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Does The Fed Actually Manipulate Markets?

Does The Fed Actually Manipulate Markets?

Investors love dogging the Fed. This is especially true for hedge fund managers. They’re extremely quick to blame their weak performance on central bank “manipulation” instead of their own failures. So the question is… does the Fed really manipulate markets? And does it hurt investors? The answer is yes and no. To properly explain, we need to explore the central bank/market relationship....

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8 Trading Words and Phrases To Avoid

8 Trading Words and Phrases To Avoid

A couple weeks back I introduced a partial list of market talk phrases to avoid when focusing on markets. Today we have more to consider. Always remember the reward is from your own effort and ability to make tough decisions in challenging times. Rely on your own instincts and use sound judgment. ‘There is little risk in markets’ – Just when it seems markets are going to lose gravity and go...

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12 Point Guide to Choosing the Best Stocks

12 Point Guide to Choosing the Best Stocks

Before investing in a stock, it is important to do your homework. There are so many choices and variables to consider and it is easy to become overwhelmed and make mistakes. While there isn’t a perfect recipe for success, having a guide to follow and knowing the right questions to ask before handing over your hard earned money, will help you to make well-informed choices. It will also...

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Is Your Morning Coffee Robbing Your Retirement?

Is Your Morning Coffee Robbing Your Retirement?

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.  Saadi Towards the end of last year, we published an article titled  Americans favour coffee to stock market investing where we demonstrated that an overwhelming majority drink coffee as opposed to investing in the stock market’ 61% of...

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Characteristics of Winning Small Caps Before They Make Their Explosive Moves

Characteristics of Winning Small Caps Before They Make Their Explosive Moves

Most of the small caps that performed the best included the following characteristics:  Healthy markets in an uptrend, part of an industry group leading the market and superior fundamentals and technicals.   Although many winners had weak fundamentals and strong technicals, such as biotech, and some had strong fundamentals and weak technicals, your odds for profitable trades improve when you...

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Trading the News: The Brexit Rally

Trading the News: The Brexit Rally

Recently, world stock markets fell sharply on the news that Great Britain would leave the European Union.  When the news is bad and the markets respond by selling off, it can lead to a large decline and sometimes to a bear market.  The Brexit sell-off didn’t last, however.  Was there a way to tell that the market would rally?  And, since the market recovered quickly after bad news, does that...

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What Economic Recovery: 62% of Americans don’t even have $1000 in savings

What Economic Recovery: 62% of Americans don’t even have $1000 in savings

He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   A key sign of financial health is savings; if one does not have a decent amount of money tucked away for a rainy day, it is a sign that all is not well. Americans have a very hard time sticking to a budget and saving, compared to their Asian counterparts. This is reflected in the...

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Repeating the Same Trading Mistakes? This eBook Will Fix it!

Are you afraid that you are doomed to repeat your same trading mistakes over and over again? Are you unsure how to break the cycle of bad decisions that lead to mediocre, or even poor results? Have you tried to find answers from the supposed “market gurus” or “experts” only to find that they are all flash and no substance?There is a REAL solution. While other traders were still hand drawing...

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Top 10 Financial Blunders to Avoid in Your 40’s and 50’s

Top 10 Financial Blunders to Avoid in Your 40’s and 50’s

By the time you are in your 40’s and 50’s, there is a good chance that you are established in your career and perhaps you have settled down and had a family. While this can be a stable time of your life in many respects, it is important now, more than ever, to ensure that you have all of your financial ducks in a row. When you were in your 20’s and 30’s and you began planning for the future,...

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What Everybody Is Missing About the Brexit Vote

What Everybody Is Missing About the Brexit Vote

On Friday I had an email from one of my followers asking me if this was for real, they were so shocked by the outcome of the Brexit referendum. The fact that the question was asked highlights to me the difficulty people have with understanding the background of why the referendum happened in the first place. They think Brexit is first and foremost a political issue when the reality actually...

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How To Use Reflexivity Theory To Trade Like George Soros

How To Use Reflexivity Theory To Trade Like George Soros

George Soros became a legend when he “broke the Bank of England” and made $1 billion in a single day. That day, September 16th 1992, is now referred to as Black Wednesday. And when he was running his fund, Quantum, he averaged 30% a year. Twice he even made over 100% in a single year… How did he do it? Well if you ask him, he attributes a lot of his success to understanding the Theory of...

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Are You Making any of These 3 Trading Psychology Mistakes?

Are You Making any of These 3 Trading Psychology Mistakes?

Many traders with aspirations of becoming a great trader fail because they blow their trading psychology. Let's take a look at 3 of the worst mistakes traders make with respect to trading psychology, and what to do instead. Mistake #1 - Ignoring Trading Psychology Until it is too Late This one is really easy to do, especially since most people think trading is all about the trade setup and...

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How to Prevent Blowouts from the Next Brexit

Let's face it, if you really stink at trading, but still love it and continue to pour money into it, you need this.  If you have blown out numerous accounts, bought every worthless software program and overhyped trading class on the planet, and spent years of your life chasing the "dream" of being a day trader, you need this. It won't cost you a penny to look, in fact we guarantee you will...

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Trading Psychology: Are You in Trading Denial?

Trading Psychology: Are You in Trading Denial?

Have you been caught holding onto a bias in your trading?  Most traders have.  A bias can be highly detrimental to trading, causing wrong trades and missed opportunities. It can trigger mental and emotional events that raise stress levels and can make any situation go from not so good to terrible in a flash. Smart People & Denial Sometimes, even very smart people can be in denial....

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The Importance of Markets and Industry Groups for Small Cap Stocks

The Importance of Markets and Industry Groups for Small Cap Stocks

Did you know that approximately 50 to 70% of the movement of any stock has nothing to do with the fundamentals of that company?  It is estimated that the overall stock markets and the industry group the stock belongs to make up to 70% of the movement for any stock. For small caps, the influence is much more dramatic.  We have seen many promising small caps correct up to two times the...

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