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Is the Market Headed for the Slaughter House?

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“And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.” Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Slaughterhouse Five On August 17, […]

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The Fed’s Grand Experiment Is Ending. What Does That Mean for Stocks?

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“Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again…”  -High Hopes, The Division Bell, Pink Floyd “Timing the sale is more difficult than timing the purchase because stocks reach their bear market lows simultaneously, but their bull market highs are attained independently. Following the stock averages and selling when the primary trend turns down is often unsatisfactory […]

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Jeff Cooper: Not All Breakouts Are Created Equal

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“A man forewarned is worth two.” -French proverb On September 12, the SPX set a new high above its August Key Reversal High. Two weeks later it remains to be seen whether the breakout is the real deal or a Bull Trap. The week before last, we noted the record historic 3 consecutive narrow range days. The […]

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2017: The Year of Zero Panic… for Now

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  -Soren Kierkegaard The Fed said they would continue to tighten and was perceived as more hawkish and the market fell for a half hour before the Fed likely stepped in to support the market while Yellen was speaking. Today or tomorrow, we should […]

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Secrets of Successful Speculation: Riding the FMSA Rocket

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“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” -Bruce Lee “Men who can be right and sit tight are uncommon.” -Jesse Livermore One of the hardest things for a trader is selectivity. There are lots of setups to choose from […]

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The Gold Train Is Leaving the Station. Are You on Board?

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“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”  -Andy Grove “Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.”  -Vladimir Nabokov. “The word cosmic is in danger of losing its s.”  -Vladimir Nabokov The phase ‘suspension of disbelief’ is a literary term of […]

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Is Gold on the Verge of Glory?

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Editor’s Note: Click here to get Jeff’s 181-page trading case study It’s remarkable how many articles I saw late Monday that said North Korea’s firing of a missile over Japan was the culprit for gold’s explosion over the key 1300 level. If you were at your turret, you know that gold and the miners were […]

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SPX 2400: Do or Die

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Sometimes you have to put your finger over noise on a chart to get the real story. Just for fun, let’s assume the SPX didn’t leave a failed breakout attempt on August 8 on a false spike above the July 27 high. Doing so puts into focus a bearish pattern of 3 lower highs. Fast declines often […]

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Jeff Cooper: Is Gold About to Shine?

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“There are about three hundred economists in the world who are against gold, and they think that gold is a barbarous relic — and they may be right. Unfortunately, there are three billion inhabitants of the world who believe in gold. ”  -Janos Fekete “The record of fiat currencies through history, 100%, is eventual failure. […]

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Jeff Cooper: This Time It’s Different

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While some were saying that Tuesday’s reversal was just another one day reversal like June 9 and July 27, Daily Market Report readers knew differently. We knew that the Jackknife from the false move above the key 2482 level was the straw that broke the camel’s back. While midday Thursday, some were saying to buy at […]

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