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It was a wild ride on Thursday as the S&P 500 (SPX) opened stronger, surrendered all of its gains at midday, then closed near the best levels of the session, says Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
Bear markets take their toll on everyone, but they eventually end, says Lucas Downey of Mapsignals.com.
Bear markets do not occur frequently, which makes it easy to get lulled into a trance-like state of bull market trading, notes Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.
Diversification is a key requirement for successful option-trading, states Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
To make it into our Growth Portfolio, each of our tech stocks had to have some unique and critical technology giving it an edge in a large and growing market essential to achieving a sustainable world, explains Stephen Leeb, growth stock expert and editor of The Complete Investor.
Despite capacity constraints and surging inflation, particularly in fuel prices, U.S. airlines recently reported that their earnings recoveries have accelerated in Q2, notes analyst Colin Scarola in CFRA Research's flagship newsletter, The Outlook.
Most of the recommended stocks in our model portfolio and our high yield energy list trade well above their "Dream Buy" price limits, observes Elliott Gue, editor of Energy & Income Advisor.
There were important developments in the market that have prompted an additional step to the most defensive allocation in our Model Fund Portfolio since the 2000 Tech Bubble, observes Jim Stack, money manager, market strategist and editor of InvesTech Research.
This morning I received an inquiry from a subscriber who asked me what I thought would be the market bottom on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, explains Jim Woods, editor of Bullseye Stock Trader.
There is probably a certain segment of the investing population that would look askance at me if I mentioned we’re seeing “strength in China,” states Sean McLaughlin of AllStarCharts.com.

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Cash is a position and patience is in order as we navigate the worst months of the year and the weak spot of the four-year cycle. But 2022 is setting up for a prototypical midterm bottom hitting its low point in late Q3 or early Q4 in the August-October period, just ahead of the midterm elections. Jeff will show you how to navigate this volatility and be ready for the next bull market rally. Inflation is stubbornly remaining at multi-decade highs, the Fed is tightening, sentiment is bearish, support levels are not holding, supply chain disruptions persist, there is conflict in Europe and energy prices are at record highs for consumers. Continue to be patient as the weak spot of the four-year-cycle will eventually give way to the sweet spot, likely sometime later in Q3 or in early Q4. Even with inflation at multi-decade highs, cash is likely the least risky place to wait.

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Taylor Horton will discuss how to utilize the TTM Squeeze indicator to identify high-probability setups across multiple timeframes. At the end of the presentation, Taylor will walk through how he curates his squeeze watchlist based on his buy and sell signals. The Squeeze indicator allows him to identify when a stock is setting up to make a bigger than expected move, typically with a focus on weekly and daily timeframes. Taylor will show how he builds his position in a stock before the momentum begins, which allows him the ability to take profits into the ensuing strength. He uses a mix of moving averages, Keltner channels, and other indicators to accurately determine the direction of the next move. Join Taylor Horton and let him show you the power of the TTM squeeze, and why he believes a trading career can be built around this one setup.

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