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Deep In The Money Calls – Teach The Bear New Tricks

Categories: Bear Market and Corrections, Covered Calls, Exxon Stock (XOM), Profit And Income Strategies

Deep In The Money Calls – Teach The Bear New Tricks

Deep in the money calls can be an exceptional strategy to consider in a bear market. Whipsaw days and high volatility can make it tough for any investor. Wouldn’t it be great to put aside all the wild swings, volatility and fear of the bear market and get back to what is really important, investing. That’s what deep in the money calls can provide. There is a difference between trading and investing. Traders are often in the market for short periods, sometimes even minutes as…

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Market Timing / Market Direction – Bull Break Out?

Categories: Stock Market Outlook

Market Timing / Market Direction – Bull Break Out?

Market Timing and Market Direction often make distinct patterns that are readily seen and can be matched with historic similar events. Right now market direction is showing a rising wedge pattern in the S&P 500. The market is showing lower highs and higher lows. A rising wedge pattern often is a sign of a market in turmoil, but also a market that will break one way or the other. The rising wedge pattern that my present market timing shows, is not surprising considering all the bad…

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Market Timing / Market Direction – Importance For Selling Options

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Market Timing / Market Direction – Importance For Selling Options

Market timing and market direction are the most important tool in my investing tool-chest. Nothing comes closer. My market timing and market direction call on Thursday Oct 20 in the evening entitled VIX MAY BE WARNING  discussed my outlook for Friday for October options expiry and my general look at the trend in the market. I received a number of emails from readers and there were a couple of comments on the blog as well wondering why I bother with market timing and market direction.…

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Market Direction – Range Still Holding

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Market Direction – Range Still Holding

Today’s action was interesting to say the least. Friday’s market pullback picked up steam right from the opening. However while European markets are being trounced almost daily, the US Market is hanging tough. I believe there is a lot more happening in this market than many investors are aware of. The latest chart which you can see below, shows that the market is still in a range. Since August 8 the market has hung tough and actually appears to be trying to move higher. The…

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Bear Market – Definition

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Bear Market – Definition

Bear Market Defined A bear market should never be confused with a correction. Corrections can be severe but bear markets are far worse. A bear market is a period in time when the price of securities fall. There is usually widespread pessimism and negative sentiment grows as the bear market lingers. Bear markets normally see enormous price drops and as prices fall, investors become even more pessimistic and normally end up selling stocks at even lower prices. Secular Bear Market A secular bear market is…

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