This Russian Economist Died By Firing Squad, But He Had the Answer the Fed and Washington Are Looking For.

Hello traders everywhere!  Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Thursday, the 22nd of September.

This Russian economist died by firing squad, but he had the answer the Fed and Washington are looking for.

The problem we have is the Fed and the Government are fighting to shore up the very powerful cycle that made America great:  Capitalism.

So what's the answer to our current economic problem?

Nikolai Kondratieff was a Russian economist who came up with this economic theory:  Every 40 or 50 years in a capitalistic society, the markets peak, then turn down and go into a recession/depression. Because of these findings and other work he did on cycles, Nicolai Kondratieff was summarily executed in 1938 by a firing squad.  It would appear that these cycles guaranteed the rebirth of capitalism, and that did not sit too well with the Communist Party, who at the time wanted to rule the world.

Doing some rough math, you could look back and say in the 1930s we had a depression, in the early 1970s we had a major recession, and here in 2011 we are facing a serious recession/depression.  This is not something new that we're going through right now.  Some time ago we posted a blog report on 100 years of capitalism and how the markets expand and contract.  We, as a country, have been here before.

The question is, how do you make money during times like these?  You must be flexible!  And it helps to have technology like our Trade Triangles available to help you.  Today illustrated a good example when we had a signal to exit out of gold for intermediate-term traders.  You can also see we've been short and out of the equity markets since August.   Don't trade by the seat of your pants in today's markets, you are going to lose!  It is far more expensive to go it alone and not have our service.  This has been proven time and time again.

As we came in this morning, Europe was under tremendous downside pressure and some would say that, "the hens have come home to roost."  But the big surprise for many traders was the huge drop in commodities and gold.  I think many investors moved into gold thinking it was a safe haven.  In the long-term they could possibly be right, but these aren't buy-and-hold markets anymore.  The world has changed and you need to adapt to this new investment world, or you will not survive.  In the current markets you need to be aware of the direction of the trend and where to place you money.  Our mission here at MarketClub is to help you survive and thrive in these uncertain 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 "This Russian Economist Died By Firing Squad, But He Had the Answer the Fed and Washington Are Looking For."

Adam's Thoughts on Operation Twist, Hewlett-Packard and Netflix

Did you miss MarketClub TV last night? If you did you missed a great intro/rant by Adam. He covered the announcement by the Fed, news from Hewlett-Packard about their CEO, Netflix's announcement and of course the Trade Triangles for the day.

We've cut out the intro for you to watch here.

Watch the full episode here.

We would love to hear your thoughts on this video. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Every Success,

The MarketClub Team.

All Eyes Are On the Fed Today

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Wednesday, the 21st of September.

All eyes are on the Fed – Will they twist again like last summer?

It would seem as though the world and the markets are waiting to see what the Fed is going to do today at 2:15 PM. They are supposed to make an announcement. This is always the technician's dilemma... Do I leave my positions intact with stops? Or do I take them off before this major announcement?

Let me share with you a quick story about one of the most successful traders I've ever known. Here was a gentleman who traded all the markets, strictly on the charts. He didn't listen to the news, didn't care about the news, and certainly didn't care about what Ben Bernanke was about to say. He simply went with the big trends. Based on that thesis, one should remain short the equity markets and remain long in the gold market with the appropriate money management stops.

As traders, we are bombarded with news. Some of it is useful, but a lot of it is just fluff to fill up airspace time. One piece that caught my eye this morning, which I haven't seen reported in the main media, concerns the venerable Lloyds of London insurance company. This company was founded in 1688 in a London coffeehouse and has gone through wars, boom and bust cycles, every money mania known to man and has always managed to survive. The article claimed that Lloyds of London is taking their cash out of the European banks this morning:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-09-21/lloyd-s-of-london-pulls-deposits-from-banks-on-debt-crisis.html

Quite frankly this is shocking, but not surprising given Lloyds' survival instincts. Lloyds of London is one of the most conservative companies, run by some of the smartest people on the planet. Perhaps it's an early warning sign about what could potentially happen in Europe.

It is something to think about.

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 "All Eyes Are On the Fed Today"

How an Exclusive Group of Private Traders Profited from Amazing AMZN!

From time to time we here at INO.com come across someone in the industry that grabs our attention. Recently we saw a post from Guy Cohen about a trade and how he had called the breakout for sometime in advance. How he caught the breakout was intriguing and we asked him to share a bit about the trade with traders blog readers.

Guy Cohen is a bestselling author of several trading books, and the creator of the OVI Index, Private Traders Club, and Flag-Trader. His clients include NYSE Euronext, The International Securities Exchange (ISE) and FT  Prentice Hall.

Guy is also holding a special webinar for Traders Blog readers tomorrow Thursday 9/22, for more information click here.

Read below how a small band of traders had THREE weeks advance notice of AMZN’s potential breakout … and how they cashed in! Continue reading "How an Exclusive Group of Private Traders Profited from Amazing AMZN!"

Sometimes Markets Don't Make Sense

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your 1 p.m. market update for Tuesday, the 20th of September.

Sometimes markets don't make sense.

Commentators tend to think they have to make comments on every single blip in the market. Sometimes it's just not possible to put a handle on what drives a market on any given day. Today maybe one of those days when the news that came out was not particularly positive, yet the general market moved higher.

That was not the same story for the bank stocks that reflected the downgrade by Standard & Poor's for Italy overnight. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) also warned of continued economic weakness. And then the market's rally. Like I said earlier, sometimes it is impossible to tell what's going to happen on a day-to-day basis.

You have to look at the big trends in the market to help you when the market doesn't make sense. And right now the big trends continue to remain negative for the equity markets and positive for the gold market. Those two factors have not changed as of this writing.

We have discussed perception many times before and this is one of the most powerful elements in any market. One only has to look at the recent example of Netflix to understand how powerful perception can be in the market. In fact, it is one of the stocks we will look at today to show you just how our Trade Triangle technology works and how it can benefit you in the future.

Now, let's go to the 6 major markets we track every day and see how we can create and maintain your wealth in 2011. Continue reading "Sometimes Markets Don't Make Sense"