Fundamental Analysis or Technical Analysis

Today's guest post is from our friends at the Benzinga News Desk. Today they are going to ponder the age old question of fundamental or technical analysis and discuss the Elliot Wave Principle. Be sure to comment below with your own thoughts and learn more about the Benzinga News Desk here.

Investors and traders have been arguing for the longest time about which overarching strategy is king: fundamental analysis or technical analysis. Long-term investors believe that technical analysis is trash and nothing more than lucky betting, while short-term traders think that fundamental aspects of companies and economies do not matter for short-term price movement. Continue reading "Fundamental Analysis or Technical Analysis"

Advanced Trading Applications of Candlestick Charting

Candlesticks; used by many...truly understood by few. As a special treat to Trader's Blog readers, Gary Wagner is offering you an in-depth look into candlestick charting. Join co-founder of Wagner Financial Group. and acclaimed author as he walks you through set ups in ways you can take your candlestick charting to a new level.

In this video workshop you'll discover the crucial chart patterns that candlesticks reveal - how to interpret them and how to use them to pinpoint market turns. You'll also learn how to use candlesticks in combination with familiar technical indicators like Stochastics, %R, Relative Strength Index and Moving Averages to create a dynamic, synergistic and extremely successful trading system.

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The MarketClub Team

POLL: "Stock," Drop, and Roll..

I don't think anyone was surprised to see that America's unemployment rate has hit new highs last month (since last September). What may have surprised some, though, was the almost immediate drop in stocks that followed. Here is a statistical chart posted by CNN Money...


So, what we want to know is...

Are you pulling out of trading stocks because of the current unemployment rate?

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As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on this current situation or even where you think things may go from here. Be sure to share in our comments section!

The MarketClub Team

Why Favor the Stock Market?

Guy Cohen is the creator of The Private Traders Club, Flag-Trader, The OVI Index and OptionEasy. He is also the author of the best-selling trading books “Options Made Easy”, “The Bible of Options Strategies” and “Volatile Markets Made Easy” (FT Prentice Hall). Guy specializes in stock market trading and he has created numerous online applications for stocks and options traders, with his hallmark being his user-friendly approach and liberal use of illustrations. His clients include NYSE Euronext, The International Securities Exchange (ISE) and FT Prentice Hall. To see what Guy is working on now, click here!

Why I Favor the Stock Market

Alright, I admit it … I’m a stock market fan! Not Forex, not commodities … the stock market is where it’s at.

Make no mistake about it, more personal fortunes have been made in stocks than any other investment vehicle out there. That is a fact. Forex and commodities are highly specialized and the failure rate for amateur traders is higher in those markets than with stocks. As you would expect, the success rate with stocks is far higher than with Forex or commodities trading.

So with that in mind, let me explain why … Continue reading "Why Favor the Stock Market?"