Trading on Trend Lines, Not Headlines
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Everyone has his or her own reason for trading. That's what makes the market so fascinating. A collective group of individuals, each with the power of independent thought (yet with a tendency toward herd mentality), push and pull on the same securities for different reasons.
People interpret news differently. Rarely is a significant market move attributable to a single news event. It happens -- and will likely happen as the war grinds to a conclusion. But don't count on being able to capitalize on the news for consistent profitability. Instead, use squiggly lines.
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