We're Snowed In!

Unfortunately the "Snowmaggedon" (as they've dubbed it here in the mid-Atlantic US) dumped up to 3 feet of snow on and around our offices and has kept all of us here at INO.com and MarketClub snowed in. We hope to be back at it tomorrow, but will keep all of our readers posted.

Bear with us as we try to dig ourselves out and get things up and running normally as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

All of us here at INO.com

37 thoughts on “We're Snowed In!

  1. Hi Adam- I checked the charts again and only see the current score, NOT historical score, and when I click on the triangles, I do not see any score, just the date and price. It seems like once a stock hits the +100, it is topping, then goes through some correction, offering buying opportunity. On ascent to +100 and after descent from +100 seems to offer buying opportunities, and seeing this trend gives more confidence in making the trade.

    How difficult would it be to add the feature of on chart or below chart trending of score. Right now I am trying to keep track offline and that is not working so well.

    1. Jim,

      Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your suggestion.

      It is quite difficult to program what you're asking and I have passed your suggestion along to our tech department.

      All the best,

  2. What a pain I am....but I am learning alot!! and liking Marketclub more each time...TWO MORE QUESTIONS ON THIS TOPIC- So, I went back and viewed a webinar on how to use the trade triangles and in that you explain that the graphical triangles are determined by an algorithm (separate from the score). My questions:

    1) How should I use the triangle score along with the graphical triangle trend- what does the 2 together tell you? (remember my recommendation to include the score on the graph as another indicator).

    2) Why is it that the weekly and daily triangles seem to be occuring at close to an inflection point where, for instance, a red weekly or daily triangle seem to precede a price gain, instead of decline, as the red triangle would indicate? Monthly seem to be most reliable

    1. Jim,

      Thank you for your feedback and your question.

      The trade triangle score with the five triangles incorporates a very short-term hourly triangle and then 20 day moving average triangle. The scores do appear on the charts when you click on any of our daily, weekly or monthly triangles.

      Now to answer your second question Were you state that the monthly triangles are more reliable. That could well be correct, however you can in many cases make more money catching swings based on the longer-term trends are using the short term trade triangles. You may want to take a look at our perfect portfolio which is longer-term. Then take a look at our World Commodity Portfolio which is shorter term and has done very well since inception.

      All the best,

  3. GREAT- It seems logical when trading the trend. Question on score- Why is a "3 month high in December" a +30 green triangle in the score, when that happening 2 months ago could actually mean that the price has weakened over the last 2 months? And, what exactly does this mean, Does it mean that the 3 month average price is has hit highest over last 12 months?? or a 52 week high occurred in last 3 months? Is there a video lesson I could get these answers. Thanks so much Adam, I am learning alot and gaining investing confidence through your service...just need a little more understanding to now make some good decisions!!

    1. Jim,

      Thank you for your question and comment.

      We assign a higher value to MarketClub's monthly Trade Triangles as it takes a great deal more energy to move those triangles than it does let say the daily triangle. That is why a monthly trade triangle carries a much higher weighting in our approach to the longer-term trend of the market.

      I hope this answers your question.

      All the best,

  4. ADAM/LINDSAY OR SUSAN- As I learn how to use Marketclub's various trade triangles/scores, I am curious to see what the various scores mean to the move occuring in a stock/etf/etc....so I would be very curious of having the option of activating the score history on the graph of a stock....so, like the technical indicators, I could see how the score changed along with price, and compare that as either a leading or lagging indicator.

    My other question- How is the graphical trade triangle similar related to the triangles that make up the triangle score?

    1. Jim,

      Thank you for your feedback. We're still digging out today after the area's record snowfall. The office will be closed today and we will be working from our offices at home.

      Now to answer your questions. I like your idea of the scores on the charts as you skim over the prices. I will forward your idea to our tech team and perhaps they can do that in some future version of MarketClub.

      The difference between graphical trade triangles and the triangles that make up the score are that we have added two other features. One is a hourly average and the other is a 20 day moving average. Both of these are added to our triangle score.

      I hope this answers your question.

      All the best,

  5. Your just living in the wrong part of the world. Here in sydney Australia its 87 degrees and sunny. No a snowflake in sight.

    See you on the beach!

  6. People, your anti-climate change attitude is without content.

    The snowfall will increase because of the heating of the seas.

    Don't you guys see it?

    More heat in the seas means more water vapor in the atmosphere. This leads into a greenhouse-effect that no human has ever seen. And yes there are still cold times even in future and the more there is vapor the more there is going to be snowfall.

    This is why the climatologists say that the extreme phenomena in the weather will only get worse in the future.

    Take care everyone, we'll need each other in the more hostile nature we so willingly messed up. Trading wont die anyways.

