How to Draw Your Trend Lines

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How to Experience Explosive Growth over a Few Short Years with Minimum Risk

​“Explosive growth with minimum risk!” Does that sound too good to be true?

Covered calls are typically portrayed as a conservative strategy.  A way for investors to generate additional income based on stocks they have in their portfolio without taking on significant risks.  

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Price Expansion and Retraction: The Rubber Band Effect

If you pull a rubber band too far, too fast, what happens?

It snaps back, right?  The same thing happens with stocks, indexes, and currencies.  If they’re pulled too far in one direction, eventually they’ll snap back and revert to back to the mean.  In fact, we see it happen all the time.

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The Magic of Moving Average Crossovers

By now, you’re well aware of how to find trends using simple moving averages, such as the 50- and 200-day moving averages.   But you should also know how to potentially spot when a trend could stop dead in its tracks, or birth a new trend.

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Two Powerful Chart Patterns Every Trader Needs to Know

Support and resistance are two of the most powerful technical indicators on the market.

Without watching either, you may just buy or sell at the wrong time. 

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How to Really Let your Winners Run

We’ve all seen fortunes made.

Unfortunately, we’ve also seen fortunes lost in a matter of seconds.

To this day, one of the biggest reasons for sizable losses is failure to protect profits and cut losses timely with tools, such as the trailing stop loss.  But we have to realize that without any kind of exit strategy in place, emotions could come into play. 

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Technical Analysis 101: What is the Ichimoku Cloud?

There are many traders that just won’t subscribe to technical analysis.

What technical analysis allows us to do is pinpoint where fear and greed are getting a bit out of hand. They allow us to measure market psychology, if you will.

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Three of the Hottest IPOs of 2018

2018 was quite a year for IPOs.

There were 188 of them, raising up to $45.7 billion. By the way, that’s about 47% greater than 2017. More than likely, we would have seen more if it weren’t for the crazed volatility.

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Three of the Most Consistent Candlestick Patterns to Understand

Candlestick patterns may have some odd names.

Abandoned baby bottom, three black crows, dark cloud cover, for example. But these are some of the most powerful tools you can add to your strategy, including these three.

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Two Simple Tools to Spot Reversals in the Fear Gauge

2018 will go down in history as one of the most volatile on record.

But believe it or not, one of the most consistent ways to make money on the market is by trading excessive fear, as dictated by the Volatility Index.

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Dogs of the Dow 2019: Three Stocks to Keep an Eye On

Stocks may be struggling in the latter part of 2018, but some real bargains are emerging.

And one of the best ways to profit from the most oversold stocks – especially those that pay consistent dividends is by investing in the Dogs of the Dow.

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Two of the Best “End of Year” Opportunities

It’s time to think about year-end strategies.

We already know:

  • The first half of the year tends to bring better returns that the second half.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose price was beaten down in the previous year has a tendency to outperform the rest of the DJIA in the following year.
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Could the Death Cross on the Russell 2000 Signal an Opportunity?

In late November 2018, there was a considerable fear the Russell 2000 was setting up to fall even further. All thanks to the appearance of a “death cross.”  However, more often than not, the death cross on the Russell 2000 can lead to a buying opportunity. 

When it comes to technical analysis, moving averages are essential.

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Williams’ %R: One of the Most Essential Technical Indicators

One of the best ways to become a great trader is to try new things.

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a perfect strategy. But if you’re willing to trade outside of the box, you can become a better trader.

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Two of the Best “End of Year” Opportunities

It’s time to think about year-end strategies.

We already know:

  • The first half of the year tends to bring better returns that the second half.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose price was beaten down in the previous year has a tendency to outperform the rest of the DJIA in the following year.
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A Fundamental and Technical Spotlight on Tesla

Tesla Inc. has been a slow-motion train wreck.

All thanks to un-CEO behavior from Elon Musk.  

In September and October 2018 shares plunged after video surfaced of him smoking pot on a podcast. That was in addition to resurfaced conflict with a British cave explorer, and Musk’s tweet that he was “considering taking Tesla private.”

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Three of the Most Powerful Technical Pivot Indicators

When bungee jumpers plummet off a bridge, what happens?

They pop back up, right?

The very same thing happens with stocks when they become too overbought or oversold. And if we can position ourselves for the exact moment the “snap back” happens, we can make money. And it’s actually quite easy to spot.

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