If Slovakia votes no, stocks tank tomorrow

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Monday, the 10th of October.
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This morning I was reading that there are approximately 3.2 million job openings here in the United States. With more than 14 million people out of work in this country, how can we possibly have 3.2 million job openings still not filled?

These are job openings that the private sector needs to fill. I know from our own experience here at our company, finding competent people it extremely difficult. Part of the problem, in my opinion, is that many job applicants have no skills.

The CEO of Cummings, Tim Selso said he can't find skilled workers for his manufacturing plants. This is a common complaint that many CEOs share.

According to economists, the average worker contributes about $45,000 a year to GDP. If we could just fill 1/3 of those jobs, it would have a huge impact on the economy.

Like many traders today, we were surprised at the velocity of the rally which is based on a potential agreement coming into place in Europe. At the moment no one knows what the deal is, and nobody in a position of authority is indicating what the deal is. The vote from Slovakia has the potential to torpedo any recovery and is a big hurdle approaching tomorrow. If that tiny country votes "no" to this proposed agreement, it could send stocks, and in particular bank stocks, to the cellar!

That leaves us with just one option... What are the Trade Triangles saying?

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Which is more exciting: the market of late or a game of Pong? You choose.

Hello traders everywhere, Adam Hewison here co-founder of MarketClub with your 1 p.m. market update for Friday the 17th of June.

I guess the most common expression I'm hearing is "kick the can down the road.". It would seem as though politicians the world over are pretty much the same. None of them wants to face the truth that there is no more money. So what do they do they, "kick the can down the road."

And once again the taxpayers have to come up with the money. Lending more money to Greece is the height of insanity in my opinion simply because how can they possibly pay back the first tranches of money that was already lent to them? But that's what's happened today; Merkle and Sarkozy  made concessions and basically declared that "happy days are here again," but are they really? I was talking to a good friend of mine this morning who is one of the smartest people I know and I asked him point-blank, what do you think of the global and US economy? Here is what he said to me, "It is a time to be cautious and guarded." Those were his exact words. I'll let you think about that.

So okay enough of what my smart friends think, let's look and see what the market thinks about everything.

Here's what's happening in the major markets right now ... Continue reading "Which is more exciting: the market of late or a game of Pong? You choose."

More of the same, but are we starting to tip down?

Hello traders everywhere, Adam Hewison here co-founder of MarketClub with your 1 p.m. market update for Wednesday the 15th of June.

Okay, now here's what's happening right now in the major markets (click to watch the video)...

SP 500: -70. The market action today can only be described as negative. A score is now -70 and our downside target for this market is 1250. Major downside support is at 1250.

Silver: -70. I would watch this market very carefully today as I feel that it is probably at the lower end of its range. We would use the Donchian Channels along with the fact that this market is oversold and expect to see a bounce from current levels. Major Support at 34.00.

Gold: +70. Gold is currently oversold and we expect to see this market balance sometime in the near future. We would not be surprised to see further sideways action but we want to be long this market as the Donchian channel comes in at 1503. Major support at 1,500. Continue reading "More of the same, but are we starting to tip down?"

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