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  3. dho99

    Brokers and commissions

    Thanks for the Tradestation review, wasn't aware of the discount. If I read the fine print correctly options trades are completely commission free up to 50 contracts a trade. Has that been the case with your account? Also, is that 50 contracts to open and close or 50 free to open and 50 free to close? Thanks.
  4. capitalstreet_fx

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS – 17 MARCH 2021

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT TODAY – 17 MAY 2021 Asian share markets turned mixed on Monday. The Shanghai composite is up 0.78% at 3,517.615. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 0.75% at 347.80. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 0.60% to 28,083. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 down 0.96% at 27,770, while the Topix index is down 0.27% at 1876.0. South Korea’s Kospi down 0.60% to 3134.53. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.13% at 7023.6. European equities Friday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 1.43% up at 15416.64, CAC 40 futures up 0.26% at 6402.85 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.26% at 7,062.2. In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.06% up at 34382.5 the S&P 500 up 1.49% to 4173.9 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.10% at 13396.9, NYSE closes at 16415.35 up 1.44%. In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.19% at 1.41159. The USDJPY down 0.15% at 109.168. The USDCHF up 0.02% at 0.90132. EURUSD flat at 1.21446, EUR/GBP down 0.10% at 0.86040. The USD/CNY up 0.02% at 6.4380, at the time of writing. In the commodity market U.S. Gold futures up 0.64% at $1,854.00. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 1.07% to $27.703 per ounce, Platinum up 0.82% at $1235.03 per ounce, and Palladium up 0.36% to $2,903. Crude Oil mix on Monday; Brent crude oil down 0.29% to $68.61 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.90% at $65.09. In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 44570.82 down 4.04%, Ethereum at 3448.85 down 3.76%, Litecoin at 285.72 up 3.61%, at the time of writing. TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY: SEAGATE TECH. up 12.441% at $97.97, WESTERN DIGITAL up 8.287% at $71.87, GAP Inc. up 6.597% to $35.71, WALT DISNEY Co. down 2.602% to $173.7, BOEING Inc. up 2.619% to $228.47, WALT DISNEY down 2.602% at $173.7. Economic news: US: High unemployment. Rising prices. Gas lines. They’re a bad memory for Americans old enough to remember the 1970s – but they’re also likely causing a few sleepless nights in the White House, as the United States’ economic recovery from the unprecedented coronavirus recession hits some bumps. The jolts are dampening consumer confidence, ramping up inflation fears, and helping Republicans build their case against President Joe Biden and his ambitious plans to revamp the U.S. economy with trillions in new spending. As the 1970s show, high joblessness and rising prices the United States saw in April can be a potent political force. Republicans crafted a “misery index” out of the two factors to attack then-president Jimmy Carter. After hitting 75% approval ratings early in his presidency, the Democrat was trounced in a 1980 landslide. Eurozone: Euro zone governments’ borrowing costs are at multi-month highs and German 10-year bond yields are rising towards 0%, yet ECB policymakers and investors appear unruffled, a sign that they view the bloc’s ongoing economic recovery as the real thing. It’s a contrast with February when yields on German bonds, the euro area benchmark rate, rose 35 basis points within a month to -0.20%. That led European Central Bank officials to line up and talk the markets down with veiled threats to tamp down borrowing costs. They then followed up in March by accelerating the pace of emergency bond buys. This time, Germany’s Bund yield is near its highest level in almost two years and looks set to breach the 0% milestone for the first time since 2019. Important Data: US NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (May) today at 8:30 this time estimated 23.9, previously which was 26.3. CANADA Housing Starts (Apr) today at 8:15 this time estimated 292.5K, previously which was 335.2K. RUSSIA GDP Quarterly (YoY) (Q1) today at 12:00 this time estimated 2.2%, previously which was -1.8%. JAPAN GDP (QoQ) (Q1) today at 19:50 previously which was at 2.8%. TECHNICAL SUMMARY GBPUSD TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.41032, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.41473 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.40657 EURUSD TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.21373, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.21626 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.2111 USDJPY TRADE SUGGESTION- SELL AT 109.221, TAKE PROFIT AT 109.034 AND STOP LOSS AT 109.456 EURJPY TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 132.569, TAKE PROFIT AT 132.806 AND STOP LOSS AT 132.436 DAX 30 TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 15407.5 TAKE PROFIT AT 15503.9 AND STOP LOSS AT 15261.5 WTI CRUDE OIL TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 65.34 TAKE PROFIT AT 65.71 AND STOP LOSS AT 64.72 GOLD TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1853.00, TAKE PROFIT AT 1863.07 AND STOP AT 1842.96 BTC USD TRADE SUGGESTION- SELL AT 45201.00 TAKE PROFIT AT 44319.68 AND STOP AT 46310.62
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  6. simba0020

