Stock Trading Secrets

There are many experts and books telling you how to pick stocks. You can turn on the TV and you are going to get a stock recommendation if you watch financial news. But most people never tell you when to buy or sell.

You see you have to do more than just get an idea from TV or read about a hot stock in a magazine to make money. You have to know basic trading tactics and fundamentals and put them to use. That is where understanding price action and stock charts comes in.

There are three principles to technical analysis. First is that market action discounts everything. In other words all of the known information is already factored in price. Knowing information won’t give you an edge, because the price already has it factored in.

The second principle is that prices move in trends. There are predictable trends that repeat over and over again that you can take advantage of. The trader’s mantra is “the trend is your friend.”

The third principle of technical analysis is that patterns happen over and over again. Traders and investors tend to move in herds and do the same thing over again, because people don’t change. This enables the technician to profit from the behavior of the crowd in the market.

The key is to distinguish important trends from meaningless short-term fluctuations in the stock market. That is why you want to combine some sort of fundamental analysis with technical analysis. You want to use price charts as a tool.

This requires a degree of skill, judgment, and interpretation. Mechanical trading systems attempt to do away with subjectivity by basing investment decisions on mathematical indicators calculated with the variables of price and volume.

Money doesn’t fall from the sky. Making money in the stock market requires guts, grits, and tough work. You need to educate yourself on technical analysis in order to use stock charts and make money off of price action in the stock market.

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2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL Predictions and Odds

If you can’t beat ’em, sign away their top defenseman. That must have been Ottawa’s thinking this offseason after watching their second consecutive playoff run end in the first round to Pittsburgh. The Senators signed veteran and former Penguin Sergei Gonchar to a three-year deal.

The Senators finished 44-21-6 with 94 points to earn the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference last season. In the playoffs they ran into the Penguins, who swept them in 2008. This time they pushed Pittsburgh to Game 6 before falling in the deciding game in overtime.

Coach Cory Clouston is entering his second full season with the team. A potential headache looms for Clouston with his goalie situation. Brian Elliott won the job midway through last season, but he had a complete meltdown in the playoffs against the Pens as he allowed 14 goals before being yanked in Game 4.

Elliott took over for Pascal Leclaire during the regular season after inconsistent play and injuries forced Leclaire to the bench, but Leclaire stepped back in for Elliott in the playoffs. Add promising 19-year old Robin Lehner to the mix and nobody is quite sure who will be the man in the crease for the majority of the season for Ottawa.

On the other end of the lineup, the aging Ottawa forwards are certainly a mixed bag. Jason Spezza (23 goals), Daniel Alfredsson (20 goals) and Alexei Kovalev (18 goals) hardly looked themselves last season. Winger Milan Michalek regressed in his first year in Ottawa last season. After three consecutive 55-plus point seasons with San Jose, Michalek scored 22 goals and 34 points last season.

Mike Fisher is coming off a 25-goal career year last season and 24-year old Peter Regin appears ready to take off after a 13-goal, 16-assist campaign last season. The forwards are a mixed bag. However, if they can put together any semblance of consistency Ottawa could end up with one of the most dynamic offenses in the league.

But as good as the offense may be it will be hard to ignore the defense. Last season it allowed 238 goals (compared to the 225 goals Ottawa scored) and there is little reason to believe the 18th-ranked defense will improve from last season. Second-year player Erik Karlsson had a huge rookie season and he will need to continue his development playing among veteran defensemen Filip Kuba and Chris Phillips, with Phillips entering his 12th season with the Senators but his first in quite some time not being on the same line as Anton Volchenkov.

The Ottawa Senators schedule opens Friday Oct. 8 at home against Buffalo. The Senators then hit the road for five of their next six games including a rematch at Pittsburgh on Oct. 18.

Offseason Moves
Gonchar was the big signing, but it came just as Volchenkov departs to New Jersey. Other losses include Matt Cullen (Minnesota) Jeremy Yablonski (New York Islanders) and Jonathan Cheechoo (Dallas).

Ottawa Senators Predictions: Outlook
Ottawa will have a good chance against anybody they play and the defensive situation could have a way of figuring itself out, especially with the steady presence of Gonchar. A goalie needs to emerge early in the season as the go-to guy for Ottawa or it could be a rocky road in October and November. Ottawa is a serious contender to challenge favorite Buffalo for the Northeast Division.

Ottawa Senators Futures Odds
The Senators are listed at +1500 to win the Eastern Conference and +3000 to win the Stanley Cup. Their NHL odds to win the division are +450. After winning 44 games last season the ‘over/under’ for Ottawa wins this season is 42.5

NHL Predictions for Ottawa Senators
Ottawa certainly has the talent to challenge for a division title this season regardless of the defensive questions. At the price of +450, Ottawa has plenty of value to win the Northeast Division.

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Why Macro Trading?

Like most investors we started out as plain vanilla stock traders. Initially we did value investing and then over time gravitated more over to momentum/CANSLIM investing with a twist. We wanted higher and more consistent returns so we kind of blended some value principles into the momentum investing and ended up with a GARP-growth at a reasonable price methodology. By demanding at least some value we were able to lower our risk profile quite a bit and didn’t really give up any of our gains. In fact the equity curve was very smooth for some time.

Of course most good things come to an end and we found that in the summer of 2000 we were getting tired of being almost entirely out of the market and not being able to make money. So we started doing a lot more work into who and what was making money. In the stock arena some of the value guys were starting to do well and the short sellers of course did great. But what really got our attention was when we looked at different markets and hedge fund performance tables. The number one strategy was global macro trading and we saw several well known names on the list. Bruce Kovner at Caxton, Paul Tudor Jones at Tudor, and Louis Bacon at Moore were all doing well with smooth equity curves.

The more digging we did the more we saw that in almost every bear market global macro was one of if not the best performer. And they did well in “normal” markets as well generating returns basically all of the time. While the returns were indeed lumpy they had very few and very low drawdown’s. This appealed to us as we hate losing money, so any approach that focuses on risk management appeals to us.

Over time we decided to do everything that we could in order to learn how to effectively trade and model bonds, commodities, and currencies as well as how to effectively manage risk in each of these asset classes. We also did a lot more work into learning about real asset allocation and real diversification. Over time we have added several sub strategies to our arsenal where we have anything from entirely technical to entirely fundamental model with everything in between to help us to get an edge.

Since early 2001 we have been global macro traders and have been successful in both good and bad markets. We are able to do this by not being wed to any one market and instead being true capitalists looking for the best risk to reward opportunities on the globe. We think that global macro trading is the best strategy in existence as it gives enough flexibility to do anything you need to do to generate positive returns.

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Should You Trade Naked?

When I first started out and was exposed to the world of trading in the year 2006, the first most important thing that I was being told repeatedly by experienced traders, was to never trade without a plan. “Trade without one, you are just a naked soldier in the battlefield without your armor”.

In life, we all have plans. Be it traveling, buying your first property, starting a family…etc Trading is one of the toughest career that requires you to have a plan. This is your carefully thought-out plan with methods of approaching, managing and exiting the market. The overall goal? It is to beat the market consistently over the long term making capital gains. With the aid of a trading plan, it is also to help you eliminate emotions from the trading equation, which is the cause of many traders downfall.

Emotions tend to cause many problems in trading such as entering trades unnecessarily and at the wrong timings, remaining in trades due to greed after profits should have been taken, becoming emotionally attached to certain trades that jeopardized future trades, exiting too early with minimum profits due to fear when the potential to make larger profits is present.

So what are the main benefits for having a trading plan? They are:

* Time saving

* Eliminating emotions

* Aid in trading decisions

* Money management

* Trade exiting decisions

Having a trading plan will save you a lot of time when it comes to decision making on whether to make a trade or not. The set of criteria and rules in your plan will do that for you. Besides, this plan can be repeated, tested and improved over time to make your trading more profitable. If you base your trades on emotions, the end result would probably be that you are unable to go through this process as your emotions will hinder in your decision making and cause you to react in a disadvantageous manner.

