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Trading Fears, We All Have Them. Part 2, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00 EST

Unfortunately, most market timers (and traders) do the opposite of let your profits run and cut your losses short. Instead, they take quick profits while letting losers get out of control.



Trading Fears, We All Have Them. It's How We Handle Them That Counts., by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00 EST

All traders have some fear, but winning market timers manage their fear while losing timers,as well as many traders, are controlled by it.



Market Timing vs. Conventional Wisdom, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:00 EST

Successful timing is about discipline. Following a strategy that will catch the major trends so that your are in for the advances and out for the declines. Most traders and investors are in for the declines and out for the advances.



The Case For Market Timing Diversification, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00 EST

Each market timer will have his or her own style. Even a very basic plan can be made more stable with diversification.



Profit Targets... Important? Or A Really Bad Idea, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00 EST

By trading every trend, we are guaranteed that we will be on board for every money making advance, and every money making decline (bearish trades), that the future brings us.



Following an Unemotional Trading Plan Equals Profits, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00 EST

Why do so many traders sell at bottoms, and buy at tops? It is such a well known fact that it is almost funny, except when you are the person at that top or bottom.



Investor or Trader... Which Are You? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00 EST

Investors anticipate declining markets with fear and anxiety, but unfortunately, they usually do not plan ahead of time how they will respond to them.



Emotions And Trading, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00 EST

In the real world, humans are emotional. Emotions rule everything in the markets. The decision you must make, however, is whether you are going to control your emotions in order to trade decisively and profitably, or let your emotions rule you.



Wishing Upon a Star, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00 EST

When you wish upon a star, if you're like most people, financial freedom is one of the first things on your list.



Maintaining Discipline Easier Said Than Done, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00 EST

The urge to ignore a buy or sell signal, or even exit a trade because it is not currently profitable, can be very strong and often only those traders committed to following an unemotional timing strategy will stay the course.



Successful Market Timing DEPENDS On Change, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00 EST

The markets are powered by emotions (fear and greed). But trend traders use the changes caused by those emotions, to make their profits. If you give in to those emotions, you lose!



Reaping Rewards Over Time, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00 EST

It is essential for a market timer to think in terms of the big picture, and in terms of probabilities. You must realize that the outcome of any one buy or sell signal is not significant. It's the outcome over time that matters.



Market Timing, Do You Have What It Takes?, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00 EST

FibTimer does not try to predict where the market is going. We trade market trends. Those very same trends that are created by the masses of investors who are buying into rallies and selling into declines.



Market Timing, Do You Have What It Takes?, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00 EST

Your goal should not be to achieve perfection. It should be to put the probabilities on your side. And a good timing strategy will do that.



Focus On The War, Not The Battle, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:00 EST

Winning market timers follow a strategy that uses strict money and risk management rules which keep them in a winning position as long as possible, and protect them against large losses.



The Perfectionist Trader, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00 EST

If you cannot take a loss when it is small, because of the need to be perfect, then the loss will often grow to a much larger loss, causing further pain for the perfectionist market timer.



Fear and Market Timing Paralysis, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00 EST

Fears cloud decisions. And decisions clouded by fear, that feel right at the time they are made, are more often than not wrong.



Trading The Short (Bearish) Side The Truth Behind The Hype, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00 EST

If you want to use bear funds, you must have a long term horizon, and be willing to wait for those big declines (bear markets). This is just the reality of trading.



Following The Crowd... To Conform Or Not To Conform? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:00 EST

Although following the crowd isn't bad all the time, such as during a long term rally, there are times when a market timer should not follow the crowd.



Are You Trading The Markets? Or Are The Markets Trading You? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00 EST

There's a strong tendency to follow the crowd. There is a feeling of safety in numbers. When you see a steady upward trend, you feel secure. Everyone is buying. However, when the market turns around, feelings of safety and security can turn instantly into fear and panic.



Trading With Discipline Key To Market Timing Success, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:00 EST

The emotions of fear and greed are the two most compelling urges that trick market timers into abandoning a perfectly good timing strategy. Exiting a timing strategy may give you a good feeling for a day or two, but you will have joined the herd of millions of investors. And overall, the herd loses money.



The Desire For Immediate Success, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00 EST

If one is expecting an immediate reward, it can be frustrating and disappointing when it does not appear. That is why it is important to take the proper perspective with market timing, and the proper perspective can only be based by looking at timing results over a long time frame.



