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Developer, Chief Strategist and Head Writer of, a trading service based upon a proprietary algorithm that identifies the dominant trend of any stock, index or ETF.
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  • Trading Or Investing? Making Money......or Not?

    I enjoy reading the articles posted on Seeking Alpha, most of which are written my very knowledgeable stock analysts, both professional and armchair. What I enjoy better than reading about stocks, is making money trading stocks. There is such a stark difference between writing a persuasive essay to buy AAPL, or BABA, or NFLX, and actually making money buying and selling the shares, it's a wonder anyone ever makes any money doing so.

    Below, one of the premier shale oil stocks of the past 24 months. Also below, a proprietary algorithm that signaled the party was over. If you're in the market, it's not about a good story, its about ignoring that good story and paying attention to the trend.

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    Nov 29 3:02 PM | Link | 5 Comments
  • MBLY

    Not a lot of daily price bars to define an intermediate term trend, but enough hourly price bars to identify a short-term trend. Volatility on IPO's can be brutal, so I suggest a 10% trailing stop until an intermediate term trend can be established.

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    Disclosure: The author is long MBLY.

    Aug 26 3:36 PM | Link | Comment!
  • VXX Short-Term Trading System

    VXX is on a Sell signal from August 11th. Although trading options on the Sells have been profitable, the REAL money will be made when (and if) the market goes through a 20% or more bear market. Outstanding gains from near-term calls will be made (been there, done that). We are treading water, but when the bears take control, the fireworks begin. Patience.

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    Aug 25 12:21 PM | Link | 8 Comments
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