The market is always in a constant flux of emotions, however, traders who have a well laid out plan can avoid drowning in this barrage of emotions and handle each situation confidently since they already know in advance what to do and not to do. This will help in making good trades consistently and also provide a track record that shows the trader whether the success or failure of his or her trading career is due to wisdom or sheer dumb luck.

Clearly, having a plan is better than none. Even when the situation doesn’t favor your position and results in a loss of money after you diligently followed your plan accordingly, it just means that there is room for further improvement. If trading is your cup of tea, the very first thing to do is to start working on a good plan.

Ben Ang is a entrepreneur, trader, investor, internet marketer and blogger. He has been trading and investing for the past 2 to 3 years, and always keen and willing to learn new knowledge or techniques to improve his trading, investing and also enhance his business. He has a investing blog where he shares knowledge and past experiences on his trading and investment.

The Benefits of Dead Sea Brine

The benefits of Dead Sea brine are not immediately obvious, unless you are aware of the fact that one type of salt is not the same as any other. In fact, the Dead Sea has one advantage over other so-called natural salts in that it is an ancient inland sea which is not subject to a continuous flow of water into it and out of it.

Because of this, this body of water has retained the remnants of its one-time habitation by a large number of different organisms, ranging from fish to mollusks, and is consequently packed full of minerals, vitamins and many other nutritious substances that can help to supplement what is occasionally missing from your diet through direct contact with, and absorption through, your skin.

The reason that Dead Sea brine is so effective is that you can maximize the absorption through bathing in it. Yes, nutrients can be absorbed through the skin in the form of creams, oils and emoluments, but not nearly as much as liquids can when your body is immersed in them.

One of the conditions that Dead Sea brine can help to relieve is the immune system response known as psoriasis. This causes skin cells to be regenerated at several times the normal rate and can be a very unsightly though completely innocuous skin condition. Many who suffer from psoriasis use the brine and the salts regularly to maintain their condition, and in some cases even cure it.

The brine cleans out your pores and keeps them free of oils, and can hence help to prevent acne, and healthy pores and follicles also means healthy hair. For overall skin conditioning it is difficult to beat Dead Sea brine. But what are the drawbacks?

The first is that this natural skin care product is one of the most imitated of them all. There is nothing to stop any Tom, Dick or Harry from dissolving some table salt in tap water, adding a bit of baking soda and something to make it just ever so slightly translucent, and selling it as the genuine thing. Even ordinary sea water has been bottled and sold.

One of the better ways to take advantage of the properties of the concentrated minerals contained in this brine is to use skin care products that have been formulated with it. What would you rather purchase: a product containing Vitamin E, glycol, collagen, ethanolamine, hydrogenated lecithin and sodium lauryl sulfate, or a natural oil containing Dead Sea brine?

Even by itself, the brine is natural and beneficial to your skin. However, the Dead Sea is gradually drying up due to the River Jordan being increasing diverted and used for irrigation and drinking water, and there will come a time when there is none. Until that day, fakes will become an increasing problem so if you can get your hands on the real stuff then enjoy the benefits of Dead Sea brine while it is still available.

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Origin of the Diamond Trade

Today, diamonds are available for purchase by anyone who can afford them, but at the beginning of their history, diamonds were believed to be owned and adorned only by Royalty and the super wealthy people in society. How did this gem that used to be exclusive become everybody’s gem? This phenomenon started with a company named De Beers during the early 1900s in what has become the greatest marketing campaign ever created that changed the diamond industry for good.

Cecil Rhodes, a young man from South Africa, started De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1888 by buying up claims of small mining companies as well as properties for diamond mining purposes. This came to be after mines and river deposits in the country became popular for their abundant diamond production. With De Beers, Rhodes became the greatest producer of rough diamonds in South Africa that at its peak, De Beers even managed to control up to 85% of the world’s diamond supply.  To easily market his diamonds, Rhodes established a strong partnership with the Diamond Syndicate based in London.
 
Another strategy the company used was to eliminate competition, so Rhodes either offered competitors who entered the market to join his operation or he simply bought them out. Rhodes believed that the only way to maintain the value as well as the price of diamonds was to control its supply.  This principle proved to be the greatest driving factor of the De Beers Empire until the end of the 1990’s.
   
