Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Major Key to Successful Trading.

 Most successful emini day trading system stocks or forex. If you have 60 percent winning trades, you will win in the long run. Part of overall winning is taking losses along the way in your stock or forex trades. In any trading system, you will experience losing trades as well as winning trades. If you think about it, when traders have winning trades you get motivated and you look for reasons to find the next trade. Traders move on forward from trade to trade sticking with their trading plan. The same is true when losing trades appear we become fearful of the next trade and look for reasons to shy away from following our trading system.
 This leads to the destruction of virtually all failing traders they get away what made them money. This leads to straying from your tested trading system to your being emotionally out of control. Traders must develop the mindset that you are a winning trader whether you are experiencing a run of losing trades or winning trades. A winning trader allows them to move through losing trades so they can be there for the winning streaks. New and novas traders do nothing about their mental trading fitness.
Stock and Forex Losses

Best strategy for trading the Stock Market

A consistently profitable trader will find a strategy that offers them a higher than average probability of success. They read articles like this one and formulate a winning strategy. You need solid trading plan. The consistently profitable trader will  use this for every trade and not deviate from it. Many new traders fall into the habit of making emotional trades that is not part of their trading plan and make money the first time. This leads to a false sense of security and making risk trades.
A CPT will never enter into a trade unless they know exactly how they will manage the trade from the entry price, protective stop, breakeven, exit strategy, this is how profitable traders earn a living. Managing your trade this way will take some of the emotion out of your trading. This allows you to become more profitable with your trading.
Best strategy for trading

Monday, November 25, 2013

How to trade commodities markets

One way to climb above the chaos is through abstraction, and in a good way technical analysis is a methodology that abstracts, for it identifies varying price levels deemed important. Most technical analysis was initially with  patterns like heads and shoulders, cups and handles, candle sticks. Eventually, with the advent of computers and number crunching, classical technical analysis turned into data analysis with relative strength indicators, Bollinger bands, and varying types of oscillators. Measuring price and volume action at critical price zones is what trending technical analysis is all about.  It's a way to measure supply and demand.  One form of  a mistake would be having too many indicators  or oscillators on your chart  this topic has been covered in several articles from the trading type sites.  Another form of mistake is looking at every turn or support resistance level that has been formed in the past and still consider it as a valid level for our future trades.
Commodities Markets

Sunday, November 24, 2013

CME Chicago mercantile exchange

The Chicago Mercantile Group Exchange  CMEGroup  constantly monitors this added risk due to market volatility across all Futures markets that trade on their exchange. With their acquisitions of the Chicago Board of Trade, New York Mercantile and Comex exchanges, they now have better than 85% of the world commodity Futures traded on their electronic Globex platform, or an open outcry trading pit, at one of the three exchanges. For over 100 years, the CME has cleared trades and been a counterparty to every transaction on the exchange every day for this period. For the record, in 2010, the CMEGroup cleared 2.4 billion contracts. Being a counterparty means that for every transaction made, the exchange will guarantee each buy or sell side transaction. If, for some reason, the party on the other side of your trade defaults on their obligation to honor their losses, the CMEGroup will make that transaction good by paying the loss to the winning party of the transaction. During this 100 plus year period, there has never been a failure of a clearing firm member resulting in losses to a customer account.
Chicago mercantile exchange

Saturday, November 23, 2013

How to trade indicators in trading charts

Many oscillators can be used in a strong trending market with some adjustments. Traders need the correct training to know how to adapt these indicators and also when to do the adjustment. The big thing to remember as a trader is that price is everything. Knowing how and when to use the right tool at the right time to support your trading decision is critical in saving your trading capitol.  In every trade, you should know a minimum of three things before placing the trade. You should know your entry, your sell point and your stop loss. This knowledge removes emotions such as fear and greed from my trading and allows you to focus on price action. It also gives you direction for managing the trade. Remember pigs get slaughtered so don't get greedy
Trade indicators

