3 Stocks To Short Now

The current market conditions have set some stocks up to be the perfect short sell candidates.  When overall market weakness is combined with already suffering stocks, it’s the ideal time to short. We have identified 3 struggling stocks that have set up to be textbook perfect shorts within the present market weakness. First, let’s take a look at how to profit from the overall market weakness. Buying weakness and selling strength is the mantra of professional traders.  In fact, we have written about this fact many times over the years. Following this mantra has created tremendou...
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What You Need To Know About Bear Markets

Talk about a rough start to the 2016 stock market investing year! Investors are afraid that a bear market is upon us.   Truth is that there is no reason to be afraid, even if a bear market appears. This article will explain exactly what a bear market is and what you need to know not only to survive but to profit from it. First, let’s take a look at what has happened so far this year for perspective. The stock market ended the first 2 and a half trading weeks of 2016 with a steep sell-off. All three major stock indexes - the Dow, the Nasdaq composite and the Standard &...
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2 Little Known Stocks In A Thriving Industry

The recent sharp selloff in the stock market has opened  up massive opportunities for the savvy investor.  Many stocks are selling at substantial discounts and are deep into the value zone. The trick is being able to ascertain what stocks are truly deeply undervalued and set for outperformance in 2016. One way to differentiate these winning stock from the majority that will simply continue to flounder is to look at macroeconomic trends within the U.S. economy. We have identified one of these thriving sector uptrends and two unusual stocks poised for solid gains in 2016. These t...
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Secrets of the World’s Top Investors

Success in the financial markets is shaped like a pyramid.  At the base is the wide majority of losing investors.  As you move higher on the pyramid, success increases but the numbers of investors drop lower. After the losing investors, you have the players who don’t really lose much but don’t make much either.  These “break even” investors are loved by brokerage firms since they keep plunging into investments, paying commissions and fees, creating a consistent income stream for the broker.  You see, the losers will eventually quite the investment game while the break-even investors jus...
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Profit From China’s Dirty Secret

“Become a Chinese farmer, that’s what you should do”, this quote from the ultimate China stock and commodity bull, hedge fund guru, Jim Rogers was much more than just an off the cuff remark. Jim believes in the future of China so much that he uprooted his family to move there several years ago.  He even hired a Chinese nanny to teach his kids Mandarin his belief in the future of China is so strong! Well, as time goes by, many investors are doubting Roger’s wisdom for holding such strong beliefs about the future of China. Over the last year or so, China has been in the headlines du...
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The Best Way To Build A Winning Portfolio

Wow, what an opening week for the stock market.  Shares have suffered their worst opening week in many years.  The first week of 2016 has resulted in many stock market investors questioning their methods and tactics as the overall market has been smacked down due to a variety of international pressures. First there is the trouble in China with the Central Bank making bold moves to help support the economy.  Next, the always volatile North Korean government has returned to its old tricks of making threats.  The stock market hates uncertainty and the current conditions possess huge amounts of...
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How To Find High Yields In 2016

2015 was one tough year for stock investors.  However, despite the meager 2% total return, including dividends, the overall stock market still outperformed long-term bonds, short-term treasuries, and commodities. 2016 has started on a difficult note with stocks opening with their worst performance in many years. According to CNBC, despite the stock market still beating many other asset classes in 2015, it was the toughest year for returns since 1937 when the treasury bill beat all other returns with a meager 0.3% return. Adding color to the difficult year, CNBC went on to point ou...
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What This Ancient Tool Says About 2016

This time of year everyone is working hard on predicting what to expect in 2016.   While no one knows for certain what will happen in 2016, one thing is for certain, it will be a year full of surprises. Investors use all types of techniques to make longer term stock market projections.  One of these techniques is truly the cornerstone of all longer term technical analysis. This method is called Dow Theory. Let’s take a closer look at Dow Theory and then see what it is saying about what may happen in 2016. Dow Theory is a tool to determine the actual trend of the stock market.  ...
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3 Stock Plays You Need To Know For 2016

It’s difficult to believe that 2016 is almost here.  It truly feels like it was only yesterday that we were joyously ringing in 2015. 2016, a Presidential Election year, promises to be one full of opportunities for the informed and savvy stock market investor. Right now, we have identified three main themes that will drive the stock market in 2016.   These themes are rising interest rates, the Presidential election, and central bank strategy dislocation.   Understanding these three known macro themes for 2016 will provide you a framework from which to base investment decis...
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Leveraged ETFs: What You Need To Know

A quiet revolution has taken place in financial markets over the last 25 years.  The funny thing is that many investors don’t even realize that this revolution has taken place.  That’s the interesting fact about some revolutions, when you are living through the revolution it can be difficult to realize what is happening. The revolution I am talking about is the rise of Exchange Traded Fund or ETF’s.   Today ETF’s account for nearly 1/3 of all stock exchange volume with over a billion shares per day traded in 2014. ETF’s allow everyday investors to access global markets in their r...
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