Trading Tip #5 - Diversification

Diversify Your Portfolio: Diversification is key to your long-term success.

12 Days of Trading Tips Day 5

I'm sure you've heard the expression, "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket" (one of those market cliches). It's great advice, the last thing you want to do is lock all of your capital into one market or sector. This will provide you and your portfolio protection from a catastrophic event in a single sector.

Do you have a diversified portfolio? Not sure? You can use the following list of markets as a starting point to check your portfolio. Are you invested in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs and private equity assets?

The end of the year is a great time to sit back, look at your investments and make sure that you are diversified and protected.

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

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5 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Trading

How many ways can you draw a circle? It's probably a strange question to ask, but the reality is, trading is very close to the same discipline. How many ways can you successfully trade? Whether you're drawing a circle or trading, each requires certain elements to complete a perfect circle or a perfect trade.

I wanted to share with you 5 key elements that you must be using if you are going to trade successfully or invest in the markets. I like to call them the building blocks that must be in place to grow your fortune.

Each of the 5 elements are short and to the point and contain nuggets of knowledge that are essential for your success in the markets.

Rule #1: Attitude

Attitude is so important in your approach to investing and trading.

Rule #2: Game Plan

Trading without a game plan is like crossing the ocean without a compass, you are going to get lost and run into a lot of problems without a game plan.

Rule #3: Trend

I'm sure you have heard the expression, "the trend is your friend." Well, truer words were never spoken in trading. This article will show you how to quickly determine the trend in any market. Continue reading "5 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Trading"

Triple Digit Returns In 2014 For The World Cup Portfolio

MarketClub's model portfolio section showcases three portfolios using MarketClub's strategies that you can follow and see how well they are doing. We provide you with all the entry and exit points for each market in each portfolio so there is nothing to second guess.

World Cup Portfolio

The final results are in and once again the World Cup portfolio (WCP) knocked it out of the park with triple digit returns. This is the third time in 7 years that this portfolio has chalked up some of the best returns in the investment world. We have continually published the daily signals and the results for this portfolio since 2007, so this year's results are no fluke.

The big winner in 2014 was, of course, being short crude oil. This strategy produced spectacular results and was responsible for almost half of our profits for the entire portfolio. With gains of $38,130, representing a 76% return on total invested capital, this commodity was a standout, just trading one contract of crude oil. Next up was gold, which was responsible for producing a return of $7,793, equaling a 15.5% return on invested capital.

WCP Cumulative 2007 thru 2014

Total capital needed to trade the World Cup portfolio is $50,000. (Remember, we are not brokers nor do we manage money.)

Every single market showed a profit in 2014, however, not every single market showed a profit in every quarter. This is why it is so important to be diversified as it lowers your risk profile while raising you profit profile.

Here is the quarterly market breakdown per share: Continue reading "Triple Digit Returns In 2014 For The World Cup Portfolio"

The 5 Keys To Trading And The 1 Key To Your Success

Like life, there are certain trading rules that you have to follow if you want to be successful. The following 5 trading rules and the 1 key to success are used in one way or another by every professional trader I know.

For those members that have been with us for a while, you may have seen these rules before. For those members who have recently joined MarketClub, you will find these 5 trading rules and the 1 key to success to be an important building block to your future success.

Rule #1: Attitude

Attitude is so important in your approach to investing and trading.

Rule #2: Game Plan

Trading without a game plan is like crossing the ocean without a compass, you are going to get lost and run into a lot of problems without a game plan.

Rule #3: Trend

I'm sure you have heard the expression, "the trend is your friend." Well, truer words were never spoken in trading. This article will show you how to quickly determine the trend in any market. Continue reading "The 5 Keys To Trading And The 1 Key To Your Success"

Isn’t It Time You Took A Look At These Two Portfolios?

How would you like to know exactly what to do the next day with any given market and the price you want to do business at? What if the odds are amazingly in your favor when you trade and approach the market this way?

Sounds like a no-brainer.

The trading approach I'm about to share with you is one that has proven to be successful in both bull and bear markets.

If this sounds like some "pie-in-the-sky," too good to be true idea - it isn't. I have been involved with the markets for many years and this is the one approach that I have seen consistently make money. In fact, it is the genesis of my success in the markets.

This trading approach produced gains of 65.3% and 77.1% last year. Was that a fluke or just sheer good luck? How much does luck count in the market? Very little in my opinion, what really counts is having an approach that is well thought out and has proven to be successful. Once again, luck has nothing to do with that. The only lucky thing is perhaps you're reading this post and beginning to understand that there is a way to make money in any kind of market.

This well planned out approach has produced gains in one of our strategies as high as 501%, with the lowest gain being 35.3% in 2010, it has never had a losing year.

Here are the results from that approach: Continue reading "Isn’t It Time You Took A Look At These Two Portfolios?"