This is Where the Next Global Boom Could Start

  It’s been ten years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, plunging the global financial system into chaos. Regulators and legislators have taken steps to ensure that crisis won’t happen again. But, like the general who is always fighting the last war, legislation and regulation can’t address the next crisis. That leaves investors and financial analysts always on the lookout for the next crisis. They have had several scares over the years with nearly endless crises in the euro zone and deep market plunges in China. Lesser known problems could also develop into unexpected problems. ...
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How to Use the Popular Stochastic Indicator

Source: Alchetron.com   If you have been looking at stock charts for some time, you are probably familiar with the stochastic indicator. It is one of the most popular momentum indicators applied to charts and is widely used. But, even experienced traders may not fully understand what the indicator does. Defining Stochastics Stochastics is an indicator that has withstood the test of time. According to market historians, this indicator was believed to be developed by a market technician named George Lane although there is some question as to whether or not it was the effort of any ...
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Congress Can’t Be Good for Social Media Stocks

Political junkies often spend a great deal of time on web sites like Politico, The Hill and Roll Call. These are sites that describe what’s going inside Congress, the White House and executive agencies. They dig deep into the legislative and rule making process. Sites like that are useful for many individuals, especially if Congress or executive agencies are interested in their business. Energy companies, for example, are often subjected to new rules and the rules can carry costs. It’s rare to see an article on political sites that is good for a company. Congressional oversight or ne...
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This Popular Indicator Can Be Improved Upon

  Traders might disagree on whether a stock should be bought or sold. They might disagree on the name of the pattern they spot on the chart. But, one thing they do seem to agree on is that indicators should be added to charts because these tools are useful. The price chart depicts the price action and traders have been searching for patterns on the charts since at least the early 1900s. By the 1940s, many traders had added moving averages which were designed to highlight the trend. Then, they began adding indicators to charts as shown below. This is a chart of the SPDR S&...
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China Is Front and Center in the Trade War

  Trade war fears are now near the top of almost every investor’s list of fears. That’s at least partly because the possibility of a trade war appears to be unprecedented. Investors have become comfortable with the idea of globalization even knowing there are costs associated with free trade. The costs of free trade are often easy to overlook. One of the greatest costs of free trade, at least according to many pundits right now is lost jobs. But, job losses have always been an issue that is less concerning to those with jobs. Ronald Reagan recognized this in the 1980 Presiden...
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