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The Blog of Adam H Grimes

musings on markets, risk, and life.

Mid Week Links and Reading

Industrials are running into some trouble. This could be significant for the broad market, or it could be noisy sector rotation. (I’d bet on the latter, at this point.) Here’s a (admittedly crowded) chart that shows how important Airlines are within the...

Video blog: Setups in US Stocks

Video blog looking at setups in the S&P 500 (SPY), Russell 2000 (IWM), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Alcoa (NYSE: AA), Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY), and Twitter...

Multiple Timeframe Loonie Tunes

I want to share a brief look at longer-term market structure in the Canadian dollar today. We have a situation in which a few timeframes appear to be in conflict with each other. Perhaps there is a trading opportunity, but there certainly is a good lesson. There are...

A Way to Visualize Weekly Data

Last week I shared a new data visualization that looked at short and long term performance of sectors in context of volatility. This week, I’d like to share another tool that we use in our analysis for my Waverly Advisors weekly research reports. For many years,...

The Rage to Master

Before I was a trader, I was a musician. In my career as a musician, I discovered the value of teaching—that I enjoyed teaching, I was good at it, and that teaching helped me refine my own skills and thinking. (The same is true of teaching trading, which is one reason...

Managing your Fear of Loss

People talk about “learning how to lose” and “losing gracefully”. Truth be told, that’s a concept I’ve always had trouble understanding. Though I know there is some wisdom in the idea of losing gracefully, I am a terrible loser. I...

Video: Market Performance by Market Cap

A quick look at stock market performance by market cap slices. Simply put, smaller cap stocks (e.g., Russell 2000 (IWM)) tend to outperform larger cap stocks (S&P 500 (SPY) used in the video) during “risk-on” market cycles. This is probably driven by...

Mid-week Reading

I haven’t done this before, but I thought it might be interesting to share some of the links I read each week. Many other writers do this, and they seem to (quite logically) cluster them near the beginning or end of the week, so I thought I’d drop mine in...

Improve Your Mental Game

I had an interesting conversation a month ago with Ian, a trader who I mentored a few years back who has continued to work on his trading skills and now trades on a professional level in the Philippines. He shared some thoughts about how developing patience and...

Visualizing Sector Relative Strength

Understanding sector strength and weakness is an important part of the investment process. Here is one way to look at short and long term performance relative to current volatility within each sector.

Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Trading

As we all know, the road to trading success is a long road, and the path is not at all straight. To achieve some degree of competence can take years, and I think it really probably takes a decade to achieve some degree of mastery. (One of the main reasons for that...

About My Research Reports

I often get questions about the research I write for Waverly Advisors: what it is, who it is for, how it’s different than a “newsletter”, how to use it, and many others. I thought I would just write a short blog post to answer some of those questions...

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