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Why the S&P 500 Could Surge Higher this Year

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jan 20, 2017 | Investing Strategies

A new chart unexpectedly grabbed our attention this week because it has such big implications for the future of the U.S. stock market. Let’s get right to it. For the most part the USD and the S&P 500 move in broadly opposite directions. Stocks in the S&P 500, just like gold and oil, are priced in USD. When the USD…

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SSI Stock Signals During the Lost Decade

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jan 17, 2017 | Investing Strategies

We showed you last year how the SSI stock price signals crushed the S&P 500 for almost 20 years. How did they do during the lost decade of the 1970s? One of our TradeStops members, Harold R., recently sent us an email wanting to know how the TradeStops SSI system would have done 40-50 years ago when the markets went…

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Updated Gold Price Forecast

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jan 13, 2017 | Investing Strategies

Back in December we outlined what we thought it would take for gold to form a bottom and start its long awaited ascent. We’re seeing several encouraging signs that the bottom may be taking hold. The big issue for gold of late is the strength of the U.S. dollar (USD). We shared this chart last month which shows how gold…

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SSI Stock Investing in the Red Zone

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jan 10, 2017 | Investing Strategies

Our mantra at TradeSmith is you’ll have the best chance for success if you invest only in stocks with an upward momentum that  aren’t in the SSI Red Zone. That is far and away the safest strategy to stay out of trouble for the majority of investors. But we realize that for many investors, there are valid reasons to hold…

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Healthcare Stocks Point To Your Good Health!

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jan 06, 2017 | Investing Strategies

The healthcare sector has underperformed the rest of the stock market for most of this year … and particularly for the last six months. That could be changing soon … in a big way. The SSI chart on XLV, the ETF that tracks healthcare stocks from the S&P 500, tells the story … XLV literally started and ended 2016 right…

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Our Most Important Research

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jan 03, 2017 | Investing Strategies

Back in June, we published one of our most important pieces of research of 2016 … how to crush the S&P 500 using just the S&P 500 … plus the TradeStops SSI system. The simple system we published back then beat the S&P 500 by 2 to 1 … and did so with less than half the risk! The team…

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Making the SSI Trend your friend

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jun 01, 2016 | Investing Strategies

One of the biggest mistakes we see investors make is focusing too much on capturing the turn-points at market bottoms and tops. Yes, we all love to nail the bottom to the day and sell at the exact top, but as a long-term wealth building strategy, it just doesn’t work. We’re much better off capturing the meat in the middle….

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Is There A Maximum Trailing Stop Loss Level That Should Be Used?

By: TradeSmith Research Team

May 03, 2016 | Investing Strategies

This week the research team set out to investigate an interesting question. Is there a maximum trailing stop loss level that should be used across the board? We think that you’ll find the answer instructive. By now you are likely familiar with our Volatility Quotient (VQ). It’s the first number we look at when we’re interested in a new stock. It tells us immediately…

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Understanding and Avoiding Financial Cognitive Biases

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Jun 25, 2012 | Investing Strategies

To succeed in the market long-term, you have to make sound trading decisions – decisions based on facts, not feelings. But these five financial cognitive biases can cloud your judgment. Learn to recognize and avoid these biases to keep your trading impartial, logical, and smart. Attribution Bias It’s human instinct to want to take credit for our successes, and to…

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