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The Art of Morphing

Every position is the right position when things go exactly as planned. Unfortunately, things do not often go exactly as planned in the market. When all goes right, it is easy to make money but when things go wrong losses follow.

So, when things start to go wrong, what can you do? How can you get out of your bad position that is losing money and into the right position quickly and efficiently and get back to making money?

The answer is morphing! Morphing is the process in which the wrong position is quickly and efficiently changed to the right position by simply adding to or subtracting from the current position based on an understanding of synthetic positions. Morphing is how the professional floor traders manage their positions to adjust to movements in stock price, time, and volatility.

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Every Success,
The INOTV Team

The King Is Dead, Windows 10 And Do You Want Fries With That?

The big news today is the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The king was hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms in late December and died early Friday at the age of 90. It was understood that Crown Prince Salman, King Abdullah's half brother, was the hand-picked successor and has moved quickly to established himself as the new king.

The death of King Abdullah is a game changer in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia, which holds 46% of the world's oil reserves. Saudi Arabia is a major ally of the US, how that changes now is anyone's guess.

Change equals opportunity and make no mistake about it, behind the scenes in Saudia Arabia the knives are out for Crown Prince Salman, who is 79 years old and not in the best of health. [Read more...]

Europe Is All Out Of Options

Money makes the world go around, but it’s the trends, the big trends in money, that we find interesting and profitable.

This morning ECB president, Mario Draghi, who famously stated a couple of years ago that the ECB would do "whatever it takes" to stimulate the European economy. Well, clearly that little sound bite and some awkward moments (Greece, Spain, Portugal) were not enough as Europe remains mired in a recession.

So what does Europe do? Well, they trot out Mario Draghi again to announce another stimulus package. So far, the ECB has been wrong on its growth forecast as well as its inflation forecast. It doesn't exactly inspire confidence in their forecasting ability. Here is my take and it's simple - they have no idea how to get out of this economic hole. I never bought into the idea that getting out of a hole, meant you had to dig a deeper hole.

How are the markets going to react and translate this latest move by the ECB?

In today's video, I'll be looking at all the major markets. I'll take a look at how they are reacting to the ECB’s announcement of its 60 billion monthly bond buying program slated to continue well into 2016. [Read more...]

Sun Tzu and the Art of War for Traders

The original Art of War is a compilation of lessons written and taught by Sun Tzu, a sixth century B.C. Chinese General/ Philosopher. Its wisdom is timeless and has grown in popularity. It is, in fact, required reading at every military academy in the world and can be found in most corporate boardrooms.

In this adaptation of the master's classic, super trader Dean Lundell applies Sun Tzu's lessons to the art of investing - from designing a personal trading plan, to timing market moves, to gleaning data from a global information network. Each exquisitely designed spread opens with a passage from Sun Tzu and is then interpreted and explained for its strategic relevance to trading in stocks, bonds, futures and commodities. Guided by Sun Tzu's ancient wisdom, novice and professional traders can use these classic military strategies to conquer the market!

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Best,
The INOTV Team

The Next Bombshell To Hit The Markets ... Greece

The big news of this past week has to be the Swiss National Bank (SNB) parting ways with the euro. Make no mistake about it, this was a game changer and the ramifications of SNB's actions will be felt for a long time to come.

The next big game changer will be Greece exiting out of the Euro and going back to its old currency the Greek drachma. It may not happen next week, or next month, but it will happen.

On to the markets - it has been quite a week for the indices, with the DOW, S&P 500 and NASDAQ all down over 2%. The strong downtrend in crude oil was unabated, with crude closing down the week with a loss of 3%. The only two positives of the week, are the dollar index, which closed the week with a gain of 0.7% and gold which climbed to its best levels in over four months with a gain of 3.16% for the week. [Read more...]

A Black Swan Event Rocks Gold And The Swiss Franc Today

A black swan event is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise and has major consequences.

Today, such an event occurred causing the Swiss franc to soar as much as 30% and gold to jump to 4-month highs in chaotic trading after The Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoned the cap on the currency's value against the euro.

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) said the cap, introduced in September 2011, was no longer justified. No one predicted, hinted or even contemplated that The Swiss National Bank would do this.

This move could well begin the demise of the euro that was cobbled together some 15 years ago. Personally, I am surprised to this day that this currency has survived as long as it has. The disparity between the work ethic of a country like Germany versus Greece is a joke - yet that is what the euro represents.

