Is the Fed Spreading Rifts in the Market Multiverse?

March 31, 2020

Mish's Daily, by Mish Schneider


A rift is a crack, split, or break in something. Hence the obvious title question-what is the Fed doing to engender a market multiverse rift? The Fed can only buy securities that the federal government guarantees. What the Fed has done on this round of QE, is buy investment grade corporate bonds and ETFs. In essence, that is what many consider nationalizing the markets. Then going one step further, March 31st, the Fed announced that they

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The End Of The Bulls’ Run In Semiconductors?

December 4, 2019

Trades & Tutorials, by Geoff Bysshe


When a leading market sector sells off hard, traders should take note to avoid getting surprised by a broader market sell-off. Even better than simply noticing an important sector reversing, would be to be to anticipate the move in time to avoid it or profit from it.On Monday, the Semiconductor ETF (SMH), a recent market leader, was one of the hardest hit sectors in the market’s decline. In this post you’ll discover how you could

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Plunge Protection Team Working Overtime

March 29, 2020

Weekly Market Outlook, by Keith Schneider


US stock indexes Market’s bounced up around +11% with a little help from the Fed and a touch of emergency funding from Capitol Hill ($2 trillion). Meanwhile, the virus’s infection rate continues to explode, with NYC the epicenter.  This week’s takeaway is the Plunge Protection Team efforts to prop up the markets worked (for the moment) while virus containment efforts not so much. The biggest question hanging in the ether is will the fiscal and

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S&P 500 and the Other Indices Still in Tight Range

March 30, 2020

Mish's Daily, by Mish Schneider


After inside days in three of the four indices, Monday traded in an even tighter range. This made for some choppy trading conditions in the indices and many stocks. Again, we have a good technical setup as the DIA, and the Russell 2000 had inside days from Friday’s trading range. Plus, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ could not take out last Thursday’s highs. Referring to our outliers first- LQD or High Yield Investment Grade Bonds

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Trading with the Precision of 3 Trend Measures

July 4, 2019

Trades & Tutorials, by Geoff Bysshe


Happy Independence Day! This July we're going to focus on how and why this month, which begins the second half of the year, can be used to set you up for a great 2019. This video is a crash course in how to consistently profit with my 3 favorite MarketGauge indicators, by catching explosive trades in every market condition! You don't need to start with all 3, but I'll show you how they each work,

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Are You Ready for More

March 22, 2020

Weekly Market Outlook, by Keith Schneider


Markets worldwide got hit even harder this week with the Dow Industrials down -17% and down over - 32% YTD as humanity battles the spreading virus. The massive drop of almost over 40% in IWM (Small Caps) this year highlights the extreme liquidity issues facing smaller companies with lower cash reserves and higher debt levels. The Dow, S&P 500, and IWM are all trading beneath their 200-week moving averages. Both the Dow and the Russell

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Sell High or Sell Low, Overall Market Weakness is Inevitable

March 29, 2020

Mish's Daily, by Mish Schneider


The market loves the stimulus by both the Banks and the Government. Or at least, we can thank both as to why the market stopped the bleed and rallied in some cases, over 20% off the lows. In the longer term, a lot will depend on covid-19, and its path to a flattening of the curve or not. For now, we welcome the relief rally and even more so, the inside days it created in

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These Big Profit Setups Always Happen When The Market Pulls Back

June 9, 2019

Trades & Tutorials, by Geoff Bysshe


When the market sells off these stocks lead to trades that yield quick returns and then massive swing trades. It happens without fail because this is how the market works. When the market sells off, weak stocks get hit and many never come back. At the same time, the stocks that the big institutions like hold up, or sell off in a smaller degree. Many of these stocks become the leaders of the next market

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You Keep Me Hanging On

March 15, 2020

Weekly Market Outlook, by Keith Schneider


Market’s globally got hit hard as even traditional safe havens did not work.  Many countries are on lockdown and most likely, we are already in a Global Recession. The 10 year plus bull market has ended officially with indexes down over 20% from its all-time highs. However, the long-term trend starting from the lows in 2009, has only been broken in IWM and the Dow, while both the SPY and QQQ indexes either held their

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Key Technical Levels-The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 26, 2020

Mish's Daily, by Mish Schneider


This is a shot  of our BigView tool-the indices with our real motion indicators. All you need to know- First-the momentum has turned the corner for falling to rising. Secondly, here are the key closing levels for the week to determine how much if any, risk you should take home for the weekend. Indices-Closing Levels In the S&P 500-SPY-it must close over 256.35. The 200-week moving average is 264.00 A close below 241 not healthy.

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Top 7 Contenders In the U.S. Marijuana Market

February 18, 2019

Trades & Tutorials, by Geoff Bysshe


This week the cover story in Barron’s analyzed and opined about a specific subset of the hot marijuana industry. As a result, I’ve found a few stocks you may want to keep your eye on for big trend trades. Here’s how I found them. One of my favorite ways of finding ideas for big trend trades is to let someone else do the fundamental research, and for 30- years Barron’s has been one of the

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Gold, Ready …. or Not?

March 8, 2020

Weekly Market Outlook, by Keith Schneider


Equity markets digested last week's dead cat bounce and closed virtually unchanged as the virus takes in toll in both a rising body count and economically. Despite the neutral close for the week, the most important indicator is a new one called the TPI (Toilet Paper Indicator) and it is still calling for a s**t storm. People are hoarding supplies and in some place’s toilet paper is sold out. Until this panic flushes itself and

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Economic Modern Family Gnomes-How’d They Do?

March 25, 2020

Mish's Daily, by Mish Schneider


We came into today with Transportation IYT, Retail XRT, Biotechnology IBB, and the Russell 2000 IWM all having inside weeks. I do not mean any insult calling a Family of my creation gnomes, but since the rally today was mythical and perhaps not real, I thought it apt. Yesterday, considering the storm clouds above the market and the Family, we wondered how can a lonely wooden house keep standing in the midst of a storm?

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The Home Run Options Pay Day (500%+)

January 28, 2019

Trades & Tutorials, by Geoff Bysshe


When you make 500% on a trade, I consider it a home run. When you do it in 2 days or less, it’s even better! You might be thinking that the only way to make 500% in 2 days or less is to get lucky with a huge unexpected move in a stock, but that’s not true. Yes, in this post I’m going to outline an options trade setup that enables you to quickly bank

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Emerging or Submerging?

March 1, 2020

Weekly Market Outlook, by Keith Schneider


The Corona virus continues to spread, and equity markets tanked globally. US equity markets were down -11% on average and there was not one foreign stock market positive for the week. This is one of the worst weekly selloffs ever, and the fastest correction from new all-time highs on record. US long bonds was one of the few bright spots and markets are now pricing several rates cuts this year with one coming this month.

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