Author: Tom Meyer

Judging the Right Time to Get Back into the Stock Market

February 4, 2019 / by

On Oct. 31 last year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 25,116. On Jan. 31, the DJIA closed at 25,000. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was a boring few months. But in reality, the DJIA experienced some eye-popping volatility over that time period — moving lower in November through Christmas … Continued

More Options for Building the Best Investment Portfolios

January 21, 2019 / by

It’s been almost two years since we introduced our Pure Quant Portfolio Builder to TradeStops members. The Pure Quant methodology is the culmination of more than a decade of research to find the best way to build and manage a portfolio of stocks and ETFs. And we just delivered a valuable new source for this … Continued

Methods for Pursuing Profit in a Bear Market

January 7, 2019 / by

Over the past couple of months, the financial media has been focused on the downturn in the markets, and rightly so. The S&P 500 ended the year down 7% after being up almost 10% in the third week of September. And that doesn’t tell the whole story. The stocks that were darlings for much of … Continued

A Powerful Tool to Protect your Portfolio During Market Upheavals

December 17, 2018 / by

The market volatility during 2018 has caused many investors to re-examine their exit strategies and how they can pull risk off the table in case this downturn turns into a full-fledged bear market. We have given you articles that help you find the right exit strategy, manage stocks in the SSI Red Zone, and create … Continued

Monitoring Your Portfolios During a Downturn

December 3, 2018 / by

As a TradeStops member, you know our mantra is to always have an exit strategy. One powerful exit strategy is to focus on the overall state of your portfolio by using the Portfolio Volatility Quotient (PVQ) Analyzer tool. If you have a long-term portfolio that’s sitting on large unrealized gains, it can be difficult to … Continued

Managing SSI Red Zone Trades

November 19, 2018 / by

The markets are volatile right now — a quick peek at our Market Outlook inside Ideas by TradeSmith bears that out. As of this writing, 11 of the 12 indexes we follow are in the Stock State Indicator (SSI) red zone and the lone exception is in the yellow zone. But there is always opportunity … Continued

Do you Know How to Survive – and Even Thrive – If a Bear Approaches?

November 5, 2018 / by

It’s no secret that the markets have been extremely volatile for the past month. Even though the DJIA rallied almost 700 points the last two days of the month, October turned out to be the worst month in the last seven years. At the investment conferences we attended, the chatter was all about whether we … Continued

The Shortcut to Becoming a TradeStops Expert

October 22, 2018 / by

It can be overwhelming, especially for new members, to log in to the TradeStops site and see all the different tabs, each of which dives deeply into separate areas of knowledge. Most members want to get right into the program and import their own investment portfolios. That makes sense; you want to see the Volatility … Continued

Building and Monitoring Portfolios in TradeStops

October 8, 2018 / by

This is the season for investor conferences. Over the course of five to six weeks, Dr. Smith will speak in front of a couple thousand investors. Some are TradeStops members and many aren’t members — yet. This year, with the markets’ increasing volatility and all of the negative headlines, his message is very clear. “Successful … Continued

Is it Ever OK to Buy in the Red Zone?

September 24, 2018 / by

This past weekend, Dr. Smith and the TradeSmith team were in Las Vegas for the Total Wealth Symposium hosted by our friends and colleagues at Banyan Hill Publishing. We were pleased to welcome many new people to TradeStops. When new members log into TradeStops for the first time, it can feel overwhelming, especially if you … Continued