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  The reason for this is the fact that analysis methods often become outdated due to technological or market changes.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 Theo...
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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 driv...
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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 ki...
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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 indu...
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Turn Up The Volume In Trading Profits

Once relegated to the backwaters of finance, technical analysis has become the go-to method for making real-time decisions in the stock market. Most traders understand how to use price bar charts to determine the direction of share price and use this information as a tool to make investing choices. However, there is far more to the proper use of technical analysis than watching price charts for decision making.  Technical analysis is defined as the study of price and volume with the goal of making profitable investing decisions. The volume metric in the definition is often ignored by inv...
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3 Cheap Stocks You Need To Know

Buying cheap and selling expensive is the goal of every stock investor.  The old buy low, sell high mantra is one that every successful investor religiously follows.  However, many investors are confused or uncertain about what exactly the word cheap means in the stock market. Recently, CNBC ran an article outlining the seven cheapest stocks in the S&P 500.  The piece sparked my interest in determining exactly what cheap means when it comes to stock prices.  Once it is understood what cheap means, in terms of share price, this actionable information can be applied to locate profitable s...
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Trade Like A Hedge Fund With This Simple Tactic

Hedge funds are the new money masters of the 21st century.  Their size and influence can easily move single stock prices and even entire markets.  Many traders are mystified at how hedge funds trade.  While hedge funds use 100’s of different strategies, many of these are out of reach of the average investor due to complexity, cost, and size requirements. However, there is one very effective trading tactic that is profitably used by hedge funds that can be easily applied by average investors. While this tactic is very popular among professional traders, most investors either don’t kno...
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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 analys...
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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...
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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 o...
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