The Global Market Effect of the Weak GDP

April 29th, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

Does the Weak GDP Affect My Current Positions?

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The GDP growth has stalled and did not meet the forecasts. As well, retail spending is slowly improving. What does this weak GDP mean for the stocks you are trading? How and to what degree will this effect your currency pairs in the Forex market?

These questions are virtually impossible to answer and are purely speculation. Instead of trying to follow all the news and doing hours and hours of analysis to come to a conclusion that helps you only to break even, you have to change your approach.

Global Market Analysis and the Weak GDP

Intermarket Analysis technology found in VantagePoint gives you insight into what you can expect stocks, ETFs, Futures, and Forex pairs to do over the next few days with incredible accuracy.

Watch the video below to see the following recent forecasts from VantagePoint that resulted in lucrative profits:

GBP/USD 551 pips in 10 trading days = $5510 profit per lot

EUR/USD 152 pips in 3 days = $1520 per lot

MSFT 18.22% profit in 13 days = $7.57 per share

AAPL  5.47% profit in 19 days = $6.87 per share

Can you afford NOT to have these powerful forecasts?

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ETF Traders Cash In as Chinese Markets Rally

April 22nd, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

Recent market reforms and the 7-year high in China have given global markets a major boost over the last few days. There’s no denying that changes in one market have a major impact on what happens in another.

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Today we take a look at how traders like you can use VantagePoint’s patented Intermarket Analysis and Trend Forecasting to analyze the relationships across markets and get a head start on major trend movements.

In the video above we show you how to improve you ETF trading with 3 recent forecasts from VantagePoint that demonstrate how $SPY $FXI and $PGJ were all brilliant moves for ETF traders.

VantagePoint forecasted an upward trend in the $SPY back on April 6th, giving our customers a 4-day head-start on the 11-day trend that resulted in a $2.56/share profit. The predicted Neural Index gave traders the confirmation they needed to confidently take that trade.

The Chinese ETF $FXI was forecasted to make a move upwards back in mid-March, giving traders a 5-day jump on the market. That 25-day trend resulted in profits over 22%. If your current trading style does not involve the level of Intermarket Analysis that this software is capable of then stop what you are doing, pick up the phone, and be ready to change your life.

We also visit the recent forecast for $PGJ which increased 15% over the last 22 days. It is these direct and indirect market correlations and the ability to properly analyze each and every one of them that allows serious traders to make serious money. Are you seeing impressive results and returns like this? Tell us in the comments below.

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How Trend Forecasting Totally Changes the Game

April 15th, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

Technical Analysis is simply a reaction to past price action. If you really want to get ahead in the markets then you need to get ahead of the movements. The most proven way to get ahead is through the use of Trend Forecasting

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By analyzing the markets with a global perspective and using market leading indicators, trend forecasting anticipates what is going to happen, with a high degree of accuracy.

In the video below we analyze 4 different markets to demonstrate how VantagePoint utilizes this technology to make accurate, leading predictions about price movements in the market.

Forecast #1 – Lululemon ($LULU). 10 trading days – 4.96% return – $3.20 per share.

Forecast #2 – Whole Foods Market ($WFM). 90 trading days – 46.80% move to the upside – $17.78 per share followed by 28 trading days – 7.80% move to the downside – $4.33 per share. Total profit potential of $22/share.

Forecast #3 – Smith & Wesson ($SWHC). 19 trading days – 6.42% move to the upside followed by another .5% gain in the last 5 trading days. (PS – Did you see what happened to this stock today? VantagePoint was ready for that 15% jump – were you?)

Forecast #4 – Light Sweet Crude Oil. 14 trading days. $4.01 move to the upside. Total profit per contract = $4,010.

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Trend following needs to be a thing of the past. Leave your losses behind and find out how VantagePoint can transform you to a consistently profitable trader today.

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Learn to Trade Using Intermarket Analysis Software

April 8th, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

What is Intermarket Analysis Software for Traders?understanding intermarket analysis software

The internet is buzzing with news and insight this earnings season around the release of the FOMC minutes. It’s easy to get bogged down in the numbers and data but are you taking away actionable data that can positively impact your trading strategy?

