Category Archives: Maximizing Profit

Short Selling and Other Bear Market Strategies

If you were to take a step back and look at the stock market over the long term – say 10 years or more – you’ll notice that despite the roller coaster chart, it always trends higher eventually. This important detail is the primary reason many financial advisers recommend holding on for the long term … Read More

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What Market Capitalization Means for a Stock Trade

Investors analyze many different aspects of a stock before deciding whether or not it’s a worthwhile investment. Ratios such as price-to-earnings, price-to-sales and debt-to-equity are poured over while financial statements are reviewed from past quarters to determine trends. But one important thing that seems to go unnoticed often is the company’s market capitalization. Market capitalization is … Read More

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Understanding Currency Carry Trades

There are many different types of assets to choose from when investing. The most common are stocks and bonds, but there are other types of assets for the more advanced trader, like commodities and currencies. Investing in stocks, bonds and even commodities is relatively simple. As an investor, you purchase the asset with the expectation … Read More

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Investing in Stocks with Negative Earnings

Investing in a stock comes with one simple goal: profit. Stocks move higher as companies grow and profits increase, making shares more valuable as a result. But sometimes, companies that post positive earnings have a losing stock performance and companies that post losses can end up with winning stock performances. Analyzing a stock with positive … Read More

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How to Profit from a Stock that Does Nothing with Options

There’s a popular saying on Wall Street: bulls make money, bears make money and pigs get slaughtered. Regardless of where you think a stock is going, you can make money – just as long as you aren’t greedy. But what about those stocks that really don’t move at all? Conservative investors might suggest that investing in … Read More

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How to Spot Potential Buyout Targets

When it comes to investing, being the first one to notice something positive before everyone else is the key to making big profits. Value investors pride themselves on spotting intrinsic value in undervalued equities, while growth investors are able to spot long term trends and take advantage of momentum. While both strategies are valid and … Read More

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5 Things Successful Investors Do

It can be hard to cut through the cacophony of Wall Street, considering how much coverage there is from so-called experts on television, internet blogs and various other media outlets. But if you pay close attention, you’ll notice something vitally important: they almost never agree on anything. One analysts might predict doom in the next … Read More

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Are Defensive Sectors Too Expensive to Be Valuable Right Now?

The markets have officially come off the post-election high and are now looking uncertain in the face of a far more aggressive rate hike from the Fed. Investors might be looking for some kind of safe haven asset class in order to weather a possible upcoming storm and classic defensive sectors like utilities, healthcare and … Read More

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Don’t Panic! Turn an Unstable Environment Into Maximum Profits

Now that the election is over, investors have begun turning from hopeful optimism to nervous skepticism. The Trump administration was viewed as good for American manufacturing and investors began to buy industrials and materials, while commodity prices in metals like copper enjoyed similar gains. With the actions of the administration early in office, though, investors … Read More

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How to Trade When the Markets Go Sideways

Wall Street loves volatility – the more chaos, the more opportunities for profit. It’s relatively easy to turn a profit when the market is going up and just as easy when the markets are going down. It’s when volatility dries up and markets trade in a holding pattern that investors see drops in returns. It … Read More

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