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Trading Tips brings you the best unconventional moneymaking strategies available to the individual trader. Stock Picks, Options Trades, Market News and Actionable Commentary. Founded in 2006 as an independent publisher of investment newsletters, our p…

Is Boeing a Buy in 2020?
Jan 7 • 7 min
The company’s problems are well-known, and seemingly aren’t going away. But the company is part of a global oligopoly for airline production, and that gives it an attractive operating structure due to minimal competition. We also know that the 737 Max…
Three Stocks to Buy for 2020
Dec 31, 2019 • 7 min
One obvious area for that is in the technology space. Many of these names are still off their all-time highs of a few years back, and have room to push the market higher even as some of 2019’s top winners become laggards.
Is Disney+ Stock Making Investors Too Optimistic?
Dec 24, 2019 • 7 min
Taking advantage of its massive library of content spanning nearly a century, the company could have gotten away with pricing its service at a premium. But instead, Disney went with one of the most accessible prices on the market, with a $6.99 monthly…
What to expect from the 2019 Santa Claus Rally
Dec 17, 2019 • 8 min
Originally, this trend was noticed in the last week of December and into the first few trading days of the next year. However, looking at the data, the last six weeks or so of the year tends to be good for the market on average. Investors can expect an…
Does the Cybertruck Make Tesla Motors a Buy?
Dec 10, 2019 • 8 min
While the company has launched a number of cars, it’s now getting into the trucking space, thanks to the Cybertruck. With a sleek, aerodynamic design and steel look, it brings back memories of the DeLorean car. The design may not be the most attractive,…
One Troubling Sign of a Market Top - Beware of the Buyout
Dec 3, 2019 • 7 min
When big companies merge, it takes big bucks to make it happen. And the acquiring company typically uses a lot of debt to make it happen. These big deals sound great in a roaring economy, when everything goes just right. But in the real world, things…
What Celebrity Investors Do—and Don’t—Mean for a Company
Nov 26, 2019 • 7 min
Typically, celebrities and investing seem like two entirely different subjects. That hasn’t always been true. There’s actually been a rich history of celebrities getting involved with publicly-traded companies as investors, active partners, and even…
The Secret to Stock Market Gains
Nov 19, 2019 • 7 min
While most investment professionals discuss the importance of diversification, they tend to do so to stress an investment that could go wrong. Having no more than 10 percent of your wealth in one position means never having to lose more than 10 percent if…
How to Start Growing Wealth Today With Just $50
Nov 12, 2019 • 6 min
In today’s age, it’s easy to even take that money and invest it. While most say you need thousands to start investing, even with as little as $50 you can start to get yourself on a financial track to wealth.
Warren Buffet Investment Strategy Theory From a Penny
Nov 5, 2019 • 7 min
Investing, at its core, is about finding value and waiting for the rest of the market to recognize that value. At least, that’s the short, simplified version of investing as understood by Warren Buffett. With his track record, it’s clear that he’s on to…
Three Numbers to Understand When Trading
Oct 29, 2019 • 7 min
As tempting as it is to just dive into trading, it’s important to know a few things first. Knowing these “rules of the game” ensure you’re going in with sufficient knowledge to profit more often than you lose on a trade. With just three simple numbers,…
How to Manage Risks for the Best Returns
Oct 22, 2019 • 8 min
Most investors starting out have a bigger risk, however. They tend to misread position sizes in their portfolio. While buying what’s called a “round lot” of 100 shares may make some sense, with many higher-priced shares of companies, it may end up…
The Psychology Behind Great Trading Performance
Oct 15, 2019 • 8 min
Traders who follow this strategy are more likely to buy bargains, giving them an edge and margin of safety on their trades. These traders are also likely to sell into the frenzy, getting out with a great profit and leaving a little bit of upside left for…
How to Make Passive Income With Stocks
Oct 8, 2019 • 7 min
When most people think of the stock market, they think of big price swings that can make—or lose—a fortune quickly. While that’s certainly a component to it, smart investors know that price moves higher, or capital gains, are just part of the investment…
The Three Top Trading Tips for Beginners
Oct 1, 2019 • 7 min
There are plenty of books, articles and interviews that can go over the basic ideas and concepts of investing. While they’re useful, at the end of the day they’re useless if you’re not putting them to work by investing in the market.
