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Chart Attack: SPX, QQQ, AAPL

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The SPX futures were down pre-open as Europe is down but off the lows. Overall, the divergences continue. Yesterday, the SPX tried to clear the 2441 level and got rejected. The bear cannot growl to loud if the 21 day continue to hold near 2429. A hard break and close below however, could change the […]

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The Fed Says One Thing. The Dollar Says Another.

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Over the last couple of weeks, I have detailed the action in the US dollar in what’s been an unusually news-heavy period. On Wednesday, the Fed decided to raise interest rates, which was not a surprise. They were also perceived as having a more hawkish stance, which is theoretically bullish for bank stocks, Treasury yields, […]

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Why The Dollar Is Still a Dog

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Last week, I posted a video that detailed the recent action in the dollar and where the charts said we were headed. This morning the Jobs report was released and disappointed. As a result, the dollar has weakened, in line with my prior analysis. Let’s take a look at where things are at and what, […]

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What Is the US Dollar Saying About the Fed?

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Earlier in the week, I argued that the dollar was set to decline, with the Powershares Dollar Index ETF (UUP) heading towards $24.75 – $24.50. But with the Fed Minutes out of the way, let’s take a fresh look at where the dollar can go. Most traders considered the Fed’s message to be dovish overall, but […]

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Dynamic vs. Static Risk Management for Swing Trading

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Are you one of the many swing traders that takes the same level of risk notwithstanding the market conditions? Do you always trade “a thousand” shares just because that’s an easy number to remember? I will discuss some finer points that might help you to become better at managing risk. First and foremost, the T3 Trained […]

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You Just Lost $5,000 Trading. What Do You Do Next?

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On Wednesday, the SPX fell 1.8% — the biggest 1-day drop since September 2016. Some traders took advantage of the explosion in volatility. Others were dead frozen, like a deer in the headlights. That ‘freezing up’ usually means big losses. So how can you recover after a losing day? What do you do when you’re […]

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Kurt Capra: Where the US Dollar Is Going

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I have been getting questions about the recent movement in the dollar and where it can go from here. So, instead of answering individually, I figured to just share it with everyone. First, let’s talk about where the dollar has come from and the action that took place. Going back to the beginning of the […]

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5 Ways to Beat the Low Volatility Blues

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Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change -Stephen Hawking This market is just NOT moving. Volatility is near all-time lows My colleague Michael Comeau just talked about just how far volatility has fallen since President Trump’s victory. As part of his research, he came across a bizarre data point: Since 1950, the S&P 500 […]

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5 Forex Trading Mistakes Beginners Have to Stop Making

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So, you’re interested in forex? You’re certainly not alone. The $5 trillion/day forex market has advantages you can’t find in any other market, including superior liquidity, maximum scheduling flexibility, and incredibly low trading costs. But before you dive in and make a $100,000 bet on EURUSD, let’s review 5 common mistakes that forex beginners make: […]

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Forex Mailbag: When 3 Cents Actually Means $3,000

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Dear Kurt, I read your article about AUDUSD going from 0.75 to 0.72. I don’t get it. What’s the big deal about 3 cents? -Pete G. Pete, Thank you for taking the time to read the post and write in. It is a great question. Trust me — there’s more to this trade than a […]

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