For individual investors like ourselves, following the whims of Wall Street is dangerous to our financial health.
The uncertainty of the market makes my investing strategy for 2019 thrive — whether the stock market follows my original prediction or not.
Chartered Market Technician Michael Carr explains why inverse ETFs are the best bear market stock strategies and investments, along with options trading.
Yes, you read that right. The VVIX indicator, not the VIX index. But before I explain… Often the trades that seem too risky are the ones that turn out to be the most profitable. It’s when things are at their worst. When you wonder whether another crash is inevitable and when the financial media is […]
It’s illegal to trade on nonpublic inside information. So, would it surprise you if I told you there’s a way to trade that’s almost as solid but 100% legal?
Having a trusted adviser can make all the difference. In the world of investing, many of us seek that person. Especially with today’s market.
Insider trading is a great strategy for beating the market. But before you spend a dollar buying a new stock, the strategy needs more steps.
Robinhood offers free trades. That’s a good deal, if it’s true. But since we know there can’t be a free lunch, it’s obvious Robinhood makes money somewhere.
It’s one of the most effective trading strategies ever devised … and you have one of Wall Street’s most infamous scandals to thank for it.
Insiders include company executives, board members or large shareholders. No one knows more about the operations of a company than these people.
This indicator is instructive. It peaked seven and a half months before the broader market did in 2007. Here’s where it is today…
When people think of new gaming trends, it’s typically virtual or augmented reality. But there’s an entirely different facet of gaming that’s beginning to break out.
Hedge funds hate commodities right now. That may sound like a reason to exit these markets. But for contrarian investors, it is a firm buy signal.
This chart shows that a fear of missing out is set to kick in. And the buying unleashed by that fear will push prices to new all-time highs.
This useful tool would have allowed you to post better-than-market returns. Today, I explain why … and tell you how long this market continues in bull mode.
The S&P 500 is weighted based on market cap. That means if you want to outperform the index, you should look for opportunities in the smaller companies.
Interest rates are a key topic in the markets right now. They could very well be what cause the next bear market, or help fuel the continued bull market.
Right now, the fastest train in commercial use has a top speed of 270 mph. But there’s one huge project in the U.S. that could put that speed to shame.
With worries over a trade war, the rally for emerging markets was subdued. And now it’s time to bet on the extended decline for the group of stocks.
If you understand your knee-jerk investor biases, you’re primed to protect your wealth from yourself — and stay ahead of the curve.
This year will be different. And it’s the first time I’m bucking the typical seasonal weakness and saying this is an excellent buying opportunity.
Like many other software giants of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Microsoft has taken to the cloud … and it is once again finding market dominance.
Things are looking stormy. In fact, a number of bear-market signals have started appearing, which indicates that we might already be in a bear market.
This impressive new company offers a sentiment reading that is based on an algorithm that categorizes each earnings report.
While many see this earnings season as off to a bumpy start, and as something to be cautious about, to me, it is a screaming buy opportunity … here’s why.
Headlines warn that the inverted yield curve signals a bear market. But there’s a problem with that news: The yield curve is normal, not inverted.
Small-caps lead the market. They fall the most in bear markets, and they gain the most in bull markets. That makes signals in small-caps important to watch.
The market action in the past two weeks has left many traders curled up in the fetal position under their desks. Some covered in their own puke.
Patterns show where to expect fear or greed to play an important role in the price action. And a rare pattern tells us where a stock market rally could run into trouble.
Most of us have to buy gas, so there’s nothing we can do about the higher gas prices. But there is a way to offset them.
Most analysts wait for prices to fall 20% before declaring a bear market. That’s a widely accepted, but deeply flawed, approach.
Every investor is worried about buying stocks that may be “catching a falling knife.” Today, I have one sector that is worth catching. Let me explain…
Video game streaming has blown up over the past five years, with Twitch culminating in 355 billion minutes viewed in total in 2017.
Markets behave certain ways at certain times. For example, a sharp drop and sudden reversal signals an important bottom in the S&P 500 Index.
The level and type of debt in the economy drives major economic cycles. We ignore it at our peril … especially if you’re near or in retirement.
When stocks go up, investors have a fear of missing out, and buy stocks. There is a basic principle in psychology for this called the normalcy bias.
Using an indicator called the VIX Fix, we can see what market volatility was before 1990. That’s helpful when putting the current market into context.
Some trading myths have no real basis. Learning the truth about the legendary January Effect Myth will put you ahead of the curve in 2018.
This is one of the best times of the year to jump into the stock market. And today, I’ll share with you a sector’s prime season that’s about to start.
Computers manage trillions of dollars in global stock markets. But the Alpha Stock Alert algorithm incorporates three things that the big boys don’t.
A tell is a change in a poker player’s behavior that gives you some clues. Today, we’ll look at a tell you can find on earnings calls.
Analysts believe magazine covers are wrong most of the time. That makes the recent cover of The Economist a buy signal for everything.
