little known accounting rule change in 2010 called DVA, designed just for them? (more…)

How To Improve The Economy Quickly

Monday, October 17th, 2011

For over 35 years, all crude oil transactions world wide have been made with the U.S. Dollar as the underlying currency. When the Dollar value is weak and falls in relation to the Euro and Yen, oil prices rise, causing what is known as Petrodollar Inflation. Want to improve the world economies…get off the US Dollar standard. (more…)

SEC and HFTs. Clearly On The Wrong Track To Fix Layering

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The Securities and Exchange Committee is proposing to build a multi-billion dollar computer system to monitor stock trading real time. The proposed system, called Consolidated Audit Trail, or CAT, is designed to specifically track high frequency trading robot (HFT) trades. The question is…will CAT actually work or will it ignore the real problem. (more…)

Why Does Daytrading Futures Seem Difficult?

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Daytraders world-wide all face the same problems when it comes to daytrading. It doesn’t matter whether they are daytrading stocks, etfs, options or futures. The problem facing all daytraders is simple: compressed time. (more…)

Is Volatility Good For Daytrading?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The month of September, 2011, brought more sell-off and with it, greater volatility. The last week of September closed out the month of trading for the Nasdaq with a loss of 7% and a quarterly loss of 14%. For the Nasdaq, this meant their eighth downtrending week out of the last 10 weeks of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) dropped 6% for the month, and for the the entire quarter, was down 12%. This is the worst quarter since March of 2009. At the end of the quarter, the CBOE Volatility Index closed at 42.96. With so much volatility, does this prohibit daytrading? (more…)

Is Volatility Good For Trading Futures?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The month of September, 2011, brought more sell-off and with it, dramatically more volatility. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) dropped 6% for the month, and for the the entire quarter, was down 12%. This is the worst quarter since March of 2009. At end of the quarter, the CBOE Volatility Index closed at 42.96, very elevated. One day the Market is up 200 points with European debt relief “clearly” at hand. The next day the Market is down 200 points with no European debt resolution possible. With so much volatility, how does this affect trading Futures? (more…)