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John Doherty

John is a Chicago native and 15 year veteran of the trading industry. He spent his formative years on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade before heading "upstairs" to tackle screen trading. John provides daily market commentary and trending news to the Topstep Trader blog, and is a contributor to the Market Forecast morning broadcast.

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Posted by John Doherty on February 10, 2020

China Is In Real Bad Shape

The global economic effects of the Coronavirus outbreak in China have already begun to surface. The fallout goes much deeper than the death toll, which recently broke through 900, and digs into...

Posted by John Doherty on February 03, 2020

Health Scares Fuel Panic Selling

If you want to talk efficiency; China built a 645,000 square foot hospital in less than 10 days. The 1,000 bed facility specifically built to house Coronavirus patients opened its doors Monday....

Posted by John Doherty on January 30, 2020

Brexit Day Has Arrived

What does that mean? It means the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union.

The origins of the European Union (EU) date back to the end of World War II, when Western European countries were...

Posted by John Doherty on January 27, 2020

Stocks Slip on Global Health Worries

 

Up until this past Friday (January 24), the S&P 500 futures had not posted a negative settlement of more than 1% since December 2, 2019 (38 trading days). And before that, the next most recent...

Posted by John Doherty on January 20, 2020

Trump Impeachment Takes Center Stage - Quick Reference Trial Calendar

Kicking off the week with the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday may leave some trader’s feeling a bit lethargic. There’s been a lot of time off so far this year. Three weeks into 2020 and there have...

Posted by John Doherty on January 16, 2020

Bittersweet New Highs

The Failed Top Trade

Earlier this week I posted a blog article laying out guidelines and best practices for picking tops. As it turns out, this has been a textbook week to put them into practice…

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Posted by John Doherty on January 13, 2020

Are You Trying To Pick Tops?

I went out on a limb during Monday morning’s Market Forecast video by saying that the January Break started with the poor jobs report Friday. It was my first contribution to the daily video, and...

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