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Fill In The Caption - Mario Draghi & Angela Merkel

What do you think would be the "perfect caption" for this photograph of Mario Draghi and Angela Merkel?

Here's my caption:
"But Mario, why won't you dance with me!!"

Leave a comment with your caption. Enter as many captions as you wish and have fun!

For a good chuckle, be sure to read some of the captions from previous Fill In The Caption pictures.

Netflix - Trust The Force

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! Today, gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO) gave a buy signal at $1207.59, basis the spot market. You could now be long the gold market if you are a short-term trader.

Many of you may remember that Q1 was a difficult quarter for the Internet portfolio, due mainly to a loss in Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Well, I'm happy to report that the Trade Triangle approach has come through once again and made back all of the previous quarter's losses in Netflix.

For those of you old enough to remember the iconic "Star Wars" series, where the old Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, calmly instructs Luke to "trust the force." Only in our case, we trust the Trade Triangle technology. Eventually, they get it right and they will reward you. Netflix is a great example of that today. [Read more...]

Here's A Stock That Technically Taxes The Mind And Looks Great

I found this stock using the Smart Scan technology and wanted to share it with you today. The stock is Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA).

I'm looking at this market on a technical basis as all of Trade Triangles are now positive and showing an upward trend.

As you can see on the chart, I have labeled numbers 1 through 7 so you can better understand exactly what you're looking at.

[Read more...]

Okay, I Was Wrong About Apple

I've always believed that when you're wrong, you should admit it and then move on. I have to admit that I was wrong about the new Apple watch and here's the reason why.

When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) originally announced several months ago it was going to introduce a smart watch, I was pretty excited. It was then that I said to myself "there's so many smart watches on the market, what's going to differentiate their smart watch from a slew of other smart watches?"

In fact, when Tim Cook, the head of Apple, introduced the smart watch several months ago, I found little to get excited about. Up until that time I had been wearing another smart watch from a small startup company named Pebble, that was funded by Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding website.

At first glance my Pebble watch did everything the Apple watch could do and was less expensive so why should I get an Apple?

So why was I wrong? [Read more...]

Apple Flashes A Buy Signal And Is On Track To Move Higher

11 days ago I published a special report on Apple which you can read here. In that report, I stated that a low period should occur either on Friday or today. The fact that a buy signal triggered for Apple today indicates that the low period has passed and we should see Apple move in a positive mode for the next 23 to 28 days. Apple is expected to announce earnings of $2.13 (consensus) after the close of business on the 27th; that's approximately 14 days from now. Let's go with the flow and see if this pattern works out.

The news out of China was disappointing for some China bulls, but the reality is China is still going to have a 7% growth rate which is very positive in any country. Asian and European stocks continue to move upward with Europe just beginning to begin a quantitative easing program whereas the United States is hopefully winding down its quantitative easing program. [Read more...]

Q1 Is A Disappointing Quarter For These Two Portfolios

The first quarter of 2015 proved to be a disappointing quarter for both the Internet and the Perfect ETF portfolios, this was in sharp contrast to the World Cup portfolio that produced gains of over 20% for the quarter.

Q1 was largely sloppy and a trendless quarter for both of the Internet and the Perfect ETF Portfolio which explains the disappointing returns.

The Perfect ETF Portfolio

This portfolio is designed for 401 and IRA retirement accounts that can only to go long in stocks. Here are the 5 ETF's the portfolio tracks and trades in this portfolio. They are the ETF’s, GLD, USL, SPY, and FXE. You cannot go short in either a 401k or an IRA retirement account. The Perfect ETF Portfolio is designed to protect your nest egg from either a sharp drop in values or to protect you from rising values and inflation. In Q1, it did not trade two of the ETF's as our Trade Triangle technology was indicating that the ETF's, USO and FXE were in down trends. Q1 presented a difficult trading environment with no solid upward trends appearing for the quarter.

Here's how the quarter shaped up for the Perfect ETF Portfolio. [Read more...]

European Stocks Soar As The Euro Sinks

As yields on bonds and interest rates trend lower, investors around the world are looking at equities to save the day.

It doesn't matter if it's Europe or Asia, equities have been in a strong upward trend - just the opposite of what has been happening to interest rates. Can this trend continue? The answer may surprise you. Just this morning it was released that 52% of America is not in the U.S. stock market, they are not in mutual funds, nor do they have an IRA account.

That's an awful lot of firepower that is still on the sidelines that potentially could move into stocks. Here's my concern, these are largely uneducated investors and that could cause problems for the market down the road. [Read more...]

Another Profitable Quarter For The World Cup Portfolio

Q1 turned out to be another positive quarter for the World Cup portfolio, despite the fact that it lost money in 4 out of the 6 markets it trades.

Now, you might say to yourself, "How good is that system when it loses money in 4 out of 6 markets?" The reality is, the World Cup portfolio is a diversified portfolio that lowers your risk overall while at the same time enhancing your returns.

The opposite of this portfolio is to cherry pick what you think is going to happen. When you do that, you assume far greater risk losing money, in my opinion.

Losing money in 4 of the 6 markets did not affect the quarterly performance which was a positive return of 23.3%.

So you might be asking yourself how could the portfolio make 23.3% when it lost money in 4 the 6 markets it was trading? That gets down to being disciplined and following a market-proven program that has been published for the past 7 years. One of the secrets to the program is no secret at all, it is simply following the signals and letting your profits run. That is one of the hardest things for any trader to do.

Here's how the Q1 shaped up. [Read more...]

All Eyes On Apple

Hello traders and MarketClub members! It's April and this is when we're going to see just how well many of America's major corporations fared in the first quarter. At the moment, the market needs some stimulus to move higher and good earnings could provide the jolt that is needed to push it to new highs.

The market appears to be trapped in a broad trading range and that is largely reflected with the Trade Triangle technology which is indicating a sidelines position at the moment in all the major indices.

Today, I will be following up on my "Is This Apple's Secret Or One Amazing Coincidence?" post to see whether it is still on track. There are a couple of major dates for Apple this month, one is April 10th, when Apple begins accepting orders for its new smart watch and April 27th, when Apple announces its earnings for Q1. The general consensus is that Apple will earn $2.13 per share. A move in Apple this week over $129.25 will turn the intermediate term Trade Triangle positive, indicating a positive trend for this stock. I would not be surprised if this took place as early as this Friday or early next week. I will keep you updated with an Apple alert. [Read more...]

A Trading Tool That Never Goes Out Of Style

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere, today I want to share with you a trading tool that never goes out of style. I learned about the power of this trading tool a long time ago when I was a member of the exchange and trading in the pits of Chicago.

It was there amongst all the hustle and bustle, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most successful traders in the world that I learned one of the most important tools in trading. I have never forgotten this tool and in fact, I still use this tool every day when I'm researching a potential trade.

As computers get more and more sophisticated and can spit out trading algorithms faster than you can blink an eye, this simple tool continues to stand alone as a universal market truth. Little did I realize that this simple tool would prove to be so valuable.

So let's get started with this same tool that I have been using now for the past 30 years. I will also share with you one of the core secrets that most traders miss when they use this powerful trading tool.

It's a short lesson that visually illustrates when and how you should use this successful trading tool.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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