    Dividend Stock Tool

    Hey Together I was wondering, is there a website where the IVR of dividend stocks is displayed? Thanks
  7. capitalstreet_fx

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS – 17 MARCH 2021

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT TODAY – 14 MAY 2021 ASIAN MARKET:- Mainland Chinese stocks were down by the early morning. The Shanghai Composite was up by 1.42% to 3,477.86. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was up about 0.96% to 27,983.75. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei average. Nikkei 225 is trading up 2.16 per cent at 28,035.63 on Friday while the Australian Index S&P / ASX 200 rose 0.95 percent to 7,048.71. South Korea’s Kospi was up by 0.97% to 3,152.98. EUROPEAN MARKET:- The FTSE MIB climbed up by 0.14% to 24,486.46. In the cash markets, the DAX futures Germany was trading 0.33% higher at 15,199.25. CAC 40 futures in France climbed up by 0.14% to 6,288.57, while the FTSE 100 futures in the U.K was down by 0.59% to 6,963.63 at the time of writing. US MARKET:- In the U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.29% up at 34,021.38 the S&P 500 was up 1.22% to 4,112.56 and the Nasdaq 100 was up 0.72% at 13,124.03. FOREX MARKET:- In the Forex market, GBPUSD was down 0.05% at 1.4043. The USDJPY was up 0.12% at 109.70. The USDCHF was down 0.05% at 0.9086. EURUSD was down 0.08% at 1.2087, EUR/GBP was up 0.13% at 0.8605, at the time of writing. COMMODITY MARKET;- In the commodity market, U.S. Gold futures fell 0.07% at $1,822.85. Elsewhere, Silver futures fell 0.01% to $27.058 per ounce, Platinum rose 0.71% at $1,219.05 per ounce, and Palladium was up 0.77% at $2,886.50. Brent crude oil was down 0.40% to $66.78 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) fell 0.31% at $63.62. CRYPTO-CURRENCY MARKET:- In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD fell 2.56% at $49,235.9 , Ethereum at 3,803.41 down by 2.59%, Litecoin at 313.582 down 2.58%, at the time of writing. TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY: Alibaba ADR down 6.28% at 206.08. Apple Inc. up 1.79% at $124.77 , Amazon.com up 0.30 % at $ 3,161.49, TESLA Inc down 3.09% at $571.04, SAP down 0.50% at 111.980, Microsoft down 2.94% at $239.18 , Adidas down 0.68% at 284.65. Economic news: USA MARKET Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich on Thursday introduced a bill that would help states that rely on oil and gas revenue weather the U.S. transition away from fossil fuels by offering federal support to help fill gaps in state and school budgets hit by a decline in oil and gas production. The Schools and State Budgets Certainty Act would provide “energy transition payments” to states that rely on revenue from federal mineral leasing as a result of changes in U.S. policy to give them time to invest in new industries, the New Mexico senator said. President Joe Biden signed an executive order in January pausing new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters that account for around 25% of the nation’s petroleum production pending a review of its impacts, a move that has been seen as a first step to the permanent ban he promised during his campaign. “The global energy landscape is undergoing a massive transformation, and states like New Mexico need to be ready,” said Heinrich, adding that the bill offers these states a “glidepath” to move away from their reliance on extractive industries. His bill would set a baseline mineral revenue amount for each fiscal year based on a historical average of federal mineral revenue that would decline by 5% each year. The federal government would then pay a state or county the difference between the actual mineral payment and the baseline. EUROZONE:- Europe is not facing the kind of inflation concerns seen in the United States and the current mix of monetary and fiscal policy is appropriate, European Central Bank Governing Council member Yannis Stournaras said on Thursday. “I think both fiscal and monetary policy are the right mix,” Stournaras told the Delphi Economic Forum in Athens. He said that despite signs that financial markets were predicting inflation, in Europe models showed that “we have not yet to worry about inflation or not to worry as perhaps in the United States.” TECHNICAL SUMMARY USD\JPY:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 109.480, TAKE PROFIT AT 109.680 AND STOP LOSS AT 109.380 EUR/USD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.20880, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.20980 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.20780 USD/CAD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- Sell AT 1.21720, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.21520 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.21820. S&P 500:- TRADE SUGGESTION- SELL AT 4,120.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 4,070.50 AND STOP LOSS AT 4,145.50. Gold:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1825.360, TAKE PROFIT AT 1875.360 AND STOP LOSS AT 1800.360 ETHEREUM:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 3,810.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 3,910.50 AND STOP LOSS 3,760.50 .
  8. capitalstreet_fx

