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Stock Market Sectors 101: A Guide To All 11 Sectors

You’ve probably heard of stock market sectors, but do you know what they are? Stock sectors are split into categories that consist of companies that operate in different areas of business. There are 11 stock market sectors that make up the entire stock market, according to the Global Industry Classification Standard. The performance of these sectors varies depending on the nature of… 

How Trading In Pairs Gives You More Opportunities To Make Money

Looking for more opportunities to make money on a trade? Then consider pairs trading, which, as today’s article explains, “gives you several opportunities to make money on a trade, even if the original thesis doesn’t pan out as expected”. For a guide to pairs trading — including what it is, the benefits and drawbacks of this type of trade, and… 

Are These Stocks The Hottest Of The Hot?

In today’s article, the author shares what he considers to be “the best stocks in the best industries.” Those industries, in his view? Internet, footwear and specialty finance. For what he deems to be the best stocks from those three industries, CLICK HERE.

“The Best Proxy For The Trends That Can Help You Make Money”

What’s the best proxy for the trends that can help you make money? The answer may be the 50-day moving average, which the author of today’s article advises “is in the goldilocks zone of not being too short or too long.” Using the example of a potentially game-changing stock from the green energy sector, he outlines how traders can use… 

“In A League Of Its Own”: This Immuno-Oncology Stock’s Great Run In 2020 May Have Just Been The Beginning

Trillium Therapeutics surged 1,330% last year – and as an immuno-oncology company, its performance had nothing to do with COVID-19 related catalysts. Moreover, its 2020 run may have just been the beginning, as the company’s cancer-fighting candidates – which it hopes will ultimately replace chemotherapy as the dominant type of cancer treatment – are, as today’s article explains, currently in… 

Why Your Portfolio May Need An Unscheduled Re-Balancing

While many investors re-balance their portfolios back toward strategic benchmarks on a calendar basis, the author of today’s article advises that an unscheduled re-balancing may be in order now as the coronavirus-driven market turbulence of the last several weeks has thrown the composition of portfolios out of whack: “Sharp equity selloffs and government bond yield declines have mechanically turned many… 

Retirees, Beware “Dollar-Cost Ravaging”

You’ve probably heard of dollar-cost averaging (investing a fixed amount of money at regular intervals over a long period of time to minimize the impact of volatility), but what about “dollar-cost ravaging”? The strategist interviewed in today’s article sees dollar-cost ravaging as a problem that can cause a lot of damage to the portfolios of retirees – especially in the… 

Fixed Income Investing: It’s Not Just For Retirees!

While fixed income investing tends to be associated with retirees (and, indeed, retired investors are one of three investor profiles that the author of today’s article believes should consider devoting a significant part of their portfolios to fixed income), it’s an investing strategy anyone can benefit from, with the author noting that “The low-risk, predictable nature of this investment can… 

How To Benefit From – And Stop Resenting – RMDs

Required minimum distributions from retirement accounts are generally unavoidable for retirees – unless they want to incur a substantial penalty for not taking them. For those who don’t need the money (or the tax bill), this can lead to resenting RMDs. Today’s article, however, outlines how, rather than being a necessary evil, RMDs can actually serve as an opportunity to… 

Give Your “Good Enough” Target-Date Retirement Fund A Boost With This Investing Strategy

“A lifelong, low-cost investment strategy that I believe is likely to produce superior long-term returns without much attention from you” is what the author of today’s article lays out. The strategy in question is comprised of two “building blocks” – a target-date retirement fund at the core and a “booster fund” to generate higher long-term returns with little extra risk.…