The Trend

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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Three of the Most Overlooked Technical Patterns

They are some of the most overlooked trend reversal patterns.

But spot them first, and you could jump well ahead of the pack.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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