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Is The Gold Move Over?

I have had a number of requests to update my January 3rd special report on gold. Since that report, gold has rallied $150 from the lows that were seen in late December 2013.

On January 3rd, I outlined what I thought was going to happen to Gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO) and I was very happy to see that scenario play out for both our members and myself. Since that date I have seen a number of factors play into the market, the biggest being the events in the Ukraine right now.

One fact I wanted to share with you, which I found surprising and did not know, was the fact that Indian housewives hold 11% of the world's gold. That is more than the reserves of the USA, IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together. Now, there’s a bit of trivia to impress your friend with. [Read more...]

A Long-Term Strategy To Conquer The FX Market

Here's a powerful, easy-to-use long-term trading strategy that you can use in the Forex market. This particular strategy employs the monthly Trade Triangles for both trend and timing. Unlike our short-term and intermediate-term FX strategies, the long-term approach uses a "stop and reverse" type method.

This particular strategy is far less active than both our short and intermediate-term FX strategies. This trading strategy is best suited for long-term investors who enjoy holding a position in the market for months at a time. Unlike the other strategies, this long-term strategy requires that you only enter your SAR order(s) on average once a month. This 5 minute video walks you through the actual trading signals of this strategy from 5/20/09. At the end of the video, you'll be able to see every trade and how each trade fared. Nothing has been left out, you'll see every profitable and losing trade over almost a 5 year period.

MarketClub's long-term FX strategy captures the large moves in the Forex markets in a way that is different from other trading approaches. Like any trading strategy, good money management and diversification reduces your risk and magnifies your opportunities. For any kind of trading you need to manage your losses and MarketClub's long-term FX trading strategy helps take care of that for you.

What are the pros and cons of this particular trading strategy? [Read more...]

Ukraine or No Ukraine - Are Stocks At A Tipping Point?

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with your video update for Wednesday, the 5th of March.

There's no question about it, Ukraine and Putin have been causing havoc in the world’s markets. While it's easy to get emotional and jump on one side of the market or the other because of the news, that really is no way to trade. The Trade Triangles are free of human emotion and tend to keep you in the big trends and alert you to new trends as they develop.

From an intellectual level, I don't think that Russia is finished with the Crimea or Ukraine. There's going to be a lot of diplomatic talk, but the bottom line is going to be what Putin wants, he is going to get, no matter what the cost. The Chinese have a saying, "May you live in interesting times" and certainly these are more than interesting times.

So what's ahead? It seems that we are almost at a tipping point in some markets and in other markets it would appear as though we are heading into a multi-year bull market. Gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO) I believe has made a major reversal and has embarked on a multi-year bull market. [Read more...]

A Intermediate-Term Strategy To Conquer The FX Market

Here's a powerful, easy to use intermediate-term trading strategy that you can use in the Forex market.

A Less Active Approach To Forex

This particular strategy is less active than our short-term FX strategy. This trading approach is best suited for intermediate-term swing traders who enjoy being in the market every few weeks. Unlike the short-term strategy, which requires entering orders every few days, the intermediate-term strategy requires that you only enter your order(s) on average, once a week. In today's 5 minute video, I am going to have you follow along as I walk you through the actual trading signals of this strategy from 9/07/12. At the end of the video, you'll be able to see every trade and how each trade fared. Nothing is left to the imagination and nothing has been left out.

Now, let's take a look at the pros and cons of this particular trading strategy. [Read more...]

Does money management trump stock picking?

If you're reading this, then you clearly have an interest in improving your trading returns. One of the surest ways to do that, is not so much by picking the right stock to invest in, but rather incorporating sound money management principals into your trading.

We recently had a MarketClub member on the Members Blog who was claiming that he had lost a tremendous amount of money using the Trade Triangles, trading in the FX market. Doing the math, I just couldn't figure out or understand how he could have lost the money he claimed he had lost. I thought that the matter was closed until one of our members came back with a reply. Frankly, it is a perfect reply and one that applies to everyone who has traded or is presently trading.

Here is the member's unedited response: [Read more...]

A Short-Term Strategy To Conquer The FX Market

Here's a short-term trading strategy that you can use in the Forex market. Before I get into the nuts and bolts of the trading system, here are some quick background notes on the Forex market.

Forex (FX) Background Notes

The foreign exchange market is the largest, most liquid financial market in the world. According to the Bank for International Settlements, the average daily turnover in the global Forex market is estimated at $3.98 trillion. Some trading firms specializing in foreign exchange put the average even higher, with daily turnover in excess of $4 trillion.

Why Forex Is Unique

#1. It is the largest asset class in the world, leading to high liquidity.

#2. It trades continuously 24 hours a day except weekends, i.e. trading from 22:00 GMT on Sunday (Sydney) until 22:00 GMT Friday (New York).

#3. Low margins compared with other markets like stocks or fixed income.

Check with your broker or an FX broker for margin requirements and commissions.

