Spotting Breakouts That Lead To Trend Reversals

We get a lot of questions here at about how to spot breakouts before they occur. As a treat to our Trader's Blog readers we have asked Darell Jobman, a leading expert in technical analysis to share some his techniques. 

In this video workshop you'll discover how putting indicator clues together to identify setups for a new trend. Darrell has been writing about financial markets for more than 35 years and has become an acknowledged authority on derivative markets, technical analysis and various trading techniques.

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A Trading Tool That Never Goes Out Of Style

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere, today I want to share with you a trading tool that never goes out of style. I learned about the power of this trading tool a long time ago when I was a member of the exchange and trading in the pits of Chicago.

It was there amongst all the hustle and bustle, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most successful traders in the world that I learned one of the most important tools in trading. I have never forgotten this tool and in fact, I still use this tool every day when I'm researching a potential trade.

As computers get more and more sophisticated and can spit out trading algorithms faster than you can blink an eye, this simple tool continues to stand alone as a universal market truth. Little did I realize that this simple tool would prove to be so valuable.

So let's get started with this same tool that I have been using now for the past 30 years. I will also share with you one of the core secrets that most traders miss when they use this powerful trading tool.

It's a short lesson that visually illustrates when and how you should use this successful trading tool.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Will Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) Miss Earnings?

Today, I am going to analyze the stock of Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN).

I am sure, like me, you've received emails from Groupon offering all kinds of special deals on meals, massages, auto detailing and so forth. It seems they come all the time and to be truthful, I have yet to take advantage of any of the deals Groupon offers.

I was curious and decided to look into the world of special offers from the other side of the table, so to speak. I checked with some of the merchants who are offering these deals or who have offered these deals in the past and asked if they would do it again. It seems that the experience, while novel at first, was not necessarily a positive one for all merchants. Many merchants found that people would respond to their offer, come once, and not return. So where is the upside if you're a merchant and you're selling at perhaps a breakeven price or loss? What's in it for them? Yes, you can chalk it up to advertising, but like any advertising if it doesn’t work for you, don’t go and do it again and again. I'm not sure if the Groupon model can continue if merchants begin looking at the numbers and deciding that this approach is not such a great deal anymore for them.

Let's take a look at the stock itself and see what it has been doing over the last couple of years. After dropping down to a low of around $3 in November of 2012, the stock moved steadily higher in a very optimistic and bullish climate in 2013. After hitting a high of just over $12.50 last September, the stock once again dropped below $9 before recovering to around $12 a share. Continue reading "Will Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) Miss Earnings?"

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Time is running out, are you still looking for that perfect Valentine's gift for a loved one? If you answered yes, this may be the perfect gift that you have been looking for.

It may not be the little blue box that so many women love, but the stock of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) is just as valuable.

As you can see on the chart, Tiffany & Co. was selling below $20 a share back in March of 2009 and since that time this stock has risen over 400%. I think the current climate and chart formation is setting up for this market to have another push into new highs.

There is a long-term trend line that starts back in March 2009 and this line is confirmed in July of 2012 and again in January of 2013. This trend line is significant and should it be broken, it would definitely change the trend of Tiffany's stock. Continue reading "The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift"

Will The Force Be With The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)?

Today, I am going to be analyzing the stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), who reports earnings after the bell today.

Like many of us, I grew up with Mickey and Donald and the rest of the Disney characters. Disney as a company is loved by folks around the world and has a strong brand. That said, the stock can and does have corrections and it may be set for another correction after the earnings come out tonight. The market itself seems to have a little bit of a negative tone, which is indicating to me to be on the sidelines in this stock at the moment.

The recent red weekly Trade Triangle for Disney is the first red flag that the stock may have put in a top. While not as significant a change as a monthly Trade Triangle, it should not be ignored. The second red flag for Disney is the glaring negative divergence between price action (number 6) and the MACD (number 8). This is not a good sign and the divergence could be a warning of an impending drop in this stock.

This in-depth analysis of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is not saying that this stock is going to collapse. I am only reporting on certain technical elements that could cause this stock to come under downside pressure. Continue reading "Will The Force Be With The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)?"