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-360.78 -2.23%
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Crude Oil
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+31.520 +2.70%
+0.005515 +0.50%
US Dollar
-0.419 -0.54%

The Official 2015 Trading Results For MarketClub's Model Portfolios

2015 was a difficult year for investors and professional hedge fund managers alike. Last December’s -0.77% aggregate hedge fund industry return pushed the annual aggregate returns further negative, ending at -2.01% for the year.

Despite overall hedge fund returns being negative for 2015, the distribution of returns across the funds was nearly even in terms of positive vs. negative annual performance (49% positive, 51% negative). The positive average return was 8.12% and the average negative return was -9.87%.

One of the major challenges in 2015 was that markets went nowhere and created lots of false and deceptive trends. Prior to 2015, the markets had seen strong trends almost every year. I believe that 2015 was a transition year and marked the end of the six-year bull cycle.

So how did the model portfolios fare? [Read more...]

Market Perception, China And Why Gold Is Going Higher

The carnage continues in China with the market closing after 30 minutes of trading when it reached the 7% trigger point to close the market. That weakness spilled over into the European and US markets this morning, all of which are sharply lower.

One bright spot this morning is the that gold seems to be finding new friends that have pushed it up to its best levels in 2 months.

Why is all of this happening?

It all boils down to market perception. Perception is perhaps the most powerful force in the marketplace and the perception right now, no matter how irrational, is that investors do not want to own stocks. Investors were clamoring to buy Amazon when it was approaching $700 a share, now this morning Amazon is down almost $80 from its recent highs. Did Amazon's business model suddenly change? No, perception changed. Investors do not want to own Amazon right now as they think they can buy it lower.

The other big change, of course, is the fact that the Fed is no longer printing money and using quantitative easing to goose up the market. The fact that easy cheap money is no longer available is a psychological impediment to the market going higher. [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here's to wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.

Happy New Year!

Every Success in 2016,
The INO.com Team

Last Day To Try MarketClub With Holiday Special Rate

Last Day - MarketClub Holiday Special

This is the one time of year that we drop our membership rate so that new members can try our tools and get a financial headstart for the new year.

Holiday Special-Last Day

With this Holiday Special, you can try MarketClub and really decide if it's right for you. If it's not, simply give us a call or shoot us an email within the first 30 days and we will cancel your membership. If you love MarketClub and stay, you will get a phenomenal membership rate. Only $89 for your first 3 months as a full MarketClub Member. That's a savings of 40% off of our standard Quarterly Membership rate.

Upon taking this offer, you can immediately...

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Remember, this offer expires today!

Best wishes for an amazing new year,

The MarketClub Team

Merry Christmas To All Of Our Traders Blog Visitors!

Merry Christmas From MarketClubWith all the hustle and bustle, it’s sometimes difficult to remember the real reason for the season. But regardless of what you believe and what religion you practice, if any, we hope you find yourself surrounded by love. The INO.com staff is very appreciative of your interest and we love having you return to our blog time and time again.

As you share a meal, or a gift, please reflect on all you have despite the many things you hope that 2016 will bring. Merry Christmas to you and we are excited to help you build your financial goals and trading confidence.

If you don’t celebrate Christmas, please accept our most genuine wishes for any happy holiday and a prosperous new year!

The INO.com Team

Trading Tip #12 - Have Fun

I hope that you have gained valuable insight to the markets with the "12 Days of Trading Tips" and can use some of the tips to help make 2016 your best year ever.

12 Days of Trading Tips Day 12

With that said, here's the last tip: Have fun!

Trading stocks can be complicated, intimidating at first and of course, stressful. But if you do your research and plan, it will be fun.

Have a safe and happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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Trading Tip #11 - The Magic Hour

Do not buy at the market open. There is always a pop at the market open which fades away in the first hour or so.

12 Days of Trading Tips Day 11

The best time to buy a stock is about 45 minutes to an hour into the market and late in the afternoon, or as I like to call it, "Magic Hour" which is after 3 pm EST before the market closes.

On the flip side, the best time to sell is at the market open or about 1 pm EST, right after lunch.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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Trading Tip #10 - Avoid The Hot Tip

Don't buy the Hot Tip.

12 Days of Trading Tips Day 10

How many times have you bought the hot tip, the next hot stock, or your friend's stock tip, only to lose all of your investment capital?

Trust me, it's happened to all of us. Remember, stick to your plan and research.

After all, you know what works for you, right?

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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Trading Tip #9 - Money Management

Use smart Money Management.

12 Days of Trading Tips Day 9

The biggest reason traders quit trading is from incurring huge losses due to poor money management. Use stops, they are there to help you.

There are several different stop loss strategies and they can all be quite effective. Take some time, do your research and see what type fits your trading style best.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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