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Honey, It’s Your Money

By | General, US Market | 3 Comments

As of this writing, US stock futures are down heavily. Dow futures are off almost 200 points, S&P500 futures are off almost 25 points; almost all the indices in Europe are down 2.5%; Nikkei and Hang Seng were down 3%; India and China are also off almost 2%. What a day !!! You may site whatever reasons for this pullback,  but the fact remains that Markets were overbought, overstretched and overvalued before the recent sell off started. Hope you have been reading this blog for sometime. Don’t forget to carefully watch these levels that I shared on May 19th. The…

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Panic Before Everyone Else Does

By | Market Psychology | No Comments

Market forecasting is one thing and profiting from it is altogether another thing. OPNewsletter subscribers know how accurate so far my warnings had been and I did panic before everyone else did but did I benefit by opening pure bearish trades? In the hindsight, I could have made a killing but did I? No! Sure it did help me in unloading my bullish positions though. In spite of having such an accurate forecast I couldn’t reap extra ordinary benefits from it. I thought through this and here is the part of my trading decision making. Bear markets tend to have quick…

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OPNewsletter and Markets Ahead

By | OP Newsletter, Past Performance, US Market | No Comments

What a week. US Markets almost collapsed, bounced and then again dumped in the last 6minutes of trading of last Friday. The news of the last week was and still is, Nikkei, which is at 25 year low. As of this writing, Nikkei closed, again, down by another 6.3%, talk about the fears, bears!!! While losing less than markets comforts, there shouldn’t be any complacence in protecting trading capital. For OPNewsletter Nov’08 portfolios, We did so with our miniportfolio and have locked our loss to 2.75% only regardless of the extent and direction of the US Market. We are down…

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More Pain Ahead

By | Market Psychology, US Market | No Comments

This is one forecast I want to be wrong. I would like to be wrong as this doesn’t paint a good picture of broader economy. If general economy is bad, it’s tough time for everyone including me and I don’t want to forecast tough times. This post is available to only those who are blog members (blog registration is free). Here is how the chain started- First home prices’ bubble busted (still spiraling downward), two of the 4 solid wall street pillars who weathered big crises including the great depression, are now history, corporate profits are slowing, massive job cuts…

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7 Ways to Survive This Market

By | Market Psychology, US Market | 2 Comments

It was not too long ago when I mentioned that once June is gone, we may see pull back in commodities. And guess what, it’s been only a few days and DBC is hammered badly. Is it only a temporary set-back or long term, let’s see? Markets have been pretty tough and remaining on sidelines with cash & gold is as good as it gets. But for how long? We are challenged day in day out. How do we survive such a market scenario? let me being this by sharing that these are extra ordinary times and extra ordinary times…

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Where Are We Heading Now?

By | Market Psychology, Technical Analysis, US Market, Worldwide Markets | 6 Comments

Tough Markets, the worst June for Dow since the great depression of early 30s. The Dow is down nearly 9.5%, S&P500 nearly 8%, RUT nearly 5.5% and Nasdaq nearly 7.5% for the month of June so far and we still have one more trading day left. Dow Jones industrial average is down nearly 20% since it’s all time of 14,198 in Mid Oct’07. Clearly we are, at least, in the short term bear markets. Goldman Sachs said “Conviction Sell” for Citibank. The most brilliant bankers on the street are saying this “now” when Citibank has already lost 2/3 of its…

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