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  1. Best Ways To Trade Gold And Silver

    June 25, 2014
    Commodities are rallying, and gold and silver are now following suit with strong recent buying. Here are four ways to play it.
  2. Invest In Brazil With These ETFs

    June 20, 2014
    The 2014 World Cup isn't the only reason Brazil has the attention of the world right now.
  3. Higher Oil Prices On The Way--But Just How High?

    June 19, 2014
    Tensions in Iraq - teamed with rising seasonal demand - means rising petroleum prices. We'll take a look at what it means for traders.
  4. Invest In Share Buybacks With This ETF

    June 13, 2014
    In most cases, when a company buys its own shares on the open market it's a signal to investors that they're undervalued.
  5. Trade Like a Top Hedge Fund With No Work

    June 11, 2014
    These ETFs provide a way to trade like a top hedge fund. Or look at the holdings of the ETF to see stocks which hedge funds find attractive.
  6. Let Consumer Spending Trends Lead You To Big Gains

    June 6, 2014
    Investors is search of ideas should consider Peter Lynch’s advice to invest in what you know. But when is a consumer discretionary ETF the best ...
  7. Lagging Lumber Prices Hammer Timber Stocks

    June 5, 2014
    Divergence between the share price of major timber companies and the spot futures price of the lumber continuous contract suggests that bulls ...
  8. The Four Biggest Dividend Yields on the NYSE

    June 4, 2014
    Dividends don't get as much attention during a bull market, yet with yields like these they should. Here are the four largest dividend yields ...
  9. Invest Like Warren Buffett With This ETF

    May 30, 2014
    For traders who want to invest like the Oracle of Omaha without all the tedious research, this fund is a good place to start.
  10. Gold, Silver Stocks Still Under Pressure

    May 29, 2014
    Any trader that bought gold or silver over the past five years has found themselves drastically underperforming the market. But how do things ...
  11. The Most Volatile Stocks Intra-Day

    May 22, 2014
    Four of the most volatile stocks intra-day on the Nasdaq and NYSE.
  12. How To Ride The Natural Gas Boom

    May 15, 2014
    Natural gas has reigned as king of the energy markets for almost a year and a half, its price rising over 48% – widely outpacing West Texas intermediate ...
  13. Two Dividend ETFs You Need To Know

    May 7, 2014
    Given the rise in popularity of exchange-traded funds such as the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF and the iShares Select Dividend ETF, it has ...
  14. Biotechnology Stocks To Keep on the Radar

    April 23, 2014
    Health care is showing a resurgance, lead by biotechnology. Here are the opportunites to watch.
  15. Forget Stocks, Buy Soft Commodities

    April 21, 2014
    So far in 2014, investing in commodities has proven to be the best place to put your money to work.
  16. Using ETFS To Trade Emerging And Developed Markets

    April 15, 2014
    Over the past several years, many investors seeking higher-than-average returns have been enticed to consider investing in emerging markets.
  17. For Traders, Coffee Is the Other Black Gold

    April 14, 2014
    Spiking coffee prices have boosted investors' portfolios while putting pressure on companies that sell the brewed beverage.
  18. Hottest Energy Sector Stocks

    April 2, 2014
    The energy sector is the top performer over the last week. Here are stocks leading the sector.
  19. Stocks with the Strongest Uptrends

    March 24, 2014
    Four stocks that trending very strongly, and have market caps over $7 billion.
  20. Bullish And Bearish MACD Crossovers

    February 26, 2014
    Two stocks with bullish MACD crossovers, and two stocks with bearish MACD crossovers.
  21. Hardest Hit Sectors and Stocks to Avoid

    February 3, 2014
    Two sectors, and stocks within each, that been hardest over the last month, and therefore warrant caution.
  22. Technology And Healthcare Stocks To Watch

    January 20, 2014
    Two sectors continue to dominate, and these stocks within them are still seeing exception returns.
  23. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  24. Commodity ETF Outlook

    January 6, 2014
    Gold, silver, oil and natural gas are some of the most heavily traded commodity ETFs. Three of these commodities are at major inflection points.
  25. The State Of The Tech Titans

    December 4, 2013
    The Technology sector has been a top performer and the only one holding out for a gain over the last week. Here's the outlook for four of the ...
  26. Parabolic SAR Sell Signals

    October 9, 2013
    Strong selling on October 8 sent major indexes below support indicating the downward correction is continuing. Parabolic SAR signals occured ...
  27. Inverse ETFs - Rising During Market Declines

