Energy sector trade update: So far so good

The article ‘Energy sector provides decent trading opportunity’, published last week, outlined a potential trading opportunity in the energy sector ETF XLE. The fund had broken out above a key resistance level and established a well defined uptrend. Now however, the fund has begun to advance strongly and it’s time to safe-guard our profit.

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247Bull Trading Portfolio: Technology, materials & industrials give buy signals on breakouts & sector rotation

Until last month the technology, materials and industrials sectors within the S&P 500 had been trending down while other sectors such as health care, consumer staples and utilities had been trending up. Now however, the trend appears to be reversing and the sectors that had lagged behind are breaking out to new highs, something which presents a buying opportunity for traders and investors.

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The search for the perfect trading strategy: Part II

Yesterday’s article focused on an intermediate term trend following trading strategy that makes use of both trend channel analysis (TCA), and moving averages. Today’s article applies the same trend following principals to shorter-term market movements, and looks at possible trading opportunities that exist right now.

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The search for the perfect trading strategy

The words “perfect trading strategy” will mean different things to different people. In this article however, the perfect trading strategy is one that combines a systematic, rules based approach with strict risk management. This article explores these elements and searches for possible trading opportunities.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 26 April 2013 – Markets reach major inflection point

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, sugar, the US dollar, and gold.

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Profiting from gold without the pain

Getting onboard a major bull market and riding it until it comes to an end is a very profitable way to invest. It is, however, much easier said than done. In many ways being right in ones investment thesis is the easy part. Far harder is having the patience and fortitude to stay the course. This is particularly true when it comes to gold.

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DOATFT: In this market the only thing that makes sense is Trend Following

In a world where government deficits are rising, interest rates are at record lows, central banks are printing money, unemployment remains stubbornly high, and bank deposits are being raided to rescue insolvent banks, it is hard to believe that gold and silver have fallen so sharply. In this environment the only thing that makes sense is Trend Following.

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DOATFT: Adoption of parallel trading system allows profits to run

The adoption of a parallel trading system, which smoothes out market volatility, has allowed me to stay in my trades for longer. The moving average crossover system has therefore allowed my profits in wheat, palladium and gold to continue to run. This month’s Diary of a Trend Following Trader (DOATFT) has all the details.

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247Bull Trading Portfolio: Market volatility triggers stop losses but active trades remain profitable

Last week’s downside volatility in the major US stock markets caused two of our stocks to trigger their stop losses. However, our other two active trades remain in strong uptrends and continue to build a healthy profit. This article provides an update on all of our trades.

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247Bull Trading Portfolio: Three of our four trades are now guaranteed winners

The 247Bull Trading Portfolio employs a trend following strategy that looks to take advantage of companies that are breaking out from a period of consolidation. This article provides an update on existing trades, new trades, and possible future trades.

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