Beautiful Ladies Dancing On Tables

(Originally published one year ago on 2/25/09)

Imagine you're in your favorite restaurant enjoying a nice dinner. All of a sudden a beautiful young lady jumps up on the table and starts dancing even though there is no music.

Would that get your attention?

I know it would get my attention, not because it was a beautiful lady, but because it is out of the realm of normalcy for this restaurant to have anyone dancing on their tables.

The point I am making is this... sometimes markets act a little out of the ordinary despite what everyone is saying and thinking about them. When this happens you need to pay close attention to that market.

Why? Because that market maybe getting ready to do something totally contrary to prevailing sentiment.

( Originally published one year ago on 2/25/09)

For the first time in a long time we have received a signal that many would consider out of the ordinary and going against popular sentiment.

I have prepared a short video that I would like to share with you today.

Let me know how you enjoy the video and if you found it helpful please feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for reading this post and every success in the markets and in life,

Adam Hewison

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27 thoughts on “Beautiful Ladies Dancing On Tables

  1. well Adam i say you are totally right many times market make that move that gives shock to even the best minds.After all market plays on human behavior and it is irrational.We can't judge it.

  2. Adam,

    I get the point of the video but I'm perplexed about why you republished it at this time. Are you implying that the current market is about to do something "totally contrary to prevailing sentiment.". As I said, I'm confused about the reason and timing of this post. Perhaps I'm reading too much into this. Please clarify.


    1. Rick,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      The idea and concept behind the post was to illustrate the fact that sometimes conventional thinking is not what the market adheres to.

      A good example of that would be the US dollar. Conventional thinking was decidedly on the negative side in 2010 for this currency. We can all see what has happened recently to the dollar as it has rallied sharply against the euro.

      I think it's always important to be able to look at markets with a neutral eye. This allows you to be more flexible and not married to any position or a concept.

      All the best,

  3. Sobering when you look back and see where stocks like this were trading back atop the tech bubble. The little bull mkt AKAM is enjoying is dwarfed by the "bull" (more like bull s**t) mkt of 2000. This stock went from 345.50 to 52 cents? Give me the safety of pork bellies.

    The monthly triangle would have gotten you out at 201.00 on the way down. Better than 52 cents!

    That was a crazy bubble.

  4. Thanks for this video clip. I am actually like to sign with you. Could you advise on the followings:
    1. Is the trade triangles LIVE daily which we can see every day until
    the signal appears.
    2. Can this signals be incorporated into our Singapore CHART NEXUS software.
    3. If your marketclub membership includes all the Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S%P500 daily live stocks, forex and commodities charts incorporating the trade triangles signals.

    Reason is because recently I purchase a forex robot launcher ( quite similar to your trade triangle signals ) but ends up that we must have a metatrade platform before this signal could be incorporated.

    Awaiting your reply soon

    1. Winstorn,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      I will answer your questions in the order that you gave them to me.

      1. The trade triangles are live and you can see them daily.

      2. No.

      3. Yes, we track over 250,000 symbols in stocks, futures, Forex, mutual funds and all the major indices.

      I look forward to joining market club.

      All the best,

  5. Adam - I enjoy your videos and am impressed with the "clean" technical analysis.

    Does your data base include stocks which trade on the Toronto TSX?


    1. Ernie,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      The short answer is yes, we do cover Canadian stocks in MarketClub.

      All the best,

  6. The big question is...Does Adam have a special service with real time alerts that, with a proven track record, that could send us signals to follow as serious investor/ traders?

    We need real time "Buy X now" and "Sell Y now" instructions. Some of us don't have the expertise or money it takes to learn trading the hard way.

    Come on Adam. Premium services?

    1. Mark,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      The patient, real time is coming and we are working on a premium service.

      All the best,

  7. Hi Adam,

    Looking at the Chart, AKAM didn't get a Green Weekly TT because it didn't reach a New 3-week high.
    So I'm still neutral.

    Next week, it will need to reach a New 3-week high, i.e., above today's high of 26.45 to give me
    a buy signal.

    Therefore, I can set a Stop Buy Order @ 26.46, and go long when the Green Weekly TT
    is flagged.

    Correct ??

  8. Adam,

    Thanks for the video, good as always. This video reminds of a currency that has been getting hit hard lately, the eur/usd. A record number of short contracts are in the market and it has been punished relentlessly as of late. A short squeeze has the potential to be very violent and the price action this week so far made a double bottom. Will be interesting to see which way it goes. Thanks again.


  9. I am not aiming this comment at exclusively at Market club. However, I subscribe to a couple of other services one of which has an nightly audio. I also watch Smart Money etc. I really get tired of hearing about all the money I could have made if I made a move that no ever advised me to make. Seeing what you missed in the market does not translate very easily into making a current move. Sometimes the stock is in another sector or pretty well hidden. No one can see the future, but the only could service is one that analyses it suggests at least a few high probability moves.

  10. As usual a great instructional talk/graph.

    Being busy, I like the shortness and straight to the point approach.

    Always packed with information.

  11. Adam - great video, learned a lot from it. Now, how about finding another with about the same signals. I know I can do some searching, but it would be great for you to do another updated video...

  12. Thank you very much Adam for this very educational, I really apriciate it. Very useful.

  13. Raymond,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    As in Nicolas?

    If you're reading this comment Raymond is referring to Nicholas Darvas who was a professional dancer(ballroom I think) who wrote a book on trading stocks. I'm not sure of the title or what year it was published. I do remember reading it many, many years ago. In his book he mentions Beautiful Ladies Dancing On Tables.

    All the best,

  14. Michael,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    The post that you refer to was published a year ago and was available on our blog. At that time we had no idea that this stock would move up to 25. As you said the stock was trading in the $16-$18 area.

    The concept behind republishing this post was not to show that we were right on this market, but rather to show that events change and perception is very important in the markets. The trade triangle technology that we have developed will give signals long before the fundamentals kick in.

    All best,

    1. >The concept behind republishing this post was not to show that we >were right on this market

      Good thing, I think. It's at 25 now, but in between it went to $15.86. How DID that buy at $16.75 a year ago work out for you? Stopped out in March for a small loss? Did you buy in again, in time for the gap down overnight of almost $4 in July? (Stop loss order worked great for that one, eh?)

      Who picks these examples for you? First Cramer, then this? If you're trying to show that your system is imperfect, like everyone else's, they're doing a good job. Surely you must have some better stories than those two?

      1. John,

        Thank you for your feedback.

        We never claimed our program was perfect. Far from it, we have had our share of losses like any other trader a. If anyone ever tells you that they have a perfect system that never misses a trade run the other way because they are surely being disingenuous on this point.

        I'm not sure if you are in the MarketClub member or not, but if you've watched our earlier videos we show you how to filter the triangles to cut down on bad trades. Again this is not perfect and you will have trades that cause losses. The key here is not to have big losses, that is why we recommend trading with a game plan.

        The purpose of republishing the blog which is a year old, was to show that markets change and you must be flexible to change with them.

        All the best,

  15. This video was sent to me on 2.26.10. from 2.22.10 till today (2.26.10)this stock is trading around $25. On this video the stock is trading at $16-$18 area. The point is that I could of done this video myself by going back in time and "predicting that this stock will go higher". I wish I got this video before 2.22.10 and witnessed move to $25.

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