Have The Markets Changed? Part 2, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:00 EST

A profitable trend following strategy lets winning positions (trends) continue, while quickly exiting positions that go against you.



Have The Markets Changed? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:00 EST

Look at the last 200 years of market history and you will see that it was in a trend, one way or the other, most of the time.



The Ultimate Stock Market Indicator, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:00 EST

Over the years, trend traders have consistently generated excellent returns in the markets because they make their trading decisions based on a core piece of information.



Rules For Market Timing Success, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:00 EST

A new market timer, faced with an immediate small loss in an aggressive strategy, is very likely to be an ex market timer. They could have beaten the market if they had stayed the course, but the aggressive nature of the strategy they chose caused them to panic and leave.



Chaos Theory And The Financial Markets, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 05 May 2017 07:00 EST

Who cares why the masses buy or sell, for example, as long as you take advantage of the move?



Trading With Discipline Key To Market Timing Success, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00 EST

The emotions of fear and greed are the two most compelling urges that trick market timers into abandoning a perfectly good timing strategy. Exiting a timing strategy may give you a good feeling for a day or two, but you will have joined the "herd," of millions of investors. And overall, the herd loses money.



Making Sense Of The Stock Market, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00 EST

We tend to wrongly think that others believe what we believe and do what we will do, but that's only our perspective and it can mislead us.



Markets Go Up, Markets Go Down, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:00 EST

When one is in a bullish position and the markets suddenly turn, it's hard to accept losses, and even harder to execute that sell signal, issued by your timing strategy, before more damage is done.



A Market Timer's Worst Enemy, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:00 EST

There are many different ways to sabotage your efforts as a market timer. Some of them are at the forefront of your mind, such as not trading the strategy, while others are deep seated; they lurk at the back of your mind and work behind the scenes.



When Your Money Is On The Line... Market Timing And Emotions, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:00 EST

Fear and greed may control the masses, but if they are allowed to control you, you become one of the millions who can't understand why they cannot make a profit when, supposedly, everyone else is.



Critical Issues For Market Timers, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00 EST

The reason for following any timing strategy is to remove yourself from making emotional trades. To remove yourself from the herd, which is often headed in the wrong direction.



Beliefs of Successful Market Timers, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:00 EST

Successful market timers, meaning profitable market timers, have several common beliefs that help them achieve consistent profits. On the flip side of this, those who are unsuccessful also have a set of common beliefs.



The Compulsive Impulsive Trader, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:00 EST

We are all familiar with the stereotype of the compulsive trader. Traders who are compulsively looking for trading thrills, while telling themselves they are doing it to make a profit.



Maintaining Discipline, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00 EST

Do you have trouble sticking to a timing strategy? Do you hesitate when faced with a buy or sell signal and look for reasons to justify not taking the trade?



Hope May Spring Eternal, But It Won't Make You Money, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00 EST

What separates the winning traders, from the losing traders, is their ability to recognize that when a trade turns bad, there is no emotion that can fix it.



The Impulsive Trader, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00 EST

While some impulsive decisions may have little effect on one's life, impulsive decisions made when trading the stock market can have major negative consequences.



Is Volatility A Four Letter Word? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:00 EST

Skeptics mistake the volatility, used by trend timing strategies to make profits, as negative. But the opposite is true.



Controlling Impulses Key To Market Timing Profitability, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:00 EST

Abandoning a perfectly good timing strategy may give you a good feeling for a day or two, but you will have joined the herd of millions of investors. And overall, the herd loses money.



The Grass Is Not Greener On The Other Side, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:00 EST

If achieving profits in the stock market were no more difficult than going shopping at your local supermarket, everyone would be a billionaire



Fear: The Enemy of Market Timing Success, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00 EST

Successful market timers actually make their profits off the fears of the majority of investors, traders, and even other market timers. They do this by sticking to a plan and not allowing emotions (fears) to rule their decision making ability.



Being Right? Or Making Money! by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00 EST

A successful trading plan that creates unemotional buy and sell decisions will, over time, make even the most emotional person, a successful (profitable) market timer.



Successful Market Timing With Fibtimer, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:00 EST

If you, as a new subscriber, follow the rules and give the strategies proper time to work, you will not only be profitable, but you will do something few others achieve. You will beat the markets.



Fear, Greed and Trading, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:00 EST

First, fear doesn't form in a vacuum. It is a learned response. In the case of market timing, when you have a buy or sell signal that goes bad, the regret and frustration can carry over into the NEXT buy or sell.



