3 Things You Need To Know About Bear Markets

Just the term bear market sends shivers of fear into most investors.  After six years of the super bull in U.S. stocks, investors have become complacent and feel entitled to double-digit yearly gains. In light of the recent massive swings in the major indexes, the specter of the bear has become front and center in the mind of long-term stock market investors.  Questions are all over financial media about bear markets, how to identify one, and the best way to not only survive but thrive during the inevitable bearish periods in the stock market. This article will answer these questions and aims ...
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Two Stocks To Weather The Storm

Is your portfolio prepared to handle the coming market volatility?  I am not talking about buying insurance like options or shorting at this time. The focus of this article is making sure that your long term stock portfolio is designed to weather whatever financial market storm may be right around the corner. While no one can say for certain what the future holds, certain stocks simply have a better record than other when it comes to performance during difficult times. Looking at the past to locate these gems then adding these stocks to your long term holdings is a significant step toward ...
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Let Uncle Sam Guarantee Your Dividends

Believe it or not, there is a formula to getting wealthy in the stock market.  The formula is easy to follow and most investors already understand the concept.  However, following this formula is far from sexy and many consider it downright boring.  This is why it is often ignored by the majority of fast money seeking stock market players. However, the few that actually implement their knowledge of this wealth formula often end up far richer than their non-patient investing brethren. If you have not guessed it yet, I am talking about the power of dividend reinvestment.  In and of itself, ...
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Invest Like Mario Gabelli

A time proven way to consistently profit in the stock market is to follow in the footsteps of leading investors.  We are very fortunate that a few of these top dogs of the investing world love to share their knowledge with their clients and the public at large. In addition, stock market giants are required by law to make public their holdings including buys and sells on a quarterly basis.  These filings are widely available for every investor to study for profitable ideas. The question becomes who are the best investors to follow? Rather than looking at the guys who just have ...
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How To Use Dow Theory For Profits

Many investors are fixated on learning the newest stock market analysis techniques rather than studying original yet time proven investing tools.  The reason for this is the fact that analysis methods often become outdated due to technological or market changes.  However, there is an ancient stock market analysis method that continues to work even in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. In fact, this process forms the basis of technical analysis.  Understanding this process will build a strong foundation for you to build upon in your investing journey. I am referencing Dow Theory, a concept credited to Charles Dow and advanced by William Hamilton, ...
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3 Growth Stocks You Need To Know

Every investor wants to locate growing stocks for investment.  While there are different ways to go about locating growing stocks, the goal of investors is the same. There are two schools of thought when it comes to choosing stocks that are expected to climb in price.  These schools are value and growth.  Value and growth are different ways of locating winning stock market investments. Let’s first look at the differences between value and growth investing then drill down into growth stocks with specific examples for you to consider for your portfolio. Growth and value are the drivers that lift the price of ...
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Jesse Livermore’s Stock Trading Secret

Jesse Livermore is believed by many to have been the greatest stock market speculator who has ever lived.  He earned several fortunes over his lifetime. While his life ended tragically due to personal demons, Jessie left behind a legacy of investing lessons that remain applicable for every investor. I have always been fascinated by Jesse Livermore and his investing techniques. This interest has led me to discover what I consider the number one secret to his success. It’s not something that is difficult to understand or implement.  In fact, it is something so simple that you will kick yourself for not implementing it sooner ...
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Cruise Your Way To Profits

Once reserved for the wealthy, the ocean cruising vacation business has become extremely popular across all economic and demographic categories. In fact, cruise ships have become the truly economical way to experience luxury travel thanks to economies of scale and heavy competition among the major providers. The industry is truly immune from economic cycles with even the financial crisis of 2008-2009 not causing much of a slowdown. Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Dr. Theo Notteboom of Hofstra University published a study on the cruise business revealing the following facts. The industry carried about 20.1 million passengers in 2012, up from 7.2 million in 2000 ...
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