Off-Trail Market Thoughts: Sharks and Poker

Off-Trail Market Thoughts: Sharks and Poker

I don’t play poker. I understand enough to see the similarities between those who play poker and those who trade, but I’ve never personally been compulsive with any card or board game, sporting or music competition. I am fiercely competitive with myself, but maybe...

Market Thoughts: Week Ahead March 11 – 15

Last Week In A Nutshell Global indices were down by over 2% (S&P 500 lost 2.2% and the NASDAQ 2.5%), the EUR hit 21-month lows (as ECB announced new measures to support a slowing economy), employment report Friday missed bigly (20K vs 178K new jobs), China shocked with horrible trade data (a 20% drop in February exports) and […]

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Closing Trading Room Early Today

Good morning, market is bouncing strongly despite lots of negative global economic reports – including the devastating BA crash which caused China to ground Boeing 757 planes causing BA to gap down 12%. I had an order to go long the $BA $380C at open for $4.65 which is now $18 but they did not […]

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The Week Ahead: Events Calendar March 11-15

What’s on Tap Weekly Calendar   Monday March 11th Economic Calendar: 8:30 AM EST               Retail Sales MoM for January 8:30 AM EST               Retail Sales Ex: Autos MoM for January 10:00 AM EST             Business Inventories for December   Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ATNX, SBPH Earnings After the Close: ADT, COUP, DRNA, FRTA, MG, PETQ, […]

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Market Thoughts: Soon, the market won’t be overbought anymore.

“If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.” – Jack Welch Great quote (h/t Eddy Elfenbein). I thought about this today as I covered shorts then added more and was grateful to have a competitive advantage again. February was brutal (and not just due to my frustration with the trade alert launch). As I […]

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Market Thoughts: Macro Indications and EU Banks

Early each morning, I scan and synthesize market-moving news. I look at macro themes, currency moves and global economic indicators that support or challenge my thinking on the Big Picture and mood of the market. I like to assemble these data points for my weekly newsletter to better provide context for my clients. I will […]

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