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January 19, 2017

Tread Lightly

I just spent half an hour putting together two very juicy looking precious metals setups for you guys when silver suddenly fell off the plate, probably due to Draghi sneezing or passing some type of verbal flatulence. Gold fortunately seems to be less affected and if you act now you may just be able to snag one grade A entry:

I’m waiting a few more minutes for Draghi to finish and if she holds plan on grabbing a long position near 1200 with a stop a few ticks below 1197. However if that spike low gives then the entire formation is going bust and we may actually try a short entry on a retest of the 100-hour SMA.

Otherwise I won’t be doing much [...]

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January 12, 2017

Class In Session

I’m going to cover two important topics today which both relate to realized volatility (RV) and in particular how to trade your way around it. If you’ve been a trader for a while then you probably have noticed that volatility profiles differ substantially on the short term when compared with the long term. In essence volatility has a tendency to decrease toward the long term. Nevertheless many traders treat those charts the same when designing their systems, e.g. how and where they enter, where they place their stop loss, and how they handle campaign management. 

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January 11, 2017

Ready For Action

I really had to drag my butt in front of my monitor this morning. Didn’t feel like trading and I for sure didn’t feel like I had it in me to do a post. But as the saying goes: No rest for the wicked. For I was quickly reminded of a sentiment I felt many times after convincing myself to brave lousy weather and hit the gym. For one I was glad that I went and most importantly I probably would have missed a kick ass session.

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January 10, 2017

Back To Reality

Now dreaming about the future can be a lot of fun (of course your mileage may vary) but until we actually get there there’s quite a bit of work left to be done. After all those fancy hover cars and food replicators won’t pay for themselves. Or perhaps – will they? 

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