A Love of Markets

For all its flaws, finance is the engine that drives much of the world as we know it. And free markets are the conduit for taking fanciful business ideas to the fruition of products and services that make life better, creating the ground on which innovative dreamers stand and providing the rest of us with an opportunity to be a part of it all. As a seasoned market technician, I'm trained to follow trends and identify investing and trading opportunities. miAnalysis is the forum for sharing my thoughts and musings about what's going on in markets. Welcome. It's a pleasure to have you. -Chris Burba, CMT

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WTI Traces Out Bear Pennant

December 23, 2014, at 9:14 a.m. EDT

My piece on TraderPlanet this week is about WTI crude oil futures tracing out a bear pennant pattern that could spell additional downside ahead. Enjoy And a warm holiday to you! Warm Regards, Chris Burba, CMT http://www.traderplanet.com/commentaries/view/167800-bear-pennant-suggests-more-downside-in-wti/ Read More →

Four Reasons to Include Utilities in Your Portfolio

December 22, 2014, at 10:10 a.m. EDT

Greetings, everyone and happy holidays. See my piece on SeeItMarket about why you should consider including a holding in utilities stocks in your portfolio. Good trading to you. Warm Regards, Chris Burba, CMT http://www.seeitmarket.com/4-reasons-utilities-deserve-place-portfolio-13958/ Read More →

The Wrong Tofu: Adventures in Fathering

December 11, 2014, at 11:55 a.m. EDT

The Wrong Tofu I remember, as a college student of 19 in a small town near Nagoya, Japan, how good it felt to be praised for my language skills. Cashiers and bank tellers would brace for a laborious conversation with an entitled English-speaking foreigner, and then giggle with relief after we spoke. I was occasionally mistaken for being half Japanese. I was selected to give a speech at a local community center to discuss my experiences in the country, and won a healthy applause. Full disclosure: the level of adoration was by no means commensurate with my ability; being able [...] Read More →