Thursday, March 31, 2011

Profiting from the USA Unemployment Report

Non-Farm Payrolls Unemployment Report
USA Unemployment Report Friday


This Friday the monthly NFP Non-Farm Payroll Report and the Unemployment Rate will be released at 8:30AM Eastern Standard time. The monthly USA unemployment reports are the most important economic data reports in the financial universe and you can profit from them with the big swings in price and volatility.

Economic Calendar

The combination of importance and early reporting in the USA trading day makes for strong market movements. As traders these reports are very important because job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall USA economic activity.

The USA unemployment rate will be reported at the same time. This report shows the number of unemployed people and is considered to be an important indicator of the overall USA economic health because of consumer disposable income and consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions.

Those two major economic reports always move the market fairly larger than normal and create a great opportunity for forex traders from all over the world to make potentially big profits by getting on the right side of the price move.

The Friday NFP economic report is expected to come in at 192,000. Any release above or below the 192K consensus expectation can cause the prices of the dollar denominated currency pairs to swing much larger than normal providing big profit opportunities.

The USA Unemployment Rate that will be reported at the same time and is expected to remain the same and to stand at 8.9%, and any release above or below 8.9% will be considered the same as the monthly non-farm payroll report . . . a chance to profit with the possible big change in the unemployment rate.

The chart below shows how it looked like after last months previous Non-farm payroll and unemployment rate reports. As you can see with the chart below the Euro jump up more than 60 pips in less than 30 minutes!, meaning that you could have been very easily deep in the money if you would have bought the EURUSD then.

EURUSD 30 Minute Chart March 04, 2011



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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Are You Protected from a Stock Market Crash?

Conquer The Crash
Still Enough Time to "Conquer the Crash?" Why a New York Times Bestseller Remains Relevant Now


"If you were fortunate enough to have read the first edition of Robert Prechter's Conquer the Crash, your money was safe and sound as stocks, real estate, commodities and many bonds plummeted." Conquer the Crash, 2nd edition, (quote from inside book sleeve)

The New York Times bestseller Conquer the Crash published in 2002: As the quote above suggests, Bob Prechter advised readers to avoid risky assets and embrace cash and cash equivalents.

But did the 2007-2009 declines represent all of the bear market? And is the "Great Recession" over?

Many financial commentators believe the answer to both questions is "yes." The latest Elliott Wave Theorist reports on attitudes toward the rally of the past two years:

" . . . sentiment measures today do not indicate caution, skepticism and disbelief but rather multi-year extremes in optimism among five sets of market players: individual investors, futures traders, options traders, newsletter advisors and mutual fund managers."

Regarding the economic outlook, the March Elliott Wave Financial Forecast notes a recent business story headline which reads, "Good Times Ahead." The story quotes a top banker saying, "Businesses have plenty of capital and are starting to expand again."

The same issue of the Financial Forecast also reminded subscribers that the fear of inflation remains widespread:

"When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke touched on the 'politically volatile subject of inflation' in [recent] Congressional testimony, the blogosphere erupted with proclamations about runaway prices across the board. Here's one sample, 'There can be only one possible result. Inflation of everything we use is going to explode.'"

Yet Robert Prechter has another perspective on market optimism, a business climate "turnaround," and notions of runaway inflation. That is why he updated the second edition of Conquer the Crash to include 188 new pages.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

World’s Cheapest Car Tata Motors India Nano


World’s Cheapest Car Tata Motors India Nano

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Left: Ratan Naval Tata - Chairman


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In March 2009 Tata Motors India launched the world lowest priced car called the Nano initially priced at $2,000.00. This week I’ve got a short sell on Tata Motors India Ticker TTM. It’s an ADR on the NYSE with about an $18 billion market cap. I’m betting on a continued downtrend in the India, US as well as the global markets, although the markets are experiencing a rebound this last week from the huge sell-off two weeks ago.

Long-term Tata Motors is a buy, but at lower prices I believe. See more price position commentary below. India’s Sensex index has been under distribution since November 01, 2010 from its 21,004.96 all time high, and I’m betting on continued selling pressure which could see the Indian benchmark index hit 16,000 from its current 18,815.64 as of Friday March 25, 2011.

According to Zacks Investment Research, on March 16, 2011, Tata Motors Ltd. posted an 18.4% rise in sales of wholesale vehicles to 102,411 units in February. Out of this, commercial vehicles, including Tata, Tata Daewoo and the Tata Hispano Carrocera, totaled 46,747 units, a growth of 10% from the prior year. Meanwhile, passenger vehicles totaled 55,664, up 18% from the same month in 2010.

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Sales of Jaguar and Land Rover rose 26% to 21,653 units on the back of a 33% increase in sales of Land Rover models. Sales of Jaguar models slid 2% to 3,213 units while that of Land Rover models escalated 33% to 18,440 units.

Tata acquired the two U.K. brands from Ford Motor Co. for $2.3 billion in 2008. The automaker expects to invest INR 73 billion ($1.60 billion) for research and product development on these brands.
Tata reported a 272.8% jump in consolidated net profit to INR 24.24 billion ($526.5 million) in the third quarter of its fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. The company’s sales increased 21.6% to INR 315.06 billion ($6.84 billion) from the same quarter in 2009. The operating profit margin grew by 270 basis points as operating profit surged 51% to INR 44.89 billion ($975 million).

