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3 Steps To Avoid The Herd Mentality in Trading

“Ever wonder why fund managers can’t beat the S&P 500? ’Cause they’re sheep, and sheep get slaughtered.” –Gordon Gekko The “herd-mentality” is an all-too-common phenomena in modern financial markets. The majority of retail investors and speculators are driven by fear and greed, which is a shame. Their trading and investment decisions are thus often driven […]

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Are You Sure You’re an Investor and Not a Trader?

The term investing has a certain tone of seriousness and long term financial planning in the minds of most people. People invest for retirement, to send a child to college, or to save up to buy a home. The psychology of this approach is a steady, consistent approach to building funds for a specific purpose for […]

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2 Easy Ways to Protect Your Portfolio with Options

There are enough things to worry about in life without adding the day to day market volatility risks. Protection for your most valuable assets, life, home and auto goes without saying is a smart investment. The cost of the insurance can give you peace of mind knowing you are covered in case of any unfortunate […]

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6 Free Stock Screeners to Check Out

Stock screeners are invaluable because traders can scan an entire market for stocks that have specific characteristics, so that potential trading opportunities crop up, all within seconds. In other words, it’ll cut your research time, leaving you more room to make potential profitable trades and other opportunities to make more money. You can use stock […]

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An Underrated Tool For Trading Success

If there was a tool to practically ensure you have trading success, would you want to try it out? It’s not some new gadget or a big secret. In fact, this underrated tool for trading success, one that can withstand any market environment is to have a plan. The extreme volatility of the fall 2008 […]

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