Friday, November 9, 2018: Post-Midterm Election Update and Day Trading

DOW -263.61—-NASDAQ -161.48—-SP500 -33.94—-NYSE -122.03

Portfolio Leaders: No Leaders Today
Portfolio Laggards: ISRG, SHOP, AAPL

So, a couple of days ago we had a nice, strong rally the day after the midterm elections. And you’d think both Republicans and Democrats were happy with the outcome, as both claimed victory over these midterms elections.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Day Trading and the Volatility Index

DOW +204.70—-NASDAQ +67.34—-SP500 +14.75—-NYSE +82.21

Portfolio Leaders: BA, T, ISRG
Portfolio Laggards: BPT

Basically, the VIX or Volatility Index will go up when the Stock Market goes down, so ETFs like VXX and TVIX have been great for trading during these times.

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Friday, October 12, 2018: A Brutal Two Days of Trading Which Was Blamed on The Fed?

DOW +132.10—-NASDAQ +106.37—-SP500 +26.46—-NYSE +61.52

Portfolio Leaders: ISRG, SHOP, BPT
Portfolio Laggards: BA, CAT, T

What a brutal previous two days of trading, or selling-off, to be more exact. I don’t really know what happened there. But Trump’s blaming The Federal Reserve on being “crazy”, “loco” and “too aggressive” was in itself a “loco” thing to say, and shows just how ignorant Trump is with economics.

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