Market Observations

SGT Chart Book: The Year-End Rally Continues

By SGT Trading Desk / 04 Dec 2023

Hopes that the Federal Reserve is done raising interest rates turbocharged a broad-based rally, driving prices of everything from stocks to Treasuries and gold sharply higher.


What is a Spread in Trading? 

By Michael Kelley / 30 Nov 2023

Understanding and Utilizing Spreads for Profit. In the world of finance, a spread refers to the difference between two similar measurements, such as stock prices, yields, or interest rates…

A Good Week in My Old Stomping Ground!

By Tony Westfallen / 28 Nov 2023

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Financial Magnates London Summit, courtesy of the gracious team at SGT. It was a delightful few days during which I reconnected with dear old friends and forged new acquaintances.

SGT Chart Book: Stocks Move Higher for a Fourth Consecutive Week

By SGT Trading Desk / 27 Nov 2023

The S&P 500 rose 0.1%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 0.1%. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3% (117 points). Friday’s trading session was shorter than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday, with relatively light trading volume.


What is VWAP and How to Use It in Trading

By Michael Kelley / 23 Nov 2023

Trading in the financial markets involves various strategies and tools to make informed decisions. One such tool is the volume-weighted average price (VWAP), which is widely used by traders and investors to analyze price trends and determine optimal entry and exit points. In this article, we will explore what VWAP is, how it is calculated, and how it can be effectively used in trading strategies.

SGT Chart Book: The Bulls are Back in Control

By SGT Trading Desk / 20 Nov 2023

The S&P 500 saw a 2.2% gain for the week. The broad-based index, which booked a third straight weekly advance, has closed higher in 13 of the last 15 sessions.


Understanding the Importance of Private and Public Keys in Cryptocurrency

By Michael Kelley / 16 Nov 2023

Cryptocurrency keys are cryptographic codes that enable users to secure their digital assets and authorize transactions. These keys consist of a private key and a public key, each serving a specific function in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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By SGT Trading Desk / 13 Nov 2023

U.S. stocks notched up a winning week, led by the Nasdaq Composite’s best day on Friday in more than five months. The tech-heavy index jumped 2%, its biggest one-day percentage gain since May 26th. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average…


Double Top Trading Pattern

By Michael Kelley / 09 Nov 2023

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the Double Top trading pattern. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of this popular chart pattern, its formation, identification guidelines, trading tips, and real-life examples.

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By SGT Trading Desk / 06 Nov 2023

What a difference a week makes. Just over a week ago we were pushing up to the 5% level on the 10-year, and equities were breaking all sorts of support. The markets seem to have ignored the geopolitical risks and the stories of a wider story including which countries were involved and the obvious…