Wishing Upon a Star, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 07:00 EST

When you are in wishing mode, you may passively wait instead of taking decisive action. Hoping for miracles and wondering if you'll ever see huge profits. But if you take proactive steps, you won't have to wonder.



Sector Timing for Conservative Market Timers, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:00 EST

Industry sectors tend to trend. And when they trend, they often move further (in either direction) than anyone expects. During a strong bull run, it is common to find individual sectors that double the gains of the overall market.



Immediate Profits vs. Delayed Rewards, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00 EST

It is essential for a market timer to think in terms of the big picture, and in terms of probabilities. You must realize that the outcome of any one buy or sell signal is not significant. It's the outcome over time that matters.



Aiming For The Moon! by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00 EST

Great fortunes are made trading trends. It takes a strategy. It takes discipline because you must stick to the strategy in all market conditions knowing that no one knows when the next trend will start.



Market Timer, Know Yourself, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:00 EST

Market timers should diversify. Putting all your eggs in one basket just does not make sense.



It's All In How You Play The Game, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:00 EST

Emotional investors are what makes the stock market so profitable for those who understand what the majority of investors are doing, and use this information to profit.



Trading Trends; Only for Winners, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00 EST

There are so many indicators, so much available analysis, but price is always right. It is never wrong. At the end of every trading day, price contains the input of millions of traders, the input of all technical and fundamental analysis.



Beliefs of Successful Market Timers, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00 EST

Successful market timers know how to follow a strategy. They know the stock market is not a game and the only way to succeed is with a plan.



Instincts vs. Market Timing Strategy, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00 EST

Fear of risk and uncertainty is an impediment to success. It is necessary to identify this need for safety and security and reprogram yourself to work around it.



The Search For Overnight Riches, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00 EST

It is vital to your very survival, when trading the financial markets, that you keep the proper perspective.



The Basics On Fibonacci Ratios and Elliott Wave Theory, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:00 EST

Whether you see this as cosmic or coincidence makes little difference. It happens and tens of thousands of traders make decisions based on Fibonacci ratios, thus amplifying the results.



Don't Make It Personal, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00 EST

...we spend a lifetime building up an array of emotional responses to help us cope with uncomfortable feelings, those same, quite normal emotional responses are exactly the opposite of what is needed to succeed in market timing.



Discretionary vs. Mechanical Market Timing Strategies. Which Is Best? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00 EST

Buy-and-hold investors have much to worry about. Are they buying in at high prices? When they are ready to retire, will the markets be in a bear market?



Two Emotions That Can Influence Your Trading, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00 EST

Short term market volatility is powerfully influenced by fear and greed. But fear and greed aren't the only emotions that influence market decisions.



The Trend Is Your Friend, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00 EST

Successful trend timing strategies ignore short term volatility in the attempt to realize superior profits during major trending markets.



Trading Trends For Profits, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00 EST

Market timers usually make the majority of their profits in only one or two trades a year. If you don't take every trade, you will likely miss the one that makes most of your profits.



Can You Predict The Future? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:00 EST

Obviously, if 100 market forecasters make predictions, someone will be right. But consistently being right is another story entirely.



Market Timing Facts vs. Market Timing Fiction, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:00 EST

the markets will always go up and down, and the majority of stocks in the market will follow the current trend. Change is inevitable!



Market Timing Discipline, Not As Easy As You Thought, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00 EST

Timers follow strategies that provide entry and exit signals based on timing strategies designed to be profitable over time. Strategies that are also designed to protect their capital during the inevitable sideways markets.



Trading Fears, We All Have Them. Part 2, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:00 EST

Trading by emotions, by news events, or out of fear, is not very different than gambling. Successful market timers win because they follow a plan. Unemotional and with clear buy and sell signals.



Trading Fears, We All Have Them. Part 2, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:00 EST

Years of trading experience has taught us that there is no way to keep emotions from affecting trading, except by following unemotional, non-discretionary strategies



Trading Fears, We All Have Them. It's How We Handle Them That Counts, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:00 EST

All traders have some fear, but winning market timers manage their fear while losing timers (as well as many traders) are controlled by it.



Investor or Trader... Which Are You? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:00 EST

Investors anticipate declining markets with fear and anxiety, but unfortunately, they usually do not plan ahead of time how they will respond to them.



