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    Short Trade Ideas Category Updated

    In updating the trade ideas today, the following Short Trade Ideas have either hit their final profit target, were stopped out as per the previously suggested stop criteria (SOAPSC) or no longer look attractive from a risk/reward perspective. Some of these stopped out short trades hit one or more profit targets before reversing & exceeding [...]

    Dec 8, 2014 10:51am|Categories: Completed Trades - Short|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short Trade Ideas Category Updated

    Insurance Sector Overview (video)

    This video covers the 10 largest components of the KIE (SPDRs KBW Insurance Index ETF) by market capitalization (not the actually top ten components of the ETF, which uses a different methodology other than a pure market cap weighting). My reason for selecting the 10 largest components of the KBW Insurance sector was to make [...]

    Aug 1, 2014 3:08pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Insurance Sector Overview (video)

    Significant Correction in the Insurance Sector Likely

    KIE daily July 31st In this post on June 21st, I had stated that "the popular XLF (Financial Sector ETF) is also on my radar as one of the more promising swing-short candidates. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet but there are several large financial companies, in fact many of the largest components of the XLF, including banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, & even the almighty BRK-B (Berkshire Hathaway cl.B) that although not ready yet, may be setting up as potentially lucrative swing-short trades." Although the KBW Insurance Index is "only" down about 4 1/2 % in the eight trading sessions since then, in reviewing the charts this evening I continue to reiterate my belief that the financials, including the insurance industry, look to offer some of the most attractive swing short opportunities that I've seen in a long while. I've only made it about a third of the way through reviewing all of the components of KIE (SPDRs KBW Insurance ETF) tonight but I am truly impressed by not only the quality, but also the sheer quantity of short setups with attractive R/R profiles in addition to relatively large profit potential. There are so many promising trade ideas that it will take some time to finish reviewing all of the charts in the sector and then culling the list for the most promising short candidates, [...]

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    Jul 31, 2014 10:53pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: |Comments Off on Significant Correction in the Insurance Sector Likely
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