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The start of the year brings new companies into focus for investors, particularly those that had a poor showing in the prior year. There are a few different ways to classify these opportunities, but most are based on being a “dog” of some sort.Originally, the strategy was to buy the five highest-yielding companies in the Dow Index—hence the name Dogs of the Dow. But there are variations, like using 10 names, or using the S&P 500 index, or sorting by other means.One of those means should include companies that had operational struggles in the prior year, but could see their shares soar as those troubles go away.When we add in that factor, Boeing (BA) looks like a great buy for 2020.The company’s problems are well-known, and seemingly aren’t going away. But the company is part of a global oligopoly for airline production, and that gives it an attractive operating structure due to minimal competition.We also know that the 737 Max problems are solvable, even if they aren’t solved yet.And we know that, despite the drop in revenues and earnings in the past year, a recovery is likely as soon as the fear dissipates.The only question is whether Boeing can survive that long. Many companies don’t have the financial firepower to deal with a major crisis without having to deal with some stark cuts.Thanks to Boeing’s low net debt, however, the company isn’t so leveraged that today’s problem creates an existential crisis. That makes Boeing a buy up to $350 per share—with the possibility to hit $450 or $500 as the 737 Max issues get solved.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jan 2020

7 min 46 sec

With the end of the year, there are all sorts of predictions about the next. But more important than predictions are specific investment ideas.There are a few ways to take advantage of the changing calendar and find profitable investments. By focusing on a few key areas and concepts, traders can find specific investments that play to these opportunities. First, investors can look to buy stocks that have been out of favor with the market. By doing so, investors are taking advantage of the market’s propensity to revert to the mean, where underperforming assets catch up with the rest of the market.One obvious area for that is in the technology space. Many of these names are still off their all-time highs of a few years back, and have room to push the market higher even as some of 2019’s top winners become laggards.Another area is in companies that had some specific issues with the operations that held back shares in the past year. There are always some solid companies dealing with some short-term events likely to keep their share price out of favor with the market. But when those fears dissipate, investors will get huge returns as the fear subsides.Finally, there are areas where instability is brewing. That’s usually the most obvious in the commodity market, where supply and demand imbalances can set up for some sizeable profits in a short amount of time. By taking advantage of these areas, investors can ensure they make a profit, no matter what the overall market is doing.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Dec 2019

7 min 49 sec

One of the best-performing stocks of the 2010’s was Netflix. And, with 2019’sbig push for new streaming services, the competition is heating up.The most interesting competitor to emerge this year was The Walt Disney Company (DIS), with its Disney+ streaming service launch.Taking advantage of its massive library of content spanning nearly a century,the company could have gotten away with pricing its service at a premium. But instead, Disney went with one of the most accessible prices on the market, with a $6.99 monthly fee, well below that of other competitors with fewer offerings.And the launch has hit the ground running, with millions of sign-ups, as well as a handful of hiccups on the first day of launch. But the company got its tech issues resolved, and it’s also got a solid hit with one of its original programs, The Mandolorian, a show that takes place in the Star Wars universe. While that’s a great development, what does it mean for shares? After all, the announcement of the new service early in 2019 sent shares soaring. And the lack of any issues or challenges to the service right away also sent shares roaring even higher to close out the year.That’s a potential sign that shares may have peaked. The billions of dollars incash flow from monthly subscriptions will help the bottom line. But the mediagiant also just had a great year at the box office, smashing records. It won’t be able to have that kind of lineup anytime in the next few years.Given that the Disney+ news this year has sent shares to 23 times earnings, it’s possible that the company may underperform for the next few years—and investors would be better to wait for a sizeable pullback before looking to invest.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Dec 2019

7 min 52 sec

Decades of investment data can reveal a lot of interesting patterns. A fun seasonal one right now is that of the Santa Claus Rally. Simply put, it’s the propensity for stocks to rally into the end of the year.Originally, this trend was noticed in the last week of December and into the first few trading days of the next year. However, looking at the data, the last six weeks or so of the year tends to be good for the market on average.Investors can expect an average move of 1.5 to 2 percent higher in the market. That’s enough of an historical trend to get investors excited.Of course, there are a lot of other factors at play. At the end of the year, investors will book losses for tax purposes. As investors only do that on companies that have performed poorly, however, it simply means that those companies are likely to skip on the rally. But in a great year like this year, companies that have been doing well are likely to keep doing well. While some investors may shy away, many fund managers will want to load their portfolios with top-performing names, so that they can show their clients that they were in that top performing stock—even if they actually missed out on the rally!Looking at the details, the Santa Claus Rally has a few caveats to it. The most important one, of course, we’re just talking about the average year. 2018 was a below average year, as the markets were tanking into Christmas day. While they recovered a bit in the last week of the year, it still bucked the trend. Investors looking for this type of seasonal rally need to look at how stocks have been performing in the autumn. This year, with the market heading up and near all-time highs, the rally is real. There’s still some time to play it this year, but starting next year, if the market is trending up the week of Thanksgiving, consider buying some call options on the overall market to follow the trade for leveraged returns.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Dec 2019

8 min 3 sec

Tesla Motors Continues to Innovate, But Will Shareholders Benefit?There’s no room in life for complacency. Capitalism has been described as a form of “creative destruction,” whereby new products and services lower costs and shift demand to new products.In the past few years, Tesla Motors has shaken up the automotive industry. With a push for an all-electric car at a time when many of the major manufacturers were simply considering hybrid vehicles, Tesla’s existence has forced the industry to create all-electric vehicles of their own.While the company has launched a number of cars, it’s now getting into the trucking space, thanks to the Cybertruck. With a sleek, aerodynamic design and steel look, it brings back memories of the DeLorean car. The design may not be the most attractive, but for a vehicle that can haul a lot of weight with a 250 mile range, and at a price point just under $40,000, it could be a serious contender for the space. That’s just the base model. Two and three-engine versions of the truck are available at higher prices.Compared to the Ford F150 truck, which retails for about $10,000 cheaper, and gets a similar range on a tank of gas, the Cybertruck won’t win on price, but for the features it offers, it is still a serious contender.With Tesla motors coming off a great year of improved production on its cars, the Cybertruck can add an exciting new offering once it launches in late 2020. While that’s some time off, shares have already moved higher as the company has moved past the news events in 2018 that sent shares tanking. We see further upside ahead, but also see the potential to buy shares on one of their inevitable pullbacks as the best way to profit. Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Dec 2019

