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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Tuesday, October 9, 2018: Market Correction or Minor Dip?

DOW -30.98—-NASDAQ +3.23—-SP500 -3.17—-NYSE -26.74

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

So here we are in the month of October! Isn’t this year going by so quickly?

Um, it’s crazy how this year has been flying by, and for the most part stocks have been climbing and continuing its 11 year Bull Market run.

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Getting Ready for the October Effect, and Other Stock Market Strategies

DOW +18.38—-NASDAQ +4.38—-SP500 -0.02—-NYSE -23.20

Portfolio Leaders: BPT, BA, ISRG
Portfolio Laggards: SBUX, AMZN

I’ll be honest with you. I’ve never heard of the October Effect until recently. Is this something someone made up not too long ago?

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