Analysis Topic: Investor & Trader EducationThe analysis published under this topic are as follows.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Garrett Baldwin writes: It's rare when an investing secret becomes so obvious that it looks us in the eye...
And nearly all Americans completely miss it.
But one such secret has been so greatly underestimated that Nobel Prize-winning economists, investing legends and those considered to be the "best" minds in finance are now finally waking up to its possibilities--and its astonishing track record.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
As many of you may know, International Man has its roots in the book of the same name. It was first published in 1978 by best-selling author, speculator, and renowned world-traveler Doug Casey.
The original intent of that book was to give readers a general sense of the exciting and opportunity-rich world that lay outside of their national borders, with a review of over 100 countries, valuable "opportunity intelligence," and the resources that anyone could follow to realize these opportunities.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
What if you could look at a chart and see the potential trading opportunities?
Elliott Wave International (EWI), the world’s largest market forecasting firm, has just released a free eBook to teach you exactly that. How to Spot Trading Opportunities features 47 pages of easy-to-understand trading techniques that help you identify high-confidence trade setups. Senior EWI Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy will show you how some of the simplest rules and guidelines have some of the most powerful applications for trading.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A cycle is a chain of events that repeats over time. The outcome might not be the same each time but the characteristics are quite similar. Take for example the four season weather. Each year we have spring, summer, autumn and winter. After winter we have spring again and the cycle of weather will begin anew itself again. However this year’s summer will not be the same as last summer as the temperature varies every year.
Cycle frequencies can both be short and long, it can last from minutes until thousands of years. Understanding long term cycles in stock market helps you determine the overall market trend and similarly short term cycles helps you determine your timing in the entry and exit points in the stock market. The following chart shows some short and long term cycles.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, May 13, 2013
Moe Zulfiqar writes: If an executive of a publicly traded company buys or sells shares of their own firm, should this be taken as a signal by investors about what might happen to the stock prices? This question has taken center stage these days, as the markets are reaching new highs on a regular basis and insiders—those who hold some of the key positions in a company—are selling their shares.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Dan Ferris writes: Tubs of Fun is a simple carnival game.
You throw a softball into a plastic tub from a few feet away. The object is to make the ball stay in the tub.
It sounds easy, but it's not. The ball is too bouncy, and the tub is too hard. It's difficult to keep the ball from bouncing out of the tub. The player has the illusion he's throwing a ball into a container. But he's really just throwing it at a solid wall.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Trading Using the Moving Average Convergence Divergence MACD Technical Tool - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade
"Guessing or going by gut instinct won't work over the long run. If you don't have a defined trading methodology, then you don't have a way to know what constitutes a buy or sell signal. Moreover, you can't even consistently correctly identify the trend." -Jeffrey Kennedy
Jeffrey Kennedy is an accomplished teacher and a Senior Analyst here at EWI. Yet he often says that the Wave Principle alone is not a trading methodology. It does not tell you how much trading capital you can afford to risk, or specific guidance about which entry or exit levels are best suited for your trading style or where to set your protective stop.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Carl Delfeld writes: Do you have to be a genius to be a billionaire?
I certainly hope not.
But a recent study by Jonathan Wai of Duke University suggests a strong link between brains and billions. The study says “the top 1% in wealth highly overlaps with the top 1% in brains.”Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
How to Profit as Stock Prices Plummet - High Risk, High Return / InvestorEducation / Options & Warrants
Moe Zulfiqar writes: It’s not uncommon for a company to get in trouble and suffer for many quarters, or even years, before there are some improvements. As a result, when a company’s conditions deteriorate, the stock prices follow in the same direction—they decline.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
"Guessing or going by gut instinct won't work over the long run. If you don't have a defined trading methodology, then you don't have a way to know what constitutes a buy or sell signal. Moreover, you can't even consistently correctly identify the trend." -Jeffrey KennedyRead full article... Read full article...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Steve Christ writes: For Sir John Marks Templeton, the road not taken really did make all the difference in the world.
A true contrarian, the legendary investor became a billionaire by "avoiding the herd".
He bought low, sold high, and was always working against the grains of extreme bullish and bearish sentiment.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Buy, sell, hold, or pass altogether? This is the dilemma we face as investors, particularly if we subscribe to one or more investment newsletters. If a company was recommended in a previous issue, are we too late? Did the price escalate rapidly, or is it still a good choice? I subscribe to many newsletters myself, so it's an issue I deal with often. Fortunately, the answer is likely the same no matter how many different publications you read.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Marc Lichtenfeld writes: As I write this, we have a house full of my daughter’s friends for a sleepover birthday party. Despite the nonstop chattering (and shrieking), I still have no idea what 9-year-old girls talk about. I assume the main topics were puppies and Justin Bieber.
All I know is I have two jobs for the party. 1) Make my famous baked ziti. 2) Go upstairs and remain unseen for the rest of the evening.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
"There are many different forms of technical analysis. A completed Elliott wave pattern supported by additional evidence allows for more confident forecasts and higher probability trades." -Jeffrey Kennedy
Trader and technical analyst Jeffrey Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience using with the Elliott Wave Principle. To support his Elliott wave analysis, Jeffrey says that his 3 favorite technical tools are Relative Strength Index (RSI), MACD, and Japanese candlesticks.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, April 22, 2013
To become an independent investor, you have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run.
Even after you're on your feet, the first step isn't easy: A nudge in the right direction can help.Read full article... Read full article...