8 min 3 sec

Markets often top out for a while—or go through a multi-month correction—when greed gets rampant. There are a lot of ways to look at this phenomenon. It can happen when everyday folks are suddenly interested in the stock market.But a more important one comes from corporations themselves. Specifically, one warning of a market top occurs when there’s a record-setting buyout offer from one company to buy another.When big companies merge, it takes big bucks to make it happen. And the acquiring company typically uses a lot of debt to make it happen. These big deals sound great in a roaring economy, when everything goes just right.But in the real world, things don’t always go right. Taking two big companies, with their differing values and cultures, to work together will often take more time, energy, and cost more than on the clean spreadsheets prepared by analysts to justify a deal.That’s when two companies merge. When one company is bought out by another as an investment, the danger is more acute. In that case, a buyout firm is typically based in the finance space, and may not have the operating expertise to understand how to best handle the company they’re acquiring.That’s why the latest record-setting buyout offer from buyout firm KKR to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance is a troubling sign of a market top. It doesn’t mean a big crash in the market is going to happen anytime soon. But if history is any guide, it is a sign that this market has gotten ahead of itself and may be in for some poor performance going into 2020.We’ve seen this trend before with the AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000, and even back in the 1980’s with the RJR/Nabisco merger. These record-setting buyouts saw some short-term market peaks. In the AOL-Time Warner deal, the combination of combining a tech company with a traditional media company was an early warning sign of the high valuations being placed on tech. The RJR/Nabisco Merger saw a food and tobacco conglomerate that had poor returns and profit margins due to high debt levels… leading to an eventual split of the two companies. Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Dec 2019

7 min 54 sec

Typically, celebrities and investing seem like two entirely different subjects. That hasn’t always been true. There’s actually been a rich history of celebrities getting involved with publicly-traded companies as investors, active partners, and even board members.To use one historic example, actress Grace Kelly once served on the board of 20th Century Fox. Today, a myriad of celebrities can be seen as getting involved with a company. That may include a celebrity investment, like that of Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom in digital bank Aspiration Bank.Or it could include a far more active investment and board seat like Oprah with Weight Watchers or Shaquille O’Neal with Papa John’s Pizza. The fact of the matter is, there’s a blend between celebrities and companies, and there always will be. Celebrities are high-earners, and astute ones will make investments elsewhere. That’s why both Shaq and Michael Jordan have made far more money from their investments than from playing baseball. Knowing how to balance time and money can be a key factor in a company’s success. That said, there are a few differences. Like any enterprise, a business is a risky endeavor with no guarantee of success. Even with a celebrity bringing their skills to the table, a company could still falter. Weight Watchers had a difficult time with Oprah due to her demanding schedule. And a passive investment by a celebrity in a firm doesn’t give investors much of an indicator of success at all—Aspiration Bank is struggling and in need of more capital right now.Those caveats aside, when celebrities take a big stake in a company, and commit to being a part of it, there’s a good reason to expect some big success ahead. That’s why it’s interesting to see Shaq’s involvement with Papa John’s, and more recently Drake’s involvement with pot stock Canopy Growth.  Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  /

Nov 2019

7 min 9 sec

There are many ways to invest—and many potential ways to beat the market.But one way, more than any other, will result in different returns than the market. Done right, it means beating the pants off of the index. Done wrong, it means underperforming.This secret has to do with portfolio allocation.While most investment professionals discuss the importance of diversification, they tend to do so to stress an investment that could go wrong. Having no more than 10 percent of your wealth in one position means never having to lose more than 10 percent if it goes to zero.So far, so good. But if you’re focusing on investments with a great future, there may be times when having a larger allocation to a specific company or sector could get you a better return.That’s the secret behind the wealth creation of Warren Buffett. A look just at the current stock positions in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio shows that over 25 percent of the portfolio is in a single company—Apple. But on a sector basis, Buffett’s portfolio has over 35 percent invested in financials like big banks and credit card issuers. And that’s not including wholly-owned companies in the insurance space.That large single stock position and sector position alone is over half of the portfolio of the greatest investor in history. That’s a level of concentration that many smaller investors may never reach—or if they do concentrate, it may be on smaller companies with higher volatility more likely to falter and lead to a forced sale at the worst possible time.But the secret is right there, hiding in plain sight. For better market returns, focus your portfolio on areas with the best prospective future returns—especially where your specialized knowledge may come in handy as well. Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Nov 2019

7 min 25 sec

We all come into some extra money from time to time. Whether it’s from a birthday card from a relative, some cash found in the pocket of an old jacket, or even just literally found on the street, that extra money can be put to good use.In today’s age, it’s easy to even take that money and invest it. While most say you need thousands to start investing, even with as little as $50 you can start to get yourself on a financial track to wealth.Of course, even $50 that grows quickly will still only be worth a few hundred dollars after a few decades. But what if you could take that small sum and make a regular investment contribution to an index fund? $50 a month, for five years straight, or 60 months, will mean a total investment of $3,000. After just five years, the power of investing will already create a total portfolio over $3,700 assuming an 8 percent return.Here’s the fun part: Say you keep that money invested for another 15 years with ZERO additional contributions. Getting that 8 percent average annual return will grow your balance to over $11,800.At 25 years, it’s over $25,400. Not bad for a total contribution of $3,000 spread over five years.Of course, that’s just one way to invest an extra $50. That kind of extra money could be put into more aggressive investments than just an index fund, especially if you’re already contributing to one. A mere $50 may not sound like much, but when used to buy an option contract trading at $0.50, an investor can potentially double or triple their money.Of course, an option trade can also get completely wiped out, but when you have money that’s been “found” in the first place, the feeling of a loss is a lot lower than a loss coming from previously committed money in an investment account.Those are just two ways to deal with found money. That’s the power—and importance—of growing your wealth by adding small sums at a time. And it goes to show that the extra cash in your pocket may be more valuable than you think. Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Nov 2019

6 min 38 sec

What Warren Buffett’s Investment Strategy Tells Us About Today’s ValuesOnly a few investors have come close to Warren Buffett’s track record. Over the decades, he’s beaten the market handily. That success all comes down to one factor: Value.Whenever you buy shares of a company, if you don’t have an idea of what the company is worth, and will be worth in the future, it’s impossible to know if you’re buying at a great price or not.In Buffett’s early investment years, the 1950’s, this could be taken to the extreme. Back then, stocks were still seen as a terrible place to invest following the Great Depression. As a result, values in general were a lot lower—and many companies could even trade for prolonged periods of time for less than the value of cash on the books! Under that kind of market sentiment, value investing is obvious. You could take control of a company, shut it down, and end up with more per share than when you started.As the markets started regaining popularity, Buffett’s focus on value changed yet again, this time towards insurance companies, which have built-in capital advantages, as well as by focusing on companies with strong brands. While brands are a bit more intangible on a company’s balance sheet, they can usually charge more for their products than a generic peer.Today, Buffett has been making a big mark in Apple—a company with a strong brand, but also one that has a lot more intangible assets as well. And it’s clear that such a company in the 21st century can still be a value play, thanks to the fact that it has also built itself a consumer culture around it. That kind of trend may become more important as companies become more intangible and hard assets like factories are no longer as important to building a long-term profit powerhouse. Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Nov 2019

