Flag Pattern – Continuation Pattern in Candlestick Charts

Traders let’s talk about the flag pattern on IBM. The flag is important to be able to spot because it is usually the sign of a continuation pattern after a break out. We first covered IBM about a week ago in a previous blog “setting alerts 101”. Now let’s talk about how to manage and…

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Stocks to Watch based on technical analysis

There are a lot of great opportunities in the market. Here’s a few stocks to watch that caught my eye based purely on technical analysis and set-up that are worth watching if nothing else. First up AvalonBay (AVB) classic technical buy on a bounce of the uptrend line. 3M Company (MMM) in a tight volatility…

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Index Stock Watch

Here it is the weekend Round Up. I wanted to take a look at the S&P 500 to get a frame of where the overall market is. In the chart below you will see the S&P500 has been in a irrefutable uptrend since the end of November 2011 as outlined by the green arrow and…

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How to Set Stock Alerts

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With so many stocks out there and so many things going on in your day sometimes you may feel it is impossible to keep up with the market.  You have work and maybe can’t watch the market all day, it’s possible you’re in school, have the kids to pick up, you  name it.  Bottom line…

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Traders Mindset Vs. Investors Mindset

I wanted to talk about the mindset of a trader in this blog because trading is not just about knowing what stocks and options to buy and when to sell but it is also about knowing who you are at the core and what your game plan is.  A trader is different from an investor.…

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Strangle Option Strategy on BIDU – earnings play

Alright Traders this is one we have been waiting patiently for.  The Baidu (BIDU) earnings play.  Earlier in the month the company threw us a curve ball.  We loaded up the Strangle (I’ll explain what that is in a minute) and then the company decided to delay its earnings.  Well the time is here again,…

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Top Down Analysis of XOI (Oil Index)

Trader’s I have some good stuff for you tonight.  I am a firm believer that the more you know… well the more your account can grow.  Tonight’s analysis is something you should know and know well.  This analysis will show you how you can beat most money managers.  So let’s dive into the Brown Report.…

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Channeling Stocks – Support and Resistance

Chart reading and investing go hand and hand like School & Text Books. You wouldn’t study for a test without reading the text book and reviewing your notes? The same is true in the market, if you are trading without looking at charts you are taking a test blind and you will ultimately fail. Below…

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Stocks to Watch

While I was going through the scans I found some interesting stocks that you may want to put on your watch list. No in-depth analysis to follow, just a quick blog on a few set ups that look like they could pay off big in the near term. As with all trades please do your…

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The smart way to play Netflix Earnings

Netflix earnings is scheduled to be released after the closing Bell on 1/25/11.  If you know anything about this stock, you know it usually moves on earnings.  With speculation about growth of the company, overseas expansion and even a potential buy out, this is one earnings play you won’t want to miss.  Click Image to…

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