Over the weekend I had a bit of time to reflect on the past year or two, and in particular how increasing randomness and intra-day volatility has affected market sentiment as well as participation right here on the blog. Quite obviously the comment section has become noticeably quieter with less active participants and more sporadic discourse, especially compared with just a few years ago. Which in my mind is a clear sign that more and more retail traders have been relegated to the sidelines; either by their own choice or by being forced out.A Market In Flux
As a financial blogger I have the dubious pleasure of talking to quite a few traders across the gamut on a daily basis [...]
We’ve got a lot to cover today, so I will spare you the pleasantries and dive right in. Yesterday’s session once again must have been frustrating for many participants due to a continued lack of direction. But I expect resolution to be delivered swiftly and brutally as the equities are now coiled up like the proverbial snake.
Today’s the last session of August and the expected EOM candle wrangling will obviously add even more fuel to the already explosive cocktail of intra-day volatility we had to up with all summer. Part of what transformed me into the humble host of this evil den of market domination is my passion for technical analysis, my quest to recognize and act upon the most probable scenarios, and last but not least my ability of aiding my audience in maintaining an edge on a long term basis. This blog thrives if you do and you are only as good as your last trade. However keep in mind that ‘being good’ in trading does not always mean winning. Sometimes it just means surviving [...]
People keep writing me asking if this rally is real or if they should be paying attention to all that bearish talk they keep seeing on the financial news. Quick answer: Yes, of course it’s REAL because it’s happening. And you already know my general views on listening to anything coming out of the MSM. Whatever they are telling you has little bearing with reality and usually only serves as a plausible explanation of events triggered by factors far outside our horizon. So in other words – it’s bullpucky and you’re better off watching your goldfish for valuable clues as to where the market may be heading next. Or let me make it even easier for you: