3 Stocks To Short Now

The current market conditions have set some stocks up to be the perfect short sell candidates.  When overall market weakness is combined with already suffering stocks, it’s the ideal time to short. We have identified 3 struggling stocks that have set up to be textbook perfect shorts within the present market weakness. First, let’s take a look at how to profit from the overall market weakness. Buying weakness and selling strength is the mantra of professional traders.  In fact, we have written about this fact many times over the years. Following this mantra has created tremendou...
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What You Need To Know About Bear Markets

Talk about a rough start to the 2016 stock market investing year! Investors are afraid that a bear market is upon us.   Truth is that there is no reason to be afraid, even if a bear market appears. This article will explain exactly what a bear market is and what you need to know not only to survive but to profit from it. First, let’s take a look at what has happened so far this year for perspective. The stock market ended the first 2 and a half trading weeks of 2016 with a steep sell-off. All three major stock indexes - the Dow, the Nasdaq composite and the Standard &...
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5 Rules For Option Selling Success

Investors are scrambling to find income in today’s ultra-low yielding environment.  The low interest rates as well as fewer and fewer solid stocks paying consistently high dividends have forced the savviest investors into more esoteric ways to earn income from their portfolios. Add in the fact that it appears that the stock market has reached a short term high, at the very least, and it paints a difficult picture for traditional income seeking investors. One of the most popular ways to ramp up income from the market is selling options.  Also known as writing options, this is a proact...
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Get Paid To Buy Stocks At A Deep Discount

How would you like to guarantee that you will purchase stock at whatever discount you want, or get paid for making the attempt? Sound like a cannot lose situation?  It certainly does! When I was first exposed to this idea, it seemed too good to be true.  A nearly magical technique for finally being able to name your price for nearly any stock or get paid for doing so. While nothing in the stock market is a cannot lose situation, this tactic comes close and is used primarily by professional traders seeking to obtain shares at a steep discount while earning a handsome income for tak...
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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...
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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 ve...
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Turn Your Stocks Into A Cash Machine

Many investors are finding this market extremely difficult to trade.  There is increasing volatility in both directions but no real directional bias since March.  In fact, the stock market barometer of the Dow Jones Industrial Average hasn’t moved out of a 650-point channel over the last four months. Most things are looking very bullish in the economy, and the stock market should be taking off to the upside.   However, bearish international pressure combined with domestic interest rate fears have put a lid on the stock market bulls. Both the traditionally bullish and bearish stoc...
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Here’s What To Expect For The Rest Of 2015

How would you like to know what is going to happen for the rest of 2015?  Imagine the amount of money that could be made by just acting upon perfect foresight into the future of the stock market.   Well, the truth is, no one really knows what exactly will happen tomorrow, let alone for the next seven months. Not even the most successful hedge fund managers or political leaders can say with certainty what is going to happen.   With this said, we can make intelligent guesses based on the available facts to ascertain what the future holds. One way to do this is to take a loo...
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