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.Read More
Buy low, sell high -- it’s an easy rule to follow.
Unfortunately, selling is often the hardest part.
“Jeez, if only I held that stock for one more day. I could have been up another $2,500” is often the thought process. What we fail to consider is that we made money. We accomplished the initial goal. Better yet, we didn’t lose anything.Read More
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.
All we have to do is wait for a crossover to do so.Read More
Natural disasters create interesting investment opportunities.
Look no further than Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, once a 185mph behemoth with wind gusts of 225mph. As both storms raged in August and September 2017, home improvement and generator stocks exploded on likely demand.
Home Depot (HD) for example ran from a low of $146 to nearly $161. Lowe’s (LOW) exploded from $72 to $79 a share. Generac (GNRC) popped from $36 to $44. Each was a likely beneficiary of higher demand given the catastrophic damages likely.Read More
Exchange-traded funds have always been popular.
In fact, throughout 2016, according to The Financial Times, global inflows averaged more than $12,000 every second thanks to tax and cost advantages, as well as the ability to safely diversity at less cost.Read More
Not all technical indicators were created equally.
A lot of them have their limitations, as does fundamental analysis. But as long as you never forget to confirm your findings, the better off you are.
For example, we’d never simply rely only on On Balance Volume (OBV).Read More