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS – 17 MARCH 2021

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT TODAY – 13 MAY 2021 ASIAN MARKET:- Mainland Chinese stocks were down by the early morning. The Shanghai Composite was down by 0.74% to 3,437.86. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down about 0.80% to 27,961.75. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei average. Nikkei 225 is trading down 1.55 per cent at 27,705.63 on Thursday , while the Australian Index S&P / ASX 200 fell 0.54 percent to 7,006.71. South Korea’s Kospi was down by 1.29% to 3,141.98. EUROPEAN MARKET:- The FTSE MIB climbed up by 0.23% to 24,452.46. In the cash markets, the DAX futures Germany was trading 0.20% higher at 15,150.25. CAC 40 futures in France climbed up by 0.19% to 6,279.57, while the FTSE 100 futures in the U.K was up by 0.82% to 7,004.63 at the time of writing. US MARKET:- In the U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.99% down at 33,587.38 the S&P 500 was down 2.15% to 4,062.56 and the Nasdaq 100 was down 2.67% at 13,031.03. FOREX MARKET:- In the Forex market, GBPUSD was down 0.06% at 1.4062. The USDJPY was up 0.04% at 109.70. The USDCHF was down 0.05% at 0.9086. EURUSD was up 0.04% at 1.2073, EUR/GBP was down 0.02% at 0.8587, at the time of writing. COMMODITY MARKET;- In the commodity market, U.S. Gold futures fell 0.30% at $1,817.85. Elsewhere, Silver futures fell 0.46% to $27.120 per ounce, Platinum fell 0.43% at $1,220.05 per ounce, and Palladium was up 0.89% at $2,875.50. Brent crude oil was down 0.94% to $68.67 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) fell 0.98% at $65.43. CRYPTO-CURRENCY MARKET:- In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD fell 12.39% at $50,601.9 , Ethereum at 3,916.41 down by 8.42%, Litecoin at 323.582 down 16.18%, at the time of writing. TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY: AstraZeneca up 2.02% at 7,786.0. Apple Inc. down 2.49% at $122.77 , Amazon.com down 2.23 % at $ 3,151.49, TESLA Inc down 4.42% at $589.04, SAP down 0.50% at 112.540, Microsoft down 2.94% at $239.18 , Adidas up 0.97% at 286.65. Economic news: USA MARKET The Federal Reserve is exploring the technology that would be required to establish a central bank digital currency, but more research needs to be done before it would move forward with a currency, Boston Fed Bank President Eric Rosengren said on Wednesday. “It is important to highlight that this is exploratory work, and any decision to move forward with such a currency would depend on a variety of factors beyond the technological feasibility and implementation,” Rosengren said in remarks prepared for a virtual event organized by Harvard Law School. A central bank digital currency could improve financial inclusion, reduce the cost of cross-border financial transactions and provide more flexibility for implementing monetary policy, he said. But Fed officials would need to fully consider the policy implications and trade-offs that come with using a digital currency, including possible threats to financial stability, Rosengren said. The Boston Fed is doing research on the technology that could be used to create a hypothetical digital currency through a joint project with MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. They plan to release a white paper and open source code early in the third quarter of this year, and later phases of the research project will focus on privacy, anti-money laundering and other issues. “It is important to understand what problems a central bank digital currency is being designed to solve, and whether other technologies could more cheaply or efficiently address those problems,” Rosengren said. EUROZONE:- European banks’ first-quarter earnings have surpassed all expectations in a turnaround from the COVID-19 doldrums of a year ago, yet after a decade of travails more than one season may be needed to win over sceptics. European bank shares are up 25% already this year, more than double the gains of the underlying STOXX 600 index. Since November, when President Joe Biden won U.S. elections with pledges for big-time spending, the sector has rallied some 66%. Vaccine rollouts, massive government spending and hopes of a resumption of post-pandemic normality have made investors eager to buy into the recovery; many are rotating portfolios to so-called cyclical stocks, which benefit when the economy looks up. European banks have become a proxy of choice though some caution the trading frenzy which boosted investment banking revenues may fade over coming months and that non-performing loans could rise once governments cut back on emergency support. All of Europe’s top 10 lenders by market capitalisation beat forecasts for the January-March period thanks to buoyant revenues from securities trading, lower provisions against bad loans and rising bond yields. The majority of other big players such as Deutsche Bank , Societe Generale and Unicredit passed the season with flying colours too. Refinitiv data shows a rough 200% profit jump off the troughs of a year ago after the markets crashed last March as the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe. “We have effectively got 95% of all banks beating expectations, and not only that, beating them by an average of 24%,” said Magdalena Stoklosa, head of European banks research at Morgan Stanley . While European bank shares already are on course for their best performance since 2009, Stoklosa sees potential for another 10% gains from current levels. Jerome Legras, head of research at Axiom Alternative Investments, which invests in bank equity and debt, said earnings could improve further if banks trim provisions to cover for any pandemic-related losses. TECHNICAL SUMMARY EUR/USD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.20810, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.21010 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.20710 USD/CAD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- Sell AT 1.21320, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.21020 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.21480. GBP/USD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.4050, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.4150 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.4000 NASDAQ 100:- TRADE SUGGESTION- SELL AT 13,020.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 12,820.50 AND STOP LOSS AT 13,170.50. Gold:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1820.360, TAKE PROFIT AT 1870.360 AND STOP LOSS AT 1795.360 ETHEREUM:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 3,990.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 4,190.50 AND STOP LOSS 3,890.50 .
  9. Aristotle33

    SPY Short Puts vs. Put Spreads

    Wow, these results are really surprising to me! I've recently been contemplating put spreads
  10. capitalstreet_fx

