The Trend

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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School of Hard Knocks: The Most Expensive Lesson

We’ve all been there.

At some point, we’ve all been new to trading. 

We don’t even know how to buy a stock or even an option.  We’re not sure where to start, or even whom we should be talking to. Unsure, confused, and lost when it comes to choosing the right broker many of us choose the broker with the hottest offer at the time. 

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Infrastructure Spending and the Economy

It happened again.

In late May 2017, we highlighted several instances of President Trump’s Midas touch.  Anything having to do with cement, cyber security, banks, infrastructure, and defense rocketed higher on the year all by simple mention from Trump.

By June 2017, he did it again.

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The Trump Effect: The “Behind the Scenes” Opportunities

In late May 2017, we highlighted Trump’s Midas touch.

Then, lo and behold it happened again days after.

We already mentioned the $350 billion deal with the Saudis, and noted that defense stocks exploded to all-time highs, as a result. 

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The Trump Effect: How the POTUS Impacts Your Trades

Apparently, he has the Midas touch.

Infrastructure stocks exploded on President Trump’s trillion-dollar promise.  For example, H&E Equipment (HEES) flew from $12.40 to $27 as a result. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

 

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Case Study 101: A Lesson in Why Fundamental Analysis is Essential

It’s just as important as technical and news analysis.

It helps us understand the very nuts and bolts of a company to arrive at fair value.  With it, we have a better understanding of competitive advantage, earnings strength, revenue growth, and quality of company management.

With it, we can understand which stock is truly the better buy.

 

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Shelter Shares: The Most Interesting Investment of 2017

Call it the ultimate bunker portfolio.

When the world goes nutty with threats of crisis, a handful of stocks typically run higher.  Between them, they provide the very essentials of a fallout bunker for those that think the world is coming to an end – bottled water, canned goods, gas masks, guns, generators, and even spam. 

 

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Crisis and Opportunity: Were You Even Aware of This?

Over the last several years, we’ve had our legs cut out from under us.

Consumers have had their most private information exposed.

In 2016, more than 50% of Americans were hacked and they don’t even know about it. 

Attackers weren’t just stealing your information. They were...

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Every Crisis Creates an Opportunity to Make Money

There’s always opportunity in crisis.

Capture it at the right time, and you stand to make a fortune.  However, it all depends on...

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