Month: November 2015

How to Survive the Markets Without Stop-Loss Orders

The New York Stock Exchange recently announced that it will no longer accept stop orders (including stop-loss and stop limit orders) beginning February 26, 2016. That’s on the heels of similar announcements from NASDAQ and BATS.

That means that the three of the biggest exchanges in the country now no longer allow investors to place stop orders on their trades.

While some brokerage houses are likely to keep them intact to attract retail investors, they will be executed internally rather than on the major exchanges.

Stops were designed to help investors limit their downside risk and protect their profits. They allowed investors to go about their lives with a failsafe in place in the event they were not in front of their trading screens to manage their positions – which, for individual investors like you, is most of the time.

So what are you – the average retail investor – to do?  How are you supposed to protect your capital and your profits? Let me offer you a few considerations that will help you (and the capital in your account) survive this move by the major exchanges.

Let’s get started…

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How to “See” Your Trades Like a Master Trader

It’s no secret that I like to zero in on the top 250 stocks in the market. And I’ve even shown you how to whittle those down to the 10 best stocks to trade at any given time.

But even then, that’s a lot of data to digest. So you have to employ the best methods to assess which stocks are going to move the way you want them to – that is, profitably.

There’s no shortage of stock charts out in the wild. These days, anyone can go on Yahoo! Finance or and pull up highly customizable charts for pretty much any stock trading on domestic markets.

There’s so much information available it can be completely overwhelming, even if you’ve been trading for a while.

Today, I’m going to share with you my favorite type of stock chart, and give you everything you need to start seeing your trades like a pro.

Let’s get started…

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