The ABC Charting Formation is one of the most basic and frequently occurring charting patterns that exist. Watch how this basic chart can be turned into a big payday with the use of options. Follow along as we use options to safely and easily follow the ABC's charting patterns twists and bends. We start out with the most basic and most easily understood strategy, roll it, morph it and finally close it. Suddenly, this simple charting pattern, traded with the simplest option strategy [Read more...]
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...of the hundreds of videos that I have made, these 2 videos really show a special market secret that you should know about:
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After the close today (7/21), Apple will announce its earnings.
Apple has been on an upward trend for most of the year based on some very solid products that it has brought to market.
In today's video I will be examining, with the help of our "Trade Triangle" Technology, how I see the future of Apple's stock value.
You can watch this video with my compliments and there is no registration requirements. We would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.
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I called it the "Battle Of The Tech Titans," and in this short video I explained that we felt the relationship was changing between Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ_AAPL) and Research In Motion, Ldt (NASDAQ_RIMM). I detailed a strategy of approaching this market using a trading strategy that I call "pair trading" or "trading pairs."
What trading pairs means is that you buy one market while going short the other market in the same sector. Now Apple and RIMM are battling it out right now in the smart phone sector. It remains to be seen who is going to be triumphant in this battle but it would appear as though Apple may have the upper hand based on its very successful "APP" store.
Trading pairs is what many professionals do when they are unsure as to the direction of the general market but feel pretty comfortable in their analysis of the relationship between two stocks. I hope you find the video both informative and educational.
The video is free to watch and there is no need to register. I would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.
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This video is a little bit different from our previous videos in that we show you some of the new improvements we've just added to MarketClub.
I just got the word from my business partner Dave Maher, who is the technical part of the team that he had just upgraded the MarketClub charts. I was so excited at the improvements that I decided to rush over to our digital studios and create a new video. All credit goes to Dave and his team who did an outstanding job on this new MarketClub release.
One major improvement and one I believe you're going to really enjoy and profit from is a study called "Donchian Channels." This study is named after its inventor Richard Donchian who created this amazing technical juggernaut in the late 40s.
There are also a ton of other improvements like, cross hairs and a new 200 day moving average study which I think you'll enjoy. You might be surprised at how I use the 200 day moving average.
You can view this new video with our compliments. There are no registration requirements. Please enjoy and give your feedback on our blog. Thank you.
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It is the battle of the tech titans as both RIMM and AAPL battle for the smartphone market share. Although Research In Motion is a well established tech giant as the creator of the BlackBerry, they may have hit a wall with Apple, Inc.'s launch of the phenomenally popular iPhone.
This tech battle may create a way to trade these markets with a lower risk. During this latest rally, RIMM did not perform well, nor were the changes in price as exuberant as the shares for AAPL.
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This market appears to have completed a formation that could have great profit opportunities in the near term.
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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
FR: Adam Hewison, President INO.com
RE: New educational video on Apple's stock price.
Dave Maher my partner, just uploaded a new educational video on Apple's stock price that I made after the close on Monday. I think you'll find it interesting and very educational given Apple's big announcement yesterday on the new iPhone.
Click on the chart to watch my new 3 minute educational trading video on Apple,
P.S. Here's all the details of the Apple announcement courtesy of AP
By JORDAN ROBERTSON
AP Technology Writer
(AP:SAN FRANCISCO) The iPhone will soon be $200 cheaper _ and come with satellite navigation, faster Internet access and other new features _ but higher monthly service charges are likely to erase most of the savings.
Apple Inc. revealed Monday that it has scrapped its pricing plan for the iPhone as it unveiled a model that works over faster wireless networks, addressing key criticisms about the device that have hurt the company's foray into the cell phone industry.
An 8-gigabyte version with the new features will go for $199 when it goes on sale July 11, and a 16 gigabyte model will cost $299, the Cupertino-based company said.
Current iPhone owners who buy a new model and sign up for a new AT&T contract won't have to pay any penalties to get out of their current contract, AT&T spokesman Michael Coe said. And anyone who bought an iPhone in an AT&T store after May 26 can return it before Aug. 1 for full credit against a new one _ less a 10 percent restocking fee.
Apple plans to make up the difference in sales revenue with volume _ and with subsidies wireless carriers will now pay for the right to carry the gadget.
In changing the pricing arrangements, Apple is pulling out of revenue-sharing arrangements with some wireless carriers, a move that frees the carriers to charge higher prices for the service.
