Welcome to MOMO STOCKS...
The purpose of this board is to focus on stocks that got MOMO & MOVING or about to MOVE...
Please posts your MOMO picks and we encourage everyone to do their own DD. Feel free to bring questions at any time to the board, this is an open forum for discussion.
All Price Ranges Apply, as long as they got the MOMO!
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Stock Trading Tips Worth Memorizing
Trading is a constant game of learning, failing and gaining experience. The old story of Babe Ruth is an incredible lesson for all us traders. In the year that Babe Ruth hit the most home runs, he also struck out the most! To hit home runs in trading, you will have to strike out and the more you strike out the more home runs you can hit. Here are some of my best stock trading tips to help you win more trades more often.
One of the most important indicators to look at is the volume of a stock. Volume is an indication of how active a stock is. It is also an indication of how much money is flowing in and out of that particular stock. We ALWAYS want to FOLLOW the money. Volume is a great indication of the flow of money. Low volume stocks are "dead" and although they may be safe they won't make us money.
Buy On Weakness, Sell On Strength
One of the very first things I learned when I started online trading, but I must admit that it took me years to fully understand that this is the crux of it all. When you buy on weakness you buy a bargain. When you sell on strength you make a profit. Simple as that. Buying on weakness means that you are buying something that is undervalued. It's like buying a $100 bill for $50. As soon as you start chasing stocks and holding on too long you start breaking this fundamental rule.
My favorite tool for analyzing any stock. In fact, I love it so much it's almost the first thing I look at. Moving averages is in my opinion one o the most accurate ways to see which direction a stock is moving. This is one of my best stock trading tips I can give you. Look at the moving averages and look at the crossovers - this is when buy and sell signals usually appear.
Check The News
As a predominantly technical trader, I was slow at catching on to this since I hate fundamental analysis. However, this is a simple and quick way to spot changes in a particular stock price. Just take a couple of minutes to do a search in Yahoo Finance or in your eTrade console for the latest financial news about that stock. Doing a quick search in that sector is also a good idea and be on the lookout for anything that can significantly affect the market perception.
Let The Winners Run, Cut Your Losers Short
It almost sounds ridiculous but how often do we hold on to stocks that we "fall in love with" HOPING that it will make a comeback and run the way we hoped it would? It's simple, if a stock is not doing what you planned for it, cut it off. On the other hand, if a stock starts running you should let it go and throw your full weight behind it.
Plan Your Trades, Trade Your Plan
It's vital to have a very clear plan on every single trade you make. You must have a definite entry price, a definite exit point and you must have stop losses in place. Trading with a plan is not just about giving yourself some rules, but it's about discipline and being a good money manger. Thinking that you can go with the flow and play it as it comes is just plain stupid and a recipe for disaster.
I hope these few stock trading tips will help you out. They are really that important and something that I believe will help you a lot.
- Set a Realistic Goal- What is it that you are trying to accomplish? Do you want to earn $100 per week, per day, or per hour? How often do you want to trade? Are you able to trade during day time hours, or will you have to place your orders after hours?
Get some training- You need to find 1-3 good strategies that fit your risk tolerance and trading style. You can pick up some good information for books on trading at your local library or book store. You can also find some online stock trading information. The key here is to make sure that you are learning from someone who currently trades profitably with the style of trading you will like to trade.
Understand risk management- It is possible to have a 30% winners and 70% losing trades and still be profitable. The key is to learn how to cut your losses short and let your winners run. For example if you risk $50 max loss per trade and expect to earn $75 to $125 per trade. Then if you had 3 winners (125 * 3= $375) and 7 losers (50 * 7= $350) you will still be profitable. Assuming you have low commission cost.
Pay as little as possible in commission- Commissions can eat into your profits, select a reputable low commission broker. If you can pay less than $1 in commission to buy and sell, then for 100 shares or more traded you only need one penny to profit.
Be patient and picky- Don't rush into online trades, be very patient and picky about your trades. In other words, plan your work and work your plan. If you fail to plan you plan to fail. However, always be willing to accept that you made a bad trade and move on, because losses will happen.