Friday, November 22, 2013

Trading the CCI indicator

 CCI  simply because it's popular and has a high degree of being accurate, the concepts in this piece are equally applicable for any of the major indicators and oscillators. For those new to trading, reading this information can provide a good basis and understanding of CCI and how indicators and oscillators work best with price action on your charts.
Use CCI on the bottom of your trading charts to measure the variation of a stocks, forex, futures price from its statistical mean. High CCI above the 0 line show that prices are unusually high compared to average prices. Low CCI values show that prices are unusually low compared to average prices. The CCI is an oscillator that typically fluctuates between –100 and +100.Forex pair prices are thought to be overbought when CCI moves up to the + 100 territory. Prices are considered oversold when CCI moves down into the – 100 territory.
The CCI shows overbought and oversold levels of –100 and +100. CCI extremes correspond to turns in price as seen on the candlestick chart. The change in price in any of the markets that you are trading is where  traders decide if they want to buy and sell.
Stock and Forex CCI Trading

New York's World Financial Center

New York's World Financial Center, headquarters to several blue-chip companies including American Express (NYSE:AXP), was built on World Trade Center landfill by recently deceased Canadian real estate developer Paul Reichmann. It arrived on the scene in 1987, just in time for that year's crash. (Mr. Reichmann's Olympia & York also had a major hand in lavish Thatcher-era London banking hub Canary Wharf, which similarly proved to be a canary in the coal mine for coming financial calamity.)
The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) dropped the ball when abandoning its Times Square headquarters, the newspaper's home since 1904, for a grandiose 52-story tower nearby.It opened on November 19 2007, and shares touched the lowest level in their history within weeks. Amid multiple layoffs as media increasingly migrated online, the palatial surroundings quickly became a white elephant for the Old Gray Lady. It has lately looked to lease out a full floor at the Eighth Avenue address.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WTI crude prices

Annually, the EIA believes gasoline prices will average $3.39 per gallon in 2014; slightly less than the expected $3.50 average in 2013. US gasoline consumption is also expected to fall 0.4% next year, as more and more consumers switch to more fuel efficient vehicles.
WTI Vs. Brent Crude Spread Expected to Shrink
According to the November report, the EIA expects the spread between the spot price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil to Brent to continue shrinking in 2014. For the fourth quarter, the EIA expects WTI crude oil prices to average $97 per barrel; analysts also expect the discount of WTI crude to Brent to be $10 per barrel during the last quarter.
In 2014, WTI crude prices are forecasted to average $95 per barrel. The WTI discount to Brent is expected to be only $8 per barrel next year. North Sea Brent Crude is forecasted to decline gradually, averaging $106 per barrel in December and $103 per barrel in 2014.


There's no such thing as a perfect market structure, and there are plenty of problems and unresolved questions about the way stock trading functions today. We've got dark pools and high-frequency trading, which are in the midst of reshaping the market environment in ways we don't yet understand. "Connectivity issues" that spark trading shutdowns have become frequent enough to spark jokes in the Twitterverse about rogue squirrels nibbling away on cables. Then there are big snafus, such as the one that wreaked havoc during Twitter's (NYSE:TWTR) IPO debut.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Verizon (NYSE:VZ),

Verizon (NYSE:VZ), the US carrier guaranteed to be a distant fourth in rolling out smartphone updates to users, shocked the Android community with a surprisingly prompt rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat to its Moto X users not even three weeks since Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) unveiled the latest version alongside the Nexus 5. The over-the-air upgrade is so speedy, in fact, that Moto X users are officially running KitKat before Nexus 4 users, who were promised to be first in the upgrade line when they purchased their Google devices last year. Heck, Verizon even beat AT&T (NYSE:T), Sprint (NYSE:S), and T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS) the other major US carriers supporting the Moto X -- to the update punch.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Trade Gold

