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Occasionally I blog about fishing, the fishing industry and behind the scenes in the life of this humble fisher. These can be rigorously thought-out or pure fluff pieces. You get what you get. Kinda like fishing.
Oil as Public Utility

Oil as Public Utility

**The following oil analysis was posted by Samantha for LaDucTrading FishingClub and BigIdeas clients in their Slack workspace under #macro-to-micro channel. It was published on Wednesday November 24th during market hours to support her oil short thesis she had been tracking past month and reviewing daily in her live trading room. Prior to the oil […]

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Reflections and Gratitude

Reflections and Gratitude

Reflections: Looking back in order to look forward. 2020 was a massive year of change for many. It didn't seem it at the time, but it was preparing us for big gains. The adage of 'from deconstruction comes construction' was in full view. I had a few good calls in 2020...

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LaDucTrading is Growing

LaDucTrading is Growing

Exciting News In June, I hired Rithika to run our LaDucTrading Discord server to better inspire and support young momentum traders. A great community was born and now 3,000 members are being nurtured by fabulous moderators as we share our highest-probability...

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Commodity Special: How To Trade An Energy Crisis

Commodity Special: How To Trade An Energy Crisis

Samantha was invited back by Synergy Traders to talk about how she saw the commodity super-cycle before it became one - from macro as a backdrop to technical analysis as confirmation, Samantha discusses how to trade an energy crisis from coal to uranium, natural gas...

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Bloomberg Interview Sept 2: Bond Insurance Trade

Bloomberg Interview Sept 2: Bond Insurance Trade

Samantha was invited onto Bloomberg September 2nd to give her views on non-farm payrolls, Fed policy and to share a bond trade she gave her FishingClub clients to take advantage of higher yields and timing a fed taper announcement. Her suggested financed put spread...

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How To Trade It Podcast

How To Trade It Podcast

Samantha takes an in-depth look at similarities and divergences between asset classes and then looks across a modality of studies. As a Macro-to-Micro analyst, educator and trader, Samantha makes her insights available to active traders and investors who want to...

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FAVE Indicators – Synergy Traders Event #31

Check out Samantha's favorite Trend-Trading Indicator you've never heard of. It's also the easiest to use and comes standard with any charting or trading platform! All of Samantha's indicators she uses every day with both retail and institutional clients are revealed...

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Momo Moon Mania

Elon Musk famously tweeted "Who controls the memes, controls the Universe". How does this translate into trading opportunities today? Samantha is joined by Jonathan of @vigtecofficial and @OptionsMatrix to discuss how to spy these money-making momo memes before they...

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Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Sentiment Flows

Sentiment flows rock for traders who favor momentum plays. Option flow that drives sentiment flows especially rock to foretell big implied volatility as well as price moves. For this edition of MTM, Jonathan of @vigtecofficial joins Samantha to discuss new measures of...

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Fast, Slow and Just Right: DOCU, SHOP, NVDA

Samantha reviews recent trades tracked in her live trading room, populated in her client slack workspace and how technical analysis can guide successful trades using news, earnings and weekly pivot points. All were *hot fire flames* for clients following along. Let's...

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Summer Squeezes

Traders spent $11.6 billion on options premium for AMC in just one week--more than on SPY, QQQ and Tesla COMBINED! On Tuesday, Jonathan @vigtecofficial and Samantha talk meme stocks as it relates to Optionality as shown in VigTec's OptionsMatrix product, and where...

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: MEME MANIA

Retail traders are baaach and driving another round of Meme Mania! GME, AMC, BYND, BB and many more likely if this 'single-stock gamma option' run continues to drive market structure madness in select stocks. AMC was the most traded equity in the world at one point...

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour: Crypto Carnage

Jonathan @vigtecofficial and Samantha dig in to the most bullish and bearish bitcoin-crypto arguments as well as technical assessments and market flows. Samantha shares her fascination with a 'conspiracy theory' on the bitcoin flash-crash May 19th as a...

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Macro-To-Micro Power Hour – Let’s Talk Micro

*They* broke the Macro, so let's talk Micro! Jonathan @vigtecofficial and Samantha drill down into how they see the market NOW, how they use Options Matrix to identify option flow from big whales to meme stocks, and debate if we are in a "hyper-inflation" market not...

