The cool thing about working with smart people is being able to learn from them. Having Sean McLaughlin on our team has made everyone better, not just our clients but us as well. In today’s video, we tackle the question of when it makes more sense to finance an options position by selling a different contract to collect the income vs simply just buying calls or puts. As usual, Sean does a nice job of explaining this in a way that anyone could understand. [Read more…]
Here’s the video from a live interview I did on ET NOW, India’s leading business news channel. It’s amazing that I could not live further away than I currently do, yet we can still do this sort of thing. Their morning TV is my evening, but it works.
In this interview we discuss the ongoing rangebound market in US Stocks and then we shift gears to India’s stock market. We talk about the rotation into small & mid-caps, key levels for both the NIFTY50 and Bank NIFTY as well as the relative strength we’re seeing in the bank stocks, particularly ICICI and AXIS Bank.
Here is the video in full: [Read more…]
Going through charts and coming up with conclusions is not just something you do once. For this to work, Technical Analysis has to be a lifestyle. Getting away from the screen regularly and coming back open minded is part of that work / life balance. In this conversation I talk about some of the struggles I’ve had personally trying not to let the implications of us being right in our assessment impact my decision making. Thanks to Donnie Hensley and Speedtrader for being a part of Chart Summit 2019. [Read more…]
One of the cool things about Chart Summit this year was that we were all surrounded by smart experienced market participants with unique styles and approaches to the market. When you have a collection of talent like this, I think it’s wise to pull them off to the side and pick their brains. In this conversation, I ask Todd Gordon about Fibonacci Analysis and why he uses it so frequently. Some people like to dismiss it, and that’s fine. If I didn’t think it helped, trust me, I wouldn’t use it. But it’s been helping me every day for well over a decade. I really enjoyed this chat with Todd and I’m thrilled that he was able to be a part of the first ever live Chart Summit in Breckenridge, CO. [Read more…]
People love bragging about their best trades and how much money they made from them. I think it adds much more value to talk about the worst trade I ever put on and share the lessons I learned with all of you. This is one mistake that I will never forget and I have been a better investor because of it! [Read more…]
Chart Summit was a “Ski during the day and Chart at night” event held on February 22-23, 2019 in Breckenridge, CO. I co-hosted it with Brian Shannon and this is the video of my presentation:
The Top/Down Approach to Financial Markets using Technical Analysis [Read more…]
Every month I host a conference call for Premium Members of Allstarcharts. By now I think you’ve noticed that we’re really increasing the content on our YouTube Channel, so I thought it would add some value to include some of the highlights from this month’s call.
It’s an hour long video call and about 150 charts, but here are a few things that stood out this month:
- A weakening US Dollar has been a positive catalyst for Stocks
- Freeport McMoRan is a good example of the types of stocks benefiting from Dollar Weakness, on both a relative and absolute basis
- London FTSE100 breaking out of a multi-decade base makes it hard to be bearish stocks from any sort of intermediate-term perspective
- Our “Dow Fab 5” is breaking out to All-time highs
- Crude Oil is beginning its next leg higher, which makes sense with stock prices rising as well
Here are the highlights: [Read more…]
When it comes to strategies, I’ve noticed that some investors try to force their approach on to the market, even if we’re not in the type of environment where that strategy works. The first thing we want to do is identify what type of environment we’re in, so that we can then create strategies to try and profit from it. To think we can build a system for a future environment that doesn’t exist yet is foolish.
Here is the type of market I think we’re in: [Read more…]