Category Archives: Markets

FOREX, Stocks, Bonds, Options, etc.

Oil, Ideology, and World War III

Greetings all! You may have heard something over the past few weeks about a little drop in the price of oil or some such thing. I’m pretty sure a couple of the financial news outlets mentioned it…about eighty times an … Continue reading

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Economics and FA – a Recap

It’s a sad yet not so puzzling fact that many traders, retail currency traders in particular, rely purely on technical analysis, believing that fundamental analysis has little to offer. At the end of this post, I’ll talk about why it’s … Continue reading

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Carry Trade Tweak

Greetings all! Just a quick addendum to the details of the carry trade strategy I laid out in the previous post. In that post I said that I always put buy orders below the current price and sell orders above. … Continue reading

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Silliness at the Fed?

A few days ago, I wrote about how it’s important to take the messy real world into consideration when conducting fundamental analysis of the markets. I’m talking about the world beyond the charts, trend lines, economic statistics, financial news releases … Continue reading

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Oil and China and Feds, Oh My!

Greetings all! Since I’ve long been an advocate of the often maligned approach of fundamental analysis, I thought I’d use the recent market volatility to illustrate at least part of my outlook on the subject. One of the difficulties traders often … Continue reading

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Sliding Oil Prices – Good or Bad?

Greetings all! I was tuned into Larry Kudlow’s radio show on Saturday night, and of course he and his guests got around to the topic of why the current stock market selloff is happening. One of the culprits that pundits … Continue reading

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An Interesting Intraday Price Pattern

Greetings! I said that I wasn’t going to do much updating until my financial crisis is over, but I have a bit of free time today so…what the heck. Anyway, a few weeks ago I ran across a research paper … Continue reading

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Finding a Forex Trading Edge in 3 Steps

Greetings all! This is the text of an article I wrote last week. It’s the first of a planned series.   Finding a Trading Edge in 3 Steps In his excellent “Market Wizards” book series, Jack Schwager said, “There are … Continue reading

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FOREX is not as trendy as some think

Prices can be driven by either contrarian or momentum considerations. At any given time scale, traders are either expecting a reversion to the mean or the continuation of a trend. Bargain hunting, value investing, and profit taking are all examples … Continue reading

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Yay for India! Turkey’s Erdogan not so much…

Hello! It’s rant time! My carry trade account holds positions in Indian Rupees, Turkish Lira, and South African Rand at the moment, so I tend to keep an eye out for developments in those countries. Over the past week we’ve … Continue reading

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