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Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

In an August 22, 2015 interview, Egon von Greyerz, founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG and GoldSwitzerland predicted “the most incredible bull market” in precious metals in the coming months.   With stock markets around the world apparently collapsing and the gold market rallying, von Greyerz said, “The perfect storm has now started. . .and this storm will turn...

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Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid trading in the first few minutes that a market opens. The action is often volatile and seemingly unpredictable. May people wait for the first 15 minutes to pass to let the market “show its hand”. In this article, we are going to discuss an opportunity that occurs very close to the open; in some cases, giving a trade entry in the first minute.  This...

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3 Steps To Improve Your Trading Profits

3 Steps To Improve Your Trading Profits

In this case study, Nathan overcame a common tendency and turned his trading around Nathan’s trading results fell short of his expectations.  Often, his first trades of the morning ended in losses, and this soured him for the rest of the day.  Nathan knew the problem had to be mental, but wasn’t sure where to start.   There are many reasons traders lose money.  How we think about those...

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How Do You Know When To Sell?

How Do You Know When To Sell?

Berkeley professor Terrance Odean points out that decisions to sell are not made in the same way as decisions to buy. As the market appears to be in a swoon, let’s explore this timely topic a bit further.   It’s relatively easy to manage winning trades. There is little stress and plenty of self-congratulation. Indeed, studies show that investors and traders quickly take credit for trades...

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5 Trading Clichés: Fact Or Fantasy?

5 Trading Clichés: Fact Or Fantasy?

One of the joys of learning to trade is wading through so many diverse opinions about the markets, how they work and how you can trade them. In this article, we’ll look at 5 common trading clichés and try to figure out which are facts and which are fantasy. Secret price levels AKA Secrets of the “Pros” – this is one of my favorites. There are a few variations on this theme but the upshot is...

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7 Rules For Contrarian Investors

7 Rules For Contrarian Investors

Contrarian investing is a dynamic field and not a static one. The assumption that it’s a static field is held by the new breed of fashion contrarians, whose only contribution to this field has been to glamorize it and distort the true notion of being a contrarian investor.  These fashion contrarians are no different from those investors whose main driving force is raw emotions. These...

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Warning: These Indicators Can't Predict Future Price

Warning: These Indicators Can't Predict Future Price

The Failure of Single Time-Frame Analysis Based Indicators to Have Any Predictive Value In Assessing Market Direction. Indicators that only utilize price action on your trading chart to create their plots are notoriously bad for predicting the future movement of financial instruments. It does not matter if you are examining an oscillator, MACD or volume based indicator, like...

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Indicators For Stock Market Correction Or Bear Market

Indicators For Stock Market Correction Or Bear Market

Indicators for a Stock Market Correction or Bear Market List of Why Leading Indicators Are Needed for Selling Short   The Stock Market Downtrend has changed dramatically in terms of how price moves in the past decade. This is due to numerous changes to the Market Structure for the sell side. There are now more Market Participant Groups, venues, speeds of execution, and order types for the...

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When Does “Long-Term” Investing Become Short-Term?

When Does “Long-Term” Investing Become Short-Term?

We often hear the term “long-term investor” when presented with the idea that in order to succeed in the markets one must have a sufficiently long time horizon. If you listen to financial advisors, or the talking heads and hosts on financial TV, you’ll often hear them utter something on the order of “long-term investors should not fear a sell-off in XYZ shares,” or “this pullback in XYZ is a...

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Trading Psychology: Avoid The Prediction Trap

Trading Psychology: Avoid The Prediction Trap

When I sit down to write for TraderPlanet, I typically mull over things that have occurred the same day in my coaching practice. It seems the fresher the experience, the more easily it can be milked for a few drops of insight. Tonight I had the pleasure of working with an aspiring futures trader, a corporate pilot by day who has dreams of retiring from flying and leveraging his navigational...

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How To Profit In Thin Liquidity Environment

How To Profit In Thin Liquidity Environment

It is a fact that liquidity in the markets has been decreasing for some time now. This is not just a feature of the holiday period, but certainly is more noticeable between mid July to around the third week in August. Thinning liquidity is in part due to the over mature long term cycle we are finding ourselves in.   Banks cannot trade as they used to due to tightening of regulations, low...

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Central Bankers Recreating Reality

Central Bankers Recreating Reality

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. Bertrand Russell We will at some point in time publish a full in depth article in terms of how Central bankers have been actively employing psychological strategies to deceive the masses for generations. In essence, central bankers have been recreating reality, and the sad part is that the masses now...

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How To Develop True Trading Confidence

How To Develop True Trading Confidence

Brett found trading confidence elusive.  "If only I was more confident, I'd be a better trader," Brett explained.  What might cultivate more confidence?  "Making more winning trades, of course."  Sorry, that’s the wrong answer. The Source of True Trading Confidence Trading confidence doesn’t come from the number of winning trades, how much money was won, or other ‘statistical’ measures. ...

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IPOs: Watch This Healthy Pet Food Maker

IPOs: Watch This Healthy Pet Food Maker

Before the market opens on Wednesday, July 22, healthy pet product maker Blue Buffalo Pet Products’ (BUFF) 29.5 million share IPO is expected to price within a range of $16-$18. The lead underwriters on the deal are JP Morgan and Citigroup. BUFF’s IPO comes on the heels of another healthy pet food IPO, Freshpet (FRPT), which went public on November 7, 2014. Taking a look back on how that IPO...

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Tanger (SKT): A Bargain For Income Investors

Tanger (SKT): A Bargain For Income Investors

  Why Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT) Is a Bargain for Income Investors With global interest rates still near record lows (the German ten-year yield is at 0.8%, while the U.S. ten year yield is at 2.3%, income investors face a difficult time finding meaningful yields in bond products or high-dividend stocks without taking substantial risks.  Should inflation unexpectedly rise later this...

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