Category: Investing & Trading

50% to 60% Market Correction was discussed by John Hussman who had called the Tech Crash of 2000. Watch your Sell Stops.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Heads Up.
Watch your Sell Stops.

Talk about a 50% to 60% (or more)
Stock Market Correction (CRASH).

Back in Jan 2017 the Huffington Post ran an article in which Robert Shiller discussed the similarity between President Trump and past U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. After President Coolidge left the Oval Office, the1929 Market Crash happened.

Fortune has now posted an article about John Hussman which was titled: “Famed Investor Predicts Historic Market Drop.

Video is courtesy of the Tip TV Finance YouTube channel

Click on this link to read a prior post by John Hussman titled “Estimating the Risk of a Market Crash.”

Click on this link to read the latest post by John Hussman where he details that there could be a U.S. Stock market Correction in the order of a 50% to 60% (last paragraph).

Click on this link to visit the Wikipedia page about the 1929 Stock Market Crash.

Disclaimer: The above post does not provide Investment Advice. Speak to your own Investment Advisor before placing any bets in the Stock Markets. Do Your Own DUE DILIGENCE. The above post is for entertainment purposes only.

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When the Sunspot Cycle peaks, so could the stock market based on the Dow30 index

This is one way to possibly forecast how the US Stock Market (Dow 30 Index) could be doing. Check a Historical DOW30 Index chart to see when the Peaks occurred. Then check the Sunspot Cycle chart below.

Sunspot chart is courtesy of our friends at NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Click on this Link to display a Historic Chart of the DOW30 Index courtesy of the Stockcharts.com site (sorry but can’t get the embed code to auto display).

Sunspots run in cycles and In My Opinion so does the US Stock Market (your mileage may of course differ).

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: The above is not meant as Financial or Investment advice. I am not a registered Financial or Investment advisor. Do your own Due Diligence. Always seek out the advice from your own Financial and Investment Professionals before placing any bets at the Financial Markets casinos called the Stock Market. You can lose money, possibly all of it, when buying and selling or trading stocks. The above is not a recommendation to buy or sell the DOW30 Index or any other stock. The above post is for Entertainment purposes only.

Made my first Equity Trade in a long time

Wow, what a reminder. I have not traded stocks in far too long. Last night I tried setting up some charting software. Checked my old trading PC.

Today I setup a laptop which will be dedicated to Trading and Investing. Everything worked. A lot of very fond memories came flooding back. Some of the stocks which I had played in the past were in play today – up over 10%.

Level 2 Bid Ask screen was a joy to see again. I never realized how much I missed doing this.

My trading was based on self taught Technical Analysis. Research is something that I had learned to appreciate when I worked under at IBM Head Office. Research can open doors. Trading and investing is essentially psychological and I know a fair bit about that. Spending time researching obscure trading ideas paid off. Now all I have to do is refresh the memory cells.

It was funny looking at charts, some of old thinking came back.It’s about playing when the odds are in your favour and sitting back and “doing nothing” when they are not. People generally over trade, because they miss the thrill ( I understand that one today) or they want to pay the market back after taking a loss.

Anyhow, the trade got filled. It was a real buzz watching the Bid Ask Level2 to get an idea where the price was gonna go.

I can’t believe how much I missed this.

Have to get AmiBroker setup (love that software) and other pgms. I even have thoughts of setting up my Trading Room again.

Look for more Trading and Investing oriented posts.

One Penny Stock which I had played in the past (no longer own shares of it) was ULI.V UltraLithium trading in Vancouver. It came up on my brokers screen (I think that years back I had added it to the watch list). I’ve included a link to a chart of ULI.V, thanks to the good folks at StockCharts.com. ULI.V would have been a really nice trade in Feb 2016 when the Moving Averages crossed. Moving Average crosses do work, but I would have confirmed that signal with other stuff like the Commodity Channel Index behaviour. Just click on the link below to view the chart of ULI.V

http://schrts.co/SJlLbI

I feel like a kid being let loose in a huge Candy Store.

USA TODAY: “Market crash robs $2.3T from investors”

They have dropped the price of Crude Oil to help bolster Western economies. Had the price of Oil not dropped, then IMHO we would have had a major Stock market Crash last year – 1929 style. Thankfully we have not “Yet” had a Stock Market Crash.