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS – 17 MARCH 2021

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT TODAY – 12 MAY 2021 ASIAN MARKET:- Mainland Chinese stocks were down by the early morning. The Shanghai Composite was down by 0.01% to 3,441.86. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was up about 0.13% to 27,997.75. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei average. Nikkei 225 is trading down 0.76 per cent at 28,397.63 on Wednesday , while the Australian Index S&P / ASX 200 fell 0.58 percent to 7,055.71. South Korea’s Kospi was down by 1.29% to 3,168.98. EUROPEAN MARKET:- The FTSE MIB climbed down by 1.64% to 24,396.46 In the cash markets, the DAX futures Germany was trading 1.82% lower at 15,119.25. CAC 40 futures in France climbed up by 0.01% to 6,385.57, while the FTSE 100 futures in the U.K was down by 2.47% to 6,947.97, at the time of writing. US MARKET:- In the U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.36% down at 34,269.38 the S&P 500 was down 0.87% to 4,152.56 and the Nasdaq 100 was down 0.09% at 13,389.03. FOREX MARKET:- In the Forex market, GBPUSD was down 0.18% at 1.4116. The USDJPY was up 0.23% at 108.86. The USDCHF was up 0.23% at 0.9058. EURUSD was down 0.23% at 1.2118, EUR/GBP was up 0.02% at 0.8589, at the time of writing. COMMODITY MARKET;- In the commodity market, U.S. Gold futures fell 0.45% at $1,827.85. Elsewhere, Silver futures fell 0.77% to $27.453 per ounce, Platinum fell 0.88% at $1,229.05 per ounce, and Palladium was up 0.27% at $2,946.50. Brent crude oil was down 0.44% to $68.25 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) fell 0.37% at $65.0 6. CRYPTO-CURRENCY MARKET:- In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD rose 4.87% at $57,857.9 , Ethereum at 4,334.41 up by 12.42%, Litecoin at 391.582 up 11.18%, at the time of writing. TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY: Daimler down 2.42% at 72.100. Apple Inc. down 0.74% at $126.85 , Amazon.com up 1.05 % at $ 3,223.49, TESLA Inc down 1.88% at $617.04, SAP down 2.08% at 113.46, Microsoft down 0.38% at $246.18 , Adidas down 1.22% at 284.65. Economic news: USA MARKET The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to repeal a regulation introduced during former President Donald Trump’s administration that Democrats say allows predatory lenders to skirt state consumer protections. Lawmakers voted 52-47 to repeal the “true lender” rule, marking the first time Democrats have rolled back a Trump-era financial rule using the Congressional Review Act, a 1996 law that gives Congress the ability to rescind recently enacted regulations. The White House said in a statement it supported the resolution repealing the rule, which now heads to the Democratic-led House, where it is also expected to pass. The targeted rule, written last year by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, attempted to clarify whether state or federal laws applied when lenders like fintechs partnered with traditional banks. But Democrats and consumer advocates warned it would allow predatory lenders to skirt state usury laws and interest rate caps by partnering with national banks that enjoy more lax federal rules. The OCC said when it drafted the rule that it was aiming to provide legal certainty to lenders as to whether state or federal laws applied to their business. The regulator determined that if the bank is named as the lender in the loan agreement, then the relevant bank rules apply, meaning any partnerships with national banks would operate under federal rules, which generally are more relaxed on lending restrictions. EUROZONE:- The European Commission expects to finish work soon on a COVID-19 certificate that could allow citizens to travel more easily this summer in the 27-nation bloc, the EU executive said on Tuesday after a meeting with European affairs ministers. The pass would allow those vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 or with negative test results to cross borders in a union where restrictions on movement have weighed heavily on the travel and tourism industry for more than a year. “This is a priority for our citizens and therefore I believe we will deliver (on the certificate) before summer,” Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said after the meeting in Brussels. He said he expected a full roll-out by the summer. A two week pilot project to test the technology a few countries at a time began on Monday, the EU Commission said. But EU governments, the European Parliament and the Commission must agree on the design of the certificate. They must also decide whether faster, but less accurate, COVID-19 antigen tests can be included. Sefcovic called on all sides to work together to complete the legislative, as well as the technical, work as quickly as possible, noting the complexity of the job. “For the certificate to work, it has to be on smartphones, it has to be interoperable, possible to check it. So it is quite the task to do it at the pan-European level”, Sefcovic said. The European Parliament says no one will be obliged to use the EU certificate and it must not be considered a vaccine passport. Sefcovic said the Commission was working closely to inform the United States, the World Health Organization and others about its progress to allow the certificate to be used on a wider scale. As the vaccination campaign in the EU is gaining speed with 200 million jabs delivered and COVID-19 infections rates falling, Europe is starting to reopen cities and beaches, raising hopes for the summer holiday season. German Europe Minister Michael Roth called for a swift agreement. “This is not only important for countries depending on tourism but for all of us: It is … a clear signal for freedom of movement and for mobility in the European Union,” Roth said in Brussels. TECHNICAL SUMMARY EUR/USD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.21240, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.21440 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.21140 USD/CAD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- Sell AT 1.21130, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.21030 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.21180. GBP/USD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.4110, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.4160 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.4060 CAC 40:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 6,250.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 6,350.50 AND STOP LOSS AT 6,200.50. SILVER:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 27.360, TAKE PROFIT AT 27.560 AND STOP LOSS AT 27.260 ETHEREUM:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 4,320.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 4,520.50 AND STOP LOSS 4,220.50 .
  11. capitalstreet_fx