Not For Everyone

Now that you have some background on Forex trading, let's take a look at exactly how this short-term trading strategy works. I will be using MarketClub's Trade Triangle technology which is easy to use and follow. This particular strategy employs the weekly Trade Triangles for trend and the daily Trade Triangles for timing.

This particular strategy is best suited for individuals who like to be active in the market. The short-term strategy requires entering orders every few days. In this short 5 minute video I am going to have you follow along as I walk you through the actual trading signals of this strategy from the beginning of 2013. At the end of the video, you'll be able to see every trade and how each trade fared, nothing has been left out.

In trading there is no "Holy Grail," believe me, as everyone has been looking for one since trading first began. However, you don't need a "Holy Grail to trade Forex, you just need a trading system that has stood the test of time. For FX trading or any kind of trading you need to manage your losses and this short-term trading strategy takes care of that for you.

Now, let's take a look at the pros and cons of this particular trading strategy.

PROS:
• Easy to follow and implement.
• No grey areas, the program shows you with visual Triangles the market's short-term direction.
• This trading strategy is best suited for active investors who are comfortable being active in the market.

CONS:
• If you are comfortable trading short-term, there really are no drawbacks to this strategy.

Be sure to watch the video all the way through to the end, as I share with you some FX history that is pretty much unknown to the general Forex markets.

If you decide that this particular strategy is right for you, paper trade it for a while and get the feel of how it works.

Every success using this short-term FX trading strategy.

Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

P.S. Later this week I will be posting FX strategies for intermediate and long-term traders. Stay tuned!

Has Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Run Out Of Gas?

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with your video update for Wednesday, the 26th of February.

What's Next For The Stock Market?

Are the markets going to continue moving higher or reverse and retest their lows again? There seems to be a disconnect in the indices with new highs mainly on the NASDAQ, thanks to Tesla, Netflix and some other tech leaders. The S&P 500 seems to be lagging and the DOW is in a funk. Many professional traders will be looking for the tone of the market today, does it seem positive or negative? One of the tricks they will probably employ is to give the market a half hour or even an hour to set its trading range for the day. Should the market move below the low of the first 30 or 60 minutes of the day, then there's a pretty good chance that you could see further selling come into the market later on in the day. Conversely, should the market break over the high of the first 30 or 60 minutes of the day, look for upside momentum to continue. Let’s see how events play out.

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Coffee - Starbucks' Achilles' Heel

Today, I am going to be analyzing the relationship between Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) and its main raw commodity, coffee beans.

Let me start off by saying that I really like Starbucks and the coffee it sells. In fact, my favorite drink at Starbucks is a Venti Coffee Frappuccino with one third the ice, blended five times.

Major Challenges

Starbucks faces a major challenge, one it cannot control - the price of its major commodity, coffee.

With one of the worst droughts in history hitting Brazil's coffee belt region, it is rapidly pushing prices higher. This is no ordinary drought as it is forcing more than 140 cities in Brazil to ration water. Reports in Brazilian newspapers indicate that some neighborhoods are receiving water only every three days. This is serious, as Brazil produces most of the world's coffee.

With Coffee (NYBOT:KC.H14.E) prices at 14-month highs, there is little to suggest that this trend is going to change any time soon. It would appear as though early predictions are indicating that coffee supplies could be 5 million bags lower than consumption for the 2014–2015 season. [Read more...]

Bitcoin Bites The Dust

The Bitcoin world is in turmoil this morning as Mt.Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange (based in Japan) in the world, closed its website amid rumors of the biggest hacking heist of all time.

You may remember that Bitcoin was created as an alternative currency and that it took some serious programming and algorithms to create it.

This morning there were allegations that there has been a $350 million hack at Mt.Gox. Mt.Gox appears to have closed its virtual doors and may no longer be in business. Bitcoin insiders have been bracing themselves for weeks against something like this happening, but the magnitude of the virtual heist has shocked even the most astute Bitcoin observer.

This morning there are people speculating that Bitcoin (BITCOIN:BITSTAMPUSD) is the biggest scam and Ponzi scheme ever developed in the virtual world, but I am going to withhold judgment as, quite frankly, we do not know all the facts. This may be the end of Bitcoin or may be just a big bump in the road for this virtual new currency-the jury is still out. [Read more...]

Groupon update

One stock to keep an eye on today is a Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). I created a special report on this stock two days ago and you can read that report right here.

While Groupon beat earnings on the top line, they more or less admitted that their business plan is not sustainable. The problem for Groupon is that merchants/companies are not renewing to continue their service because it just doesn't work for businesses.

Sooner or later, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) will run out of merchants to sign up and promote. With this stock down over 12% in the pre-market, I expect Groupon to be under pressure today.

There is one more clue that you may want to look at to see just how unfocused this company really is. Check out this major Groupon PR blunder for Presidents' Day.

Please feel free to leave a comment on your thoughts on this stock.

All the best,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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