7 min 35 sec

As tempting as it is to just dive into trading, it’s important to know a few things first. Knowing these “rules of the game” ensure you’re going in with sufficient knowledge to profit more often than you lose on a trade.With just three simple numbers, however, you can get most of the knowledge you need to know if a trade is worth making or not.If you’re trading on a fundamental basis, for instance, you should look at a company’s PE ratio. That’s a simple calculation of showing a company’s current price, divided by its last 12 months of earnings. While PE ratios can vary across companies and industries, it can give a quick “gut check” to determine if there’s a value worth buying or not. You can also compare the PE ratio to the stock market as a whole.That’s a valuation-based trade. Traders looking for faster profits or to make more leveraged options trades have other numbers that can give them a better idea of where a stock is heading in the short-term. A company’s relative strength index, or RSI, is a great tool there. The RSI can tell a trader if a stock is going up or down, and whether other traders are continuing to buy or not. With an RSI, you can also get a quick gauge as to whether a company is overbought or oversold—making for a quick indicator of when to get out of a winning trade before it becomes a loser.Finally, swing traders can find opportunities looking at companies making new 52-week highs or lows. Value investors can focus on the lows, and momentum investors can make trades on companies making new highs on the logic that the trend will continue.Combining these numbers, as well as some of the more complex numbers the market throws your way.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Oct 2019

7 min 47 sec

While most investors think of the potential returns possible, they do so at the danger of overlooking the flip side to the equation: Risk. All investments have risks. It may be the risk of a bond losing value over time due to inflation. It may be the risk of owning a company that goes bankrupt. Risks can vary, and knowing how to manage those risks is critical.While financial analysts think they can plug some numbers into Excel and know a company’s expected risk—usually by referring to an asset’s volatility, or “beta” in Wall Street lingo, risk is a more nebulous concept than what can be captured by numbers alone. An investment that has low volatility only has that when looking at past data. Many companies with slow movements during a bull market may get swept up in the fear of a bear market—as was the case with slow-moving companies in bland, boring businesses in 2007 and 2008. There’s a reason why an investment prospectus will often state (in the smallest font possible) that past returns are no expectation of future returns—yet many investors think they are.Most investors starting out have a bigger risk, however. They tend to misread position sizes in their portfolio. While buying what’s called a “round lot” of 100 shares may make some sense, with many higher-priced shares of companies, it may end up creating a lopsided portfolio that’s a poor fit for the market’s natural gyrations. Worse, it may mean putting more money into a poorer-performing position while smaller portfolio holdings have better percentage returns.Risk management is at the core of investing. There are many ways to look at it, but understanding how a position may perform during an extreme event, no matter how unlikely it seems, and keeping portfolio positions reasonable, can do much to take some of the biggest investment risks off the table. Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Oct 2019

8 min 13 sec

The stock market can do a lot of things efficiently. It can digest news about a company’s performance in seconds, for instance. But it also picks up on the fear or greed of traders. If traders think a company is going bankrupt, they won’t wait to sell, and shares may end up going bankrupt as a result of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Likewise, a lot of high-tech companies that went public in 2019 fizzled after their IPO as more investors were able to weigh in on their high valuation relative to the money (if any) that these companies were likely to make. While the market throws out a lot of data about the economy and companies in particular, no number can truly give an idea as to whether the market is pricing in fear—sending prices generally higher than they should be—or greed, where prices are lower than they should be. That’s where judgement comes in, and a willingness to think about the market logically.Investors who can ignore their own emotions, and even act against them, buying during periods of fear when others don’t want to buy, and selling when everyone looks at the recent rally as just a starting point for future profits, will do better over time by taking advantage of that one trend.Traders who follow this strategy are more likely to buy bargains, giving them an edge and margin of safety on their trades. These traders are also likely to sell into the frenzy, getting out with a great profit and leaving a little bit of upside left for traders right before the top of a trade. It’s a far cry from many traders who buy something that’s going up simply because it’s going up—or traders who buy more of something going down in the hopes that it will recover soon.Tweet this Video:https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=...Share this Video:https://www.facebook.com/dialog/share...Watch More Videos:How to Make Passive Income with Stockshttps://youtu.be/aFOPmqDLT-IThe Three Most Important Steps for Trading Success (You Won’t Get Anywhere Else)https://youtu.be/hGGO72rg_IENot sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Dividend Investing Mini-Course:  https://m.me/TradingTipsDotCom?ref=fr...10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-...7 High Yield Dividend Stocks: 

Oct 2019

8 min 40 sec

How Stocks Are the Best Game in Town For IncomeWhen most people think of the stock market, they think of big price swings that can make—or lose—a fortune quickly.While that’s certainly a component to it, smart investors know that price moves higher, or capital gains, are just part of the investment equation.In fact, capital gains are only about half the market’s performance in your portfolio over time.The other half? Income.The stock market is a place to buy and sell fractions of businesses. Some are great, some aren’t. But the successful ones usually like to ensure that their owners, the shareholders, receive some of the profits along the way.That usually comes in the form of a cash payment called a dividend. Most companies that pay them do so quarterly, although some do so as little as annually, but some do so as often as monthly. There’s a wide variety. Best of all, studies have shown that, over the course of an investment lifetime, dividend income from your holdings, reinvested into your portfolio, can generate as much as half of your portfolio’s total. And, of course, once you get into retirement and need a steady stream of income, that cash can be diverted away from reinvesting and into your pocket. Dividend-paying stocks tend to be steadier and less volatile than smaller, faster-growing companies... but they’re also likely to stick around, reducing the risk of a big loss. But combine all those factors together when thinking about a lifetime of investing, and it’s clear that a focus on dividend-paying companies alone in your portfolio will lead to better overall investment results.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Dividend Investing Mini-Course:  https://m.me/TradingTipsDotCom?ref=fr...10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-... 7 High Yield Dividend Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/7-high-yi... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Oct 2019

7 min 41 sec

What Investment Beginners Really Need to Know About InvestingThere’s a lot of excitement around investing—and rightly so. It’s possible to build a fortune. But it’s also possible to lose your shirt. If you’re just getting started—or if you’ve tried to start in the past and can’t seem to get any momentum going—investing can seem intimidating at first.There’s a lot that goes into it besides your money, after all. Investing also carries with it all the hopes and dreams, and also the fears that you may have.That’s why one of the most important things to do when starting to invest is to actually start. Put some money to work in a company you like, even if you only have a few hundred dollars. Once you’ve made that commitment, ratherthan waiting to build up a cash balance of some arbitrary amount like $1,000, you’re in the game.Once that happens, you’re able to see for yourself what works and what doesn’t work in investing in a way that no article or video can show you with your money truly at work. And, by starting small, you’ll learn from your mistakes with smaller amounts of money at risk. Investors who start by putting a large amount of their net worth into one stock are taking on a huge risk, but by starting small, the invariable losses in investing will show you what went wrong with your investment ideas without permanently holding you back.Finally, many small investors don’t use leverage correctly. While riskier, thereare ways to use leverage to improve your portfolio returns without increasingthe amount of risk involved. Instead of buying 100 shares, for instance, you could buy one call option. Sure, maybe for the same money as 100 shares, you could afford 10 call options, but knowing when to substitute options for shares—rather than putting as much as possible into a leveraged trade—can make a huge difference to your investment success.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Dividend Investing Mini-Course:  https://m.me/TradingTipsDotCom?ref=fr...10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-... 7 High Yield Dividend Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/7-high-yi... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Offici

