Author: Tom Meyer

We Answer Frequently Asked Questions from TradeStops Members

May 13, 2019 / by

Longtime TradeStops members are familiar with the impressive array of tools that are on the site and how to use most of them. Over the last year, we’ve added thousands of new members who might not be as familiar with the TradeStops tools. Every so often, we like to answer questions that members have about … Continued

View the Information You Want to See in TradeStops

April 29, 2019 / by

As investors, we all have slightly different goals with our monies. Some are more focused on capital gains, some are more focused on income, and some manage their portfolios for both. At TradeStops, we can help you set up different ways to view your accounts so that you get the information that is most important … Continued

More than Just Trailing Stops

April 15, 2019 / by

TradeStops members are very familiar with the trailing stop alerts that can be used to track their stock positions. The Stock State Indicator (SSI) alerts are an integral part of the TradeStops methodology that Dr. Smith has developed over the past decade and a half. But, did you know that there are many other alerts … Continued

Managing Newsletter Subscriptions in TradeStops

April 1, 2019 / by

I was fortunate to be a member of the TradeSmith team that met with hundreds of investors this past weekend at the annual Oxford Club Investment U in St. Petersburg, Florida. We got a chance to speak with both longtime and new TradeSmith members, all of whom are looking to become more successful investors. A … Continued

More on the New 2 VQ Alert

March 18, 2019 / by

At the end of February, we announced that we had added a new “2 VQ” alert into the suite of TradeStops alerts. Since then, we’ve received a number of questions about the alert and its limitations. We’ll answer those questions shortly. For those of you who are new subscribers, the concept of “2 VQ” comes … Continued

When is a Good Time to Get Back into the Stock Markets?

March 11, 2019 / by

The historically strong move up in the stock markets since Christmas Eve 2018 has many TradeSmith members wondering why we haven’t seen more of the stocks and ETFs they follow trigger Stock State Indicator (SSI) Entry signals. It’s a great question. After all, it’s tough being on the sidelines and seeing the markets move higher … Continued

Your Re-Entry Watchlist on Autopilot

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