This article will show you how to apply and use Elliott Wave thoery on the market today; specifically the S&P-500. It will also share some realities about the theory.
The U.S. markets have hit new all time highs and seem to be happily advancing despite lacklustre economic data. Volatility is low historically on the VIX confirming the uptrend. Both Chaikin MoneyFlow (14) and RSI (14) are reaching oversold territory but the trend marches on. Read More→
The Bank of Japan’s policy of aggressive monetary easing has made the Tokyo Nikkei index by far the best performing index on the globe, racking up a magnificent 40% gain in less than a year.
But why are they doing it? Read More→
If someone asked you today, “Is the stock market in an uptrend, downtrend or a lateral consolidation”, what would you answer? Knowing the answer to this key question is important for the stock market or even an individual stock. Why? If you buy a stock (go long) in an uptrend you are more likely to make money on it.
Next you will learn a simple way to see for yourself if the market is heading upwards or downwards. Read More→
Weak U.S. economic data, strong signs of slowing growth in China and gold plummeting over 9% at the time of writing has compounded to send waves of fear through the market. With most U.S. indices down around 2% at the time of writing, is now a time to be fearful?
In short it could be, take a look at this chart. Read More→
I think most of us have enjoyed this 4 month rally from the November 2012 low. But is it beginning to show signs of a pull back or are the market participants starting to show signs of nervousness that will pass in time?
In this market update I compare a chart of the S&P500 index compared to the Volatility Index (VIX) to see is we can glean some insight to the future direction. Read More→
The world’s major Stock Markets
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) regulates 52 Stock Exchanges across the globe promoting regulatory standards. Below you can see the list of the major exchanges regulated and reported on. This list is sorted by the Domestic Market Capitalization. The capitalization is the value of all the shares traded on the exchange. Read More→
There are various strategies that can be used to make money in the stock markets. These include investing for dividends, investing in penny stocks, blue chips, small capitalization stocks “small caps”, exchange traded funds (ETF’s) Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and real estate investment trusts (REITS). Read More→
There are many Stock Markets in the world and they have essentially been established to allow business to get cheap financing to aid rapid expansion in exchange for a slice of the business and an opportunity to profit with the business. The largest stock markets are located in the richest countries; this enables business to get access to the wealth and capital available in these countries to finance growth. Read More→
We often hear the term playing the stock market. It is a well known phrase that rolls off the tongue. But the problem is it can be very misleading. The word play suggests that it is a kind of game that is played for fun using fun money, like monopoly. But the reality is that the only people who tend to make money in the stock market are those who take it very seriously. Read More→