The improvement in results was attributable to strong volumes of Jaguar and Land Rover, cost reduction measures, favorable currency movements and better product mix.

Tata Motors, a Zacks #3 Rank (Hold) stock, designs, develops, manufactures and sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, engines for industrial and marine applications; construction equipment as well as provides engineering solutions and software consultancy and services and financing for its vehicles. Its products are marketed in Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and south Asia.

March 22, 2011, Tata Motors Ltd announced the increase in prices of some of its passenger and utility vehicles, effective from the first day of April, 2011. The decision to raise prices of vehicles comes on the back of an unavoidable surge in input costs and a hike in interest rates, despite the cost control measures by the company.

Apart from Tata Motors, rising material costs and shortage of components, have also forced other big automakers to behave accordingly. Volkswagen, General Motors Company, Hyundai Motors and Maruti Suzuki India have also raised the prices of their products.

The global auto industry, including the Indian car market, is improving at a galloping pace mainly driven by the flourishing middle class, rising salaries, growing employment opportunities, infrastructure development and easier access to car loans. Moreover, shifting of manufacturing facilities to low cost destinations such as China and India by global automakers and creation of joint ventures and alliances with the domestic companies by the same are providing additional momentum to the booming auto industry worldwide. Inspired by these improvements, global passenger car sales are projected to reach 76 million units by 2015.

However, gradual rise in input costs and interest rates are the potential headwinds for the growing prosperity in the auto industry. Steel prices and prices of tires have gone up considerably. These factors are likely to make cars more expensive, thereby limiting its demand. Tata Motors Ltd has decided to start exporting its Nano minicars to Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Africa by December this year with an objective to boost its sales and in turn reducing its dependency on the domestic market.

However, Tata Motors has been exporting many other models, particularly trucks and buses to more than 30 countries and cars and sport-utility vehicles to 16 countries.

In the first phase only 1,000 nano cars will be exported to the selected regions as stated above. According to the company, these destinations have been initially chosen based on the fact that these markets are almost similar to the Indian market having identical tastes, preferences and requirements.

Thus the existing Nano models hardly require any major modification before being exported. Successful export in these regions will provide sufficient incentive to Tata Motors to venture into the western markets where safety and emission standards are very stringent.

Moreover, the company’s aim to expand its business further will be fulfilled on the back of huge demand for India-made cars and motorcycles in the developing markets of Southeast Asia and Africa because of their lower prices and higher fuel-efficiency. The oval-shaped Nano, which is powered by a 624-cubic centimeter gasoline engine, costs INR 137,555 ($3,043 approximately) for the base model at showrooms in New Delhi.

Thirdly, Tata Motors aims to achieve sufficient margins from its Nano cars which presently earn minimal margins in India. Vehicles sold in the overseas market normally fetch comparatively higher margins than those sold in India.

Moreover, Tata Motors wants to reach the break-even profit point as soon as possible, where it has invested INR 20 billion ($442 million) for building a whole new factory in Gujarat dedicated to Nano.

I’m betting on continued price pressure on Tata motors shares because of the current higher input costs resulting in higher prices for their cars resulting in very possible demand destruction for a time. Long-term I see Tata as a good growth stock to own, but not its current price. I would suggest to possibly start accumulating Tata at 20 and below. 15 looks like a very nice area of major long-term support to buy in at considering its March 2009 low of about 4.00 and the November 29, 2010 of 35.27. Tata Motors current PE ratio is about 27, and offers about a 1% dividend yield. Average daily volume share turnover is 2 million plus.

Sell Short Tata Motors Ltd - Ticker TTM

Sell Entry: 28.00 to 26.67

Stop-Loss: 30.24

Take Profit Areas: 23.71 to 23.31, 22.95 to 22.52, 20.96 to 20.61, 16.95 to 16.63

Tata Motors Company Profile

Tata Motors Limited, an automobile company, engages in the manufacture and sale of commercial and passenger vehicles primarily in India. The company offers cars, utility vehicles, trucks, buses, and defense vehicles, as well as develops electric and hybrid vehicles for personal and public transportation. It also involves in distributing and marketing cars; and financing the vehicles sold by the company. In addition, the company engages in the provision of engineering and automotive solutions, as well as machine tools and factory automation solutions; construction equipment manufacturing; automotive vehicle components manufacturing and supply chain activities; tooling and plastic and electronic components for automotive and computer applications; and automotive retailing and service operations. It offers its products and services through its dealership, sales, services, and spare parts network. The company also markets its commercial and passenger vehicles in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia, and South America. The company was formerly known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Limited and changed its name to Tata Motors Limited in July 2003. Tata Motors Limited was founded in 1945 and is based in Mumbai, India.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

The Surging Yen Is Now Over

Japanese Yen
By David Frank, Chief Analyst, Ava FX


What is Next?

The Group of Seven nations met last Thursday to discuss the impact of Japan's deepening nuclear crisis.

Group of Seven will discussed how to calm financial markets spooked by the nuclear crisis.

Japanese Economic Minister, Kaoru Yosano, insisted the Yen and Japanese stock markets were not in a state of turmoil and that the government would like the G7 "to merely provide a psychological prop to markets."