At first, the run up in gold prices was a quiet movement, but as the consistency held, the buzz around the metal began to build. From 2005 to 2010, gold gained an average of twenty one percent each year, hitting an all time high of $1,923.7 per ounce in September of 2011. At that time, the bullish sentiment for the commodity was unmatched in the gold trading world, it seemed like cracking the $2,000 barrier was simply a matter of when, not if. As the Fed and Bernanke continued to toy with quantitative easing programs and print more money, the general consensus was that gold would continue to soar, but that did not happen. The asset pulled back from its 2011 highs to close out that year, and was able to post moderate gains for 2012. But 2013 has been nothing but a disappointment for the asset, as it is down nearly twenty four percent. The fed will continue to prop up the markets if a crash comes when the fed stops inflating the markets gold will most likely sore.
How to Trade Gold

Winter Wonderlab

Google wants to stand out from the competition during the upcoming holiday season, and in the real world, not just the virtual one. Even Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has gotten the real-world bug and is opening temporary or "pop-up" stores for the season, including an exposed brick-walled outpost in NoLita, a hipster enclave of New York City.
Google has just announced it will open "Winter Wonderlab" showrooms in six cities across the US. They are designed as "play zones" stocked with Google-branded toys like Nexus 7 phones and Chromebook tablets. (Fans are already griping about the apparent omission of a Google Glass display.)These are not cash-and-carry stores, though products can be ordered there for home delivery. Each will feature a giant walk-in snow globe that can be used as a setting for slow-motion videos to take home.
The Google barge does not seem destined to be a Winter Wonderlab, at least not this winter. However, the mystery barge may well be more of the same concept on a grander and more ambitious scale.

Monday, November 18, 2013

It seems the stock market goes up every day

It seems the stock market goes up every day, and the more it rallies, the more we hear about the prospects of a bubble. Bulls will tell you we aren't in a bubble because valuations remain modest relative to history, especially when compared to previous stock market bubbles. Bears will tell you we are in a bubble because assets are being artificially inflated by the Fed's quantitative easing and zero-percent interest rate (ZIRP) policy. I would say that asking whether we are in a bubble is asking the wrong question. The real question equity investors should be asking is what this historic rally portends for future returns.

Candle stick charts

 Look at the long wicks that are present on the candles sticks. This is a key sign of hesitation in the market, with a battle of sellers and buyers.  Traditional technical analysis of traders would use these candle patterns for signals to go long or short, buying at the start of the new emerging trend, and in many cases these work out and become a winning trade. Traders will look for reversal patterns to place a trade.
  Most traders need to use a stop market order as a stop loss because it is used to predefine the maximum loss one is willing to take on any given trade. This is why candle stick chart patterns are good to use. For a long position a "sell stop market" would be placed below the market, and for a short sale, a "buy-to-cover stop market" would go above the market. Once the trade is in place, stops can then be used in the trade to manage profits. Especially when trading reversal patterns from candles.
Stock and Forex candle Stick Patterns

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Buying and selling areas are critical

 You need to set daily profit targets. When you hit these targets, you should think about your next trade or stop for the day. Traders need to stop when they are winning and stop when they lose. You should give yourself a trading plan that includes this. Traders should be charting, analyzing, processing or executing while trading which takes discipline. Stock traders must become aware of what is between you and keeping commitments with consistent trading. In learning the mental game and keep emotions out of your trading.
 Traders need to recognize where buyers and sellers are located on your candle stick charts, most violent moves and then retracing those moves back to their point of origin. Look for important shifts in candle clusters, or pivot highs or lows, across all time frames, then zero in tactically into those buy, and sell areas depending on your trading plan. other indicators or charts with technical analysis can be added as confirmation tools. The chart indicates where buyers and sellers are evenly matched which can be a buy or sell area.
Daily profit targets

Forex trading Reviews

When trading the forex markets you need to learn to deal with losing trades. This is where using a stop loss will keep your losses small. You need to let your winning trades run and use a trailing stop. Check your charts for support and resistance areas to set your stops. Not every trade can be a winner so you need to except the fact that you will naturally have some losers.   If you are new to trading the currency markets you should not trade around news release times. The markets can be very volatile with wide swings in the pairs price. You will make money by staying with the trend and stay out of trades in a range bound or choppy market.  Once the forex pairs are in a good uptrend or downtrend you can watch for a small pull back and then place your trades with the trend.
Forex trading Reviews