Oct 2019

7 min 39 sec

Trading isn’t for everyone. Most active investors fail to beat the market’s average return. That’s because they make a lot of mistakes. While that’s an inevitable part of investing, failing to learn from those mistakes and build on successes can end up costing traders even more.One of the most important things a trader can do is think about risk. After all,every investment has a tradeoff between a risk and a reward, and most folks start by seeing the big dollar signs that represent a fat reward. But when you’re just thinking about the potential upside, you may be blindedto the dangers that lie in a potential investment. Avoiding as many losing investments as possible is a great way to ensure your long-term success in the trading world.Second, most investors don’t know how to set appropriate limits. They may load up their portfolio heavily with incredibly risky companies, without balancing out smaller trades. Or they may have just two or three stocks in their portfolio when they should be trading with more on a regular basis to ensure any single position doesn’t blow up the portfolio.Finally, most investors fail because they get impatient. The market moves onits own time, and if you’re expecting to buy on Monday and profit by Friday, you’ll often be disappointed. But if you think a move is coming in a stock, you want to give yourself enough time for that move to play out. That’s the way astute investors play the market to win, time and time again.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/  

Sep 2019

7 min 23 sec

Study after study on the market indicates that investors in smaller companies often get a return premium over time. There’s some common-sense explanation behind that superior return. Bigger, more established companies may get all the attention in the market, and investors may have already paid up to own a big, established, blue-chip name. But smaller companies that could become the next great blue-chip firm still remain off-the-radar, and consequently far cheaper than they have any right to be.But there’s another way smaller investors tend to profit in excess of investors in larger companies. Through a process called industry consolidation, over time the number of companies that are needed to serve an industry will naturally shrink. Unprofitable companies will go by the wayside, and small profitable companies will be bought out at a premium to bigger companies looking to grow quickly.This process plays out with varying speeds in various industries. Today, there are only three major automakers in the United States, and a few small players. But there used to be hundreds of automotive companies when the industry was starting out and growing at a rapid pace. The trend is playing out well in the financial space. 35 years ago, there were nearly 14,000 different bank companies. Today, there are around 4,000. In the next 35 years, if this rate of consolidation holds, there will be a few hundred. Investors looking for smaller banks can find better valuations than some of the larger, more established players. And they can find companies that are looking to grow by acquiring competitors. It’s a win-win situation, if you know what metrics to look for.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Sep 2019

8 min 50 sec

If you just follow the stock market, you may have missed the biggest financial news in years. That news is the rise of negative interest rates—or bonds that pay investors less in total than what it costs them to invest. In the past, you may have bought a bond with a par value of $100 for, well, $100. And after receiving interest, you’d get back your $100 value, ensuring a total positive return. Negative yields occur when bond prices are so high that, even after all interest payments are made, you don’t get back $100 for every $100 you put in.The rise of these negative-yielding bonds is underway, and could spread to other places besides some government debt markets they’re in now. If that’s the case, then the bond market could give investors some great returns over the next few years as bonds priced at $100 and required to pay back $100 may go to a price of $110 or higher!Of course, negative yielding bonds go against everything we know about finance and capital formation. It’s uncharted territory, and when bond yields are negative, investments with no yield, like precious metals, start to look attractive. That may be part of the reason for gold’s strong performance so far this year.Finally, in a negative-yield world, any stock that pays a dividend can produce a positive yield and return over time. This push for lower bond yields may entice investors away from bonds and into the stock market—and give stocks the mother of all rallies!Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Sep 2019

9 min 28 sec

Hurricane season is in full swing this time of year, and once again the east coast is in the crosshairs. It’s something that’s happened before, and will happen again. While the unpredictable weather can sometimes cause billions of dollars in damages in a few short days, astute traders can take advantage of these developments to make an extra profit from it as well—as long as they’ve planned ahead carefully and are prepared.For instance, it’s easy to see long lines at gas stations and grocery stores ahead of storms. And companies that sell electric generators, storm shutters, and other supplies tend to likewise see their shares advance more than the general stock market ahead of a big storm. And companies with risk exposure to an affected area, like a home insurance company, will see its shares drop. How far that happens depends on the likely impact and the value of all the properties in the area. But markets tend to price it in quickly. Investors looking for a short trade during hurricane season should buy put options on certain insurers as soon as it looks like a storm may hit—chances are it will drop substantially. However, shares will rally somewhat after a storm when the damage assessment is done.Adding some of these trades to your portfolio during a storm will give you some small, but predictable gains. And with the use of the options market, you can leverage those gains for the best results. Understanding what moves—and when—during a pending disaster can give you an investment edge and a trading strategy that comes up during the summer months.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Sep 2019

8 min 42 sec

Hindsight is 2020. While it’s easy to look back on a great trade that you passed up, investors make a much more common mistake.They tend to use recent trends and extrapolate them out forever. The problem with that strategy is that investment looks like the best opportunity after it’s already had a great run. Early investors already made their money. And no company can always be on the growth path. There will be times to change course and even restructure, sell, or close a business.Investing is about looking forward. While looking at recent financial data can give some clues about likely near-term performance, it doesn’t tell you anything about how the market will value a company in the future.For instance, in the 1990’s, tobacco stocks were facing billions of dollars in litigation over the health problems caused by cigarettes. After agreeing to one of the largest fines in history, the sector was able to retrench and head higher. For starters, the government outlawed advertising by the industry—saving the big tobacco companies billions of dollars that could go back to shareholders. And secondly, the government taxed cigarettes just high enough to collect revenues while being just low enough to discourage folks from quitting. But in the early 1990’s, that outcome was far from certain, and investors using a rear-view mirror approach wouldn’t have found the big opportunity there.Many of today’s attractive companies will go out of favor. Or we’ll learn that they weren’t all they were cracked up to be in terms of sales or profits. Likewise, many companies out of favor today may post surprisingly good returns in the future now that current expectations are so low.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Aug 2019

8 min 30 sec

If you’re looking to invest in one sector specifically, you may come in with some perceived notion. For instance, if you were looking to invest in an oil company, you may pick a stock where a family member or friend worked for years. If you invest in the restaurant space, it may be because it’s a place you like.Those types of decisions are part and parcel of investing. But once you’ve narrowed down on a sector to invest, a comparative analysis can help you find the best opportunity and help reduce some of the personal bias that inevitably seeps into investing.For instance, in the food space right now, Kraft-Heinz looks terrible. The stock chart shows a decline of over 60 percent in the past year. A company like Hershey, on the other hand, looks great thanks to a 50 percent rally in shares.But that only tells us what the price has done lately. It doesn’t tell us anything about prices going forward.And a look at the relative valuations of the two companies tells us that Kraft is a bargain on multiple investment metrics relative to the broader food industry—and Hershey is at a premium. So while the recent share price indicates one thing, valuations indicate another. And, eventually, whatever positions in the market get out of whack tend to get back in line with the averages sooner or later. As with other soft data, recent chart movements provide investors with a piece of data that they may act on, even if it’s not the full picture.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Aug 2019

