You Need To Know This IPO

I am always on the lookout for the next hot stock and investing idea.  My interest in the market is 24/7, so even when I am having fun, I am thinking about potential investment ideas and companies. I recently visited BestBuy to purchase a case for my laptop.  On the way to the back of the store, I passed by a large section of the sales floor that I had not seen previously.  This section was dedicated to home automation.  I could not believe the multiple companies and devices that are dedicated to this new idea.  Home automation is the ability to control your dwellings systems either aut...
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The Missing Link Of Technical Analysis

All disciplines have that one key feature that brings everything together.  Without this item, the process just doesn’t seem to work correctly. This fact is particularly true for technical analysis.  The indicators and charts just don’t appear to work right without this often overlooked feature of technical analysis.   While it is often talked about among traders and even in mainstream financial media, it is often disregarded by traders and investors. This feature of technical analysis is so critical for your success that I refer to it as the “missing link”. The reason many traders a...
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3 Cheap Dividend Stocks Under $10

I have interacted with a countless number of investors, traders, and other stock market participants over the years.  These conversations have revealed certain primary issues and problems affecting the majority of stock market traders and investors. These fundamental issues have nothing to do with knowledge or investing skills.  In fact, I am often very impressed with the knowledge and skillset of many beginning investors.  The real problem is far simpler than building a knowledge or skill set. The primary issue I have discovered that plaques a broad majority of new investors is not havi...
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Turn Your Stocks Into A Cash Machine

Many investors are finding this market extremely difficult to trade.  There is increasing volatility in both directions but no real directional bias since March.  In fact, the stock market barometer of the Dow Jones Industrial Average hasn’t moved out of a 650-point channel over the last four months. Most things are looking very bullish in the economy, and the stock market should be taking off to the upside.   However, bearish international pressure combined with domestic interest rate fears have put a lid on the stock market bulls. Both the traditionally bullish and bearish stoc...
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 You Need To Own This Hated Dividend Stock

Every investor wants to know the secret to getting wealthy in the stock market.  Many wrongly assume that the secret is to locate the next hot stock and plunge into the shares with all your capital.  Indeed, if you catch the right stock, this tactic can and does work.  However, the risk factors are simply gigantic.  While a few hot stocks do go on to greatness by making their investors very wealthy, the majority simply just languish in mediocracy, slowly decline, or even plunge in value. Most stock market investors try to mitigate the chances of buying hot stocks that quickly become dud...
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Do You Know This Free Profitable Trading Tool?

The coolest thing about the stock market is the great diversity of ideas on the best way to make money.  Every investor has their favorite tactic and method to extract profits from changing prices.  The interesting thing is that every method works but only some of the time. The above means to be successful for the long run; you need to have an arsenal of styles and tactics to apply as the market’s volatility changes. Most importantly, understanding the two primary market philosophies is the first step in developing your investing plan. There are many different styles of trading.  Howe...
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Could This Company Be The Next Starbucks?

$5.00 for a cup of coffee?  You must be kidding me!  That was my and many others reaction when first made aware of the hyper-successful Seattle coffee chain, Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX). In fact, less than two decades ago, anyone who would have even suggested that consumers would happily pay $3.00, $4.00, or even $6.00 a cup for fancy coffee based drinks would have been laughed out of the room.  Well, today, those prices are common with millions of consumers thinking nothing of partaking in such high priced coffee on a daily or even several times a day basis. These once believed to b...
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How To Invest In The World’s Fastest Growing Economy

One of the largest mistakes stock investors make is to only invest within the United States.  While there is no question that tremendous opportunity exists in the U.S. stock markets, global markets can often provide substantial upside potential. Holding a geographically diversified portfolio can not only produce outsized gains, it can help protect against downside by protecting against economic system shocks. While the choices of geographically diverse investments is wide, one nation stands heads and shoulders above the others in terms of upside potential and provides the ideal portfolio...
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Gains Ahead In The Top Performing Sector

The old saying “When rates are low, stocks will grow, and when rates are high, stocks will die” is about to be tested for truthfulness in a dramatic way. The last six years have seen interest rates held unnaturally low by the Federal Reserve.  Ultra low-interest rates have resulted in a massive bull market and a surge in economic activity across the board.  Now, things are about to change! Signals are brewing in the economy and directly from the Federal Reserve itself that interest rates are about to begin climbing higher. In fact, multiple analysts identify September as the month...
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