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Indicators vs. Price Data

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I have an announcement to make… I’m happy to report that the never-ending search for that perfect indicator is alive and well. It has never ceased to amaze me how people can take epic journeys towards attaining such mythical tools. They spend countless hours and money in the pursuit of that perfect tool that will […]

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How Long Will It Take to Actually Get Good At Trading?

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“How long will it take for me to become a profitable trader?” Boy, if I had a dime for each time I was asked this question, I would have one large collection of dimes. But I think I’ve done my work well. The majority of people who have sat in on my workshops and listened […]

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Technical Breakdown: LULU

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From yesterday’s edition of the Off the Charts newsletter: There was good news and bad news on LULU tyesterday. The bad news is that the market weakness dragged LULU lower but it held the 100day sma well on the first test. The good news is that the bounce off of the 100day sma was lackluster […]

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Chart Analysis: SPX

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We have mixed markets to start the week. Europe is up a little and Asia had decent strength. The SPX futures are down 1. Last week we put a low in at 2354 right at the 21 day. Now we will see if that was the correction or do we take that out later this […]

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How to Survive a Trading Losing Streak

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Every trader at some point in his career will face one or several “losing streaks”. This is a fact of this business, and whoever tells you this isn’t so has not traded very long or at all. Losing streaks can be produced by the faulty use of a tactic, inefficient analysis of market direction and […]

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Relative Strength in ABBV

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Below is highlight of a trade from the Off the Charts Newsletter: ABBV finally cleared the 200day sma yesterday after struggling underneath it for a couple weeks and the breakout was confirmed today as it had a strong session of steady buying. ABBV actually opened red along with the overall market but quickly reversed to […]

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Why YELP Could hit $40+

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This is a sample trade idea from the Off the Charts Newsletter. Yelp (YELP) ¬†YELP is a new name on watch for a long. YELP was a top performing tech name in 2016, breaking a multi-year downtrend in February/March and rallying consistently over the next several months to finish December up substantially for the year, […]

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Why ABBV Is Set To Test $69

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Below is a snapshot from the Off the Charts Newsletter: Healthcare had another solid session today and while big cap pharma took a break, biotech (IBB +2.89%) came storming back. ABBV spun its wheels most of the day but eventually rallied to finish green and just underneath the 200day sma (62.35). The strong close should […]

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Peak Yoga Pants? Why Lululemon Will Test $60

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Lululemon (LULU) had a rough day yesterday, closing at the low and the bottom of the daily range. Subscribers of the Off the Charts newsletter service have had this on the radar to short since early February. The entry was hit yesterday and is still giving traders a chance to get on board here. A […]

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Take Your Stops or Stop Trading!

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Having trouble adhering to your stops lately? Well, for some traders this is a difficult psychological demon to overcome. One that, if not corrected quickly, will lead to your demise as a trader. Sounds pretty serious, doesn’t it? It is! For those of you who have this nagging problem, you already know the costs. So, […]

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