VantagePoint’s patented technology using Neural Networks and Intermarket Analysis to analyze markets from a global perspective. It provides a concise way to analyze thousands of data points and market influences across the world in one easy platform. This is designed to make your life easier and allow you to make more money, consistently. The use of Intermarket Analysis software for trading was pioneered by Louis B. Mendelsohn.

In the video below we take a look at recent forecasts for Alcoa Inc. ($AA) as well as Lululemon ($LULU) to demonstrate how VantagePoint looks at 25 inter-connected markets that push and pull the share price of these stocks and how VantagePoint’s market leading forecasts will allow you to better position your trades and make you more profitable. It’s the patented science behind this powerful Intermarket Analysis software that gives traders the extra edge needed to get ahead in today’s volatile markets.

If you’re serious about supplementing or replacing your full-time income through trading then it’s imperative that you have a reliable tool that gives you actionable data that accurately predicts price movements.

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5 Things Every Trader Needs to Know About Trend Forecasting

April 7th, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

Trend Forecasting for Traders

Trend followers in fashion can be fickle and flighty. It is tough to predict the whims of the fashionistas as to what the “hot colors” or who the “in designers” will be for next spring.

And while it is also tough to know where IBM or AAPL stock will be trading a year from now, there are some basic truisms that trend forecasters can use that apply to all markets.

Here are five basic concepts about trend forecasting that can help set you up to be potentially profitable in the markets.

  1. All Trends are NOT Created Equal – Stock Chart Patterns

If you are looking at a stock chart, examining the price movement over 30 minutes versus 30 days will yield dramatically different results. First and foremost, you need to understand what time period you are considering.

Trends can be classified as primary (long), intermediate and short term. However, markets exist in several time frames simultaneously. As such, there can be conflicting trends within a particular stock depending on the time frame being considered. It is not out of the ordinary for a stock to be in a primary uptrend while being mired in intermediate and short-term downtrends. This also applies to almost any asset class including commodities and ETFs.

Typically, beginning or novice traders lock in on a specific time frame, ignoring the more powerful primary trend. Alternately, traders may be trading the primary trend but underestimating the importance of refining their entries in an ideal short-term time frame.

A general rule is that the longer the time frame, the more reliable the signals being given. Once the underlying trend is defined, traders can use their preferred time frame to define the intermediate trend and a faster time frame to define the short-term trend.

But that doesn’t mean that each trend should be viewed in isolation. Taking a holistic approach to trend analysis can be very beneficial. Greg Firman, market analyst for TraderPlanet.com who spoke at the VantagePoint Power User Seminar in February, likened trend trading to automobiles. 

  1. There are Two Main Types of Trend Trading – Following and Fading

A trend-following strategy is one used to identify entries in trending markets. The goal of a trend-following strategy is to buy and close a position at a higher price in a bull market, and to sell and close a position at a lower price in a bear market. The most simplistic definition of a bull market is a price pattern of higher highs and higher lows. The most simplistic definition of a bear market is a pattern of lower lows and lower highs.

But according to Firman, markets trend only 20 percent of the time. Therefore, trend following strategies are not always applicable.

A trend-fading strategy is one that is used in sideways or choppy markets. Trend-fading strategies identify opportunities to sell highs and buy lows (the opposite of a trend-following strategy). With trend-fading strategies, traders profit if a position is taken and the market moves back to an established range.

  1. Moving Averages – What Every Trader Needs in Their Trend Trading Toolbox

Moving averages (MAs) are among the most popular tools for trend followers and for good reason. The technique is very effective at identifying trends and enabling traders to maintain their positions until the trend is over. Moreover, by varying the lengths over which the MA is calculated, the sensitivity to smaller price changes can be adjusted to suit traders’ preferences. Shorter MAs involving a smaller number of days or weeks are more sensitive and provide quicker and more numerous signals than longer moving averages.

Traders like moving averages because they smooth out the peaks and valley in prices, are easy to use, and are easy to interpret. To learn more about moving averages watch our recent video here.

These are the positive qualities. The problem is that MAs are a lagging indicator. That is why in 1991, after years of research, VantagePoint’s team developed technology that forecast trends based on moving averages while retaining the positive qualities and reducing, or eliminating, the lag, which is the negative quality.

VantagePoint’s Predictive Moving Average (PMA) takes actual data and predicted data to forecast market trends.

