Volatility Inversion Watch

Volatility Inversion Watch The markets start the year with a bang. The FANG stocks that kept the markets a float in 2015 led the way lower today. I also want you to watch the financials very closely. The financials are the second largest market cap to the S&P. All the hallmark signs of volatility is…

Market Divergence Lead to Volatility?

Market Divergences Lead to Volatility? The markets ended 2015 essentially flat. Will we see more volatility in 2016? That's what I will discuss in this video. The story is market divergences. We will use comparison chart to compare all these indexes and analyze the divergences in the market. Large divergences have always ended in wild…

How to Execute Trades

How to Execute Trades How to execute trades and save money on your fills. This video will give you some tips on how to enter and exit an order. Retail traders have preferential treatment when it comes to orders. So play with the orders and see what you can get as your best fill. If…

Bargain Hunting for Stocks

Bargain Hunting for Stocks Found a beating up stock you wanna buy? Don't catch a falling knife. Here some different ideas about what you can do to bottom fish stocks.

Trade Liquid Markets

Trade Liquid Markets Mathematically speaking it is impossible to make money in a market with wide bid and ask prices. If there is a low liquid product and the bid and ask is wide you're losing as soon as you enter the trade. Don't pay to play. You wanna be the house.

Contrarian Scan in thinkorswim

Contrarian thinkorswim Scan First let's talk about what to expect in the final trading week of 2015. Typically at this time of the year there is a mix of tax loss selling and window dressing. Tax loss selling is when investors sell their beaten down stocks for the year in order to take their tax…

End of Year Selling Stocks

End of Year Selling Stocks Will the S&P finish above or below the zero line at the end of the year? There are several factors that will impact the markets in the final trading sessions of the year. They include tax loss selling, index re-balancing, quarter and year end window dressing. Let's take a look…

Why Sell Volatility This Low?

Why Sell Volatility This Low? Should you really be selling volatility right now? Let's take a look at what's moving this market and what's not. We will start out with sectors then dive into specific ETFs like the XLF. I'm going to start building my case for why you want to wait to start selling…

Don't Over Trade This Week

Don't Over Trade This Week Don't fall into the end of year trap of over trading. Volume is light and volatility is high. This is the time of the year I like to do an end of year review of my trading. What worked and what didn't work? What are my expectations going into the…

Santa Claus Rally

Santa Claus Rally Dead? Four days before Christmas and the S&P has gone no where this year. In fact the S&P is down 2.5% on the year. Everyone is still talking about the Santa Claus rally. I caution you there is still a lot of volatility in this market. With a short week volatility and…