CANSLIM Trading Style Broken Down

CANSLIM Trading CANSLIM is Investor Business Daily’s (IBD) acronym for the seven common characteristics all great performing stocks have before they make their biggest gains. My trading foundation is rooted in CANSLIM although I use it differently than most beginners now that I have evolved into other styles and methods. CANSLIM Letter Breakdown Let’s start by understanding what each letter represents in the CANSLIM acronym as described by investors.com: C= Current earnings per share should be up 25% or more and in many cases accelerating in recent quarters. Quarterly sales should also…

Robo-Advisors vs Online Brokers vs RIAs

Robo-Advisors vs Online Brokers vs RIAs – Which is Best? The rise of the “robo-advisor” is hard to ignore. Startups Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, and others have shaken up the managed assets scene by letting algorithms determine the best allocation of capital. Investing with a robo-advisor has given investors the ability to accomplish long term investment goals with a much lower cost over using a traditional advisor. A similar trend of lower costs has been seen with the online brokers. All the major brokers charge $9.99 or less per trade, with a variety…