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS – 17 MARCH 2021

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT TODAY – 11 MAY 2021 ASIAN MARKET:- Mainland Chinese stocks were down by the early morning. The Shanghai Composite was down by 0.27% to 3,418.86. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down about 2.26% to 27,944.75. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei average. Nikkei 225 is trading down 3.00 per cent at 28,623.63 on Tuesday , while the Australian Index S&P / ASX 200 fell 1.11 per cent to 7,093.71. South Korea’s Kospi was down by 1.41% to 3,204.98. EUROPEAN MARKET:- The FTSE MIB climbed up by 0.78% to 24,802.46 In the cash markets, the DAX futures Germany was trading 0.02% higher at 15,400.25. CAC 40 futures in France climbed up by 0.01% to 6,385.57, while the FTSE 100 futures in the U.K was down by 0.08% to 7,123.97, at the time of writing. US MARKET:- In the U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.10% down at 34,742.38 the S&P 500 was down 1.04% to 4,188.56 and the Nasdaq 100 was down 0.88% at 13,742.03. FOREX MARKET:- In the Forex market, GBPUSD rose 0.06% at 1.4129. The USDJPY was up 0.09% at 108.88. The USDCHF was down 0.06% at 0.9006. EURUSD was up 0.11% at 1.2142, EUR/GBP was up 0.10% at 0.8594, at the time of writing. COMMODITY MARKET;- In the commodity market, U.S. Gold futures fell 0.06% at $1,836.85. Elsewhere, Silver futures fell 0.21% to $27.438 per ounce, Platinum fell 0.20% at $1,249.05 per ounce, and Palladium was down 0.19% at $2,956.50. Brent crude oil was down 0.76% to $6.80 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) fell 0.72% at $64.46. CRYPTO-CURRENCY MARKET:- In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD fell 6.80% at $55,389.9 , Ethereum at 3,904.41 down by 4.64%, Litecoin at 356.791 down 11.39%, at the time of writing. TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY: Unilever up 0.13% at 4,278.5 Apple Inc. down 2.58% at $126.85 , Amazon.com down 3.07 % at $ 3,190.49, TESLA Inc down 6.44% at $629.04, Barclays up 2.16% at 185.46, Microsoft down 2.09% at $247.18 , Adidas up 2.31% at 287.65. Economic news: USA MARKET President Joe Biden on Monday urged U.S. companies to help workers gain access to vaccines and to raise their pay while touting an infusion of $350 billion in federal aid to state and local governments, saying that will help more parents obtain child care and return to work. Biden’s remarks were designed to address ways employers can hire more workers and to help more people take jobs. The Labor Department reported on Friday the economy added 266,000 jobs in April, short of the million jobs that most forecasters had expected. Republicans have blamed enhanced unemployment benefits for the numbers, saying the benefits discourage people from returning to work. “My expectation is that, as our economy comes back, these companies will provide fair wages and safe work environments,” Biden told reporters at the White House. By doing so, he said, the companies will “find plenty of workers, and we’re all going to come out of this together better than before.” Biden also defended himself against critics who have said expanded unemployment benefits offered in the COVID-19 relief bill passed in March are keeping Americans from taking new jobs. He said the administration will remind U.S. states this week that any unemployed American offered a comparable job must take it or risk losing unemployment benefits. Biden, a Democrat, said he will direct the U.S. Labor Department to work with states to reinstate requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must demonstrate they are actively looking for work. He said school closures, child care constraints and fears of contracting the coronavirus had hindered job creation last month. EUROZONE:- The European Union’s huge post-pandemic recovery fund could become a