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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.

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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

Is This Apple's Secret Or One Amazing Coincidence?

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere. Today, I am going to be looking at what could be an amazing coincidence in Apple. It could also be a profitable opportunity for alert traders. Before we get into that, I hope you all had a chance to look at yesterday's special post on gold. If you didn't, please check it out right here.

It is the last day of the trading week, with both the stock and bond markets closed tomorrow for Good Friday.

I want to lay out for you a potential trading scenario for Apple stock. To that end, I have shown on the below daily chart what I think is going to happen in the future.

In approximately 7 days from now, give or take a couple of days, Apple should offer an amazing buy opportunity if this scenario plays out like I think it will.

Apple Daily Chart

It appears after making a high, Apple sort of drifts back for the next 33 to 34 days before it once again has a sharp upward move. If that same scenario plays out this time, then somewhere between the 10th and 12th of April would be in ideal time to look at getting long stock in Apple. On April 10th, Apple is going to begin taking preorders for its new Apple Watch, coincidence maybe. I'm sure there will be legions of loyal Apple fans waiting and wanting the latest gadget from Apple. [Read more...]

My Secret Formula For Successful Gold Trading

The price of gold is now in its fourth year of a bear market. It is shocking to many gold bugs that gold, a metal revered since ancient times, could fall so dramatically from its all-time high of $1,920.56 on September 4th, of 2011. The precipitous drop of almost $800 in less than four years was more than most gold bugs could stand as stocks soared to new highs. Many threw in the towel when gold hit $1132.05 on November 7th and moved into stocks. This could prove to be a bad omen in the future. Since reaching a low on November 7th, gold has for the most part moved sideways with a slight upward bias.

You can clearly see on the chart that there is a big divergence that shows. When prices were making their lows, momentum was building for the market to bounce.

Now for the good news! [Read more...]

The Secrets Of A Dead Mathematician

Good day, let me begin by welcoming the hundreds of new members who have just joined MarketClub in the last few weeks. I welcome you and wish you every success with MarketClub.

Today I would like to share with you one of the many lessons that are available to you as a MarketClub member.

Technical analysis has been around for a long time. It has been said that Japanese rice traders kept hand charts over 200 years ago to track the price of rice. More recently in the 50's, technical analysis began to gain acceptance, and the 70's could be called the golden age of technical analysis. Technical analysis is now widely regarded as mainstream, no longer do traders and investors think of technical analysis as Ouija boards and funny-sounding chart formations. Technical analysis is a serious tool that you can use to make money.

Fundamentals are important, but technical analysis, in my humble opinion, is more important because it provides you with timing which I think you'll agree is everything in life.

I'm going to be looking at one of my favorite indicators that can help you enter or exit a market on favorable terms. This tool also works extremely well with the market-proven Trade Triangle technology.

Today's lesson is on the Fibonacci Sequence.

Leonardo Fibonacci was a mathematician born in 12th century Italy. His study of Fibonacci numbers (a sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the two previous numbers) is often applied in technical analysis to find support and resistance in stock charts.

This timeless lesson I learned many years ago when I was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading in pits. It is one tool that has stood the passage of time and one that I still use today.

How this amazing 12th century Italian mathematician figured this out is way beyond my pay scale, but I can say without hesitation that it works.

Watch the lesson here and then leave a comment.

How To Use Fibonacci Retracements

The principle behind a Fibonacci retracement is that after a stock moves upward or downward, the price will often retrace or correct some of this movement. Many technical analysts believe that the amount of retracement will often correspond to one of the Fibonacci levels. The five horizontal lines represent percentages of 100%, 62%, 50%, 38% and 0% (with 62 and 38 being Fibonacci numbers).

The Fibonacci sequence works on intraday charts, daily charts, weekly and monthly charts. I do not know why it works in the financial markets. Through all my reading and research, I've never found a reason other than it works in nature.

I'm going to show you just how easy it is to use Fibonacci in your own trading.

This is one lesson you do not want to miss, it will open your eyes as to how and why markets move. One of the many benefits of Fibonacci retracements is that it will allow you to enter a position with very little risk. That is a big plus in today’s markets.

So enjoy and learn from this valuable lesson and yes, take a look at some charts after watching the video and apply what you learned using MarketClub's Fibonacci tool.

By all means, please feel free to share your findings on the blog with your fellow members. You can leave your comments and findings just below this post.