Apple shares fell $4.03, or 2.2 percent, to close Monday at $181.61 on the news, a sign that some investors were hoping for more and others were taking their profits after a four-month run-up in Apple's stock price, which leaped from $120 in March.
The new iPhones, initially to be introduced in 22 countries, are designed to work over so-called 3G, or third-generation, wireless networks and have global-positioning technology built in.
They will also support Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange software, an addition that puts the iPhone in more direct competition with Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry and Palm Inc.'s Treo smart phones and is intended to appeal to the business market.
Analysts have said Apple needed to slash the iPhone's price and make it usable on faster networks to hit the company's target of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. Apple said the 3G iPhones download data twice as fast as the older ones.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Apple has sold 6 million iPhones since the first model launched nearly a year ago and 700,000 since March. That points to a steady slowdown in sales starting in the fourth quarter last year as customers waited for a 3G version.
Jobs showed off the new models of the iPhone and about a dozen new applications for the device at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
New applications range from video games that use the iPhone's motion-sensing technology to guide characters to study tools for medical students and a program that allows users to find nearby cell-phone-carrying friends on a map.
One program brings real-time video highlights and game stats from MLB.com; another creates an Associated Press news feed based on the user's location and lets users submit news tips to the AP.
Apple also announced a new Web-based service called "MobileMe," which the company describes as "Exchange _ for the rest of us," a consumer-friendly way for people to link their iPhones to their home and work computers so updates entered into one device automatically appear in the others.
MobileMe will cost $99 per year and come with 20 gigabytes of online storage.
AT&T Inc., the exclusive U.S. carrier for the iPhone, said service for it will start at $39.99 per month, plus $30 for unlimited data. That works out to a $10 increase from the cheapest plan for the first-generation iPhone; over the course of a two-year contract, that increase wipes out the savings from the price cut Apple announced Monday.
AT&T's pricing covers only U.S. residents. While iPhone prices will drop outside the U.S. too, it was not clear whether other carriers would raise monthly fees to compensate.
AT&T also warned that it will take an earnings hit due to the pricing because new subsidies it agreed to pay will produce the iPhone price cut _ not a reduction from Apple.
Apple said in a regulatory filing that under most of its new carrier agreements, it will not receive a share of subscribers' monthly service fees as it has under contracts for the first-generation iPhone.
Jobs said Apple waited to improve the iPhone for use on the faster network because the chips available when the iPhone first came out sapped too much battery life and were too bulky to fit the iPhone's slim design.
The addition of global-positioning technology improves the iPhone's accuracy in locating users. Current versions use a combination of cell-phone towers and Wi-Fi locations to help users figure out where they are.
The 1.73 million iPhones Apple sold in the first three month this year gave it a 5.3 percent share of the worldwide smart-phone market, according to research firm Gartner. Apple has been adding overseas markets gradually with carrier deals.
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Head and Shoulders Formations
One of the oldest and most reliable of all chart formations is the Head and Shoulders Formation. This formation takes place usually after a trend has been established and in place for some time. It can in rarer instances take place in a continuation pattern and still be effective. The two formations we are going to look at today are a Head and Shoulders Top (HAST) and a Head and Shoulders Base (HASB). Both of these formations have a high degree of accuracy and usually portend a major change in direction for a market.
A normal Head and Shoulders Top (HAST) or Head and Shoulders Base (HASB) has a right shoulder, a head, a left shoulder, and a neckline. More complicated formations have double heads or double shoulders and, in some rare instances, triple shoulders. Both a Head and Shoulders Top (HAST) and a Head and Shoulders Base (HASB) have a neckline, and a Head and Shoulders formation should only be considered completed when the neckline is broken.
Once the neckline is broken, it is possible that prices can set back and retest the neckline. It is perfectly normal and healthy for a market to do this. Care must be taken that the retest of the neckline does not exceed by too much the original neckline and thereby abort the formation.
As a general rule, if the market sets back through its neckline and violates the left shoulder formation, it should be viewed as invalidating the original buy or sell signal. In order to predict the extent of a move a measurement is taken from the top part of the head to the neckline. The Head and Shoulders Target Zone (HATSZ) is created when you add or subtract this distance from the neckline, depending on whether it’s a Head and Shoulders Top (HAST) or a Head and Shoulders Base (HASB).
See how many chart formations show up in MarketClub. This type of formation occurs in stocks, futures, forex, metals and mutual fund markets.