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ShadowTrader Video Weekly 05.01.16 - The quad is still the sharpest tool in the shed

Tick divergence pointed to the halt in decline Friday, A look at monthlies, earnings trades update and new trade ideas

Plunge Protection Team or FOMC push markets higher

Blake Young of weighs in on current market action and sentiment

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7 Killer Mistakes That Doom Traders From Becoming Consistently Profitable - Part 1

The first of  a seven part series on what prevents traders from becoming consistently profitable.

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Financial Names Like PFG Channeling Higher


A number of financial names are trending higher within ascending channels. A clean example of this is in the stock of Principal Financial Group, Inc.(PFG). PFG is within one day’s range of touching the lower ascending trendline which intersects with the bottom of the open gap (orange oval) on the stock’s daily chart. If the…

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Pairs Trading

Pairs Trading With More Power Ahead “WEC – ES”


(Wec Energy – Eversource Energy) We are nearly out of the woods, waiting for the close on Wednesday with the pair. It should be interesting to see if we can grab a nice short play at/above the $2.25 spread value. My thoughts are if we get a layer at $2.25, I would have no problem…

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Option Trading – Volatility Positioning

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  Option Trading – Volatility Positioning Ryan Mastro appears on the ShadowTrader SquawkBox Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm EST. On today’s show on the ShadowTrader SquawkBox hosted by thinkorswim we discussed:   Position Volatility for client Using Options to Position for a Volatility Increase Fighting decay if you wanted to be long vol (client question)…

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Impending Move by the Bank of Japan not Moving the Yen


The dollar index hit a new annual low today despite intervention in the Brazilian real and indication of an impending move by the Bank of Japan to weaken the yen. With multiple countries beginning easing policies, it is surprising to see the dollar continue lower. Much of the dollar’s weakness appears to be on euro…

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Trading Psychology

7 Killer Mistakes That Doom Traders From Becoming Consistently Profitable – #1

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Trading is one of the most difficult professions that anyone may ever attempt. Your strengths and your weaknesses are magnified because the market is filtered through your beliefs, experiences, and your own emotional makeup. If you have trouble with discipline or risk management, it will show up in your trading. If you are scared of…

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