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A Simple Portfolio For Uncertain Times
It is hard to tell where to invest in unsettled markets and there have rarely been times as unsettled as these. But here is a simple and low-intensity way to invest.
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Predicting Price Movement In An Unpredictable Market
Making sense of the actions of the Fed and reading between the lines of Jerome Powell’s comments is just as much of a headache today as it was when Ben Bernanke was running the place.
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Earnings Reports And Their Influence On Index Stock Futures
Two weeks after the beginning of every quarter (January, March, June, September) starts a period where public companies (those traded on the major exchanges) must report their earnings results to the public at large.
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Find The Right Inverse ETFs To Ride Out A Bear Market
Inverse ETFs could be useful as a bearish strategy or hedge. Due to their unique composition of short positions and derivatives, they can incur a slippage effect as the market fluctuates up and down over time.
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Small Economy Vs. Big Economy Charts
Just like in the stock and futures markets, there are always things that seem to lead the way of the larger markets. In Forex, oftentimes a smaller currency pair will lead the direction of a larger pair.
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Charting And The Trading Environment
The three main factors one must focus on as a trader are risk, reward, and probability.
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AAPL Apple Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
BITCOMP Bitcoin
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
FB Facebook Inc
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
NFLX Netflix Inc.
SC Santander Consumer Holdings USA Inc.

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Debt Tension & Preparing For A Market Crash
A look into the tension that Turkey is causing on the global economy, reasons to protect yourself even if you are bullish, and upcoming opportunities on oil plays.
When To Use Moving Averages, The Cape Ratio,
Some thoughts on the death cross, golden cross, and when to use daily moving averages. The Cape Ratio and what it can tell you. Finally, some topics related to the Federal Reserve.
Trading Maturity
Here we take a look at what it takes to be a successful trader in any asset class, how much to start trading with on a low budget, and how to make a market crash an opportunity instead of a fear.
The Trifecta With Greg Hadley, Don Dawson & Merlin Rothfeld
Merlin kicks things off with a trade on Qualcomm based off of a major media manipulator. Greg looks at using different asset classes to capitalize on high probability trade setup. Later, Don Dawson joins Merlin to talk about a variety of commodities.
Market Commentary, Bond Strategies, And Price Analysis
For the first time, investors and traders across the nation will be able to get live perspective on the market from experienced professional traders. In addition to stocks, topics will include bonds, chart analysis and wealth management.
The Global Financial System
Today’s show focuses on the size of the financial markets. John and Merlin take a look at how each category functions and the impacts they impact the markets. They also add in the potential for the newcomer, cryptocurrency, to the global marketplace.
Listener Q&A (Interest Rates, Bitcoin, Market Scammers And More)
With an active social media group online today, Merlin is faced with a ton of great questions. Topics range from interest rates to market scammers, Bitcoin to internet stocks.
Understanding The Debt Ceiling
It is the responsibility of our Treasury Department to meet the government’s financial obligations. As most are aware, our current tax revenue does not cover those debts. In fact, since 1964 the US government has operated at a deficit.

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