9 min 1 sec

For the past few years, markets have had some big swings every time concerns have risen over trade between the U.S. and China.But rather than get worried over it, the best thing to do is to look at the pattern, and see how you can trade it time and again for profits.The pattern has been pretty simple. Stocks have hit new all-time highs, then some new concerns, usually provided by a Tweet from the President, have talked up hammering China on trade. That’s created fear and uncertainty in the market, sending shares down.The pattern concludes when China and the U.S. start talking nice about trade—or at least talking about sitting down to negotiate. Over the past few years, this pattern has played out a few times with a few minor variations. Until a permanent trade deal is struck, it will likely play out again.Getting into the end of the summer, it looks like it’s happening again. This time, get in on the trade by making buys in the tech space. That’s an area that’s sold off the most on trade fears, given the amount of tech manufacturing in China as well as China’s insatiable appetite to increase its technological capacity.Whether you buy a tech fund, or one more focused on China-heavy tech like the semiconductor space, there are plenty of ways to make a profit, including a number of leveraged trades to play it out.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Aug 2019

3 min 54 sec

Investing is a lot more than just the numbers—earnings, sales, future financial projections, you name it.There’s a mental and emotional aspect too.That’s where you get extreme moves. For instance, during the tech bubble in the late 1990’s, folks just kept bidding up shares of companies with no future prospects to be profitable within five years. But they felt that shares had been going up and would keep going up. They were right—until the bubble popped.At the other extreme, after an asset has been falling for a while, people start to project that it will go to zero. Nobody felt enthusiastic about buying stocks in early 2009, although a decade later, that’s proven to be a great trade. Besides those big-picture extremes, individual stocks and sectors can go in and out of favor far more often. It’s buying the ones out of favor—and selling the in-favor markets—that lead to large, consistent profits over time. One such space is natural gas. Like stocks in early 2009, it’s looked ugly for a while now—seemingly with no end in sight.Production is high, so high that we have a lot of supply swimming around to keep prices down. And prices are down 50 percent from last winter—and nearly 30 percent since the start of 2019.Of course, part of the explanation is seasonal. Natural gas is great for heating, and in the middle of a summer heat wave, that’s the last thing on anyone’s mind. But some of the explanation for low prices today is a feeling that the whole sector will remain underpriced forever.But winter will come. Production will decline, whether from shale producers going bankrupt or today’s lower prices leading to shutdowns. Nothing stays out of favor forever, and out-of-favor names that move in-favor tend to get a big percentage move higher.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Aug 2019

7 min 46 sec

Lately, most pieces of macroeconomic data seem to fall into a “good news/bad news” category.For example, unemployment is near a 60 year low. That’s good news. But as unemployment has gotten low, new job growth has slowed. That’s bad news, as a slowdown that goes too far could tip over into higher unemployment and a slowing economy.Housing data has looked pretty good, but also shows signs of a slowdown. So do many pieces of industrial production data. One corporate CEO, while on an earnings season conference call, even went as far as to say it was one of the most unusual periods in all his time in business. That CEO is the head of CSX (CSX), one of America’s publicly-traded railroad companies.Railroads have been tied to America’s economy for over 150 years. Today, railroads are less about passenger travel and more about shipping goods across the country. Railroads measure their growth by the number of railcars being shipped. A good year for corn may mean more railcar demand in Nebraska. A poor year may mean less. When the overall numbers are rising, the economy is likely booming. When the numbers are falling, it may be contracting. Right now, the numbers suggest a contraction. Yet the economy is growing. Some of the explanation is that much of the economy is growing in a digital sense—we have more goods and services traded online than those that require shipment by railcar.Yet some goods will always need to be shipped, and railroads provide the most efficient way to do so. As part of an oligopoly with heavy government regulations to ensure profitability, the railroads are a sound buy whenever they’re trading out of favor.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jul 2019

7 min 22 sec

Four times per year, earnings season gives investors new data about a company’s operations. It’s one of the best times to see shares make a big move—in either direction.But sometimes some funny things happen. Like a company reports a great quarter but shares fall instead of rise. That may be because investors got hyped in advance and sent shares higher than they should have gone in the first place. Or it may be because of some key detail that came out during the earnings report that gave investors pause.Whatever the case may be, many big growth names have seen it happen. They report solid earnings, solid revenues, and otherwise show growth—but often investors will get hung up on one metric more than others.That’s been the case with Netflix (NFLX) this earnings season. The company is growing revenues by over 25 percent per year, but investors tend to only care about the company’s total subscribers. With the company “only” growing subscribers by 2.5 million against an expected 5 million, it certainly appears as though it isn’t doing well. But what other industry would see an additional 2.5 million customers in the span of 90 days as a bad thing?Netflix is working on building a long-term brand, and the company’s big successes in movies and television shows in the most recent quarter show that they’re moving beyond simply being a source of content from other media companies. That longer-term trend will likely reward shareholders better than following the exact number of subscribers. After all, it’s not enough to build a big customer base. Subscribers have to be kept! That’s where Netflix is performing better than other companies in the industry right now, and where there will likely be long-term value.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jul 2019

6 min 47 sec

With the Federal Reserve talking about cutting interest rates, companies sitting on record levels of cash are looking for ways to deploy that cash. One big way is to merge with another company. It’s no surprise that late stock market cycles see a big wave of mergers and acquisitions.M&A activity like that gives investors a lot of opportunities as well, particularly by using one low-risk, moderate-reward strategy. That strategy is via merger arbitrage.When Company A says it will buy Company B for $100 per share, the share price will move closer to $100. The more likely the market thinks a deal is, the closer to the share price. If there’s a high probability, and shares were trading at $80, they may move to $95.So investors who buy after the offer has been made have a high likelihood of making $5 per share by buying now. They just have to hold for a few weeks or months until the offer goes through.While the percentage returns are usually in the 5-10 percent range, it’s an investment strategy that can be done a few times a year, depending on how quickly a merger goes through. When those returns are annualized, the end result is a decent, and usually market-beating return. It’s a great strategy for right now, given the low risk profile. And even better, investors can get into and out of a trade in a few months. So even if the overall market takes a turn down again, these individual positions should handily beat the market.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jul 2019

8 min 4 sec

Some companies just can’t seem to stay out of the news. And it seems like one company, Nike, is trying to stay in the limelight as much as possible. Just before Independence Day, the company announced that it was pulling a shoe design that it created that featured the Betsy Ross flag—the one with 13 stars in a circle representing the original colonies.It did so due to the comment by its paid endorser Colin Kaepernick that the flag came from an era of slavery. Nike hired Kaepernick last year for the 30th anniversary of its “Just do it” campaign. Kaepernick rose to fame—or infamy—by refusing to stand for the national anthem during football games, a move that limited his career in the NFL.So has Nike lost it? They’ve certainly lost potential and many existing customers with their recent moves.Yet, much like a tweet from the President, what the company is actually doing is staying in the public eye without having to pay for a major ad campaign. In a world where the news seems interested in driving controversy, Nike is playing the game, and playing it well.Consider this: The company is increasingly doing business outside the United States. In the U.S., sales are stagnating. But they can pick up a younger demographic with the moves they’re making right now, even if that means alienating some customers.If anything, the company has found an inexpensive way to drive business, and it just goes to show that there’s no such thing as bad publicity—provided you read between the lines.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jul 2019

