Top Wall Street Analysts

Every quarter, and sometimes more frequently, we read about how Wall Street Analysts rate stocks. It’s incredible how influential Wall Street analyst notes can be. An upgrade or downgrade can easily have an impact on the stock’s price. But have you ever checked how accurate these analysts actually are? Anyone can post an opinion online…

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Market Leaders

Every sector in the stock market has a few companies with a clear advantage over others. In some cases, a group of companies is leading the way. We’ll take a look at the features of a market leader along with leaders in each of the 11 sectors of the stock market. The leaders aren’t necessarily…

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Sell in May and Go Away

Have you heard the term “Sell in May and Go Away“? Wall Street is home to many investing strategies and beliefs. Some are better than others. Today, we will take a look at a few that depend on the time of the year. Generally, some stocks are believed to perform better or worse during certain…

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Russell 2000

For people who don’t follow the stock markets, the Russell 2000 might not sound like a major stock index. Most people are familiar with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones, or the NASDAQ. I’ll bet you that even some investors are not aware of what the Russell 2000 is. The Russell 2000 was founded back…

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How Not to Run Out of Trading Ideas

How easy can it be to identify new trading ideas and apply them in the stock market? The answer varies. Wealthier and more experienced investors can become accredited investors. This opens more investing doors. More on that later. Everyday investors are more limited with their actions, but they can still take advantage thanks to a…

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Trader vs Investor

It seems like the two terms are used interchangeably these days. Can an investor be a trader or vice versa? Absolutely. But explicitly investing or trading is a completely different ball game in terms of day-to-day activity and financial goals. While investing used to be the default way to play the stock market, trading has…

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What Is an Asset

What is an asset? Today’s article will help investors to understand a section of an important financial statement: the balance sheet. As individuals, we own many assets. However, this article won’t focus on that $1,000 baseball card you own. Instead, we’ll take a look at various types of assets companies own and how they can…

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How to Measure Market Sentiment

Do you know how to measure market sentiment? Market sentiment is a fairly easy concept to define: it is the overall attitude and tone of investors. Defining it is easy, but measuring it and taking advantage of it is a whole other story. Why is market sentiment important? It is one of the major ways…

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Does Sector Rotation Work

Sector rotation is one strategy among many that investors have at their disposal. Does sector rotation work better than the others? The quick answer is probably not. Only the most experienced and knowledgeable investors have what it takes to perfectly predict the cycles of every sector. It takes much more effort and risk to come…

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