A Flight To Quality

As the Russian ruble continues to lose buying power, money is flowing into Switzerland from that country. I remember when I lived in Switzerland, flights used to arrive with passengers whose suitcases were stuffed full of illegal money. Make no mistake about it, this move by the Swiss National Bank is a game changer. [Read more...]

A Game Plan To Make Money In 2015

One of the things I find fascinating about trading and investing is that the majority of traders do not have any kind of game plan or strategy to navigate the markets and make money. They just sort of wing it. Imagine going across the country where you are not familiar with the roads. You could wing it, but why would you when you have a GPS in your smartphone giving you directions. Traders who wing it in the markets tend to listen to all the market rumors and noise that’s out there and can miss the big moves. They bounce around like a pinball from one idea to the next, hoping to hit it big in the markets. The chance of making money like that is not good.

Imagine having a financial "GPS", much like your smartphone, that keeps you on track to accumulate steady gains year in and year out. Imagine how much happier that would make you feel and how much faster you would reach your financial goals.

In today's short video, I'm going to share with you all the ins and outs of creating and employing a game plan that you can put to work right away. This simple game plan is easy to use, makes sense and can easily be incorporated into any portfolio.

So just like the GPS on your smartphone, let this financial "GPS" work for you and show you the pathway to an easier life and a potential world of profits.

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

3 Stocks That Deserve Your Immediate Attention

One of the tools I really like about MarketClub is the Trade Triangle technology. Yesterday, the Trade Triangles alerted me to three potential stocks that could become big winners in the near term. Each of these three stocks flashed major buy signals on Monday, based on the monthly Trade Triangle indicator.

What is also interesting, is the fact that each of these three stocks are coming from powerful chart formations. The technical picture augers very well for these stocks to continue their upward trend.

In today's short video, I'll focus on each of these stocks and show you what the potential is on the upside. I'll also share with you the risk to the downside.

Always remember, there are no guarantees in trading. I'm sure you know that by now. If you don't, consider yourself educated with the truth.

As always I appreciate your feedback and comments below every blog posting. You can agree or disagree with my findings, but do share with us your reasons why.

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

Last Week's Volatility Could Be A Harbinger Of Things To Come

There's a war going on right now and I don't mean overseas, I mean right here in the markets. Last week was a perfect example as the intraday swings of the S&P500 clocked in at a staggering 6.5%. Market volatility often is a precursor of things to come, and the irony of all this action was that the market closed with a loss of -0.65% for the week.

The net weekly change for the DOW was -0.53% and there was an even smaller loss of -0.42% for the NASDAQ. All three indices formed an important Japanese candlestick pattern, a weekly doji candle. Why is this important? A doji candlestick often signals indecision in the market. When the doji forms in an uptrend or downtrend, this is normally seen as significant, as it is a signal that the buyers are losing conviction when formed in an uptrend and a signal that sellers are losing conviction if seen in a downtrend.

What To Watch For This Week

A lower weekly close would indicate to me that the buyers are beginning lose control of this aging bull market. Here is the "line in the sand" for each of the indices that I am watching. Once below this line, watch for heavy liquidation to come in across the board.

DOW: 17.262
S&P500: 1,992
NASDAQ: 4.090

Gold Is Now Officially On The Move

You might remember on January 7th, I wrote a post on gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO) and the key neckline level. The key neckline in gold was broken to the upside last Friday when gold closed out the week with a very positive 2.9% gain. I now have a confirmed upside target zone of $1,340, which equates to about $132-$134 on the ETF, GLD. To follow all of the entry and exit points for gold, check in daily with the World Cup Portfolio. [Read more...]

Practical Applications of Candlestick Charts

This audio lecture along with the downloadable PDF workbook covers and discusses practical trading approaches, including stop placement and trailing levels, risk parameters, money management and the psychology of trading any market with Japanese Candlesticks. The information derived by using this approach can directly influence the day-to-day decision process, which can enhance your awareness of the markets. You will learn the basics of Japanese Candlestick charting, as well as how to combine them with Western technical tools such as trend lines, DeMark Sequential, moving averages, stochastics, and may other standard technical tools.

Developed over three hundred years ago, this method of technical analysis is still relevant and an exceptional addition to Western technical analysis. By combining both approaches to market forecasting, one is able to take the best from both schools. Gary Wagner believes that the outcome from this combination is capable of extending the benefits of any methodology.

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Best,
The INOTV Team

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