  1. Support and Resistance – Where Market Trends Can End

So how can traders tell when a trend is coming to an end?

“Key support and resistance is the biggest teller – knowing where the buyers and sellers are,” said Firman.

Support and resistance are magnets that draw the market to them. As with any magnetic field, the closer the market gets, the stronger the magnetic pull, and the more likely it is that the market will reach the target. Also, as with a magnet, the market often accelerates when it gets close to the magnet. This momentum often results in either a breakout or continuation of the trend, or a trend reversal. Once the market reaches the target, the magnetism usually greatly decreases. It is as if the market turns off the magnet once it is reached.

If the market reverses or breaks out, it then moves to the next support below or resistance above. In a strong bull trend, resistance usually results in a pause because of profit taking or attempts to pick a top, but the trend then resumes up to the next resistance level. In a bear trend, the market usually falls through all support, although it often pauses at each level because of profit taking or attempts to pick a bottom.

All bull trends end at resistance and bear trends end at support, and if traders know how to read the changes in buying and selling pressure, transition can provide several trades in both directions.

  1. Trend Forecasting – Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Success

Many technical indicators, such as moving averages, attempt to filter out short-term price fluctuations so that the underlying trend can be observed. As mentioned earlier, trend traders rely on moving averages because they smooth out the movement in prices, are easy to calculate and understand, and depict the underlying trend.  However, a side effect of doing this is that the technical indicators like moving averages tend to lag behind the market and fail to spot the end of a trend.

Such technical indicators are referred to as lagging indicators. This lag effect typically causes the trader to respond late to market changes, resulting in lost profit opportunity and risk of increased losses.

VantagePoint’s research team has invented proprietary computer processes which address these limitations and overcome the lag effect through the development of methods, systems, and devices that combine both actual and predicted data derived from the application of neural networks to intermarket data found to be most influential on each specific primary market.

What that means for trend forecasting is that the artificial intelligence in VantagePoint gives traders a jump on the market. This is a priceless technological edge for traders looking to maximize the trend.

Take your trading to the next level with VantagePoint’s predicted moving averages that forecast trends ahead of the market. Request a free demo here.

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Forecast Gold using these Market Correlations

April 2nd, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

How to Forecast Gold

Whether you’re trading commodities, ETFs or stocks, understanding the related markets that have an effect on the price of Gold will improve your trading results. But how can you accurately forecast gold with a high degree of accuracy? It might mean looking not only at gold, but at up to 25 markets that directly and indirectly affect gold – pushing the price up or pulling the price down.

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We take a look at Gold, $GLD and $ABX to uncover how understanding correlations between markets from a global standpoint can allow you to make smarter trades and consistent profits.

The patented technology in VantagePoint uses intermarket analysis predictive indicators to provide traders with information and confirmation days ahead of market trends.

You may also like: Gold Trading – How to Invest Wisely

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Trend Forecasting to Predict the Next Bubble Burst

April 2nd, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

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The Dotcom bubble in the 1990s, the housing bubble and credit crisis in 2007-2009. Every trader wishes they could have known exactly when these bubbles were going to burst.

Going forward, what trading tools can help predict the next speculative boom and bust?

Bubble Basics

To clarify, an economic bubble (sometimes referred to as a speculative bubble, a market bubble, a price bubble, a financial bubble, a speculative mania or a balloon) is a “trade in high volumes at prices that are considerably at variance with intrinsic values.” It could also be described as a situation in which asset prices appear to be based on implausible or inconsistent views about the future.

Because it is often difficult to observe intrinsic values in real-life markets, bubbles are often conclusively identified only in retrospect, when a sudden drop in prices appears. Such a drop is known as a crash or a bubble burst.

Bubbles go up beyond all sense and come crashing down with violence. Bubbles are invisible to most while they inflate and are not obvious when they collapse. Everyone claims to have seen them after the fact.

Trading Technologies to Predict the Next Bust

So can traders get out before a market collapses? While trying to pick market tops is a fool’s game, there are ways to recognize significant trend changes. VantagePoint’s Predicted Moving Average (PMA) tool combines actual data and forecasted data to give traders a two-day jump on the market.

This can be a huge advantage when a bubble bursts and the markets have a precipitous decline. Think about the violent moves of the NASDAQ in the 1990s.

Don’t become the victim of the next bubble burst.

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