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List of stocks doing well in this market. Our Top Performing Stocks List. Dividend Stocks Doing Well
Stocks for 2016, 2017. Rising Stocks, High Stocks. Gold Stocks, Silver Stocks, Internet Stocks, Oil Stocks.
BAC - Bank Of America - Bank stocks after a several years slump are finally starting to shine.
PANW - Palo Alto Networks - There is nothing hotter than network security, as hackers continue to steal our data.
GE - General Electric - We bring good things to life, including a 3% dividend. Stock has been a slow, steady gainer.
PNRA - Panera Bread - This is a great company with a huge following of loyal customers. Stock continues to forge higher.
 
GOOG - Google (now known as Alphabet) - Google still has a stranglehold on the internet search market, shift to mobile has been positive. recently renamed itself "Alphabet".
Incy - Incyte Corporation - Biotech stock has been on fire this past year, future prospects look good.
MON - Monsanto - The fertilizer and agriculture business is booming, pick up this winning stock today.
FB - Facebook - Facebook has always had lots of users, now the stock is starting to reflect improving revenues. Move to mobile has been a huge success, simply a winner.
CPB - Campbell's Soup - Who said soup is boring, well this stock isn't. Stock is doing quite well recently. Even if you don't like the soup, the dividend is tasty.
 
Stock Rotation Is Important To Investors

Being an active investor is essential to becoming a winning trader. From time to time it is important to rotate money from stock to stock or stock sector to stock sector. The pros do this all the time, especially when the facts have changed.

Let me give you an example of a rotation that our fund recently performed. We had been heavily invested in oil stocks over the last 6 months. Nearly every oil stock we own has made large gains in this period of time. We have also been invested in financial stocks over the same period at a loss.

Recently we started to see a reversal to this trend, our oil stocks have been flat to down over the last 30 days. While financials have started to gain traction.

It is time for a rotation, we started selling some of our oil stocks and reinvesting the gains into the beaten down financials.

We are by no means selling our entire stake in oil stocks, simply reducing positions, taking profits and rotating capital. It is important for the average investor to rotate stocks at least once per year, we prefer to rotate positions in 6 month increments.

 
Do not buy stocks that are under $3 per share , Avoid these cheap share prices.

Stocks that are trading in the single digits are considered to be highly speculative. Most professional traders will not trade shares that are trading for under $5 per share. Many mutual funds are even prohibited from investing in these shares due to their speculative nature.

From time to time speculation on low valued stocks can be profitable, however I would recommend staying away from stocks that are trading under $3 per share. There is just too much risk here, this companies may be close to bankruptcy, which would mean 100 percent loss of your capital.

Play it safe and steer clear or at least wait to invest until the share prices have recovered to the $5 or above level. At this time there may be some kind of fundamental turn-around at the company and the risk of bankruptcy should be a lot less.

If you are thinking about investing in penny stocks, read this first!
 
Buy and Sell in Increments

When buying a stock, rarely is your first buy going to be the lowest price possible in the near term. That is why when buying a stock I recommend that you do so in increments. This way you can cost average into the stock and allow yourself a better overall price.

Let me give you an example of purchasing a stock in increments.

Say you want to purchase 300 shares of XOM (Exxon Mobile). The current ask is 80.75 per share. My trade would be a limit order at 80.75. This tells my broker that I am willing to pay 80.75 per share or less but not a penny more than 80.75.

So now lets say my order gets filled at 80.72 (notice my broker got me a slightly better price per share). Ok great, now I own 100 shares of XOM. Now I will set up my next share purchase in case the stock trades lower. I want to buy 100 more shares if the stock trades 2.5% lower. You could use higher increments if you like, say for instance 5% lower. Myself using the 2.5% lower price would be 78.70 per share. Now I enter my next trade, buy 100 shares XOM limit order of 78.70 and I use the time of Good Till Cancelled so the order stays valid until I cancel it.

In a weeks time the stock trades lower and the 2nd order I placed gets filled at 78.70. Now I own 200 shares of my desired 300 shares and I cost averaged down as the price of the stock went lower. My average cost is now 79.63 per share.

This is how the Pros trade stocks, rarely is your first buy going to be the low in the stock. If you do get that lucky and buy at or near the lows, then consider yourself fortunate enough to own 100 shares of a stock that is doing well.

Remember to buy on weakness in stocks and sell into strength. This sounds easy but is one of the oldest and most difficult rules to follow on Wallstreet.
 
Dollar Cost Averaging Simplified

If you are an investor in stocks you have probably heard the term dollar cost averaging thrown around. What exactly is dollar cost averaging?

Dollar cost averaging simply means that you invest your money in the market over time and not in one lump sum.

This is traditionally considered a less risky endeavor over the longer-term, than purchasing a large block of shares at one time.

Let's take a look at some dollar cost averaging examples, so you can clearly understand the strategy.

1st of all if I had $10,000 to invest in the market I would like to spread the money around to several different stocks or put it into a mutual fund to make sure that I was diversified.

If I purchased all the shares of the stocks I wanted on any given fixed date, this would not be dollar cost averaging. I would be leaving myself vulnerable to any quick movement in the stock market.

The safer and many believe better strategy is to put my money to work slowly over a set period of time. Let's use the example of $10,000 to invest another time. I would start by taking a quarter of my total investment or $2500. I would purchase the shares that I wanted in lets say the 1st quarter of the year. Then lets say over the 2nd quarter I would purchase another $2500 worth of stock. Then repeat the same method for the 3rd and 4th quarters of the year.

With this method I would be buying the average price of the shares over a year. This is a sound strategy which many experienced investors use. Some even prefer to invest their money over multiple years, at regular intervals.

