Why Favor the Stock Market?

Guy Cohen is the creator of The Private Traders Club, Flag-Trader, The OVI Index and OptionEasy. He is also the author of the best-selling trading books “Options Made Easy”, “The Bible of Options Strategies” and “Volatile Markets Made Easy” (FT Prentice Hall). Guy specializes in stock market trading and he has created numerous online applications for stocks and options traders, with his hallmark being his user-friendly approach and liberal use of illustrations. His clients include NYSE Euronext, The International Securities Exchange (ISE) and FT Prentice Hall. To see what Guy is working on now, click here!

Why I Favor the Stock Market

Alright, I admit it … I’m a stock market fan! Not Forex, not commodities … the stock market is where it’s at.

Make no mistake about it, more personal fortunes have been made in stocks than any other investment vehicle out there. That is a fact. Forex and commodities are highly specialized and the failure rate for amateur traders is higher in those markets than with stocks. As you would expect, the success rate with stocks is far higher than with Forex or commodities trading.

So with that in mind, let me explain why … Continue reading "Why Favor the Stock Market?"

RIMM - From "CrackBerry" to oblivion in one fell swoop?

Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), the makers of the BlackBerry aka "CrackBerry," is down more than 20% in trading today after some pretty bad earnings reports.

Now if you're a trader that relies heavily on fundamentals, you may have been caught in this dive.

However, MarketClub members came out ahead of the game by simply following the "Trade Triangles" which had us out of RIMM in March at $64.25... a far cry from the high $20 range we're currently trading at.

P.S. If you're not a member, you might want to take advantage of our last chance deal of 2 free months on a year membership. Click here for more details!

RIMM's ...Big Bet!

"Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) will spend up to $1.2 billion to buy back about 21 million of its shares, or 3.6% of its total shares outstanding. The buyback will start Nov. 9 and last for up to one year."

That was the headline news today on Research in Motion symbol RIMM so I decided to look at the chart to see what was going on in the "real world". When I got to the chart, one thing immediately jumped out at me and that was the negative action that this market has shown in the past several weeks. Looking at this market a little closer I was able to see that our "Trade Triangle" technology was 100% negative and that our monthly "Trade Triangle" indicator had turned negative on October 28th at $63.38. This is a major negative in my mind for this market.

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Apple's Earnings ... (new video)

After the close today (7/21), Apple will announce its earnings.

No one knows for sure what the earnings are going to be. I thought I would like to do a video before the earnings just to show you that you don't have to be glued to the market on a 24/7 basis.

Apple has been on an upward trend for most of the year based on some very solid products that it has brought to market.

In today's video I will be examining, with the help of our "Trade Triangle" Technology, how I see the future of Apple's stock value.

You can watch this video with my compliments and there is no registration requirements. We would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.

All the best,

Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Apple vs RIMM ... who wins? (new video)

A little over six weeks ago I produced a video on the relationship between Apple and RIMM.

I called it the "Battle Of The Tech Titans," and in this short video I explained that we felt the relationship was changing between Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ_AAPL) and Research In Motion, Ldt (NASDAQ_RIMM). I detailed a strategy of approaching this market using a trading strategy that I call "pair trading" or "trading pairs."

What trading pairs means is that you buy one market while going short the other market in the same sector. Now Apple and RIMM are battling it out right now in the smart phone sector. It remains to be seen who is going to be triumphant in this battle but it would appear as though Apple may have the upper hand based on its very successful "APP" store.

I strongly suggest you watch my earlier video on this subject; here's the link. And then watch our latest video which I just produced.

Trading pairs is what many professionals do when they are unsure as to the direction of the general market but feel pretty comfortable in their analysis of the relationship between two stocks. I hope you find the video both informative and educational.

The video is free to watch and there is no need to register. I would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.

All the best,

Adam Hewison

President, INO.com

Co-creator, MarketClub