Using the Chaikin Oscillator to Stay on the Right Side of the Market

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Oil Prices: Two Ways to Spot Pivot Points

Oil is a fickle beast.

Throughout 2017, oil prices have rallied and stumbled more times than most of us care to remember thanks to global supply and demand issues.

All thanks to supply-demand imbalances, and hope.

However, there are two ways to spot when and where oil could pivot and turn.

One way is to track excessive bouts of fear and greed, simply by buying when others become far too fearful, and selling when others become far too greedy.

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Warren Buffett and Strongest Argument for Success

The $89.7 billion man has argued against borrowing money to invest.

Unfortunately, many investors have been doing it anyway.

Greed, he says, is the primary driver of margin debt.

Then again, we all know margin-trading carries a good amount of risk.

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Overhyped IPO: Two Ways to Increase your Chance for Success

In late 2015, Ferrari (RACE) raced onto the market floor at a high of $60 a share.

However, as we explained prior to its IPO, it was a terrible buy, overvalued at the time with a $12 billion IPO. Initial requests for shares had exceeded supply by 10 times, as we noted.

Investors were still excited.  Anticipation was high.

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How to Easily Identify Profitable Trading Opportunities

One of the worst things that traders still do to this day is ignore stocks at 52-week lows, even when it comes to the biggest stocks in the world.

But to be honest with you – that’s exactly when you want to buy. When everyone else is selling and becoming fearful of big named stocks, buy.

The question then becomes – how can we tell where the bottom is?

We simply abide by what herd mentality and momentum is telling us, which we can decipher using several technical indicators and fundamental analysis.

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Three Tips to Consider after Market Corrections

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.

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Trading with the 50 Day and 200 Day Moving Averages

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.

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