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Last Week’s Recap

Every good trading plan starts by reviewing and analyzing the overall market. We do this every Monday with major indices such as the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq.

Last Week’s Sector Performance

Understanding recent sector performance can help traders identify which pockets of the market might hold the most profitable stock and options trades.

Trade Idea of the Week

Need trade ideas? Add our weekly trade setup to your watchlist! We share potential entry and exit points to consider based on key levels or simple chart patterns.

Bitcoin Breakdown

We use simple trend analysis and break down key price points of the largest and most well-known crypto currency, Bitcoin. Where Bitcoin goes, most cryptos go!

  • Bear Market – When a security or market experiences a prolonged decline in price, typically in reference to a decline of 20% or more from a recent high.
  • Correction – A decline of 10% or more in the price of a security from its’ most recent peak. Corrections can happen to any security, such as individual stocks, bonds, or an index.
  • Long Position – A long (or a long position) refers to the purchase of a security, such as a stock, with the expectation it will increase in value.
  • Protective Stops – Used to protect existing gains or limit losses by means of a stop-loss order or stop limit order. A protective stop is set to trigger at a predetermined price and allows a trader to protect a portion of their profit in winning position, or limit their losses in a losing one. EXAMPLE: If a trader buys a stock at $10 and wants to limit losses to 10% ($1), they would set a protective stop at $9.
  • Resistance – Represents a price point, or area, that an asset has struggled to rise above in the past, or is expected to for other technical reasons.
  • Short Position – Shorting (or a short position) is a strategy used when an investor or trader anticipates the price of a security will fall in the short term.
  • SupportĀ – A price point that an asset has struggled to fall below over a given period of time, or is expected to for other technical reasons.
  • S&P – The S&P 500 Index contains 500 of the largest stocks that trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq, making it a tool to gauge the overall health of the stock market. The S&P 500 is the most popular equity index in the world.
  • Watchlist – A saved group of ticker symbols, typically in a trader or investor’s trading account, that are reviewed for potential trading opportunities, or to track their performance.