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Fundamental Indicators for Technical Analysis

Find Giant Buy Side Institutions Investing Technical Analysis is undergoing massive changes as the technologies that support this form of stock analytic continue to expand and become more sophisticated. Charting software is no longer just about price, time, quantity, and symbol. It is no longer merely candlesticks and stock indicators, …

Market Update for Swing and Day Traders

Changes to High Frequency Trading Regulations The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a Test Pilot Program to initiate a study to determine if the High Frequency Trading “Maker-Taker” role is creating predatory and unfair trading practices. This test program was initiated by complaints from the Buy Side Institutions. Although …

Market Corrections and Bear Markets

How to Determine the Difference Using Technical Analysis When interpreting charts to distinguish between Market Corrections and Bear Markets, it is imperative to keep in mind the following: 1. The Market Structure has changed massively in the past decade so consequently the older technical patterns, candlesticks, and trends have changed. …

A New Market Participant Surprise

The Semi-Professional Trader An unexpected new type of trader has emerged, which is creating riptides within the professional community as a New Market Participant surprise. The Professional Traders who comprise three groups consisting of the Proprietary Desk Traders for Sell Side Institutions, Floor Traders for Buy Side Institutions, and Independent …

Tax Savings Doing “Trading as a Business”

List of Possible Common Write Off Expenses Many Independent Investors and Retail Traders do not know that years ago the IRS established a ruling for the retail side of the market, whereby they could have the same tax benefits as a Professional Trader. The ruling was done because the IRS …

The Fed’s Interest Rates Conundrum Part 2

How Low Interest Rates have Created a Hidden Inflationary Economy This is Part 2 of a series of articles regarding the Federal Reserve Board’s recent statement, that they do not understand why inflation remains below 2% as they proclaim a robust economy. The primary method the Feds use in their …

The Fed Monetary Policy Giant Blunder Part 1

Feds Miss the Mark on Why Inflation Remains Too Low for Economic Prosperity The Federal Reserve Bank remarked this week that they had no idea why Inflation remains below their target of 2%.  They are baffled that their maintenance of lower interest rates and their current monetary policy is not …