The US employment figures are a figment of the Government’s Imagination. There are record numbers of Americans (over 94 Million) who “stopped” looking for work. Why? Because they could NOT find any….

A new article posted by USA Today, goes into some detail of the stocks which fell in price.

Please click on this line to read the USA Today post titled “Market crash robs $2.3T from investors”.

I just hope that they can continue to drop the price of Crude Oil. That is the only thing which in my opinion is propping everything up.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Chicago Tribune article “Spoofing trial to shine light on secret world of high-frequency trading”

Updates on my trading CSCO and FEYE have been posted in our prior post

Sorry. I will do better next time with having separate posts for Updates.

Updates to my trading CSCO and FEYE have been posted at the bottom of the prior post. Just click on this line to get you to that prior post.

An interesting lesson occurred.The FEYE stock price reversed and hit my Sell Stop last Friday. Today (Mon Apr 20) FEYE reversed and rose back up again, rather nicely.  It closed on Apr 20 2015 at $42.43.

I have found that sticking to one’s Sell Stop allows one to stay in the game. Yes, I suffered a small loss by selling. Next time a Sell Stop may save me from a huge loss. You cannot win at this game without having losing trades.

Okay, where the heck did I put that bottle of Bourbon…

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: The above is not meant as Financial or Investment advice. I am not a registered Financial or Investment advisor. Do your own Due Diligence. Always seek out the advice from your own Financial and Investment Professionals before placing any bets at the Financial Markets casinos called the Stock Market. You can lose money, possibly all of it, when buying and selling or trading stocks. The above is not a recommendation to buy or sell CSCO or FEYE or any other stock. The above post is for Entertainment purposes only.

FEYE and CSCO trades, new Sell Stops

The new Sell Stop for FEYE will be the Low which occurred on Apr 14. FEYE Sell Stop is now $40.81. If the prices falls to or below $40.81 the Sell Stop becomes a Market Order and the 1,000 shares of FEYE would be sold off. Sell Stops can protect you against a big loss. So far the FEYE trade has not done well. We’re still in the game until the Sell Stop gets hit.

The new Sell Stop for CSCO will again be the Low which occurred on Apr 14.

CSCO Sell Stop is now $27.68. If the prices falls to or below $27.68 the Sell Stop becomes a Market Order and the 1,000 shares of CSCO would be sold off. Sell Stops can protect you against a big loss.

So far the CSCO trade looks good. It has hit a Resistance Level, but the trading volume has held steady. If it can fill the Gap which was created on Fen 12 2015,  by hitting the price of $28.84 or higher, that will bode well for a further rise. The Feb 12 Low of $28.84 looks to be the next Resistance Level for CSCO.

UPDATE Apr 17 8PM :

FEYE Sell Stop got hit today. Sold 1000 shares at $40.81. First loss, of many to come…

UPDATE Apr 20 11:30PM:

Guess what FEYE closed today at $42.43. I may get back in, but usually do not play the same stock for fear of trying to get even. I’m not upset since I strictly followed selling once the Sell Stop got hit. In the long term doing so will pay off, as it has in the past.

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: The above is not meant as Financial or Investment advice. I am not a registered Financial or Investment advisor. Do your own Due Diligence. Always seek out the advice from your own Financial and Investment Professionals before placing any bets at the Financial Markets casinos called the Stock Market. You can lose money, possibly all of it, when buying and selling or trading stocks. The above is not a recommendation to buy or sell CSCO or FEYE or any other stock. The above post is for Entertainment purposes only.

CSCO and FEYE trades on April 13, for our Imaginary Trading Portfolio

On Apr 13 2015 Cisco CSCO opened at $27.99 per share.

On Apr 13 2015 FireEye FEYE opened at $42.69 per share.

So our Imaginary Trading Portfolio purchased 1,000 shares each of CSCO and FEYE.

Purchased CSCO 1,000 shares = $27,990.00 + $25 Brokerage Fee.

Purchased FEYE 1,000 shares = $42,690.00 + $25 Brokerage Fee.

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: The above is not meant as Financial or Investment advice. I am not a registered Financial or Investment advisor. Do your own Due Diligence. Always seek out the advice from your own Financial and Investment Professionals before placing any bets at the Financial Markets casinos called the Stock Market. You can lose money, possibly all of it, when buying and selling or trading stocks. The above is not a recommendation to buy or sell CSCO or FEYE or any other stock. The above post is for Entertainment purposes only.