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Women in Trading and Finance Series: Izzy Charanek

Izzy @_ms_izzy joins Samantha for a great discussion about being a young women in trading and trader education - not to mention being the only female energy trader at a large power company in Calgary, Canada! Ms Izzy is a positive role-model and voice for women...

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Women in Trading & Finance Episode #10

Do you follow Samantha's Trading Insights and other playlists on LaDucTrading's YouTube Channel? That's where you would be first alerted to Samantha's Free Fishing Videos. Women in Trading & Finance with guest Vicki Bryan This one went a little longer than usual...

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Update: All Things ARKK – Top Ten Holdings

Do you follow Samantha's Trading Insights and other playlists on LaDucTrading's YouTube Channel? That's where you would be first alerted to Samantha's Free Fishing Videos. Here's an example... In follow up to Samantha's YouTube video last week: "Everyone into the ARKK...

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GameStop Has No Stops

GameStop Has No Stops

Summary I recommended GameStop to clients of LaDucTrading as high conviction trade on August 10th at $4.36. I called it my $4 to $40 stock by end of year. It tagged $40 January 14th. Given sentiment and structure, I continued to recommended it long to clients in our...

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Daily Trading Videos You Do Not Want To Miss

Daily Trading Videos You Do Not Want To Miss

YouTube Playlists For Better Trading Success We are building out Playlists on our LaDucTrading YouTube Channel that will showcase Samantha's best of breed macro-to-micro analysis, interviews, trading insights and contributing color! Macro-to-Micro Power Hour Featured...

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Gone Fishing Newsletter: 2021 Predictions

Gone Fishing Newsletter: 2021 Predictions

I was recently asked to present my 2021 "Look Ahead" for StockChartsTV CHARTING FORWARD 2021, "a yearly market outlook special featuring technical analysis icons Tony Dwyer, Rick Bensignor, Samantha LaDuc, Mary Ellen McGonagle, Craig Johnson and Gina Martin Adams."...

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New Year Greetings of Gratitude and Ingratitude

New Year Greetings of Gratitude and Ingratitude

It's a quiet Sunday after a very noisy year. I am reflecting on what worked and didn't so I can move forward with purposeful intent. I am reminded, of course, of all the people who have come into my life - for a season, for a reason, and some for a lifetime. I am most...

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Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Strength is Fragile

Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Strength is Fragile

Jonathan and Samantha discuss market structure in gamma, vanna and charm - but in simple terms so folks get it. Then they discuss current event risks as market continues to grind higher while complacency and extreme optimism reigns supreme. They end on a human note,...

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Announcing New Member Feature: SLACK Attack

Announcing New Member Feature: SLACK Attack

I am freaken happy to announce that we have launched a fabulous collaboration tool to aid in the sharing of time-sensitive and relevant trading and investment research, education and trade ideas in support of members via SLACK! SLACK makes communication not only...

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Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Jumping The Oil Shark

Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Jumping The Oil Shark

We invited Robert MacMinn back after last month's Guest Captain Interview in which Samantha and Robert talk their books being long the oil patch. (November 12th - Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Oil, Back To The Future) Robert discusses his rationale for timing the recent...

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Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Option GEX Matters!

Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: Option GEX Matters!

Jonathan and I discuss hot option flow and how to tell when it's hot and when it's not, overbought sector themes and forgotten volatility. Jonathan gave us a thrill by showing off their options data integration into their Live Charts on the VigTec.io platform. It is a...

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New Live Trading Room Hours

New Live Trading Room Hours

Where our focus goes, our energy flows. Samantha will open her trading room from 9:00 - 12:30 PM ET each trading day to commentate and engage with clients at the top of each hour. She will review her market thoughts, trade set-ups and custom analysis for clients for...

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Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: China Matters

Macro-to-Micro Power Hour: China Matters

Jonathan and I talked about the current market, year-end flows and TSLA's inclusion into the S&P before Jonathan made his presentation about China's rise to power and market implications moving forward, especially for the US dollar. Remember: Each Tuesday for...

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