Three Simple Ways to Make Trading Consistently Profitable
Sep 24, 2019 • 7 min
One of the most important things a trader can do is think about risk. After all, every investment has a tradeoff between a risk and a reward, and most folks start by seeing the big dollar signs that represent a fat reward. But when you’re just thinking…
A Simple Way to Repeatedly Bank Profits From Smaller Companies
Sep 17, 2019 • 8 min
There’s some common-sense explanation behind that superior return. Bigger, more established companies may get all the attention in the market, and investors may have already paid up to own a big, established, blue-chip name. But smaller companies that…
Three Good Investments From Negative Interest Rates
Sep 10, 2019 • 9 min
If you just follow the stock market, you may have missed the biggest financial news in years. That news is the rise of negative interest rates—or bonds that pay investors less in total than what it costs them to invest. In the past, you may have bought…
Profit From Weathering a Storm
Sep 3, 2019 • 8 min
Hurricane season is in full swing this time of year, and once again the east coast is in the crosshairs. It’s something that’s happened before, and will happen again. While the unpredictable weather can sometimes cause billions of dollars in damages in…
For the Best Investments, Look Forward, Not Backward
Aug 27, 2019 • 8 min
The problem with that strategy is that an investment looks like the best opportunity after it’s already had a great run. Early investors already made their money. And no company can always be on the growth path. There will be times to change course and…
A Simple Way to Find the Best Bargains Within a Sector
Aug 21, 2019 • 9 min
For instance, if you were looking to invest in an oil company, you may pick a stock where a family member or friend worked for years. If you invest in the restaurant space, it may be because it’s a place you like.
A Simple Way to Profit From Trade War Fears
Aug 13, 2019 • 3 min
The pattern concludes when China and the U.S. start talking nice about trade—or at least talking about sitting down to negotiate. Over the past few years, this pattern has played out a few times with a few minor variations. Until a permanent trade deal is…
This Sector’s So Hated that It’s Worth Buying Now
Aug 6, 2019 • 7 min
Besides those big-picture extremes, individual stocks and sectors can go in and out of favor far more often. It’s buying the ones out of favor—and selling the in-favor markets—that lead to large, consistent profits over time.
Take Advantage of Today’s Bizarre Economic Conditions
Jul 30, 2019 • 7 min
Lately, most pieces of macroeconomic data seem to fall into a “good news/bad news” category. For example, unemployment is near a 60 year low. That’s good news. But as unemployment has gotten low, new job growth has slowed.
Buy Fast-Growing Companies Falling On Earnings Letdowns
Jul 23, 2019 • 6 min
Four times per year, earnings season gives investors new data about a company’s operations. It’s one of the best times to see shares make a big move—in either direction.
The Perfect Trading Strategy for Today’s Markets
Jul 22, 2019 • 8 min
When Company A says it will buy Company B for $100 per share, the share price will move closer to $100. The more likely the market thinks a deal is, the closer to the share price. If there’s a high probability, and shares were trading at $80, they may…
The Secret Marketing Genius Behind Nike
Jul 9, 2019 • 6 min
So has Nike lost it? They’ve certainly lost potential and many existing customers with their recent moves. Yet, much like a tweet from the President, what the company is actually doing is staying in the public eye without having to pay for a major ad…
The Gold Market Rally Has Entered its Next Phase
Jul 2, 2019 • 7 min
We’re seeing this next phase start to play out with gold right now. The metal went down from its last peak in 2011 until 2016—a five-year bear market! But in early 2016, the metal started to gradually move higher.
Buy a Company in this Unloved Sector
Jun 25, 2019 • 7 min
For decades, the airlines were a terrible investment. With fare wars, the competition to increase market share, and so on, the big carriers racked up all sorts of debt, only to go into bankruptcy when the economy or travel slowed.
How I Pay My Small Bills Each Month With Options
Jun 21, 2019 • 11 min
One powerful strategy involves making what I call “gas money” trades, where I can make a small amount of money, but safely and often thanks to the options market.
Are Apple (AAPL) Shares a Buy Following their Event?
Jun 21, 2019 • 7 min
The tech company is adding a suite of services, from a credit card to a digital news subscription service to a video subscription service and so on.
Tilray (TLRY) - How to Find The Best Stocks to Trade
Jun 20, 2019 • 8 min
Not sure the best way to get started?
Two Strategies to Benefit from a Correcting Market
Jun 20, 2019 • 10 min
TWO investment plays to benefit from a market that’s now down 10 percent from recent highs
How I Use Options to Get the Most Out of My Stock Portfolio
Jun 20, 2019 • 10 min
One of the first bosses I ever had used this low-risk option strategy to significantly boost the returns he received from his stock portfolio.
Using The Options Market to Find the Next Big Trade
Jun 20, 2019 • 10 min
Thanks to the options market, investors can also see where unusual moves are happening specifically with prices and dates—to really pinpoint likely moves in the market.
Wall Street’s Wisest Saying
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
The trend is your friend. That’s especially true if you want to trade in the options market, where you have a limited amount of time for a trade to play out.
Nothing Lasts Forever
Jun 20, 2019 • 6 min
What happens when the trend ends? After all, nothing lasts forever. That’s when things can become troublesome for investors. At least, for those who don’t know the signs.
The Crown Jewels in the Stock Market Kingdom
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
Companies come and go. The last component of the original Dow Jones Index, General Electric, got booted last year.But you could have been out of that name for far longer if you had followed a simple rule: Only invest in companies that deliver increasing…
Recognize When to Expect a Flat Trade
Jun 20, 2019 • 6 min
Any asset can have a long period of time where it trades in a sideways range, bouncing between a high and low.
