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Michael Gouvalaris is the author of The Trading Playbook: Two Rule Based Plans for Day Trading and Swing Trading. He is the author of the Technical Investor blog (formerly Mikes Trading Journal) which began in 2009 and has provided timely and accurate technical analysis of the markets and ... more


Tesla Earnings, Unemployment/Continuing Claims, & Leading Economic Indicators (LEI)
Weekly unemployment claims came in at 787,000 while continuing claims fell to 8,373,000. ​
Netflix Earnings & Market Update
We are all at the mercy of fiscal stimulus negotiations.
Unemployment/Continuing Claims & Retail Sales
Weekly unemployment claims came in at 898K. This was worse than expected and above last week’s 845K reading.
Small Business Optimism & Inflation Data
Small business optimism came in at 104, handily beating Wall Street estimates. This number represents an increase of 3.8% over the prior month and an increase of 2.2% year over year.
Weekly Unemployment & Continued Claims
Weekly unemployment claims just came in at 840,000. Expectations were for 820,000, so it's worse than expected and a slight uptick from last weeks 837,000.
JOLTS Report
The JOLTS report measures the amount of job openings reported for the month.


Latest Comments
Should Investors Be Cautious On Short Term Bonds?
4 years ago

Thanks for reading Alexa, I appreciate that.

In this article: UST
August Lows Could Be Revisited
5 years ago

Agreed. Good news is bad and bad news is good... It's really made the job more difficult.

Financial Markets Week In Review: September 14-18
5 years ago

Thanks for the kind words! Good points, It seems as if the Fed's new policy of additional transparency has only made uncertainty (and as a result, volatility) increase. Thanks for reading.

Tough Market...
5 years ago

True. Don't forget the inevitable rising Fed Funds Rate after 6 years at 0% as well.

In this article: DJI, SPX, AGG
Why Is There A Common Perception That The Stock Market Is Rigged?
5 years ago

Hi Terry. I was thinking more in terms of the macro picture but you make an excellent point. Individual stock manipulation or front-running is a problem. Thanks for reading.

In this article: SPY
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Investment Advisor Representative
James D. Maxon Financial Advisors LLC
2013 - Present (7 years 11 months)
Technical Analyst/Trader
Sole Proprietor
November 2007 - Present (13 years 2 months)
Series 63 and Series 65. Contributor for Investing.com Work has been featured by regular contributors to CNBC, Forbes, Business Insider and more... Some of my work: Technical analysis web site: mikestradingjournal.blogspot.com