Dan Fitzpatrick is the publisher of The Stock Market Mentor, an advisory newsletter and educational forum dedicated to teaching effective risk management and trading methodologies to aspiring traders and investors. He is a former hedge fund manager and a member of the Market Technicians Association, and he now trades from his home in San Diego, Calif. While Fitzpatrick holds various securities licenses, he does not give recommendations to buy or sell stocks.Expand

Fitzpatrick graduated from the McGeorge School of Law. He was a fellow at Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest firm specializing in constitutional law, and he also practiced law in the private sector before pursuing trading as a full-time career. Before growing up and getting a real job, he was a professional musician, studio singer and songwriter in Los Angeles.Collapse

Stock has been falling and neither short nor long is appealing.
The S&P 500 has trapped the bulls in a wedge.
| Sep 22, 2015
| 2:48 PM EDT
This is not a market that you want to be messing around in. Over the past week or so I've posted a few charts ...
Expect a long, choppy consolidation before stocks firm up.
No one can predict what the central bank will or won't do, so have a plan for risk management.
If you see a trend in this market, take off those rose-colored glasses and look again.
Now that the inevitable has finally occurred, what's the next move?
There's plenty of worry, but no wall.
The S&P 500 is below its 200-day moving average. Will buyers step up and hold the line?
The daily chart shows why it isn't too late to join the party for the developer of driver-assist products.

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