Buying is Only Half of Investing
Jun 20, 2019 • 6 min
Even short-term traders use rules like this—which limit their losses, but can also prevent their gains from working out as well as they could.
Buy Now, Get More than You Paid In Later (Year After Year)
Jun 20, 2019 • 6 min
This secret is a simple math equation known as the “yield on cost.” It involves the current total cash payout divided by the original price paid.
The One Surefire Way to Retire Rich
Jun 20, 2019 • 6 min
Imagine you had a penny that doubled in value every day for a month.
Are Your Charts Hiding Profits From You?
Jun 20, 2019 • 6 min
To find these extreme intra-day moves, and to get an idea of where the bulk of the trading money is going on a daily basis in a stock, a line chart just won’t cut it.
The One Surefire Pattern for Massive Declines
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
Recognizing this pattern can unlock huge profits—and also give you a hint that you should take them off the table before they’re done.
Catch These Patterns for the Best Day Trading Profits
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
These patterns show what traders are doing in real time—and can give you a clue as to when more profits are expected, even if it looks like prices are starting to sag after a recent move.
Jump Start Your Income Today
Jun 19, 2019 • 7 min
They may not see the kind of share growth of a traditional company, but they do offer current income now… exactly the kind of opportunity that could turn a modest portfolio yield into a sizeable one, and help balance the lower-yielding stocks that you own.
How a Mere $50 Can Get Your Investment Portfolio Started
Jun 19, 2019 • 5 min
If you follow a traditional route, that’s probably true. You’d need that much to fund a brokerage account and start buying a few stocks to start a nest egg.
The Buffett Strategy to Create a Virtuous Cycle of Wealth
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
More importantly, well-managed companies can throw off plenty of cash flow to investors. Whether reinvested or paid out in dividends, this cash flow provides new investment opportunities.
How Young Warren Buffett Routinely Beat the Markets
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
While the opportunities aren’t as extreme like that today, markets are mostly focused on large-cap companies. Finding deep value in smaller-cap companies can still lead to plenty of opportunities to outperform the overall stock market.
Take a Fast Pass on Disney Shares at This Price
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
But a great company doesn’t always mean it’s trading at a great price for investors.
When – or Should—You Buy Lyft Shares?
Jun 19, 2019 • 7 min
What happened? All IPOs should ideally price shares high enough that initial investors can get out at a reasonable profit.
Avoid Companies that Announce These Things
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
Companies that make certain announcements may as well be broadcasting to the investment community that their shares will underperform for a while— and possibly even cause a company to go bankrupt.
Two Ways Companies Set Themselves Up For Future Success
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
A company may also avoid earnings season to announce a big acquisition or the development of a complementary product or service that can gain market share, improve profit margins, or otherwise improve profitability.
Find the Toll Bridge Investment for this High-Tech Sector
Jun 19, 2019 • 7 min
This new battleground sector is ripe for profit. But only one area offers the best prospect for consistent, high-margin profits for investors going forward.
Why Kraft-Heinz Fell, and Why It Will Rise Again
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
Remember, when a company can seem to do no wrong, its shares will often get priced for perfection—and then head higher. When the news is bad and big, like the $15 billion write down, markets tend to overreact.
Crisis Investing 101: Buy During Panics
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
It’s not an extreme crisis, but for a solid blue-chip company, it’s enough of a crisis to create a value in this otherwise extremely bullish market.
Key Takeaways From the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
Jun 19, 2019 • 7 min
There’s a celebration all weekend long—and best of all, a chance to ask questions to CEO Warren Buffett on just about anything.
Invasion of the Unicorns
Jun 18, 2019 • 7 min
Given how Uber’s market valuation is nearly $60 billion in spite of a weak IPO, however, investors may want to look elsewhere.
Buy this Blue Chip Bargain
Jun 18, 2019 • 7 min
There are a lot of ways to make money in the market. But even if you find that rare company that can move ten-fold and provide one of the best profits of your lifetime, that will take time. Most investors get impatient. There are far more investors…
When Stock Investors Get it Wrong
Jun 18, 2019 • 7 min
t’s no wonder that Tesla shares are down by nearly half in less than a year—and why some analysts are already calling for a further 90-95 percent drop from here.
One Corporate Event that Creates Buying Opportunities Time and Again
Jun 18, 2019 • 6 min
In the twenty-first century, new legal battles are forming. And one place they’re forming in are in the opioid space. Abuse of opioids—legally and illegally—have been on the rise for a long time, and some places are starting to go after the companies that…
Buy the Post Bubble Collapse
Jun 18, 2019 • 7 min
While buying into one seems like the right idea at the time, usually under the guise that “everyone else is making money!,” investors can often get better prices waiting for the bubble to burst.