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Ideas Lab

Navigating Opportunities

Sep 16, 2020

Opportunities provides you with stock and crypto ideas based on our algorithms and back testing. You’ll access the Ideas Lab under the Invest menu. When you come to this page, you’ll need to select a strategy to view positions. You’ll do this with the drop-down box. After you’ve selected some strategies, you’ll need to select between Any and All. Here’s…

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Value Lab

Sep 16, 2020

Google defines value stocks as “shares of a company with solid fundamentals that are priced below those of its peers.” When investors realize these hot stocks are undervalued, they jump on them. This can lead to a jump in the stock’s price over a short period of time. To qualify as a value stock, the following fundamental requirements apply: Earnings…

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Growth Lab

Sep 16, 2020

Seasoned investors know there’s more than one way to make money in the stock market. One money-making method in the market is through what’s known as growth stocks. Growth stocks are anticipated to grow at a rate above the market. But as a tradeoff, they generally do not pay dividends, as they reinvest earnings to accelerate short-term growth. These stocks

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Dividend Growers

Sep 16, 2020

A Google search of “dividends as income” will give us over 57 million results. There are numerous articles describing how to live off dividends, how to make money on dividends, and guides about taxes and dividends. Nowhere on the first page of Google results, however, is there a guide for how to find dividend stocks, let alone stocks that consistently grow their…

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Sector Selects

Sep 16, 2020

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a type of fund that owns underlying assets like stocks, bonds, or futures, and divides that ownership into assets. ETFs, as the name implies, are traded on an exchange. They can easily be bought, sold, and transferred while the market is open. These funds can track underlying sectors as well. Currently, there are 11 sector

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Low Risk Runners

Sep 16, 2020

At TradeSmith, we’re dedicated to advancing our research so that our subscribers may benefit. Many subscribers have asked about trading in the Health Indicator Yellow Zone. Extensive research and back-testing around that question led us to some exciting results. Our Health Indicator system works like a stoplight to give insight, at a glance, into the health of a stock. A stock…

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Kinetic VQ (KVQ)

Sep 16, 2020

Every week, TradeSmith generates a tremendous amount of research related to stocks and funds. Our team analyzes the data to find successful investing techniques within the data. One such technique, developed after years of testing and analysis, is the concept of the Kinetic VQ. The Kinetic VQ is based on our Volatility Quotient (VQ) — the normal volatility that any stock or…

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Best of the Billionaires

Sep 16, 2020

Billionaire investors are known to do extensive research before investing in a stock. We can look to the investing style of various billionaires to effectively ride the coattails of their success. Warren Buffett looks for “intrinsic value” – the discounted value of the cash that can be pulled out of a company over the remaining life of the company. Carl Icahn is…

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What does the Ideas Lab Cover?

Sep 16, 2020

The Ideas Lab contains various investment methods based on core TradeSmith algorithms and research. Here, you can find several methods. Best of the Billionaires – When multiple billionaires choose a stock, there is a lot of conviction behind that stock. We call this our “conviction” factor and pair that with our algorithms to find the best investment ideas based off of the…

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