We were long overdue.
After a 10,735-point run higher on the Dow Jones Industrials in just over a year, the index plunged more than 1,500 points in two days in early February 2018.
It also wiped out $1 trillion of value with it.Read More
When it comes to technical analysis, one of the necessities for success is the moving average. In fact, for years, I’ve personally relied on two of them – the 50-day and even the 200-day moving averages.
Each is powerful because they give us a view of a stock’s trend, as well as a look at where we may find support and resistance along the way. For example, if I find a stock that historically bounces every time it hits its 50-day moving average, I’m likely to buy on a test of that moving average.
That’s because, as they say, the trend is your friend.Read More
Traders are often told to buy excessive fear or greed.
Unfortunately, many of those traders aren’t aware of when to pull the trigger, or realize when fear or greed have gotten way out of control. Then, when they finally do decide to make the trade, the stock has already begun to pivot.
And more often than not, they miss the profit opportunity.
While none of us have a crystal ball, or hold the Holy Grail to trading secrets, you can give yourself an edge by simply paying attention to what herd mentality is telling you.Read More
Controversial or not, one of the hottest investments of 2018 could very well be the marijuana story. In fact, even after some monster moves in the sector, there’s still further upside remaining, as we noted in early December 2017.
At the time, we highlighted opportunities in the following names:
Earnings season can offer good opportunity for options traders.
Unfortunately, buying options ahead of earnings may not be the best strategy, some traders have warned. “The uncertainty surrounding an earnings release creates a huge bid for implied volatility ahead of the release. Once the earnings come out, volatility drops, and this can hurt long options positions,” notes CNBC.Read More
Picture a bungee jumper diving off a bridge. He drops into a free-fall completely trusting the cord attached to him. As he reaches the bottom of his descent, the cord starts to stretch, until the elasticity reaches its peak. Then in an instant. he get's propelled back up ward with high velocity.
Can This Simple Law of Physics Help You Uncover Huge Moves in Stocks?
It's quite possible. In fact, it happens more often than you might think. Like the bungee jumper in the picture above, a stock will make a move to the downside, pause, and then make an explosive move to the upside, often times with 100% gains or better.Read More