The Exact Time to Jump out of Any Trade

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Dogs of the Dow 2019: Eight out of 10 have Already Exploded

Some analysts may write off the Dogs of the Dow theory as antiquated.

In fact, back in 2007, Barron’s noted the strategy no longer works. However, history teaches us that it works very well.

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Boeing (BA): How to Successfully Trade a Falling Knife

Boeing was the top stock to avoid in early March 2019.

The stock had just fallen more than 35 points in two days on news that an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, sadly leaving no survivors. That came just comes after another deadly crash involving the same model in Indonesia, which also left no survivors after five months ago.

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How to Use the Williams’ %R in Your Trading

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.

Over the last 20 years, I’ve combined hundreds of different technical strategies.

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Three of the Best Ways to Hedge for Market Downside

Markets are a fickle beast.

Even with the U.S. and China nearing a trade deal, markets began to pull back in March 2019.

While many shifted blame to the President for the move lower, we had to consider that markets were technically stretched. We were overdue for a pullback. 

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How to Use the Chande Trend Meter (CTM) with 80% Success

Unbelievably, technical analysis is still written off as useless.

In fact, some denounce it as a laughable study of charts, patterns, and squiggly lines without any concrete or profitable results. Others argue it’s only good for short-term trading.

However, none of that is true.

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The Five Key Technical Indicators You Need to Use - Always

One of the best ways to spot reversals is by spotting excessive fear.

To do so, we typically watch for agreement among Bollinger Bands (2,20), MACD, Relative Strength (RSI) and Williams’ %R in either overbought or oversold territory. However, we can also strengthen what those indicators say by adding in the Money Flow Index (MFI).

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Using the RSI Indicator to Increase Your Odds of Successful Trading

Traders are often told to buy excessive fear or greed.

Unfortunately, many aren’t aware of when to actually pull the trigger, or realize when fear or greed have gotten way out of control.

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The Easiest Way to Spot Options Opportunities

We’re often told to “Never buy a stock hitting a 52-week low.”

“Stocks in downtrends tend to stay in downtrends.”

“Any stock hitting a 52-week low will always be weak.”

Or, “nothing is more destructive to amateur investors than thinking that a stock trading near a 52-week low is a good buy.”

However, none of that is true. 

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How to Draw Your Trend Lines

The trend is the most important concept in technical analysis.

Its strength or weakness can dictate the overall direction of your favorite stock or index. Potential uptrends can be characterized by a series of higher highs. Potential downtrends can be characterized by lower lows.

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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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