Focus on few basic setups

Most setups are rehash of same basic ideas like range breakouts, pullbacks, pivots, exhaustion. Same soda , different color, flavor and bottle. The real key is to understand the essence of a setup and then decide whether your current setup achieves the same thing.

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That Old 1978-82 Analog Again

A post on Ritholtz’s Big Picture blog reflected a conclusion I recently reluctantly needed to begin facing.  Regular readers know that for over two years I have been tracking the path of the S&P 500 Index in what I call “Reversion to the Mean”.

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Are some companies just naturally more profitable than others?

There are 6 large railways in North America (7 if you count Kansas City Southern as well). Canadian Pacific (CP) is the smallest by market cap and most inefficient among them .

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Now is the time for this advanced (but easy to use) strategy!

Writing covered calls is a strategy I’ve discussed here before, but I wanted you to know that I am now getting ready to actually start using it for my own dad’s income portfolio.

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More Evidence of the Power of Contrarian Investing

It seems that the only thing traders and investors on TV want to do is try to handicap when a bunch of government officials and bureaucrats in Europe will finally make up their minds and solve the crisis still gripping the region.

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Polysilicon Prices in 2012: The Tipping Point For Solar

Solar energy detractors point to the fact that it can’t compete without “huge” government subsidies. And up until now, I couldn’t argue to the contrary.

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In Honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Munich Students Movement – ‘The White Rose’

“Many people think of our times as being the last before the end of the world. The evidence of horror all around us makes this seem possible.

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GOP rep wants to kill the ‘death tax’

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. is putting brokers on notice that when it comes to complicated investment products extra care is needed.

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Invest NOW In the World’s Next Big Shortage

I don’t give much thought to the amount of water I use in a day. From keeping the water running while cleaning the dishes to running the sprinklers so my lawn stays nice and green, it’s all the same to me.

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47 Signs That China Is Absolutely Destroying America On The Global Economic Stage

Have you ever watched a football game or a basketball game where one team dominates the other team so badly that calling it a “blowout” would be a huge understatement?

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