The Yen surged to a record high against the Greenback last week, while shares in Japan and elsewhere in Asia fell after US officials said the risk of a catastrophic radiation leak from the already crippled Japanese nuclear plant was rising.

In a further blow, the Yen jumped higher on speculation Japanese insurers would repatriate funds to pay for massive claims following the deadly 9.0 quake and the devastating tsunami that destroyed the northeastern Japan.

The disaster and subsequent nuclear crisis have caused hundreds of billions of dollars to disappear off global stock markets.

Japan's Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Yosano dismissed talk about repatriation of money and said speculation, not fund flows, was responsible for the currency's surge, which threatens to increase pressure on the already devastated economy. "I don't think stock and currency markets are in a state of turmoil," Yosano said. He said this in response to whether or not the G-7 should intervene. "We would like to get psychological support from the G7," he said.

G7 leaders held a teleconference last Thursday with Japan will explain the extent of the damage and the financial market situation.

While government officials were stepping up verbal intervention, the Bank of Japan has continued to pump massive amounts of money into money markets to ensure it would not seize up; with the latest offer of 5 trillion yen in same-day funds. The bank had already injected a record 20 trillion, through a combination of same day and longer tenor funds. Further injections seem imminent.

However, there is not that much that the BoJ or other economic leaders can do. The current surge is being driven by the nuclear crisis that seems to be abating as of now. While Japan's currency rose 3.74 percent against the dollar in the six days after the March 11 temblor, it is poised to drop in 2011 by the most in six years. A recent economist survey conducted by Bloomberg shows the Yen is set to depreciate substantially. Currently, we are seeing derivatives traders cutting wagers on further gains after Group of Seven nations followed Japan's lead and sold Yen as it reached a post-World War II high of 76.25 versus the dollar.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stock Market Hanging By A Thread

Stock Market Hanging By A Thread
The SPX Hangs in the Balance While Social Mood Deteriorates Further


“We crawl on our knees for you, Under a sky no longer blue We sweat all day long for you, But we sow the seeds to see us through ‘Cause sometimes dreams just don’t come true, Look now at what they’ve done to you.”

- Rise Against: Re-Education (Through Labor) -

Before getting into the broader markets, I thought it was pertinent to share with readers that recently I have noticed a trend in alternative music, also known as modern rock. As a fan of music in general, I have noticed that more modern and mainstream music is starting to underscore the deterioration in social mood. Mainstream songs are having a resoundingly similar lyrical undertone which outlines the “us against them”, “rich versus poor”, and the political class versus everyone else.

While I am not a sociologist nor do I have any real training in the area, the underlying tone in a lot of artistic mediums highlights the current chasm between the haves and the have-nots. While some might argue that it does not matter, if you as a reader, trader, or investor believe in behavioral finance you might agree that social mood matters a great deal. After all, the entire premise of technical analysis is an attempt to quantify market participant behavior at specific price levels.

Social mood is but one catalyst that can have a dramatic impact in price discovery, and thus must at the very least be monitored. Current music trends are literally screaming loud and clear that the average American can relate to the undertones and messages of song lyrics with the same resounding tone as the Rise Against lyrics listed above. Believe me, it may not matter right now, but it will matter and when it does it will likely be too late for financial markets.

Now that I have my little rant out of the way, why don’t we take a look at where the S&P 500 has been, where it is now, and where it might be going. Currently price action in the S&P 500 is sitting on the edge of a fence. We could be looking at an intermediate bottom or it could end up being a bull trap. As for me, my recent prediction for lower prices has indeed come to pass, but from hereon I have no real idea where price action is headed. Mr. Market is leaving a few clues behind which I will outline, but anything is possible. We have seen stocks climb a wall of worry for nearly two years now so there is precedent for a rally from this current point of indecision.

The daily chart of the S&P 500 listed below illustrates key technical levels on the daily chart, however readers will notice that we are currently caught between a ton of overhead resistance and a key support level. Until we see price move in either direction with volume confirmation, I will be sitting on the sidelines.

SP500

Another key chart to consider is the SPX weekly chart.

A quick glance at the slow stochastic readings at the bottom of the chart reveal that the S&P 500 might have additional downside left before the market is able to form a solid bottom. If that is true, we could see the SPX test the 200 period moving average on the daily chart which would be around the 1186 price level. Additionally, the 50 & 200 period moving averages on the weekly chart correspond with the 1180 price level which is likely not coincidental. The level also corresponds with key resistance areas going back to the November 2010 lows. While a downward move that large seems a bit extreme to me at this point, anything is possible.

SP500

As can be seen from the chart above, price action is currently sitting above the 20 period moving average on the weekly SPX chart. Key support levels are around the 1225 and 1180 price levels. I would also point out that a Fibonacci retracement of the recent pivot high to the recent pivot low gives us a possible 1.618 retracement around the 1190 price level. Additionally, the slow stochastic on the chart above is eerily similar to levels that were seen on the weekly chart back in May of 2010. Will price action work lower? Will the weekly slow stochastic reading kiss the 20 level?

At this point, a few of you might think I’m outlining the case for lower prices in the equity market. I honestly have no idea where price is going from here, I’m just outlining some key aspects that I have found in my analysis to the downside. The upside is just as likely and we could see the SPX price bounce off of the 20 period moving average on the weekly chart and a challenge of the recent highs could play out. Should recent highs give way to breakout, the SPX would likely test the 1,400 price level at some point in the future.

