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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator – A must read

It never ceases to amaze me how many people cite Edwin Lefevre’s 1922 book “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” as one of their all time favourite books on investing and trading the markets.
I am one of those people. I read this book at least once a year. However busy I am (and I’m pretty bloody busy right now!) I

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The Sentiment Cycle – An interesting perspective

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The first speaker on theĀ  Society of Technical Analysts (STA) annual diploma course, at least for the last few years, has been Julian McCree, who always extolls the idea of Market Sentiment, and in particular the Sentiment Cycle, a theory developed by Justin Mamis (author of The Nature of Risk, Stock Market Survival and

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Dow Down 777: Unprecedented markets.

Apologies for not posting any Blogs of late. The current market conditions have made for a busy time at FuturesTechs towers!
I’ve said a few things on today’s reports that don’t usually appear in our comments. Things like this from the Bund report:

“I was around in 1987, and 1992, and September 11th 2001. These were all similarly seismic

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A quick thought on “evil short sellers”

Short Selling, eh? This is a highly contentious issue, of course, but mostly because there is a lack of real understanding about the mechanics of the market, particularly by politicians and churchmen.
Data Explorers is a fine company that I came across a few years back thanks to an introduction from a good friend of mine in the Stock Loan

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More tips for new traders – What month is it?!

Whether you’re trading direct market futures, or CFDs or Spread Betting, the lessons you need to learn to become a successful trader are the same, and they’ve been learnt, usually the hard way, by the best traders in the world. The reason they make money trading isn’t anything to do with the type of product they trade, it’s to do

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The most common question of 2008

Have a look at this “mystery” chart and tell me what you think?
Does anyone think this (whatever it is) is going down any time soon?

Hopefully we’re all thinking the same thing: That it looks very much like something that’s got a bright future, something that’s going up in the world. There doesn’t seem to be too much

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Gold on a big level / Stop Order strategy

I think i did a reasonable job of explaining it on CNBC this morning (you tell me!!) so instead of babbling on too much here I’ll post the link:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=820121614
To summarise I said that 850 is a MASSIVE support level, and that the weakness to here is a buying opportunity, although if 850 breaks you don’t want to

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Fibonacci? What’s all that about?

I, like many technical analysts, place quite a heavy reliance on Fibonacci levels, especially for “bigger picture” calls and direction.
So what’s it all about? FuturesTechs members have a couple of articles I wrote a few years back that they can access in our Members’ area that explain things (I hope) quite well.
Take a look at the number sequence

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