Friday, November 15, 2013

credit ratings downgraded

Goldman (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS0, JPMorgan (JPM), and Bank of NY Mellon (BK) all had their credit ratings downgraded one notch yesterday evening by Moody's. Goldman was lowered to Baa1 (BBB+ S&P equiv), Morgan to Baa2 (BBB equiv), JPM to A3 (A- equiv), and BofNYM to A1 (A+ equiv). This affected all senior and subordinate debt.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Global X

Global X launched a new ETF last week that will focus on smaller countries that fall into the emerging and frontier markets. In essence, looking for the next group of BRIC countries.
The Global X Next Emerging & Frontier ETF (NYSEARCA:EMFM) is a basket of 200 stocks from 34 different developing countries. What makes EMFM unique is that it will not invest in the BRIC countries along with South Korea and Taiwan. By taking the approach it will have more assets to invest in countries that are often overlooked in portfolio construction.
Asia currently represents 38% of the portfolio, followed by Latin America at 23%, Eastern Europe at 19%, Africa at 14%, and the Middle East represents 6%. The financial and material sectors make up the largest portion of the portfolio with a total allocation of 37%.

Breakout Trading Stock Market Volume

Volume is important when trading any of the different markets. Stock prices can only move up when buyers become aggressive and raise bids to chase diminishing supply. Prices drop when traders or sellers are desperate to get sell a stock and drop their prices to bring in scarce buyers. Often in a breakout, the price moves above when a prior buying area that has already been weakened. When investors and traders see that new high being made, they jump on board and the volume spikes. This can be a problem sometimes.
Breakout Trading

Beating Analyst Expectations

Beating Analyst Expectations: Earnings Results
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): This independent oil and gas firm reported net income of $156 million or $0.24 per share. Revenues came in at $4.87 billion.
Mixed Results
Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN): This oil and gas company reported earnings of $1.29 per share, slightly above analyst estimates of $1.20. Revenues were reported at $2.72 billion, just below expectations of $2.76 billion.
Apache Corp (NYSE:APA): This famed oil and gas exploration firm reported EPS of $2.32, beating analyst estimates by $0.17. Revenues came in at $1.02 billion, well below the consensus estimate of $4.32 billion.
NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS): This MLP topped analyst estimates by $0.01, with EPS coming in at $0.28. Revenues missed the mark, coming in at $780.01 million versus the $944.85 million estimate.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


YouTube has integrated Google+

YouTube has integrated Google+ into its commenting system so that a user must sign in with their Google account in order to comment on a video. The move was put into place to weed out the anonymous venom that billows from beneath the main attraction, but many users see it as both a further deterioration of privacy and a blatant attempt to force everyone onto Google's social network.
It also doesn't help that it's one of the most poorly implemented features the company has made in recent memory.
The backlash began soon after the new comment section's debut. Folks decried the inability to weigh in on videos anonymously or even have a separate (and completely innocuous) online persona than their actual name and identity. Many users relied on anonymous screen names not for the purpose of posting untraceable angry diatribes but to have some semblance of privacy from Google's marketing and data collection.

