Russell 2000 E-Mini Futures Day Trader and Blogger

Candy Matheson: Blogger and (now-retired...as of mid-2013) Russell 2000 E-mini Futures Day Trader

I was first introduced into the world of trading when I (along with my now-late husband) took an options course in Porlock, England in 1997...it involved buying options on ... more

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Potential Reversal Of S&P 500 Emini Futures Index Ahead
Potential bearish "evening star" candle formation on the S&P 500 Emini Futures Index (ES).
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Market Forecast For 2018: More Volatility & Political Uncertainty
Taking into consideration the uncertainty that next year's mid-term elections will bring, coupled with likely interest rate hikes, I'd project that we'll likely see volatility rise in 2018 and the SPX gain only about half of this year's gains.
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Markets Roiled By Political Legal & Legislative Drama
U.S. equity markets experienced a volatile intraday trading session on Friday, as news unfolded on the ongoing DOJ Special Counsel legal investigation of Russian intereference and on discussions and a final vote on tax reform/cuts in the Senate
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International Financial ETFs Versus 3 Major World Indices
It appears that several international Financial ETFs have, generally, performed well over the past couple of years and are, either approaching major resistance, or have already reached it.
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Technology Sector Up 34% In 2017
The Technology sector leads the other eight major sectors in gains, so far, this year.
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SPX Hits 2600 As Social Chaos Churns
With the VIX down near historical lows the current battle within the Republican party to reform and cut taxes before the end of the year and social chaos (sexual assault allegations) exploding across the U.S., we may see volatility increase.
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SPX: 100-Point Rally Ahead?
5 months ago

Many thanks, Bill! :-)

In this article: SPX, VIX
Tech Sector Holds The Key
7 months ago

Yes...it's unclear to me at this point. Perhaps, barring any major geo-political (including domestic) upsets or oversees nuclear "mistakes" in the near future, we'll eventually see markets resume an uptrend after drifting in this range, or maybe a bit lower until the fall. Although, there's still the possibility that markets spike higher one last time before a (rumoured) June rate hike.

In this article: DJI, SPX, QQQ
Tech Sector Holds The Key
7 months ago

Hey, Gary...thanks...it's been awhile since we've "talked"...nice to "see" you again. :-)

In this article: DJI, SPX, QQQ
3 Trillion Dollars Now At Risk...And More
8 months ago

I, myself, wouldn't profess to speak on behalf of others' interests. I have a hard enough time keeping track of my own. :)

My article simply points out the fact that there is no evidence, thus far, that Republicans are willing to support and advance (by means of legislation) President Trump's ambitious agenda. We'll see what markets think of that (if this continues) over the coming days and weeks, and, more importantly, what voters think and want within the next 2 to 4 years.

In this article: SPX, VIX
3 Trillion Dollars Now At Risk...And More
8 months ago

(Safer for whom?) It is if you like gridlock...it's more important to ask affected voters what they think.

In this article: SPX, VIX
3 Trillion Dollars Now At Risk...And More
8 months ago

I doubt if President #Trump has a one-trick-pony agenda. The real issue is, I believe, whether his party is behind him 100% in order for him to implement his ambitious plans. So far, I've seen no evidence of that in the House and Senate.

In this article: SPX, VIX
Tech May Hold Key To Continued Santa Rally
1 year ago

Thx, Alexander...If $AAPL execs can be convinced to repatriate its overseas cash in exchange for forgiveness of paying taxes on such a transaction by some kind of Congressional intervention (which includes AAPL committing to invest in public infrastructure programs), you could see its stock break out to new highs next year. Perhaps Mr. Trump's team can work some kind of magic in this regard. Your comment has inspired me to write about a potential rally on my Blog at StrawberryBlonde'sMarketSummary.com.

In this article: DJI, QQQ
M-M-M-My Kuroda: What The BOJ Is Up To
1 year ago

Is the world the same place now as it was then and would that tool be just as effective (economically, sociologically, technologically, etc.)?...no doubt, lots of factors to consider.

M-M-M-My Kuroda: What The BOJ Is Up To
1 year ago

Thanks for the informative and well-written article, Tom. With the propensity for Central Bankers to do the heavy lifting these days, there's no incentive for governments around the world to implement any kind of stimulative fiscal policies. This kind of head-in-the-sand approach by world leaders will do nothing, in the long run, to foster trust in the markets...we may see a hard landing at some point in the not-too-distant future where no country can be immune from its fallout, IMHO (I hope I'm wrong, though).

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