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Nicolas Chahine

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I am from Main Street not from Wall street yet I have a 90% success rate on credit spreads. Prior to trading full time, I climbed the ranks of the corporate finance world. Then in 2000, I branched out with an internet venture as CFO/COO. The venture paid off well enough to allow me to start my own fund and pursue my passion: the stock market. Since then, I have been honing my skills profiting from market investments like the ones I cover here. I consider success when I can identify an opportunity, gauge the risks involved, then finally set it up to yield its maximum potential. In addition to my trading skills, I feel that my diverse background (Electrical Engineer with an M.B.A.) gives me an edge: my engineering degree serves me well when it comes to technology related trades (most of our world is technically based these day); My Mediterranean background gives me an edge in geo-political issues that will affect almost every trade; My graduate degree gives me the ability to assess macro issues and their impact on our financial world.
March 23, 2022 4:27 PM
This article and the views within are from trader Nic Chahine. This article is only available to Benzinga Premium subscribers.   The Thesis:  ...
December 07, 2015 1:22 PM
Last week's scoreboard showed a flattish result, but getting there was far from boring thanks to unprecedented jawboning by global central banks. ...
November 23, 2015 4:11 PM
Last week, the broader indices bulls reversed the prior week's red candle almost exactly. The small-caps, on the other hand, are still lagging. ...
November 16, 2015 12:21 PM
As the world still mourns the tragic events in France, markets are putting on a brave face. Futures dipped below 2000; S&P e-minis are showing a ...
November 09, 2015 10:29 AM
Scoreboard Friday was a little flattish, but could be considered a win for the bulls since they managed to fend off several sell-off attempts on e ...
November 02, 2015 10:52 AM
Scoreboard Last week ended on a sour note for the bulls as Friday was a complete disappointment. Not so much for the final Friday score of -0.5 pe ...
October 26, 2015 2:15 PM
Central banks made for the best week in a long time. On Friday, the PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (NASDAQ: QQQ) was less than a one-day tick ...
October 19, 2015 5:35 PM
Scoreboard The markets on Friday saw a strong open that went completely red on volume around midday only to spike back up into the close. This is ...
October 05, 2015 2:47 PM
I will break form and start this week's recap with the "ranges" as they were record-breaking today. Ranges played out within our exp ...
September 28, 2015 1:43 PM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's outlook: Scoreboard The week ended terribly for the bulls as they lost a 53 S&a ...
September 21, 2015 12:54 PM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's outlook: Scoreboard: Bulls got what they wanted, but still failed to rally. A f ...
September 14, 2015 3:13 PM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's outlook: Scoreboard Green candles for the indices. Friday ended on a positive note ( ...
September 08, 2015 1:51 PM
Get a full recap of this week's outlook in the video below: Scoreboard With the lack of hopium sources, equity markets ended the week on a sour n ...
August 31, 2015 2:06 PM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's outlook: Special note for a special week: Last week was a historical week where m ...
August 24, 2015 2:01 PM
Scoreboard RED! Two pictures are worth a thousand words: 1) Friday heat map by index: 2) Weekly candles show tremendous damage to bulls; it was p ...
August 17, 2015 12:52 PM
Scoreboard Most indices finished the week with green weekly candles; however, they barely did so, and it could have gone either way. In fact, the Powe ...
August 10, 2015 1:30 PM
Scoreboard Indices capped a red week on a scary Friday. What was so scary about Friday when the day's indices closed barely red? For starter ...
August 03, 2015 2:02 PM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's options outlook: Scoreboard The last week of July ended green overall, but on a sour note. ...
July 27, 2015 2:08 PM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's outlook: Scoreboard The week not only ended in the red across all indices, but also on a p ...
July 20, 2015 3:37 PM
Scoreboard: Green With...Surprise? Indices finished a green week with the Nasdaq strongest at new highs. It was a strange end to the week with so muc ...
July 13, 2015 12:36 PM
Scoreboard: On the face of it, last week was uneventful, but the internals were tumultuous. Overall, all indices were green but not before they s ...
July 06, 2015 8:42 AM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's options outlook: Scoreboard: Last week ended red for indices, but Thursday was actually bu ...
June 29, 2015 11:44 AM
Check out this week's full options outlook in the video below: Scoreboard Markets ended the week in the red and started the Sunday night futures ev ...
June 22, 2015 11:06 AM
Get a full recap of this week's outlook in the video below: Recap: The indices ended green for the week, but ended Friday on a red note. Most notable ...
June 15, 2015 7:56 AM
Check out the video below for a full recap of this week's options outlook: Scoreboard: Markets ended the week ending June 12 on a sour note. Overall, ...
June 08, 2015 11:33 AM
Last Friday ended on a sour note, mostly triggered by a strong job report. This solidified the notion that Yellen will rate rates in 2015, and marke ...
June 01, 2015 12:59 PM
Scoreboard: Last week ended on a sour note for the bulls after much promise. It's only fair though since much of the exuberance came fro ...
May 26, 2015 3:33 PM
Check out the full recap of this week's options outlook below: Title for the week? Bears have been lazy and bulls have been shy! The week ended on t ...
May 18, 2015 2:17 PM
Check out the video below for this week's options outlook: ​Scoreboard DOW: +0.11 percent, SPX: +0.08 percent, NDX: -0.02 percent, RUT: -0.09 perc ...
May 11, 2015 10:25 AM
Check out the video below for a full outlook on this week's options market: Scoreboard Friday ended on an up note: DOW (+1.5 percent) , S ...