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Trading insights on share trading, forex trading, cfd trading and options trading. Powerful insights from our Wealth Advisers at PhillipCapital Australia.

Options Strategy - Protective Puts

Last week’s strategy was an alternative to buying physical shares in a rising market. The investor is able to spend a small amount of money to leverage a rise in the stock price. Below is an actual work example of a Long Call options trade on the NAB. 

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Australian and US Market Commentary 16 May 2016 - Are the planets finally beginning to align?

The US markets certainly have been doing so over the last 3 weeks. They are setting up patterns which would suggest that the Aussie market may not be far away in following suit. Australia certainly is not an island when it comes to the financial markets and because ...

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Market Commentary For Australian and US Market 09 May 16 - The Bear is sinking its claws into the US markets a little deeper over the last week

The Bear is sinking its claws into the US markets a little deeper over the last week. Locally we experienced increased volatility on the back of reporting season kicking off with 2 of the 3 Big 4 banks reporting missing the mark. It’s been... 

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Australian and US Market Commentary 02 May 16 – Is the Bear beginning to stir?

Last week saw the first down week in the US markets over the last 11 weeks. After gains to the tune of 16.6% – 17.2% they have given back 2.8% from the top. Learn more on this week’s Australian and US market commentary. 

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Australian and US Market Commentary – ANZAC Day: Lest We Forget

The eternal battle between the Bulls and the Bears will rage forever but hopefully we will learn from the sacrifice of the ANZAC’s and not need to repeat the deadly mistakes of past wars. Lest We Forget. For more on this please find this week’s Australian Market Commentary and US Market Commentary. 

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Australian and US Market Commentary - The battle continues with the Bulls gaining the upper hand last week

The battle continues with the Bulls gaining the upper hand last week wrestling it back from the Bears who had it the week before.

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Australian and US Market Commentary – 11 April 2016

The hairline cracks have been spreading as the US markets struggle to maintain the upward momentum after 8 weeks and almost 15% gains. Markets, do at times move in straight lines however these moves are impossible to maintain the longer they last and this is where the US markets find themselves. The Aussie market hasn’t had the same issue...

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Using uncorrelated indicators with volume profile

In my previous posts, I’ve mentioned that I don’t think price derivative indicators such as RSI, MACD and moving averages are useful as they don’t reveal any new information to the trader.

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Australian and US Market Commentary 04 April 2016 - A new quarter means a new beginning for some and new opportunities for all

We have now entered the second quarter for the year and generally the first few days of a new quarter are good strong up days as Super fund monies are put into the market. It was positive in the US and it was the opposite in the local market based on Friday’s price action. 

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Past areas of business with volume profile nodes

It is impossible to determine where the market will find a peak or trough. However, by using a composite volume profile, we can determine past areas of business or rejection using volume nodes which can help us determine where the market might trade back to or reject.

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