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Samantha LaDuc, founder of LaDuc Capital LLC, is a Macro-to-Micro strategic technical analyst, educator and trader. She grew a small technology company (family of 60) for 10 years before selling it and has been actively trading and investing since 2008. Samantha has a unique perspective in ... more


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My 2021 Predictions
I was recently asked to present my 2021 “Look Ahead." This is timely, as I see the next year as a transition period or inflection point for markets.
Gilead Pops Returning 250 Times Investment
That's not a typo. Gilead popped after market hours today on Remdesivir news on a treatment for COVID19.
Crude Oil Forecast: Timing The Next Big Trade
WTI crude prices soared 25% on April 2nd for its largest single-day percentage gain in history after President Trump said he expects Russia and Saudi Arabia to announce a major output cut deal.
Using Option Flow To Support Your Chart Read
I present a look back on how I time tops in general and the most recent 15% correction from peak to trough in one week. I went over the macro, intermarket and technical work I do to support my market timing calls.‬
The Mighty U.S. Dollar: Connecting The Financial Market Dots
The US Dollar is having its fastest start to a new year in half a decade.
Commodities Are Dead… Long Live Commodities!
Spoiler Alert: We have no inflation in commodities.
The Top 15 Risks To The Stock Market Right Now
Many investors see blue skies. Since late-to-the-party bulls are typically the easiest to shake out, any of the following risk factors rising up to challenge the stock market can translate a fake breakout into a fast failure.
Repo Market Madness And Flash Crashes?
Wait, what? You haven’t heard what’s going on in the plumbing of our great economy, markets and more specifically the recent US dollar funding crisis that occurred overnight?
Market Thoughts: Historic Market Timing Calls
Each day I scan and synthesize market-moving news. I look at macro themes, currency moves and global economic indicators that support or challenge my thinking on the Big Picture and help me take the mood of the market.
Japanese Yen Nearing Escape Velocity
Despite Yen and markets chopping sideways since last Friday, Yuan is much weaker and coincidentally Gold/Silver/Miners continue to get bid.
Federal Reserve: To Cut Or Not To Cut Interest Rates
When Fed member John Williams suggested last Thursday that ‘r-star’ is .50%, markets took it as a sign that a 50 bps rate cut is in the cards.
Market Thoughts: Silver And Gold Are The New VIX
There’s a lot to unpack in the growing instability of the markets right now so I’m going to resort to equal parts summarizing with granularity.
Stock Market Thoughts: As Good As It Gets?
S&P 500 earnings estimates for 2020 have remained lofty even as current-year estimates have fallen hard. The street was looking for 6-8% growth seven months ago.
Market Thoughts: Livin’ On A Prayer
When did this self-imposed US conflict officially begin? This battle that Trump took up to ‘level the playing field’? Would it surprise you to know that the China Briefing has kept a timeline?
Goldilocks And The 3 Bears Of “Layoffs, Unemployment Claims, And Payrolls”
Non Farm Payrolls (NFP) are released Friday morning. Markets have had the mighty tailwind of ever decreasing employment rates and strong job gains during this past long cycle post Great Financial Crisis.
Stock Market Update: Have We Reached Cruising Altitude Yet?
The S&P 500, from take-off at $2346.58 on December 26 to $2743.35 today, has finally risen to its 200-day simple moving average – almost 400 points in less than 8 weeks.
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