CSCO and FEYE breaking out? Setting up an imaginary portfolio to trade

Cisco and FireEye, both trading on Nasdaq, are looking interesting. Maybe breaking out.

For our new imaginary portfolio I will buy 1,000 shares each of CSCO and FEYE on Nasdaq at open on Monday Apr 13. I will use the official “Open” price.

Investing and Trading is something that I’m considering getting back into.

The number 13 is supposedly “unlucky”, so we’ll see how these trades will work out. They both will be swing trades.

I’ll try and post charts tomorrow night. It’s half past midnight (AM) right now on Apr 13 2015

 
Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: The above is not meant as Financial or Investment advice. I am not a registered Financial or Investment advisor. Do your own Due Diligence. Always seek out the advice from your own Financial and Investment Professionals before placing any bets at the Financial Markets casinos called the Stock Market. You can lose money, possibly all of it, when buying and selling or trading stocks. The above is not a recommendation to buy or sell CSCO or FEYE or any other stock. The above post is for Entertainment purposes only.

US Jobless Report for Mar 2015 could be giving a Heads Up to a potential Stock Market Crash later in 2015

New Economic Indicator Revealed, which shows that the Recession is finally over


It’s true. The Recession must be over.
I saw the proof with my own eyes earlier this week.


What proof was that? Continue reading

PFSW trading on Nasdaq breakout on Mar 27 2013

Stock chart of PFSW which trades on Nasdaq showing price breakout

PFSW trading on Nasdaq Break out on Mar 27 2013. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Time for another discussion about stock trading. If you don’t have a charting program, I would highly recommend checking out AmiBroker. You can Download a free 30 day clicking on the following link: AmiBroker official site with 30 day trial.

Today’s topic will be PFSW, which trades on the Nasdaq. On  Mar 27, that stock had a gap up at Open and continued on it’s merry way. Continue reading

Opportunity knocks. Yearly, 160 Billion disposable chopsticks are produced in China. That’s a lot of disposable trees being cut down.

English: Chopsticks for cooking

English: Chopsticks for cooking (Photo credit: OttawaAC & Wikipedia)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:OttawaAC

Interesting article found in the Times Of India, on Mar 11 2013 (I’ll provide a link to that article below). It was about chopstick production in China. What are Chopsticks? They are two narrow and straight sticks of wood. Both are held by the fingers of one hand and are used to pickup food from a dish and transport it to one’s mouth.

Visit a local Chinese Restaurant and many will provide you with disposable chopsticks. Lots of fun for Westerners to try. Surprisingly, Chopsticks can be very efficient once you get the hand of using them.

The article gives a few figures about Disposable Chopstick production in China. They quote 80 Billion pairs produced yearly. That’s 160 billion chopsticks. Continue reading

GuestLogix Inc. Breakout. Trading on the Toronto TMX exchange, as symbol GXI

GuestLogix Stock Chart - Shorter Term View - symbol GXI trading on stock exchange in Toronto. Price Breakout on mar 11

GuestLogix Stock Chart – Shorter Term View – symbol GXI trading on stock exchange in Toronto. Price Breakout on Mar 11

Time for another Trading / Investing related post. It’s been a while since the prior post about trading Ford shares.  Two stock charts were added to this post. Both are daily charts. One shows a longer term view and the other short-term view. Both also have Fibonacci ratios plotted on them. Continue reading

Beware of the Ides of March.

Back when Rome ruled Europe and the Middle East, the Ides of March was a day dedicated to Mars the God of War. March usually brings with it the first signs of Spring. With change comes uncertainty.

English: North Korea

English: North Korea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

North Korea has indicated that it will cancel the 1950s Cease Fire Agreement with South Korea. Tentatively the date for that action is said to be Mar 11. Not a good omen, especially in the year of the venomous Water Snake. Continue reading

Stock Trading FORD – Sell Stop Hit Jan 29 2013 – Capital Gain of $3.54 per share.

Stock cahrt of FORD. created by Vincent BanialStock chart of FORD stock created by Vincent Banial using AmiBroker charting software

A family member had bought some FORD shares. He bases his buys on Fundamentals. I’m a visual person, so numbers don’t have as much meaning as does a picture or a stock chart. Continue reading