Monthly Archives: December 2017

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31Dec3:20 pmEST

New Year's Eve at Market Chess Cinemas

I am often asked to recommend television series readily available on Netflix or Amazon Prime.  With this in mind, on New Year's Eve I thought it would be a good opportunity to publish a list of my top ten television series from this century, thus far.  A few criteria to make this list: 1) A minimum of two seasons to qualify 2) New episodes were...

30Dec10:29 amEST

The Tulip Bubble

We will conclude our holiday series of historical and educational blog posts by examining the Tulip Bubble (as well as the Dutch Golden Age for background).  The Tulip Bubble has been compared to Bitcoin, fair or not. Even if the analogy does not align, these videos still make for great history lessons. 

29Dec10:17 amEST

Dusk Falls on 2017

Regarding the final trading sessions of 2017, we appear to be going out with a bit more of a whimper than a bang, in terms of overall stock action. However, context is imperative, and we know bulls have enjoyed a dazzling rally for a good while now. Thus, a pedestrian close to the year ought not to be cherry-picked by bears as evidence per se...

28Dec9:27 amEST

John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

Yesterday we looked at the famous "South Sea Bubble," which has seen many analogies of late to the Bitcoin/crypto craze. Today, we will look at  John Law and the Mississippi Bubble,  with two educational videos about one of finance’s most famous people and events. The first one is a thorough explanation and quite fascinating. The second one is...

27Dec10:50 amEST

The South Sea Bubble of 1720

Many analogies have been drawn between the rally in Bitcoin (and indeed plenty of cryptocurrencies and crypto-related plays) and "The South Sea Bubble" a few centuries back.  Regardless of whether you vehemently disagree with the analogy or not, the following video offers food for thought and some interesting history about markets during this...

26Dec3:50 pmEST

Stock Market Recap 12/26/17 {Video}

The following video is a brief, condensed version of the Stock Market Recap which I present each evening to members of Market Chess Subscription Services. In the longer version, I offer tons of actionable trade ideas, educational content, and in-depth objective analysis across all markets If you enjoy my videos and blog posts, then  please...

26Dec10:55 amEST

Under Armour Walking the Plank

Amid speculation that UAA CEO Kevin Plank may be preparing to exit the firm he founded and built from scratch into a prominent athletics brand, the stock seems to be at the quintessential do-or-die crossroads.  Under Armour has easily been one of the more disastrous big name stocks this year. Granted, retail took its sweet old time to wake up...

25Dec1:51 pmEST

Christmas Day Overview and Analysis 12/25/17 {Video}

The following video is a brief, condensed version of the full-length Weekend Video Strategy Session which I present each weekend to members of Market Chess Subscription Services. In the longer version, I offer tons of actionable trade ideas, educational content, and in-depth objective analysis across all mark Please click here  for more...

24Dec2:08 pmEST

Christmas Eve at Market Chess Cinemas

Just a few years after the shopping mall had opened, my father took me to AMC theaters at Newport Centre in Jersey City, New Jersey, right around Christmas of 1990.  The occasion, that time, was to see the re-release of Goodfellas (1990) which had officially been released on September 19th, 1990. Back in those days, though, the holidays...

22Dec9:38 amEST

Stock Bros Before Ho-Ho-Hos? Think Again

Here at Market Chess we take pride in a consistently strong work ethic, eschewing the emotional roller coaster and scatterbrained nature you might see elsewhere in the financial blogosphere. However, there is a time and place for everything. And it is worth remembering that the stock market does not give much in the way of holidays throughout...

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