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Audio Piece: The Walking Man By, Ken Long and Bill Scheidt

Genius of rhythm, Bill Scheidt, has paired up with Ken Long to present, The Tortoise Album. In this track, we hear about The Walking Man and His Five Ways of Knowing: Head, Heart, Gut, Hands, and Feet, on the chosen path. “It’s an ongoing dynamic cycle of life and an ecosystem that shapes who you are and which is shaped by who you are and what you’re becoming along the way… Looking forward to our journeys together” —Ken https://youtu.be/GkVI3hKll6k

Tactical Trading Tip: The Psychology of Standard Work in Trading By, Dr. Ken Long

In our planning process, we seek to develop a list of tradeable targets that are in a critical state. In a previous article, I described a critical state as being postured to make larger than normal moves, in either direction, in shorter than average periods of time. We use our set of indicators to identify these through a statistical lens against historical norms. Once we have a manageable set of potential targets, we enter the preparation phase. Here we develop detailed decision points that offer favorable reward-to-risk ratios that give …

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Monthly Futures Trend Scan – July 2021 By, Gabriel Grammatidis

Futures Asset Classes are following the “Big Picture Outlook” screaming, “Up” for all hard assets – be it US Equities, Metals or Energies. We find ourselves in times of asset inflation and the amount of money created by central banks needs to go somewhere – hard assets! Naturally, these are great times for traders and investors alike… The US Equities remain in vertical markets. Metals are still in resting mode preparing for the next move higher. Energies are about to make some big stop-run moves to much higher price levels. …

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Current and Coming Bursting Bubbles By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Greetings from Old Orchard Beach in Maine. I’m up in the lovely Pine Tree State with my wife visiting my brother-in-law and we decided to go to spend a few days in the lovely “old school” beach community and, of course, to eat lobster. Lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster salad—I’m not picky… I’ve shared before how expensive traveling has become in this post-COVID lockdown period, where pent-up demand has exploded for anything travel-related. Maine is no exception. Several months ago, I looked up prices to rent a car in anticipation …

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Commercials Recap By, Chuck Whitman

  For a quick recap on Commercials, review the summary points below:     Every successful product exists because it has a legitimate business purpose for the commercial firms that utilize it. Without the commercial firm’s willingness to use the product, it will fail. Commercials are the primary influence in any market that we trade. Commercials are the participant for whom the market primarily exists. Each market usually has a commercial user who is a natural long and a commercial user who is a natural short. The easy way to …

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Is Inflation Transitory and Can the S&P 500 Hold the Line? By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Many folks in the U.S. are returning to summer travel schedules. And like so, so many other things – the cost of travel has skyrocketed. In late May of 2019 (before COVID), my wife and I spent a week on the Gulf Coast of Florida for a little R&R. We rented a car at the Tampa airport, for a week, at a total cost of $150.82 (no additional insurances purchased). Earlier this week, I made the exact same reservation. I rented the same car class, at the same airport, on …

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Market Assessment and an Introduction to “True Storytelling” (VIDEO) Friday, March 5th, 2021 By, Ken Long

  In last weekend’s market review, Ken walks through his weekend report in typical thoroughness and understandability to assess the market overall and identify specific shorter-term trade opportunities. Ken also introduced students to the concept of “True Storytelling” which he uses to develop understandings of market conditions and build collaborative learning. Finally, he provided a sneak peek of his upcoming Foundations course which starts April 1st. Get a preview of Ken’s masterful teaching style in action! Register now and start your learning with the pre-course work today.

The Nasdaq Trails – Now What? by, D. R. Barton, Jr.

    This week, let’s look at something short and sweet. The Nasdaq has been the go-to for overachievement in recent decades. Yes, it has been an up and down ride, especially if you go all the back to the Dot.com bubble, but the last 12 years have been largely a one-way ride: The line presented in this chart illustrates the price of the Nasdaq ETF (QQQ) divided by the price of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY). If the line is heading up, the QQQ is outperforming; if it’s going …

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Excellent Opportunity in BLOK…by the Numbers Monday, February 22nd by, Ken Long

  On Monday morning, Ken saw the huge opening gap (-8%) in BLOK. He then applied several of his standard trade concepts – Hybrid Frog, Minimum Manageable Risk Box (MMRB), SSC, Kata2, and a Sniper Exit to capture a nice move. BLOK’s price closed the gap and the whole trade was over by mid-morning as illustrated by the two charts below. Ken covers these standard trade concepts in his Hybrid Swing Trading Workshop which will be starting its next session in early April.    

Psychology Patterns: Internal Conflicts by, RJ Hixson

  Have you ever thought or said something to the effect, “On one hand, I . . . while on the other hand, I . . .”? Has that kind of thinking ever affected your trading? If so (and it’s likely so), you have an experience of some internal conflict — which is entirely human. Different parts of you want different things and when two parts see something differently — as they often do — you wind up in conflict. Most typically, your logical mind takes control and makes a …

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