It's Official, We Are In A Bear Market For the S&P 500

If you've been watching Adam's 1 p.m. Updates, you already know that we called this bear market 2 months ago on 8/2/11 using MarketClub's Trade Triangle technology.

Our Monthly Trade Triangle triggered at 1258.07 and we are currently trading at 1093.89 -- that's a move to the downside of 13.05%!

Here at MarketClub we work hard every day to assure that our members have the most up-to-date market information and spot-on signals. If you're not watching Adam's Updates, we suggest that you tune in today at 1 p.m. EDT to see what Adam - and the Triangles - have to say about the big move down that started last week.

Every Success,
The MarketClub Team

Is October Going to Provide A Treat For Investors?

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Monday, the 3rd of October.
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Many investors are saying, "thank goodness that the month of September is over!" Do you share that sentiment?

Welcome to Q4 and the first trading day in the month of October. It is the "trick or treat" month, as we celebrate Halloween at the end of the month. Is October going to provide a treat for investors? Or will it sucker them in and trick the market down to new lows?

As stated before, the problems in Greece are very real and are not going be solved to anyone's satisfaction. So what happens when a country defaults on its sovereign debt? No one knows what the answer will be to that question. The market however, will figure it out and deliver the answers that smart investors are looking for.

The month of September was brutal for most buy and hold investors, and that is why we advocate being nimble in these amazing economic times.

Now let's go to the 6 major markets we track and update every trading day and see how we can create and maintain your wealth in 2011. Continue reading "Is October Going to Provide A Treat For Investors?"

What a week! What a month! What a quarter! Weekend Video Update

Hello fellow traders everywhere. Adam Hewison here co-founder of MarketClub with your weekend update for the trading week ending on 9/30/11.

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What a week! What a month! What a quarter!

Major market trends prevailed through out the third quarter, as market after market succumbed to our Trade Triangle signals. For most market's, the tone was a negative for the month and quarter. One shining star, was the dollar index, which was one of the very few markets that trended higher during this time frame.

As we start the final quarter of 2011, we still have that pesky little contagion problem in Europe that has never really gone away. How much that has to weigh on the markets remains to be seen.

I believe that Q4 is going to offer some exceptional trading opportunities, but these opportunities will only be available to those traders who do their homework. Before we get into looking at the markets, I wanted to share this personal note with you, here it is. On the cover of my workbook, where I write down all my various game-plans for the markets I trade, it says this. "Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it". It sums up as to how I look at the markets. No successful trader I know, wings it, they all work hard and do their homework, and work hard at staying successful.

My wish for you in Q4 and 2012, is that you too will work hard at trading success. I am here to help you along in your journey.

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

Now let's go to the 6 major markets we track and update every trading day and see how we can create and maintain your wealth in 2011.

Continue reading "What a week! What a month! What a quarter! Weekend Video Update"

There Is Only One Word to Describe Q3: Volatility

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Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Friday, the 30th of September.

It's here! We've reached crunch time for the markets and portfolio managers everywhere. It is not often you have the weekly, monthly and quarterly markets all ending on the same day, but Q3 is playing out to that scenario.

I think there is only one word to describe Q3: volatility. Volatility ruled the markets and has pushed many investors to the sidelines. Conservatively, it is better to be in cash than be long the equity markets at the present time.

I find it hard to believe that some of the pundits say we can go into defensive stocks. My question would be why? Why be in the market when it's going down? It just makes no sense to me.

The philosophy behind our Trade Triangle Technology is very simple. We want to be long the market when it is going up and either short or out of the market when it is going down. The reality is the market can only do three things: it can go up, down, or sideways, that's it! How many things in life do you know that are that simple?

Yesterday, we talked about the major trends in the markets and how important it is to know the direction of the trend for each and every market you have an interest in.

In today's video, we will be focusing on the 6 markets we track everyday in a slightly different way.

As always, our goal is to share with you ideas that have been used by generations of successful traders. I'm sure you have heard the expression, "that there is nothing new under the sun" and that expression can be applied perfectly to trading. With nothing new under the sun, using some tried and true methods that I am sharing with you today, I'm sure you too will be successful trading the markets.

Now let's go to the 6 major markets we track and update every trading day and see how we can create and maintain your wealth in 2011. Continue reading "There Is Only One Word to Describe Q3: Volatility"

Do You See the Trees In a Forest, Or Do You Just See the Forest?

Hello traders everywhere, Adam Hewison here co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Thursday the 29th of September.

Do you see the trees in a forest, or do you just see the forest?

There is a saying that goes like this “can't see the forest for the trees” is a reference to people who get so involved with the details of an issue that they lose sight of the big picture.

If your involved in the markets, it is easy to fall into the trap of just looking at the minute or hourly charts, rather than considering the market as a whole. When you can't see the market for the minutia, it means that you are deeply involved in a situation, and you are perhaps focusing too much on the inner workings of the market, and not enough on the big trends.

With all of this talk of problems in Greece, defaults, contagion and a host of other problems in Europe, it is easy for traders to get distracted, and not see the forest for the trees.

The most important element in trading in my opinion, is the direction the major trend for that market. It doesn't really matter what the news is, if the market is doing something else. As traders I believe we have to look at the forest in this case the big trends in the marketplace.

Let's look at them now: S&P 500 index–major trend down. Gold-major trend up. Metals–major trend down. Crude oil–major trend down. Dollar index–major trend up. CRB index–major trend down.

So, there you have it, all the major trends in all the markets we are dealing with right now. Everything else is just individual trees, that don't mean a heck of a lot in the big picture.

It takes a tremendous amount of energy to move a market and change a major trend. This kind of energy normally does not happen in one or two days. As they say in statistics, one data point does not make a trend.

Now let's go to the 6 major markets we track and update every trading day and see how we can create and maintain your wealth in 2011. Continue reading "Do You See the Trees In a Forest, Or Do You Just See the Forest?"