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

5 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Trading

How many ways can you draw a circle? It's probably a strange question to ask, but the reality is, trading is very close to the same discipline. How many ways can you successfully trade? Whether you're drawing a circle or trading, each requires certain elements to complete a perfect circle or a perfect trade.

I wanted to share with you 5 key elements that you must be using if you are going to trade successfully or invest in the markets. I like to call them the building blocks that must be in place to grow your fortune.

Each of the 5 elements are short and to the point and contain nuggets of knowledge that are essential for your success in the markets.

Rule #1: Attitude

Attitude is so important in your approach to investing and trading.

Rule #2: Game Plan

Trading without a game plan is like crossing the ocean without a compass, you are going to get lost and run into a lot of problems without a game plan.

Rule #3: Trend

I'm sure you have heard the expression, "the trend is your friend." Well, truer words were never spoken in trading. This article will show you how to quickly determine the trend in any market. [Read more...]

Have You Tried Using Donchian Channels?

Donchian Channels can be useful in visualizing the volatility of a market's price action. If the price is stable, the Donchian Channel will be relatively narrow. If the price has large fluctuations, the Donchian Channel will be wider.

Using the 20 day default period, a move above the channel signals a new 20 day high. Similarly, using a 20 week period, a move above the channel would signal a new 20 week high. Markets that continuously touch or exceed the upper channel line show strength, while conversely markets that continuously touch or break below the lower channel line show weakness.

Learn how Donchian Channels can improve your trading here.

Is This ETF Laying The Foundation For A Rally In Crude Oil?

Picking bottoms is not something one should do if you're going to be a successful trader. But looking at market that may be forming a bottom is a good exercise, and one that you should be doing on a regular basis.

I had done this before gold reversed to the upside traded over $1300 an ounce. Maybe it's time to look at crude oil and see if it's beginning to set itself up for a move to the upside.

Technically, the Trade Triangles remain negative on crude oil, so there is no reversal showing up with those technical tools.

The story is a little bit different with the RSI indicator. This particular indicator is showing that there is a big positive divergence on the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (PACF:XLE), and it is one that spans months.

Today I'm looking at the ETF XLE and the fact that if it closes higher for the week, it will be a positive sign. The previous week saw a very important Japanese candlestick formation call a "Dragon Fly Doji" this can be interpreted as a strong indication of reversal. It all depend's on how XLE closes this Friday. [Read more...]

How The Oscars May Affect The Way You Look At The Markets

This past weekend I saw a great movie titled, The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, both of whom are nominated for Academy Awards, as is the movie itself.

The Imitation Game chronicles the life of Alan Turing, who is largely credited with developing the computers we use today. The story revolves around the incredible work that was done at Bletchley Park in England to break the German Enigma code. At the time, the Enigma code and machine were thought to be unbreakable. The breaking of this code helped shorten and end the war. Otherwise, I would be writing this post in German and not English (I was born in England right after WW2).

If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend seeing it and witnessing the extraordinary genius of a remarkable man named Alan Turing.

Why would I discuss and recommend a movie when MarketClub and INO.com are financial websites dealing with stocks and futures? The reason I bring this up is because I wanted to share with you some math today that can help you in the market.

Now don't worry this is not high-level mathematics, it has more to do with a remarkable sequence of numbers known as the Fibonacci sequence. [Read more...]

Gold Is Sending A Very Strong Message, Are You Listening?

Hello MarketClub members and friends of MarketClub everywhere! Today, I have a brief market update on the general market and an in-depth analysis on gold.

2015 has not started off too well for the US equity markets, while the reverse seems to be true for the action in gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO). What's going on? Oil continues to slip, which most economists thought would be good for the economy, but it does not seem to be helping the market. This brings me to my next thought...

Do you know about the "January Barometer"? Since World War II, if the market closes down in January, the average price change was usually flat in the remaining 11 months. So while certain stocks may do very well overall if the market closes down this month, look for a less than stellar year.

As you can see, while stocks have been swooning, gold has actually been on the move to the upside. As I write this, gold is up almost 3% and we are only 6 days into January!

Take a look at the chart and you can see that gold has almost completed an important technical formation known as a "head and shoulders bottom", one of the most reliable formations in your technical arsenal.

A higher close today clearly breaks over the the all important "neckline" resistance level. Once over the "neckline," I can see gold moving based on the head-to-neckline measurement up to the $1,330 to $1,340 level.

Wishing you all the very best in 2015.

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

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