If we look at the VIX for any clues, all that can be seen from that chart is a spike higher and a subsequent selloff as fear and uncertainty leave the marketplace. The VIX is currently arguing for higher prices in equities, however the financials represented by XLF are the fly in the proverbial ointment. The banks were unable to attract a bid on Monday’s strong advance and they experienced additional selling pressure on Tuesday.

In fact, the XLF’s daily chart shown below reveals a key test and subsequent failure.

XLF Financial Select Sector

A quick look at the XLF daily chart and it is rather obvious that price action in XLF has been weak in the past two sessions. Price moved higher off of the recent lows, tested the 20 period moving average and rolled over. Price is currently below key support levels, but we could witness a reversal on Wednesday. I am going to be watching the financials (XLF) quite closely in coming days as I believe the banks will provide traders with clues as to which direction Mr. Market is favoring. Right now it would appear that Mr. Market is favoring lower prices, but that would seem a bit too easy from these eyes.

We could consolidate at these price levels for a period of time. The volume on Monday and Tuesday was light and we have non-confirming signals showing up in a variety of underlying indices. I am unwilling to accept any directional risk at this point. I will let others do the heavy lifting while I sit safely in cash and watch the price action play out.

The price action will eventually give us a confirming signal as to which direction prices will be heading, but right now I believe the prudent thing to do is remain in cash and wait for Mr. Market to signal which direction he favors. We are either sitting at the beginning of a major move higher or we are at a precipice and prices are about to plunge. Either way, risk remains high and the risk / reward is simply not there to warrant an entry. As I have said many times, sometimes the best trade is no trade at all!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Last week, I alerted you to the release of the step-by-step Portfolio Prophet program that's totally taken the trading & investing community by storm.

Well, its developer, Bill Poulos, just announced that:

* He's pulling it OFF THE MARKET on Thursday, March 24th, at 11:59pm Eastern (New York time).

That gives you just over 24 hours to secure your copy and download his custom, intelligent Trade Alert Software before the doors SLAM SHUT.

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Why It Makes Complete Sense

If you're still struggling with protecting & growing your portfolio in a predictable manner, or are just sick and tired of all the confusing, conflicting, and needlessly complex information out there about trading the markets . . .

. . . then I really encourage you to take 35+ year market veteran Bill Poulos's Portfolio Prophet for a test drive.

Why? Well, I was thinking about what specifically it is that I like the best about this program and what sets it above most of the other methods and courses I've seen. Here's what I came up with:

** COMPLETE -- This is one of the most complete trading programs I've ever seen. Period. There's material to get beginners going quickly, and it's structured in such a way that more experienced traders can jump right into the "meat" of the methods.

Further, it's a multimedia powerhouse -- on top of the amazing Trade Alert Software that has everyone excited, it's also packed with screen capture CD-ROM videos to full color reference manuals to detailed "trading blueprints". It's designed to make
sure you really understand all the concepts quickly and effectively.

** CLEAR -- Bill's teaching style is among the best I've ever seen. He speaks in a clear, nurturing way that steps you through all the material. It's very apparent why so many traders keep coming back to Bill's courses.

** CONSTANT -- I think of this as the "surprise" of the program. Bill constantly follows-up with his students after they get his course. He mentions this on his video presentation, but I really believe this is the true value of his program. His students receive regular new bonus video lessons, and Bill is fanatical about offering concise, thoughtful answers to his students' questions.

(He's even throwing in a complete 8 week group coaching package at no extra cost - that's plain CRAZY high value that you'd have to spend a LOT of money on if you were to buy it separately - and you get it for NOTHING extra...)

So that's what stands out for me about the Portfolio Prophet. And frankly, I'll even go out on a limb and say that if you can't succeed in the markets with Bill's course, then you probably never will. That's how powerful his program is.

Fair Warning

I cannot promise that copies of the Portfolio Prophet will be available when you visit the web page - it may already be completely sold out.

If that's the case, please put your name on the waiting list. Bill may release more copies in the future, after the initial "spurt" of student support inquiries slows down, but I can't say when that may be.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Consistent Successful Trading


Simplicity and Consistency As an Individual Trader

By R.J. Hixson of the Van Tharp International Institute of Trading Mastery


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Just after New Year’s, a friend sent me an article that proposed crafting a desired theme for the year rather than setting annual goals. The author used an example of abundance and showed how a daily focus on the various aspects of that theme would help make abundance evident throughout the year in all of its facets. That sounded like a nice idea and, although I didn’t set a particular theme, it stayed at the back of my mind.

In January, I concurrently gave my business a review and thought about my annual goals; during this time a few points became clear to me.

First, I had written much of my trading business plan before I had started actively trading again. While much of the plan contained generally good business principles and trading practices, this time around, I found that a lot of it was also fairly complex and irrelevant.

Second, reviewing my trading log and journal helped me arrive at a conclusion with its roots in the business plan as well. The trading system column in my trading log showed a lot of variety in terms of which systems I was trading during the year. In my trading log, I could see how much discretion I had used to apply the trading rules from my systems.

It was obvious that the trading plan part of my business plan needed a lot of work. I spent most of January and February rewriting a good chunk of it. And as I did that, a few themes appeared.