To control supply, De Beers mined the rough diamonds and sold them once a month to a handpicked group of buyers called sightholders. To be a sightholder, a company must commit to buy a pre-determined quantity of merchandise every month amounting to millions of dollars and were rarely able to reject a parcel of diamonds. From the sightholders the diamonds are sold either as cut and polished gems or as rough diamonds to rough diamond traders who in turn sell them to diamond manufacturing companies.  Manufacturing companies cut and polish these diamonds and then sell them, either directly or through brokers, to diamond dealers located in major diamond centers around the world. The largest diamond centers today are located in cities such as Antwerp, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, and New York.
 
At this point, the dealers sell the diamonds to wholesalers who then sell them directly to retail jewelry stores as loose diamonds or mounted jewelry.  This multi-layered marketing hierarchy of diamonds has taken its toll on its affordability so that many companies started to immediately streamline their operations by cutting out the middlemen and reduce costs. Jewelry manufacturers began buying in bulk directly from diamond manufacturers and then sell them directly to retail jewelry stores. In the same manner, some Diamond Dealers began selling directly to retail stores cutting out the unnecessary wholesalers or middlemen.
 
Today, the Internet has further cut many people in between as diamond manufacturers are now selling directly to the consumer through their very own online jewelry stores. 

In the next article we’ll explore how De Beers launched their US marketing campaign as well as the ensuing 1980’s US diamond market revolution.

About the Author
Eli Zabib, a GIA educated Graduate Gemologist, invites you to benefit from his 15+ years of experience in the diamond and jewelry industry. Become a diamond “expert” by downloading your free 29 page Diamond Buying Guide eBook at http://www.yourspecialdiamond.com and browse the topics in the Diamond Education & Resources center.

“Mlm Trade Shows?”

MLM trade shows are dead! So is MLM! You going to a trade show or hosting one is a waste of time and money because trade shows do not get you the right high quality leads and clients you are looking for.

MLM trade shows are also a waste of time because you are basically going to be chasing people and it will not work because no one likes high pressure sales people. If you want to go to an MLM trade show just to get more information on MLM then this article is something you should embrace!

MLM is going down the drain because 97% of people in MLM fail! Why? They do not know how to market or advertise in ways that will get customers running after them, instead they are all running after their prospects and not making any money because of this reason.

To succeed in the MLM industry you need the right marketing education and training with a platform and system that is going to educate you and help you to market like a professional and get prospects chasing you instead of you chasing them.

So the marketing education and platform is key to success. Behind that you must have the right product line that is actually going to pay you the huge commissions per sale so you get the results you are looking for fairly quickly.

So do you really want to get involved in MLM or would you like to learn to leverage the internet using a platform and system online? Also backed up with the biggest pay out product line ever known about?

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Investing Vs Trading

You might’ve been wondering what is the difference between Investing and Trading, or you might’ve been asking yourself: “Am I an Investor or a Trader?”, or you might’ve never even realized that there is a difference in the first place. In this article I will explain the difference between Investing and Trading.

The definition in it’s most basic form is:

“Investing is the attempt to make money over a LONG period of time”

“Trading is the attempt to make money over a SHORT period of time”

Now the question is: “How long is a LONG period of time, and how short is a SHORT period of time?” The answer is: “It’s up to you!”

What does this mean? It means that you might consider 6 months to be a long period to hold on to one stock, so you’ll call it Investing, and someone else might consider 6 months a very short period of time and they’ll call it Trading.

But for the sake of uniformity we’ll adopt the following rule:

“If the duration between opening and closing a transaction (i.e. buying and selling a security) can be measured in days or weeks then this is Trading, and if the duration can be measured in months or years then this is Investing“.

Trading:

Usually Traders are only interested in looking at the price chart of a specific security or currency (usually Candlestick Chart), they look for identifiable patterns, or for areas of supply and demand to determine their entry point, and they do the same thing to determine their exit, they stay in one transaction for any duration between a day (or less) and a few weeks, they take a closer look at the market on a daily basis, to check whether their trade is still valid or if it’s time to close it.

