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This site provides free information, research, and tools for making informed investment decisions, and has been specifically designed with predefined links to allow users to take decisive action in time critical fast markets. For example, users can read the latest news and fundamentals analysis, quickly verify stock technicals with the very best predefined technical charts and then link directly to their online brokerage accounts. Do not trade for real if you do not understand technical and fundermental analysis, if you do so you are just throwing darts blindly at a dart board.
Everything on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended at all as investment advice.
It's not what you make, it's what you don't lose.
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If there is one thing you should take away from this site, it is to Stop Loss by selling if a trade is going against you, even if the company or security seems sound. Always limit your loses to not more than 10%, there will always be other great opportunities in the future, provided you didnt hold on to a losing trade and lose your capital. It took me 10 years to learn this lesson, that averaging down on an initial loss can quickly become catastrophic. Remember in this zero sum game, 95% of traders and investors lose money to the other 5%.
Benjamin Graham said in the short term, the stock market behaves like a voting machine, but in the long term it acts like a weighing machine (its true value will in the long run be reflected in its stock price). Of course the same applies to individual stocks also.
If you are just starting in investing I strongly recommend you start with a hypothetical portfolio rather than the real thing with real money.
Daytrading? Well, I guess that is about the fastest way to die of a heart attack I know of.
A trigger point for a market correction could be the appointment of a new Federal Reserve chairman after Ben Bernanke's term expires in January. Twice in my investment lifetime, we have changed the Fed chairman. We changed it when (Paul) Volcker changed to (Alan) Greenspan (in 1987) and when Greenspan changed to Bernanke (in 2006). Both times were followed by a serious correction in the market.
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Automatic budget cuts — known as sequestration — had been scheduled for January 2, but the so-called “fiscal cliff” budget deal postponed them until March 1. The clock is ticking.  Update: The date came and went and sequestration and automatic budget cuts are now in place and will now start dragging on economic growth. The stock market prices in events 3 to 6 months into the future so we can expect it start pricing in this situation quickly..
Regarding Insider selling the historical average is 2.2 sells to buys LONG term. In february 2013 it is 9:1
TRUST NO ONE. There is such lies and manipulation going on in financial markets, at all levels from the FED down to the message board hustlers.
10 things they told me in 2009:
 1. Great depression is coming back
 2. market will crashing for years to come
 3. every rally should be shorted
 4. buy and hold is dead
 5. equities are the worst investments
 6. will be run on banks
 7. unemployment will be high off the charts
 8. bankruptcies will be high off the charts
 9. there will be civil unrest
 10. this is THE END

The Trend is your friend until it ends. In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king. The stock market is the credit markets stupid little brother.
Klarman: Investing today may well be harder than it has been at any time in our three decades of existence," writes Seth Klarman in his year-end letter. The Fed's "relentless interventions and manipulations" have left few purchase targets for Baupost, he laments. "(The) underpinnings of our economy and financial system are so precarious that the un-abating risks of collapse dwarf all other factors.
FOMC meeting: Several Fed officials warned of reducing or ending QE too soon, but several on the FOMC said the Fed should be prepared to vary the pace of QE, because tapering the pace of the asset purchase program may become necessary.
Roubini: We will have a huge credit bubble, worse than 2007.  Money will leave gold due to lack of fear and inflation and move into other asset classes, especially property. 

If you are rich you set the trendline on the monthly chart, if you are semi-rich on the weekly, if you are dirt-poor on the hourly ..

The Bull Bear checklist:
1.Is the Federal Reserve tightening monetary policy?
2.Are stock price valuations stretched?
3.Is investor euphoria present?
4.Are bond spreads widening?
5.Is there a recession looming?
6.Are transportation stocks, small caps and bank stocks retreating?
"Right now we are 0-for-6 in the bear market checklist," Darst said.

The 7 year cycle low has been very good. Previous Lows were in 2002 and 2009 with the next low in 2016.
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