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 […]

Week in Review: Tech Stocks Fall Again and Markets End Mixed… 06/16/2017

Once again, we are entering a very split tape as investors sold leaders (tech stocks) and bought laggards for the second straight week. The Nasdaq and Nasdaq 100, which were leading the market for all of 2017, fell last week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a fresh record high. So far, this still […]

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 […]

4 Ways to Gauge the State of the Market

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Approximately 3 out of 4 stocks follow the trend of the market (the major indexes such as the S&P 500, NASDAQ, NYSE, etc..).  Therefore, if you are able to accurately determine the State of the Market, you have a much better chance of capturing and capitalizing on broader trends.   Today we’re going to discuss […]