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Stock Investment Rules to Live and Profit By

May stock investors live and profit by a particular set of investment rules? Though the writer missed on his stock market and economic call - he purports in this article an investing system that has held up well through the test of time. He writes that the momentum indicator on a twenty year monthly chart of the S&P 500 crossed below zero only five times in the last twenty years. Two of those times were just prior to the important bear markets in 2000 just after the dot-com mania burst and after the major market top at the end of 2007.

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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 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 how the stock market works, investors may better protect themselves from stock market declines..

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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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Is a Long Term Top in Place in the Stock Market?

The S&P 500 Index closed for the week ending Friday, October 10, 2014 at 1906.13. Three moving averages are in play that may provide important signals determining the potential future direction of the market at this important juncture.
 

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