Try This Simple Trick

Try This Simple Trick

When was the last time you saw what looked like a
good-looking setup and you watched it unfold, and watched, and watched
and…well, you know what I mean. It really never fails that these are the ones
that turn out to best the best trades of the day, right? (I mean, the trades you
don’t take.) Here’s a simple tactic that may help you capture some of these
“trades that got away.” The next time you see a great setup, try a probe
trade with 1/2 a position only.
This reduces your risk, which should also
reduce your fear, and if the trade gets stopped out, little or no damage is
done. Telling yourself that it is only a probe psychologically lessens the
burden and makes it easier to take a second entry, should you need it. Your mind
is the most important piece of software in your trading arsenal–make sure you
program it correctly. 

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Big Cap
Earnings Announcements for the Week of April 11th



Genentech DNA Monday, Apr 11
Abbott Labs ABT Tuesday, Apr 12
AMTD Tuesday, Apr 12
Audiovox VOXX Tuesday, Apr 12
Manugistics MANU Tuesday, Apr 12
Pepsi Bottling PBG Tuesday, Apr 12
TravelZoo TZOO Tuesday, Apr 12
Advanced Micro
AMD Wednesday, Apr 13
Apple Computer AAPL Wednesday, Apr 13
CBH Wednesday, Apr 13
Harley Davidson HDI Wednesday, Apr 13
Lam Research LRCX Wednesday, Apr 13
ORCT Wednesday, Apr 13
CREE CREE Thursday, Apr 14
Dow Jones &
DJ Thursday, Apr 14
PIR Thursday, Apr 14
FCS Thursday, Apr 14
MGIC Investment
MTG Thursday, Apr 14
Polaris PII Thursday, Apr 14
Rambus PIR Thursday, Apr 14
LUV Thursday, Apr 14
Unisys UIS Thursday, Apr 14
United Health UNH Thursday, Apr 14
Citigroup C Friday, Apr 15
General Electric GE Friday, Apr 15
Mattel MAT Friday, Apr 15
Tribune TRB Friday, Apr 15
W.W Grainger GWW Friday, Apr 15
Wachovia WB Friday, Apr 15

Scheduled Stock Splits for the Week of
April 11th





Take Two Interactive TTWO 3-2 Apr 11 Apr 12
UCBH Holdings UCBH 2-1 Apr 12 Apr 13
Toro Company TTC 2-1 Apr 12 Apr 13
Orckit Communications ORCT 3-1 Apr 13 Apr 15
America’s Car-Mart CMRT 3-2 Apr 14 Apr 15
XTO Energy XTO 4-3 Apr 15 Apr 18
Staples SPLS 3-2 Apr 15 Apr 18
Engineered Support EASI 3-2 Apr 15 Apr 18
Sportsman’s Guide SGDE 3-2 Apr 15 Apr 18
American Vanguard AVD 2-1 Apr 15 Apr 18

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Upcoming Economic Events for the Week of

Date ET Release For Consensus Prior

Apr 12 8:30 am Trade Balance Feb -$59 B -$58.3 B
Apr 12 2:00 pm FOMC Minutes Mar    
Apr 12 2:00 pm Treasury Budget Mar -$70.5 B -$72.9 B
Apr 13 8:30 am Retail Sales Mar 0.7% 0.5%
Apr 13 8:30 am Retail Sales (Ex-Autos) Mar 0.6% 0.4%
Apr 15 8:30 am Initial Jobless Claims 4/09 330K 334k
Apr 15 8:30 am Business Inventories Feb 0.5% 0.9%
Apr 15 8:30 am Export Prices (Ex-Ag) Mar NA 0.1%
Apr 15 8:30 am Import Prices (Ex-Oil) Mar NA 0.2%
Apr 15 9:15 am NY Empire State Index Apr 18.3 19.6
Apr 15 9:15 am Industrial Production Mar 0.3% 0.3%
Apr 15 9:15 am Capacity Utilization Mar 79.6% 79.4%
Apr 15 9:45 am Michigan Sentiment Index (Prelim) Apr 91.9 92.6


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