  7. NO !! Snow down here. Keep shoveling and eventually you will reach the south as I did.

  8. Hi Adam and all my friends who blog with Market Club

    I trust that you and all my American trader friends out there reading this are coping well with the heavy snows that you are having, I have seen the extent of it on Bloomberg TV over these past few days.

    The weather is cool but dry over here on the Emerald Island and the Guinness is cool and wet so when we are not trading we give it a go.

    There is a lot to be said for living on an island; we get very little snow because our shores are heated by a south atlantic drift called the gulf stream; which hails from the Gulf of Mexico, like our Guinness long may it flow.

    On a serious note Adam; do your readers think that the inclement weather that is affecting you guys will affect NYMEX prices.
    Are people using more energy to heat there homes or are they driving less or does one balance out the other as regards supply and demand.

    As regards the sovereign debt to GDP crisis over hear in Europe; do your readers think that we over here in Euro land will permit one of our member countries to renege on its debt, in the full knowledge that it will destroy the Euro project which we have been building for the last 30 years, a project that has brought peace and freedom to all of Europe:
    Not likely; especially since the Lisbon Treaty, it came into effect last year.
    This treaty gives Brussels power to impose budgetary impositions on member states.
    Ireland has got its house in order despite being at 11.7 % debt to G D P.
    World Don't fear Greece, Italy Spain and Portugal will follow suite.
    We are currently watching a storm in a tea cup, a teddy bears tea party, look forward to a fresh bull surge when the market comes to terms with the reality of Europe, which is for the first time since the Roman Empire existed; a substantial indestructible economic and social democracy .

    On a final note: to my American friends: Keep warm and to the rest of the world kind regards and happy trading from Sean Corrigan

    1. Sean,

      Thank you for your insightful comments.

      First time I ever visited the Emerald Isle I could see why it was so green. The pilot said as we landed there is a slight drizzle in the air. When we landed it was bucketing down, I don't think I've seen rain fall that hard ever again. Still you live in a lovely country with some of the most charming people I've ever met.

      It is going to be interesting to see how Europe resolves its current dilemma. I am hoping that they don't fall back into a nationalistic country by country attitude.

      Sometimes, things are just too complicated to figure out. That is why I always rely on MarketClubs trade triangles technology that gets it right more often than it gets it wrong.

      Every success,

  9. Can I ask a question here on the monnsuthly triangles? I'm curious why I often see a red monthly trade triangle and then a quick market reversal...it would almost seem that I should take the opposite move against the monthlt triangles, then again, I know there is more of a system behind it and my gneralization is not correct...but why do I see that anamoly, and not a few times....

    1. Good question! I noticed this myself, also with the weekly triangles. It seems to occur most often to equities trading in a channel. So if I'm looking to go long and the Monthly triangle signals and the green triangle is already in place, I'll zoom out to 1 year and check to see if it's trading in a channel.

      Still though, I'm wondering if a green weekly single might be a good opportunity to short the market the next day and then reverse positions or exit the trade.

      1. Justin,

        That's what I love about the market, everyone has different ideas.

        Personally I like to trade with the trend as opposed to trying to fade the trend. Presently all the indices are in a neutral position based on our trade triangle technology.

        I am waiting either for confirmation of a major downtrend or a resumption of the uptrend based on green weekly triangle.

        All the best,

  10. in Maine the lawn is brown but showing not much snow here.

    I know what is like, thanks for keeping in the south.

  11. Dear Mr. DC
    You may or may not be a great trader but if you were a more than local observer of the weather you would know that the el nino effect (warmer oceans) has caused this weather pattern disruption. Our cold and snow can only been seen in context of the bigger system. A system that is so big that it is hard to model for all variables, natural and man made, in my humble opinion. Just ask the folks in Canada that are trucking in snow the Olympics and the residents of Greenland, where it is way too green for this time of the year.
    Really, we are just trying to make fun of the weather, because that and the markets are the only 2 things to talk about.

  12. If we had some global warming, we wouldn't have to shovel (rain). A local comedy group has an entertaining take--
    on this. Might as well enjoy till the road are cleared.

    1. I've been in and out of Montreal,CD. from the states (Albany, N.Y.)
      for about 33 years and never saw 20'. Maybe over a period of time,
      say a year !! Buffalo got 7' in one storm about 8 years ago.
      Is the altitude getting to you, or to many trip to the pub??
      Only kidding don't get mad, just even.

  13. Hi Scott,

    So far it looks to have a wide reach with Winter Storm Watches in effect from Utah to New Jersey. We'll see!

    Here's to hoping the shoveling stops soon,

    Susan Jackson
    Director of MarketClub Education
    INO.com & MarketClub

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