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Tuesday’s Six

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Preface To All Earnings Posts: Next week is the last heavy week for earnings reports. Below are some major stocks that are announcing earnings on the day cited in the title. Many of these are “steady Freddies”(basically boring and reliable) and others have more vulnerable patterns. You might want to suggest your own ideas in the comments section about any of these charts you intend to trade and what strategy you plan on using.



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  1. the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.

Learning to deal with ambiguity is a key skill for the trader and investor.  We like certainty.  It makes us feel good.  The first time when something we are certain of in the market goes the opposite direction it can be wildly jarring.  Growth is possible here, the results of which can be very profitable.  This is where learning to identify and manage ambiguity is key.  Understanding this about your inner makeup is a key first step.