My Identity: I am an Individual Trader

I looked at my business plan with new eyes in January. I had read through it in the previous two years and even updated parts, but now I really wanted it to help me trade better. As I initially reviewed it, I thought, “Wow, I could do all this in here but how much of it is required? In fact, how much of it even makes sense?”

At certain workshops, Van draws a pyramid to represent the levels of belief that determine how we live. The most powerful beliefs we hold are spiritual, and they form the foundation for all of our other beliefs. The second most powerful beliefs are about our identities. We consciously or non-consciously say or know who we are, and then we assign a lot of additional beliefs, meanings, and behaviors to this identity. As you might imagine, Van asks traders to consciously state who they are before they come up with their objectives and plans. In my business plan, my answer to the question “Who am I as a trader?” was “I am a successful fund manager with several hundred million under management.” Were either of those statements true of me? No, but I had an intent—actually two intents—for adopting that identity.

1. I thought I was heading in that direction at the time and wanted to start thinking about running such a management business.

2. I believed that identity would help me be more professional in my approach trading.

The professional approach part worked; however, the fund manager identity introduced ideas and practices that proved too burdensome to worry about or execute—and frankly I never did.

To help me trade better now, I answer the question in a new way: “I am an individual trader that manages a small amount of money and earns very high rates of return.” That short sleeve golf shirt fits me so much better than the long sleeve starched button down dress shirt with a tie around my neck. As an individual trader, I believe my business can focus on simplicity and profitable actions rather than the complexity introduced by large scale risk controls, client management, and trading larger sums of money. My change of identity to “individual trader” opened up a new way of looking at my trading business. Regardless of the changes I needed to make to my business plan based on this new identity, it fits me so much better right now.

My Business Plan: Trading Simply and Consistently

When I looked over my year of trading in my log in December, I noticed a pattern with my trades. More precisely, I noticed a lack of pattern: the systems I traded varied significantly. I did not (nor would not) notice this on a daily or even weekly basis; however, it was evident in a year’s view. I also remember frequently not updating my trading log daily—or even weekly. Also, I never spelled out my money management rules specifically enough to effectively help me meet my money goals, so I varied my position sizes on trades, which produced varying dollar results in equity.

There were certain big aspects of my trading that varied a lot last year, and I believe that cost me.

Moving Forward with These Themes in Mind

So simplicity and consistency are the themes for me this year. As I rewrote my trading plan, my individual trader identity helped me keep simplicity and consistency front of mind as I changed my combination of trading systems, wrote rules on when to start and when to stop trading systems, fleshed out my position sizing strategies and set my annual goals. If my plans are simple and my execution is consistent, I believe I will see better results this coming year.

Not surprisingly, my goals this year are very simple and require consistency. They are simple in that each of them is done on a daily basis and none of them need much time, strategizing, or complex planning. They require consistency in that I do them every day. The approach reminded of my son’s karate kata.

Kata is a choreographed series of moves that martial arts students practice and perfect. They are not necessarily complex movements (although the complexity or length increases by level) and the focus is on perfect execution. I never gave kata much credit until I saw my son’s sensei perform one. He is an advanced degree black belt and never before had I seen a human move so fast or with such precision. I watched with amazement, and a bit of fear, as I gained a newfound respect for my son’s sensei that day. I also learned to appreciate the impressive results that can come from practicing a humble kata.

This year for my annual goals, I’ll be practicing a set of katas of sorts every day with a focus on simplicity and consistency.

R.J. Hixson is a devoted husband and active father. At the Van Tharp Institute, he researches and develops new products and services that will help traders trade better. He’s ready to visit the beach again soon after a long winter. He can be contacted at “rj” at Van Tharp International Institute of Trading Mastery.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Worst of the Sell-Off Is Not Over

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I don't have a stock pick this week. I do recommend buying and selling forex pairs though. With the wild volatility with the Japanese Yen last week, we shall see if the intervention from the global central banks last week will hold and prevent the Yen from getting stronger. I'm betting not, but that doesn't matter. What matters is the big swings possibly available in the currency market right now, and the opportunity to take some quick profits there.

With stocks selling off big last week, I'm expecting a rebound this week to test previous support levels which I now regard as resistance. I'm betting after a "dead cat bounce" rebound, stocks sell off some more, but again, we shall see. In the meantime, take advantage of the free report available here that forecasts more downside for stocks. "Chance favors the prepared mind."

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Friday, March 18, 2011

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Bull Market or Deceptive Bear?

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The facts are hard to reconcile:

Home values right now are falling in regions where they had been stable for three years... but, the Dow Industrials recently climbed above 12,000 for the first time since mid-2008.

Unemployment is far too high and growth is nonexistent... but, the Federal Reserve will "do whatever it takes" to provide economic stimulus.

Intense political discord is rising in the U.S., even as protests sweep across entire regions of the globe... but, bullish investor sentiment has swelled to historically high levels.

These data points don't go well together. Still, facts are facts -- whether they "reconcile" or not. So, like every individual investor, you have choices to make. Obviously, what you choose depends greatly on what you believe the future holds.

It's just that right now, the future seems murky in ways few of us have experienced. Then again, "few" is not "all" . . .

