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Investors: Why Your Past May Hold the Keys to Future Success

By Ross Heart Faced with a challenging investing or trading environment? Having difficulties pulling the trigger? Hitting on all cylinders but worried about when it’s going to end (and how bad)? In a slump? Wondering how you remotely stand a chance against high frequency traders, complex algorithms and trading bots? You…

Why Most Investors Quit

There are two reasons that most investors quit. The number one reason people get out of the game is because they have suffered a portfolio loss that exceeds what they can live with. The number 2 reason people get out of the game is because they can’t stand the volatility…

Understanding the Basics of DeMark Setups

I receive many questions about DeMark setups as they arise from time to time in my technical charts. As I’ve stated before, I really like DeMark analysis and indicators (developed by Tom DeMark of Market Studies) but I am hardly an expert, as there are plenty of DeMark indicators that…

3 Key Mistakes Investors Make and How to Avoid Them

By Jeff Voudrie One of the most difficult aspects of investing for retirees is to go against the investing tide. We have all heard that we need to buy low and sell high, but few investors are able to consistently do it. Invariably, we give in to our emotions and…

Investment Lessons For Life

By Alex Salomon Let’s face it, this column should be short, sweet, and to the point. Something like this: “The single most consistent investment advice is, “don’t ever think you have the market figured out, because it will quickly remind you that you can never completely have it figured out!” Done,…

3 Keys to Finding Good Dividend Stocks

By Joshua Schroeder According to Standard & Poor’s, the dividend component was responsible for 44 % of the total return of the last 80 years of the index.  So while dividends may not be sexy to some, they play an important role in delivering portfolio returns and reducing volatility to long…

Using Insider ETFs as Directional Indicators to Beat the Market

By Adam Graham Like many investors, I’m always looking for a shred of information, outside of fundamental data, which may help me gauge the momentum of a particular stock. Moreover, how can an investor like me benefit from insider activity or upstream dynamics that will impact a specific industry or stock?…

Hey “You”: Time To Appreciate That Asset

I started tracking my net worth in February 2002, over 10 years ago — I’ve logged it every month since. I now have a net worth chart with 122 real data points in time. I also have a seven year and running trading/investment diary. But, notice the 3 year gap……

Trade Setups: Understanding the Backtest

By Andrew Nyquist Simply put, a backtest occurs when a support or resistance area breaks and the price soon thereafter comes back to retest or validate that break. Many times the backtest falls short of the “break” area, as it is confirming what our technical eyes saw. Backtests occur and can…

Technical Analysis 101: Defining Support and Resistance

This past weekend, I spent a couple hours doing some personal finance mentorship.  I always find the experience rewarding, as it is a chance for me to help others while tapping into a segment of readership and learning more about their perception and understanding of investments, economics, and personal finance….