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After spending years as an active trader across several capital markets, Rafael earned his stripes as a former futures and options broker specializing in equity indices, energies, metals, and soft commodities. He prides himself on identifying potential opportunities that feature a ... more

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Stalling Signs? Taking A Look Under The Hood Of US Equities
Equities traded quietly higher in Thursday's NY session. Simultaneously, bonds were bid rather firmly, sending interest rates even lower. What is going on beneath the surface?
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S&P 500 Bounces From 50-Day SMA, What Is Different?
The repeating technical pattern in the large-cap index has repeated itself once again. How long can this phenomenon last, and what is different in the underlying market this time?
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Inflation Nation: Pressure Builds, Underwater Beach Ball
Last week’s excessive CPI print marked the top of the S&P 500 for the week. As the market continues to digest the data, where is the breaking point for inflation and interest rates?
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Bond Yields Slipping, How Long Can Inflation Be Transitory?
Since the big CPI and PPI prints earlier this week, markets have been trying to figure out direction and sentiment. What will be the outcome of continued higher inflation prints?
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Big CPI Data, Bank Earnings Beat Expectations, Mixed Sectors
There is no question that the S&P 500 is in full resilience mode. Shaking off the large CPI prints without hesitancy and resuming the upside tells us a story.
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Banks Kick Off Earnings Season, Are You Fading The CPI Fear?
It is the start of earnings season for US equities, with major banks reporting this week. Let’s see how bank earnings pair up with the much anticipated CPI data on Tuesday morning.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AMT American Tower Corporation
DUK Duke Energy Corporation
FB Facebook Inc
NEE NextEra Energy Inc.
NFLX Netflix Inc.
PLD Prologis Inc.
SPX S&P 500 Index
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund

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Analyst
Sunshine Profits
May 2021 - Present (3 months)
President
Key Capital Management Group
October 2009 - Present (12 years)

- Created, developed and operated an OTA - Online Travel Agency from inception to 1 MM - 2MM in Annual Sales.
- Managed outsourced marketing, sales and customer service channels while automating processes.

- Targeted high demand opportunities via targeted advertising to optimize ad spend budget and ROI.

Director
American Futures & Options
2005 - 2009 (4 years 7 months)

- Developed and managed American's transactional Futures & Options book of business.
- Identified, recommended, executed and managed complex combination futures & options positions.
- Led business development team efforts to create new business while maintaining existing accounts.
-,Managed firm risk and exposure while maintaining and increasing profitability.

Education

FINRA
SERIES 3
2006 / 2009
SERIES 3
SERIES 6. 7, and 63
2005 / 2008
Community College of Rhode Island
Associate's Degree
1997 / 1999
Business/Commerce, General

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