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UNDERSTANDING STOCK MARKET MOVING AVERAGES WITH THE CROSSHAIRS TRADER and FORREST GUMP

In many of my more technical posts I discuss moving averages and refer to them as TANKS. I feel a more detailed discussion is in order than the one provided in THE CROSSHAIRS TRADER DICTIONARY.

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WEEKLY OIL INVENTORY REPORT: BULLISH!

  CRUDE OIL had a draw of 5413K.  Consensus was for a build of 150K.  BULLISH (AND WAY OFF THE CONSENSUS!) GASOLINE had a draw of 537K.  Consensus was for a draw of 1300K.  NEUTRAL (CLOSE TO THE CONSENSUS) DISTILLATE had a build of 248K.  Consensus was for a build of  1000K. NEUTRAL (AND CLOSE TO THE CONSENSUS)  The weekly oil inventory report came a [...]

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HIGH PROBABILITY TRADES USING THE CROSSHAIRS TRADER INTELLIGENCE REPORT

The lesson here: consider all details but focus on what is most important or you could suffer a CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO TERRAIN. In other words, you could crash and burn.

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A NEW TECHNICAL ANALYSIS INDICATOR: THE MOVING AVERAGE BAITING (MAB)

SUN TZU:  Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Here is an interesting indicator that has developed among the stocks I watch and most likely is occurring elsewhere:  Moving Average Baiting (MAB).   As many stocks over the last several weeks moved up with the general market trend, most have made this move from a [...]

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SNIPER TRAINING: THE CURE FOR OVER TRADING

  One of the trader’s biggest psychological barriers to overcome is over trading.  Of course, over trading is relative depending on the type of trader you are and the time frame(s) used to make trading decisions.  However, if you have a well formulated trading plan, you will know from past experience when you are walking [...]

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STOCK AND OPTIONS TRADING USING BEER MATH

How about this for a trading term?  BEER MATH.  Ever heard of that one? You probably have if you are a military enthusiast or a sniper.  If you haven’t figured it out yet my writings focus on trading as a battle, so I find myself reading quite a bit of military literature and right now [...]

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THE CROSSHAIRS TRADER DICTIONARY: COORDINATED ATTACK WHEN TRADING OPTIONS

This is the latest entry in THE CROSSHAIRS TRADER DICTIONARY.   COORDINATED ATTACK:  A carefully planned and executed options trade in which the various weapons in THE CROSSHAIRS TRADER arsenal are employed in such a manner as to utilize their powers to the greatest advantage as a whole.  In other words, the utilization of the [...]

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GREAT DISTANCES: TRADING OPTIONS AFTER A BIG MOVE

This is PART SIX (and the last one) of our series on accessing THE BATTLEFIELD TERRAIN (the current market conditions) before entering a trade.   PREVIOUS POSTS IN THIS SERIES: INTRODUCTION PART ONE: ACCESSIBLE TERRAIN PART TWO: PRECIPITOUS HEIGHTS PART THREE: TEMPORIZING GROUND PART FOUR: ENTANGLING GROUND PART FIVE: NARROW PASSES     According to [...]

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NARROW PASSES: TRADING OPTIONS IN A NARROW RANGE

This is PART FIVE of our series on accessing THE BATTLEFIELD TERRAIN (the current market conditions) before entering a trade. PREVIOUS POST IN THIS SERIES: INTRODUCTION PART ONE: ACCESSIBLE TERRAIN PART TWO: PRECIPITOUS HEIGHTS PART THREE: TEMPORIZING GROUND PART FOUR: ENTANGLING GROUND According to SUN TZU, one of our 5 star generals, NARROW PASSES is [...]

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ENTANGLING GROUND: TRADING OPTIONS IN A CHOPPY MARKET

This is PART FOUR of our series on accessing THE BATTLEFIELD TERRAIN (the current market conditions) before entering a trade. PREVIOUS POST IN THIS SERIES: INTRODUCTION PART ONE: ACCESSIBLE TERRAIN PART TWO: PRECIPITOUS HEIGHTS  PART THREE: TEMPORIZING GROUND   According to SUN TZU, one of our 5 star generals, ENTANGLING GROUND is defined as ground [...]

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