13F and 13D Reports: Why Both are Essential for Your Success

One of the best ways to following the “smart money” is to keep track of what’s known as Form 13F.  Filed within 45 days of the end of a quarter, they required full disclosure of the name of the institutional investment manager that files the report, as well as the name of the investment, the number of shares bought and total market value of the transaction.

More Weekly Income Idea

Black Gold: The Best Way to Gauge its Direction

Supply and demand, fear and greed, OPEC, non-OPEC, and geopolitical risk…

All impact the direction of oil. Even simple technical analysis plays a role. It’s your job to be aware of them all to determine potential direction of oil prices. 

That is, if you want to make a killing in the oil pits.

Technical Trading 101: The Indicator that Fires First

It’s garbage. 

It’s nothing more than pseudo-science with zero validity.

"I realized technical analysis didn't work when I turned the charts upside down and didn't get a different answer,” said Warren Buffett.

"Charts are great for predicting the past,” said Peter Lynch.

Simple Ways to Avoid False Breakouts

At this point, we’re all well aware of what a consolidation channel looks like.

It’s simply a stock that’s trending between two parallel lines – a popular technical set up among traders looking for potential breakouts above or below the channel.

Breakouts: The Holy Grail of Trading Success

The Street is full of hype from folks that believe they’ve found and mastered the Holy Grail of Investing.   Oftentimes, it’s just an old, tired strategy with a catchy headline with promises of 30% a month for life.

Some people believe the hype and pay for it, though

Why Most Traders Miss Opportunity

“The reason most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it is because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like hard work.”

Those very words of Thomas Edison hold true today.

But rest assured, that’s a mistake:

Breakouts: Three Patterns to Know Now

Great traders will always go where the action is. 

Volatility, momentum, new highs, and liquidity are some of the key traits they’ll look for.  Other times, there’s a fundamental reason for the break, including news, or event that’ll draw even more traders in.

Just what is a breakout, though?

Gold Prices: Always Be Aware of the Coming Storm

Gold loves uncertainty.

The more uncertain the global climate, the better it is for gold.

It’s one of the few “flight to safety” trades especially in times of brutal political and global uncertainty.  Look at what was happening in early 2017, for example:

Solar Stocks: The Technical Picture Many Traders are Missing

Never ignore the downtrodden.

Solar stocks have had a rough couple of years on an unfortunate combination of lower gas prices, concerns about phasing out government subsidies, and far too much debt.  However, some solar technical patterns may be pointing to a potential move higher:

Five Ways to Protect your Retirement Now

Like most investors one of your top goals has been to enjoy a financially secure retirement at whatever age you choose.  So, it stands to reason that your retirement nest egg should ideally generate...