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IEX: The new stock exchange aimed to slow down high frequency trading

This post was originally published at New York Times.   The IEX office/trading floor, located in downtown Manhattan. Credit Cole Wilson for The New York Times America is getting a new stock exchange from the most prominent critics of high-frequency trading. After months of delays and a brutal lobbying battle that divided Wall Street, the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 24, 2015

Santa, Bonus, Merry Christmas!

I just finished a trade which gave me a hard time a bit. I was expecting the market to be silent with a bias towards down, so I opened a bear call spread. However, although volume in the market was low, S&P 500 managed to push higher this week and endangered my trade. Fortunately, it Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 15, 2014

S&P 500 down almost 50 points, DOW down more than 400 points! Time to buy? Not yet.

S&P 500 down almost 50 points, DOW down more than 400 points! Time to buy? Not yet.

I think we are hitting a true bear market here. For more than 5 years we haven’t seen such selling. Some even say that they do not remember such volatility and drops, so that must have happened long time ago. It is not usual to see markets falling this much. Look at it from a Continue reading →

Money… Have you ever dreamed of being a trader and live live like one? I dreamed all the time.

    When I was a kid I always dreamed of a life of trader. When I was 15 I dreamed of having money working for me and not me working for it. At that time I didn’t have means to fulfill my dream. Today, it seems I can reach that dream. Trading makes me Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

The old year 2011 is coming to its end and it is a time to review the old year and make a resolution for the new year 2012. Reviewing the old year I must admit that it was a very successful year. I finally was able to get closer to my dream – trading for Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 21, 2011

Wacky Trading today

SPX opened lower on worries over the Europe (like we haven’t heard about it previously), then technicals got in, mainly Oracle’s bad results and pushed the market (SPX) all the way down to 1230. That looked scary! At least for me since two days ago I reversed my bearish outlook into bullish and I started Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 20, 2011

Is Santa Claus Rally undergo?

As I wrote yesterday, we could break down thru the support or bounce back. The market was oversold and there were no significant negative news to push it lower, however because of Europe, there still was a risk of going lower. It seems like we are bouncing instead. The SPX surged 2% up at opening Continue reading →

Does the market resume its downtrend?

We are technically still in bearish territory. When you look at where SPY (for example) is trading (or you can also take a look at SPX), it is still trading below 200 day MA. It however knocked on that resistance several times (which may be a sign of a break thru sometime in the future). Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 02, 2011

Short Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN)

Short Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN)

I had a short discussion with one of my readers via emails whether I would be willing to be issuing a newsletter in which I would be presenting my trades. I am not planning to do that at this point. Maybe later. However, I will try to present some of the trades I am considering Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 22, 2011

Stocks up again on earnings

Last week I didn’t have time for updating my web site. There are only two facts: 1) The market was rising again, this time on earnings 2) I am no longer strongly convinced that the market will go down. That means I will stay aside a bit in regards to trading SPY. We may go Continue reading →