Category Archives for "Markets"

Aug 15

The Next AMZN, AAPL, Etc.

Markets

Now, historically I have did a minimal of actual stock investing. However, I have decided that I should have some investments separate from my trading work as an additional way to win. I wanted to look at what some of the biggest gaining names had in common, and how one might have identified and captured […]

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Aug 12

Longer-Term Market Outlook

Markets

I wanted to identify a few themes I am weighting on the longer term. My basic thesis is that the market will remain bullish until uncertainty around the 2020 election causes a profit taking opportunity. I have not looked at this quantitatively: however, I think the top is likely to be around September 2020. This […]

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May 13

Micro E-Mini Game Changer

Markets

The Micro E-mini futures are a real game changer. Because of the e-micro futures, I am working to rapidly automate many of the dozens of strategies I have developed over the years but never deployed. I have deployed some of these strategies, already. One question I have asked myself is why haven’t I had more […]

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May 11

Better Tactics

Markets

Wikipedia defines tactics as, a conceptual action aiming at the achievement of a goal. This action can be implemented as one or more specific tasks. And on strategy vs tactics: Strategy is a set of choices used to achieve an overall objective whereas tactics are the specific actions used when applying those strategic choices The S&P […]

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Mar 22

On the speculative radar

Markets

I wanted to share some of my speculative and thematic trade ideas. Current market themes are dissipating China trade fears, increasing concern over recession, and decreasing concern over rate hikes. The dramatic rally in the equities led to many traders getting or feeling locked out of participating– so any dips will likely be aggressively bought […]

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Mar 20

On the speculative radar

Markets

I wanted to share some of my speculative and thematic trade ideas. These should not be viewed as recommendations. DIS (Disney): Bullish. This stock has moved down fairly dramatically from previous trading range. It looks like the catalyst was acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Depending on how it opens, my idea would be to sell […]

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Mar 19

The Small Exchange

Markets

While the intentions were understandable, the “Pattern Day Trading” rule that applies to stocks and options has limited the ability for small traders to effectively day trade and potentially created a lot of harm, as a result. This one rule has pushed traders into questionable and disadvantaged prop firm arrangements (of course, if one finds […]

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Mar 18

Filtering for Success

Markets , System Trading

There are many futures markets that one can trade. The question worth asking is which markets are offering the best opportunity and thus most worth focusing on? One measure that may be of use that is widely used in the options world is IV Rank and the associated IV Percentile. Sage Anderson, over at TastyTrade, […]

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