Trading Under Trump: Uncertainty clouds financial markets

February 21st, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

Earnings, the Fed, the fundamentals, and the President. This is what is facing those trading under Trump. Uncertainty is now the buzz word for traders, and how could it not be? A U.S. president can rattle world markets with the stroke of a pen or a misplaced word. The dollar fell against the yen following … Continue reading Trading Under Trump: Uncertainty clouds financial markets

Market Risk – Moving the Odds to Your Favor

February 17th, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

There is an inherent market risk when trading. An obvious statement, we know. But why, then, do so many play the market as if risk does not exist? Why do so many traders lose more then they win and, eventually, lose it all? The answer is just as obvious. Perhaps it is because many believe … Continue reading Market Risk – Moving the Odds to Your Favor

Big Trends and Big Trades after ‘The Big Game’

February 13th, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

The financial world is full of big trends and trendy indicators, predictors of future market value. But, one would be hard-pressed to find one as wild as the Super Bowl indicator. According to the “Super Bowl” indicator, a win by an American Football Conference team, like the New England Patriots, means stocks are more likely … Continue reading Big Trends and Big Trades after ‘The Big Game’

2017: Another Year of Buying Dips and Selling Rips

January 20th, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

This year promises to be, well, a bit wild. Volatility can be expected not just here in the U.S. market, but all over the globe. So when it comes to picking an investing strategy for 2017 “buying dips and selling rips” could prove to be a profitable one. Already we’ve seen the pound fall, equities … Continue reading 2017: Another Year of Buying Dips and Selling Rips

Five Trading Questions Every Trader Asks (and how we’d answer them)

January 12th, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

As we ring in another new year it’s important to keep in mind that nothing changes as much as it remains the same. For example, political power has changed, but the themes remain. Republicans will continue to attack the usual topics including the Dodd-Frank regulations that curtail the healthy financial industry. Democrats will continue to … Continue reading Five Trading Questions Every Trader Asks (and how we’d answer them)

Profit From Negative Market Reactions

January 4th, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

Here we are, another holiday season coming to an end and another end-of-the-year market with nowhere to go but down. Yes, it’s a gloomy way to look at generally bullish market reactions. The U.S. economy is picking up steam in all the right places – wages, inflation, jobs, manufacturing, and housing. U.S. homebuilders’ confidence soared … Continue reading Profit From Negative Market Reactions

‘Tis the Season for Market Volatility

December 19th, 2016 by VantagePoint Software

Holiday season is officially here. And with that comes holiday parties. Sweet treats, eggnog, fancy attire and of course that one guy or gal that shows up three-sheets to the wind and begins owning the room with loud talk. All eyes turn to that person and others start to wonder, “What will happen next?” Before you … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Market Volatility

JACK OF ALL TRADES: Why Successful Traders Trade Everything

November 16th, 2016 by VantagePoint Software

We all have that relative, we’ll call him Uncle Joe, that claims he “made a killing” trading FANG stocks early in the year. Meanwhile, the talking heads on financial TV programs say all the “smart money” has been doubling down on the banking sector for its next big run up in the 3rd quarter with … Continue reading JACK OF ALL TRADES: Why Successful Traders Trade Everything

Back to Basics – Trading 101 with VantagePoint

August 17th, 2016 by VantagePoint Software

It’s back to school season and for many traders, a little trading 101 is all it takes to start schooling the markets. We’ve compiled the top 10 ways VantagePoint Trading Software can help traders gain a major edge and move to the top of their class. #1 Learn your ABC’s Technology is rapidly changing the atmosphere for … Continue reading Back to Basics – Trading 101 with VantagePoint

Pokémon or Profits: Technology is a Game Changer

July 15th, 2016 by VantagePoint Software

“Pokémon Go” debuted last week and already millions of people have downloaded the app. The game has teens and adults staring at their phones, using technology to chase virtual monsters through parks, streets, and even off cliffs. Nintendo’s ($NTDOY) stock price has nearly doubled. This adds roughly $7.5 billion to the market cap of a game-maker … Continue reading Pokémon or Profits: Technology is a Game Changer