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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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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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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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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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Why Long Term Investing in the Stock Market is not Dead

During the heat of the financial and stock market meltdown in December 2008, this writer wrote that long term investing in the stock market was not dead. I related that investors may have been better served during the meltdown by keeping part of their portfolios in long term equity investments. Investors who wish to learn how to start investing in the stock market may gain insight about the markets by studying this previous long term buying opportunity when stocks were hated and on sale.

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