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When a Good Strategy Is Losing Money - Part 2

04 Mar 2015 @ 22:56
“When I was 20 to 25 years younger, every move in the markets would make me excited. By the mid-90s, I got my emotions under control. I learned to focus on eliminating risk on the front end, so that I would have fewer problems on the back end.” – David J. Merkel Mr. Liam* was attracted to a trading strategy software as it was being pitched. The 2-year historical results were amazing, as shown...

Xerox Not Able to Copy Q4 Results

02 Feb 2015 @ 20:36
Xerox (NYSE:XRX) shares declined Friday in response to the company’s Q4 and full-year earnings report. Its share price began the day above its 120-day moving average, only to fall abruptly and dramatically from 13.25 to a low of 12.94, remaining under its 120-day moving average for pretty much the rest of the day, closing at 13.17. Shares have gained 0.30% today and are currently at...

Caterpiller Shares Up 1.4%. That's Not Good.

28 Jan 2015 @ 17:56
I want to (re)prove a point today that I have tried to make on several occasions: The real news is in the story; not necessarily in the headline. That is why this headline for this article appears to be contradictory. Indeed, the share price of Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) is up 1.40% to 80.96 on the New York Stock Exchange.  But, while that sounds good, in reality, it is not. Yesterday CAT shares...

Dissecting The Convoluted Euro Story

28 Jan 2015 @ 12:18
A blind man with a stick can see that Europe is a mess. The present global chaos cycle which is reaching its climax in the coming years is bringing everything to the surface that has reached the end of its life cycle. This is an unpalatable fact we all have to learn to live with if we wand to survive and prosper in our trading and investing over the coming years. There is nothing wrong with...

GE Leads a Flood of Q4 Earnings Reports

25 Jan 2015 @ 19:23
“GE (NYSE:GE) ended the year with strong fourth-quarter industrial earnings and margin growth. the environment remains volatile, but we continue to see infrastructure growth opportunities. We are pleased with our execution in 2014, meeting our commitment to grow industrial segment profits 10%, industrial segment organic growth of 7%, increasing operating margins 50 basis points...

Markets Not Concerned About Obama

21 Jan 2015 @ 17:28
The man who would like to think that he is the most influential person in the world gave a speech last night. It seems as though no one from the financial world listened to it, but that’s not really the case. The fact is that the financial world has bigger fish to fry and whole the world pretty much now knows that Mr. Obama is not nearly as influential as he thinks he is. At the moment...

CHF Pairs Volatility – a Blessing and a Curse

19 Jan 2015 @ 22:23
“It’s futile to call the trade before it happens. One can never know beforehand if a trade is going to be a day trade, a short term trade of days or weeks or a long term trade of weeks up to months. Every trade develops from the embryonic stage of the smallest form on the smallest time scale.” – Dirk Vandycke How It Started On September 2011, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) made a decision to...

The Swiss Franc Drama Isn't Over Yet

19 Jan 2015 @ 16:59
In the world of modern media, stories are told as headlines, with one replacing another in rapid sequence, often creating a public impression that the story is over. Reality is quite a different thing. The stories continue to unfold for weeks and months – and even years – beyond the initial headlines. The decision last week by the Swiss National Bank to un-peg the Swiss franc from...

Weekly Trading Forecasts on Major Pairs (January 19 - 23, 2015)

17 Jan 2015 @ 17:21
Here’s the market outlook for the week: EURUSD Dominant bias: Bearish This pair moved downwards by over 300 pips last week, reaching a low of 1.1459. There is a strong Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market and price may test the support line at 1.1450, even if there would be an upwards bounce after that. On the other hand, there is a possibility that the resistance lines at 1.1700 and...

UPDATE: FXCM Lives to Trade Another Day

16 Jan 2015 @ 23:42
FXCM (NYSE:FXCM) announced late this afternoon that it had entered into a funding agreement with Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) by which the latter would provide $300 million in cash that will bring FXCM into compliance with regulatory financial requirements. FXCM had become insolvent overnight, losing $225 million following the Swiss National Bank’s decision to un-peg the...
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