March Time Symmetry

Kevin Haggerty

In the previous market commentary, I mentioned that the SPX had consolidated at the 100DEMA 1771 zone for five days in the last week of Jan, but obviously took that zone out with the double bottom low at 1737.92 on 2/5/14. I also said that “There is some significant time symmetry in the first week [Read More]

Top 5 Winners from S&P 500 Low-Volatility Growth Portfolio

The following trades are the 5 biggest winners in the S&P 500 Low-Volatility Growth Portfolio from February 1, 2014 to February 28, 2014. Symbol Entry Price Exit Date Current/Exit Price % Gain ORLY $130.98 02/07/2014 $147.88 12.90% TDC $41.12 02/24/2014 $45.72 11.19% BMY $48.36 02/12/2014 $52.84 9.26% COL $75.56 02/24/2014 $82.47 9.15% CERN $56.30 Open [Read More]

Trade What is, Not What Should Be

Kevin Haggerty

The SPX was -3.6% in January and has now declined -6.1% so far from the [1/15] 1851 high to the 1737.92 low last week [2/5]. The index had consolidated at the 100DEMA 1771 zone for five days in the last week of January, but obviously took that zone out last week with a double bottom [Read More]

Trade the Core Price Action

Kevin Haggerty

The SPX resolved its ST/OB condition by making a 1768 low at the 50DEMA on 12/18/13, and then advancing +4.6% to a new bull cycle high of 1849.44 on 12/31/13 to close +30% [29.6] on the year at 1848.36. Congrats to the Fed, or should it be said the master of the Ponzi Scheme. The [Read More]

Our 5 Most Popular Research Newsletter Articles of 2013

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In 2013, TradingMarkets provided a variety of articles on a variety of topics for our Research Newsletter subscribers … here are our 5 most popular: Learning From The First Pullback Strategy: The basic goal of the First Pullback strategy is to find a very strong stock that’s showing its first sign of weakness, and then [Read More]

TradingMarkets 5 Best Trading Series of 2013

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In 2013, we provided a variety of education on a variety of topics for our Research Newsletter subscribers … here are our top 5 Connors Research Education Series: How to Build a Trading Strategy – 6 Part Series: Join Senior Researcher Matt Radtke for an article series designed to teach you a systematic, step-by-step process [Read More]

10 Considerations When Selecting an Online Broker

Matt Radtke

Whether you’re opening a new trading account or are just curious about what other brokers may provide, it’s always a good idea to take these core considerations into account when selecting an online broker.

Symmetry Key in All Time Periods

Kevin Haggerty

The SPX was +2.8% for Nov and is +26.6% YTD as it closed +1.1% Fri to 1805.09 on the “funny money” NFP report, which was similar to the ridiculous NFP report etc before the election which the BLS fabricated for Obama. The index finished -.04% last week after 8 straight positive up weeks, and remains [Read More]

New Research on Trading Stocks and Options with Moving Averages from Connors Research

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In 2004, when Larry Connors & Connors Research published How Markets Really Work, they started with the proposition to always look at the data in order to develop unique insights into price behavior rather than blindly follow widely accepted “truths”. It is with that same discipline that they undertook their most recent investigation into the [Read More]

Do You Trade With Moving Averages?

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Recently, we completed research that shows moving averages can be used as part of a strategy to find short-term, mean reversion trading opportunities. This may be surprising to some traders because it might seem odd to use a trend-following indicator like MAs in a short-term, mean reversion strategy. This research was just published in our [Read More]

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