. . . Meaning, you could have an astonishing stroke of luck, whereby you cross paths with a market pro who's been around for decades. Maybe even the sort of guy who was "keeping hourly charts by hand back in the 1970s."

A guy like that will have just about seen it all. He could compare today's trend with the trends of the past 30 years, because he lived (and worked) through them. Heck, he'd know even more than that, since he learned the trade when he was young from people with decades of their own experience.

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What matters is that he uses his experience at a moment when it can do the most good, namely when investors are most vulnerable. After being "net sellers" for three years, the public is moving back into mutual funds. One simple chart in the above-mentioned Theorist reveals the perils of this trend.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It’s Do or Die Week for Equities and Gold

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The past couple weeks have been choppy in the equities market. While the strong intraday moves are great for day traders, it is extremely difficult for swing/position traders who normally hold positions for 3-60 days in length, which is my focus with this newsletter. That being said, we are reaching a do or die point for the equities market and next week there should be a strong move out of this trading range.

On the volume side of things, we have been seeing distribution taking place. Heavy volume continues to step into the market unloading large amounts of shares. The interesting part is that the majority of traders are bullish and sentiment levels are at extremes. Also, we are seeing the retail trader enter the market… What does this mean? It means we must trade very cautious and large positions on the long side shouldn’t be taken. The selling volume and extreme bullish sentiment are warning us that a correction is near.

There are a few things I watch to identifying trend reversals and they are accumulation or distribution of shares, Extreme sentiment readings, Market internals/breadth, and if the price relative to the 20 SMA. Currently we are seeing all the signs of a reversal to the down side, but it has yet to be confirmed.

My trading buddy JW Jones who focuses strictly on Options Trading has been cleaning up with the current volatility making 21%, 50% and 67% returns on his last threes trades. This guy loves volatility and always seems to put together an option play with very little risk yet big upside potential.

Let’s take a look at a couple charts…

SP500 60 minute chart going back 2 months

This chart shows a possible trend reversal unfolding. We are seeing distribution selling, lower prices with the current price trading under a key resistance level. Also my internal/sentiment indicators are showing waves of buying/bullish market action which is quickly met with strong selling pulling prices back down.

Trading during trend reversals is difficult because the potential downside risk is higher when entering a position. If traded, only small positions should be taken until a trend is established, then you can build/add to your position on pullbacks or bounces depending on the direction in your favor.

My current bias is for lower prices in the coming days, but until we break above February’s high or Last week’s low with strong volume it’s a little more of a guessing game. If we see the SP500 rise early next week and fill the gap and the market internal indicators show extreme short term overbought conditions, it will make for another great low risk shorting opportunity. Shorting just under a key resistance level means the protective stop is only 1-2% away from our entry point and makes for a solid 1:3 risk/reward ratio. On the flip side, if the market has a strong rally and closes above the key resistance level then the tables will have turned and a new up trend should start.

SP500

Gold 60 Minute Chart going back 2 months

Gold has had a nice push up in the past few weeks due to the issues in the Middle East. We saw this yellow metal make a new high but has since pulled back down and could have another move lower in the coming week. The $1380-1390 level should act as a strong support zone. The daily and 60 minute chart both show support at that area. Silver is in the same boat. Keep an eye this…

Gold Chart

Weekend Trend Analysis:

In short, stocks and commodities are nearing a tipping point and there should be a large move in either direction starting this week if all goes according to plan. The big question is which way are prices going to go? My current bias is for more downside until we see a good washout in the market. It could be 2-8% lower from where the market closed on Friday. After that I think a grind higher into May could easily take place but we will see how the charts unfold going forward.

Each week there seems to be some type of surprise economic, political or natural disaster of some sort making trading not only tougher to trade but riskier because price swings are large. Keep trading to a minimum and small for now.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Is The Bear Market Back?

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Financial Markets at Critical Junctures

The market technically is at critical junctures right now. Stock prices are at the point of very possibly getting squeezed to an upside breakout as some have forecasted, and to a downside breakdown as some have forecasted including myself, and what the market is showing currently. I don’t see fundamental, technical or sentiment information supporting higher stock prices right now, but technical fundamental analysis, and even more important sentiment indicators showing that the market is heading lower before heading higher again. I would also suggest that these major index support levels I’ve listed below may not hold either with more downside from these levels longer-term. See more reasons to be at least cautious below and or short-selling right now.

March 14, 2011 Major Index Price Support Forecasts

DJIA – 11,839.93 to 11,485.37

S&P 500 – 1,227.95 to 1,156.06

Nasdaq – 2,557.06 to 2,382.12


Is the Bear Market Back? Reasons to be Cautious at Least

Oil and Stock Prices

Oil prices fell on Thursday and Friday, and stocks did too. Lower oil prices help global growth, and higher oil prices slow down global growth. Seems to me the oil market is saying if global growth slows down due to high oil prices or any other number of economic problems it won’t support oil prices at these levels for very long. In my opinion, I don’t think global growth can handle oil at prices above $100 plus for very long, and if so, oil demand destruction will set in eventually causing lower global growth, and eventually lower oil prices to match up with that growth. Deflation first, inflation later as I’ve always said.

