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USDA crop progress: Corn harvest pace still significantly slow

Corn export sales haven’t had many bullish weeks so far in the 2017/18 marketing year, which began September 1. But for the week ending November 2, …

South Africa’s maize farmers who survived climate change are now drowning in debt

A bumper crop should have been good news for South African maize farmers, but market forces are saying otherwise.<p>It’s been a rough few years for the country’s agriculture producers. A hot, dry El Niño climate pattern that swept across southern Africa made 2015 the driest year on record in South …

South Africa

Popular Gold Miner ETF To Change Dramatically

Earlier this week, ETF.com reported that the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) may have become too big for its index, the MVIS Global …

Gold

No, Short Sellers Haven’t Abandoned SPY

Short sellers appear to have backed off the <b>SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust</b> (SPY) this year, as evidenced by so few shares shorted—does that mean it’s time to …

Stocks

There's a recurring psychological pattern in the stock market

<b>By Joe Fahmy, Yahoo Finance Contributor</b><p>There’s an amazing psychological pattern that keeps occurring in the stock market:<p>1) An event (usually with a …

Trading

25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

iStock<p>Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend …

Stocks

Opinion: Here’s how inflation will impact your portfolio in 2017

The threat of inflation is very vivid in the minds of some investors, featuring prices that spiral ever higher and eat into both family budgets and …

Economy

Goldman: 'Cognitive dissonance exists in the US stock market'

Goldman Sachs analysts believe investors and traders in the stock market are acting irrationally.<p>“Cognitive dissonance exists in the US stock …

Markets

Donald Trump should listen to Ben Stein's Ferris Bueller monologue

When White House press secretary Sean Spicer dropped the news that the administration was considering a 20% tariff on imports from Mexico, a sense of …

Donald Trump

Is the "Trump Risk Rally" Over?

<b>EURUSD</b><p>Let’s start with the big picture. We don’t think the dollar rally is over. We’re looking for one more drop below parity prior to a larger euro …

Yen Short Term Strength, then 175.00

<b>EURUSD</b><p>The euro has bounced from support just above parity, although we think this bounce is corrective. Given the impulsive nature of the US equity …

How market crashes happen

By Ben Carlson, Yahoo Finance Contributor<p>Charlie Munger has long championed the benefits of acquiring worldly wisdom through the development of …

Trading

The Power of Doing Nothing

In trading, doing nothing is often the most difficult doing. A bias toward activity gives us an illusory sense of control, when in fact we often …

Why You Must Use Stop Losses (And How They Will Improve Your Trading Results)

A lot of traders wrestle with the question of what types of protective stops to place and how to place them. There are many different styles of stops …

Finding Yourself as a Trader

The more I work with traders, the more I'm convinced that trading performance lies at the intersection between our approach to markets and our …

Sentiment Trading Strategy and Indicators – Part 1

Sentiment Trading Indicators and Strategies – Part 1<p><b></b><i>“Market decides the price”</i><p>A sentiment trading strategy is driven by market sentiment. Before we …

Trading

Trump's victory has set off a stampede into stock ETFs

On the day Donald Trump won the presidency and the two days after last week, investors poured the most money into stock-based exchange-traded funds …

Elections

Traders aren't overly convinced that the US dollar rally will last

Photo by Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images<p>The US dollar has been on a tear since Donald Trump won the US presidential election nearly two weeks …

Review Your Trades To Improve

Anybody who has seriously looked into trading the market has heard the familiar refrain, “psychology plays a huge part in your success”. What does …

Psychology

How To Fade The NYSE TICK When Trading E-Mini S&P 500

As short-term active traders, we want to enter and exit according to the most relevant information. Earnings and quarterly projects just don’t give …

20 years ago, Bill Ackman asked Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger about a risk the market faces today

Twenty years ago, a young investor named Bill Ackman made an astute observation about indexation to investing legend Charlie Munger.<p>“We’ve heard a …

Finance

The Flawed Logic Of Inflation

<b>The Flawed Logic Of Inflation</b><p><i>“To me, a wise and humane policy is occasionally to let inflation rise even when inflation is running above target” –</i> …

The Best Days to Trade Stocks

HSBC sent a client a letter earlier this week warning of a “red alert” — meaning that stocks are at risk of an imminent sell-off.<p>This approaching …

USD ready for a second leg higher – then what?

One year ago we showed the following chart to explain the relative strong dollar that was on everyone’s mind at the time. With a second leg higher in …

Understanding George Soros' Theory of Reflexivity in Markets | Macro Ops

My conceptual framework enabled me both to anticipate the crisis and to deal with it when it finally struck. It has also enabled me to explain and …

Top Ten Selected Quotes & Lessons From The Trading Legends

To be successful in the trading business one needs to teach self at every step of trading journey to acquire and learn a lot of skills, patience, …

Understanding Gut Feel and Trading Success

A great recent research article documents the role of "gut feel" in short-term trading. Traders who are more self-aware with respect to their bodies …

The Psychology of Dealing With Choppy Markets

Stocks have traded in a volatile range lately, with significant moves frequently reversed. This has proven challenging for those looking for trends. …

Train Your Brain for Trading (No, Really!)

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Trading