The Trend

Monday May 22, 2017

One of the Worst Trades to Take

“Hedge funds have never been this long crude oil,” blared the headlines in February 2017.

By March 2017, oil would plunge from a high of $55 to $47.

“Hedge funds have never been as bearish as they are right now,” they blared in May 2016.

At the time, the Dow traded at 17,500.  It’s now up to 20,884.

Monday May 22, 2017

One of the Worst Trades to Take

“Hedge funds have never been this long crude oil,” blared the headlines in February 2017.

By March 2017, oil would plunge from a high of $55 to $47.

“Hedge funds have never been as bearish as they are right now,” they blared in May 2016.

At the time, the Dow traded at 17,500.  It’s now up to 20,884.

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Crash Alert: How to Prep for the Next One

It was only a matter of time. 

Mid-May 2017, the Dow Jones Industrials plunged 300 points in a day.  People panicked.  Investors leapt from trades.  Stop losses were taken out.  Fear gripped the markets, sending the Dow well under its 50-day moving average support line.

Monday May 15, 2017

How Ransomware Creates Opportunity

We weren’t prepared.

And it’s very likely, we’re won’t be ready for the next one.

In early May 2017, it only took hours before 200,000 companies, hospitals, government agencies, and organization in more than 150 countries found their computer files held for ransom.

 

Wednesday May 10, 2017

Retail Apocalypse: The Most Important Lesson Learned

In 10 years, the retail industry will look nothing like it does now.

That’s what Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha, had to say when asked about retail at the Berkshire Hathaway meeting in early May 2017. 

Monday May 8, 2017

The Greatest Investment Advice We Ever Received

It was only a matter of time.

In May 2017, oil prices began to collapse, costing investors millions.

For months prior, funds, traders, investors piled back into Black Gold on hopes for $60 oil on the heels of OPEC and non-OPEC, and Middle East escalation.

But it didn’t last.  Then again, many of us never expected it to. 

Wednesday May 3, 2017

Why It Is Essential to Study Market History

It was one of the exciting times in history to be an investor.

Stocks were soaring to new highs.  Investors were pouring money into stocks on the idea of an improving economy.  Optimism was exceptionally high.  Unemployment was at historic lows.  Thousands of people were becoming millionaires every day.

Monday May 1, 2017

The Toughest Part of Any Trade

The toughest part of any trade isn’t knowing when to buy a stock.

It’s actually knowing when to sell, especially when you become emotionally attached. Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?  Then again, so is trading on emotion. 

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Case Study No. 2 – Never Ignore Fundamental Growth

Oftentimes, we’re told to ignore small cap stocks that are trading at their lows, especially those ignored and left for dead by most analysts. 

And while that may be true most times, good research can lead to explosive potential.