Monday , 5 December 2022

Strategies

Should You “Sell In May & Go Away”?

The saying “sell in May and go away” infers that the stock market is seasonally weak from May to September and, as such, one should not own stocks during that period of time. As illustrated in the chart below, however, the stock market is not particularly bearish then. It is merely less bullish (i.e. the odds of the market going down vs. up are equivalent). That’s why “sell in May and go away” is not a good trading strategy. Let me illustrate that fact further in the 10 charts below.

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Are “Death Crosses” Useful Indicators On When To Buy & Sell?

The “death cross” occurs when the 50 daily moving average falls below the 200 daily moving average and is seen by mainstream financial media as a BIG bearish signal. It isn’t. It is actually more often a medium-long term bullish signal than a bearish signal. Below are all the S&P 500’s death crosses that have occurred over the past 20 years and they substantiate that it isn’t a useful indicator. Take a look.

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The Top 3 Investments For Millennials – And Others Too

Attention millennials: if you want to grow your financial portfolio - and enjoy your retirement as well - it’s high time you undertook serious money management responsibilities today which will help you establish a solid financial foundation. Here are the top 3 investments for millennials.

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How Much Cash Should You Keep In Your Portfolio?

Investors want to know how much of their portfolio they should be in cash but there is no absolute answer to this question. Some investors and traders will hold no cash when they have a strong opinion on the market while others will always hold some cash (e.g. at least 10%) no matter how strongly they believe in their market outlook. You can decide what percentage of your portfolio you should hold in cash right now by considering the following factors:

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The Secret Costs Of Mutual Funds

Funds are a great way for people to invest in the stock market...but, as much as I like mutual funds, there is a dark side to them, namely fees. This post will enable you to take a better look at what you are investing in and to understand the secret costs of mutual funds.

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Is Market Timing a Myth?

Invest assets in the market as soon as you are able. Yes, there will be ups and downs, but as long as the world economy continues to improve living standards, investors will be rewarded with compounding growth on their investments.

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4 Things That Drive Stock Prices

There are four things you can depend on for being the strongest drivers of stock price, and to a greater extent, the price or value of anything. Pay attention to these four things and you’ll have a better feel for future stock price direction, whether it be up or down.

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