6 min 43 sec

Commodities tend to have very long cycles. It can take years for rallies and declines to play out.These rallies tend to play out in phases. In the first phase of a rally, the commodity typically is coming off a big decline from a prior peak. There’s a lot of skepticism in the market that it can go higher—and that skepticism created a bargain in the first place.Once there’s a meaningful move higher, and as long as the fundamentals are in place for prices to continue rallying, however, sentiment starts to shift. The prior rally has attracted more buyers. Interest rises. Headlines go from skeptical to outright bullish.We’re seeing this next phase start to play out with gold right now. The metal went down from its last peak in 2011 until 2016—a five-year bear market! But in early 2016, the metal started to gradually move higher.It wasn’t a move in a straight line. It had a lot of pullbacks along the way. But each time it pulled back, it made a higher low than the last time—a healthy sign of an early stage bull market.Today, with gold now up about 33 percent off its lows, it’s starting to attract investor interest. This is the next phase of the rally, where the price move higher tends to speed up.In that kind of environment, investors may want to look at gold mining companies. While gold prices are up over the last three years, the move has been so slow that many mining companies have continued to struggle. But as prices rise, mining companies will start to see profits roll in faster.Gold is moving higher— it’s time to take a closer look at the space and the opportunities there.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jul 2019

7 min 47 sec

While every sector of the market is different, some sectors offer investors a chance for solid returns with low risk. That typically includes heavily regulated sectors like telecoms and utilities.But the airline industry is in a sweet spot with just the right amount of favorable regulation, combined with a sector that’s determined to build profit margins, not market share.For decades, the airlines were a terrible investment. With fare wars, the competition to increase market share, and so on, the big carriers racked up all sorts of debt, only to go into bankruptcy when the economy or travel slowed.Now, after consolidating to the point where the largest four carriers have two-thirds of the market, there’s a healthy oligopoly. No one company can come to dominate, and if any try, they’ll likely end up taking a financial beating.Meanwhile, the United States prevents foreign carriers from operating domestic flights. So the few carriers that do serve passengers today don’t have to worry about foreign competition. Add in low oil prices right now, which impacts the big cost of fuel costs for airlines, and you have a sector that looks very attractive for investors.How should you buy? For most folks, that depends on where you live, because different airlines serve different routes. This sector is now a classic example of buying into a company whose product you use. It’s not going away, and as the airlines are more interested on figuring out new fees to get more revenue from passengers, they’ll likely continue to fare well in any economic environment.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Warren Buffett's Top 5 Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/warren-bu... 10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-107 High Yield Dividend Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/7-high-yield-stocks/Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

7 min 20 sec

If there's one thing I love about options trading, it's the ability to make money just about anytime. One powerful strategy involves making what I call "gas money" trades, where I can make a small amount of money, but safely and often thanks to the options market.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

11 min 56 sec

Nobody can replace the simplicity and genius that Steve Jobs brought to Apple. But Tim Cook is bringing in lower costs, more revenue opportunities, and ultimately higher profit margins for shareholders.That’s the key takeaway from the Apple event earlier this week. The tech company is adding a suite of services, from a credit card to a digital news subscription service to a video subscription service and so on.While many may have been hoping for some new, outside-the-box product, this is a great development for shareholders. The company has been long derided for coming out with slightly newer versions of the iPhone each year, and sales there have likely plateaued. But as Apple has sold hardware to its large customer base, it’s mostly overlooked the software space. The exception has been iTunes, a high-margin business for the company that doesn’t have the physical labor entailed with assembling an iPhone or iPad. By expanding its service offerings, Apple can increase its revenue but with a lower cost compared to making physical products. That’s a sign that Apple will be focusing on increasing its profit margins going forward, the kind of metric that really focuses on delivering value to shareholders. Looking at this new suite of offerings, it may feel underwhelming, but it will likely be beneficial to the company’s bottom line. Sounds like good news to shareholders to me! Consider buying or adding to your stake in Apple at or near today’s prices.Not sure the best way to get started? Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

7 min 9 sec

Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

8 min 51 sec

Want to do better than the market? Buy once it’s hit correction territory. In this video, I’ll show you not just one, but .TWO investment plays to benefit from a market that’s now down 10 percent from recent highsNot sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...TWO investment plays to benefit from a market that’s now down 10 percent from recent highsStep #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

10 min 30 sec

One of the hardest things in investing is finding a winning trade. That’s especially true when looking for short-term trades that are ideal for investing with options.Fortunately, there’s a way to use the options market itself to find such winning trades. How? By focusing on unusual options activity. When big money moves in the relatively small options market, it’s incredibly visible. It shows traders exactly which stocks are likely to make big moves – up or down. But that’s not all. Thanks to the options market, investors can also see where unusual moves are happening specifically with prices and dates—to really pinpoint likely moves in the market.For more details on how to find and decipher unusual activity in the options market, including some timely examples, check out this video I just recorded.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim...5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di...Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac...Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

10 min 31 sec

There’s a great old saying on Wall Street: The trend is your friend. That’s especially true if you want to trade in the options market, where you have a limited amount of time for a trade to play out.Yet many investors focused on a company’s fundamentals, don’t think about trends at all. It’s a critical skill for any investor—but it’s crucial for shorter and more leveraged trades like those in the options market.That’s why it’s important to consider all the factors that can cause a company’s share price to rise or fall. For longer periods, the fundamentals definitely matter. But for shorter periods, how a company’s shares have been trading recently can matter as well. That’s why it’s crucial to understand both, and how to identify key trends to know when a stock is going to continue going up, reverse and go down, or even just trade sideways.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

7 min

There’s a great old saying on Wall Street: The trend is your friend. But what happens when the trend ends? After all, nothing lasts forever. That’s when things can become troublesome for investors. At least, for those who don’t know the signs.That’s because a stock’s pattern can give you a clue that a long-running trend is about to end. And whether that means a stock that’s been going up is about to go down, or a declining stock is about to rally.This is called a reversal pattern. And being able to catch one successfully is one way to grow and preserve your wealth—in any market environment. It’s a good pattern to watch for whether you’re a short-term trader, or a long-term investor looking for the right moment to take profits.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running...Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patternsThe Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

6 min 13 sec

One of the first bosses I ever had used this low-risk option strategyto significantly boost the returns he received from his stockportfolio. And it's one that can be used following a market sellofflike the one we've had to get back to profitability more quickly.In this video, I'll share with you how that's done and walk youthrough an example of each.Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns:  https://www.tradingtips.com/book-of-chart-patterns/The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

