Cheap Stocks With Rising Expectations

There are a number of ways to find stocks that could deliver potential gains. Many of those strategies include benefiting from the analysis of others. Wall Street is an unusual place in many ways. It is fiercely competitive since the very best fund managers, analysts and deal makers can generate billions of dollars a year in personal compensation. But, it is at the same time a place where sharing your best ideas can also be well rewarded. This is true for analysts, in particular. Wall Street analysts are well paid by the standards of most investors. According to a recent survey, at l...
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The Best Way to Preserve Capital in a Bear Market

It’s a natural concern that every successful investor must live with. The concern is whether or not a bear market is near. Or, after a market selloff the investor must decide if a bear market is underway. Some financial advisers like to tell clients not to worry, markets always come back in the long run. But, the truth is that bear markets destroy capital and change lives, sometimes. They should be a concern for every investor, especially if an investor has plans to retire one day or use their savings to send their children to college. In other words, if they will need money at a cer...
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The Best Technical Trading Strategies

Technical analysis is the study of prices. Proponents of the discipline argue that history has a tendency to repeat and a study of market action in the past can be a useful tool for forecasting the likely direction of price trends in the future. This article will provide you information about Best technical trading strategies. Technicians use price charts and various indicators to develop their forecasts. Price charts are studied to determine if there are any significant visual cues that can be used to identify potential trends. This is a subjective form of analysis because each analyst...
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Five Stocks Under $10 Insiders Are Buying

Insiders are the individuals that know a company better than anyone else. This group can include directors and officers of a company, or large investors owning 10% or more of the outstanding shares. They have a vested interest in the success of the company and, of course, they have a vested interest in the success of their portfolio. This makes it potentially useful to monitor what insiders are buying and selling. Insiders are usually under no obligation to buy shares of the company they know so well. They could invest in any other publicly traded company. That means when they buy sh...
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Five Stocks Trading Under $5 That Analysts Love

Analysts devote a great deal of time to studying different companies. They publish earnings estimates that are widely followed and are almost always wrong. Although the earnings estimates may be the most visible part of an analyst’s job, they are not necessarily the most important. In addition to providing estimates, analysts also rate companies using some type of a “buy, hold or sell” scale. These ratings help portfolio managers find winners in the stock market and avoid potential losers. That makes the ratings valuable to managers as a starting point for their own research. Analyst...
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The Dancer Who Made $2 Million Trading Stocks

One of the greatest investment books ever published was written by a professional dancer. The 1960 book, How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market, was written by Nicolas Darvas. Other than his books, little is known about Darvas. His Wikipedia page provides a brief biography of his early years: Hungarian by birth, Darvas trained as an economist at the University of Budapest. Reluctant to remain in Hungary until either the Nazis or the Soviet Union took over, he fled in June 1943 at the age of 23 with a forged exit visa and fifty pounds sterling to Istanbul, Turkey. Sometime later, he met u...
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Three Cheap Stocks with Value, Growth and Momentum

Few data series have been studied as exhaustively as the financial markets. Analysts and researchers pore over the same set of data looking for relationships that can help them beat the market. Many are driven by the allure of potential profits. What’s interesting is how little data there really is. Researchers have access to price histories and financial information. Financial data is updated just four times a year. Yet, it not an exaggeration to say that researchers have dedicated their careers to studying this information. Increasingly, researchers have been identifying characteri...
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What It Really Means When a Company Beats Earnings Estimates

As investors we hear it all the time. The analyst comes on CNBC and tells us a stock is soaring because the company beat earnings estimates. Or, we notice a stock is falling sharply and when we search the news we discover that the company missed analysts’ expectations. These are common explanations for a stock’s market action. But, what do those words really mean? In other words, what are estimates, where do they come from, how often do companies meet the estimates and how do stocks fare, on average after an earnings announcement? We will answer each of these questions today. What A...
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Bargain Hunting for Stocks Under $5

Sell offs create panic and that leads to buying opportunities for value investors. This is how great fortunes are made according to super investor Warren Buffett. Over the years, Buffett has offered a wealth of wisdom to individual investors including his advice to “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” With major stock market averages suffering their first 10% correction in years, now is potentially the time to be greedy. When looking for buy candidates, we started our search by limiting our list to stocks priced under $5. The reason we like cheap st...
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Indicators That Spot a Market Bottom

  Now that the stock market has finally delivered a pull back, it is important to think about which indicators will signal the likely completion of the down move. It is also important to remember that no indicator will be 100% accurate, at bottoms or at tops. When thinking of indicators, many traders will turn to familiar tools like the stochastics or the MACD. While these tools are popular, they aren’t very useful at turning points. The chart below shows these two indicators for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY). The chart shows that these indicators moved down along wi...
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