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Imagine one Sunday morning, as you have your coffee, you go online and see your name attached to words like "liar" and "scammer," or more specifically, you see your company's name sullied. Your life's work and one of the things you're most proud of unjustly defaced on a public forum for all to see. This is something I will never forget.
Just this past week, it came to my attention that a one-off review on an unaccredited site no one has ever heard of is not only disgracing my company's name but is coming up as the top search on Google! I was furious. So many thoughts began to rush into my head. I could feel my anger turning what was just another quiet Sunday morning into a stress-filled day. Before anger overtook me, I had to stop myself. One of our fundamental teachings at YellowTunnel is understanding one's self and utilizing psychology to better handle tough situations - trading and personal.
And here lies both.
Taking a pause to evaluate the situation, I began thinking of how I could channel this negative experience into a positive one.
My first move was to further research what is said about YellowTunnel and its reputation. While I do not believe the words of this review, I could only know for certain by doing my research.
As I've done in the past, I searched for YellowTunnel reviews, and in one of the top positions, I found one of the most popular Yelp-like sites: Trustpilot.
Searching the site, there were zero poor reviews regarding YellowTunnel. Furthermore, looking deeper into the search results, YellowTunnel had several positive reviews from accredited review sites and finance blogs. The awful reputation described by that initial review was echoed by no one.
Then, I searched for that particular site's reviews. Other sites quickly pointed to the scam-like nature and malicious intent of this site. Trustpilot.com themselves warned users about this dishonest reviewer who essentially extorted people.
Within the review, the "contact us" link was prominently featured and I reached out. Sending in my feedback, I explained how the review does not mention any names of clients or appear to be informed by any client experiences and pointed out the inaccuracies.
When I received my reply from "Wes from Kenya" it became evidently clear this was no legit review site but a scam site used to sully my company and brand with the intention of extortion.
"Wes" replied, essentially saying he could change the review to a positive one if I were to pay. While his site's reputation was in the gutter and a known scam, it appeared his reviews were able to successfully pierce through multiple google results and showed up near the top for over two years.
Searching online again, I looked into the best ways and tools to deal with fake reviews. My options were not as quick as I had hoped; reputation defenders and reputation tools against fake reviews all would take time before resolution.
As much as I did not want to pay this scammer, I did not want this malicious review to harm my site any further, and going through efforts to remove it via Google or a "watchdog" site would simply take too long.
Paying for the removal was just the first step, I was set on turning this negative experience into positive results. If some "Wes" from Kenya can attack my site's reputation this easily, then it could be done again. Now was the time for me to fix that issue, ensuring we weren't at the mercy of scammers.
When looking into this situation, I got in contact with Google and was informed about review removals. For them to take down a fake review, three conditions must be met:
- your name appears in the URL
- you are being asked for financial compensation to edit the review
- the content of the review is used for "exploitative removal practices"
For more, please see: How Google Deals with Reputation Defending
While "Wes" clearly violated Google's policy and met these conditions, the site was "live" for long enough to cause damage. That is why I paid to have it removed in this situation and then turned my focus to fortifying my online reputation so that this could not happen again.
After taking care of that poor review, I reached out to sites like Benzinga and Tipranks and got in touch with their editorial team, setting up legit and thorough reviews for YellowTunnel. While working with them, I also looked into additional measures I could take to prevent these types of situations. This brought me to a deeper understanding of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and online reputation. Taking this knowledge, I intend to use it in future company decisions, and something I will regularly check in on going forward.
This is no different than another one of our fundamental tenants at YellowTunnel: do not get complacent. YellowTunnel has been chugging along for a few years now and perhaps I became complacent with its reputation. But now, just like with the market, there is no room for complacency.
As soon as you feel complacent in the market, that is when things usually go poorly - I've learned from personal experience. That is why whenever I feel complacent, a sense of paranoia kicks in. Nothing stays as is, and the most vigil traders are the best ones.
The market moves this way as well. Bull runs don't last and bear markets eventually turn around. A complacent trader is susceptible to these pitfalls especially when the market turns when black swan events happen, or even when simple shifts in the market knock them from their tried and "true" ways. A great trader has multiple ways to handle the market, just like a great site would have multiple positive reviews - and YellowTunnel, we have both.
