Putting Divergences to the Test

Divergences are everywhere if you listen to the analysts on CNBC. There’s almost always a chart that shows two lines moving in different directions and viewers are told this is important. Because it’s CNBC, it seems that most of these divergences are bearish, but that might be because it seems most of the analysts on CNBC are bearish. Divergences are an important topic in technical analysis but the question that hasn’t ever really been answered, until now, is whether or not divergences are useful. Before addressing whether or not divergences are useful, we should be clear about what a divergence ...
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How To Use The World’s Most Accurate Indicator

How does it feel be wealthy?  While you may just be average or even on a lower rung of the economic ladder when compared to your neighbors, truth is, you are wealthy.In fact, the typical person in the bottom 5% of the U.S. income distribution curve is still wealthier than 68% of the world’s population, per the New York Times.  Think about that for a minute!I can hear many you asking what this has to do with the topic of the article?It drives home the point that everything is relative.  This means that nearly everything in life can only be ...
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Don’t Miss The Largest Uptrend Of 2016

Investors can easily become stuck in a rut.  A rut means doing the same thing over and over again despite the results.  Stock investors, for example, often just trade the sector or niche that they always have.  It doesn’t matter if there is another market sector that has set up to create outsized profits or not, they just keep on doing the same thing over and over again.No place is this “investing rut” more evident than stock investors who refuse to look outsized of their home country for profitable stock investments.  There is a tremendous number of investors stuck in ...
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Here Are 4 Candlesticks You Need To Know

Let me let you in on a secret.  There is a key to long-term investing success.  It is nothing complicated and is actually quite simple.  In fact, it is so simple that many investors disregard or ignore it entirelyThe  key  is to be able to consistently determine the trend of the stock and when that trend may change.  In other words, knowing what direction the stock is moving in and when that direction will likely change is all you need to know to be a successful investor!I know this simple secret sounds very easy and some of you may be ...
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5 Secure Stocks For The Tough Times Ahead

Many long-term stock market investors are afraid right now, who's to blame them?We are entering a very contentious election summer and the globe seems to be sitting on a powder keg.News of likely “Trump Riots”, Russian planes buzzing U.S. warships, and a host of other tensions have investors extremely nervous about the future.Time has confirmed that the best way to deal with uncertainty is to get back to the basics when it comes to the stock market.  Buying proven, long term, steady dividend stocks is one tactic that has been proven to work overtime no matter what happens in the ...
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Everything You Need To Know About Stop Loss Orders

I have a major complaint with most trading and investing education services.  My issue extends beyond just online courses and web sites, it goes deep into the very core of how stock market investing is presented by the so-called experts.My grievance can spell the difference between profits and losses, not to mention why some are successful in the stock market while the vast majority simply break even or lose over the long term.The complaint focuses on the fact that very little education or advice revolves around the most critical aspect of investing.  In fact, without this aspect, it would not ...
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The Time Is Right For Oil Stocks

It was shocking for many people to see gasoline prices plunge below $2.00 per gallon.  Gasoline, a prime derivative of oil, had been riding a one-way ticket higher in price on the back of ever climbing oil prices.Fears that the earth would soon run out of oil were widespread under the “peak oil” theory causing tremendous fear that prices would never decline.  Add in the never-ending middle east tension and a very bleak picture emerged that oil would ever decline in price.Well, things changed and they changed fast!To the dismay and surprise of “peak oil” theorists, oil prices plunged during ...
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3 Bollinger Band Tricks You Need To Know

There are literally 100’s of different technical analysis indicators available to financial market traders.  Most every indicator has its adherents and detractors in the market.  The reason for this is that every indicator works some of the time.  Based on the way indicators are devised, they are fitted to a certain market condition.  This is why they sometimes work and sometimes do not work as expected. As you probably have figured out by now, indicators that only work in certain market conditions are not feasible in the real world of investing.  This means that most every indicator is a crap shoot ...
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