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Keep Ahead of the Game

As my subscribers can tell you, I’m far from a “perma-bear”… or an eternal optimist. I simply want to get into winning trades — no matter what the market is doing — and take the openings I see before the world catches on.

So, if I can impart a single piece of advice today, it’s this… Keep in mind that what you see on a stock chart, that’s the past. The key to our Trader’s Advantage success is our ability to look around the corner and determine what’s heading our way.

As traders, if we have a clear picture of what’s coming, then all we need is a strategy. In Trader’s Advantage, we employ a three-pronged plan of attack:

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Jon Markman

Editor, Trader's Advantage

Jon uses over 25 years of swing-trade experience to capture profits in 90 days or less. Learn How…

Stocks Recover From Early Weakness

Stocks were recovering from morning lows as the market digested relatively weak durable orders data, the hint of a production limitation agreement at the OPEC meeting in Algeria and speculation of contingency plans for Deutsche Bank (DB).

Energy, materials and industrial stocks were leading, while health care, utilities and telecom lagged.

In today's Trader's Advantage, we'll cover all of our open positions.

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Investor Anxiety Lifts

Stocks largely recovered from yesterday's tantrum in brisk Tuesday trading.

Tech stocks led the way, while REITs and utilities lagged. Treasuries were mostly stronger, gold was down 1%, and crude oil was 2.3% lower. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) shot up 18% yesterday but gave more than half of that back today.

In today's Trader's Advantage, I'll recap the trade we just exited and share my latest recommendations for current trades.

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Investor Confidence Shaken by Lack of Transparency

Equities sank sharply on Monday, and finished at their worst levels, as stocks appear to be pricing in changes in U.S. presidential election polling.

Financials fared worst, led lower by banks, while real estate trusts were the only sector in the black. Investors are still clamoring for yield. Gold rose a smidge, and crude oil rose 3.3% despite colorful, conflicting and confounding headlines on the possibility or impossibility of OPEC production curb talks.

In today's Trader's Advantage, we'll review of our current recommendations.

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Crude Oil's Decline Infects Equity Markets

Stocks were pausing today after a two-day binge of celebrating that Federal Reserve officials had decided, after much deliberation, to do nothing, joining their peers in the eurozone.

Don’t you wish you could increase your value simply by announcing to the world that you had decided to kick back and read comic books or watch Hulu instead of, like, pull levers or push buttons on the global monetary policy system? I’m going to try that someday.

In today's Trader's Advantage, we’ll do a full review of our current recommendations.

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