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 March 27, 2017

Top Three Questions to Ask Before Any Trade

No one was ever born a successful trader, but we all have the potential to become one. 

The other week, we discussed the key reason why so many traders fail: because they...

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Boring Stocks Can Be the Most Exciting Stocks

Sometimes, boring is better.

Tell me – would you rather invest in a company that’s soaring on the latest, hottest trend, or would you rather buy a stock that’s so boring, it’s been years since it’s had any press?

Like most of us, you’d choose the first one. Unfortunately...

Monday March 20, 2017

How to Identify Trends Perfectly Every Time

Drawing lines on chart has been a matter of contention for years.

There are fundamental analysts that despise the very idea that studying wiggles and lines on a chart can lead to rewarding payouts.

In fact, Warren Buffett once...

Wednesday March 15, 2017

The Most Important Economic Indicator

Arguably, the U.S. consumer is the most watched economic indicator.  We’re the barometers of economic growth (if you will), accounting for 70% of GDP growth.

As the fortunes of many Americans goes, so goes the economy… 

What we're seeing now is...

Friday March 10, 2017

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...

Wednesday March 8, 2017

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:

Monday March 6, 2017

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...

Wednesday March 1, 2017

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: