Investing Strategies

Can Shake Shack (SHAK) Deliver Huge Profits?

Feb 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: TradeSmith offices are closed today to observe Presidents’ Day, but we didn’t want you to go without timely and interesting commentary. Our friends at LikeFolio have stepped up, and we will be back with regular TradeSmith Daily content tomorrow. For now, enjoy! —JCL  When Shake Shack reports earnings on Feb. 25, it will be different than you’re used…

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Capturing Crazy Gains

Oct 25, 2016

Last week we talked about Going Green … i.e., buying on strength when we see the Stock State Indicator (SSI) change from red to green … and not even waiting for a pullback. This week we’ve got some compelling examples of just how profitable “going green” can be. It’s every investor’s dream to buy a stock at its exact low and sell it at…

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Cognitive Bias Series #2: Debunking the Myth of “Rational Economic Man”

Jul 17, 2018

Imagine the following scenario: You meet your new neighbor at a barbecue and say “So, what do you do?” as you hand him a beer. He tells you that he studies Bigfoot. “But I thought Bigfoot was a myth,” you say. “Have you ever seen Bigfoot?” Your neighbor says no, he’s never seen Bigfoot. He further admits, with a shrug,…

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Cognitive Bias Series #3: What Israeli Air Force Pilots Can Teach Us About Investing

Jul 24, 2018

Even the best investors in the world can benefit from TradeStops. We know this because we’ve extensively tested the results. We track the stock portfolios of multiple billionaires — most of them investment legends — and the data has shown that, generally and over time, our software could have substantially improved their already excellent performance. That leads to an interesting…

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Cognitive Bias Series #4: The High Cost of Thinking with The Wrong Brain

Jul 31, 2018

Did you know that you have two brains? Or that “thinking with the wrong brain” is a problem investors face … which costs them a lot of money? You don’t literally have two brains. It’s not like there’s a spare somewhere. But the human brain has two different “systems,” which Daniel Kahneman calls System 1 and System 2. Kahneman is…

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Conventional Investment Advice is Like Dieting Advice (All Over the Map and Terrible)

Nov 13, 2019

There are few things more obnoxious than dieting and nutrition advice. The more you dig for answers, the more confusing things get. The findings conflict with each other. The recommendations are all over the map. For example, one guy, a doctor or a Ph.D., tells you whole wheat grains are a bedrock staple. Another Ph.D. says grains are toxic for…

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Can You Handle a Zero-Sum Market?

Jul 23, 2021

Today we’re sharing a guest editorial from Jeff Clark, editor of Market Minute, at Legacy. As everyone starts to hold their breath in anticipation of a bearish turn in the market, he’s talking about an interesting pattern that can help people find profits even in a stagnant market. We think you’ll be interested in what he has to say.

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Cheap Stocks Right Under Your Nose

May 04, 2022

As we speak, there are some incredible deals in this market sitting right under your nose. True, it’s hard to smell the roses with so much garbage out there. That’s why I wanted to give you an edge by providing you with three stock picks that are way cheaper than most people realize. And the first one is so obvious that it’s scary.

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Crafting a Collar Strategy

Jan 19, 2022

Today, I want to introduce you to a fascinating strategy: the options collar. You might roll your eyes since this doesn’t generate those exciting100% returns in a matter of weeks. What it does is limit downside risk with a comparable cap on gains. But I promise you that I have a whole new take that is going to surprise even the most seasoned options aficionados.

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Crash Anatomy 101: Market Decline Strategies Tailored To You

Dec 08, 2021

Sharp pullbacks of 5% or more occur about once a year. Corrections of 10% or more happen once every three years or so. Bear markets of 20% or more occur about once a decade. So, you should use this strategy sparingly. Let’s start with a broad overview of how it works.

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