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Don Dawson

Thu, Dec 8th, 2022

Don Dawson

Don Dawson

Don is an independent commodity futures trader with over 35 years of experience. He has authored hundreds of articles on commodity markets and trading education. In addition, he has been instructing futures classes for an international trading school for 15-plus years, where he has received multiple awards.  

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4 Stock Market Morning Movers: $XOM $WYNN $CIEN $LVS Check out the details 👇 https://t.co/pCttnBNhAE
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Markets Today: Stock Indexes Moderately Higher As Short Covering Emerges Related Stocks: $TSLA $CRM $XOM $WYNN https://t.co/JrdV7tNE6n
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Tesla investors are becoming increasingly frustrated with @elonmusk and urge him to stop wasting time on Twitter $TWTR. This comes as $TSLA shares are down 48% over the last year which is significantly worse than the major indices and other car manufacturers like $GM and $F. https://t.co/zPAZi3fLl3
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So you want a Pivot? Not so fast! Great visual from Strategas Securities shows how the S&P 500 typically responds after a pivot. On average, the $SPX falls 23.5% over a period of 195 days. https://t.co/Ypnf94GH6Y
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Since mid-October, the stock market has rallied even as longer term treasury yields continue to fall further below short-term debt. Keep in mind that bonds are typically considered to be a leading indicator of equities because bond traders are speculating on economic trends. https://t.co/3eBwYhzJtg
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Buying crypto is like buying pet rocks says JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon https://t.co/La9MiNaazP
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Carvana $CVNA now down 98.5% over the last year https://t.co/zQ9n4kzEI9
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For the first time since 2011, the S&P 500 $SPX traded lower for the first 5 days to start a month 👀 Where is that Santa Claus Rally at? 😂 https://t.co/WTY3fDX8IX
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Stocks w/ most active options trading: $TSLA - 1.907M $AMZN - 1.703M $AAPL - 1.376M $META - 580k $AMC - 503k $BABA - 500k $AMD - 432k $NVDA - 417k $CVNA - 390k $GOOGL - 356k $BAC - 319k $PYPL - 307k $C - 280k $NFLX - 260k $GOOG - 232k $GME - 230k What options did you trade?
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% of Large Cap Stocks Above Their Moving Averages Energy looking rough on the 5, 20, and 50D 👀 https://t.co/cufhZisVgJ
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Stock Market Fear & Greed Index = 58 (Greed) https://t.co/zWnIVD83hI
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When will Air Travel return to Pre-Pandemic Levels? https://t.co/cuqr7SmPBT
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Rough 1 year chart for $AMC https://t.co/FeWGPE9KSO
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Jim Cramer warns investors that it's not too late to sell your crypto positions and that $XRP $ADA $DOGE and $MATIC could all collapse to zero. https://t.co/j30BKubXgV
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Today's Futures Heat Map Strongest: Natural Gas, Orange Juice, Lumber, Wheat Weakest: Heating Oil, Gasoline, Crude Oil, Cotton https://t.co/UsH3n4t0tS
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Stocks Under Pressure As Weak Chinese Trade News Sparks Global Growth Concerns Related Stocks: $EXPE $LUV $AAL $FITB https://t.co/4k9EphrEQ4
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4 Stock Market Morning Movers: $BABA $ABNB $MDB $JD Check out the details 👇 https://t.co/NQBvfOu2MO
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Markets Today: Stocks Undercut By Negative Chinese Trade News Related Stocks: $ABNB $PINS $BABA $AAPL https://t.co/MilVzMldgB
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Nancy Pelosi (and Paul) sold $4M+ worth of $V on November 8. Let's keep an eye on how Visa performs over the coming months. Remember that on July 26, Nancy Pelosi also sold $4M+ worth of Nvidia and since that sale, $NVDA is down 11.4% compared to 6% for $QQQ and 9% for $SOX. https://t.co/WhY5h63RRr
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S&P 500 $SPX unfortunately was unable to hold the 200 Day Moving Average and is now just above its 100 Day. Will that hold or will it fall further to the 50 Day? https://t.co/m5a3ptFCHW
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Bed Bath & Beyond $BBBY pulled a Peloton $PTON https://t.co/Pmxm2I1Q6v
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Bears are having a great year but even more so for those who are short Goldman's basket of most-shorted stocks. This basket is on track for its worst year since data began to be collected in 2008. https://t.co/136nlHmy5N
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