Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere. Yesterday certainly was a rout to the downside, decimating many stocks across the board. The Trade Triangles gave a major trend change sell signal on the NASDAQ index. Now with all three indexes in a negative mode and confidence and perception dramatically waning, I expect to see further downside price action in the markets.
So what are those three ways to trade the market?
Well, simply put you have three options when it comes to trading (I am not talking about options trading) you can be long a stock, short a stock or out of the market, which in and of itself is a position. Continue reading "Three Ways To Trade This Market" →
Today, I'll be taking a in-depth look at the stock of Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). The stock enjoyed a very nice move from May through July, but has since stalled out. After making a high in July, the stock has pulled back from the $472 level to where it is currently trading around the $427 level.
Netflix was founded by Reed Hastings, who had the brilliant idea of sending DVDs through the mail directly to your home. This was a disruptive idea at the time, which put many mom-and-pop video rental stores out of business. Now Netflix is expanding and streaming videos directly to your computer, bypassing the post office, which is even a better idea, in my opinion.
Netflix has to be the undisputed leader in entertainment/streaming video field, but now has lots of competition in the form of Hulu, Amazon, Apple and many others. My thoughts are that Netflix will continue to be the major player and continue to own the major portion of the video streaming business. Continue reading "Is Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Streaming To Go Higher?" →
We're coming to the end of a rather dismal trading week as far as many traders are concerned, so let’s take a look at a positive way to end the week.
As this is Friday, I want to look for markets that are making new 52-week highs, particularly when they're going against the general grain of the market.
Within MarketClub, under the SmartScan tab, I'm going to use the link for 52-week highs. I'm also going to be filtering the results by "Equities," "last price less than $50" and "volume greater than 2 million shares traded a day." I'm also only going to search on US exchanges.
With the filtering completed, I came up with a list of about 16 stocks that meet my criteria. From your own scan of the stocks that meet your criteria, you could choose what you would like to trade, or you could trade all of them. Your next step is to scan 15 minutes before the close looking for stocks that are trading close to their highs for the day. You only want to trade those stocks that are closing strong for the day and the week.
If a stock is making new highs on Friday, it potentially means that something is going on behind the scenes that the general public is not aware of. It could be merger talks, a new product announcement or simply news that comes up that's viewed as positive for that particular stock or sector. Once you pick out the stock and buy it, you want to take profits on the opening on Tuesday. You're looking for the market to continue its strong upward momentum on Monday and early on Tuesday when the stock opens. Continue reading "Good Way To End The Trading Week" →
One of the most important tools that a trader possesses is his or her mind. Attitude can either make or break you as a trader.
To become a successful trader, it begins with believing in yourself and having a winning attitude. Everyone wants to be a winner, at least they think so. Unfortunately, most are not willing to perform the tasks necessary to become a consistent winner.
Winners generally achieve success by being focused on a goal. Being focused allows winners to remain committed to the tasks at hand. Most winners perform a lot of hard work, including a willingness to deal with sometimes mundane duties. Most of all, winners perform with an "I am responsible for both my failures and successes" attitude.
So, where does the would-be trader start to become a success? Continue reading "How To Avoid Dead Fish In Q3" →
So it's Friday and we have come to the end of another trading week and the question is, what positions will you be comfortable holding this weekend? Yes, I know there are lots of problems in Iraq and other parts of the world that can weigh on stock prices, but the reality is, there are always some stocks that are moving up in the world.
In today's video, I show you how to apply our "52-Week New Highs on Friday" Rules and how you can make money in the very short-term using this simple strategy.
We have had a number of members use this strategy successfully and it is one that you should definitely look into. I will show you the exact steps that you want to take to make this happen for your own account. It's not complicated, it simply is a way to look at the market and determine whether you should be long a stock or short a stock over the weekend.
Every success this weekend with this technique,