Over the past couple of years, Target (TGT) has lost an amazing 56% of its value. That’s perfectly fine if they were a wildly-overvalued biotech startup, but this is one of the oldest, largest retail chains on the planet, so that kind of performance is pretty damned embarrassing.(more…)
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Assuming stagflation isn’t going to rip along with crude oil………copper looks like a rollover to $3.25 is in the cards. It won’t take much weakness to test that level.(more…)
Take a look at Tesla (TSLA), which is an important stock to the psychology of the market:(more…)
I’ve mentioned this in earlier posts, but the first week of September was a tremendous source of frustration for me. False bounces, breakdowns, were fake-outs were everywhere while the market figured itself out. While most would have taken a backseat and watched the excitement unfold, I instead got chopped up. These are some old demons of mine which I thought I had crushed long ago but seemed to creep back into my trading. So after being traumatized by this, I finally sat on my hands.
At the same time, the past week is finally when the market decided on a direction. While I caught some of this move, it is nowhere near what it could have been had I been in a right mindset. Had I contained my emotions and followed my rules more strictly earlier in the month, I could have a) saved myself some money and stress and b) would have been in a much better place mentally to take advantage of the tremendous move the past week. I even made the comment going into Thursday’s morning session that I was hoping for 4330 to be tested that day (the SPX closed that day at 4330.01).(more…)