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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…

Fed Officials' Remarks Spook Market

Stocks were lower today in late afternoon trading but well off their lows after Federal Reserve officials made remarks suggesting that the central bank could lift interest rates in September and December this year.

All sectors were lower, with telecom and utilities lagging. Treasuries were weaker across the curve. The dollar strengthened, gold was little changed, and crude oil settled a touch higher.

In today’s Trader's Advantage, we’ll do a review of our open positions.

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Market Eyes Focused on Janet Yellen

Stocks mostly resumed their comatose state today amid a lack of stimulus from corporate, economic or political news.

There was a "waiting for Godot" mentality as investors await a monetary policy speech from Fed chair Janet Yellen tomorrow from a central bank hoo-ha in Wyoming tomorrow.

In today's Trader's Advantage, we'll go over two new trades and then review all of our current recommendations.

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Housing Data Disappoints

Stocks traded lower, just above worst levels, amid a disappointing report on housing data and a slide in crude oil prices due to a surprise inventory build.

Trading volume was low and apathy seems to be one of the prevailing winds, if you care, which you probably don't.

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

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Market Pushes Gently Higher

Stocks were higher Tuesday but closed off their best levels. Some inconclusive economic data, including an impressive new-home sales report and a mixed set of earnings reports, received attention.

Materials and consumer discretionary led the way higher, while consumer staples and utilities lagged. Gold was flat, and crude oil was sharply lower in the morning but recovered and ultimately moved 1% higher.

In today's Trader's Advantage, we'll look at two new recommendations and cancel two unfilled buy orders.

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