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Posted by John D. on March 02, 2020

Volatility Means Opportunity

What is Volatility

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines volatility as “a tendency to change quickly and unpredictably.” If you take a peek at Investopedia, they take the definition a step...

Posted by John D. on February 24, 2020

Don’t Panic...Yet

A Month Of Gains In The Blink Of An Eye

After weeks of tiptoeing around the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak, the markets have finally decided to start taking it seriously.

Panic selling is...

Posted by John D. 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 Jack P. on February 05, 2020

The Iowa Caucuses Sure Went Well

There’s an irresistible charm to watching thousands of Midwesterners join their neighbors in a high school gymnasium and actively participate in Democracy. It also turns out to be a pretty moronic...

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 04, 2020

Seeing is Believing

Being able to recognize market conditions, and knowing what factors influence those conditions, goes a long way to optimizing your bottom line in the trading world. It’s a skill that doesn’t come...

Posted by John D. 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 D. 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 D. 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...

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 09, 2020

More Highs Please!

Got another one this morning! After the 8:30 CT bell, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures both notched another high print on their belts. Dow futures came close, falling shy by just a few ticks, and...

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 06, 2020

Resilience Is a Thing

After sustaining early losses before markets in Asia closed early Monday morning, stocks in the U.S. and Europe slowly began to recover, with the biggest boost coming right on the 8:30 CT opening...