Hi everyone and welcome to the Yellow Tunnel community, a family of trading services dedicated to all classes of traders seeking to elevate their trading skills, market awareness, and trading profits.
This past week, the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes were released and markets began assessing how the Fed will move next. On Thursday, markets in the U.S. were closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday which is then followed up by Black Friday. Major sales and the official start of the holiday shopping season are upon us. While I am used to spending this time getting gifts for my children, loved ones, and family, I did not expect to receive a gift for myself - and one from a subscriber!
A very unique and thoughtful gift arrived at my door (your Amazon gift is below…keep reading) and reminded me of not only why I do this but also the kind of happiness YellowTunnel provides me. By being able to reach thousands of traders and hopefully assist them in their trading journeys, I get to do what I love and make an impact on the world in a positive way. And this gift symbolized just that.
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the latest book discussed in my book club. The story of Endurance and the voyage to the Arctic, for me, highlighted several constructive lessons that not only polar explorers can benefit from but traders as well! When discussing the book I aimed to reach readers of Power Trading and Markets in a positive light and while I assume there is some merit to my work, this thoughtful gift was a physical representation of that. I was washed over with gratitude.
The above package of "Polar Granola" referencing Shackleton's journey arrived at my door this week and really made my day. When people ask me why I, as a successful trader, need to have and spend additional time on YellowTunnel.com, this is exactly it. Trading for personal gain provides a certain type of happiness; reaching others in a positive way is a whole different type of happiness.
A common and widely accepted breakdown of the levels of happiness goes as follows:
- Basic happiness derived from family and friends
- A higher level of happiness is represented in "how many people can you impact in a positive way"
- An even higher level of happiness from changing the world in a positive way
While there is a fourth level of happiness derived from spirituality, I'd like to focus on these three as the fourth may be a bit more personal and specific to the individual.
At home, during Thanksgiving, for example, I get to see my family for a joy-filled day spent together and that is a wonderful example of the first level of happiness.
At YellowTunnel, I aim to reach out to subscribers and enrich their lives by assisting in their trading via A.I. models, psychology-focused webinars, as well as research and trade idea tools. I try to make myself as available as possible to help out as many as possible: weekly webinars, daily trading rooms, newsletters, and a comprehensive support team ready to assist in a multitude of ways.
The third level of happiness traditionally is found in some of the giants that paved our everyday life today: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk just to name a few. And while I do not have the hubris to say I am on their level, I do fully intend on reaching for that third level of happiness and changing the world in a positive way.
Getting the cereal after someone attended one of my webinars and read my blog has made a long-lasting feeling of happiness and satisfaction. The modern world is programmed towards instant satisfaction. Amazon Prime offers same-day delivery. TikTok provides immediate, rolling content at about 10 seconds a clip. Heck, even movies that premiere in theaters are now available on demand to purchase at home the same day as their major release. We live in a consumer-driven world aimed at quick fixes and the type of lasting joy described above gets sidelined.
At YellowTunnel, I am to provide a more substantial level of happiness, content, and joy not only to myself but my subscribers and anyone I could reach. And hopefully, one day reach enough people to change the world!
One lesson I'd like to impart right now is that to be a good trader, ironically, you have to have humility and gratitude. An exercise I take part in and encourage readers to do as well is keeping a journal. Spend the next three months writing in this journal, each day adding 10 things you are grateful for. Do this before the market opens, and if I can make another bold statement- I strongly believe this will improve your trading.
These are some of the non-trading ideas we focus on at YellowTunnel that offer our subscribers an opportunity to become more balanced, diverse, and complete traders. As well as the trading-focused tools and ideas we supplement via the YellowTunnel.com platform and during our weekly webinars.
That is precisely 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 to 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 over 1% higher, near $402. The S&P 500 was trading higher on Friday, along with the Dow while the Nasdaq turned red. The volatility index has trended lower during the week, now trading near $21.
This week's primary economic release was the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes which were released on Wednesday. A handful of earnings ($DE, $ADI, and $JWN) were also released this week, while Thursday markets were closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Tuesday, the stock market had a successful day, with all three major U.S. indices moving higher off the hope the Federal Reserve will lower the rate at which it is raising interest rates. When the minutes were released on Wednesday, U.S. shares initially gained; however, they began to lower soon after.
At the Federal Reserve meeting, officials noted that a recession may occur soon and smaller interest rate increases will be taking place in the near future according to the minutes. Senior officials at the Fed still forecasted interest rates to rise higher than what was originally predicted but also said they are unsure of how much further it will go. The Fed plans to take a more cautious approach by raising rates at a slower pace so that they can monitor the economy's reactions during this possible recession.
This is the first time that Fed officials have acknowledged that a recession might happen in the next year. Since the economy was hit by inflation concerns post-shutdowns, the Fed has been raising rates to try and slow down the economy and prevent inflation. Now it looks like they are ready to start scaling back.
In addition, on Wednesday, the final key economic report for this month was published, which revealed a 1% increase in durable-goods orders. Also, jobless benefit claims rose to 240,000 in the most recent week–the highest level since August. S&P Global announced that the flash U.S. services purchasing managers index in November fell to 46.1 from its previous score of 47.8 and that the S&P Global flash U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index also fell in November, this time to 47.6 from 50.7. This latest data traditionally signals a contracting economy.
With the current market rally continuing it is likely that several sectors and symbols could benefit from the current market landscape and upcoming market-supportive events. The annual Christmas rally is likely to come in the next few weeks and should lead us into the next earnings season where we will see if a bear market resumes or is held off a bit longer.
If so, there is one specific symbol I will be moving on in the coming days to profit from as we wrap up 2022. Before discussing that, let's break down the current market conditions a little further.