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Finance Roundtable

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Trader Mike


July 29, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1307673
Indexes continue to stagnate in July as the S&P 500 fell 0.45% and the NASDAQ 0.05% due to a late day selloff. Sanctions versus Russia were heightened by the U.S. and Europe which some point to for the late selling. (Obama spoke on TV) The ...


July 29, 2014, 9:14 am, 1307200
The rise of the “robo-advisor” is hard to ignore. Startups Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, and others have shaken up the managed assets scene by letting algorithms determine the best allocation of capital.Investing with a robo-advisor has given investors the ability to accomplish long term investment goals with a much lower ...


July 28, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1306885
Stocks sold off moderately Monday morning but dip buyers came in yet again - a pattern we have now seen for 2 months - and indexes close near unchanged. The S&P 500 gained 0.03% while the NASDAQ dropped 0.10%. News flow was light; keep in mind we ...


July 25, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1305832
Indexes gapped down and stayed down all session as weakness in Amazon.com and Visa hurt morale a bit. The S&P 500 fell 0.48% and the NASDAQ 0.50%. Late in the day Goldman Sachs released a note saying they are "neutral" on equities over three months as it ...


July 24, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1305134
Thursday was a quiet session with indexes flipping around the unchanged line. The S&P 500 gained 0.05% while the NASDAQ dropped 0.04%. It was another day of very high profile companies reporting. Economic news in the housing market was not very good - new home ...


July 23, 2014, 7:14 pm, 1304273
Indexes were up most of the session as a surge by Apple (AAPL) helped lift things; this is a massive component of the NASDAQ. The S&P 500 gained 0.18% and the NASDAQ 0.40%. It was a very busy day with a lot of blockbuster companies reporting so ...


July 23, 2014, 3:14 pm, 1303974
Indexes opened quite significantly down on a number of geopolitical items (Russia, Gaza) but a steady line of buyers came in throughout the session and by the end of the day losses were minimal. The S&P 500 fell 0.23% and the NASDAQ 0.17%. There was not much going ...


July 23, 2014, 3:14 pm, 1303973
It has been choppy action of late after the surge we had early in July during the holiday week. Stocks exited that week very overbought short term and since then we had a needed minor pullback followed by some geopolitical issues. All in all things are doing well ...


July 19, 2014, 11:14 am, 1303493
Last fall I attended Mark Minervini’s Master Trader Workshop in Myrtle Beach with three other StockTradingToGo subscribers. I left Myrtle Beach after a long weekend of learning inspired and educated. I also left with the realization that I still had a lot to work on to become a master trader! ...


July 18, 2014, 7:14 pm, 1303379
In yesterday's recap when describing the late day selloff we wrote:All the typical knee jerk reactions took place – U.S. Treasuries were bid up, oil and gold spiked, as did volatility etc. How much of this is real humans trading and how much is just computers trading with each ...