Financial Gains

Financial Gains

Two Ingredients to Financial Gains From a young age, we are conditioned to trade and invest incorrectly. We naturally run from things we are fearful of and are drawn to things that make us feel good.  If you take this action in trading, you are headed for trouble which in the trading world means losses. For example, if your invitation to buy into a market comes only after an uptrend is well underway, all the indicators are pointed up, and the news is good on that market, where do you…

Scalping and Swing Trading

Scalping and Swing Trading

Differences between Scalping and Swing Trading strategies. Many people participate in the stock markets, some as investors; others as traders. Investing is done with a long term view in mind – years or even decades. Trading, meanwhile, is done to pocket gains on a regular basis. There are many sub categories of traders. One of the common ways to distinguish them is the “time period” for which traders hold a stock, which can vary from few seconds to months, even years. Some of the popular trading strategies are day trading, swing trading, scalping…

Increase Your Average Profit

Increase Your Average Profit

How Simple Maths Can Increase Your Average Profit Per Trade 10-Fold You’ve probably read trading articles that talk about how your “winners need to be greater than your losers”, it’s used so much that it’s become cliché. It is NOT as simple as having a series of trades and just keeping your risk at 1r and your average profit objective of 2r, that is never going to be the case in real world trading. There are several situations where maths is applied to trades I personally take that can dramatically…

Bear Put Spread

Bear Put Spread

What Is a Bear Put Spread? Here’s the basic setup of a bear put spread, along with how to calculate the position’s maximum gain, maximum loss, and breakeven point. There are plenty of ways to profit on a stock‘s movement, beyond investing in the actual stock itself. Options provide a nearly endless array of strategies, due to the countless ways you can combine buying and selling call option(s) and put option(s) at different strike prices and expirations. A call is an options contract that gives the owner the right to…

Comfortable Retirement With Higher Dividends

Comfortable Retirement With Higher Dividends

12 Stocks Building A Comfortable Retirement With Higher Dividends Forget about those “Make 534% On Every Trade” ads that you see on many financial websites. Real wealth is built with sweat equity and a sound financial plan. A long-term buy-and-hold investing approach focusing on quality dividend growth stocks has provided the means for many investors to enjoy a comfortable retirement. If you start early enough, you will go beyond a comfortable retirement into the realm of building long-term wealth. Below are several companies that are helping their shareholders build a comfortable retirement…

Market Speculator’s Knowhow

Market Speculator’s Knowhow

Market Speculator’s Knowhow: Process, Discipline and Focus Ever wonder what it takes to be a successful market speculator? The first answer that usually comes up is the mastery of chart reading, or another common perception is that one needs to gain lots of information about the companies or markets that he or she chooses to trade. The former is known as technical analysis, while the latter is referencing fundamentals. While it doesn’t hurt to understand both ways of looking at the markets, what I  most commonly see that poses the biggest challenge…

Share Buybacks

Share Buybacks

Share Buybacks: What You Need To Know Share buybacks are the most misunderstood way for a corporation to return cash to shareholders. Misunderstanding surround share repurchases is unfortunate.Many investors analyze a variety of financial ratios and metrics, but fail to look at share repurchases. It shouldn’t be this way.A definition of share buybacks is below: Share buybacks (also called share repurchases or stock repurchases) are when a publicly traded business uses cash to buy back some of its outstanding shares. Share buybacks reduce the amount of shares outstanding.This is good for the…

Best Dividend-Paying Funds

Best Dividend-Paying Funds

3 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Financial Mutual Funds (FSVLX, PRISX, RYSFX) After a strong performance in 2015, the financial sector is off to a rocky start in 2016. Through March 17, 2016, the sector was down 5.71%. After an initial surge following the lead up to the Federal Reserve Board interest rate hike, bank stocks have come under pressure from concerns over low oil prices and troubling emerging markets debt. Banks and other financial institutions are expected to perform better with higher interest rates, but they may not rise fast enough to turn…

Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret

Know the Best Kept Secret Having been in the trading and investing business for more than 20 years now, I have seen arbitrage opportunities come and go, a real strong edge or two fade away, rules or regulations close a loop hole to some free money and so on. Like anything in life, strong and easy opportunities to profit financially typically don’t last because enough people find out and compete for that opportunity, and it’s that competition that eliminates the opportunity. Today, the biggest edge that offers real strong consistent…