The Importance of Spotting Support and Resistance

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A Closer Look at Why Defense ETFs are Worth Every Penny


One of the best ways to diversify at less cost is with an ETF.

In late September 2017, most defense names became very expensive.

  • Raytheon (RTN) was up to $185
  • Boeing (BA) traded at $256
  • General Dynamics (GD) was at $205
  • Northrop Grumman (NOC) was at $282
  • United Technologies (UTX) was at $114

If I wanted to own just 10 shares of each, it’d cost me $10,420.

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How to Capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT)


The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the hottest buzzwords for years.

And it’s quickly changing the way we live, work, and play.

The IoT, or the connection of formerly unconnected things to the Internet is changing the way we do just about everything. If you’ve ever heard of the Apple Watch or Internet-connected Fit Bit tracker, you’re familiar with it. Or maybe you’ve heard of Google Home or the Amazon Echo, both of which use virtual assistants to order things online, connect to door locks, lights and even home security systems.

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Three of the Top Healthcare ETFs to Watch


After slumping in 2016, the health care sector looks to have been resuscitated in 2017. The S&P Healthcare Sector Index for example is up 21% in the first 10 months of the year, as compared to just 14% for the S&P 500.

The Health Care Select Sector (XLV) ETF is up 22%.

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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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Use these Simple Indicators for Trade Confirmation


Confirmation is key to trading success.

Without it, you’re driving with blinders, and very likely headed for a loss.

A friend of mine swore that his favorite stock – Shopify Inc. (SHOP) had finally bottomed out at $97 a share in early October 2017.  So he bought 100 shares and waited.  And then watched as his money began to disappear.

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A Closer Look at Energy ETF Opportunities


Oil is always a fickle trade.

Throughout 2017, oil prices have rallied and stumbled more times than most of us care to remember thanks to global supply and demand issues. In fact, for the last two years, oil was either challenging its highs of $54, or diving as low as $42. 

All thanks to supply-demand imbalances, and hope.

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