Trade Timing – How I Win So Often

It’s always nice to look back and say “man I really nailed that trade”. But it’s the “knowing why” that makes the big difference between being a decent trader….and a professional trader. Was it just dumb luck? Was it a once in a lifetime “tip” from some guy dressed up as a gorilla?

Or……..

Was it the hours of planning? Months looking back at longer term charts and trends….factoring in “macro global factors”, plotting areas of support and resistance and working thru best practices in money management?

Obviously the latter, with a few “ringers” in there, generally providing me with the information I need to make good decisions and trades.

I look at Japan, and I see a stock market that likely topped out a full year ago…and is just about to put in a “lower high” on long-term monthly chart. This lower high ( once confirmed ) should lead to a large-scale move lower in both Japanese and “global equities” as well the continued demolishing of The U.S Dollar. ( How many days ago did I make this call based in currency market movement?? ( a full week ago while many analysts are just now coming out with the news ).

We have arrived at the turn.

A large-scale turn on long-term charts suggesting that indeed….gold and silver ( now very much confirmed ) will begin a new yearly cycle and that USD will also do the same ( these assets moving in opposite directions ).

Stay sharp people. Book some profits at the very least.

Gold Price and Bond Bubble – 2017

Many gold market analysts focus on irrelevant, but catchy factors, such as mining production or jewelry demand. Others think gold is a simple inflation or stock market hedge. It is a bit strange that the relationship between the bond and gold markets is not commonly examined, given that bond market is much bigger than stock market, while real interest rates are one of the main drivers of the price of gold.

If you have even the most basic understanding of bonds, bond pricing, interest rates and how these are reflected / seen in financial markets as a whole have a quick read of this article at Gold Switzerland which quite accurately outlines my general feelings about gold, usd, bonds and our current set up heading into 2017.

 

 

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Kong Sells Miners – Buying Again Soon

Over the past 2 days. I’ve sold GPL, IMG and NUGT for a 28% return on the trades.

I’m still holding short USD/JPY as well long EUR/USD.

I expect this to be a “shallow dip” with respect to the gold and silver related stocks, so I will be scaling back in to these and more here shortly. On this next entry I am going to do my best to actually “buy and hold” something for at least a couple of weeks / if not months but then again…….we’ll see how that goes.

The larger macro turn in both USD as well commodities is slowly making its way…so there is still plenty of time to start building positions.

 

 

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Winning Trades Update – USD, Gold and Silver

Obviously the short USD trades are now in the money as The U.S Dollar continues to weaken. The mining trades have been on fire with GPL, IMG and now NUGT ( purchased yesterday ).

It may at first appear boring to just sit around and watch a single asset  / asset class ( currencies and USD ) but one has to consider “just how much revolves around the value of USD” – as U.S equities and global commodities trade in this currency.

Correlations can always be found with respect to the “value of USD” and the price of “things” on planet Earth. Thus far we’ve really only seen the beginning of a much larger and expected fall in USD.

Perhaps this is where some of you stock traders can find a solid reason to follow currency markets closely. Also with consideration that JPY ( the Japanese Yen ) trades “in tandem with risk”. When JPY value moves lower – stocks move higher. JPY moving higher ( on repatriation of currency flooding back to Japan ) – stocks move lower.

That’s just how it is!

You can easily check currency pairs at www.stockcharts.com by typing the symbols like this: $usdjpy, $audusd, $cadjpy etc… just dont forget to add the “$”.

I will now focus on JPY as a turn in “global appetite for risk” will soon see JPY on the rise against nearly every other currency on the planet. That means “shorting” currency pairs such as AUD/JPY ( meaning….I a shorting the value of Aussie Dollar “vs” the value of JPY) where in AUD will fall and JPY will rise.

Hope it helps everyone!

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