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

January 12th, 2017 by VantagePoint Software

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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 attempt to outmaneuver Republicans in an attempt to stop them.

The turbulence from the political battle will no doubt affect the market (another yearly constant) and cause angst for everyone involved. But, more likely than not, the five trading questions we’ve listed below is what’s really going to keep Joe Q. Trader awake at night in 2017. These trite realities will wreak more havoc on you than politics will on the market. At least it will if you don’t learn one simple thing – you can do nothing about the external realities affecting the market. But, you can do much about the internal forces keeping you awake at night. Nothing changes as much as it remains the same. So without further ado, here are five trading questions traders commonly ask and useful mottos to remember when facing your most common trading angst.

5 Common Trading Questions

Did I make the right trade?

Second guessing your trade is useless. If you researched with forecasts that highlight trend changes and set the trade up properly, you have a high-probability trade with a well-defined in and out based on a reasonable profit/loss. Let it ride. Motto: The trade is made, move on.

How could I have been wrong?

Trades go south. Figuring out what went wrong is important. Beating yourself up over it after the fact is not. Learn from those mistakes and protect yourself with the proper tools. VantagePoint provides a clear crossover on its charts indicating trend changes that can be used to improve your timing on entries and exits.  Motto: The trade was made, move on.

Check out this video to see how VantagePoint identifies trend reversals before traditional traders even know what’s going on.

Why did I lose money?

Again, trades go south, which usually means a money loss. But, this is an integral and necessary part of the game. No one wins all the time. The trick is winning more than you lose. See your losses as learning opportunities, nothing more. Utilizing tools like VantagePoint’s Intelliscan will help find trades that are in a better position to move in a given direction. It can also help you identify markets with high volatility that you can avoid until the market becomes more favorable. The goal is to improve your win/loss ratio, not worry about your past losses. Motto: “Fogetta boud it …”

What will the market do tomorrow?

Truthfully, more pundits/analysts get this wrong than right. The market is the collective conscious of millions of humans, so consistently predicting with accuracy the daily behavior is unlikely. VantagePoint’s patented neural networks analyze intermarket relationships and predict market movements with up to 86% accuracy. Utilizing technology will help you sleep at night because it doesn’t have to. Motto: Technology is your friends, let it help you.

Should I even be trading?

For many beginner traders, this question will cause the most sleepless nights. Second guessing your trades, beating yourself up after a poor decision, fretting over losing trades, and betting on what others think the market will do tomorrow will all lead you here. Master the answers to trading questions 1-4 and you are less likely to end up contemplating this question. Something to also keep in mind; trading, like any other skill, takes time to learn. Stay calm and learn from your losses. Utilize the tools available to maximize your potential. Do these things and the answer to question five will more than likely be yes. Motto: Do it right, sleep at night.

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What May Happen in May? VantagePoint Forecasting Reduces Guessing Game

May 4th, 2016 by VantagePoint Software

Forecasting largeTV weather personalities get a bad rap. Who hasn’t blamed their local meteorologist for getting drenched in a downpour on a “sunny, sunny, sunny” day? Yes, forecasting is complex. Especially for days farther in the future as weather can be chaotic and unpredictable. But, the math behind forecasting skews toward the forecaster being correct.

The website Freaknomics.com recently studied meteorologists’ precipitation forecasts in Kansas City. They found TV weather people were correct 85% of the time one day in advance and 73% right seven days out. On the surface, that would not seem too bad. But consider that if a meteorologist in this study always predicted sunshine instead of rain. They would still be right 86.3% of the time.

The financial markets are just as chaotic and unpredictable for traders. Without the proper tools, the chances of successfully forecasting market direction into the future are slim. Left to their own devices, most traders will be right less than 50% of the time, and the consequences can be far worse than getting caught without an umbrella.

