The Trend

Never Overlook Support and Resistance Levels

Understand how the market moves, and you increase your odds of success.

In theory, markets are pushed higher and lower by fear and greed -- two of the strongest psychological drivers of all assets. 

For example, many times you’ll hear technical analysts refer to the ongoing tug of war between bulls and bears, or the struggle between buyers, which represent demand, and sellers, which represent supply.  When looking at fear and greed on a chart, we begin to look at the technical parameters of support and resistance, or a price floor or ceiling.

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Technical Analysis: How to Recognize a Crowded Trade

Crowding the wrong side of the trade is the worst thing any one can do.

All of a sudden, every one and their 80-year-old grandmother are piling money into a trade, thinking some one must know something they don’t. Instead, what’s happening is they’re getting caught up in...

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Two Essential Questions all IPO Traders Should Ask

Whenever a new IPO is about to hit the market, you’ll often hear that it’s the “biggest, most exciting IPO of the year.”

It could produce millions for smart investors.

But that’s not always the case:

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A Crash Could Be Imminent

Stocks are clearly in a bubble.

And like all bubbles, this one could soon burst.

It’s part of the reason some traders – the smart ones – are beginning to accumulate...

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Dow 22,000 is No Longer a Fantasy

On Tuesday, all seemed grim. 

After 12 straight days of rallying, we closed down. 

CNN was quick to note, “Dow’s ridiculous string of records finally comes to an end.”

And then it happened:

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The Trump Effect: The Golden Age of Prisons

“We need to end private prisons. Protecting public safety and should never be outsourced or left to unaccountable corporations.”

That’s what Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted in 2015, wiping out millions in value off another industry in just weeks. Investors overreacted. The press warned of fallout.

But it also created the buying opportunity of a lifetime for...

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Sears Holdings (SHLD): Why It Just Will Not Survive

There really is a sucker born every minute.

Quite a few of them bid up Sears Holdings (SHLD) yet again in recent weeks on nothing more than hope. Let’s be honest: The company may not be dead yet, but the box is built, the hole is dug, and the nails are in place.

Now, all we need is...

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Apple CEO: “It’s Huge.”

By far, Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world.

All it has to do is make a simple mention of a potential idea that may or may not happen, and traders go wild with anticipation.

At least, that’s what just happened...

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How to Screen for Takeover Targets

We all dream of uncovering buyout targets…

Once a deal hits the wire, stocks can soar overnight. It’s no surprise then that many investors spend...

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Oh Snap: Avoid This IPO

In early January 2017, we noted that an 800 lb. social networking gorilla was about to enter the room and that it could be more trouble than it’s worth.

That gorilla is Snapchat and it’s proving to be just that with a recipe for disaster: 

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A $1.7 Trillion Goldmine of Opportunity

2016 may go down as one the wildest years on record.

But it’ll also go down as one of the most impressive with regards to mergers and acquisitions. From the $26 billion buyout of LinkedIn to the $60 billion deal to...

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Uranium: The Most Explosive Opportunity

Uranium hasn't been on the map in a while, but due to demand for nuclear power there has been an 'explosive' spike in the market - and ways for you to possibly take advantage of the 'boom'.

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Why Small Cap Stocks Could Soar Again

Sometimes, size truly matters.

For years, small cap stocks crashed and burned thanks to a number of factors, including a crash in commodity prices. But that’s quickly changing - and with a little luck you may be able to find yourself on the right side of the small cap resurgence.

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How to Get your Piece of 646% Growth

We’ve heard it all before.

“I don’t want to invest in marijuana because I’m ethically opposed to it.”

While that’s good to know, we’re investors, traders, we’re looking to make money. 

And sometimes in order to make money, you have to buy even what you may not be comfortable with, including what’s turning out to be an explosive opportunity.

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U.S. Economy 2017: Why Retailers Are Struggling

“As the fortunes of many Americans go, so goes Wal-Mart, so goes the economy.”

That’s what The Associated Press has noted.

Wal-Mart is arguably one of the world's most important economic indicators, and recent earnings numbers may be a sign of things to come.

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The Trump Presidency: The Stocks To Own

Sometimes, size does matter.

For quite some time, a certain investment vehicle was left for dead thanks to a number of factors, including a crash in commodities. Then, for most of 2016, traders ignored them again. By the time 2016 ended, these became the biggest winners on the market:

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This is the Hottest Sector of 2017

It was one of the most powerful moves we’ve ever seen.

Between January 2012 and 2015, the iShares NASDAQ Biotech Index (IBB) rallied from a low of 109.03 to 400 due in part to...

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