With this strategy, if the market is going down you really don't need to worry. As you are actually able to buy the shares at lower and lower prices.

Dollar cost averaging something that every investor should be aware of. As many new investors like to throw all their money into the market at one time, this can at times lead to disastrous results.

 

Buy on dips and sell into strength

We all know that daily fluctuations in the stock market are common these days. That’s why it's important to take profit on big up days in the market.

It is important to sell into strength and to buy into weakness. In other words, sell on big up days and buy on big down days.

As a general rule I like to sell stocks on days when the market moves up 2% or more. I also like to buy stocks when the market moves down 2% or more in a single day.

It is important to sell stocks when there is euphoria in the markets and to buy stocks when there is fear in the markets.

Using this type of strategy will rarely get hurt. You will most often maximize your profits in stocks, while at the same time picking up some great bargains when the market is discounting stocks.

In summation when the market moves up 2% or more in a single trading day, it is usually a good opportunity to sell into strength.

When the market moves down 2% or more in a single trading day, it is most often a good buying opportunity.

 
Life Insurance
Life insurance protects your family and those who may depend on you for financial support. If you die, the people that are dependent on your financial support will lose that income, so life insurance can help cover some or all of that loss depending on the policy you choose. But there are instances where life insurance can be beneficial even if you have no dependents, such as your desire to cover your own funeral expenses. Below is a guide to help you understand if life insurance is the right choice for you:

1. Children: Children never need life insurance. Children do not need life insurance since no one depends on income from them. Answer: No, Your children do not need Life Insurance

2. Growing Families: Life insurance should be purchased if you are considering starting a family. Your rates will be cheaper now than when you get older and your future children will be depending on your income. Answer: Yes, you need Life Insurance

3. Established Families: If you have a family that depends on you, you must have life insurance! This does not include only the spouse or partner working outside the home. Life insurance also needs to be considered for the partner who stays at home. The costs of replacing someone to do domestic chores, home budgeting, and childcare can cause significant financial problems for your family after your death. Answer: Yes, you must have Life Insurance

4. Young Single Adults: If You are caring for an Elderly Family member then you may need Life Insurance. If you don't want to burden your family with your funeral costs then you may consider a Life Insurance policy so that the expenses of a funeral will be covered. If you have other sources of money for a funeral and no dependants, then you may not need any Life Insurance. Answer: Depends, unless you are caring for someone who is sick or elderly, or you don't want to burden family with your funeral costs. Then you most likely don't need life insurance.

5. Working couples who don't have any children: In a situation like this both partners need to decide if they would want life insurance. If both persons are bringing in an income that they feel comfortable living on alone if their partner should pass away, then life insurance would not be necessary except if they wanted to cover their funeral costs. But, maybe in some instances one working spouse contributes more to the income or would want to leave their significant other in a better financial position, then as long as purchasing a life insurance policy would not be a financial burden, it could be an option. You may want to look into fairly inexpensive Term Life Insurance

6. Elderly: If you don't have people depending on your income for support, life insurance at this stage in life is unnecessary. Unless you do not have any other means to pay for your funeral expenses. Purchasing a life insurance policy for an elderly person can be very expensive. Please talk to your financial advisor first about looking into other saving options to pay for your funeral costs, before considering life insurance. Answer: No, you do not need life insurance when you are old. As the expense almost always outweighs the benefit.

Another common question is: Do I Have Enough Insurance?

Life insurance is incredibly important if you have a family, you want to make sure that they are taken care of, if something were to happen to you.

Question: How much coverage do I need? Answer: Five to seven times your annual earnings is usually enough coverage.

The more expenses and dependents you have, the more insurance you need. At a minimum, you should leave your family enough to cover big-ticket items like your mortgage and your children's college tuition.

Most people actually don't have enough Life Insurance, be sure to consult a professional to find out if you have enough.

Term Life Insurance: This is the simplest and most basic type of Life Insurance available. You purchase a Term Life Policy. This coverage is for a specific price and for a specified period. If you die during the time frame of the policy, then your beneficiary receives the value of the policy. There is no investment or compounding of your capital in this type of policy.

Whole Life Insurance: This is a bit similar to a Term Life Policy except you purchase a policy that will cover your "whole life" not just a set period of time. Hence the name Whole Life Insurance. Your premiums remain constant throughout the life of the policy and the company invests a portion of your premiums.

In most cases you build up equity in the policy, which over time can turn into a significant amount of money. This money can be used to pay for college or help with your retirement.

 
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We are a group of former Wall St. traders who after enduring "countless pressure to trade certain issues" from our bosses. Left our brokerage firms and set out on our own to offer a unique service and perspective to the public. Being a "top level" trader myself in the NASDAQ market. I still have access to important information inside these brokerage firms, as well as analyst data that is not made available to the public. This allows us to take advantage of "momentum trades", "insider trades" and "large block trades" information. Ensuring that we take positions in the "right stocks" at the correct time. This ensures a high return on investment for our clients.

Why are we different than a broker?
We don't "force feed" our clients stocks that they don't want. We instead offer simple to understand information, as well as a list of the top prospects in our stable of stocks. When I worked at a brokerage house I was forced by the firm manager to push certain stocks on our clients. These were the same stocks that other brokerage houses "pushed" at the time. You may have been burned on some of these stocks yourself in the past. I have often felt uneasy about some of the trades I made when I worked for these firms, but had little choice at the time. 

Then, after years of consulting with some fellow "high level traders" I found that the same thing was happening in their firms. We were all appalled at the trading practices that went on, but had little say in the matter. We felt that if we branched out on our own and offered our extensive knowledge on the internet, that we could not only make people a lot of money. But clear our conscious in a way that we had never done before.  Hence the launch of stocksdoingwell.com.

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