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…
Healthcare Stocks Point To Your Good Health!
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…
Our Most Important Research
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…
What do you mean 2 VQ?
Nov 21, 2016 | Investing Strategies
Last week’s article on doubling up on your winners seems to have struck a chord. After reading it, longtime subscriber Joe M wrote in and said, Just so you know, as I was reading this, I said out loud, “YES!!” That reaction rarely happens…. Thanks Joe! Joe wasn’t the only one that had something to say about our recent research. Phillip D….
Doubling up … on Your Winners
Nov 15, 2016 | Investing Strategies
Doubling down on losing positions is a common strategy amongst average investors. The thinking is usually that buying more shares at a lower price will help get the position back to “break-even” faster. Thinking about “doubling down” got me wondering … is there ever a good time to double up on a winner? Developing a smart strategy for helping TradeStops subscribers add…
Capturing Crazy Gains
Oct 25, 2016 | Investing Strategies
Last week we talked about Going Green … i.e., buying on strength when we see the Stock State Indicator (SSI) change from red to green … and not even waiting for a pullback. This week we’ve got some compelling examples of just how profitable “going green” can be. It’s every investor’s dream to buy a stock at its exact low and sell it at…
Making the SSI Trend your friend
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….
Is There A Maximum Trailing Stop Loss Level That Should Be Used?
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…
Understanding and Avoiding Financial Cognitive Biases
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…