Do Surges In Volatility Precede Market Reversals?

October has often been referred to as the most horrible month for stocks, and this past October was no different.  We saw tremendous losses across all global markets; not to mention gut wrenching volatility that made even the most seasoned investors uneasy.   This extreme volatility was the aspect of the past month that was most interesting to me and it was interesting to learn that there have been previous instances of volatility that were

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Make Money: Technical Analysis Strategies

In my last technical analysis post moving averages and technical analysis, I ended by promising to show you how investors use technical analysis to make money in the stock market. That is a tall order! First, let me tell you that there are many technical analysis strategies and indicators that traders use to make money in the stock market. In this post I will go through the basics of two distinct

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POT is smoking!

I recently featured a look at Potash Corporation (POT) in which I suggested that the stock was extremely undervalued and worth purchasing.  At that time, the stock price was around $120.00.  Today the stock closed at over $140.00. Yes, hindsight is 20/20 but we must learn from the past or we are bound to repeat it! What can we learn? Because it is such a short time period, we must

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