Confluence

Confluence

Futures opened this evening and the /ES was limit down in minutes. This used to be a rare occurrence of course, but in the new world it's commonplace. I want to talk about confluence. One of the most powerful tenets of technical analysis as a discipline. The concept is straightforward: Instead of relying on a [...]
Pure Technicals

Pure Technicals

We won't waste any time. You can refer to these levels going forward for some major charts I (we) all watch. Starting with the one everyone talks about: A. Dow Jones Industrial Average A couple things I am watching: Taking into account the major uptrend which started back in 2008, to the all time highs, [...]
It’s Always Darkest Before The Dawn

It’s Always Darkest Before The Dawn

The first record of the proverb "It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn" is found in a poem written by Thomas Fuller in 1650. While this well known saying is undoubtedly rooted in optimism, there is some disagreement about its accuracy in the scientific community. The brightness of the night sky varies depending on the Moon’s [...]
It’s So Good To Be Back

It’s So Good To Be Back

All - As you may or may not know, I had nothing but trouble with the website the past several weeks. I'm merely a finance whiz, seasoned in the world of investment and speculation. I have less than zero time to monkey around with the back end plumbing of websites, so I have hired on [...]
Look What I’ve Stumbled Across

Look What I’ve Stumbled Across

Over the weekend I ran across a name I barely knew was still in business. I was having a discussion with someone about earnings season and remembered one of my most profitable (lucky) earnings trades of all time. It was summer / fall of 2017 and Shutterstock $SSTK had been consolidating in what was to [...]