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"A holiday-shortened trading week" is a phrase you've heard so often you might not even pay attention to anymore, but there's a lot going on there.
Holidays are great for relaxing, but they can do funny things to markets.
For one, volume and liquidity have a funny way of drying up around days off; there's literally less "market."
That can mean limited opportunities to make money, and more importantly, it can mean more volatility. At a time like this, when huge whipsaw moves are so common, that's really saying something.
Fortunately, we've got a "road map" to the four days after Labor Day and beyond. It's the Money Calendar, and at times like this, it's like being able to see the immediate future of the stock market. We've been using it to look at the incredible profit potential in Cannabis Lots, for instance.
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Tom Gentile is one of the world's foremost authorities on stock, futures and options trading.
With more than 25 years' experience trading stocks, futures, and options, Tom's style of trading systems and strategies are designed to help individual investors propel themselves past 99 percent of the trading crowd.