more permanent feature if it is successful in firing up growth and fostering a greener and more digital economy, the European Commission’s top economic officials said on Monday. The 27 EU nations made an unprecedented agreement last year to jointly borrow 750 billion euros for a fund to help fight the economic slump caused by COVID-19 and address the challenges of climate change. To overcome the opposition of the EU’s frugal northern states, which have long opposed joint borrowing for fear of financing less strict fiscal policy in the south, the scheme was clearly described as an extraordinary, one-off measure. But many economists saw it as a foot in the door for more regular joint debt issuance by the AAA-rated EU in future and top Commission officials echoed that view before the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee. “The more successful we are in the implementation of this facility the more scope there will be for discussions on having a permanent instrument, probably of a similar nature,” Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said. The borrowing, to be done by the executive Commission in the name of all EU countries, is to be repaid over 30 years from new taxes called new own resources. These have yet to be yet to be agreed but could include levies on the digital economy, on CO2 emissions or on imports of goods made using dirty technologies. “It will have permanent consequences on financial markets because we have this European-denominated debt to be repaid in the next 30 years,” European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told the same committee. “In the future — if this instrument works and we are able to agree on the new own resources to repay this common debt, I think we can have a serious discussion on further initiatives. “But what is crucial for these further initiatives, is to make this one work and be repaid with new own resources,” Gentiloni said. For the Commission to start borrowing the money on markets, all EU national parliaments must ratify a decision to increase national guarantees to repay it, in case the new taxes fail to materialise. Eight have yet to do so. To get the EU cash, which will come partly as grants and partly through ultra-cheap loans, each government must submit a plan of how it intends to spend its share which must conform with EU-agreed rules. So far 14 countries have sent in plans and Dombrovskis said the rest could trickle in by early June. The plans must include not just spending, but also reforms to make economies ready for the digital age and without CO2 emissions. Dombrovskis said that after initial problems with the plans, they in general showed a good balance. The Commission has two months to assess each plan and EU finance ministers then have one month to endorse a Commission recommendation on it. Dombrovskis said everything was on track for first disbursements from the scheme to be made in July. TECHNICAL SUMMARY EUR/USD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.21320, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.21620 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.21170 USD/CAD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- Sell AT 1.20950, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.20850 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.21000. GBP/USD:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 1.4110, TAKE PROFIT AT 1.4160 AND STOP LOSS AT 1.4060 NASDAQ 100:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 13,235.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 13,435.50 AND STOP LOSS AT 13,135.50. SILVER:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 27.260, TAKE PROFIT AT 27.460 AND STOP LOSS AT 27.160 ETHEREUM:- TRADE SUGGESTION- BUY AT 3,925.50, TAKE PROFIT AT 4,125.50 AND STOP LOSS 3,825.50 .
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  13. Wayne K.

