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Trader Mike


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 ...


July 17, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1302807
Indexes were in a light pullback mode until news hit of the Malaysian Airlines crash, which accelerated selling significantly. At the end of the day the S&P 500 fell 1.18% and the NASDAQ 1.41%. This was the biggest one day drop for the S&P 500 since early ...


July 16, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1302156
Indexes again gapped up at the open and then didn't do much the rest of the session. The S&P 500 gained 0.42% and the NASDAQ 0.22%. The Federal Reserve's Beige Book found the economy expanding at a modest to moderate pace, with consumer spending up in all of ...


July 15, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1301508
Indexes opened up to start Tuesday but sold off modestly as the day progressed as someone somewhere tried to find something negative in the Yellen comments to Congress. So they found a blurb where she called valuations stretched for smaller social media and biotechnology stocks and those areas ...


July 14, 2014, 7:14 pm, 1300931
Indexes gapped up at the open and then traded in a very narrow range all session; the S&P 500 gained 0.48% and the NASDAQ 0.56%. Precious metals had a nasty session after finally looking promising for the first time in a while late last week; this is why they ...


July 14, 2014, 1:14 pm, 1300763
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill our quarterly reader survey. We had 263 total responses.Overall you readers rate our free market recaps at 8.8 / 10, the same strong score we received last quarter. Original post: STTG Q2 2014 Survey Results, Full Post Emails Read the full article ...


July 11, 2014, 7:14 pm, 1300014
Last reminder if you have not done so, please take 60 seconds to take our quarterly survey; thanks!We continue to see dip buyers very active - while this was a down week it was a needed respite after last week's holiday action pushed indexes to very overbought conditions. ...


July 10, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1299539
Just a reminder if you have not done so, please take 60 seconds to take our quarterly survey; thanks!Indexes in the U.S. opened down sharply this morning, following European markets which had suffered as some worries suffered about a major Portugal bank. However dip buyers showed up yet ...


July 9, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1298917
Just a reminder if you have not done so, please take 60 seconds to take our quarterly survey; thanks!Stocks recovered some of the losses of the past 2 sessions as the Federal Reserve said the end of quantitative easing should be in October but don't look for an interest rate ...