Here’s a cool parlor trick: If you want to bring a loud, rowdy room to a screeching silence, ask if anyone can explain how cryptocurrencies work.
The “moving average” is a technical indicator of market strength which has stood the test of time. Over 30 years ago, Robert Prechter described this indicator in his essay, “What a Trader Really Needs to be Successful.” What he said then remains true today:
According to a June 26 Fortune Magazine article, New York-based bio tech company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is one of the “100 Best Places for Millennials to Work” in the world. Shares one of Regeneron’s employees:
“The thing I love about working at Regeneron is that when they say data is king, they mean it. Our work and projects are always changing based on what the data shows us.”
A stock market warning has just developed for those who are bullish. Here’s what I’m talking about (CNBC, May 22): The House voted May 22 to pass the biggest rollback of financial regulations since the global financial crisis.
The great game of Wall Street — where huge amounts of money are at stake every trading day. Many speculators play this game by watching for events outside of the stock market that they believe will “trigger” the next big move in prices.
Dow Theory is a time-honored market analysis tool. Its name comes from Charles H. Dow, co-founder of The Wall Street Journal.
With the recent news of airstrikes on Syria and a threat of a global war, this question is extremely relevant. But does war really cause stock markets to rise and fall?
There’s a widespread assumption that supply and demand drive oil prices. Almost all economists base their oil forecasts entirely on this premise, and so do many speculators.
If the oil industry ramps up production and increases supply, economists expect a drop in oil prices. If production decreases, or some other factors hint at supply constraints, they anticipate a rise in oil’s price.
The primary Fibonacci ratios that I use in identifying wave retracements are .236, .382, .500, .618 and .786. Some of you might say that .500 and .786 are not Fibonacci ratios; well, it’s all in the math. If you divide the second month of Leonardo’s rabbit example by the third month, the answer is .500, 1 divided by 2; .786 is simply the square root of .618.
After two decades of Mania Era asset bubbles and sentiment extremes, what now seems normal to many investors is actually highly abnormal. That’s right — many investors no longer fear asset bubbles. That is why too many will be caught off-guard when the Mania Era inevitably ends. Many investors are not frightened by the phrases “stock market bubble,” “housing bubble” or any other type of financial bubble.
By Monday, Feb. 26, the stock market rally that carried major indexes out of the depths of the recent sell-off came to within 1000 points or so of the DJIA’s Jan. 26 all-time high of 26,616. The next day, on Feb. 27, a major financial publication published this headline (Forbes): U.S. Stock Market Surge – ‘The Bull Market Is Back’
Every active stock market investor wants to know: Where are prices headed next? Most will scour the financial headlines, tune into financial television and talk to their broker or financial advisor in hopes of finding the answer. But, alas, this quest for market insight often leaves investors just as uncertain as before.