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    You are spot on!
  14. DubMcDub

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    @Wayne K., I presume from this comment that your method of achieving "leverage" in the 2x and 3x leveraged models is by investing in levered ETFs? I see that the strategy does not use options, and since it's retirement account suitable, I assume it also does not require margin trading.
  15. Wayne K.

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    Keep growing your assets and when you hit your first million, position minimums will be a thing of the past. 🤑 As you stay consistent with good strategies like what Kim publishes, it will be no time before you start looking for other places to put spare capital. #TheSleepWellPortfolio
  16. Kim

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    Couldn't agree more Tom. This is why we always recommend to start small with any system. You never know when the next drawdown will come.
  17. No1KCfan6

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    Oh, I can do that. Thank you! P.S.....Sounds too good to be true. Well, is it??? LOL
  18. Wayne K.

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    Great question. Because the higher leveraged ETFs have smaller share prices it allows for a smaller account. The smallest I have live tested a 3x and 2x was with $2k. As for the 1x, to maintain incrementality I have found it best to keep the account above ~$15k.
  19. No1KCfan6

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    What's the minimum to put into trade for each portfolio, i.e., SWP 1X, SWP 2X, and SWP 3X? Also, I would assume you could trade them in a taxable account, just more taxes to pay?
  20. Wayne K.