Covered calls are safer to trade

Trading software for calls and put options software applications with paper trading capabilities, help you identify the trades that best satisfy your predefined criteria. Trading publications whether delivered to you online or via standard postal delivery, Many are niche-oriented toward specific premium strategies, and some are free. Discussion boards interaction with a local or global options trading community is a great way to exchange ideas, discuss trading tactics, and gain new perspectives. 
Profits for futures contracts

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio

One ETF to consider is the PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio (NYSEARCA:PGHY). The ETF is based on the DB Global Short Maturity High Yield Bond Index. The Index will generally invest at least 80% of its total assets in US and foreign short-term, non-investment grade bonds included in the Index, all of which are denominated in US dollars. The ETF does not include all of the securities that are listed in the Index, but uses a sampling method in seeking to achieve its investment objective. The ETF, as well as the Index, rebalances quarterly and reweights annually.
As of November 1, 2013, the 30-day SEC yield is 3.61%. This yield is based on its payments over the last 30 days. The distribution yield is 4.78%. This yield is based on interest return plus any other distribution. The effective duration of PGHY is 1.39 years. Duration is the number of years that is required for an investor to receive the value of all future payments, both interest and principal, from a bond. The length of time it takes to receive payments will reflect in a bond's sensitivity to bond prices, because the shorter the duration is, the less sensitive the bond will be to changes in interest rates.

NFIB Small Business Optimism

this month's NFIB Small Business Optimism report was the fact that only 3% of small businesses cited inflation as their number one problem. This is the lowest reading since December 2010. As long as the Fed remains in easing mode, worries over the potential inflationary impact of its policies are understandable. However, as we have seen in primary and secondary measures, inflation remains contained.

How to trade with Bollinger bands

Stocks can remain overbought or oversold for a different periods time in a strong trend. What traders need to look for are clues that there is a change in trend and price action at a previously identified support or resistance point. Bollinger Bands can help determine these points. A successful trader must be reality based, not driven by illusion. The reality is that markets are nothing more than pure supply and demand at work and learning charting methods can help in making money when trading.
Bollinger Squeeze

Monday, November 11, 2013

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is the most disruptive threat ever faced by the traditional set of enterprise vendors. Why? AWS allows companies to build and deploy applications with virtually limitless scalability quickly. It's secure, saves a ton of money in data center expenses, provides strong data recovery options and removes the need to install new hardware, set up and configure new software and deal with the typical on premise IT challenges. To make things even more daunting, Amazon is happy with high single digit profit margins in this business, which is dramatically lower than the traditional enterprise margins (30-60%). They are taking the same tact as they have with all their business lines. For those closely following this sector, this isn't new news.

What are Annuities

Do you want guaranteed income for life more then just your retirement. That's why insurance companies are ramping up their marketing of annuities. With such a wide variety of trading tools and methodologies all around the world today, is it any wonder that so many people find it highly confusing when deciding which to use. But before you buy in, you should know what you're getting into. Annuities are not that easy to understand and they may not be right for every retirement situation. Here are some ideas to understand and what to learn.  Annuities are financial contracts issued by a life insurance company that offer tax deferred savings and a choice of payout options  income for life, income for a certain time period or a lump sum  to meet your retirement needs.
Annuities What are Annuities

Social networking stocks TWTR

Social networking
Twitter (TWTR) - headlines said it "Soared" but we all know it failed the "art of the first day". It opened at $45.10 and closed at $44.90 after hitting $50.. Then it drifted lower on Friday.. I don't have much interest here as it could see $32-$35 before it psychologically looks like a better entry. $40.68 is Friday's pivot
LinkedIn (LNKD)- finally found a bit of support after getting beat up post earnings. Some caught a nice Red Dog reversal around $210-- $208.35 is your spot to trade against. If it continues above $216.45 there is a lot of resistance $221.50-$225.
Facebook (FB) - lots can see a head and shoulders top forming here.. sometimes necklines do hold.. So If you are going to play this short, make sure there is a high volume break and close below $46.50-$47. The stock did exceed all our 2013 expectations and does seem a bit vulnerable here.
Yelp (YELP) -stock got hit hard from $70++ down to below $60 and then reversed on Friday thru the $61.40 pivot. IF the bears want to stay in control here.. they won't let the bears take back $66

