Learn the top benefits of ETF Trading

April 25th, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

The stock market is many things to many traders. Simply speaking, it’s all about choices. Not only choices traders make when making a trade, but the choices made on what to trade. Stocks, options, forex and futures are all trading vehicles. But for many, the risk is too high or the payoff is not high … Continue reading Learn the top benefits of ETF Trading

How to Avoid Being Fooled by Market Volatility

March 31st, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

After months of running uphill despite pundits consistently saying market volatility will cause the uptrend to run out of steam, the market is finally beginning to look like it’s running out of steam. As we approach April Fool’s Day traders need to ask themselves “Is it a trick, or is the market volatility defining a … Continue reading How to Avoid Being Fooled by Market Volatility

Are you a SMART trader?

March 23rd, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

Trading is difficult for many reasons. But, that does not mean you can’t do it well, especially if you trade intelligently. Trading intelligently is about the decisions you make before, during, and after your trade. But, being a SMART trader is about how you think and behave as a trader.  Traders should make it a goal … Continue reading Are you a SMART trader?

Market Perception: How traders can find a profitable reality

March 3rd, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

The status of the current market is a clear reminder there are times when market perception far exceeds market reality. The perception that President Trump will be good for the market spurred buying trends following the election. From election night on November 8 to Inauguration Day on January 20th the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial … Continue reading Market Perception: How traders can find a profitable reality

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