Tag Archives forAlgorithmic Trading

What or Who was Behind the Buying in Crude, $CL

With the myriad of players moving in and out of the Crude Oil markets and its affiliate or component products Heating Oil and Unleaded Gasoline, it becomes a definitive benefit to reference a “larger picture” view.  This helps determine the trend and prevents countertrend trading when the markets move into a transition from one level […]

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Happy New Year…Are We There Yet?

The first trading day of 2016 produced an awesome volatile day with many “decoupling’s” taking place.  The finish of one year and the start of the new year often produce numerous “decouplings” as money begins to shift strategy.  China got things going coming into Monday morning with the major equity exchanges shutting down after dropping […]

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Logical Market Update: From That to This & This…

 From that to this & this… For most of this week the best trading has taken place within the first couple of hours of U.S. trading.  But it appears that once lunchtime rolls through the East and Central time zones volume does a vanishing act.  Which often leaves computers with nothing to do but switch […]

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Logical Market Update: Never Short a Dull Market – or….

Never Short a Dull Market or What Happens When You Host a Party and Nobody Comes – the Volatility Indexes Have you ever gone to highly anticipated event and wished you were anywhere else?  That is what the markets were like on Monday.  Stuck in neutral with nobody left to push prices in either direction.  […]

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Logical Market Update: Morgan Stanley’s Selling What? NYSE Margin Debt & S&P 500 All Time Highs

Second Verse Same As the First: Morgan Stanley Pushing Non-Prime Fund to European Investors – NYSE Margin Debt and S&P 500 All Time Highs To say that people learn from their mistakes is a fabrication.  Seems that several of the TBTF banks have decided to repackage their sub-prime mortgages and ship them off to Europe […]

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Logical Market Update: Equity Index Market Update

Equity Index Market Update The last three trading sessions have appeared to be mirror images of the same trading strategy.  Amazingly, there are players out there (large players) that still believe manipulation goes unnoticed and their tactics on how they manipulate is legal.  The fact is it isn’t but there is little being done about […]

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Logical Market Update: The Bull’s Got Nerves of Steel & —

The Bull’s Got Nerves of Steel & – Yeah Right! Whatever! Good Luck With That! The bull’s got a brass pair!  Wednesday’s market action did not satisfy any criteria as a correction at least from my perspective.  The bulls continue to throw more and more cash around appearing to be trying to suck in any […]

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Logical Market Update: HFT a.k.a. Algo-Computer Trading

High Frequency Trading a.k.a. Algo-Computer Trading, Manipulation, and Your Money Living Together Peacefully! Monday’s trade was somewhat of a surprise about an hour into the session.  The equity markets seemed to initially take the extreme overbought readings left after Friday’s slow grind to new highs more seriously in that sellers were present at the opening.  […]

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