Weekly Perspectives: Where have all the Stock Market Wizards gone?

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What a beautiful fall weekend here and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates with a bit of turkey.

I spent the afternoon getting pelted by Nerf darts by my son and his friends at a Nerf Hero party celebrating his 8th birthday.   

Time flies – remember to enjoy the small and big moments.


Balancing the long term view with the short term view 

This past week, market sentiment gyrated wildly as the continued US-China tariff talks continued to drive headline risk.

Add in the fact that many market participants were off for the Yom Kippur holidays and you had the combination of lower volume and potential for pockets of volatility.

Lots of traders were licking their wounds going into the end of the week as the staccato price action chopped up traders however the positive progress from this week’s tariff talks left the bulls in control allowing buyers to test the monthly and quarterly opening levels on the DIA and SPY, with QQQ now closing above those levels.

Bonds, gold, and silver also gave good tells of the potential risk-on environment as TLT sold off the entire week and the shiny metals gave up the earlier gains in the week only to close the week red.

In this week’s video, I speak about the importance of balancing the longer-term view with a shorter-term view and how not to let the micro-term price action overly affect your bias.

Watch this week’s Weekly Outlook video to see the setups and levels we’ll be watching.

In this week’s video, we look at the technical outlook for the VXX SPY QQQ IWM DIA EEM TSX TLT GLD SLV BTCUSD ETHUSD TOTAL EEM XRT HTZ DLTR GOOS IBM FB AAPL AMZN NFLX GOOG and more for the week of Weekly Market Outlook For October 14-18, 2019.


Where have all the Stock Market Wizards gone? – 

After Reminiscences of A Stock Operator, the Market Wizards series is probably my second most gifted trading book and well worth the read if you haven’t picked them up before.  

Market Wizards by Jack Schwager was first published in 1993. The book profiled some of the world’s top traders, all of whom had enviable long-term track records.

So why is it that we seem to have few and fewer Market Wizards that are household names?  

The Animal Spirits podcast shares some good reasons for the dearth of star investors.

  • Competition in the markets is more fierce than ever.
  • Technology has evolved.
  • There’s more data available than ever.
  • Quantitative investing has automated many of the successful strategies of the past.
  • Costs have come down considerably.
  • And there are probably more intelligent people than ever looking for an edge in the markets.

It just goes to show how hard is it to become the best and stay the best.  

Happy Turkey Day

Weekly Perspectives: Where have all the Stock Market Wizards gone?

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