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TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Time to Build the Launching Pad. Metals, Equities Rally in Lockstep

In 2017, the word “disappointment” took on a new spelling – “G-D-X.” After several failed break-out attempts in 2017, there is no question that it provided us a year of frustration, writes Avi Gilburt, technical analyst and author of ElliottWaveTrader.net.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Back to the Choppy Trends for Buying Dips in Risk Assets

No onse seems scared in forex. The rate markets are happy to melt up along with equities while the commodity markets thrash about with the bid in Asia unwound a bit into Europe, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research Thursday.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Rates, Equities Out of Synch, Dollar on the Ropes

With rates and equities out of synch and the USD on the ropes, financial conditions matter more than the cost of money but for the momentum – leaving the 5-30Y flattening and the focus on 10Y TIPS Thursday exciting, Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research Wednesday.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Watch Transports, Oil, Facebook. Here We Go Again?

If we are to get a January consolidation, it may very well depend on some combination of oil, transportation stocks and Facebook, says Jeff Greenblatt, editor of The Fibonacci Forecaster.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Dollar Faces Tests of FOMC Guidance, Powell Influence

Markets are looking out for trouble even as their outlooks are for better times, Troubles from nature or man-made like war or recession – neither seem likely. The tape reflects the rising tide of 2018 hopes as greed beats fear, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.

TRADING LESSONS
Trading Lesson: Trading Is Not as Hard as You Make It

Keep it simple. Buy markets that are going up and sell markets that are going down. Avoid trying to outsmart the market. And, don’t do anything unless there is something to do, asserts Dave Landry, founder and president of DaveLandry.com. More Trading Lessons every Friday on MoneyShow.com.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Focus on the Euro Today After USD Sinks Monday

What happens today matters with lows for the USD set notably in the euro and Japanese yen. Risk-on for equities means the focus will be on the EUR and how big the pull-back today can be – 1.2185 looks key with risk for 1.2110, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
In Robot-Fueled Rally, Look at Semiconductor Stocks

Perhaps the best bet is to explore the semiconductor stocks, which remain in an uptrend but are lagging the leadership sectors such as energy while starting to show signs of strength, asserts Joe Duarte, MD. He’s traded, analyzed and written about the markets since 1990. 

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Opportunities and Risks in 8 Funds

A look at opportunities and risks in eight funds: SPY, FXI, LQD, OIL, TLT, UUP, FXE and GLD. writes Landon Whaley of Focus Market Trader. 

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Many Influences in Market Outlooks in US, Germany, Italy, EU

The Fed won’t get to 2024 without a recession affecting policy. Key period is 2019-2020 when the stimulative effects of the tax cut wear off, while QE is just getting ramped up, with worsening financial conditions, writes Don Kaufman, co-founder of TheoTrade.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Downward Dollar Dominates Markets. A Trend Easy to Beat?

The moves down in the USD dominate markets. Politics may be more important than rates, growth or value. The technical picture is overdone and will make tomorrow a raw deal for those who think the trend will be easy to beat, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Euro Hits 3-Year High as Yen Gains, Krona Flip-Flops

For forex, the risk games today remain clustered in a Japanese yen gain to 110.50 but the euro rules the headlines with 1.2250 targets after the breakout from 1.2092 the Sept. 8, 2017 highs, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.