Articles by Barbara Cohen
How High Frequency Trading Robots Are Creating a Bumpy Ride for Main Street
8/13/2012, 11:25 am from Barbara Cohen in Investing, Stocks, Futures, US Markets
An "Air Pocket" stock is, by definition, any security that experiences a sudden drop in share price, much as an airplane experiences turbulence causing it to drop unexpectedly.... Read >>
Price Action or Sentiment: What's Driving the Dow and the S&P?
7/30/2012, 10:32 am from Barbara Cohen in Investing, Economy, International, US Markets
Monday and Tuesday of last week, the Dow started down 200 points. This came on the heels of the previous Friday, where the Market was also down over 100 points. Then something happened.... Read >>
PFGBest and MF Global Forced CFTC to Act -- Finally!
7/16/2012, 2:28 pm from Barbara Cohen in Investing, Futures, Banking and Loans, Credit and Debt
By Barbara Cohen Chief Information Officer ShadowTraders On Friday the 13th of July 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) finally approved financial rules submitted by the... Read >>
Will Institutional Investors Buy U.S. Treasury's Bonds and Notes this Week?
7/9/2012, 11:31 am from Barbara Cohen in Investing, Economy, Earnings, Forex and Currencies
By Barbara Cohen Chief Information Officer ShadowTraders At the beginning of this last week, the Market was flying again, perhaps because Wednesday was the 4th of July. Perhaps because... Read >>
Treasury International Capital Data Report Reveals All
6/18/2012, 11:14 am from Barbara Cohen in News Headlines, US Markets, Economy, Stocks
By Barbara Cohen Chief Information Officer ShadowTraders Last Friday the Treasury Department released its April International Capital Data Report (TIC). Too bad this report is two months in the... Read >>
Bernanke's Testimony: Was it Just a Setup?
6/12/2012, 11:18 am from Barbara Cohen in Investing, Economy, Banking and Loans, US Markets
By Barbara Cohen Chief Information Officer ShadowTraders On Thursday Fed Chief Ben Bernanke delivered his testimony to Congress. Everyone sat on pins and needles waiting for what he would say.... Read >>
Technical Indicators: Are They All They're Cracked Up to Be?
5/31/2012, 2:34 pm from Barbara Cohen in Investing, Futures, Investing Ideas, Options
By Barbara Cohen Chief Marketing Officer ShadowTraders Do you ever wake up one day and say, "I want to become a "technical analyst" day trader, someone who sits in front of the... Read >>
Facebook IPO Leaves Many Questions Unanswered
5/21/2012, 11:48 am from Barbara Cohen in Investing, Stocks, IPOs, Technology
By Barbara Coehn Chief Information Officer, ShadowTraders Have you ever been invited to a big-time party, a party with lots of hype, a party you run out to buy a new outfit for so you can be... Read >>
$2 Billion JP Morgan / Jaime Dimon Trading Loss
5/14/2012, 10:12 am from Barbara Cohen in News Headlines, Business, Banking and Loans, Futures
It's 9:30am and the Market is about to open. JP Morgan is already down 7% on the news that they lost $2 Billion in market value and their credit ratings trashed as a result of their failed... Read >>
Institutional Traders Buying 10-Year U.S. Treasury Notes and 30-Year Bonds in Record Quantities
5/7/2012, 12:07 pm from Barbara Cohen in News Headlines, US Markets, Bonds, Futures
By Barbara Cohen Chief Information Officer, ShadowTraders Last Friday May 4 was affectionately known as "Unemployment Day." All eyes were watching the 8:30am EST news release. It was... Read >>