Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00 ESTWe 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.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:00 ESTWhen 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.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:00 ESTThere 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.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:00 ESTFear 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.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00 ESTThe 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.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:00 ESTSuccessful 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.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:00 ESTWe 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.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 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, 24 Feb 2017 07:00 ESTWhat 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.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00 ESTWhile some impulsive decisions may have little effect on one's life, impulsive decisions made when trading the stock market can have major negative consequences.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:00 ESTSkeptics mistake the volatility, used by trend timing strategies to make profits, as negative. But the opposite is true.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 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, 27 Jan 2017 07:00 ESTIf achieving profits in the stock market were no more difficult than going shopping at your local supermarket, everyone would be a billionaire
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00 ESTSuccessful 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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00 ESTA successful trading plan that creates unemotional buy and sell decisions will, over time, make even the most emotional person, a successful (profitable) market timer.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:00 ESTIf 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.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:00 ESTFirst, 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.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 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. But if you take proactive steps, you won't have to wonder.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:00 ESTIndustry 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.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00 ESTIt 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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00 ESTGreat 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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:00 ESTMarket timers should diversify. Putting all your eggs in one basket just does not make sense.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:00 ESTEmotional 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.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00 ESTThere 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.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00 ESTSuccessful 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.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00 ESTFear 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00 ESTIt is vital to your very survival, when trading the financial markets, that you keep the proper perspective.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:00 ESTWhether 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.
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.
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.