That is why I recommend being part of our YellowTunnel trading community, where you can discuss and dissect multiple trading strategies with others. This is exactly what we did in my latest Strategy Roundtable, which we hold weekly on YellowTunnel. I recommend checking out our latest Roundtable webinar in its entirety below:
With the unpredictable nature of the market and the uncertainty ahead of us, I can’t emphasize enough how vital it is for our readers and members of the Yellow Tunnel community to keep referring to our Live Trading Room so as to maintain a close tie of how our I and my AI platform is navigating us in and out of select trades. It’s FREE and I highly encourage everyone to sign up for the Live Trading Room and keep checking in throughout the trading day.
Every Monday and Wednesday, I highlight our best strategies and potential trading setups via the DISCORD server. It’s the future of bringing together a trading community’s total services, educational products, live chat venues, support, news, how-to tutorials, webinars, live-trading demonstrations, and tons of market analysis. It is incredibly interactive and full of crucial and timely information. Just go to:
I also want to emphasize to traders how vital a stop-loss discipline is to winning and being successful in an unforgiving market. We employ specific stop-loss instructions with every trade. The buy and sell programs controlled by high-frequency related algorithms can create great profits or cause sudden losses, so it is imperative to maintain an element of controlling risk with each trade.
NEW EARNINGS POWER TRADER SERVICE
I recently launched our new Earnings Power Trader service, which I am very excited about. Each week, our expert traders use our AI Tools to provide the Top Bullish and Bearish Stocks, each with an Entry Price, Target Profit, and Stop Loss.
This new service is special because it offers real-time alerts via SMS and access to Vlad's live positions and orders. When I put together this system, I wanted to be in the fight with other investors. That’s why I don’t play on your emotions to sell newsletters - I put my money where my mouth is.
Every trade recommendation that I make using this system – comes straight from the list of trade recommendations I use myself.
Not only that but every trade I make is logged in detail for you to review at any time. You can see my entire trading history, updated LIVE so that you can see, learn from, and even copy my trading strategy. Click here to learn more.
Signals have historically averaged over 85% accuracy in my live trading since inception. Sometimes I hold positions for 2-5 days by using options (selling OTM Calls and Puts spread) and targeting 1% target gain and 1% stop loss using stock price. The green color should be interpreted as a bullish signal and the red as a bearish signal.
How To Use Our Signals
Once you become a member, I encourage you to review our Live Trading Room recordings to see how I trade Earnings Power Trader signals in my account. A snapshot of how we produce our Live Trading Room Sessions shows how we pack in a lot of information that can be accessed from whatever device you’re driving.
As a reminder, consider buying near the "BUY" level with a "10 days prediction" higher than the close price. In our live trading room, I usually hold a position for 1-2 days.
I allocate less than 5% of my portfolio if the position is being held overnight. On average, less than 1% of the portfolio should be at risk if you own a position for less than one day.
I entered a position at the predicted LOW (BUY) price or yesterday's close price. My stop loss is 1%, and my target gain is 1% of the stock price. I target 75% accuracy using these signals.
A few subscribers asked about Options trading using the signals provided. Please review live trading room recordings. I often sell OTM credit put spread using weekly options and collect 0.5% using stock price. For example, if the stock is trading at $100, I would sell an OTM Put (strike less than 100) with an option BID price close to $0.5.
CURRENT TRADING LANDSCAPE
As of Friday, the 5-day chart shows the $SPY was trading 5.23% higher, near $397. The S&P 500 was up almost 1% on Friday, with the Nasdaq and Dow trading higher as well. This comes one day after all three major U.S. indices booked impressive gains following surprising CPI data.
Last week, the Federal Open Market Committee hiked interest rates by 75 basis points which caused a market-wide selloff. This week, markets have turned course with several supportive events pushing shares higher. CPI data and midterm elections were prominent during the week, as well as the tail end of earnings which continue to show positive signs.
The midterm election results on Tuesday calmed markets that had been rocky at the start of the week, as investors gained clarity about the political landscape. Then, CPI data followed which provided market-wide support.
U.S. stocks shot up on Thursday after the latest data release on consumer prices showed inflation below expectations, though still high, with all three major indexes posting impressive gains. Long-term yields, which had reached record highs, sold off sharply.