To be a trader you need to be very familiar with technical analysis, as well as updated on market conditions, and upcoming events that might alter these conditions.

For instance if a company has it’s “quarterly earnings report” coming out in a couple of days, you might want to keep a close eye on that, either as an opportunity to enter a trade or maybe to close one that is already open.

Traders, can be either “Scalpers”, “Day Traders”, or “Swing Traders”.

Scalpers open and close a transaction very quickly, in a matter of seconds or max a few minutes, looking for small profits, but they execute dozens if not hundreds of such trades a day.

Day Traders hold on to their positions longer than Scalpers but they never keep any open trades for the next day, they close everything before the end of the day.

Swing Traders hold on to their positions for days or weeks.

Figuring out the type of trader you are is very important to your success. It’s very important to be honest with yourself, there is no good or bad style, it all depends on your personality, the style of trading you adopt must match with the type of personality you have, otherwise you’ll be living in conflict, and this can only be damaging to your trading account.

Investing:

On the other hand Investors rely heavily on the fundamentals to decide to buy or not, and while Traders can make money in an UP or DOWN market, Investors can only make money when the price is going up, because an investor’s decision on whether to invest or not in company XYZ is based on the fact whether he believes that this company will grow and expand in the coming months or years. If so then he will buy shares in it.

So how do Investors decide on what company to buy shares in?

Like I previously mentioned, they rely on the fundamentals. What does this mean?

It means they read the financial statements that are released by this company (Quarterly and Yearly), and they try to find out as much as they can about the inside operations of this company, about it’s management, about their future plans, about their competitors. Basically they try to see how healthy the company is and if there’s room for growth. This is called Value Investing.

These are the kind of fundamentals that investors are interested in to assess a potential investment.

Investors don’t really care about the small daily fluctuations of the price, they believe that if a company has a high intrinsic value, then it’s share price will follow over the long run, so they try to buy the companies that have high value and selling at a bargain price.

I hope that this article clarified the difference between Investing and Trading.

On a personal note, I believe that every Wana-be-Trader or Investor should do a very thorough self assessment to find out exactly what kind he is, and what are his strong suites that will be critical in choosing his style.

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Success in Stock Trading

Success means achievement of your goal or objective. Sometimes you try hard to succeed but don’t and sometimes you don’t try but succeed. When we talk of success in stock trading, it depends upon many things. Stock trading is not as easy as it seems or depicted by the stock brokers. A trader has to make some new habits. Stock trading is like any other discipline. It requires proficiency, attempt and intelligence on the part of the stock trader. Ability to make right bets time and again determines your long term success. To succeed in trade market you have to learn qualities and strategies to trade.

Some experts believe that you should trade in next best bets to make success in trade market. According to them it is not a good option to trade same stocks just because they gave you profits earlier. But it is not easy for you to go through the list of thousands of stocks in the stock exchanges. Every next good bet makes its way to the list of at least one type of statistic. The best way is to check them frequently and keep on filtering them. After listing stocks, you should study their trends & everyday movements and then sort or filter them out if they do not mark with trading patterns.

The other opinion about successful investment is to buy stocks when their prices are low. Buying after they have risen to high levels in an upward bull-market is not considered a good idea. There is one appealing slogan- “Purchase when everyone else is selling and hold on until everyone else is buying”.

If we peep into the past, we will come to know that the overall trend of stock prices high like everything else. There have always been and always will be fall, slumps and recessions, but recoveries do occur and carry stock prices far above the ground.

Today’s stock market is too vast and complex for anyone to make comprehensive generalized forecast about the course the market will follow. Merely classifying stocks is not enough. The investor has to be definite that neither the company nor its products will become obsolete in coming years. While majority of people believe to buy low and sell high, some experts don’t believe in this theory, rather they call it a myth. According to them this simple theory becomes a stupid theory when it comes to stocks.