Market Moods And Market Timers, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:00 EST

There's a strong tendency to follow the crowd. There is a feeling of safety in numbers. When you see a steady upward trend, you feel secure. Everyone is buying. They are all doing the same thing.



Discipline and Market Timing, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:00 EST

The only way you will achieve market timing success is to stick to the strategy at all times. That means in good times, as well as hard times.



Controlling Impulses Key To Market Timing Profitability, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00 EST

Abandoning a perfectly good timing strategy may give you a good feeling for a day or two, but you will have joined the herd of millions of investors. And overall, the herd loses money.



Handling Stock Market Hardballs, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:00 EST

Scary ideas are no longer frightening after you've acknowledged them and know not only to expect them, but that they are will not harm you if you hold true to your course.



Market Timing, Do You Have What It Takes? by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:00 EST

Your goal should not be to achieve perfection. It should be to put the probabilities on your side. And a good timing strategy will do that.



Profit Targets... Important? Or a Really Bad Idea, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 27 May 2016 07:00 EST

By trading every trend, we are guaranteed that we will be on board for every money making advance, and every money making decline, that the future brings us



The Case For Market Timing Diversification, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Thu, 18 May 2016 07:00 EST

Many investors who understand the potential of market timing, pay little attention to the potential of diversification. Many jump right into an aggressive timing strategy with little thought about how they will handle a loss.



Money And Emotions, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 13 May 2016 07:00 EST

...if you carry the emotional baggage of a losing trade around your neck, every decision you make going forward will be affected by it.



The Forever Strategy , by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 06 May 2016 07:00 EST

Trend timers are not prognosticators. We just identify and follow trends. Trend timers believe the markets are smarter than any of us. We make it our business not to try to figure out why the markets are going up or down, or even where they are going to stop.



Market Timing vs. Conventional Wisdom, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:00 EST

While market timing is about profiting, it is NOT about fast gains. It is about capitalizing on trends by following a well researched strategy and avoiding huge losses!



Wishing Upon a Star , by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:00 EST

You do not need a crystal ball. A good timing strategy works across a variety of market conditions. It may not win on any single trade, but its methods give those who follow it that all important trading edge.



The Case For Market Timing Diversification, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00 EST

Many investors who understand the potential of market timing, pay little attention to the potential of diversification. Many jump right into an aggressive timing strategy with little thought about how they will handle a loss.



Pulling The Trigger, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:00 EST

The trade you do not take, will likely be the trade that makes most of the profits for the entire year.



Emotions And Trading, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:00 EST

The decision you must make, however, is whether you are going to control your emotions in order to trade decisively and profitably, or let your emotions rule you.



Following an Unemotional Trading Plan Equals Profits, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:00 EST

Why do so many traders sell at bottoms, and buy at tops? It is such a well known fact that it is almost funny, except when you are the person at that top or bottom.



Reaping Rewards Over Time, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:00 EST

Although market timing is all about being profitable, it is not about satisfying our emotional needs. Rather, it is the following of a rational plan to create wealth over time.



Letting Your Profits Ride, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:00 EST

When you start following a strategy, plan to stick with it for several years. That is how the smart money makes profits. They do not let emotions rule their trading decisions.



Following A Market Timing Strategy, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 07:00 EST

Why do so many traders sell at bottoms, and buy at tops? It is such a well known fact that it is almost funny, except when you are the person at that top or bottom.



Successful Market Timing DEPENDS On Change, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:00 EST

History shows us the financial markets are usually in trends. You can go back hundreds of years. You can look at stock markets, commodity markets, Dutch tulips, you name it, they are more often in trends, than not in trends.



The Perfectionist Trader, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:00 EST

We must remember that when timing the markets, it is the total gains achieved over a period of time that makes you a winner. Not any single trade.



Focus On The War, Not The Battle, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:00 EST

Why is it so many investors will stay with a position as it loses, hoping it will bounce back, instead of cutting their losses? And why do those same investors, when they have a winning position, take quick profits instead of letting the trend play out?



Buy-And-Hold? It Works If You Have 40 Years Or So, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:00 EST

The buy-and-hold strategy misleads investors. The markets don't go in one direction forever, whether the trend is bullish or bearish. Only by trading the ups and downs of the market can you make significant profits.



Maintaining Discipline Easier Said Than Done, by Market Timer Frank Kollar

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00 EST

But when the big profit-making trend begins, if you do not take the trade, you will be left by the wayside. Because it is impossible to know ahead of time when that major trend is going to start, you must take all the trades.