Aphorisms for Trading (a Bull)

We’re in a big bull market, one in which many expect to power even higher. So now is good time to review some of the basic tenets, rules, aphorisms and yes, clichés that help guide us not just through turbulent times but, more importantly can keep us humble through the bull.

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Dollar Ready to Rally

The market theme during the past few weeks has been the fade of the Trump trade.

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Did Retail Buy the High?

The S&P 500 Index’s record 109 day run without 1% decline was broken yesterday. It’s causing hand wringing and top calling bell ringing.

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Dip into This Chipmaker

Rotation among sectors has been the hallmark of the stock market and that has been especially true since the election.

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Whither Volatility

More surprising than the powerful rally stocks have enjoyed since Trump was elected has been the incredible contraction in volatility.

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Lessons From the Pits

I’ve been reading Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas and came to part me I thought worth sharing.

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The Allure of Calling Tops

There are there is a history of doom and gloomers from Elaine M. Garzarelli who called the 1987 Black Monday, or Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the housing bubble, who have milked one correct call into a long and lucrative career.

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Is Buffett’s Bullishness Bull?

Two weeks ago Warren Buffett gave interview on CNBC and gave his usual long term bullish outlook for the stock market and the U.S. in general.

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Option Trading is Collapsing

Some unnerving trends have been developing in the option trading industry.

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Will Retail be Left Holding a Bull Bag?

After setting a record 42 days without recording an up or down day in excess of 1%, albeit while notching incremental new highs, the S&P 500 Index is exploding up some 1.25% following Trump’s first speech to Congress.

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Indexing vs. Active: Has Passive Swung too Far?

Thanks to their lower cost and ability to trade during open market hours, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) have been taking investment dollars away from actively managed mutual funds since they came into existence in 1989.

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The Case for Caution

With SPY puts cheap here is a quick case that has me contemplating purchasing some downside exposure.

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