Global Broad Market Sell-Off

The selloff last week was a global broad market selloff. The global markets have been on an uptrend for the last two years. From my perspective it’s been a bear market rally from the October 08, 2007 market top to the March 02, 2009 low especially in the USA and Europe. Asia and the other emerging markets are now almost in lockstep with the developed markets showing that what affects the major countries of the world affects the rest of the emerging growing world too. Even with the higher growth rates of the emerging markets, doesn’t necessarily mean higher stock prices in those markets. I’ve have yet to see different markets decouple for a sustained period of time. They always seem to follow the broad global markets in the long-term no matter what their good and bad news is or it’s different this time story is.

European Union Sovereign Debt Problems Still There

Europe financial skeletons in the closet are making noise again with Moody’s Spain debt downgrade and the entire ECB sovereign debt problems re-awakening with the recent news. It seems the financial markets forgot about this very serious debt issue unfolding and not over with yet in Europe. I suggest the same is coming for the USA eventually too. It’s going to take years to clean up the sovereign debt mess, with some of those countries possibly ending up in default in my opinion.

China’s Surprise Jump in Trade Deficit

China’s increasing trade deficit is another worry for the global economy now. China had an unexpected $7.3 billion trade deficit report last week. China has been for the last 3 years plus, and still is now trying to slow down their economic growth. A friend of mine in China who’s not a financial analyst says it’s only a matter of time when the China real estate market in the Metro areas declines much more. China real estate prices and rents in the China metro cities are “crazy” in relation to earnings he says, and if there is a China and or global slowdown, he sees China real estate prices and rents heading much lower. If this happens, it could put a big squeeze on the Chinese government, the Chinese banks that hold the debt, and the economy as a whole. Famous short-seller Jim Chanos might just get his wish of a bigger China selloff. I don’t like the idea of short selling China myself, but I wouldn’t be buying just yet either.

2009 – 2010 Stock Price Rebound Too Far Too Fast

The rebound in stock prices in the last two years has been too far too fast compared to the actual economic growth in the same time period which is still the same as it was three years ago. With the severe selloff that market saw during 2007 – 2008, it’s normal to have a rebound back to test the selloff breaks which are now major resistance levels. The market is at those major resistance levels now. Because of this, I see at least near-term downside pressure in stock prices, and longer-term price downside if the bigger picture long-term fundamental issues don’t get worked out fast enough to support sustainable long-term economic growth.

Priced for Perfection?

The markets are showing more high-risk low-reward conditions now from my technical analysis. The market is showing no margin of safety in case the bulls are fundamentally wrong, in which I think they are wrong. The USA market seems to be priced for perfection with the bears in hiding after this two year bull-run in the markets. I remind all the bulls that buying into a breakout after an already extended bull-run, can easily end up in a fake-out break-out, trapping new long positions. I think professional money managers know this well suggesting more selling is to come. Retail investors take note and use caution taking on any new buy long positions here.

Over-Valued Market Valuation Now?

Market over-valuation is here with the S&P500 dividend yield below 2%, and cyclically-adjusted earnings at 24 times compared to the 16 times historical average. I suggest looking at earnings estimate revisions from Zacks Investment research for the best individual stock opportunities in the markets right now. Most stocks follow the broad market, but a select few buck the broad market. Zacks Ranks Earnings Revisions can help you find to select stock by stock picks. Analysts with their earnings estimate revisions can go up and down with the psychology of the time so your due diligence is crucial at this time I recommend. With the market prices up these last two years, some analysts have been increasing their company earnings estimates. The reality is that earnings estimates and their revisions can skew the analysis of any company with a false sense of future price performance confidence. Buying in on positive earnings estimate revisions and or real earning report increases is not necessarily a guaranty of increasing stock prices so be careful there.

Amateurs Want To Be Right and Professionals Want To Make Money

The retail public has been buying more stock this last year which is another possible sell indicator. History has shown in the past that the public gets in, and out of stocks at the wrong times, buying near the tops and selling near the bottoms. Here’s the difference between an amateur armchair retail investor trader and a professional one. Amateurs want to be proven right most of the time. They will take huge drawdowns in an attempt to prove themselves right on a stock buy. Once they’ve taken more drawdown than they can handle financially and mentally, usually 50% or more, they throw in the towel and admit defeat. Professionals on the other hand understand losses are a part of the game, and have a system to deal with increasing losses. It’s called stop-loss. Depending on the stock, and it’s volatility, the stop-loss amount to admit defeat and save your investment trading account is 8% loss per stock from the purchase price, even it’s a Blue-Chip stock. Stop-loss is tool to effectively manage money in the markets. Professionals use stop-loss, and retail investors need to use it more if they want to save their accounts.

Record Insider Selling Lately

Insider selling during the 4th quarter 2010 hit multi-year highs. Since then insider selling has stayed strong. Insider selling or buying is not a stand-alone sure-fire way of knowing where the price of stock is going, but there’s no one better who knows about a company’s future earnings prospects than its board of directors. If they are selling, and especially big block selling, you should be paying attention, and very possibly selling too. You can always buy back the stock at any time that’s for sure.

