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Stock Market Daily Review Nov 8, 2012

November 8th, 2012

Many stocks today continued on their downward trends. Even the leaders were struggling to stay up. Remember that market corrections are great. It creates new chart patterns and sets up great opportunities. Just be patient on stocks and let the chart setup. Sometimes its best to set aside, stay in cash, and go play some tennis, golf, or snow mobiling. Here are some charts that caught my eye.

The Dow 30 pushed against the 200 day moving average and dropped down heavy another -121 points. It almost seemed as if the market needed an excuse to sell off after the presidential election.

S&P500 (SPX) broke the 200 day today as well.

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Looking into popular IPO’s and their trends

November 6th, 2012

Let us take a brief look at a few recent popular IPO's. One thing I want you to remember and understand is that most people like to jump into IPO's in the hype because they watch the news, get influenced by the noise, or use the product. Remember that you are trading stock here with the professionals. This is not a kids game anymore!

Most IPO's sometimes have a dumping period where people unload and cash in on shares who purchased it on the secondary market (before the IPO). Sometimes they can dump them a few months in, sometimes immediately, so read the reports.

However, don't jump in just because the stock "sounds cool." I have seen some of my friends jump into Facebook stock for example and that stock is just toast. Let the charts setup and be patient. Wait for them to show you and prove to you that they are good stocks to own! Forget the noise, turn off the TV, do your own homework, and make your own decisions.

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Stock Market Daily Recap Nov 1, 2012

November 5th, 2012

Starting the month of November are waiting for tomorrows employment report. ISM Manufacturing showed better readings, and the ADP had an employment gain of over 100,000 which lifted the market.

After the bell, LinkedIn and Starbucks posted earnings that beat the street and were up about 7% after hours.

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Stock Market Recap Nov 5, 2012

November 5th, 2012

Monday was a light session as most traders stayed on the sidelines waiting for the Presidential election to take place this week. Stocks had minor gains later in the day. ISM Non-Manufacturing report came in light - practically neutral, but still in expansion which did not sway the market.

The major indexes continue to trade in a fairly tight trading range.

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Stock Market Daily Recap Oct 31, 2012

October 31st, 2012

After a few days of down-time from Hurricane Sandy, stocks opened Wednesday with still mixed feelings. Markets opened at highs and sold off by noon or later.

Remember that Bull Markets typically start low at the start of the day and end high towards the end of the day. Bear markets typically start high and end low towards the end of the day. Study

The S&P 500 was barely up. Markets are stalled, and although we do have these support levels, they can be broken so keep tight stops or hold your money in cash.

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A quick look at newspaper and publication stocks

October 30th, 2012

Take a look at some newspaper and publication stocks over the last few years. Notice that most of them have totally have been going downhill since about 2005. Content these days is starting to become more available through the Internet people are shifting their mindset and their paradigm. These newspaper and publication stocks, even though they are still popular as far as reader base is concerned - the revenue growth potential is just not there anymore.

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Hurricane Sandy Forced the Stock Market the Close Monday and Tuesday!

October 29th, 2012

On one note it is sad to say that hurricane Sandy closed the financial markets Monday and Tuesday,  however it brings up an important point.

Just because the markets are closed, does not mean you can not study! If you are not in the hurricane area, there is always time to pick up a book, study, or read insight from some of the greats. Pick up a few good books and test out your strategies or review your past trades for the year to evaluate how you are doing.

There is always more to learn and things to get better at! Study!

Stock Market Recap Oct 26, 2012

October 26th, 2012

Volume today is light today. The indexes are are virtually flat - there is a lot of focus on Europe, never-the-less... trade your stocks and follow your rules. Don't worry what everyone else is doing. Here are some stocks that are moving and caught my eye. It doesn't mean I am bullish or bearish on these, just means they are moving or have some significance. Learn the trading business and find your strategy.

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VeriSign broke the supporting trendline on the weekly chart. Keep an eye out for it to go lower as the volume is quite high to the downside. You always want to watch the volume for confirmation!

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NetFlix (NFLX) Gaining Ground on 2nd Day – But Becareful

October 4th, 2012

Netflix is gaining ground its second day and following through. But be super careful... its still considered a piece of crap by the pros.

Why? Well because look how much dumping they did on it just not to long ago. I assure you they are not anxious to jump back in it. It does look temping, but temptation is full of evil. I'm staying away for quite a while still and waiting for the stock to prove to me that it is worth it. What you do is up to you

Don’t Have Ants in Your Pants for NFLX Today!

October 3rd, 2012

Many amateur stock  traders probably felt that Netflix was tempting today. It was temping! The stock jumped 10%+. Over $6.18 a share. If you enter the stock long in the morning, I applaud you. But one thing to remember is that when you are in the jungle you are just gambling. Be patient in the morning and make sure the volume is there. With NFLX it was (to some degree). So the next question is where is the big money heading? Well.... that is anyone's guess.

Check the weekly chart below: 

The stock was toast after it hit $300 per share and then rode down to around $56. Ever since then it's been struggling. Although today was the first day that it broke a descending trend line if you look at my chart above, but that's not something to rave about.

Billions of dollars pushed the stock down. So be patient and wait for a second day to confirm the move if you are looking to go long. I believe this could be just a short covering due to the amount of shorts there are in the stock but only time will tell. Stay patient as 1 tick does not make a trend. If you were a day trader and got the move - great. If you are a swing trader that likes to hold for days, weeks, or months on a longer time horizon, why not be patient and wait for confirmation? Whats the rush?

I'm Sasha, an educational entrepreneur and a stock trader. In addition to running my own online businesses, I also enjoy trading stocks and helping the individual investor understand the stock market. Let me share with you some techniques & concepts that I used over the last 10+ years to give you that edge in the market. Learn More

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