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The aluminum industry

The aluminum industry is highly cyclical, with prices subject to worldwide supply and demand so traders need to stay ahead of the curve. In the first quarter of fiscal 2012, Alcoa, Inc. (AA), the world leader in the production of primary aluminum, reported better than expected results on the back of growth in the aerospace and automobile sectors.
The company anticipates that global aluminum demand will go up by seven percent this year. It also expects that burgeoning demand for aluminum along with market related production cutbacks will lead to a global aluminum industry deficit of 600,000 metric tons in 2012. Region , in 2012, China and India are expected to lead with double digit growth. Russia and Brazil are projected to have four to five percent increases in aluminum consumption rates.  Alcoa believes that the long term prospects for aluminum remain bright and envisions that global demand for aluminum will double by 2020.
Alcoa's positive outlook  prices have been under pressure, prompting companies to cut back on production. Rio Tinto (RIO) plans to sell its aluminium assets and close its smelter in order to cut costs. Alcoa plans to close or curtail 390,000 metric tons, or approximately 12% of its global smelting capacity, in 2012. This will lower the company's cost position by 10 percentage points in smelting and  seven percentage points in refining, by 2015 and improve its competitiveness and bottom line.
Aluminum and Copper

The world's wealthiest people

The world's wealthiest people, endowments and pensions have been investing this way for centuries and when it comes time for them or their advisors to pick the “best managers”, their preferred choices for public market investing are usually hedge fund managers. That should not come as a surprise. Hedge funds pay the most (the standard fee is 2% management fee annually plus 20% of the profits generated for investors) so they attract the best fund managers in the world and can pay for the best research. There are also less regulatory restrictions on hedge funds. Hedge funds have more latitude on how to hedge risk or use leverage and on what securities they can buy, how they are selected and what proportion of their portfolio is allocated to a certain position. Yet even the world's wealthiest investors also recognize the importance of diversification across managers and never put their eggs with just one manager or one investment style.
Stock market picks investing

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Airline stocks airline industry investments

The global airline industry continues to face challenges in 2012, from rising costs   fuel, in particular   and economic uncertainties. The condition looks bleaker ahead with a weak outlook for Europe, given its financial problems. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects overall airline profits of $3.0 billion for 2012. This is down from the $3.5 billion projected last December and $4.9 billion projected in September. Moreover, the 2012 profit outlook is also below the estimated $7.9 billion in 2011 and $16 billion earned in 2010. This steep decline in the industry's profitability is a function of the overall unfavorable macro backdrop with which the industry must operate this year.  Financial advisors should be aware of developments in the geographic location of where the commodities they invest in are produced. The reason being that prices are impacted by factors like weather conditions or when political turbulence in the region causes supply concerns and fuel prices.
Airline stocks

The ADX indicator

The ADX indicator measures the strength of a trend and can be useful to determine if a trend is strong or weak. The Average Directional Index (ADX), Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) and Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) represent a group of directional movement indicators. If you're a swing trader or long term investor, using this type of indicator as part of your technical analysis can help to prevent from entering a new long position into weak trending stocks that may be losing momentum and potentially be on the brink of reversing.The only thing traders use the ADX for is an additional filter in their scans, so that they can find stocks that are in strong trends. Trdaers do not even have the ADX indicator on the charts that they look at when they are looking for setups. Since the ADX is already factored into the charts,you don't need it added to the chart itself.
ADX trading indicator

401(k) Make a plan.

401(k)  Make a plan.
Everyone should have a sound plan for achieving their retirement goals. If you don’t know how much money you need for retirement, you can’t possibly know how much to save or how to invest it.  And, when times are tough, your plan will help you evaluate the damage to your portfolio.
Keep making regular contributions and increase them if you can. Employer matches come in a wide variety of options depending on the employer’s discretion. Some employers match contributions dollar for dollar.  Others match 25 or more cents on the dollar. That means each time you contribute, your employer adds money, for free! Often times your employer will only match up to a certain percent of your salary. But regardless, they’re adding to your retirement for you! The worst time to stop contributing to your 401(k) is when the market is down.