That’s because most traders still use “lagging” single market indicators. These indicators can only see what’s happened in hindsight. They study a chart on Wednesday night, look at a moving average and see that a particular market of interest is trending up or down. They soon find out the trend actually started on Tuesday morning, and they’re already a couple of days late getting into the position. That’s what happens when you look at traditional single market charts and lagging indicators. Even the weatherman have predictive tools, and traders can too.

With VantagePoint Software and its Intermarket Analysis, traders can dramatically improve their odds by using the patented, predictive indicators. These indicators forecast future price trends with up to 86% accuracy. Using patented neural network processes to predict changes in market trend direction 1-3 days in advance, VantagePoint gives traders an unprecedented opportunity to get on the right side of trends at the right time – days before other traders even know what’s happening.

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Want to see how it works? The below video showcases how VantagePoint can help traders identify new trends and opportunities for profit in just seconds.

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UPDATE: VantagePoint Helps Customer Find 256% Growth with Accurate Forecast

April 21st, 2016 by VantagePoint Software

VantagePoint tracks CDE to a 250% uptrendUPDATE: The day after we  posted this video and blog, $CDE dropped, become a 4 day trend to the downside. 

That is plenty of time for most traders (without VantagePoint) to consider the uptrend over and get out of this position. However, the downtrend would soon show itself to be nothing more than a speedbump on a strong uptrend that grew an additional 20% after the loss.

Traders who use VantagePoint would have been able to see this as nothing more than a short-term loss and stayed in the trade. How would they have known to do that? Check out our updated video to see how VantagePoint’s forecasts saw through this sudden change and presented our users with even more chances to grow their profits. Scroll below the video to read the original post and watch the original video.

As a trader, just because you aren’t familiar with a particular stock or market, doesn’t mean you should miss out on a tremendous opportunity to profit. We received an email from a VantagePoint user explaining that he had made “a boatload of money” on a stock he had never heard of, or traded before.

He went on to explain that the stock showed up on one of VantagePoint’s scans as a potential trading opportunity. Coupled with his reliance on VantagePoint’s up to 86% accuracy, he took advantage of this information and has made a 256% return on his initial investment!

Check out our quick video that walks through exactly what you could have seen on day 1 of this potential trade and how using VantagePoint’s predictive indicators could have given you the confidence to remain in this trade and make a huge return.

This is a perfect example of what VantagePoint does for our customers. It identifies trading opportunities you can get involved with and profit from. That is why so many of our customers have been able to recoup the cost of the software so quickly.

Don’t limit yourself to your familiar and favorite stocks. Look beyond that and let yourself find the opportunities that can help you grow your trading account.

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How VantagePoint Performed Against the Fed’s Announcement

October 28th, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

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As expected, the market showed various signs of volatility today as a result of the Fed’s announcement. Right around 1:30-2:00pm today we saw some crazy movement in both directions. So we wanted to know (more so, we wanted you to know), how did VantagePoint perform? Because if there’s one thing that trips traders up the most it’s unexpected movements due to outside forces, right?

So we put VantagePoint to the test. We look at forecasts for the Dow, the S&P 500 and Natural Gas to show you whether or not the software was able to withstand today’s volatility.

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How to Predict the Stock Market with Trend Forecasting Software

August 7th, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

Using the George S. Patton Method to Predict the Stock Market

“Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.”

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It’s almost as if this iconic quote from General George S. Patton Jr. was speaking directly to different stock trading strategies, specifically trend trading. Trend trading is often seen as reactive and systematic by nature.  The word “follow” is inexorably intertwined to this method (trend following) as most strategies involve joining the trend after it’s started. These words might as well represent 3 totally different trading strategies. We’ll examine each and let you know how you can apply one of them in order to better predict the stock market and make profitable trades.

“Follow Me” – Reactive Stock Trading

Herein lies the problem of trend following stocks. All too often, traders are too late to the party and miss the bulk of the move. Did you miss the recent trending moves in Starbucks ($SBUX), Google ($GOOG$) or Netflix ($NFLX)?

