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Trader Mike


October 31, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1361990
Indexes continue into rarified air as short term overbought conditions have not mattered. Today the Japanese central bank acted and the knee jerk reaction is to always buy when central banks act. The S&P 500 gained 1.17% and the NASDAQ 1.41%; both indexes gapped up at the ...


October 30, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1361161
Market indices continue to act well as morning weakness is met with strong buying; the type of action you want to see. The S&P 500 gained 0.62% and the NASDAQ 0.37%. There was some good economic data as the Commerce Department reported gross domestic product grew at a ...


October 29, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1360293
It was a generally quiet day for the markets, especially considering it was a Fed day which usually leads to a lot of volatility. Big picture, we've regained almost all of recent losses in the major indexes but stand short term overbought. A bit of rest would be ...


October 28, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1359433
Indexes gapped up at the open and built on that all day as the S&P 500 jumped 1.19% and the NASDAQ 1.75%. In economic data a gauge of consumer confidence hit 94.5 in October, versus an 87 estimate, while orders for goods meant to last at least three years ...


October 28, 2014, 9:14 am, 1358964
As many of you know I am a huge proponent of post trade analysis. Logging your completed trades and tracking performance is critical to long term success.Recording the buy and sell date, writing notes, capturing a screenshot of the stock chart, and using R multiples are several examples of the ...


October 27, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1358603
Indexes gapped down to begin the week bu t dip buyers came in which is a healthy change from the action we were seeing a few weeks ago. The S&P 500 fell 0.15% while the NASDAQ added 0.05%. The European Central Bank on Sunday said about one in ...


October 24, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1357517
Indexes finished off their best week of 2014 with another solid gain despite quite overbought conditions. The S&P 500 lurched forward 0.71% and the NASDAQ 0.69%. We are now up 5% since St Louis Fed President James Bullard said the Fed should consider delaying the end of ...


October 23, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1356728
ndexes gapped up at the open and stayed strong all day as corporate earnings reports generally pleased investors; some more Ebola news late in the day took indexes a bit off their highs. The S&P 500 jumped 1.23% and the NASDAQ 1.60%. There was decent economic news ...


October 22, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1355908
Indexes opened up Wednesday but sold off in the afternoon. Some cited a shooting in Canada as a reason but the reality is when you enter a day so extremely overbought a "reason" will be found to slow momentum. Weakness in oil also hurt the energy sector. ...


October 21, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1355167
Indexes gapped up sharply at the open and ran all day as the market put together its 3rd strong day in a row. The S&P 500 surged 1.96% and the NASDAQ 2.40%. This three day move is very similar to most rallies we have seen since 2009 in ...