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The MACD: The Perfect All In One Indicator?

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Expert traders are fast to let you know that combining two indicators will inevitably give you better and more reliable signals on when to enter or exit an open position. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship in the movement of the price of a security. It combines two indicators ; a 12-day exponential moving average for the short-term changes and a 26-day exponential moving average for the long-term changes. The MACD was invented by Gerald Appel in the 1970s, where his intention was to create an indicator that will reveal, direction, momentum, strength, and length of a stock's trend. This makes it unique compared to other indicators, as it's really an "all in one" indicator.  The MACD Formula The calculation of MACD is done by taking the 26- period exponential moving average (EMA) and then minus 12-period EMA. This gives a 9 day EMA of the MACD referred to as the signal line.  When the 12-

Which Of The Stocks In Your Portfolio Will Go To Zero In 2023?

If you're an investor or trader looking for guidance on how to determine the likelihood of a stock going bankrupt, I invite you to read my latest article on Seeking Alpha. In it, I outline the criteria to consider when evaluating the potential for a company's financial struggles and potential bankruptcy. If you're a new or intermediate investor who has yet to experience the challenges of company bankruptcy, my latest article on Seeking Alpha is a must-read. Filled with valuable insights and expert analysis, it's a great resource for anyone looking to navigate the ups and downs of the market and protect their investments. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more and stay ahead of potential risks in your portfolio Check out the article right here !

The Real Reason Why You Continue To Lose In The Market

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Traders often blame their losses in trading due to "lack of discipline" and mental breakdowns. The truth is this isn't the actual problem causing you to lose money trading. There are many out there willing to sell their services to help you improve your trading psychology/discipline, these range from books, seminars, and even expensive weekly one on one video call sessions. The truth is these products will never help you long term and are flat out a waste of money . Many people who sell these products are exploiting inexperienced/naive traders out there. The real underlying issue of why traders keep losing is because they lack a clear-cut profitable edge. Where an edge is defined as a set of consistent decisions (including a trading algorithm) used to buy and sell stocks. Following a profitable system will keep you "disciplined" because it guides all your decisions for you and removes emotions. The list below is a series of steps on how I use my profitable e

Stop Trading Options! You Are Being Scammed!

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Trading Options is a losing game. You will not get rich off trading options period. When I say options is a losing game I'm speaking from several different angles and a decade of experience. I'm not some bitter loser trader ( I've been a market-beating trader since 2012 ). This article is written from my experience, as I naively thought it could be possible to trade options profitably, almost going broke several times. The Trading Option Service Scam I was that guy who thought trading options were the answer to making my dreams come true. Start with a small account, and win big and fast. I was inspired by all the traders on social media bragging about making killing trading options. Conveniently enough, those that bragged were also selling very expensive subscription services. I joined a ton of them. My experience with these services was me hemorrhaging money as the services would trade options in an erratic fashion. As they claimed to victory I and others in the services w

TipRank

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TipRanks.com TipRanks is the most comprehensive dataset of analysts, hedge fund managers, financial bloggers, and corporate insiders. They provide answers to the most basic questions: are they reliable and accurate? What is their track record? Are there better opinions out there? And, most importantly- should I listen to this particular person?  TipRanks stops the guessing game and shows you an updated and accurate view so you can make the most educated investment decisions. TipRanks has become the go-to tool for part-time professional investors and everyone in the financial world. Their ultimate plan includes Stock Analysis, Investment Ideas, Smart portfolios, Research Tools, Daily Insights, Top Experts, Exporting Data, and Emailing Alerts. You can see more of what they offer below: Personally, I think I use them as an initial starting point for the initial fundamental research I do before buying a stock. I am a massive fan of their proprietary smart score, which gives you an idea of