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July 28, 2016

Boxed In

As much as I hate FOMC days, I had somewhat hoped that Yellen would produce sufficient volatility to whack us out of the box in which we’ve been bouncing around in the past week. No such luck apparently, and when the market hands us a box of lemons, we’ll use it to make lemonade 

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July 26, 2016

Time For My Silver Bullet

Given yesterday’s snooze-fest I was tempted to simply skip today’s session. But then I stumbled across silver which quickly changed my mind. There are good entries, exciting entries, and then there are the ones a card carrying evil speculator simply has to partake in. So without further ado…

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July 19, 2016

Pinchy Winchy

Apparently Pinchy Winchy was a game the Marx Brothers used to play with each other back in the day. It involved pinching the cheek of the guy next to you and I guess the loser was whoever didn’t find a cheek to pinch back. Now, don’t judge them too harshly – those boys didn’t have cable TV, the Internet, or computer games, and the bikinis of the time made a burka look outright frivolous in comparison. 

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July 15, 2016

Do Nothing

Due to recent developments here is what I should add to our current NQ campaign: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Yes I know, your fingers are itching and it is oh so tempting to mock with a running winner. Why not move that stop up just a little or take a bit more off the table? But I strongly encourage you to simply let her run until she either arrives at her target or touches her trailing stop. Per. The. Rules. One of the toughest lessons to learn for some traders is to simply sit on your hands and let your winners run.

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