Many traders did because they are using the “follow me” approach that involves lagging indicators. Their stock predictions are reactive – they study a chart on Tuesday night, look at a moving average and see that a particular stock they follow has been trending up or down. Because they are dealing with lagging indicators that involve past price history for that stock, they enter the trend too late and miss the “meat” of the move.

“Get out of my way” – Trading from the Sidelines

Upon further inspection of that same stock, followers find that the trend actually started a week ago and they are too paralyzed to enter the trade. They will inevitably take the “get out of my way” route. Their stock predictions were directionally correct but their entry timing was off, so they inevitably missed a profitable trading opportunity out of fear that the trend is over.

It’s easy to see that there’s no way to get ahead of the market if you are constantly playing catch up or sitting on the sidelines. Instead, let’s look at ways to predict the stock market using trend forecasting technology.

What if you could approach your stock trading from a “lead me” perspective?

“Lead me”- Trend Forecasting Stocks

Traders who have accurate information ahead of the market can enter and exit positions before major trend reversals with a high level of confidence. VantagePoint is a trend forecasting software that uses predictive indications to give traders a look into a stock’s future. Through global market analysis and neural network technology, VantagePoint software transforms market lagging indicators in market leading indicators that anticipate trend changes and forecast the short term future trend direction, market strength and daily trading ranges days in advance.

In order to adapt the “lead me” style, and get on board a trend early, you’ve got to be able to anticipate, instead of react, to trend changes.  Frequently, VantagePoint’s predictive indicators will flash an “early warning” – that a stock’s trend is about to change direction before it actually happens. This is the edge that traders truly need to preserve capital and grow wealth in today’s volatile markets.

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Are you ready to adapt the George S Patton method and become a “lead me” type of trader who can predict the stock market?

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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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Gold Trading – How to Invest Wisely

March 16th, 2015 by VantagePoint Software

Last week we showed you a video that demonstrated how accurately VantagePoint’s market forecasts predicted trend changes in Gold. If you missed that video Go Here to watch it now.

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The price of gold is ubiquitous in today’s markets, affecting many different sectors. Traditionally, investors may buy gold to protect their wealth against losses in other markets on the belief that the precious metal will hold its value better than stocks or cash. This hasn’t always held true.

If you’re a gold trader you know it’s ever present role in many markets and economies has made gold a standard in market trend reporting from the media and financial press. Unlike physical commodities whose prices tend to revolve around supply and demand, gold can almost be considered its own financial market in the sense that it responds to emotion such as fear.

What affects the price of gold?

Many gold traders see this metal as a safety blanket, especially in times of crisis. War, natural disaster or a stock market crash can all cause a buying frenzy in gold as traders view this commodity as more valuable than paper.

Gold also has an inverse relationship with the US dollar so as the value of the US dollar declines, we should expect to see a rise in the price of gold.

Trading Gold Using Intermarket Analysis.

Gold has rebounded in early 2015 starting the year off strong. Watch this video to see how VantagePoint accurately predicted trend moves for gold.

However, the uncertainty of the Federal Reserve may mute gold’s rise. The U.S. central bank is widely expected to raise interest rates in the second half of this year, a policy shift that is expected to push gold prices lower. Gold doesn’t pay interest or dividends and finds it difficult to compete with Treasury bonds and other interest-bearing assets when rates are rising.

The US dollar will also come into play. When the greenback eases, dollar-denominated gold becomes less expensive to investors who use other currencies.

There should be a number of trading opportunities in gold futures and gold ETFs but these markets will be extreme; volatile.

This requires state of the art market forecasting tools.

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VantagePoint Software helps traders understand the impact and influences that related markets have on one another. By understanding these complex relationships, our customers have a bird’s eye view of market behavior days ahead of the trends, which increases their confidence in each position and allows them to become more profitable. VantagePoint is by far the most sophisticated intermarket analysis in the industry. It uses a neural network process to identify which markets have the most influence on a target market, then produces a set of intermarket data to generate predictive indicators for short-term price trend forecasts for the new market realities.

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