Linda Raschke Is One Smart Gal

Dear Traders Blog Visitors,

I have not had the pleasure of meeting as many professional traders as my boss, Adam Hewison. The good thing is that with the free version of INO TV, I can meet four of the world's top traders and have a front row seat to their seminars.

As a regular user of our INO TV service, I am a huge fan of professional trader, Linda Raschke. Honestly, I don't know why I put her in a class of her own among the other many amazing seminar authors.

It could be that she has had continued success in the trading arena for over two decades. It it could be that I am drawn to her superior presentation skills. It could also be that she is a great role model for young women pursuing a career in finance and/or business.

Ok, ok... I wont play the gender card. I am completely aware that over 91% of this blog's visitors are individual traders are men. However, no matter what gender you may be you can recognize Linda's trading intellect and appreciate the tips and strategies in her seminar that we present in the free version of INO TV.

"Classic Indicators - Back to the Future"

Besides lecturing to thousands of individual traders in over 18 countries, Linda is a principal trader for several hedge funds and is president of LBR Group, Inc. She was profiled in Jack Schwager's book, "The New Market Wizards," and frequently is featured trader in numerous financial publications and on national radio/television programs. Currently she is the vice president of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts.

Self-directed traders have spent big bucks to learn from Linda, but we are offering one of her lectures absolutely free.

She is one of my INO TV personal favorite trading experts and I hope you will become fond of her as well.

Watch her seminar, "Classic Indicators - Back to the Future" today at no cost on INO TV FREE.

Enjoy Linda's Seminar,

Lindsay Thompson

Crude Oil Skyrockets Today and We Were Right There.

Today, May crude oil (NYMEX_CL.K08) moved into new high ground with expanding volume. This is a bullish sign.

We have been friendly to the crude oil market since February 11, when a weekly green "Trade Triangle" signal was flagged at 91.70. This was confirmed when a daily buy triangle was posted on April 4th at 106.15. We suggested entry four days before today's explosive upside move, which put us well ahead of the crowd.

I have included in this post the weekly and daily "Trade Triangle" charts to illustrate how these our signals work. I think it illustrates quite clearly how you can benefit from using our "Trade Triangle" technology.

I've also included links to our latest crude oil results, and a video showing how you can filter your positions to avoid bad trades.

All of MarketClub’s "Trade Triangles" are positive on May crude oil. We expect to see this market move higher in the very near term. We will be using our daily trade triangles to exit this position should the trend change at any time in the future.

Thanks for stopping by and every success in the market.

Adam Hewison

Powerful Profit Producing Price Pictures

When prices form pictures on charts, you can obtain realistic objectives for later moves. One of the most reliable chart formations is the head-and-shoulders top or bottom. This easily recognizable chart pattern signals a major turn in trend.

The main advantage of the head-and-shoulders pattern is it gives you a clear-cut objective of the price move after breaking out of the formation. Measure the price distance between the head and the neckline and add it to the price where the neckline is broken. This projects the minimum objective. Although the head-and-shoulders gives no time projection, it predicts a very strong trend in the future.

In most cases, a head-and-shoulders formation will be symmetrical, with the left and right shoulders equally developed. Although the neckline doesn't have to be horizontal, the most reliable formations stray only a little.

Flags and pennants are consolidation patterns which give objectives for further moves. As the formation develops, price action in an uptrending market will look like a flag flying from a flagpole as prices tend to form a parallelogram after a quick, steep upmove. Flags "fly at half-staff." The more vertical the flagpole, the better.

A price objective is obtained by measuring the flagpole and adding it to the breakout point of the formation. The flagpole should begin at the point from which it broke away from a previous congestion area, or from important support or resistance lines. Flags in a downtrending market look like they are defying gravity and slant upward.

Continuation patterns

A pennant also starts with a nearly vertical price rise or fall. But, instead of having equal move reactions in the consolidation phase like a flag, pennant reactions gradually decrease to form short uptrend and downtrend lines from the flagpole.

The same measuring tools used in flags are used in pennants. Add the length of the flagpole to the breakout point to get the minimum objective. Remember,flags and pennants are usually continuation patterns in an overall trend which resumes after the breakout of the consolidation area.

Also, the coil formation, or symmetrical triangle, appears while prices trade in continually narrower ranges, forming uptrend and downtrend lines. This pattern doesn't tell you much about the direction of the next move. After breaking one of the trendlines, the objective is found by adding the width of the coil's base to the breakout point.

Cattle Monthly Futures

These are CLASSIC Patterns that repeat and repeat. Learn how to recognize them and profit.

Springing from coils

The formation gets its name from the way prices contract and suddenly spring out of this pattern like a tight coil spring. One caution about this formation: It's best if prices break out of the formation while halfway to three-quarters of the way to the triangle's apex. If prices reach the apex, a strong move in either direction is less likely.

Ascending and descending triangles are similar to coils but are much better at predicting the direction prices will take. Prices should break to the flat side of the triangle.

