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Technical Trading Basics: Using Overbought And Oversold Signals To Buy And Sell

After considering the big trends, fundamentals, and government & central bank policy, it is time to figure out when to buy and sell. Basic technical analysis can help investors put the odds on their side quicker and grind out several extra points per year with little effort. Technical trading experts can make even more with the right temperament. Learn more about when to buy and sell using simple technical signals.

Investing In The 2nd Half Of 2020 – SPECIAL REPORT

The following report covers where we are in the economy and markets. It has become clear to me that another correction is coming of some significance. The problem we face is whether the combination of Fed money and a potential medical miracle can stave off the worse case scenarios. I believe to an extent they can. However, that still leaves room for the bear market to resume. Speculative excess is […]

A Note To Margin Of Safety Investors

Folks ask me what the difference is between the services at Seeking Alpha and at Fundamental Trends. Here are the basics: Margin of Safety Investing contains everything up to Retirement Income Options has on this site. So, that includes Retirement Life Growth & Income, which includes Sustainable Growth Investing, which includes Global Trends ETF. The time lag on articles and analysis is generally about 20 minutes. I sometimes publish at […]

How To Screen For Stocks

Screening for stocks should help you whittle down to a list of companies that you can spend time studying. These basics will help you whittle out about 80% or more of the market. This will leave you with a very good chance to buy great companies at low prices.

Don’t You Dare Trade Options Until You Read This!!!

Summary Options are derivatives and can cause your account destruction. Options are the best tool for managing risk, generating income and occasionally generating asymmetric gains. You are your own worst enemy on options by being greedy, unknowledgeable and inexperienced. Control your emotions, learn how options work, what options are for and practice trade in a paper (no money) account at your brokerage before ever using your hard earned money. “You […]

Technical/Quant Guidelines For Buying Stocks & ETFs (Brief)

Summary Buying a stock or ETF is not just a matter of wanting to own it, it’s a matter of buying it with the lowest cost possible. Scaling in is mandatory, don’t try to buy your whole potential position all at once. Use some basic technical and quantitative indicators to help you find spots that are more likely near intermediate term price bottoms. We buy investments using a 4-step process: […]

Stock Investing – Know What You Own

“The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value of a business and the price of small pieces of that business in that market… I have seen no trend toward value investing in the (65) years I’ve practiced it. There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. The academic world, if anything, has actually backed away from the teaching of […]

Base Allocation

How We Trade & Invest

Having a philosophy and a process of investing is very important. The cores of our approach are to control our emotions and make a series of well thought out good investment decisions. If we can control our emotions, then we can focus on a good analysis and portfolio construction. If we do not control our emotions, then we will fail to beat the markets or control risk like 80% of […]