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Dr. Duru Ahanotu is a graduate of Stanford University with over twenty-five years of experience doing analytic modeling, executing pricing strategies through price optimization, and implementing, developing, and selling enterprise software. He adds to this industry experience another five ... more

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E A Trade To Hedge A Top In Facebook With A Rebounding Google
Facebook enjoyed a much faster recovery than expected. Google accompanied the stock along the way. A pairs trade on the two looks like an attractive way to play the next big moves in these internet and digital advertising titans.
E Order From Chaos: Trading Facebook's Latest Drama
An expanding ad boycott of Facebook and a sluggish response by the company has generated high volume trading. While the price action looks chaotic at first blush, a close examination shows patterns that provide well-defined trading opportunities.
E Twitter Breaks Out Anyway
Twitter was under political and trading pressure last week. This week the stock is on a strong comeback culminating in a bullish breakout above a critical threshold.
E Euro Makes A Bid For A Bottom
The euro has swung widely in the past few months as traders make swift pandemic-related bets. Signs are converging for a potential fresh bottom for the euro but the reasons for the euro's new attraction may be different than the last.
A New Interpretation For A Surge In Google Searches For "Recession"
Recession fears are palpable. Concerns about a Depression-level calamity are elevated. I take another look at how to interpret Google Trends which reveal these fears through relative search volume. They could speak to the sustainability of a bottom.
E The Fastest Correction In History Is Not The Fastest Shift From Overbought To Oversold
The current sell-off marked the fastest drop from all-time highs in history. However, it was not even close in terms of fastest drops from overbought extremes to oversold extremes. That shift happened during the flash crash of May, 2010.
E From Rolling Over To Rolling Higher: Home Builder Stocks Rejoin The Stock Market Rally
Sentiment in financial markets can be fickle. A month after the stocks of home builders were rolling over and breaking down, investors have done an about-face. Home builder stocks are now back in major rally mode.
E Signs Home Builder Stocks Are Rolling Over In Five Simple Charts
HMI high but stocks have slowed down. Why?
E A Full Reversal For Speculative Fever In Toll Brothers
A month ago, call buyers rushed into Toll Brothers (TOL). The stock immediately pulled back from there and since then has only traded higher one day. What's next now that the stock has fully reversed its post call-buying fever?
E The Part Of The S&P 500 Easily Making New All-Time Highs
For September, the S&P 500 came up short from hitting a new all-time high. Meanwhile, the "low volatility" components of the S&P 500 logged 8 new all-time highs and counting. The "high beta" stocks are weighing the S&P 500 down.
E What Trade War Optimism Looks Like
Financial markets have quickly switched from trade war pessimism to bounding optimism. The currency market provides a clear indicator of this switch in mood and momentum.
E How To Interpret The Surge In Google Trends For "Recession" Searches
In August, 2019, searches for the term "recession" surged to levels last seen during the financial crisis. I have learned from gold and Bitcoin to take seriously changes in Google search patterns.
E How To Trade The Next Top In The S&P 500
The percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages provides a useful indicator for building a strategy for shorting at or near the next top in the S&P 500.
E Prospects For The Pre-Earnings Apple Trade
Apple reports earnings on July 30th after the market closes. On the bullish side of the ledger, options offer some good risk/reward opportunities to buy into Apple just ahead of earnings.
E The Opportunity In The Convergence Of Monetary Policy Between The U.S. And Canada
During its Monetary Policy Report, the Bank of Canada warned about the limitations of monetary policy in this environment of risks from trade wars. The dichotomy between the bond market and the stock market is clouding the risk outlook.
E The S&P 500 Finally Releases Selling Pressure From Weeks Of Bearish Divergence
Unlike bullish setups, bearish convergences can take quite some time to unfold in any significant way. This week's pullback in stocks released pent-up selling pressure from weeks of bearish divergence with technical indicators and key currencies.
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