Will the Super Bowl shape the direction of the stock market in 2016?

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When you sit down to watch the Super Bowl later this week, taking note of who wins might just set you up for trading success! You see, there is a certain notion out there called the ‘’Super Bowl Indicator”. No, it’s not based on any fundamental or technical analysis – nor volume for that matter…

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Will the US Federal Reserve abandon plans to increase rates in 2016?

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Amidst a tumultuous start to the trading year, traders have weakened their positions for further hikes to the Federal Reserve’s interest rates, citing unheralded volatility in global indexes, weak economic growth and a plunge in commodity prices. Following last December’s rate rise, the first since June 2006, expectations were set for four rate increases across…

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Simple Trading Strategy – Buy Stocks in the afternoon (Oil leading the way for US indexes)

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Recent market volatility has presented an opportunity for the shrewd traders out there, taking note of a simple but clear trend – buying stocks in the afternoon. As you’ll see from the charts below, a ‘relief rally’ has often been taking place in US indexes from about 2:30pm ET, and lasting about an hour. January…

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