The Best Way To Build A Winning Portfolio

Wow, what an opening week for the stock market.  Shares have suffered their worst opening week in many years.  The first week of 2016 has resulted in many stock market investors questioning their methods and tactics as the overall market has been smacked down due to a variety of international pressures. First there is the trouble in China with the Central Bank making bold moves to help support the economy.  Next, the always volatile North Korean government has returned to its old tricks of making threats.  The stock market hates uncertainty and the current conditions possess huge amounts of...
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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 its...
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How To Invest In The World’s Fastest Growing Economy

One of the largest mistakes stock investors make is to only invest within the United States.  While there is no question that tremendous opportunity exists in the U.S. stock markets, global markets can often provide substantial upside potential. Holding a geographically diversified portfolio can not only produce outsized gains, it can help protect against downside by protecting against economic system shocks. While the choices of geographically diverse investments is wide, one nation stands heads and shoulders above the others in terms of upside potential and provides the ideal portfolio...
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Are You Prepared For The VIX Spike?

Are you afraid that the unprecedented seven-year bull market advance will soon come to an end?  Well, you are not alone.  With quantitative easing measures rapidly winding down, greater numbers of market professionals are leaning toward a bearish bias.  Add in the specter of rising interest rates and it becomes a question of how long can the bull market last with the heavily bearish macroeconomic picture. The smart money is setting up to hedge their portfolios and actually profit from the potential sharp decline in the stock market. Fortunately, there are two new ETF’s that will enable t...
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These 5 Profit Machines Churn Out Cash

No one really knows when the final day of this roaring bull market will be.  It could be tomorrow, or it may not happen for years. The good news is that it’s not important to think about when this fateful day will occur, but rather make certain that your investment portfolio is designed to best weather any future financial storm. Before you jump to conclusions, I am not talking about hedging or any type of expensive portfolio insurance like option strategies.  While these methods have their place, this article is about building a core portfolio position of stocks that will weather and ev...
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How To Profit From The Soaring Greenback And The New Stock Market Bull

Following big trends is the primary way long term traders make money in the stock market.   The largest hedge funds and money managers on earth utilize trend following rules and tactics in their trading.  In other words, trends are how the majority of profits are created on Wall Street. While following trends may sound easy at first glance, it is often difficult to identify strong trends before they end.  The trouble identification is due to hindsight bias and other psychological issues affecting most people.  Skilled traders and market analysts have the ability to identify and act on trend...
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These Stocks Are Insulated From The Dollar’s Super Cycle

Trends are the lifeblood of long term investors. The longer and more powerful the directional trend, the more money that can be made. Riding powerful trends is one way long term investors profit from the financial markets. Another way trends are used to earn profits is from inter-market relationships. An inter-market relationship means how one financial market affects another market. One common and well known inter-market relationship is the bond market and the stock market. The general rule of thumb is that these markets are correlated. This means that when bond prices start to fall, th...
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