Price objectives from ascending and descending triangles can be obtained two ways. The easiest is to add the length of the left side of the triangle to the triangle's flat side.

Another method of projecting price is to draw a line parallel to the sloping line from the beginning of the triangle. Expect prices to rise or fall out of the triangle formation until they reach this parallel line.

Gold Weekly Futures Corn Weekly Futures

These are CLASSIC Patterns that repeat and repeat. Learn how to recognize them and profit.

More objectives

In the chapter on trends, we mentioned double and triple tops and bottoms. These formations also provide us with objectives. Once a double bottom is completed, prices should rise at least as far as the distance from the bottom of the "W" to the breakout point.

A double bottom is confirmed when prices close above the center of the "W" formation. This is referred to as the breakout. The difference from the bottom of the formation to the top gives a price objective. Targets for price declines from double tops are figured the same way.

Often, prices will retest the breakout point after completing the formation. After a double top is completed, prices may briefly rebound to test the resistance, which is the same point where the original double top was completed.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has asked us to also advise you that trading futures and options is not without risk. While there is opportunity for incredible wealth building, there is also the risk of losing even more than you invested. Of course, that's not unlike most other businesses. But informed traders are the best traders! Opinions expressed by Market Spotlight authors are not those of

We beat 2000 of the biggest hedge funds in the world.

Dear Traders Blog reader,

Last week we revealed the results of our Q1 “Trade Triangle” signals. Judging by the early feedback we've received, it seems like many of our members were delighted with their returns.

Over the weekend I had some time to catch up on my reading, so I picked up a copy of BARRON’S newspaper (March 31st). I had purchased the paper two weeks ago because of an article on the commodities run-up entitled, “Guess Who's Behind The Commodities Boom.” You may have seen and read the article.

If you still have the paper you will be able to independently confirm what I am going to share with you now.

After I read the article on commodities, I started thumbing through the rest of BARRON’S and happened to run across the trading results of 2000 of the largest hedge funds in the world.

I said to myself that these hedge funds must've done extraordinarily well during the last 12 months. So for fun I started searching through their results for triple digit returns.

What shocked me was that over the last nine months, MarketClub’s “Trade Triangle” results far exceeded the results of the top 2000 hedge funds in the world and not by one or two percentage points either.

The best return I could find by any hedge fund in the last 12 months was 217.33% and that was by the Balestra Capital Partners, LP. That’s a great return but we managed to do better than this top performing fund.

Okay, if 2000 of the top hedge funds couldn’t match our returns who could?

So I carried on perusing through BARRON’S looking for answers. It was there in the very same edition of BARRON’S that I ran across the results of the top 300 FUNDS of FUNDS.

Now to the FUNDS of FUNDS... I have always thought this was a dorky idea which puts another layer of fees on top of another layer of fees. The basic FUNDS OF FUNDS concept is to reduce risk through diversification (a good thing) and increase profitability. Unfortunately, when you reduce risk like the FUNDS of FUNDS you reduce profitability.

So with that in mind, I took the time and waded through the 300 FUNDS OF FUNDS data and found that the Merriwell Fund was the top performer with a 39.28% in the past 12 month period.

Good, but no cigar. MarketClub’s “Trade Triangles” were still in the poll position.

Also buried on page M54 of BARRON’S, I found the results of the top 200 Commodity Trading Advisors. Now this is more like it as these guys are smart, very smart and usually outperform the hedge funds and the FUNDS of FUNDS.

I was right! The top performing CTA was a commodity pool named AIS Futures MAAP (3x-6x) Composite with a return of 142.93%. Now this is a great performance and one of only two CTAs to crack triple digit returns in the past 12 months.

So there you have it. The best of the best in all three categories and they all came in short of MarketClub.

I was shocked, absolutely shocked as I thought everybody was doing extraordinarily well during this huge run-up in commodity prices.

MarketClub’s “Trade Triangle” approach far exceeded the biggest gains of the 2000 top hedge funds. Far exceeded the gains of 300 of the biggest FUNDS of FUNDS. Lastly, it outperformed 200 of the top Commodity Trading Advisors in the world.

Now you can see why I am in shock.

See how we managed to generate signals that show a return of 243% over past nine months. I think you'll be surprised at just how simple this approach is, and how you too can become the master of your own fate and stop paying fees to advisors.

I can't promise that you’ll make 243%. In fact, I can't guarantee that you’ll make any money. Not even the best hedge fund and FUNDS of FUNDS can do that.

The bigger the risk the bigger the return. That's how it's been since the beginning of time and that equation is never going to change.

I've just finished a very short video that shows how we managed to have such great returns. The video we put together is in theater style so you can watch the whole show or watch the results of individual returns.

You can check it out today. There is no charge and there’s no registration required.

If it all makes logical sense to you, then you’ll know what to do next.

Thanks for taking the time to read this longer than normal post.

Every success in trading and in life,

Adam Hewison

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