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How One Indicator Beats the Stock Market over the Long Term

Do you think stock investors would like to use just a single chart and just one indicator to potentially identify when secular (long term) bull and bear markets are starting and ending? Would checking just one stock chart monthly for a short time be attractive in order to potentially reap the benefits of long term investing while avoiding the brunt of devastating bear declines?

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Is Momentum the Siren Song that May Topple the U.S. Stock Market and the Economy?

The month and quarter of September 2015 just came to a close with the stock markets having its worst quarter in four years. Investors are questioning whether this seven year stock market rally may be running out of steam. So where is the stock market headed? This writer sees long-term stock market momentum in October marking a potential triple confirmation of a potential major peak in the market.
 

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May the U.S. Economic "Recovery" Falter and Interest Rates Fall?

May the majority of Wall Street economists who repeatedly forecasted a rising U.S. interest rate scenario continue to be confounded in their predictions? Stock Investing 101's October 2014 forecast of lower interest rates panned out as the Fed continued to postpone a rate increase. We answer the questions of where may interest rates go from here and whether the Street's posture that the economy is recovering may be flat-out wrong.

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Put Hedge entered after March 2nd Interim SPX High; Barron’s Columnist’s Call-Buying Advice Discussed

Stock Investing 101 blog shows investors the basics of portfolio protection in this edition of how the stock market works. This post shows how investors may be well-served by buying put options on ETF's such as SPY or QQQ at ranges in the market where the indexes are determined to be vulnerable to a potential decline.

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Ring around the Rosie, Pocket Full of SPY Put Options

Do you utilize technical indicators such as MACD and the onset trend detector in your analysis of the stock market? Stock Investing 101 explains how to use these indicators to potentially determine an interim high of the uptrend in the S&P 500 and why buying put options may make sense in some instances.  We  describe what to looks for in order to determine a potential bottom in the market. By understanding the stock market, investors may better protect themselves from stock market falls.

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S&P 500 Resumes Uptrend in V-Bottom Recovery

Is hedging a stock portfolio is a lot like football? It's a game of inches - or points - and timing.  John shows how he hedged his long positions and the difficulties that he encountered.

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Time to Buy Puts on the S&P 500 (SPY) for a Greater Decline Ahead?

Stock Investing 101 reveals in this update of how the stock market works the nuances of calling potential tops and bottoms in the market by using indicators such as pivot points, onset trend detector and relative volume standard deviation histogram bars 

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Halloween S&P 500 Index Monthly Bar Averts Top in a Chilling October!

As fitting the Halloween theme of this blog article written in October 2014, the writer describes how the stock market was spooked when it traded through its forty week and ten month simple moving averages, triggering a potential equities market sell signal. He explains how monitoring the stock indexes position relative to these moving averages may help investors potentially protect their portfolios from losses sustained in bear markets.

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