Blog Profile / Afraid to Trade


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Archived Since:February 23, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Fibonacci Key Pivot Level Planning Chart for Netflix NFLX

If you’re trading Netflix (NFLX) as a swing or intraday trader, be sure to reference this short-term Fibonacci Retracement Level grid for the stock. Here’s the Daily Chart with key Fibonacci Levels highlighted: Our quick retracement grid above shows the 2015 to present price action and three Fibonacci Retracement grids drawn from swing lows to the August [...]

New “Understanding Options” eBook for You

If you’re new to Options, or just want a concise refresher on the basic strategies and concepts, check out John Carter’s new ebook “Understanding Options.” As a new trader, I took advantage of simple option strategies to trade high-priced stocks for my then small-size account. Later, I was able to incorporate more advanced strategies as my experience [...]

Nov 16 Bizarro World Market Update and Weird Stock Scan

With horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and beyond, and news of Japan officially slipping into recession, naturally stocks would be bullish and rise in a powerful trend day higher. Of course they would!  How logical!  How simple!  Get rich by doing the opposite of what you think should happen. In our bizarro world, that’s exactly what happened [...]

A Buy Pivot for Alphabet Google GOOGL

Newly crowned Alphabet (formerly “Google” GOOGL) is setting up a buy signal on the Daily Chart. Let’s highlight this pivot and plan the next swing away from this key daily price level. Cutting straight to the chase, price gapped higher in mid-October and retraced to our current key level. Focus your attention – and potential trades – on [...]

Nov 13 Big Retracement Market Update and Stock Scan

The steep sell swing continued in the S&P 500 as price moved toward the 2,025 target. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope you’ll join and benefit. Thursday’s breakdown under the 2,075 support level [...]

Nov 11 Veterans Day Update and Stock Scan

Happy Veteran’s Day! The S&P 500 is currently trading within a well-defined short-term range to mark the holiday. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index and note the big trending stocks today: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope you’ll join and benefit. Price continued the retracement higher and [...]

The 5 Dow Stocks Charging to New 52 Week Highs

Of the 30 stocks in the popular Dow Jones Industrial Index, five strong companies are breaking to new 52-week highs (and in some cases, all time price highs). Let’s shine a spotlight on these strong companies and note opportunities in these stocks. General Electric (GE): GE continues an uptrend though 2014 was a stagnant, flat (range-bound) year. PRice broke [...]

Amazon AMZN Extends Uptrend Update

Wow!  Amazon.com (AMZN) has been one of the top performing stocks of 2015 as the stock continues to get stronger. Let’s update our charts and note the new price levels on which to focus for short-term traders: First, take a look at the prior update: “Targets and Opportunities for Surging Stock Amazon AMZN.” In that post, I detailed [...]

Nov 9 Sell Swing Market Update and Trending Stock Scan

Price extended the sell-swing (retracement) today as the reality sets in that the Fed is more likely than not to raise interest rates at their December meeting. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index (seen here as the @ES futures): In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope [...]

Nov 6 Jobs Report Friday Update and Stock Scan

With a stronger than expected Jobs Report this morning, it increases the probability the Fed will raise rates in December. That’s boosting the Dollar, initially sending stocks lower, collapsing Treasuries, and also weakening commodities. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope [...]

Another Sell Swing Market Update and Our Stock Scan Nov 5

Wow stock prices can decline for a second day in a row during this short-squeezed rally! Let’s continue our market update with a plot of the key target levels and our algorithmic stock scan of the day. Here are our new levels for the S&P 500 Index: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily [...]

Nov 4 Finally a Retracement Market Update and Stock Scan

Part of me can’t believe that the stock market can actually decline!  Unprecedented!  How can that happen?! Sarcasm aside, stocks logically retraced lower away from 2,115 toward the key 2,100 pivot level today. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope you’ll [...]

US Still the Strongest of a Downtrending Global ETF Bunch

When comparing the relative strength of the US Stock Market against a basket of overseas (global) ETFs, the SPY (S&P 500) is the strongest market. Let’s compare the SPY with 8 other global ETFs to get a quick sense of relative strength and weakness. The chart above uses a custom TradeStation Color-Bar indicator to highlight trends and [...]

Nov 3 Short Squeeze Continues and Trending Stock Scan

The buyers collectively were successful in extending the short-squeeze manipulation of the stock market higher, resulting in the logical bullish price action (via stop-losses of the bears) as the S&P 500 crested above the key 2,100 level. Today’s session extends the short-squeezed Trend Day of yesterday. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index: In-depth analysis is [...]

Gold GLD Goes Down Again – Charting the New Key Levels

With Gold resuming its primary downtrend, a sell-swing provided a great short-selling opportunity. However, Gold (and GLD) successfully achieved a key short-term support target. Let’s update our Daily Gold (GLD) Charts and pinpoint this...Show More Summary

Has Chipotle CMG Become Too Risky to Trade? How to View Volatility

I’ve been asking myself “Is Chipotle (CMG) no longer a valid trading candidate because of higher random volatility and overnight gaps?” Let’s answer this question with facts and data – and learn a lesson in how to chart volatility and determine your comfort level. Here’s the current Daily Chart with Intraday Range plotted: What we’re measuring here is [...]

November 2 Bullish Breakout Daily Update and Stock Scan

How are you liking our Bull Market?  Like it, love it, hate it, or despise it, it continues without pause. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope you’ll join and benefit. We’ve been playing toward the official 2,100 target and here [...]

Halloween Market Update and Stock Scan of the Day

Happy Halloween!  The market spooked both the bulls with an end-of-day reversal (and close at the lows) but not before haunting the short-sellers (bears) with a new swing high.  Very scary! Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope you’ll join [...]

Oct 29 Choppy Range at the Highs Update and Stock Scan

Following a post-Federal Reserve rally, stocks consolidated at the highs during today’s session. Let’s update our levels for the S&P 500 Index: In-depth analysis is always provided to members of the Premium Daily Reports – I hope you’ll join and benefit. With the Fed not raising rates as was overwhelmingly expected, stocks fell then stabbed higher toward 2,090. Today’s [...]

My Article in the new Trader’s Guide to Growth and Income

Howdy traders! I was honored to be asked to contribute a chapter to the new eBook from TradingPub entitled: “The Trader’s Guide to Growth and Income.” This new eBook gives you 5 new ways to grow your account and increase your trading income, faster. Tap here to get your copy now! (It’s free) I contributed a chapter to this brand [...]

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