List of stocks doing well in this market. Our Top Performing Stocks List. Dividend Stocks Doing Well
Stocks for 2018, 2019. Rising Stocks, High Stocks. Gold Stocks, Silver Stocks, Internet Stocks, Oil Stocks. The bull continues to run through the start of 2018, how much longer can this hot market continue?
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.
SFLY - Shutterfly - People love this company as you can share, print and preserve your digital photos. Earnings looking strong.
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 a big positive. 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.
Penny Stocks - If you are thinking about investing in penny stocks, read this first!

Penny stocks are the most volatile and dangerous stocks that you can invest in. Many of these companies are micro-caps and are extremely dangerous to investors.

These stocks are often attractive to novice investors as they feel they can purchase a large amount of shares for a small price. I cannot stress to you enough the dangerous nature of these stocks.

If you want to play penny stocks you might as well head to your nearest casino and play roulette or craps. Another problem with trading these penny stocks is that the market is very thin. Which means that the stocks are not highly liquid. The bid and ask prices can vary greatly in these stocks because of the thin amount of trading.

My best advice is to stay away from these stocks. If you receive unsolicited e-mails touting these penny stocks, run, don't walk!

Many of these stocks are ripe for pump and dump schemes. These involve early investors buying lots of shares, pumping up those shares through marketing campaigns and then dumping those shares. Leaving late investors holding the bag. by Kerry Zangara
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.
Don't Forget To Take Profits In Stocks

Trading stocks is all about making money. Yet, many people forget that they don't actually have a gain in a stock until they take it.

Sounds simple right? Take a solid gain when you have one.

This is actually the hardest part for many novice investors. When they see a stock rising in value they seem to think it is going to keep going up forever. Anyone who has been in the market for more than a few years knows that this is not going to be the case.

Stocks go up and stocks go down. When you have a healthy profit in a stock, I recommend that you sell. You don't necessarily even have to sell your whole position in the stock. Let's see an example.

Say you owned 100 shares of Netflix and you were lucky to buy in at around $120 a share. You saw the stock steadily rise to nearly $300 a share. It looked like Netflix was never going to quit, it had all the momentum in the world.

Then, almost overnight things changed. They started shooting themselves in the foot with execution issues. Competitors starting coming out of the woodwork and the price of content skyrocketed.

Well, the stock plunged and now sits around $65 per share.

Those that booked profits when the stock was high are happy right now. Even if they didn't sell at the top, they still made money.

While those that were greedy, had their heads handed to them.

Remember, take profits when you have them. The worst that can happen is that you made money and the stock went higher without you. Trying to pick tops and bottoms in stocks is extremely difficult. The idea is to make money, not to try and squeeze every last dime out of a hot stock. by Kerry Zangara
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.

How To Value Stocks

Valuation is more of an educated guess than an exact science. Valuation is the assigning of an accurate value, or price, to an individual stock.


Honestly there is no single correct price, in fact the concept of valuation is theoretical.


Valuation however is an important guide to know what price to pay for a stock, bond or ETF.


If you overpay for a stock, then you will likely lose money over the longer term.


P/E (price to earnings ratio is one way to value a stock), however it is not the only way.


Many Hedge Funds, Brokerages and large scale investors have developed complex mathematical equations to try and place accurate values on stocks.


As you can see it is not as easy as it looks to accurately value stocks, to complicate matters, the fair value of a stock will fluctuate over time. by Kerry Zangora

What Are ETF's?

A commonly asked question that I receive is what are ETF's?

An ETF is an Exchange Traded Fund, which are quite popular today.

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment that represents a pool of securities and can be bought and sold on a stock exchange in the same manner that company stocks are. The first ETFs were designed to efficiently track important stock market indices such as S&P 500 or the NASDAQ 100, although as more and more ETFs are created, they have become progressively more diverse and more specialized. Today there are hundreds of ETFs, providing the average investor with simple, inexpensive and less risky access to areas such as stock futures, short selling, global stock exchanges, corporate bonds, currency trading and commodity trading.

Because there is a mechanism for issuing and redeeming shares, and because the holdings of ETFs are transparent, arbitrage is possible between the ETF price and the value of its underlying holdings. This means that an ETF will normally trade at a price very close to its net asset value (NAV).

In concept, an ETF is much like a mutual fund. The advantages of ETFs are that they can be bought and sold at any time, and that fees are much lower -- there is no front- or back-end load, and the majority of ETFs charge low management fees in the range of 0.25% and 0.75% per year. However, as with trading stocks, an investor must also consider costs due to brokerage fees and the bid-ask spread. by Kerry Zangara
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.

Who is
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

What is our market experience?
We have a combined market experience of 48 years between us. That means that we have seen the high and lows in the market and know how to react quickly to market fluctuations.

While other brokers tell you to sit and hold for the long term. We focus on the movers and shakers of the market. The stocks that will give you high returns on investment in the short term.

Myself and my partners have handled large block trades of over 700,000 shares so you know that we have experience in the "big trades".

What is our track record?
We offer clients a proven track record of success. Even in a "bear market"  place we were able to produce slight profits for our customers. While many were losing money in the 2000 market crash. We were holding our own in that volatile climate. 

From 1995 - 1999 we produced an average return for our clients of 26.4%. Now with the recent interest rate drops we foresee a sizeable profit in the year 2003 and beyond.

During the market crash of 2008-2009 we recommended lightening positions. When the market finally turned in early 2009 we recommended stocks that tripled that year.

We thrive on volatility, profit from our stock picks in volatile markets.

What do we know that the average investor does not?
Through our sophisticated network of traders, brokers and market makers. We are able to find the stocks that are moving. We focus on large "block trades" being made. We also take a look at stocks that have a strong upward trend in momentum.

When "insiders" are trading large shares in their own company it is often a sign of stability or that something good is about to happen. We track these trades and determine if they are a sign of profitability.

Occasionally i will receive a direct call from a "market maker" about some unusual trades. I received one such call before the collapse of Enron. We noticed some big block trades of people dumping the stock, as we now know this was a precursor to the disaster to follow. We will alert you to such trades and profit from them.

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