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 slide and gold climbing on concerns U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union’s single market and act as a guide for other countries that could break from the bloc. At least that’s what President-elect Donald Trump suggests as a possible outcome. Continue reading 2017: Another Year of Buying Dips and Selling Rips
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.
Trade confidently with the help of VantagePoint
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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 know it, the tipsy talker turns the room topsy-turvy with unleashed dance moves that leave a trail of broken lamps, knocked over wine glasses, and people jumping out of the way.
The scenario above is eerily similar to what happens when the stock market is just cruising along like a quiet holiday party – easy, predictable, fun – and then an “event” occurs – oil-price breakdown, Chinese economic downturn, interest-rate hike –the market is suddenly dancing wildly, solid indicators are getting knocked over, and investors are getting out of the way of the wayward drunk.
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.
It’s safe to say the entire world is feeling the effects of the current Greece Crisis. Regardless of which markets you trade in, there is no doubt this event has caused increased fear and uncertainty for most traders.
The DOW dropped over 350 points on Monday – if your current trading strategy is to follow in the footsteps of what has already taken place then chances are you got caught off guard and ended up on the wrong side of the trade.
VantagePoint’s proprietary market leading forecasts were ahead of this dip and gave traders using the technology the insight that something big was coming. How is this possible? By utilizing Intermarket Analysis and a Neural Network process, VantagePoint identifies and analyzes 25 intermarkets that drive each forecasts market and to what degree the impact will be.
In the video above we take a look at recent forecasts for stocks, ETFs, Forex pairs and commodities that show not only the impact of having this knowledge ahead of time but also just how connected each of these markets really are.
With VantagePoint, you don’t need to worry about adjusting your strategy based on timing, market or any other outside factors. Trust in the 86% accuracy and you’ll find yourself on the right side of the move more times than not.
Today’s volatile markets leaves many traders scrambling around the Internet, blogs, Social Media and news outlets looking for any glimpse of hope they can get to better protect their nest egg. But what if it was more simple than that? What if there was a piece of software that consistently produced the most accurate stock forecasts to help you enter and exit trades with precise timing and increased confidence?
Last week we took a look at some recent forecasts for Gold, 1-800 Flowers and Canadian Solar. If you missed that blog catch up here. We showed you how VantagePoint’s deadly accurate forecasts could have resulted in the following for you:
Over $14,000 USD in just 2 trades of Gold.
32% profit 8 trading days on 1-800 Flowers $FLWS
Profits of $8 per share in 11 trading days on Canadian Solar $CSIQ
This week we’re continuing that conversation by taking a look back at those exact markets to see just how much of an impact you could have made to your bottom line simply by picking up the phone and investing in VantagePoint Software one week ago. You can see from the moves below that you can easily recoup the cost of your investment in a very short time. Again, if the most accurate stock forecasts are what you’re looking for then look no further than VantagePoint.
Identify the Best Trading Opportunities
What makes VantagePoint so powerful is its ability to analyze markets from a global standpoint using tons of data and science behind the scenes. The use of Neural Network software correlates data across 25 related markets for each target market, providing accurate forecasts. The Intelliscan feature easily identifies the best opportunities for you to act on, which eliminates the noise and clutter and allows you to focus on what matters: making more money.
Hold Positions through Confusing Volatility
Many traders lack the confidence necessary to stay in positions when the markets become volatile. The confirmation you get from the proprietary indicators within VantagePoint will make you feel at ease knowing that you know, with a high degree of accuracy, when to enter and exit positions to capitalize on the most profitability.