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Posted January 15, 2013

The markets definitely started out strong right out of the gates this year, but over the past few days they have started to show a bit of weakness.  In times like these, it is always important to understand hedging strategies to protect your portfolio.  In order to provide you with this type of education, we […]

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Posted January 11, 2013

Earlier today, DTI Chief Instructor Geof Smith spent about 45 minutes educating on the following: • How to scan for stocks • How to look at individual stocks • Gauging the probability of historical patterns There was great feedback in the session (as there always is with Geof) so we have posted a copy of […]

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Posted January 10, 2013

In this recording of DTI’s Wednesday on the Web Tom Busby discusses a strategy around Hershey (HSY) involving options for the rest of January.   Secondly, he talks about the January Barometer contained in the Stock Traders Almanac and how you can use it to improve your accuracy in trading.   Third, he introduces the DTI RoadMap 2013 software […]

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Posted January 9, 2013

The German DAX is one of the most influential markets in the world, yet 98% of U.S. traders do not use the DAX in their analysis.  Because of the strength of the DAX, this can create a huge disadvantage.  The Dax can forecast the U.S. markets as well as confirm trends as you go through […]

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Posted January 8, 2013

The January barometer is a principle based in tape reading that I consider each year to plan my approach to the markets.  The January barometer is the theory that the movement of the S&P 500 during the month of January sets the overall direction of the stock market for the year.  This concept was created […]

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Posted December 19, 2012

Beef is getting more expensive.  The October feed lot placements came out in November and it was the lowest October on record (started keeping track in 1996).  This is the second year that cattle worries have hit the market.  In 2011 there was a horrible drought in the plains and southwest.  Texas ranchers had to […]

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Posted December 14, 2012

If you seasonally look at coffee over the past 25 years, coffee has a tendency to move higher from the middle of October through January as demand for coffee increases due to the cold winter months.  Coffee is harvested at the beginning of summer and by August the roasters are building inventory for the coming […]

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Posted December 13, 2012

  We have all heard the term overbought, and occasionally you might hear the term oversold.  The big question becomes what defines a market as either overbought or oversold.  Looking at the recent history of the market, you may have heard the criticism of the 4th Quarter of 2011.  It was a very powerful quarter, […]

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Posted December 13, 2012

Market pops and drops are many times caused by either a scheduled or unscheduled news announcement. For scheduled news events the pop or drop typically comes because of a deviation from what was estimated.  For example, if Non-Farm Payrolls are expected at + 150,000 and the number comes out at +70,000, that is actually a […]

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Posted December 13, 2012

In the world of financial futures one market stands out.  If you want to find out which one, try to follow the money.  Futures markets are margined products.  Which means, you can control them for a fraction of their true value.  If we take a look at some of the world’s major futures markets, we […]

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