Fed Cuts  Trade Wars

Fed Cuts <> Trade Wars

In lieu of a big market sell off on global economic growth slowdown and trade jitters, the market seems to still be expecting the “Art of the Deal” from Trump on China and/or the Fed cutting 75 basis points worth this year – which ever comes first. The S&P500 is up 5% after falling 6.6% […]

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Trading Room is Closed Tuesday June 18

It should be slow as molasses in the market but I won’t be. I need to prepare my presentation for Benzinga, finalize meeting details and apartment shopping for emma’s internship! With that,  market seems to be excited about Draghi talking more dovishly –  but tomorrow is Fed day and that is going to set the […]

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Trade Alert Update: Adding Futures, Live PnL, and Allocated!

Trade Alert Update: Adding Futures, Live PnL, and Allocated!

You have probably noticed it has been quiet on the Trade Alert front past few weeks as my development manager works on the final phase of this FinTech roll-out. You will soon see that I have added Futures: ES, NQ, YM, TF, CL, GC, ZB…. ! The Interactive Broker Gateway I built will soon allow […]

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The Week Ahead: June 17-21

The Week Ahead: June 17-21

Market Thoughts Last week I wrote about  my Best Fed guesses and week before that how Treasury yields are on the MOVE.  But all that seems to matter is that markets are heavily betting stocks will continue to rally despite an economic slowdown (in U.S., China, pretty...
The Divergence of USD to Treasury Yields is Dangerous

The Divergence of USD to Treasury Yields is Dangerous

In lieu of a big market sell off on global economic growth slowdown and trade jitters, the market seems to still be expecting the “Art of the Deal” from Trump on China and/or the Fed cutting 75 basis points worth this year – which ever comes first....
Announcing Fishing Lessons!

Announcing Fishing Lessons!

Each trading day Samantha scans and synthesizes macro and market moving news in an effort to bring the best Momentum and Value Plays to LaDucTrading clients. At the end of the trading day, now Members and Non-Members alike can receive a recap of Samantha’s market...
Market Thoughts – Breathing in Fumes

Market Thoughts – Breathing in Fumes

Market Thoughts Market range for the week that ended was incredibly tight: we opened Monday and closed Friday within 1 point in SPX. I even joked in my live trading room that the intraday hourly squeezes (bollinger band contractions) on some stocks were...
Intermarket Chart Attack: Summer Before The Fall

Intermarket Chart Attack: Summer Before The Fall

No macro here, just intermarket analysis, and that means I make predictions based on pattern recognition without any macro, fundamental, sentiment narrative to muck it up. But, I also do this granular intermarket review to see if my technical analysis aligns with my macro narrative. Warning: Some of this is geeky.  They typically don’t kiss, […]

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US-China Trade War’s Next Target: Capital Markets

US-China Trade War’s Next Target: Capital Markets

From Macro to Micro back to Macro – this is how this post evolved – and so I decided to keep this flow as I think it is a good analog for how traders and investors are watching the Trade Wars from the sidelines, trading any news or edge we find along the way, but […]

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