Fundamental and Technical Analysis? Review the Current Market Sentiment Even More

Notice how all these reasons I’m citing to be cautious above are not just all about fundamental or technical analysis, but also about a very important aspect of the markets called sentiment or you can also call it market psychology. Money managers are saying it’s a bull bull bull again. Well of course. One point is that if they don’t they might be out of a job if the redemptions empty their mutual fund their managing. With everyone a bull again, that’s one indicator of many to possibly be ready to move to the other side and fast in case the market tips too heavily to one side for too long. When everyone is leaning to one side for a sustained period of time, it might be prudent and very profitable for you to start reviewing the option of moving to the other side before if and when everyone else does. If you are fortunate to see a reversal opportunity, and take a reversal position, and then the reversal moves in your direction, it can be exponentially profitable with the reward-risk ratio of it very large in your favor, meaning the stop-loss to the take profit areas of the trade are extremely favorable. Reward-Risk ratios of 3:1 plus are great. In a market like this right now, some of the Reward-Risk ratios to the short-sell side may be approaching 5:1 to 15:1 which is quantum huge. Remember, successful investing trading is about knowing what price you’re entering at, your stop-loss price you will exit at with a small loss in case the position goes against you, and your take profit target areas to book a profit. This is total trade entry and trade management to be successful long-term in investing and trading the markets. Investing and trading without a system is a plan for failure. If you want to succeed in the markets long-term, learn and manage your investing trading systems on a regular consistent basis.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Can Gold Continue to Soar?

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By David Frank, Financial Analyst, Ava FX


Middle East Unrest and Oil Prices

Oil prices strengthened again after last week's retreat as tensions in Libya and other countries in the Arab world continued. The front month WTI crude oil contract rose above 103 for the first time in 6 days. Corresponding Brent crude oil contract also recovered. The IEA said that unrest in Libya is beginning to impact European oil supplies and they expect the situation could worsen if violence persists and the demand from Europe should improve through February and March.

The Battle for Libya

Hopes that the fighting in Libya subsided after Venezuela's peace offer failed as rebels rejected the plan. Fighting continued in capital Tripoli and other places in the country. At the same time, The International Criminal Court said they suspect Libyan leader Qaddafi and his sons of crimes against humanity. The prosecutor will investigate between 10-20 people including Qaddafi, members of his family, the foreign minister and the heads of security and military intelligence. Stability in Libya and the Middle East is a long way off.

ECB Possible April Rate Hike, US Quantitative Easing, and Precious Metals

As mentioned in an earlier article, gold prices climbed higher. However, because of the ECB's potential rate hike in April, we saw a sharp selloff in gold and other precious metals. The US Fed's Quantitative Easing and other ultra easy fiscal approaches have shaken investors' confidence towards fiat currencies and led them to hard assets such as gold and silver. Over the last few weeks, inflationary fears have heated up and has given gold another boost.

Gold as an Inflation Hedge Dying?

While gold has recently been boosted by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, the market will shift its focus back to monetary policies once the tensions fade. The ECB kept its main refinancing rate unchanged after taking it to as low as 1% in May 2009. However, at the meeting yesterday, ECB President Trichet for the time signaled a rate hike should come next month. This move is earlier than expected. If the climate of low rates is going to change soon, gold's strength may be affected. Further, if inflation can be curbed, demand for gold as an inflation hedge will reduce. There is another reason for gold, as well as other precious metals, will decline sooner or later.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Asian-Pacific Financial Forecasts

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13 Asian-Pacific Markets, Divided Into 2 Groups


"A Merrill Lynch survey of global fund managers finds that long exposure to emerging markets has now dropped to merely 5%, the lowest reading since March 2009."

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Asian-Pacific Regional Markets Overview

Upon reviewing longer-term Elliott wave patterns in the charts of 13 of the most popular Asian-Pacific stock markets, Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast editor Mark Galasiewski comes to one conclusion: You can really divide them into two groups -- those completing their Elliott wave corrective patterns and those just starting them.

The markets in question are: Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Korea, Philippines, Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Indonesia, Israel and China. The difference in their respective Elliott wave patterns has profound (bullish and bearish) implications for the trend. Learn more with the comparative charts in the Overview section of the March issue.

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Asian-Pacific Short Term Update

Asia-Pacific Country-by-Country Financial Forecasts

India: SENSEX investors have recently been moving money out of stocks and into money markets. It seems they are afraid of stocks -- and the March Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast uses this and Elliott Wave evidence to tell you if it all amounts to a bullish or bearish forecast for the SENSEX.

Japan: Surveys show that the NIKKEI investors are the most optimistic they've been since January 2007. Optimism is also showing in the news of a merger between Japan's two longtime industrial rivals, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metals. Elliott wave and socionomic analysis tells us that, “a waxing positive social mood always engenders cooperation” -- and the March issue explains what this and other evidence likely means for the NIKKEI's trend from here.

China: The country's new weekly brokerage account openings -- a sentiment indicator that previously helped the Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast identify tops and bottoms in the Shanghai Composite -- fell to the third-lowest number on record in February. Chinese investors seem to feel worse about stocks than Merrill Lynch’s global fund managers do about emerging markets. Yet, says editor Mark Galasiewski, Chinese investors who believe that the Year of the Rabbit should be lucky for stocks may just be right. Read more in the China section.

Australia: This section brings you an update on the All Ordinaries stock index and a special study of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. It's the story of a man who turned an Australian newspaper company into one of the world’s largest media empires. But was it all due to his good foresight? On the contrary. Find out the surprising details in the special section: "Waves of Empire: Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation."

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

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