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Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Popular Stocks

Years of stock market study and active participation have taught me many truths about the financial markets.  One of the most important things that I have learned is that things are not always as they seem in the market. Realizing this is what enabled me to take my investing ability to the next level.The fact of things not always being what they seem is very true in both technical and fundamental analysis.This article will expose a crucial way that investors are often fooled into making the wrong decision by company fundamentals. It will provide the basics of fundamental analysis, ...
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Take Profits Like A Professional

Talk about volatile times!  Not since the financial turmoil of 2008-2009, do I recall such consistent large swings in the stock market.  The Greek crisis and China’s stock situation has resulted in tremendous trepidation.  Add in the fact of interest rates about to climb and it paints a very volatile picture going into the future.The good news is, as traders and investors, volatility is our lifeblood.   Stocks need to move for directional traders to make money.  The more they move, the more profits that can be made by savvy investors.Even for long-term investors, all this volatility has resulted in everyone ...
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Don’t Miss This $8 Billion Spin Off

Professional traders are always on the lookout for special situations in the stock market.  Special situations are far and few between, but they can greatly increase the odds of investing success.One of the most sought after special situations in the entire stock market is when a company divests or sells off a sector or division to another company.These divestments are extremely beneficial to both the company doing the selling and the company buying the sector or division.The reasons for this are multiple.  At the most basic level, the company doing the selling is getting rid of an unwanted division, ...
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Put A Collar On This Market

The major stock indexes are acting toppy and economic fear reigns supreme around the globe.  Most investors are very confused about whether or not to take profits or to hold on for greater gains.There are strong signals that the bull market is coming to an end. Even many professional traders are confused about what to expect next.The index of fear known as the VIX has spiked to near 20 within the last seven trading days.  Also, the VIX has moved above its 200 week simple moving average for the first time since the start of the year.A combination of ...
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Time To Buy Utility Stocks

Buying weakness and selling strength is the hallmark of the professional investor. Successful investors follow this mantra religiously, while their less successful brethren rarely ever buy weakness and sell strength in the stock market. In fact, consistently struggling investors often do the opposite of the rules followed habitually by winning investors.The reason for this fact is simple.   It is because it is difficult to buy weak stocks.  It is much easier to buy stocks that are “hot” at the moment and moving higher.This is despite research and real life evidence making it very clear that much higher returns are gleaned ...
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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 ...
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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 and investors ignore this missing link is because ...
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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 having enough capital to execute profitable investing strategies.It seems ...
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