Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'QLD' (12)

The Market Savior

Last night, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures (ES-M2) traded as low as 1344.75 per contract. This afternoon, the major stock market indexes are trading basically flat. Believe it or not, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures are trading higher by 5.50 points to 1368.00 per contract. So what saved the markets today? Simply put; it is the same thing that has saved the markets for the past ten years, the falling U.S. Dollar Index. In the overnight trading session the U.S. Dollar Index…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 7, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Microsoft Stalls Ahead Of Earnings

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the few tech stocks that are pulling back this morning. The stock is scheduled to report earnings tomorrow after the closing bell. It is important to note that MSFT stock has surged higher since November 25, 2011 when the stock was trading as low as $24.30 a share. Today, MSFT stock is trading lower by 0.10 cents to $28.15 a share. As most traders know, taking a position in a stock ahead of earnings is always very risky as the stock can go either…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on January 18, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

Always Beware Of The Bernank

This morning, all of the major stock indexes are surging higher at the open. The early rally is sparked by global central bank intervention, The central banks around the world will provide liquidity to the large banks that cannot borrow. We must all believe that the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is behind this move. The action by the central banks around the world is causing a massive short squeeze in the markets. Just think about how many investors went short yesterday as the…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 30, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Inflation Or Deflation, Who Cares, Just Trade It

This stock market will continue to dip and flip on a regular basis. The days of buy and hold seem to be long gone. Sometimes during the intra-day action the stock markets can have swings of 2 – 3 percent. This is a stock market for chart readers and not for the person that buys on economic data or price to earnings ratios. The stock market does not care what method anyone uses, it will take your last dollar if you do not know what you are doing.



Just think about…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 15, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

It Happened Again

Once again, the major stock indexes reversed an early decline. The rally in the S&P 500 Index came as the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX Z1) plummeted around the noon hour. The inverse relationship between the U.S. Dollar Index and the major stock indexes continues to occur every single trading day. As long as the U.S. Dollar remains weak the major stock indexes will inflate and trade higher. In essence, every trade is a trade on the U.S. Dollar Index at this time.…



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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 20, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Keep These Stocks On The Radar

This morning, the major stock indexes are getting pummeled. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading lower by more than 200.0 points on the day. Most leading sectors are trading sharply lower. On the surface the market is very weak. As you all know the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is testifying on Capitol Hill this morning. If the market likes something he says and there is a short term bounce or rally, traders should watch the stocks that are already strong… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on October 4, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Buffett Bounce

When the stock markets get into serious trouble the Oracle of Omaha will come out of the woodwork to defend stocks. Once again, Warren Buffett just appeared on CNBC live from the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Buffett said that he is buying stocks and is investing in the United States. The SPDR S&P 500 Index (NYSE:SPY) has climbed sharply off the lows. Traders should watch for intra-day resistance on the SPY around the $115.52 area.



Nicholas Santiago…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on September 30, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

The Chart Tells Us Everything

The major stock indexes continue to trade inverse to the U.S. Dollar Index. As soon as the opening bell rings at the New York Stock Exchange traders should simply follow a chart of the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX Z1), or the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSE:UUP). When the U.S. Dollar Index dips the major stock indexes will inflate and trade higher. The opposite is true when the U.S. Dollar Index rallies or trade higher as the major stock indexes will usually decline and… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 28, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Falling U.S. Dollar Saves The Day

It is pretty sad when the only way to get the stock market to trade higher is by selling off the U.S. Dollar Index (DX Z1). The U.S. Dollar Index measures the value of the U.S. Dollar versus six leading currencies such as the Euro 58.6%, Japanese Yen 12.6 %, Pound Sterling 11.9%, Canadian Dollar 9.1%, Swedish Krona 4.2%, and the Swiss Franc 3.6%. When the world's reserve currency declines the major stock indexes will inflate and trade higher. Politicians continue to say that they want a… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 19, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Forget The European Ménage à trois Here Is The Reason For The Rally

The major stock indexes have soared sharply higher this afternoon. The catalyst for the rally according to the media is the fact that Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Nicolas Sarkozy, and Greece's George Papandreou all agree that Greece should be part of the European Union. Greek bond yields are now favoring that Greece will eventually have to default, however, many investors are now speculating that Europe will introduce its own form of the bank bailout plan called TARP. While this news… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 14, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Does The Bernank Have Another Ace Up His Sleeve?

This afternoon, the Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke will give a speech to the Economic Club of Minneapolis. Many traders and investors are wondering if Chairman Bernanke will hint at another round of stimulus via more U.S. Treasury purchases or perhaps his latest concoction called Operation Twist.



Traders must remember that the last round of quantitative easing ended in late June 2011. Last year before the Federal Reserve implemented its latest round of… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 8, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

Nothing Goes Down In Straight Line

The major stock indexes have plummeted sharply lower over the past two weeks. This morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading lower by nearly 300.00 points to 11,150.00. The selling pressure seems to be continuing as almost every sector besides gold and silver are trading sharply lower.



It is important to note that the stock market rarely declines straight down in a 90 degree free fall angle on the charts. Usually, markets that decline this much will usually stage a…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on August 8, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

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