Many people who use trailing stops are shocked to hear I don’t use them. I’ll show you exactly what makes trailing stops outdated.
The American dream isn’t the easiest to achieve these days. But everyone deserves to feel like they have a clear strategy for attaining it.
Over the past 17 years, the average annual return for the buy-and-hold strategy is just 4%. What’s worse is this fate could have been avoided…
When someone like you signs up for one of our trading services, you are eager to get trades and make money. However, patience is key.
Market timing is difficult to do well. There are tools that work. But the ones that work aren’t among the most common market indicators.
I want you to understand the strategy behind Earnings Drift Alert so that you can see the potential it has if you utilize it in your portfolio.
Even though there are shortcomings, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is useful. And with a small modification, it can become powerful.
It’s impossible to predict exactly when a bear market will start, but there are still strategies you can implement to respect the power of a bear market.
I can’t help but notice that the phenomenon of “sell in May and go away” didn’t have an impact. Is it time to “go away” now, or is it time to buy?
Beating the market is hard work. When looking at market indicators, it’s important to remember that “to know what everyone knows is to know nothing.”
Dozens of retailers have declared bankruptcy this year. Others are on “death watch.” And until momentum breaks higher, prices are unlikely to turn around.
Not every company I recommend buys back shares, but the majority do. And this simple screen has helped lead to Pure Income’s better-than-90% win rate.
In February, I wrote an article called “Beating the Average” that showed you how to do just that — beat the average. Today, we are going to see how we did.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Eugene Fama and other researchers have found that momentum strategies have worked for over 200 years.
We’ve pulled together an elite group of experts in investing and asset protection for this year’s Total Wealth Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
With all the changes in the market in the past few months, the coming shift is inevitable … and you don’t want to be on the wrong side of it.
Companies that have larger book values than the current prices of their stocks have been a great set of companies to own going back to the late ‘80s.
Gambling on whether a company’s stock will soar or fall on one single day works sometimes, but recently, I figured out the best way to play earnings season.
Price is what matters. A prime example of this played out in the public’s eye recently, as Bill Ackman, a famed activist investor, failed miserably.
Short-term trading — holding stocks for weeks or, at most, a couple months — has the potential to increase wealth quickly.
In this new era of retail, shoppers are armed with information about what products cost and are looking for the lowest prices.
I realize taking losses isn’t something we, as people, do well naturally. It’s a learned habit … and it’s vital that we learn to not be discouraged by them…
Warren Buffett is the world’s greatest investor, but he rarely speaks about how he achieves his success. We should focus on what he does with his money.
The CBOE Volatility Index is a simple measure of S&P 500 option buying. When it’s high, it signals that investors are hedging their portfolios for a crash.
While everyone has their own unique investment tools, one of my favorite market indicators is the relative rotation of the various sectors.
Commercials are the large Wall Street firms that know the market the best. And in the Treasury market, commercials have been rushing to buy bonds.
An important economic indicator is what bankers call mergers and acquisitions. In other words, companies buying other companies.
Right now, companies are struggling to convince me they are good buys because of one simple measure of their sentiment — the insider transactions ratio.
Cash is where opportunities lie. That’s why the world’s best corporation at hoarding this cash should be at the top of your radar.
The 25% rally the stock market experienced since the lows a year ago has caused many bearish investors to jump ship.
IPOs are when companies first sell their shares in the stock market. I track IPOs because it gives me a heads-up on the mood of the market.
Investors have been working on a way to use Twitter effectively. It turns out, when President Donald Trump tweets about companies, it has a lasting effect.
Market volatility has declined to a 10-year low. That means something for stocks, but volatility is one of the least understood ideas in the market.
Las Vegas just saved a ton of money and 300 million gallons of water by installing IoT monitoring devices in its water mains. And that’s just one system out of 150,000 in the U.S.
As much as you might like to fantasize about buying into the “next Apple” on your own, the truth is that you usually convince yourself to do otherwise … which is why you need an expert on your side.
Foul-smelling taxis and bad Uber drivers may soon be a thing of the past. Self-driving cars have gone from a wacko sci-fi-like idea to something we’re seeing on the streets now.
The U.S. election is divisive, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on one thing: massive infrastructure spending. For investors, it’s time to follow the government money.
New technology and the rise of the millennial generation has created a boom within the sharing economy, creating new powerhouse companies and profits.
Supply and demand works in any environment, even in today’s choppy stock market. In the tech sector, a new technology boom is seeing unprecedented demand — the Internet of Things.
An old industrial giant, General Electric is about the last company you would expect to have disruptive potential. But GE’s leadership in the Internet of Things market is set to change all that.
Every day, all day, millennials are plugged in to social media. The content they provide may be free, but the ad revenue generated for companies like Facebook is very real … and growing.
Everyone wants big gains. But unless you want to dedicate your life to analyzing the stock market, diversity is your best bet. And there’s one investment that will start you off right.