A shooting star candle or pin bar reversal is a bearish candlestick pattern when it appears during an uptrend on a chart. A shooting star tends to have long upper wicks and almost no lower wicks along with a candle body that is usually small. A shooting star usually happens when a stock opens and […]
The laws of supply and demand are foundation economic principles that is the primary motivation for producers and consumers in making their decisions. The law of demand says the higher the price of a product the less customers will want of a product or service. Demand is set from the law of diminishing value versus price,
What is the best way to invest in gold? There are many options like buying bullion, buying gold coins, buying gold futures contracts, and buying a gold exchange traded fund in the stock market. I believe the best way is to simply buy the State Street SPDR ETF with the ticker symbol GLD in your
This is a Guest Post by Jake @TrendSpider. In this weekend’s analysis, we analyze the moves made by SPY, QQQ, and IWM over the last week and beyond. Get ready for the last two trading days of the year into next week! Will we start the year on a good or bad foot?
Options trading is when you buy and sell contracts that give you the right to purchase or sell a block of an underlying asset at a set price during a specific time frame. Options are not assets they are bets on a potential asset moving in price. An option chain gives you prices on different
A debt-to-equity ratio (Or D/E) is the ratio in finance that shows the relation of the size of a company’s outstanding debt in relation to a company’s market cap versus what the business owes after financing the purchase of assets, research and development, and product launches. The debt to equity ratio is similar to leverage.
Creative destruction (Also sometimes known as Schumpeter’s gale), is a concept of economics which is known primarily from Joseph Schumpeter who was an Austrian economist. The theory of creative destruction originally came from the writings of Karl Marx and it became a popular theory for the business cycle of innovation and destruction. Schumpeter said that
This is a Guest Post by: Colibri Trader @priceinaction Ray Dalio is an American billionaire who is a legend in the investing and hedge fund communities. He is the founder, CIO, and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, one of the major players in the investment world. As of June 2019, he was ranked as the 58th wealthiest person
Moving averages are technical trading indicators for capturing trends. This post shows the backtesting data and system equity curve versus buy and hold using TrendSpider.com. This is the backtest based on buying $QQQ when the 5 day EMA crosses and closes over the 20 day EMA and then selling when the 5 day EMA closes
The Sortino ratio is a way to measure the risk adjusted return of an asset, investment portfolio, or trading strategy. The Sortino ratio is an adjustment to the Sharpe Ratio that filters volatility from upside moves from downside moves. The Sortino ratio only measures downside moves that are below a specified volatility target or return