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Jeanette Schwarz Young

Jeanette Schwarz Young is the author of the weekly Option Queen Letter. She was the first director of the CMT program for the Market Technicians Association and is president of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts.

It’s a cruel, crude world

Crude-oil prices and their effect on markets and the economy To properly understand crude oil, one must have an appreciation for its complexity and link to the global economy. When we speak of oil at home, we are generally referring to West Texas...

Intermarket analysis: The basics

We live in an interconnected world where information is transmitted instantaneously. This lightning-fast transmission impacts asset prices, which react almost as quickly. More than ever before, it is essential to understand how the pieces of the global...

‘Games’ traders like to play

I remember bringing guests onto the floors of the New York Board of Trade, ICE, and NYMEX. The setting was impressive, the noise deafening, and the electric energy amazing. There were times when the increase in decibel levels alerted traders that...

Risk on, until it isn’t

A risk-off trade occurs when the investors or market players become scared or frightened about financial events or global happenings. Their tolerance for pain from a loss becomes limited and the asset of choice becomes something safe like a Treasury...