This is where Hugh periodically posts his take on the market, stocks and his own views on events.

Check this section frequently… you never know what will be posted.

Market Update – March 15, 2019

The week began with a sense of determination – after a few difficult days battling a pessimistic market, investors were keen to add confidence to their positions. Soon after the opening bell on Monday, the bulls were let out of their cages, sending SPY climbing by...

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If I Could Only Afford 1 e-Book…

Then I would say, "Hold onto your money." I often get the question, "Which e-book or video would you recommend if I could only buy one?" Truth is, all our products and services are best absorbed together as part of the whole training program. Like the cogs of a wheel,...

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Market Update – Mar. 4-8, 2019

A tumultuous week in the markets began early on Monday as optimism eroded soon after the opening bell. Losses were seen among the tech, healthcare and financial sectors and investors were concerned about the lack of detail of a possible trade deal with China. A five...

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Market Update – Mar. 1, 2019

SPY began the week just below 281 after a strong run upward in the pre-market trading on news of progress from the US-China trade negotiations and confirmation from President Trump that the increased tariffs on Chinese imports will not come into effect on March 2 as...

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Secret to Success/Happiness

Yes, there is a formula, for those mathematically inclined. Happiness = Reality / Expectations That's it. Expect less and you will never be disappointed. This works in every day life as well as on the market. In trading, set your target price to a reasonable 6-8%....

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The Higher Purpose to Trade

Sure, we all want to make money but the that's just part of it. What you do with the money is the other part. One of our members, Darold, puts his profits to the greater good: helping children in third world countries. Not just the normal donations but he and his...

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Market Update – Feb. 11-22, 2019

Monday began on a losing note as nervousness ahead of the upcoming trade negotiations between the US and China loomed heavy. SPY opened in the low 271’s and inched its way downward throughout the day. Even strong gains from the energy, industrial and banking sectors...

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Market Update – Feb.1, 2019

Earnings season plays a crucial role in the performance of the market. Most days, stocks fluctuate based on expectations – in earnings season they move on data. Monday morning was dominated by the bears as the markets grappled with a slowing global economy and...

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Market Update – Jan. 14-18, 2019

As the holiday season washed out and traders began to return from their vacations, one of the first “regular” weeks of trading in 2019 was ruled by optimism. Here’s how it panned out. SPY began in climb out on Monday, starting off $256.86. Worries over global economic...

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Are You and Impulsive Trader?

Impulsive trading is any trade outside your specific strategy. We all do it, even professional traders, although we like to recognize it as such and quickly exit or get in and manage accordingly. Some say impulsive trading is lack of discipline. Only partially...

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Market Update – Jan. 4, 2019

News events have an uncanny power to shift markets. Particularly in uncertain times such as these, each heavyweight news story seems to have a life of its own – and when they come about, other influences seem to vanish. The week began with the last trading day of...

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Market Update – Dec. 28, 2018

After a week of significant losses, many had their eyes on the markets’ performance during the Christmas period to gauge the health and stability of our economy. Here’s how it paned out: The week began with a truncated trading session on Monday ahead of Christmas Day...

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Market Update – Nov. 26-30, 2018

Few people possess the heavy-weighted power to move the markets. It almost seems impossible – how can the fate of thousands of companies, billions of shares, trillions of dollars (maybe more…) rest in the hands of a few short words that roll off the tongue? Few people...

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Holiday Trading

Now that we’re through the Thanksgiving break and quickly coming up on the Holiday Season, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect upon how these unique times affect our trading. Here’s what happened last week (November 19 to 23, 2018): SPY began the week with a...

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Even Experts Can Fail

You may have noticed something peculiar in the Live Trading section of our Recent Results page. It is a strange oddity that that sticks out like a sore thumb - on September 21 we had our first losing trade in a very long time. As many of you know, we pride ourselves...

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It’s All About Lifestyle

A recent survey identified a key 'weakness', according to some folks in our Trading Room. They thought that I, Hugh, seemed to be more concerned about enjoying life, hanging out at the beach or simply doing things other than trading all day. Pretty funny, I thought,...

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