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Earnings Winners Have Common Traits

Editor's note: If you like Tom's analysis, check out ViperETF.com, his premium newsletter. The stock market paused Wednesday as comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen again raised the possibility of a December rate hike. Choppy action before the monthly jobs report is not uncommon and while the major averages are overbought there are no strong…
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The Week Ahead: Don’t Make This Investing Mistake

The stock market surged and swooned last week on earnings as there was a host of winners and losers. The tech sector had been the big winner the previous week and while LinkedIn (LNKD) surged over 10% last week, Twitter (TWTR) and GoPro (GPRO) recorded double digit losses. The implications of merger talks between health…
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The Week Ahead: Why Investors Must Understand Market Reversals

The new closing low in the NYSE Composite on September 28th increased the bearishness of many analysts as investors were still trying to recover from the plunge in late August. Headlines like "Key Global Equity Index Has Fallen Off The Precipice" the following day likely caused more panic selling as the NYSE dropped below the…
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How To Stop Taking “Boredom Trades”

by Gary Dayton Traders sit in front of the screen all day watching the markets, and if they don’t see a trade, they may force one just out of boredom. Traders sometimes feel they must be in the market, and it can force them to take trades they shouldn’t be taking. These are boredom trades…
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The 20 Methods of Highly Successful Traders

Wealthy traders are obviously doing something differently. Now, the research proves it. The best traders are using methods that ensure their success. Funny thing is, what they do isn't hard to understand or some "secret code". Anyone can do the same things if they follow the steps. In the course of interviewing (and examining the…
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An XOP Trading Strategy

Many traders are tempted to pick bottoms or tops without clear evidence that a market has turned or a well defined entry as well as exit strategy. Clearly the stocks in the energy sector have had a rough couple of years so there is much anticipation of an eventual turnaround in this sector. The SPDR…
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