Small Cap Stocks

10 Small Cap Stocks With Large Insitutional Investors
Torch Energy Royalty Trust
Market cap: $11.61 mill
Institutional percent held: 62.40%
52 week price change: -42.74%
Holders: 5
Largest Holder: Silver Point Capital with 5.365 million shares worth $7.243 million
 Share price $1.35
Market cap: $16.29m
Institutional percent held: 31.94%
52 week price change: +35.81%
Holders: 9
Largest Holder: Dimensional Fund Advisors with 293,340 shares worth $1.417 million
 Share price: $4.83
Ameriana Bancorp
Market cap: $18.68m
Institutional percent held: 25.45%
52 week price change: +63.64%
Holders: 15
Largest Holder: Jeffrey L. Gendell wtih 279,065 shares worth $1.799 million
 Share price: $6.45
Market cap: $20.79m
Institutional percent held: 25.36%
52 week price change: +10.82%
Holders: 14
Largest Holder: FMR LLC with 244,600 shares worth $2.079 million
 Share price: $8.50
Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC)
Market cap: $15.71m
Institutional percent held: 19.29%
52 week price change: -29.14%
Holders: 7
Largest Holder: FMR LLC with 386,892 shares worth $947,568
 Share price: $4.00
Chicago Rivet & Machine Co (NYSEAMEX:CVR)
Market cap: $17.87m
Institutional percent held: 17.28%
52 week price change: +12.94%
Holders: 11
Largest holder: Dimensional Fund Advisors LP with 77,936 shares worth $1.441 million
 Share price: $18.50
Servtronics (NYSEAMEX:SVT)
Market cap: $21.40m
Institutional percent held: 16.02%
52 week price change: +5.53%
Holders: 14
Largest Holder: Dimensional Fund Advisors LP with 85,678 shares worth $769,388
 Share price: $8.98
Market cap: $17.49m
Institutional percent held: 15.71%
52 week price change: -3.85%
Holders: 10
Largest holder: Rodger Brothers Inc with 205,536 shares worth $1.747 million
 Share price: $8.50
First West Virginia Bancorp (NYSEAMEX:FWV)
Market cap: $26.97m
Institutional percent held: 14.22%
52 week price change: +18.69%
Holders: 8
Largest holder: Wellington Management Co with 163,629 shares worth $179,949
 Share price: $16.32
Electro-Sensors (NASDAQ:ELSE)
Market cap: $13.23m
Institutional percent held: 13.71%
52 week price change: +7.91%
Holders: 6
Largest holder: Whitebox Advisors with 48,204 shares worth $187,995
 Share price $3.90
Traders and investors need to stay informed on the following.
Even institutional investors or hedge funds that can run some complicated strategies seem to lack a full understanding of how these products work. In fact it was professional money managers loading up on VIX futures and ETFs that drove the steep premiums and term structure described above. Traders don't think they realized just how much they were overpaying for that supposed "protection."
At any given time, most equity and ETF options offer a multitude of strike prices, which are typically in $5 increments  though options in some smaller stocks trade in $1 or $2.50 increments , and at minimum, four expiration dates throughout the year that occur on the third Friday of the month. Thus many different expiration periods such as quarterly, monthly, and even weekly options  have been added to popular issues in recent years.
Small Cap Stocks

Trading Twitter Stock TWTR

While Twitter's valuation is 'reasonable' compared to social media peers like Facebook (FB) and LinkedIn (LNKD), do not be lulled into believing that expectations are low. Twitter really has to kick butt. But remember, Twitter won't give its first earnings report as a public company until January, so it's got some room to run until then.
The introduction of higher lows and higher highs changed the direction to bullish.  Traders needed to shift into buying pullbacks to demand in order to make quality trades.  Some of you may have been worried about the larger daily trend and how it would affect the intra-day trends. Even if you were to go through a whole trading day without executing a single trade, you did not waste your time. You gained experience in reading price action and building your trading discipline. Discipline is a major contributor to successful trading and those traders who can be disciplined to not trade when there is high risk are the ones who are more likely to succeed.
Trading Twitter