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The Doji and the Hammer

The first “candlestick” patterns, I teach are always, the hammer and doji. Find below, my cheat Flash Card for the hammer and the doji. It gives u a little more detail about the pattern. But basically the hammer and doji are a sign of reversal. Lets take a look at three possible scenarios. Down, Up and Sideways. Downtrend. If the market is moving down, and we see a hammer or a doji, that is usually a sign of reversal. See below a couple examples. Downtrend Reversals Uptrend. The opposite is true for uptrends. Generally speaking the [Read More Now...]

200 50 Day Moving Average

The major technical indicator in the Market is the 200 and 50 day moving average. If the stock or index is going up (prices), and it crosses, generally that is considered negative (the death cross). The death of the stock or index. If the after a down trend, which we had in Feb and Mar, it cross toward the bottom, and or on the way up, it is considered the holly cross. The stock or index is positive. Well recently, last couple days, the average crossed, indicating the market is on an uptrend. And hopefully, continues up. But a word of caution. [Read More Now...]

Cash Flow Strategies. 147 of them. :)

Loss of Income? Furloughed? Need Extra Money? 2sd Income? Does not really matter. Find attached over 147 money making ideas. Just a few: Sell your junk (treasures) on Ebay. Build an Amazon store. Rent out that extra room, or garage space. Rent out your car. Get paid to put signs (wraps) on your car. Trade for a living. Buy real estate for no money. Get paid for you opinion on products. And many more. Click Here and Down Load the [Read More Now...]

11 Wealth Strategies

Recently my friend Bill Bronchic (real estate expert) and I, (financial), did a 1 day ZOOM training. Highlighting issues and opportunities right NOW May 9th 2020. As part of that I went through about 26 strategies (and more). Here are few you might want to borrow: Specialized Knowledge. Napolean Hill had it right. You need knowledge about real estate, stocks, options, and financial choices, before you build a plan. You must have the big picture in mind, before you get into the little details. Strategies. Wealth Wheel. There are 6 basic areas [Read More Now...]

CANSLIM Growth Strategy

No one style of investing fits all people, but I subscribe to the 45/45/10 Investing Method. 45% of your investing should in CASH FLOW strategies, 45% growth strategies, 10% (or less) in higher risk, higher reward strategies. One of the first “systems” I learned in my twenties, was the “CANSLIM” method of investing. A system developed by the founder of “IBD”, Investors Business Daily. This system works very well in an up-trending market, OK in a flat market, and poorly in a down trending market. All stocks, [Read More Now...]

Stock Market Leverage

Strategy: Leverage—tool of the rich.  I talk about the Wealth Wheel: Education, Cash Flow, Growth, Big Hits, Leverage, Taxes and Asset Protection. A key element to the Wealth Wheel is Leverage. The ability to take something small (capital, opportunity, energy or intellect) and leverage the item, into a huge result.  Leverage is an important element to wealth, and even success. Taking limited resources and using them to capacity. Whether in business, real estate, the stock market or life, this is a philosophy and strategy you should [Read More Now...]

Stock Market Seasonal Patterns

There are several seasonal patterns in the stock market that can help you make money, or save money. Here are a few of them: Best 6 months to invest. From Nov 1 to Apr 30 the stock market goes up, on average 7.4 percent. From May 1 to Oct 31 the stock market is generally flat with a .4 increase. In addition generally, most of that increase happens Nov, Dec and Jan. Feb-Apr the market is choppy going up and down. Therefore the best times to see gains in an up market are Nov-Jan. In fact there is an old say in the stock market in May, go away. [Read More Now...]

Market Bottom?

We will need to see, what happens in the next couple of days, but the market went a little sideways today. 2 side by side, dojis. A sign of indecision. Does not mean it is over, but a good start. Need to watch for the next few days. See if there is a pattern (i.e. flag, cup, island, double pipe bottom. Will be looking at asia and europe in the morning Friday. Just for a hint of USA action. But some times USA leads the way. Now a moment of caution, anyone that knows “flags, wedges, pennants” Also, know often the market flags, then [Read More Now...]

OK. Market Crashing!

So. Many of you know, I trade. One of my favorite trades is CREDIT SPREADS. A Cash flow system, the works well in most markets. Win 9 times out of 10. And occasionally need to adjust the trade if the market goes crazy. Which it has lately. Lots of folks, ask “whens it over?” “what do I do now?” Now, let me make this clear, I do not have any financial licenses (I did in the past), so I am not giving any financial advice or specific recommendations. As I do not know, if you have 10 bucks or 1 Million. But here are some [Read More Now...]

Market is Crashing

For myself and some of my trading friends, we have been anticipating a pull back and crash for a while. Many of us, having protective puts, or plans if the market goes to the dark side. The market goes down 2 times faster than it goes up. That means, you loose fast or WIN fast. If you do not know, how to play the market time to learn. Lots of folks, lost 20 percent or more in their stock portfolio. It might take 2-4 years to get that back the slow way (investing in stocks or mutual funds for growth). There are much better ways. Check out [Read More Now...]

Trust an Investment advisor or Trade Yourself?

I spent 6 years with a great financial and business mentor Charles Givens. He had over 500,000 members at one point, and did seminar all over the USA. On Oprah and dozen other shows too. He taught over 400 financial strategies. Had a couple great books. Wealth without Risk, More Wealth without Risk, Financial Self Defense and SuperSelf and SuperMind. Sound financial strategies. Originally, I believed in Mutual Funds. A no load product (which means no commissions). I really did not know much about trading. Except the concept of CANSLIM [Read More Now...]

Quick Update on January Barometer

The first 5 days were marginally down. But relatively sideways. Opened at 3257 close at 3253 5 days later. Approx. So, based on that we would expect a sideways pattern this year. 2020. About an 85% correlation since 1950. Now remember the whole month of January gives us a better indicator. 91 percent. So waiting it out. Looks like it will be an up year. If January continues up. Disclaimer. Past performance does not equal future performance. The January Barometer is not an absolute. And investment has risk. And remember, technical patterns are [Read More Now...]

Christmas TRADE Rocked!

If you are part of my Trading Inner Circle, you have access to my Credit Spread Trades, Adjustments, Covered Call strategies, and SPOT trades. Pretty much every year, in December I talk about the BEST 6 WEEKS to invest. December 1 (or first trading day), to January 15th. On average the market (Dow) goes up 9 percent during this 6 week period. Now buy the dow, would be hard. Just based on price. But we can buy the DIA (derivative of the dow). And options will give us leverage. Well. I posted this trade in early dec, just closed out jan 21. For [Read More Now...]

January Barometer

Getting close to a new year, and many folks are wondering is this going to be a good year or bad year for the stock market. While many folks are wondering, I am waiting for the first 5 days of trading to give me an idea of the market direction this year. You see, there is some correlation between what happens in January, on the S & P, and what happens of for the stock market for the rest of the year. It is called the January Barometer and has 2 parts. Since 1950 it has with a fair degree of correlation predicted what the stock market will [Read More Now...]

Warren Buffet Approach

What can you say, one of the greatest investors of all time. He always seems to pick up a great deal. In fact, that is one of his mantras, find good companies that are distressed by current conditions, and get a great price. Then watch them grow forever! He is seldom a seller of stock. Buffett loves a history of profitability (who does not). He uses the return on equity (ROE) ratio to gauge profitability and trends. In addition, uses return on invested capital (ROC) to kill any high-debt stocks, in his choices. Return on equity is a [Read More Now...]