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19Oct2:56 pmEST

PRINT VERSION AVAILABLE NOW! My Book, "A Street Smart Guide to Modern Sports Betting"

I know that quite a few of you have been patiently waiting for the paperback version of my new book to be released.  Well, that day has come. This book appeals to beginners through experts in sports betting.   CLICK HERE TO BUY IT NOW! Thank you to those of you who bought the Kindle version, and for the excellent feedback. If you so choose,...

08Aug10:52 amEST

COMING SOON: My Book About Sports Betting

I am pleased to announce that I am in the final stages of finishing up a side project that I have been working on for quite some time.  As you know, sports betting has taken off across the country with a domino-like effect of various state legalizations. The reality is that the ubiquity of sports wagering will only become more prominent in the...

31May12:41 pmEST

Memorial Day Tribute

Whereas Veterans Day in November recognizes all who have served in the Armed Forces, this Memorial Day holiday honors those who have died serving in the military, giving the ultimate sacrifice for country. The very least I can do, as someone with a platform and voice on social media, is to use it to pay my tribute.    Hailing from my home...

27May11:01 amEST

You're Thinking Too Much, Meat!

It is pretty remarkable to see the seasonal pattern unfolding into the end of May here, as the somber, patriotic Memorial Day holiday awaits us. Courtesy of, the graph below illustrates the seasonal pattern on average for the S&P 500 Index over the past twenty years.  As small caps notably outperform again this morning with the...

04Jul8:57 amEST

If You Can Keep It

As Benjamin Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall in Philadelphia after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, someone shouted towards him, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Sharp and witty as ever, Frankly responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Some 233 years later, those words seem more relevant now than...

31Dec2:41 pmEST

Cheers to a New Year, New Decade

Impressive relative strength in IWM's small cap stocks, biotechs in the XBI ETF, as well as assorted other names like LULU NFLX TSLA is likely a positive sign for bulls that this mild dip is not too menacing. Of course, we are talking about a New Year's Eve trading session, which makes overanalyzing pretty much anything related to the markets...

26Dec1:47 pmEST

Santa is Officially in Town

Santa Rally: The S anta Claus rally is a typical rise in stock prices during the last five trading days in December and the first two trading days in the following January. With the Santa Rally officially underway as we wind down 2019, it is fairly standard to see the likes of AMZN begin to catch a strong bid. We have been long Amazon...

25Dec1:53 pmEST

George Washington's Bold Christmas Gamble

We often discuss the risk management aspects about trading and markets, be it position sizing, stop-loss placement, selectivity of actual trades placed, broad market and psychological considerations, not to mention external factors like earnings, known risk events, and so forth. All of those elements can go a long way towards sustainability as...

31Dec12:28 pmEST

Dust Yourself Off and Start All Over Again

Don't lose your confidence If you slip Be grateful for a pleasant trip And pick yourself up Dust yourself off And start all over again As 2018 winds down, we continue to play our cards close to the vest inside Market Chess Subscription Services, and largely have since October.  But even if you have been too aggressively long (or,...

22Nov1:24 pmEST

Happy Thanksgiving from Market Chess

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am grateful for many things: Close family, true friends, and good health, above all else. Without those blessings, life loses a certain richness and depth.  I am also grateful for the broad, market mechanism regarding the way in which the internet operates in an open society. The wonderful thing about this day and...

23Nov11:37 amEST

Happy Thanksgiving from Market Chess

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am grateful for many things in my life. With respect to this site, I am particularly grateful for a core group of loyal readers and clients over the years. I have always thought that no one person would get to decide whether the work I provide was value-additive and worthy of being consistently read by a sizable...

04Jul10:51 amEST

Happy Independence Day

On this day in 1776,  the Declaration of Independence , which proclaimed the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. was formally adopted by twelve colonies after some revisions to the document.  Lost in the shuffle of barbecues, beaches, and ball games is the exhilarating story of the  Revolutionary War,...

30Dec9:40 amEST

Here's to Closing Out 2016 the Way We Will Approach 2017

Adopting and adhering to a positive mindset, while also vigilantly managing risk, is a tough combination to pull off in all forms of speculation. And when you factor in social media at the cross-section of finance, it is easy to get dragged down in the misery of others who let negativity get the best of them. After all, as they say, misery...

27Dec3:42 pmEST

What is a Ho-Ho-Ho

The Santa rally is kicking off with a drifting move higher today. The Dow is not at 20,000, but that is not making life any easier for bears who have yet to throw in the towel on their thesis.  I am looking to see if the precious miners can sustain today's bounce, too, beyond a mere one-off move. Indeed, doing so will be a bit of a change in...

23Dec9:35 amEST

Mr. Market Knows if You've Been Bad or Good

Unlike Santa Claus, though, Mr. Market does not much care one way or the other how you have been behaving. In reality, the market is what it is, and is not out to get any of us nor purposefully reward us, either. Personalizing market action and inevitable losses in trading remains a surefire way to get blown off your path.  As we wind down a...

25Nov10:35 amEST

Shop 'til You Drop on Low Volume

It is a beautiful day to eat some leftovers and throw down with strangers over discounted consumer items.  Seeing as stocks stop trading at 1pm EST today, I am not expecting much from this low volume session for which many traders did not likely bother to show up. China name CTRP is gapping up hard on news of them acquiring Skyscanner Holdings....

24Nov9:49 amEST

The Myths Around the First Thanksgiving

BBC Documentary: The Myths Around the First Thanksgiving.  If you have some time to burn before your guests come over and your food is ready to be devoured along with football, the following documentary makes for an intriguing viewing.  Happy Thanksgiving from Market Chess. Enjoy the feast and...

23Nov1:25 pmEST

You're Doing It All Wrong: How to Brine Your Holiday Turkey

Before I head in to film my usual Midday Video for Members, I will permit an off-topic post because now is precisely when you want to begin the brining process for your holiday turkey.  So, why even bother to brine a turkey to begin with? Well, in this Thanksgiving edition of Chowhound's "You're Doing It All Wrong" video series, the estimable...

30Dec5:21 pmEST

Stock Market Recap 12/30/14 {Video}

COMING SOON to Subscription Services to Take Your Trading to the Next Level; and A Full Website Redesign I am very pleased to announce that the first few months of 2015 will feature some exciting changes to this website, especially the premium offerings I have planned for traders who are serious about learning...

28Dec2:19 pmEST

Weekend Market Film Session 12/28/14 {Video}

The following video contains coverage of the broad market, as well as tons of actionable trading ideas for equities and other markets regarding the coming week of 12/29/2014-01/02/2015. Trade Well. Protect your portfolio at all times. -chessNwine Direct Vimeo Link Click Here

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