Jobs Report – Why it matters and why you should care

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I was asked a very important question Friday morning by a very intelligent person…  Why does Wall Street care about the employment report?  This question inspired me to write this article.     Jobs Report – What is it? The first Friday of every month, the Labor Department releases its nonfarm payrolls report which illustrates […]

When to Sell a Stock – Technical vs Fundamental Approach

  When to Sell a Stock Selling your stocks at the right time is arguably the most challenging part of trading. …and it is fraught with emotions!   There are times when we are wrong and we must exit at a loss – that is hard!  There are times when we buy strong stocks that […]

Moving Averages 101

What is a Simple Moving Average? Investopedia.com defines a simple moving average (SMA) as: “A simple, or arithmetic, moving average that is calculated by adding the closing price of the security for a number of time periods and then dividing this total by the number of time periods.  Short-term averages respond quickly to changes in the […]

How to Avoid the Perils of Chasing Hot Stocks

The Perils of Chasing Hot Stocks People love hot stocks!   You know, those names that are making big gains on strong volume… That land at the top of what’s trending on Twitter and StockTwits.   The names that ultimately attract crowds of speculators cheering for it to soar higher! Invariably what happens..? People chase […]