It is a four letter word. As traders it is something that we thrive on and dread.
We chase and fear. We look for and look to avoid. It is RISK. Without it, there is no opportunity for profit.
Without it trading lacks potential. With it, failure and heartache are the consequences when it is abused.
Risk itself is not a bad thing. When it is misused by traders, it becomes a problem. Controlled risk presents traders with exciting and profitable opportunities.
Uncontrolled, it brings the end to the dreams and careers of many traders.
How should we as traders confront risk? The first step is to respect it.
Realize the damage it can do to our account equities when it is abused. The two most important tools that we have to control risk are stops and position size. Read More.....
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2. Hot Market: Gold Market Bulls Continue to Hang Tough
The gold market has backed down from the recent high, but the bulls are showing enough power to keep the overall near-term technical advantage.
There are a lot of market pundits that are saying gold's best days are gone and that the yellow metal will resume its bearish ways soon. I'm not in that camp.
My bias is that the gold market is leading a recovery in the raw commodity sector--albeit a bumpy recovery in the sector.
It's also my bias that in the coming few years gold prices will climb to a new record high above $2,000.00 an ounce.
* Please note that the information contained in this letter is intended for clients, prospective clients, and audiences who have a basic understanding, familiarity, and interest in the futures markets.
** The material contained in this letter is of opinion only and does not guarantee any profits. These are risky markets and only risk capital should be used. Past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results.
*** This is not a solicitation of any order to buy or sell, but a current market view provided by Cannon Trading Inc. Any statement of facts herein contained are derived from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as to accuracy, nor they purport to be complete. No responsibility is assumed with respect to any such statement or with respect to any expression of opinion herein contained. Readers are urged to exercise their own judgment in trading!