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Understanding Level II Quotes for Short Term Trade Strategies

If there were such a thing as a foolproof method of making a killing in the stock market, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article and I probably wouldn’t be writing it—we’d each be off cruising the Caribbean in our private yachts. While that may be a bitter pill to swallow, the going down may.. Read more

Do the Fundamentals Support the Technicals?

The daily charts are painting a dire picture for the U.S. equity markets. Several prominent technical analysts are going as far as drawing dramatic correlations between the current market action and the patterns that preceded the Great Depression. Even the great bear himself, Robert Prechter with his Elliott Wave theory, has sounded the major crash.. Read more

New Financial Regulations and What They May Mean To You

By Andrew Actman Lightspeed Chief Strategy Officer This year will go down in financial history as the era of governmental meddling in the economic system. Not since the aftermath of the Great Depression has such sweeping regulatory overhauls been proposed. Driven by fear of a repeat of 2008′s meltdown, politicians have scrambled to institute supposed.. Read more

The Stock Market 2010: Is The Worst Over?

“For the loser now will be later to win, for the times, they, they are a-changing.” These pivotal lyrics by the popular 1960s singer/songwriter Bob Dylan describe the current state of the U.S. equity markets to a tee. Let’s review the basics of what has happened so far in the equity markets. After a strong.. Read more

A Technical Look at the DJIA

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or DOW, as it is more commonly called, is the world’s most watched stock index. Consisting of thirty major companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is often considered a proxy for the entire United States economy. Analysts closely watch its every ebb and flow, trying to discern changes in the.. Read more

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