The consumer price index report for the month of October showed that year-over-year inflation had decreased to 7.7%. This was a welcomed relief after the earnings season and provided support to the market. Additionally, core inflation declined to 6.3%. On a month-to-month basis, headline and core inflation were .4% and .3%, respectively. After the figures were published on Thursday, U.S. stocks surged, with all three major benchmarks closing with record gains.
This week's other most significant shift, besides the decline in long-term yields, was the sell-off of the dollar after the CPI report. The $VIX, for the most part, sold off this week, trading as high as $26 before settling around $22 on Friday.
Meanwhile, the euro soared overseas while Japan sold off due to recent liquidity issues.
Bitcoin sold off drastically following the FTX debacle, seeing a move higher on Thursday only to sell off again. FTX was the third largest exchange in its field and started to see liquidity issues bubble up before ultimately seeing the company sold and then filed for bankruptcy. The issue rings similar to that of the Lehman collapse, which at the time was the fourth largest exchange.
While the good news is that FTX was not a part of the U.S. banking system and only a small portion of the economy, the bad news is that we are yet to see the full fallout from this event. Where this issue unfolds and whom it harms is yet to be determined but could have a wide impact on private equity, public companies, as well as wealth funds.
As we've just seen, the midterm elections and positive CPI report pushed the dollar to the downside while markets rallied. Coupled with seasonality factors, this market has the potential to sustain a rally into December. It is too early to tell if this is the end of the bear market but I do not believe so. Rather, this is a timely rally in a down market. Inflation remains stubbornly high and history has shown us inflation lingers longer than anticipated. Groceries, gas, and rent prices are all on the move higher. Though inflation came below expectations the issue remains, just look at your groceries, bills, housing costs, and the like.
This presents a unique scenario where positive gains are booked ahead of any potential, impactful downswings. Within this perspective, and based on my market studies, there is one symbol I am particularly interested in. But more on that in a bit; let's break down the latest levels in the market first.
As of Friday, I am watching the overhead resistance levels in the SPY, which are presently at $385 and then $400. The $SPY support is at $374 and then $367. See the SPY seasonal chart above.
I believe that the market will continue to see growth in the next 4-8 weeks. However, it is worth noting that the short-term market is overbought and may experience a pullback. I would be market neutral at this time and encourage subscribers not to chase the market to the downside or upside.
Looking ahead, several key economic reports are due including October retail sales, import price index, and industrial production, as well as several housing reports. Similarly, earnings that could impact market direction will primarily feature retail names with Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, and Alibaba all due to release next week. Tyson Foods, Cisco, and Nvidia are also due to report next week which will mark the final stretch of meaningful earnings. Following that, market-moving events include the CPI data and the final 2022 Federal Open Market Committee meeting in December.
Upcoming Market Chaos
The markets have been all over the place.
And with worldwide uncertainty, wars, and rampant inflation, volatility just keeps increasing.
Traders are being more cautious — not knowing what will
Me? I’ve made 1599 trades since the beginning of 2020 to
today… and 84.87% of them have made money.
While I’m not taking on unnecessary risks or being careless with my money, I’m still making the same trades I always have.
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The market landscape continues to shift. After hitting record highs, long-term yields dropped as the latest CPI report alleviated a portion of the market-wide pressure that sprung from mounting inflation and recession fears. As the dollar sold off, U.S. markets rebounded this week and are positioned for a multi-week run. Although the bear market will likely return, there is one sector that is poised for a boost.
Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) is currently trading at $36 and is my go-to financial sector ETF. XLF is a popular instrument among traders who wish to trade the sector while also getting rid of the individual stock risk. With a 52-week range of $29-41, XLF currently sits right between its defined range and, as of late, has shown great potential for the upside.
When reviewing XLF's seasonal chart, my preferred tool for long-term forecasts, the symbol is flashing FOUR time ranges for the symbol to trade higher. With all four forecasted time-frames showing the XLF on the move higher, its accuracy score is also promising, in that it is escalating in a steady direction. Projected to move higher for the next 20, 30, 40, and 50-day periods, we received an extremely promising outlook for the ETF. See XLF Seasonal Chart:
When reviewing the symbol's forecast in the 10-day Stock Forecast Toolbox, we see a strong model grade of "B" as well as a trend toward the upside.