How to Use the Moving Average Ribbon

How to Use the Moving Average Ribbon

ZYTrade Editor: Here’s a neat way to visually plot a proxy for short-term and long-term market sentiment.    What is a Moving Average Ribbon? Moving average ribbons are a series of moving averages (MA) of different lengths that are plotted on the same chart to...
A Technical Strategy for Trading Sector Rotations

A Technical Strategy for Trading Sector Rotations

ZYTrade Editor: This strategy was developed by fund manager Meb Faber of Cambria Investment Management. It’s based on a white paper Faber wrote titled Relative Strength Strategies for Investing. Although Faber uses 9 sectors instead of the more standard 11, the...
What Are the Real Odds of a Profitable Trade?

What Are the Real Odds of a Profitable Trade?

ZYTrade Editor: Yes, we’ve heard from poorly-informed “trading gurus” that your odds of a winning trade are 50/50. Well, if you’re trying to short a long-term rally during a period of high positive sentiment and fundamentals, I’d say your odds are pretty dismal, don’t...
A Precious Metals Primer

A Precious Metals Primer

ZYTrade Editor: With all this talk about inflation, a lot of people are looking to flock to safe havens. The problem is that many mainstream investors know very little about Bitcoin, gold, or silver. Precious metals have been around longer than most forms of money....
History of the 2008 Financial Crisis

History of the 2008 Financial Crisis

ZYTrade Editor: It was a messy ordeal. So, how did it happen? What events led to it? What did the government and other institutions do to try to prevent the global economy from crashing? How did we get out of it? Here’s a quick history lesson on the 2008 market crash....
What Are Special Drawing Rights?

What Are Special Drawing Rights?

ZYTrade Editor: Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs for short, occupy a very special position in today’s financial discourse: it’s at the center of global monetary stimulus, but it also occupies the center of a huge hub of conspiracy claims against it. Are SDRs intended...