Volatility is generally related to liquidity as well.
Most changes in price action are both preceeded and followed by changes in volatility.
An increase in liquidity, an increase in volatility, and the confirmation of directional indicators make for low risk trades.
It helps to adjust the timeframe you monitor to the liquidity the market is offering, likewise for risk tolerance and the consideration of volatility.
Generally, the higher liquidity, the shorter timeframe you can monitor without getting as many whipsaws. When it dries up, try to zoom out to the next (longer term) perspective for the confirmation of the next signal.
All other boards suck. They are boring and are filled with people who know only about stocks (or people who think they do).
This board has more characters than the Chinese alphabet.
There's at least one site that offers some of the most one-sided high-risk trade recommendations which are generally very underjustified and ready for immediate second guessing. All of their picks exhibit immediate huge hyper/basher message volume and are by all means under distribution/accumulation. Registration is free. They will incessantly produce advertisement-riddled emails, and send them to everyone in your address book. They will send you emails as often as their crappy analytical software randomly generates a 1-5 letter combination, and dispatch it under the misleading header: "Emerging Stock Alert". They will likely use your personal information, your browsing habits, and the contents of your hard drive to their advantage, guaranteed. LOOK at thier track record!
How do you find these folks? Easy... lift the lid of your local neighborhood dumpster, and you will witness them scurrying around with the onset of daylight.
"[To] Whom are you addressing, BTW?" - The person behind the looking glass. Curiouser and curiouser.
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious bandersnatch.
made from? Baseball? Greeting? Tarot? Flash? Pokemon? If it is made of Pokemon cards, I might buy it from you. My grandma loves those things.
But why sell them if you have a house? Who cares what it is made of. Some people have to live in a house of cardboard, made from boring brown paper that hurts when you wipe your butt. You should be happy to live in a house that has shiny pictures of happy, colorful cartoon characters. If you don't then maybe you should. Maybe that's why you are so ready to sell your house.
But let's leave Pokemon out of it. Pokemon is no place for the stock market. The stock market should stay where it is (in Washington DC), and pokemon should stay where it is (in the minds and hearts of all loving humans). And I will leave that at that.
Maybe you got a bad deal on your house of cards. Next time you learn to get the Pokemon house of cards. They are worth more. Next time get the ones with bubble gum, to make the cards stick better.
I hope this helped.
Maybe you should buy $5000 worth of JDSU and sell at $40 or $70, whichever comes first.
Or are you the type that puts it all on black?
Besides, you're not paying odds on the fact that JDSU to 70 is mathematically more probable than 40 (with JDSU at 56).
What kind of bookie are you, fool?
I believe you have it wrong, fredrickchopin:
The EGG is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a satisfied smile on its face.
The CHICKEN, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and says,
"Well, I guess we finally answered THAT question."
So the debate continues...
"Uh.... a helluva lot of people with "conviction" lost their asses on dotcoms."
I forgot that conviction has an ugly side. I guess I'd need to make a distinction between "knowledgeable conviction" and "foolish bravery", if ever there was one...
I very much agree with the ingredients to market success, while I don't think that list ever stops.
As a backgammon player, I'll say this about luck: "Luck is the point at which opportunity and preparedness meet."
As a trader/investor, I'll say this about luck: I prepare to be lucky, and I prepare to be unlucky.
Oh yeah, I also freak out easily and cut my losses quick, but have no qualms about holding on, in either case, if I perceive the right signal.
No need to be honest, thang.. THIS IS THE INTERNET!!! HAHAHAHAHA!
Best to all!
Things are looking rough for JDSU bulls. JDSU's
daily chart will inevitably experience a 50 x 200 day
"dead cross" (50 DMA[simple] crossing under the 200
DMA[simple]). I realize A LOT of investors, myself included,
have longer term outlooks than a mere 6.5 hours or 2
weeks, and even 1 year. But, I also realize that a
tempest starts with but a raindrop, and it's been raining
What scares me the most is not the
potential over-bullishness of longs (I'm not saying they're
wrong). What scares me the most is the over-bullishness
of the bears.
I talk with a few traders (who
trade based on technical factors and order flow), and
many of them have been sharing a common eagerness to
"play the bounce". This eagerness has led to the slow
drip in the index, rather than the volatile period of
March-June '00. The scary thing is that the required
volatile period, coupled with the potential
political/economic crises that are unfolding mean VERY BAD NEWS for
the markets, not to mention our precious
The NAS had a MONTHLY MACD[(12,26), 9] CROSSOVER
because of September's fall. It hasn't been this way
since something like 3 years, and monthly RSI is in
danger of going negative for the first time since the
Gulf War (um.. the first one)!
My fear is that
this bearish trend is bigger than anyone can even
imagine. My hope is that shorts will be heroes and save
the markets, but I can't find a way to justify PEs in
the 100s, when economic difficulties (not necessarily
hardship.. yet) are being expressed by
So all I can do is trade my signals, hope for the
best, and pray for the peace and compassion of humanity
Realize just how much capital has
come into the US markets over the last 2 years. Also
realize how much of that capital came in during the last
year, when prices were near the peak. The market is
entirely overweight, even at these "bargain" levels. NAS
dropped the hammer in March, but that was just to right
the nail. I am fearful of how many strikes it will
take to get the nail in the board, and secure the
scaffolding from which we can rebuild ourselves.
doesn't come tomorrow, then I can only hope that there
will be one...
Peace on Earth and compassion
towards all who suffer.
I have now nearly lost everything I made shorting
this thing while trying to play the
Getting frustrated, but a sell signal is a sell
Oh well, time to short the Q's!