Sector Rotation

In short: ” It is the movement of money invested in stocks from one industry to another as investors and traders anticipate the next stage of the economic cycle. Based on the idea that the economy moves in reasonably predictable cycles.” We as long term investors know that some stock will go out…

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What is payment for order flow?

In short: “Payment for order flow is the way your broker will outsource his order fullfillment. They usually have a prearranged agreement with a market makers who will execute the order for them.” The new buzz word for 2021 is “payment for order flow” whereby some brokers receive payments from…

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A growth stock?

It seems like we only invest in growth stock lately. But what is that? When does a stock clasify as a growth stock? And why do we like them so much? A growth stock: Has higher price-to-earnings ratio than the broader market Has a record for high earnings growth Tends…

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HFT – High Frequency Trading (is helping)

Gone are the dealers on NASDAQ and the specialists at the NYSE. Instead, a company’s stock can now be traded on up to sixty competing venues where a computer matches incoming orders. A majority of quotes are now posted by high-frequency traders (HFTs), making them the dominant source of liquidity in the market.

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A Bull Market

In short: A Bull Market when stocks in general go up about 20% we call it a bull market. A bull market is the market condition when prices continue to rise. Markets follow two general trends over time. Either prices are in an upswing (increase) or they are in a…

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A Bear Market

In short: A Bear Market when stocks in general go down more than 20% we call it a bear market. A bear market occurs when the price of an investment falls at least 20% from its high. For example, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued a decline on March 11 from its…

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Fibonacci

In short: Fibonacci retracements are based on the key numbers identified by mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci in the 13th century. Fibonacci’s sequence is expressed as ratios, between the numbers in the series. Fibonacci Retracements are ratios used to identify potential reversal levels. These ratios are found in the Fibonacci sequence. The most popular Fibonacci…

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