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    Hi everyone, Tom told me he was posting here on behalf of Aeromir and there was a discussion about The Sleep Well Portfolio. Kim I have heard great things about your systems, So let me start off by saying that I have much respect for you. What you said about market timing is true. The Sleep Well Portfolio (SWP) is timing the market. Unlike most timing models though, it is not binomial on only equities, meaning its not in or out, it is more about choosing the highest probable assets for the given macro environment. The SWP is also not a options strategy. It was originally designed for the passive cash that is degrading in value not being used in strategies like your own. Option have inherent leverage already built into them and have absolute risk and time risk. This is all very different than an ETF long only strategy like the SWP, that only has the risk of absolution if all markets were reach 0. The SWP was designed for the accounts that might not have options permission or just don't want options exposure. Your Anchor trade is brilliant, and is very good at capturing the exposure it is designed for, so I would not attempt to compare the two at all. I am glad that there is questions and the idea of diversifying with non options based stats is a hot topic. =) May your assets grow and you Sleep Well, WK
  21. Aeromir

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    The SWP is also 100% invested in long ETFs all of the time. I took a seminar with George Fontanills in Vegas many years ago. George said the first thing he asked when someone showed him a new trade idea was "how much can I lose." Examining risk factors (draw down, profit factor, Sortino and Sharpe ratios) are critical. You have to balance your investing time horizon and portfolio size to how much risk you're willing to take. If a trading system you're evaluating can have a -20% draw down, are you ok with that happening as soon as you start trading/investing with it live? Will you continue on with it after that drawdown? You don't want to lose any sleep for any trading/investing system. If you aren't comfortable with the draw down, consider using a smaller size to make any loss from a draw down something you can live with comfortably.
  22. CJ912

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    Actually Bridgewater reallocates nearly daily. They trade a lot of different instruments to keep their in line with portfolio guidelines. I used to see their daily transactions in a previous job....
  23. Kim

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    It doesn't really matter what the criteria is. It could be fundamentals, momentum, pricing, TA etc. Once you rotate between different ETFs, you are aiming to time the market. Not saying it's good or bad, just need to be aware what the system is. This is for example compared to a system like Anchor that is in the market 100% of the time. Also when comparing returns, it's important to compare apples to apples. Anchor uses around 50% (1.5x) leverage. Using 3x leverage would probably produce much higher returns but also higher drawdowns.
  24. Aeromir

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    It is very similar. Wayne really likes Ray Dalio. Bridgewater is massive ($160 billion AUM??) and can't re-allocate weekly. That's probably the biggest difference between Wayne's Sleep Well Portfolio and the All Weather Portfolio. Of course Wayne developed his own equations and forecast models but it's a similar idea.
  25. CJ912

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    That sounds a lot like the approach Bridgewater takes in their all weather portfolio. Is it based on their ideas?
  26. Aeromir

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    I wouldn't characterize it like that. Wayne bases his allocation percentages on the four macro-economic environments: Rising business growth and rising inflation Rising business growth and falling inflation Falling business growth and rising inflation Falling business growth and falling inflation Wayne plugs in the various economic data elements he uses into his spreadsheet to determine the current allocation percentages across the six ETFs. It's not looking at the ETF price data at all.
  27. Kim

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    So this is basically a market timing system?
  28. Aeromir

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    The live trading at Aeromir started 29 Sep 2020. The results shown are back tested. Wayne has been trading the Sleep Well Portfolio for four years. The results are nearly identical to the back tested data. Wayne is quite careful about curve fitting. The back tests use macro economic data that is fixed and applied to his allocation calculations. Each day in the back test has no future knowledge. The results at Aeromir with the live trading are mirroring the back tests pretty closely. We did benefit from a decent move higher with the market, but the win percentage is almost dead on to the back test win percent.
  29. Kim

    Leveraged Sleep Well Portfolio

    Most of the track record is backtesting, correct? Live trading is from Sep.2020 only?
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