10 min 44 sec

Charts can provide plenty of profitable trading patterns time and again.But they can also be deceiving. That’s because most charts don’t share key data. It can tell you a price point on a given day—which is handy. But there’s more to a price chart than price.For instance, if a stock keeps moving higher day after day, it may look like a good trade. But if it’s bouncing around during trading hours and only barely heading higher, it may not look like the slam dunk that it could be.To find these extreme intra-day moves, and to get an idea of where the bulk of the trading money is going on a daily basis in a stock, a line chart just won’t cut it.That’s where candlestick charts come in. They show where most of the money in a trade is going throughout the day. And it can show how volatile a stock has been moving—giving more critical data for making short-term trades. Best of all, however, is the fact that candlestick charts also show another type of pattern in the markets. These patterns, called gap patterns, can indicate when big money is making a move. Understanding these moves provides more short-term trading opportunities than just following a line on a chart.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patterns The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

6 min 21 sec

Tech stocks in 2000. Gold in 2011. Cryptocurrencies in 2017. Pot stocks in 2018.They all followed the same pattern.They had massive gains. They started from small rises, but over time, they started to rise at a faster and faster rate. Speculation and greed took over. Any attempt to curb prices on the way up were swamped with buy orders instead.Along the way, a parabolic chart pattern started to unfold. That’s a tough pattern to trade—once every investor who wants in has gotten in, early investors reap large rewards. Once sellers start to outweigh buyers, the prices deflate nearly as quickly as they rise. The 100, 200 or even 1,000 percent gains lead sharply and quickly to 60, 70, and 80 percent losses, mostly hurting folks chasing those returns near the top.Recognizing this pattern can unlock huge profits—and also give you a hint that you should take them off the table before they’re done.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patterns The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

7 min 5 sec

Companies come and go. The last component of the original Dow Jones Index, General Electric, got booted last year.But you could have been out of that name for far longer if you had followed a simple rule: Only invest in companies that deliver increasing income to shareholders every year by increasing their dividend.Following that rule would have gotten you out of a lot of stocks before they really took a dive—and kept you in some of the best wealth-building stocks of all time.In the end, researching the market for stocks that deliver great returns to investors over time will often come up with these same companies. After all, if they can keep paying more income out to shareholders every year for 15, 20, 25, or even 50 years (if not longer), they’re going to give you capital gains over time as well. Looking and analyzing these companies, and loading up your portfolio with them, reinvesting the dividends, and waiting out the market is a simple way to build a wealth-generating machine as if by magic. Knowing how to find these stocks unlocks some of the market’s best gems.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patterns The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

7 min 26 sec

Most investment research is based on one thing, and one thing only: Finding the best opportunities to buy. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a good thing in and of itself. After all, if you don’t make a good buy in the markets, you’re pretty much guaranteed to lose money.But what happens when things go well?That’s where the trouble starts.That’s because most investment research doesn’t tell you anything about when to sell a position you hold—whether it’s gone up or down. Many investors use rules like stop-loss orders. But that also causes them to lose their shares while a stock’s price is temporarily down.Even short-term traders use rules like this—which limit their losses, but can also prevent their gains from working out as well as they could.For investors focusing on wealth-compounding stocks, however, selling can be considered the exception rather than the rule. Investors who sell a stock capable of compounding their wealth need only do so under some very specific, and potentially dire, circumstances. A normal market correction just won’t cut it.With all the focus on buying, don’t forget the other half of investing—knowing when, or even if you should sell.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Warren Buffett's Top 5 Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/warren-bu... The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

6 min 27 sec

There’s an ancient Chinese saying: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. It may seem like stocks go nowhere for long periods at a time. But many companies can use those periods to continue growing their dividends for shareholders.When that happens, buyers see the amount of cash they get rise every year. Over a long enough timeline, they could even see dividends rise to a point where they get more cash payouts every year than what they originally paid.This secret is a simple math equation known as the “yield on cost.” It involves the current total cash payout divided by the original price paid. It’s a yield I use to determine how my income stocks are really doing.  A stock with a current yield under 3 percent may not sound that exciting. But knowing that I’ve held onto it for years and have a yield on cost nearing 10 percent per year makes a huge difference. To find a better investment today, that’s the yield I’d be giving up. I’d have to start over again, most likely with far lower returns as a result. That’s why a dividend stock may look unattractive in one light, such as current yield, but may, in reality, be too valuable for you to sell.When looked at through that lens, yield on cost may be one of the most important ways to look at a stock’s valuation. In the dividend growth space, it’s arguably the most important. It’s a simple enough equation, and one that anyone can calculate on their dividend holdings.It also means if you buy now, and sit through the markets ups and downs over a period of decades, you’ll set yourself up to get dividends that could equal or even exceed what you originally paid. That’s the power of owning dividend growth stocks.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Warren Buffett's Top 5 Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/warren-bu... The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

6 min

Most chart patterns can appear over any timeframe. But a number of unusual-looking patterns often take place over a shorter period of time, such as a day or an hour, or even less. These patterns may not look like anything at first, compared to typical continuation or reversal patterns, but they can lead to powerful returns in a very short amount of time as they unfold.From the oft-occurring ABCD trade to the cup-and-handle to flag patterns, these trades are perfect for jumping in and out of stocks and foreign currencies in the span of a few hours. These patterns show what traders are doing in real time—and can give you a clue as to when more profits are expected, even if it looks like prices are starting to sag after a recent move. Finding and taking advantage of these patterns, despite how unusual they may look while they’re unfolding, are a great way to ensure you profit from your short-term trades. Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Warren Buffett's Top 5 Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/warren-bu... The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

7 min

Imagine you had a penny that doubled in value every day for a month. Sure, after a week, you’d only have a paltry sixty-four cents. That’s not even enough to buy something off the dollar menu at your favorite fast-food joint. After another two weeks, you’d have less than $10. But if you can hold out for just two more weeks, the doubling power will turn that starting penny into $1.3 million dollars.That’s the power of compounding.Now, we don’t have magic pennies (that I know of). But we do have the next best thing: Dividend stocks. When companies pay their shareholders money, investors who use the proceeds to buy more share are able to compound their wealth over time. While not as quickly as a magic penny, over the course of years, this process can make a major difference for your investment returns. And over the course of decades? It can turn a few thousand dollars into over a million. Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Warren Buffett's Top 5 Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/warren-bu... The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

6 min 45 sec

Most folks just think of investments as things that go up or down (and even then hopefully just up).But the fact of the matter is, any asset can have a long period of time where it trades in a sideways range, bouncing between a high and low.Recognizing these ranges from a chart pattern is a good way to find short-term trades. It may not be the big grand slam of catching a major move up or down, but it can give you consistent profits time and again. These types of patterns occur in the markets all the time. They’re known as consolidation patterns, and they tend to keep a position from making a major move for a while it’s ready to continue moving in the trend it was moving in before—whether up or down. That makes them a great way to find profitable future trades, although it may take more time to play out than other chart patterns.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Warren Buffett's Top 5 Stocks: https://www.tradingtips.com/warren-bu... The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

