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Cheap Peter Lynch Stocks

Peter Lynch is one of the most successful investment managers of all time. But, he retired many years ago and many new investors are unfamiliar with him. That is unfortunate since there is much to learn from studying Lynch’s record.Lynch’s record is among the most remarkable in market history. He managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund, and grew it into the largest mutual fund in the world by the time he retired. From 1977 until his retirement in 1990, Lynch delivered average annual gains of 29.2% to investors in his fund.Lynch’s gains were more than double the average annual return for ...
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Some Short Term Trading Strategies That Really Work

In a recent blog post, we highlighted the potential benefits of using short term trading strategies. One advantage of trading frequently can be the fact that it allows a trader to rapidly compound gains. Through that process, wealth can accumulate quicker.Our post drew a variety of responses. Some readers asked for specific examples of short term trading strategies. There are many resources available on this topic. But, most of the best strategies will require a great deal of effort or software that may be expensive.Some of the most popular strategies among short term traders include those developed by Larry Connors ...
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Potential Buffett Acquisitions

Warren Buffett is always on the hunt for potential acquisitions. His investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, ended the latest quarter with nearly $100 billion in cash and equivalents on the books. This gives Buffett a lot of investment capital for potential deals.We know Buffett is looking for deals. Berkshire was part of the team that put together the failed $142 billion Kraft-Unilever attempt earlier this year. More recently, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, announced a definitive merger agreement with Energy Future Holdings Corp. which will ultimately result in the acquisition of Oncor, an energy delivery company ...
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Here’s Why Small Investors Need to Consider Short Term Trading

If you’re a small investor, you may have learned that many financial advisers don’t want your money. It’s common in the business to see minimum account sizes that are well beyond the means of small investors. While there are advisers with account minimums of $1 million or more, some investors are starting with less than $25,000.It might be frustrating to find that many financial professionals want nothing to do with small investors. But, sometimes advisers give meaningless advice, even to investors that meet their account minimums.Many advisers will spend a great deal of time talking about the long run. They ...
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Cheap Stocks That Are Pulling Back in Up Trends

Buy the dips. That’s a popular investment strategy. It is a popular strategy because it works. But, like almost every investment strategy, it only works sometimes. Buying the dips is only an effective strategy when the dip is actually just a dip within an up trend and not the beginning of a new bear market.So, like with all investment strategies, it can be useful to define rules so that we know when to buy and when to avoid buying. For this strategy, we will need to identify rules that define the idea of a dip and an up trend.Let’s start ...
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What the Charts Say Now

Charts can be useful for all investors. Whether you are a technical analyst or a skeptic of technical analysts, charts can be useful because they offer a visual representation of the recent market action. Reviewing charts can simply offer an insight into market action.To do this, it is important to use simple charts. Some chartists add a dizzying array of indicators to charts. More often than not, this creates confusion and conflicting signals. To avoid this, just one or two indicators should be added to a chart. When two are used, they should measure different factors.In the charts below, we ...
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The Best Trades for July, After Beating the Market in June

At the beginning of the year, we began sharing real time buy recommendations with you for a successful trading strategy. This month, we continue with that process and we also continue reporting our results.The strategy is among the simplest seasonal trades possible. Few traders follow seasonal strategies although these strategies are often profitable. They are also relatively low risk because they limit market exposure to short periods of time. To apply this strategy, we are running a scan to find the stocks with the best historical performance in the month. Our Simple Strategy That’s Beating the Market To find trades for July, ...
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Trading Like a Quant

Employees are increasingly concerned that robots are coming to take away their jobs. This is being seen in factories, restaurants and retailers. Driverless cars and trucks threaten the entire transportation industry. While many think that only jobs paying low wages are at risk, that is not the case.Many of Wall Street’s jobs are threatened by robots, including some of the jobs with the highest pay. For many years, successful hedge fund managers have been rewarded with annual compensation measured in hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. Now, their jobs may not be so secure.On Wall Street, the robots ...
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