The Trend

Why the MACD is an Essential Technical Analysis Tool

We’re often told that technical analysis is a waste of time.

Traders are often told to ignore it altogether.

“Technical analysis is fundamentally flawed,” says Forbes.

“Technical analysis is stupid,” blared The Motley Fool.

But it’s just not true. In fact, technical analysis is just as important as fundamental analysis.

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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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Snapchat IPO: The Easiest Way to Trade It

An 800 lb. social networking gorilla is about to enter the room.

But it may be more trouble than it’s worth. Sometime in 2017, Snapchat is hoping to IPO with a valuation of $40 billion. While exciting, a valuation of that size doesn’t work, especially for a company...

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The Last Time This Happened, the Bitcoin Rally Died

With a simple click in 2009, a digital currency craze was born. 

All of a sudden, a peer-to-peer system of electronic cash popped up out of nowhere.

Governments and central banks couldn’t manipulate this 'renegade currency', which terrified politicians because it could end paper money.

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After 123 Years, Sears Holdings May Be On the Way Out

Sears Holdings isn’t dead just yet.

But after 123 years of service, the company finds itself one step closer to bankruptcy.

That won't keep it from kicking the can down the road, though.

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Winter 2016-17: How to Trade the Snow

Winter is here. And with winter comes snow.

And with snow comes the back-aching shoveling, cancelled events, the flu, infuriatingly bad drivers, and aggravation.

But it also offers plenty of opportunity.

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Tax Time: How to Save on 2016 Capital Gains Taxes

Death and taxes… They’re two of life’s certainties.

And while some would jokingly argue that death is the better of the two, it is what it is.

Fortunately, there are ways to decrease your tax burdens to make life a bit easier.

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Why These Billionaires are Moving to Cash...

Mohamed El-Erian has never been a typical investor.

His understanding of the very crosscurrents impacting the investment world is impeccable.

In 1999, he dumped $2 billion of Argentine debt two years before the country defaulted.

In 2002, he took a bullish position on...

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Commodities That Are Gaining Momentum

There’s little doubt that a bottom has been reached in most commodities, especially in industrial metals, like copper and aluminum.

Let’s start with copper.

The metal – already up about 35% on the year – could see further upside, as...

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