Dashboard Designer for First Derviatives/KX Systems

Declan Fallon is a UI/UX Dashboard Designer for First Derivatives/Kx Systems.  Declan Fallon runs a market commentary blog at Markets.fallondpicks.com, and is a contributor to Talk Markets and Seeking Alpha. He previously ... more

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Swing Trade Breaks In Shorts Favor But No Follow Through Lower
From a pure price perspective, the suggested swing trades broke to the downside, but the lack of follow-through beyond the opening hour doesn't suggest shorts are going to win here.
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Has The Bounce Peaked?
The S&P again kept to resistance defined by the October spike low with the 50-day MA offering some additional resistance. Technicals edged bullish except the Directional indicator which slowed since November; indicating a switch to a trading range.
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S&P & Dow Jones Reaches Resistance
Large Cap Indices finished right on resistance from the October and November swing lows.
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Strong Friday Finish Negates Apple Bad News
Friday was the finish markets needed to offset the losses from Apple's earlier in the week earnings release. Once again, markets proved resilient in the face of bad news and this is bullish.
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Embrace The Fear - Russell 2000 And S&P In 'Strong Buy' Territory
Investors should now take note that both the S&P and Russell 2000 fell into the 'Strong Buy' territory in the move to their respective swing lows. Like it or not, this is a significant investor buying opportunity for Small Cap stocks.
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Support Goes Poof
Now the panic will start, but Investors should be rubbing their hands in glee. Shorts will be happy too but will need to be mindful of snap bear rallies which can quickly clock up 20% gains - and eat up profits.
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Tech Indices Breakout
3 years ago

At some point, semiconductors will emerge from the doldrums. Sure, Semis could take a big haircut: the Philly index is up 350% from its 2009 low (ahead of the 285% gain for the S&P), yet still well off its highs. But to look for a 'lucky if prices only drop 50%,' misses what a canary-in-the-mine sector like Semis has done in a weak economic environment.

In this article: IWM, SOXX, SPY, QQQ
Higher Volume Selling, And Bearish Engulfing Pattern In Russell 2000 And Semiconductor Index
4 years ago
Thanks Moon Kil Woong, I like to pair semiconductor action with Nasdaq 100 as a tech-style Dow Theory.
In this article: COMP, SPX, SOX
Daily Market Commentary: Semiconductors Advance
4 years ago
If buyers keep a bid under Semiconductors then it's not slowing. Shorts may be happy to watch a break before getting aggressive: a 'bull trap' (i.e. a closing break above 652, followed by a close below 652 on higher volume) could prove opportune. However, as things stand now, bulls have the advantage.
In this article: COMP, NDX, SOX
S&P Disappoints, But Nasdaq And Russell 2000 Play To Form
4 years ago
Thanks Susan!
In this article: COMP, SPX, SOX
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AAPL Apple Inc.
NOK Nokia Corporation
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
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UI/UX Developer
Kx Systems
March 2015 - Present (3 years 11 months)

Front-end designer for business intelligence platforms covering financial market surveillance. 

Editor and Contributor
Fallondpicks
2005 - Present (14 years 3 months)
Analyzing market trends. Specialist in U.S. Markets and #sectorbreadth analysis.
Senior Market Technician
ActivateClients
October 2012 - March 2015 (2 years 6 months)

Product specialist and marketing researcher. Improving dealer-client relationships by maximizing returns in the market.

Community Director
Zignals
October 2007 - March 2015 (7 years 7 months)

Financial market technician and strategist. Social media and community development.

Education

Market Technician Association
Technical Analysis
2004 / 2007
Completed level I, II, and III examinations for Chartered Market Technician (CMT) qualification
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Ph.D.,
1993 / 1998
Nematology
Trinity College Dublin
B.A.
1989 / 1993
Zoology

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