    August 28, 2013
    These four ETFs make it easy for traders and investors to hedge long positions, as well as speculate on falling index prices.
  28. Market Summary for August 23, 2013

    August 23, 2013
    The major U.S. indices were mixed this week, with many of them lying at critical pivot points and support levels.
  29. 4 Stocks, 4 Topping Patterns

    August 21, 2013
    Each of these four stocks has a different topping pattern potentially in play. The similarity is that if they decline much further a lot more ...
  30. Market Summary for August 16, 2013

    August 16, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved lower this week, led by the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indices that encompass industrials and broad market segments.
  31. Market Summary For July 12 2013

    July 12, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved larger higher this week, but traders should take note of the largely overbought RSI readings that suggest a pullback ...
  32. What's In Store For These Stocks With Unusually High Volume?

    July 10, 2013
    For these four stocks with recent usually high volume, the overall technical picture will be used to help gauge in which direction the next tradable ...
  33. Stocks With Multiple Tops: Breaking Higher or Lower?

    July 4, 2013
    These four stocks have bumped up against a resistance level multiple times, but haven't broken out. Like a wound up spring, eventually these ...
  34. Low Expense Top Performing ETFs

    June 12, 2013
    A technical look at the four ETFs that rank highest for five-year performance, lowest expense ratio and total net assets.
  35. Stocks With Bullish MACD Crossovers

    June 5, 2013
    One of the most popular trading indicators is the MACD, and right now it's flashing a bullish signal in these four stocks.
  36. Parabolic SAR Buy Signals

    May 15, 2013
    The Parabolic SAR indicator is flashing "buy" in these four diverse stocks. Not simply relying on one indicator though, I take a look at the ...
  37. April 19 2013 Market Summary

    April 19, 2013
    The U.S. markets moved sharply lower this week led by small-cap and technology stocks, with large caps performing considerably better on the ...
  38. Opportunities In Volatility Near Historic Lows?

    March 20, 2013
    The CBOE Volatility Index hit its lowest level since 2006 on March 14. The low at 11.05 on the index coincided with a high on the S&P 500 at ...
  39. March 8 2013 Market Summary

    March 8, 2013
    This week the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high of over 14,350, with a better-than-expected service sector and improving employment ...
  40. The Most Volatile Stocks With Volume For Short-Term Traders

    February 6, 2013
    Looking for big daily moves with volume that makes it easy to get in and out. Here are four of the most consistently volatile stocks, with significant ...
  41. Trading Wave "C" In Stocks

    December 5, 2012
    Stock corrections typically unfold in three major waves: A, B and C. It is highly likely B, is underway, and any slide in prices over the coming ...
  42. Market Summary For November 30, 2012

    November 30, 2012
    The major U.S. indexes moved higher this week, but many of them remain in limbo between key support and resistance levels. Fiscal cliff talks ...
  43. Top Sector ETFs Over The Last Month

    September 12, 2012
    These sectors have been the market leaders over the last month, and their respective ETFs have benefited.
  44. Bearish MACD Crossovers With A Positive Twist

    September 5, 2012
    These stocks are exhibiting bearish crossovers in their MACD readings, indicating potential short-term weakness, but also longer-term buying ...
  45. August 10, 2012 Market Summary

    August 10, 2012
    Stock market index ETFs were flat to slightly higher this week. Volume was near the lowest levels seen in the last year though, but close proximity ...
  46. August 3, 2012 Market Summary

    August 3, 2012
    Friday, August 3 proved to be a strong day once again for the major index ETFs. Signals are mixed though on different time frames - with certain ...
  47. Significant Marubozu Candlesticks

    August 1, 2012
    This candlestick pattern can signal a big move, especially if it occurs in the right context. With the context right and pattern present, some ...
  48. Rising Trend Channel Breakouts - Acceleration Or Top?

    July 4, 2012
    These stocks have been within rising trend channels, but recently have broken the trend channel to the upside. Such a breakout usually signals ...
  49. Inverse ETFs To Own If The Market Tanks

    June 26, 2012
    By buying an inverse ETF, you can protect yourself and/or profit from a decline in the major indexes. With the S&P 500 SPDR having already ...
  50. February 24, 2012 Market Summary

    February 24, 2012
    A look back over the past week, and what lies ahead for the stock market.
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