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Cold Temps, Hot Seasonal Oil & Gas Trades

Based upon the NYSE ARCA Natural Gas Index (XNG) there is a seasonal tendency for natural gas companies to enjoy gains from the end of February through the beginning of June. Detailed in the Stock Trader’s Almanac 2019 on page 92, this trade h...

Resistance Is Not Futile

Now that the market has clawed its way back above the 2018 lows and encroaches on the 50-day moving averages, new overhead resistance that was once support is putting up a little fight. The market will need to hold and clear current levels to sustai...

January Expiration Week Choppy Last 20 Years

Over the past thirty-six years, since 1983, the S&P 500’s performance during January’s option expiration week has been a mixed bag. Friday has been up 20 and down 16, and the entire week has been down four times for every three times it has been...

Up Over 10% from Lows, Healing Well Underway

As of today’s close, DJIA is up 2.9% year-to-date, S&P 500 is up 3.6% and NASDAQ is up 5.3%. Not bad for today being just the seventh trading day of the year. Even more impressive are the gains from since the closing low on December 24th. DJIA and...

Experience Market Magic: Orlando MoneyShow 2019

Last year’s late Midterm Election Year selloff set the stage for a 2019 Pre-Election Year rally. Tax cut legislation held off the usual midterm year correction until much later in the year, pushing the potential low toward yearend and possibly int...