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French Election on Trader’s Minds

By cameadow | Apr 23, 2017

This week’s Investmenthouse Weekend Edition covers the french elections and what it could mean to the markets here in the U.S. For more information: InvestmentHouse MARKET SUMMARY – Talk, promises of tax and healthcare reform keep the market afloat late week. – Expiration rather lackluster, stocks close lower but hold their moves for the week.…

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What’s it all for? Setting Goals to Keep Your Trading Inline

By cameadow | Feb 15, 2017

Many people, me included, find themselves keeping their nose to the grindstone too much.  So this discussion is to see what goal setting can do for your trading. If you are trading for the sake of trading, then you may actually be gambling.  If you are treating your trading like a business and expect a…

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Upside Risk Moving Forward

By cameadow | Feb 13, 2017

Which is a better choice, betting long or short on the current market?

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Weekend Market Summary for Sunday, February 12, 2017

By cameadow | Feb 12, 2017

From MARKET SUMMARY – The Art of the rally. – Stock indices continue their rally to higher highs on another promise of something good to come. – Some leaders faded as the NYSE indices broke higher. Rotation or some leaders falling out. – Market still has macro negatives as it continues what has been…

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$DDD Short Strangle Trade on February 8, 2017

By cameadow | Feb 10, 2017

I put this trade on February 8. I forgot to post it, but it’s already up 7.5% in 2 days. As Liz and Jenny say on Tastytrade, “Trade Small, Trade Often.”

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Macro Economic Picture for February 5, 2017 (Superbowl Sunday)

By cameadow | Feb 5, 2017

MARKET SUMMARY – Market overcomes the gap lower as NASDAQ, SOX push to new highs. – A few more negatives face stocks, but the upside bias is still winning out. – Not just typical stories are impacting stock movement, at least on a temporary basis. – Still plenty of good patterns. Plenty. – Jobs Report…

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How to setup a Watchlist from a Scan in Think or Swim (TOS) From TDAmeritrade (Revised)

By cameadow | Feb 3, 2017

This video explains how to convert a scan into a watchlist on the think or swim platform from TD Ameritrade. This can be useful if you want to limit your underlying stock or ETF decisions based on a smaller group of stocks that have certain guidelines in common, for example, average trading volume. The video…

Read More Home Page Weekend Update for January 22, 2017

By cameadow | Jan 22, 2017

There is an interesting change in tide, the bulls have reached 60 and have been above that level for two weeks now.  This is a possible point where the buyers are finally exhausted on this run-up and now it’s time to see if the 60+ reading will hold after 20 years according to the site.…

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Short Put (#NAKEDPUT) on $STX and Closing Trade Strategy

By cameadow | Apr 11, 2016

Here is a quick video on how I identify and trade naked puts or short puts, as well as short put verticals.  We also explain how to set up the closing trade quickly and easily using the opposite order command in ThinkOrSwim by

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