U.S. Miss on S&P Case-Shiller, Chicago PMI, and Consumer Confidence Slows Dollar Rally: The Dollar Index was able to rally above 86 following another round of poor European CPI and jobs reports. However, the greenback would give up these gains as the U.S. posted its...
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Here's today's list of a few hand-picked short-term technical patterns that we are currently eyeing for potential swing opportunities over the coming sessions. These selections are designed to assist the active trader and teach the developing novice in identifying low...
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Pacific Ethanol (PEIX), the leading producer of ethanol in the Western US, just presented at the Imperial Capital Global Opportunities Conference. The stock has sold off more than 25% in the past week or so and frankly, it's likely to be deleted from our rankings on...
Anybody who tells you that they completely understand current labor market conditions is lying at worst or misinformed at best. The employment data over the past several months have been chock full of inconsistencies and poor correlations. Conflicts between the...
In this Swing Trader report, I will review a recent Swing trade that I highlighted on our Briefing Trader service. The purpose is to educate traders on just one of the few ways I often analyze opportunities setting up in the market, as well as how I manage a position...
It was a frenetic start to the week for the stock market, which sold off sharply at the start of Monday's trading, rallied back smartly soon thereafter, sold off again, and then rallied late to cut its losses. The volatility was attributed to concerns about growing...
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