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It’s just another day in the new financial-bizzaro world where any little piece of data may move the markets. Forget imploding Europe or mounting debt levels, the market “reportedly” went higher on a better than expected ISM Non-Mfg number.



You may ask, what the heck is the ISM Non-Mfg number anyways? It’s a gauge of new business orders from the Institute for Supply Management. Think of it as the “B list” of economic data reports, akin to the aging celebrity who appears on the…

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Added by Larry Levin on June 6, 2012 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Trading Tip: Good News and Bad News

One of the biggest moments for the markets can come when there is a key news release or fresh fundamental data. Buyers and sellers seem to wrestle with the potential outcome, and in the case of larger announcements, volatility goes through the roof. The problem that I see some traders struggle with is knowing what news to look for, and how to trade it.



Finding news that you can actually use.



The thing that often comes up when you talk about announcements is that…

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Added by Larry Levin on May 31, 2012 at 12:12am — No Comments

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