The Trend

Why Oil is Struggling in Oversold Territory

Since early October 2018, oil prices have been clobbered.

Prices sank from a high of $76.90 to a recent low of $49.41. 

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Two Simple Tools to Spot Reversals in the Fear Gauge

2018 will go down in history as one of the most volatile on record.

But believe it or not, one of the most consistent ways to make money on the market is by trading excessive fear, as dictated by the Volatility Index.

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Death Cross on the Russell 2000 could be an Opportunity

In late November 2018, there was a considerable fear the Russell 2000 was setting up to fall even further.  All thanks to the appearance of a “death cross.”  However, more often than not, the death cross on the Russell 2000 can lead to a buying opportunity. 

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The Benefits of Combining Fundamental and Technical Analysis

Over the last 22 years, I’ve heard countless arguments for and against fundamental and technical analysis. While neither is perfect, they both have strengths we can capitalize on.

Fundamental analysis shows us what’s under the hood.

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Two of the Best “End of Year” Opportunities

It’s time to think about year-end strategies.

We already know:

  • The first half of the year tends to bring better returns that the second half.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose price was beaten down in the previous year has a tendency to outperform the rest of the DJIA in the following year.
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A Fundamental and Technical Spotlight on Tesla

Tesla Inc. has been a slow-motion train wreck.

All thanks to un-CEO behavior from Elon Musk.  

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Three of the Most Powerful Technical Pivot Indicators

When bungee jumpers plummet off a bridge, what happens?

They pop back up, right?

The very same thing happens with stocks when they become too overbought or oversold. And if we can position ourselves for the exact moment the “snap back” happens, we can make money. And it’s actually quite easy to spot.

 

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What Every Smart Investor Should Know about Market Pullbacks

Early October 2018 was quite painful for the average investor.

The major indices fell out of the sky.  The tech-heavy NASDAQ fell from 8,100 to 7,300. The S&P 500 dropped from 2,925 to 2,725.

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Secrets of the Doji Master: How Candles Can Pinpoint Opportunity

Way back in the 1700s, Munehia Homma first created candlestick charts for rice trade.

Oftentimes, he would record the opening day’s price of rice, the low and the close.

 

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Trading the J-Hook Continuation Pattern

Technical analysts attempt to predict direction by studying past price action and charts. And understandably, there are critics. In fact, some see it a pseudo-nonsense. 

Forbes for example says it’s fundamentally flawed.

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The Two-Step Process to Uncovering Value after a Pullback

“Why would I want to touch a stock that just plummeted?”

My answer, “Why not?”

What many traders don’t understand is that many pullbacks create opportunities, especially when it happens to a well-known stock. 

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How to Use the Chaikin Oscillator to Analyze Markets

Any time you use technical analysis, confirmation is essential.

If you’re not willing to confirm, you’re doing yourself a great disservice. In fact, at no time will I ever just use Bollinger Bands (2,20), MACD, relative strength, or Williams’ R% alone.

That’s an amateur, foolish move.

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Tesla Erupts in Chaos, but There May Be Good News

Tesla Inc. has been a slow-motion train wreck.

All thanks to un-CEO behavior from Elon Musk.

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How to Trade Parabolic Stop and Reverse (SAR)

The Parabolic Stop and Reverse (SAR), commonly known as Parabolic SAR is a trend following indicator that highlights current price direction.

It also provides entry and exit signals as well with dotted lines.

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The Exact Time to Jump out of Any Trade

It’s not about having the perfect strategy.

It’s about the rule you abide by with each trade. 

One of the biggest issues facing all walks of traders is a severe lack of discipline and structure in stock buying habits. Many fail to use stop losses, or even protect gains with a simple trailing stop loss strategy. Others risk far too much.

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Why it Pays to Use these 4 Key Technical Tools

Sometimes, simplicity is the best way to spot opportunity.

In early August 2018, shares of Weight Watchers (WTW) plunged $12 unexpectedly on an earnings overreaction. But the news really wasn’t worthy of such a gap lower.

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The Most Essential Part of any Trade

Any one can trade a stock.

But it takes a disciplined person to trade that stock well.

One of the biggest issues facing all walks of traders is a severe lack of discipline and structure in stock buying habits. Many fail to use stop losses, or even protect gains with a simple trailing stop loss strategy. Others risk far too much.

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