Category Archives: Online stock trading

Investing in Precious Metals

Picking the right investment for your portfolio isn’t always easy. You want to keep diversification alive by selecting stocks from different economic sectors. And while most investors cycle through various sectors as the economy ebbs and wanes, there’s one sector that seems to make it into almost any portfolio – gold. Gold, along with silver … Read More

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The Basics of Sector Rotation

The stock market is a dynamic entity. It lives and breathes like an organic being, but instead of oxygen and water, it feeds off of the business cycle. Certain sectors outperform or under-perform depending on where the business cycle is at which gives investors an opportunity to profit by following along. One of the most … Read More

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How to Manage Corrections in the Markets

Volatility is back in the markets and corrections seem to be happening more frequently this year. There’s been a flurry of activity early on this year with rising oil prices, a new Fed chairman, tariffs, and a possible trade war. The eight-plus-year long bull run may be facing its last days, or it might just … Read More

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Investing in Foreign Markets

Diversification is a word that investors hear every day in the markets. It’s an important concept – “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” To most, it simply means choosing a mixture of stocks and bonds and ensuring that the stocks you hold are from various sectors of the economy and come in varying … Read More

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The Best Defense Against Bear Markets

Bear markets are the bane of every investor’s portfolio. They can strike quickly without much warning and turn a profitable year into a disaster. Panic sets in fast and the markets become a mad scramble to sell stocks before everyone else to avoid taking on even more losses. There are few things in the markets … Read More

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What a Trade War Would Mean for Your Portfolio

The markets have become a volatile place of late triggered by a host of catalysts like rising interest rates and high stock valuations. Adding fuel to the fire is Trump’s newest policy of tariffs aimed at combating the United States’ trade deficit and retaliating against China. The result is heightened fears of escalating tit-for-tat maneuvers … Read More

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Should You Consider Trading Penny Stocks?

You don’t have to look far to find advertisements claiming 1000% returns or higher trading penny stocks. They sell for just pennies, as the name implies, giving investors the impression that they are cheap and therefore have more possible upside movement. It can seem tempting to buy thousands of shares of a company’s stock that … Read More

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How To Identify Best in Breed Companies

There’s a common philosophy in real estate – buy the worst house in the best neighborhood. The opportunities for profit are highest when you purchase something that needs a lot of work, but because it’s in a good location, the resultant gains are relatively easy to obtain. The stock market works in a similar fashion, … Read More

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Find Stocks That Put Up Returns of 100% or More

There’s no greater sense of investment accomplishment than selling a stock after it’s doubled or tripled in price. Some stocks break even higher and put up returns tenfold or more. Google debuted at $85 per share in 2004 but today under the Alphabet name, the stock is worth over $1,000 per share – a gain … Read More

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How To Short Stocks Without Taking On Undue Risk

There’s a common saying on Wall Street: “Bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered.” In other words, you can make money in the market whether it’s going up or down but getting too greedy could erase any profits you had up until that point. It sounds good, but many investors get stuck … Read More

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