WELCOME

Welcome and thank you for visiting!

The charts, graphs and comments in my Trading Blog represent my technical analysis and observations of a variety of world markets...
* Major World Market Indices * Futures Markets * U.S. Sectors and ETFs * Commodities * U.S. Bonds * Forex

N.B.
* The content in my articles is time-sensitive. Each one shows the date and time (New York ET) that I publish them. By the time you read them, market conditions may be quite different than that which is described in my posts, and upon which my analyses are based at that time.
* My posts are also re-published by several other websites and I have no control as to when their editors do so, or for the accuracy in their editing and reproduction of my content.
* From time to time, I will add updated market information and charts to some of my articles, so it's worth checking back here occasionally for the latest analyses.

DISCLAIMER: All the information contained within my posts are my opinions only and none of it may be construed as financial or trading advice...

Dots

...If the dots don't connect, gather more dots until they do...or, just follow the $$$...

Late Summer

Late Summer

Events

UPCOMING (MAJOR) U.S. ECONOMIC EVENTS...
* Wed. Sept. 26 @ 2:00 pm ET ~ FOMC Announcement + FOMC Forecasts and @ 2:30 pm ET ~ Fed Chair Press Conference
* Fri. Oct. 5 @ 8:30 am ET ~ Employment Data
* Mon. Oct. 8 ~ Canadian markets closed for Thanksgiving Day Holiday
* Thurs. Oct. 11 @ 8:30 am ET ~ MoM & YoY CPI & Core CPI Data
* Wed. Oct. 17 @ 2:00 pm ET ~ FOMC Meeting Minutes
* Wed. Oct. 24 @ 2:00 pm ET ~ Beige Book Report
* Tues. Nov. 6 ~ U.S. Midterm Elections
* Thurs. Nov. 8 @ 2:00 pm ET ~ FOMC Announcement
* Thurs. Nov. 22 ~ U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving Day Holiday & NYSE closes early @ 1:00 pm on Fri. Nov. 23
* Wed. Dec. 19 @ 2:00 pm ET ~ FOMC Announcement + FOMC Forecasts and @ 2:30 pm ET ~ Fed Chair Press Conference
* Tues. & Wed. Dec. 25 & 26 ~ Canadian markets closed for Christmas & Boxing Day Holidays
* Tues. Dec. 25 ~ U.S. markets closed for Christmas Day Holiday & close early @ 1:00 pm on Mon. Dec. 24
*** Click here for link to Economic Calendars for all upcoming events

IMPORTANT BLOG POST UPDATES...
* Trade Wars have escalated and now include diplomatic wars PLUS President Trump is cannibalizing prior U.S. market gains with his tariff tantrums against its world trading partners, while destabilizing a delicate world market balance

Profile

Candy Matheson: Blogger and retired Russell 2000 E-mini Futures Day Trader

I was first introduced into the world of trading when I (along with my now-late husband) took an options course in Porlock, England in 1997...it involved buying options on the FTSE 100 Index.

The instructor was a Scottish fellow named Jock. He was very amusing and quite perceptive...during the 3-day course, he said that my hubby's strength was in entry timing and mine was in exits. Jock's view of our trading styles held true...I'm still working on fine-tuning potential entry points as I continue to observe and write about the markets.

My hubby was my trading partner up until his passing in 2011, and I've dedicated my Blog to him...he was a great inspiration and my soul-mate.

The charts and comments in my Blog represent my technical analysis and observations of a variety of markets -- Major World Market Indices -- Futures Markets -- U.S. Sectors & ETFs -- Commodities -- U.S. Bonds -- Forex.

I'm also a contributing writer to:

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The behaviour of markets is a
triple-faceted reflection of the behaviour of:
each individual,
collective mankind,
and the universe.
Your trading results reflect your level of awareness and interpretation of
any and all of those influences during the moments leading up to entry and exit of each trade.

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FUN FACT

Origin of Blog Name: I based the name of my Blog on the chunks of the "strawberry blonde" colour in my cat...