Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00 ESTBuy-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?
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00 ESTShort term market volatility is powerfully influenced by fear and greed. But fear and greed aren't the only emotions that influence market decisions.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00 ESTSuccessful trend timing strategies ignore short term volatility in the attempt to realize superior profits during major trending markets.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00 ESTMarket 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.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:00 ESTObviously, if 100 market forecasters make predictions, someone will be right. But consistently being right is another story entirely.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:00 ESTthe markets will always go up and down, and the majority of stocks in the market will follow the current trend. Change is inevitable!
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00 ESTTimers 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.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:00 ESTTrading 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.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:00 ESTYears of trading experience has taught us that there is no way to keep emotions from affecting trading, except by following unemotional, non-discretionary strategies
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:00 ESTAll traders have some fear, but winning market timers manage their fear while losing timers (as well as many traders) are controlled by it.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:00 ESTInvestors anticipate declining markets with fear and anxiety, but unfortunately, they usually do not plan ahead of time how they will respond to them.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:00 ESTThere'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.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:00 ESTThe 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.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00 ESTAbandoning 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.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:00 ESTScary 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.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:00 ESTYour 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.
Fri, 27 May 2016 07:00 ESTBy 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
Thu, 18 May 2016 07:00 ESTMany 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.
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.
Fri, 06 May 2016 07:00 ESTTrend 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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:00 ESTWhile 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!
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:00 ESTYou 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.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00 ESTMany 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.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:00 ESTThe trade you do not take, will likely be the trade that makes most of the profits for the entire year.
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:00 ESTThe 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.
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:00 ESTWhy 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:00 ESTAlthough 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.
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:00 ESTWhen 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 07:00 ESTWhy 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.
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:00 ESTHistory 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.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:00 ESTWe 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.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:00 ESTWhy 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?
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:00 ESTThe 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.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00 ESTBut 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.
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:00 ESTFears cloud decisions. And decisions clouded by fear, that feel right at the time they are made, are more often than not... wrong.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:00 ESTDon't be swept off your feet by hype and advertising. Bull and bear strategies work, but timers who trade them must be prepared to stay with them for long periods of time.
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:00 ESTTrends are created by the masses. Those same masses who are buying stocks at the top of a rally, and selling stocks at the bottom of a correction.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 07:00 ESTLook back at all your impulsive trades of the past. How many of them turned into disasters? How many of them became big losers? Impulsive trading puts you right in with the majority of traders, and the majority are usually wrong.
Fri, 24 Dec 2015 07:00 ESTYou must have a determination not to quit when things are not going your way. Those who succeed in any endeavor have made a commitment to seeing it through both good times and bad.
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:00 ESTWe have NEVER found anyone who can foretell the future. Sorry about that. Of course at every market top and every market bottom there is someone who got it right. But getting it right consistently is another matter entirely.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:00 ESTWorry can be the doom of market timers and traders, but if you accept the fact that uncertainty and chaos are part of the inherent nature of the markets, you will accept it when it occurs.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 07:00 ESTDenial and avoidance set in. At that point, a trader with a losing position panics, hopes that things will turn around, and waits for events that are unlikely to happen.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:00 ESTIt is often the trade that is hardest to take, that winds up being the most profitable.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:00 ESTEven aggressive market timers should not time 100% of their funds in a single aggressive strategy. Diversification is not just a word., it is a prerequisite to having a successful timing strategy.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:00 ESTThose who leave never achieve. All they do is chase the promises of supposed market experts who will take their money, but seldom give them the profitable results they desire.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:00 ESTWhy 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.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:00 ESTThe very best market timers follow market trends. They wait until the trend in confirmed and then climb on board, riding it as long as it lasts. If the trend fails, and some always do, they exit quickly and await the next trend.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:00 ESTTrend traders never fix a profit target. They realize that there is no way to know ahead of time when a trend will end, so they stay with the trend all the way. When it ends and reverses, then they exit the trade.
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 07:00 ESTTraders also sabotage themselves by failing to control risk adequately. Carelessly risking substantial amounts of capital on a single trade is one example. This is likely to produce a significant blow to one's account balance should the trade be a loser.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:00 ESTThere'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.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:00 ESTDo 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?
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:00 ESTImpulsive traders will have great difficulty being successful, meaning profitable, market timers. Market timing is the non-impulsive execution of a planned strategy, that can only be successful over time.
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:00 ESTTrend trading is the sure path to consistent long term profits. Strategies based on any of the many, many indicators are subject to periods of time when those indicators fail. Do not be misled by anyone who promises he or she has found the perfect indicator. It does not exist.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:00 ESTThe desires that motivate your trading could mean the difference between success and failure. We market time the financial markets to make money, not to satisfy our emotional needs.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:00 ESTA profitable trend following strategy lets winning positions, trends, continue, while quickly exiting positions that go against you.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00 ESTThe markets will have incredible moves in the future, both up, as well as down. You will be ecstatic during rallies, and upset and worried during declines and likely depressed and fearing each day during the inevitable bear markets that will occur in the future.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:00 ESTIt's important to recognize your emotions, and more importantly, how they affect your investing approach. In general, we all want to be bullish, and are eager to see any upward market movement as a rally, even when it's not.
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:00 ESTWhen 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.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 07:00 ESTabandoning 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.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00 ESTThe common trading errors of not taking trades until you see if they are profitable, or jumping the gun and taking trades ahead of time because you think a signal will be issued soon, can be a disaster to your profitability.