The current market conditions can undoubtedly play with your emotions. After a long bull run, it was easy just to sit back and let your trades run and book profits, but that's all changed recently. We are now in a market that is making significant violent swings from day to day, and that can cause a bit of trepidation and doubt, but of all the "tools" available to the trader, none is more important than his or her mind!
A lack of mental discipline can lead to significant losses in the marketplace and your portfolio. Why else would traders with years of experience and reliable systems fail to be consistent winners?
If you show an 8-year-old child a chart and they will tell you if a market is going up or down by simple observation. 80% or 90% of all traders end up as losers. The market doesn't beat you; you beat yourself! You are your own worst enemy! Continue reading "Do You Have Control Of Your Emotions?"
As Trader's, we've experienced a lot of uncertainty recently around a pending global trade war. In fact, I have read that economists believe a full-blown trade war could cost the global economy $470 billion. Now that's a significant number, and it certainly could negatively impact your portfolio if you're not careful.
So how do you protect your portfolio and preserve capital?
The answer may have come from your Grandma; it certainly did from mine. She used to say this simple phrase to me on what seemed like a weekly basis, "don't put all of your eggs in one basket!"
Well, it turns out Grandma was right! Grandma knew a great deal about the power of diversification and how it reduces risk in different aspects of your life, and we can relate that directly to trading and investing.
It just doesn’t make sense to trade only one market. There is just too much risk and too little opportunity. A trader needs to stay flexible, and at the same time be diversified. Before we get into the meat and potatoes of market diversification, let's take a look at how the dictionary defines "diversification." Continue reading "One Word Can Protect Against A Trade War"
Hello traders everywhere. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) issued a NEW green monthly Trade Triangle on Tuesday (1/9/18) which means it could be time to go long the stock. Now, if you missed the alert or didn't see the Trade Triangle yesterday, the price action today has given you the perfect opportunity to enter the trade at a lower/better level on a bit of a pullback.
I believe that Alibaba is one of the more attractive stocks of 2018 based on the fact that it is the Amazon of the East, except it is growing faster and trading cheaper than Amazon. I look for Alibaba to produce another great year on the back of a truly impressive 2017 where we saw it produce an impressive 78% gain.
Key levels to watch this week: Continue reading "It's Time To Buy Alibaba"
While most of the focus has been on the equity markets lately, the gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO) market has slowly been inching up. After making an all-time high close of $1904.92 on September 5, 2011 (see fig 1) the gold market then spiraled lower for the next several years. All that changed in 2016 when gold found a floor it liked and rallied to produce its first positive year since 2011, closing up almost 10% for the year.
Take a look at the chart, the dominant feature in this close only spot gold chart is the 6 yr downward trend line (see fig 2). This is a classic trend line and an important technical tool. The key elements of any trend line are that it touches three price points. The other key level to look at is where the downward sloping trend line will be broken on the upside. That will occur in this particular trend line when spot gold trades over $1300 an ounce. At that time I believe that gold will embark on a multiyear bull market. Continue reading "Is Gold Getting Ready For A Big Run?"
Hello everyone, Adam Hewison here coming to you from the digital studios of MarketClub. Yesterday, the Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) had a major trend change to the upside signaled by a new green monthly Trade Triangle. It's the first buy signal ABX has had since it began its move on January 7, 2016. At that time the signal was it $8.33 and the market moved as high as $23 before pulling back.
Today I have put together five different charts that show why I believe Barrick Gold is headed significantly higher.
About This Stock
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) engages in the exploration and development of gold and copper properties in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Zambia, and Saudi Arabia. It primarily explores for gold, copper, and nickel deposits. The company's main properties include Cortez, Goldstrike, Pueblo Viejo, Lagunas Norte, and Veladero. As of the end of 2015, ABX had proven and probable gold reserves of 91.9 million ounces; and 11.7 proven and probable copper reserves of billion pounds. Barrick Gold Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
In chart number one can see that Barrick Gold broke over a 52-month long-term negative force line (1) and moved as high as $23 a share (2) before pulling back 50% (3).
Continue reading "Why It's Time To Buy Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)"