Online Stock Market Trading Continues to Rise in Popularity

Even though the stock market has seen healthier days, online stock market trading continues to rise in popularity. A number of reasons account for this. The technology is widespread, and people from all corners of the nation are able to become day traders and invest in the stock market. Everyone who has a computer connection will find that they can get connected with a brokerage site and begin trading. This gives people opportunities that they did not have before. For many people, the closest they came to taking part in the stocks market was through their 401Ks, and now they have many other options.

ONLINE STOCK MARKET TRADING CONTINUES TO RISE IN POPULARITY

Another reason that the popularity of online stock market trading grows is that smart investors see opportunities. They can find stocks at good prices and then wait until those stocks start climbing again. They are buying low, just as every good investor is told to do, and then they are just waiting until they can sell when the stock is high. This make good business sense for the investors and this is something that other traders will be able to do as well.

How does one start online stock market trading? Well, the first thing that you are going to want to do is learn all of the intricacies and rules of stock markets. Learn the language and learn how things are done. Learn how to spot trends and learn the best time to buy and sell. Learn how to cut your losses, and learn how to let it ride. The best way that you will be able to learn these things (and many more) is by taking a course. The money that you invest in one of these courses is going to be well worth it. It is better to spend on a course and …

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Don’t Ignore the Similarities with the Last Two April!

Nearly a year ago in this column I showed a scary similarity in April (2011) with the conditions in the previous April (2010). And of course the similarity continues into a market correction of nearly 20% before the market rises again.

DON'T IGNORE THE SIMILARITIES WITH THE LAST TWO APRIL!

And here we again this year see a scary resemblance when March is almost over, this time for the last two April.

I heard many guarantees that this time was different. This will oppose the opportunity for the market to follow the same pattern for three years in a row. In addition it is an election year, and the Fed has already made a vote about coming to the rescue if needed.

Using that logic will also oppose the chance that the surrounding conditions will follow the same pattern for three years in a row. But that is what is happening.

Like the last two years, the S&P 500 has had an impressive rally for overbought conditions that are potentially above the 200-day long term m.a., and technical indicators, while still using buy signals, are in their overbought zone.

Meanwhile, investor sentiment, usually very bullish at the top of the market and very bearish at the bottom of the market, has reached a high bullish level, low fear level, similar to what was seen near the market peaks in April 2010 and 2011.

That can be seen in the VIX Index, also known as the Fear Index. Usually at a high level of fear at the lowest position of correction and a good buying opportunity, and at a low level of fear (a level of bullishness and high self-satisfaction) at rallies and market tops.

Then there’s the U.S. economy In each of the past two years, economic recovery has shown surprising strength during the autumn and winter months, and …

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