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Fibonacci Investing Basics

Fundamental investors often talk about “value levels” and “well-valued stocks”, but when it comes to determining at what price to buy a stock, there is often little agreement on when a stock is really “undervalued”. Technical analysts, on the other hand, use a variety of methods to determine whether the market is going to move…
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The Week Ahead: Rough Waters Or Smooth Sailing Ahead For Investors?

In only four days of trading, the stock market had something for both the bulls and bears.  The sharp rally on Monday was consistent with the previous week's one-sided market internals, when the Dow Industrials declined 1413 points. Last weekend's article predicted not only Monday's rally, but also “that a market rebound will be met with…
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One Key Trait of Successful Advisers and Investors

As the stock market struggled to move higher last week, it was pummeled by news out of Washington D.C.  that kept investors on edge every day. Even on Friday, as the market was struggling to move higher, there were new rumors about who might next leave the White House’s revolving door. There was also the…
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Don’t Let Fear or Greed Hurt Your Portfolio – Jan. 28th

This cartoon in many respects reflects the swings in sentiment as well as the role that fear and greed play in the stock market. Though it plays a role in the direction of stock it is often not easy for the investor or trader to recognize these extremes in sentiment. In January and February 2016…
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Another Bear Trap?

The global markets were shocked on March 1st, as Trump promised tariffs on steel and aluminum.  The already-declining stock market was hit with more selling on the news, as the S&P 500 dropped 36 points or 1.3%.   The three-day selloff ended the next day, and with the 1.7% gain on Friday, the S&P 500 is…
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Is It Time To Rotate Into Small Cap Stocks?

In 2017, the small-cap iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) was up 14.60%, following a 21.60% gain in 2016. By comparison, the Spyder Trust (SPY) was up 21.6% in 2017, as the large caps outperformed the small caps by 7 percentage points for the year. However, in 2016, SPY was only up 12% for the year,…
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