6 min 24 sec

Investing is a lifetime journey, and getting started can feel frustrating. That can be the case with income investing, where the first dividend check might just be for a paltry few dollars. While growing a dividend over time can lead to a powerful return, if you’re looking for high income now, there are plenty of opportunities available that can start showing you a much larger pile of cash relative to what you put in.These high-yield plays, typically paying in the 5-10 percent range, are companies that tend to be structured to pay out most of their income to shareholders. There are some tax differences between these companies and traditional ones, but that’s well offset by the higher income these companies provide. Areas with high-yielding opportunities for investors include real estate investment trusts (REITs), business development companies (BDCs), and master limited partnerships (MLPs). By passing through most of their income to shareholders, they pay sky-high yields. They may not see the kind of share growth of a traditional company, but they do offer current income now… exactly the kind of opportunity that could turn a modest portfolio yield into a sizeable one, and help balance the lower-yielding stocks that you own.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patterns The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

7 min 16 sec

A good investment policy is one that allows you to profit, reinvest those profits, and follow from a virtuous cycle of increasing returns over time.That’s the policy essentially used—in various forms—by Warren Buffett over the decades to become one of the world’s wealthiest individuals. Whether buying individual shares of stock or entire companies, the principle is the same. You want to find companies that can continue to grow over time at a somewhat steady and predictable rate. Growth companies won’t do. They may end up hitting the skids, and growth companies that fall out of favor tend to get hammered by the markets. But companies in mature, steady markets, tend to have slower, but more predictable growth. More importantly, well-managed companies can throw off plenty of cash flow to investors. Whether reinvested or paid out in dividends, this cash flow provides new investment opportunities. And those new opportunities can in turn provide even more opportunities. Much like compound interest, excess cash flow can allow modest early returns to expand into truly great wealth. There’s no real secret behind this process, other than buying right and having the patience to see things through. That kind of discipline is what separates Buffett from thousands of failed disciples and others in the investment industry who thought they could outperform the markets hugely and consistently. Most small investors don’t want to face the big setbacks of a bear market. But using this strategy of focusing on great cash-flow generating companies can allow investors to learn to adopt one of Buffett’s maxims: Buy when others are fearful.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patterns The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

6 min 19 sec

There are plenty of ways to beat the market. Warren Buffett knows them all. For the most part, he’s also tried them all.Investors with small sums of money can fare well following the modern equivalent of the strategies a young Buffett used to outperform the go-go market of the 1960’s.For example, Buffett often made trades based on arbitrage opportunities. That’s where a stock has one price in one exchange, but a different price in another. Buy in the lower priced and immediately sell in the higher price, and you get an instant profit.Today’s fast-trading, information-efficient markets have made such opportunities rare. But when one company announces an acquisition offer for another, there’s usually a low-risk, moderate-return way to use merger arbitrage to your advantage.Say company A offers to acquire company B at $50 per share. And say shares move to $48 on the news. There’s a $2 opportunity there to buy shares of company B. As long as the merger goes through, there’s a low-risk way to make a moderate return in a short period of time. Just beware—not all mergers go through. Another strategy is to follow a deep value investing. Young Buffett looked to buy sizeable stakes in smaller companies that were trading incredibly cheaply. But instead of looking entirely at earnings or profit margins, there would also be an analysis of the company’s cash and cash equivalents. In the 1960’s, it was possible to find many small companies often trading for less than the value of their cash per share!While the opportunities aren’t as extreme like that today, markets are mostly focused on large-cap companies. Finding deep value in smaller-cap companies can still lead to plenty of opportunities to outperform the overall stock market.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patterns The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

6 min 36 sec

Most folks think you need a few thousand dollars to start investing.If you follow a traditional route, that’s probably true. You’d need that much to fund a brokerage account and start buying a few stocks to start a nest egg.But there’s a way that you can get started investing for as little as $50. In many cases, it’s more. But the secret is a simple one. Companies that pay out dividends to investors often have a plan that lets you directly invest in their shares. And you can set up recurring payments to add to your stake.In return, the company will reinvest those shares for little to no fees—a far cry from the fees charged by most brokerage accounts. That’s huge. It provides income investors with an additional benefit that they can’t get from traditional brokerage investing.This plan, where the company takes on the fees associated with recurring investments, can allow you to get started building a dividend portfolio for less than a nice dinner out for two or a tank of gas. Where it goes from there is up to you, and there is a risk to owning any single stock. But the advantage of getting into investing in high-quality companies throwing cash out to shareholders on a regular basis is too good to pass up. These dividend reinvestment programs or DRIPs are a secret way to get your investment portfolio started on a budget. Many companies will even throw in some advantages that a brokerage account just can’t offer. For the right companies, this may be the best, lowest-cost way to start compounding your wealth with dividend stocks.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports: Big Book Of Chart Patterns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/big-book-of-chart-patterns The Ultimate Guide to Options: https://optionsprofitsdaily.com/ultim... 5 Monster Dividend Plays: https://www.investingsecrets.com/5-di... Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories: The Next Superstock: https://reports.tradingtips.com/mirac... Triple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-m... Step #3 - Connect With The Community: Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradi...

Jun 2019

5 min 22 sec

The Walt Disney Company is known for many things—Mickey Mouse, princesses, world-class theme parks. Its more recent acquisitions into Marvel, Pixar, and now Fox Entertainment make it a great company.But a great company doesn’t always mean it’s trading at a great price for investors.That’s the case right now. Shares of the media conglomerate surged following the announcement of its new streaming service, Disney+. With a huge entertainment catalogue and a starting price point of $7 per month, the company will be going head-to-head with the lowest-cost streaming services, some of which still interrupt their shows with advertising.While the move is a great one for the company, it’s a move they could have started years ago. For the past few years, shares of Disney have traded in a $95-115 range, as solid operating results have come up against the ongoing deterioration of its lucrative cable contracts. As more and more folks move online, the amount of revenues gotten from its cable channels, particularly the ESPN franchise, has been declining at a rapid rate.The new announcement has moved shares to the $130 range. Until the new service is fully built out, we’re looking at a new trading range, likely from $115 to $135 per share. Investors looking to own this great company should wait until they’re down to around $120 or so—even if it’s during the next market pullback—before buying.Not sure the best way to get started?  Follow these simple steps to hit the ground running... Step #1 - Get These FREE Reports:The Ultimate Stock Trading Toolbox: https://www.tradingtips.com/ultimate-toolbox/  10 Great Stocks Under $10: https://www.tradingtips.com/10-great-stocks-to-buy-under-10/7 Cheap & Good Stocks: https://reports.tradingtips.com/7-cheap-stocks  Step #2 - Join Our Premium Advisories:The Next Superstock: https://www.tradingtips.com/3-disruptorsTriple Digit Returns: https://reports.tradingtips.com/pot-mania/Step #3 - Connect With The Community:Trading Tips Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradingtipsdotcom/ 

Jun 2019

6 min 50 sec