Battle Volatility With This Sector

The last 8 months have been crazy volatile in the stock market.  We have seen the fear index called the VIX spike to above 52 then plunge into the 12.50 zone just several months later!  Just over the last several weeks, the volatility measuring VIX has climbed to above 30 and remains above the technical support lines of the 50 and 200-day simple moving average. This chaotic volatility is a God Send for short term day traders and others who thrive on profiting from sharp market moves without regard for direction. At the same time, many long-term investors are frankly frightened by ...
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7 Investing Rules From Stock Market Wizards

One of the coolest things about financial markets is that all the wisdom and knowledge that you need to succeed is available freely. Whether this knowledge is gained from books, the internet, or one on one mentorship with proven successful investors, it really doesn’t matter.  Everyone has their own learning style and some learn best face to face, others learn best from reading brief articles, and still others love to dig deep into investment books written by the masters. I find that the best way to learn how to be a successful investor is to study directly what the wizards of the ...
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4 Spinoffs Set To Soar In 2016

Spinoff investing is a proven way to create profits in the stock market.  We have identified 4 spinoffs that are poised to create profits in 2016.  But first, let’s take a closer look at spinoffs and why they can be very lucrative to stock market investors. What is Spinoff? Spinoffs have a history of outperforming the stock market.  A spinoff is what happens when a company decides to turn a portion of itself or a division into its own separately traded entity. The reason spinoffs generally outperform the overall stock market is principally the fact that they hit the ground running.  In other ...
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Fundamental Analysis Made Easy

We often talk about the critical importance of combining both technical and fundamental analysis into a cohesive whole when making investing decisions. Both of these seemingly contradictory analysis techniques have dramatic flaws.  The secret to success in the stock market is the combination of these two analysis methods. Charting and price analysis was once relegated to the investment underground with only the hardest core analysts charting price by hand.  The majority of investors used fundamental analysis to make decisions. Things have changed radically over the last several decades.  The power of the internet and PC’s have made technical analysis the de facto analysis ...
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3 Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations

These are the times that fortunes are made in the stock market.  While confusion and fear reign supreme, professional investors are quietly snapping up bargains of the decade.  These bargain priced, yet high quality companies are what will build wealth for the next generation. Buy low and sell high is the mantra of the professional investor.  The current market conditions have created many opportunities to buy quality companies very cheap relatively. The question is how do you know what companies will bounce back from the low levels and which ones will just languish for years at the depressed prices. Worst yet, how do ...
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A beginners guide to pairs trading

What an incredible launch of the new year!  Market have plunged, rallied and then plunged again. Stock prices are being tossed back and forth due to forces truly outside of our control. Forces like oil prices, Chinese economic woes, and the ever changing landscape of U.S. corporate earnings are leading the market in 2016. When the cyclically bullish pressure of the U.S. presidential election year is applied to the above chaos, it paints an extremely interesting year! The recent sharp market moves have forced investors to look for alternative techniques to help smooth their portfolio volatility. One very effective method that is currently being employed ...
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5 Tech Stocks That Are Suddenly Cheap

  The recent market plunge has created powerful opportunities in the tech sector.  Professional investors have waited for several years to purchase shares at such a sharp discount. The key is to make certain that the company is in the deep value zone per the fundamental metrics rather than looking purely at price. We have identified the following 5 high-tech companies as being ideal buys right now. 1, Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) The recent sell-off has even hurt the giants of the tech world.  Apple, the world’s most valuable company, with a market cap of over $520 billion and $216 billion of cash/securities has dropped below $100.00 ...
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3 Candlestick Patterns Every Trader Should Know

Today’s investors and traders are bombarded with information.  In the past it was always a question of not enough information to make smart investing decisions.  Today, it is a question of how to filter the onslaught of data made possible by the internet. Every investor has their own method of filtering the data.  Whether its using basic fundamental information only, technical price tools, or a combination of both.  Each of these methods is simply a way to filter the massive amount of information to help make profitable decisions. There is a popular subset of technical analysis that investors and traders use ...
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