In trading stocks low and high are considered relative terms. It is said that you should not fall for a falling stock as it can lower and lower. On the other side you should not sell a stock quickly because it is now higher than ever before. Most often a stock making a high price continues to make highs before it does a major trend reversal. Getting out too early is disastrous for the long term. Also, you cannot really buy or sell a stock at its lowest price and at least not every time. When you think of buy low, you will buy the stock at low price when it starts to go down after making a high price.

As a trader you should focus on long term consequences rather than doing things out of instinct or for momentary pleasure. It is very tempting to buy and sell stocks than waiting without doing anything other than watching stock movements.

To succeed in stock market you need discipline, understanding of the market and above all you have to be always alert so that you never miss an opportunity to buy or sell at the best prices.

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Total Soccer Fitness Reviews

Gamers who have interaction within a soccer health and fitness education method ought to certainly employ a conditioning edge more than players who really don’t perform out regularly. A fantastic soccer conditioning training system must contain numerous factors of conditioning. This suggests the program also needs to involve proper nutrition, consuming and drinking habits, and hydration. Many individuals feel that actively playing soccer will get them in condition, and right after time it may just do that, but they should truly be in very good issue just before taking part in the sport.

If players participate in a soccer conditioning instruction application they genuinely must adhere to it instead of acquire any shortcuts for it to generally be truly efficient. It can be these kinds of a physically-demanding sport that staying hydrated while actively playing and practicing is very important. Getting drinks just before, all through, and following games is necessary to assist your whole body quit from becoming dehydrated.

When you present one’s body with enough carbohydrates prior to, through, and immediately after actively playing, it will enable to keep your blood glucose stages from falling as well very low and will also assist to maintain the body’s glycogen amounts intact. To remain hydrated, you need a drink that is often rapidly absorbed into the body. If a drink has electrolytes in it, it will allow the stomach empty it rapidly, enhance absorption, and retain your fluid levels.

Basic drinking water does not genuinely support as it causes bloating, can suppress your thirst, and won’t have any carbohydrates and electrolytes in it. Drinking drinking water implies you might be not moving for being thirsty any lengthier, but you have not digested plenty of water to substitute what’s been misplaced however.

Your soccer conditioning training application ought to see you drinking sports drinks. People drinks are far better available for you as they have fluid, electrolytes and carbohydrates in them. Having said that, there are essentially three kinds of sports activities drinks readily available, which might be isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic. Hypertonic drinks use a high degree of carbohydrates, though hypotonic drinks employ a low stage.

Hypertonic drinks are used to replenish muscle glycogen shops. Should you’re using up a good deal of strength, these drinks could be consumed all through execute to gratify your power requirements. Even so, in the event you drink them for the duration of activity, they will need for being consumed with isotonic drinks to effectively exchange the fluids. Hypotonic drinks swiftly substitute misplaced fluids and are best for players who want the fluids devoid of the carbohydrates. Isotonic drinks are one of the most preferred as they’ll speedily change lost fluids and raise your carbohydrate levels.

Your soccer physical fitness teaching software should see you drinking at the very least ten to 12 ounces of fluid just ahead of you practice and participate in to maintain hydrated. When you’re proceeding to become actively playing for much less than an hour you do not should be anxious about drinking nearly anything with carbohydrates in it. Normal water will do. However, should you’re likely to generally be energetic for more than 60 minutes, you ought to drink something which has about 5 to seven per cent of carbohydrates in it.

Even though you have to replenish the body with fluids and electrolytes, you’ll need for making certain you don’t overdo it as this will cause h2o intoxication. This may result in disorientation, convulsions, comas, shock, and from the most serious scenarios, even loss of life. After you’re putting along a soccer health and fitness education plan you need to contemplate consulting a health care specialist for suggestions to find out just how much fluid to drink and what forms.

An excellent soccer fitness training application really should involve cardio and anaerobic workout routines and also allow you recognize what varieties of meals to eat and after you should be eating them to obtain your power ranges to their highest. It really is a fantastic notion to possess a fitness expert or professional design a soccer fitness teaching software as they know the most effective way so you can get essentially the most out of your body.

there is plenty you can do yourself to design a good soccer fitness training program