July 2015

By Garrett Baldwin
This is a story about trust. About why many Americans have tuned out and lost hope in financial “experts.” It's about the insights, foresights, reckless predictions and lack of conviction from media outlets, Wall Street analysts and talking heads that monopolize today’s market dialogue.
By Garrett Baldwin
This is a story about trust. About why many Americans have tuned out and lost hope in financial “experts.” It's about the insights, foresights, reckless predictions and lack of conviction from media outlets, Wall Street analysts and talking heads that monopolize today’s market dialogue.
By Daniel P. Collins

Futures magazine, since the beginning when we were called Commodities, has sought to bring actionable insight of the markets to futures traders.

By Yesenia Duran

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is joining global investment management firm Pimco as a senior adviser.

By Uri Gruenbaum
TipRanks tracks and measures financial experts based upon the success of their recommendations.
By John Rawlins
Cycle Projection Oscillator: Rocket science meets markets
By Tim Fligg
Governor Jerry Brown has called for statewide water restrictions reducing water consumption up to 25%. Currently, climatologists say we’re headed for Part II of “The Dirty Thirties” after what experts referred to as the Dust Bowl era.
By Neal Gilbert Andrew Wilkinson

Neal Gilbert

Making the case for U.S. dollar strength during the medium- to long-term is a hard task; until you look at the alternative.

By Ronnie Moas

Following a sharp correction during the 2008-2009 crisis, prices of metals soared, hitting record or near-record highs in 2011. This was largely driven by Chinese demand, which began to fade late in 2011.

By Leigh Drogen

It’s the latest excuse for missed earnings estimates; so long “harsh winter weather,” hello “stronger dollar.” While the currency excuse seems overused, it may be valid. The U.S. Dollar Index is up 8% this year and up 22% in the last 12 months.

By Randall Liss

Options are excellent vehicles for taking a directional view on a market. But buying outright puts or calls are subject to time decay. A straightforward options strategy is the vertical spread. Here’s a profit loss graph of a vertical spread using calls.

By Steve Reitmeister
Zacks ranks industries & stocks to own now.
By Joe Cornell
The spin cycle is on high. Returns for many spun-out companies are trouncing the broad market. There are a growing number of large companies starting to question the benefits of scale. “Focus” is the latest boardroom buzzword as CEOs debate the wisdom of managing multiple, often wildly divergent, business units.
By Rocco Pellegrinelli John J. Coulter

The Trendrating Momentum Model is designed to capture medium- to long-term trends lasting a few months to a few years. The model filters out noise using 357 indicators based on price, arriving at eight that work together.

By Brent Plunkett
A lucrative yet little-known source of market insight is public 13D/G SEC disclosures of activist investors.
By Abe Cofnas

The bull move in the U.S. dollar has dominated discussion in the currency world. Recently, the strong dollar even has begun to generate foreign exchange losses among multi-nationals as their earnings abroad get discounted by converting into U.S. dollars at report times. Furthermore, expectations of a lift-off in interest rates makes the bull seem unstoppable.

By Hart Lambur

Stony Brook University boasts an enrollment of more than 26,000 students, and counts talk show host Joy Behar, major league pitcher Joe Nathan and Pulitzer Prize winner Scott Higham among its notable alumni. 

By Daniel P. Collins

When the May 6, 2010 “Flash Crash” occurred, I wrote a series of blogs raising concern that the futures markets would be scapegoated for the problem. It is not like there wasn’t precedent.

By Steven Lord

Bitcoin headlines tend to come in one of four flavors.

By Daniel P. Collins

Ryan O’Grady knew what he wanted to do from a very early age. “My dad was a bond trader. The first [trading] book I had, still have today, is ‘The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Trading Systems,’” O’Grady says. 

By Neil Azous
While the current bull market in the dollar has some analysts questioning its staying power, numerous fundamental factors indicate the rally can last a lot longer.
By Jeffrey A. Hirsch Christopher Mistal
Actionable cycles, indicator and patterns from the 48th edition of Stock Trader’s Almanac
By Howard Lindzon
From the current issue of MODERN TRADER magazine--the essential journal for professional traders & active investors. A free, limited-time preview of the debut issue is available at moderntrader.com
By Yesenia Duran

Trader: 

Larry Spieldenner

Founding Partner:

Sumo Capital (2008)
sumocap.com


Strategy:

Multi-Strategy, 
Prop Trader/
Market Maker

Location: 

Chicago, IL

By Tyler Vigen
In 2000, the average cost of a Big Mac was $2.51 and the average American consumed 7.7 gallons of whole milk...
By Yesenia Duran
As of launch date on April 24, investing, trading and news companies were already rolling out Apple Watch applications for the modern trader.
By J Burr Vannatta
Happyness is not a warm gun but rather a trio from UK making lazy slacker college rock like Pavement, Wilco and Yo La Tango.
By Andrew Zatlin
Philip Morris (PM) is near the top of the world’s leading drug companies. As global tobacco consumption slows, Big Tobacco has sought alternatives like cannabis.