2018 was an interesting year for stocks to say the least. December, in particular, wiped out an entire year of gains for many investors. Stocks hadn’t performed that poorly since the Great Depression. And that can be — well — depressing.

But don’t let that get you down. You still can find great investment ideas, even in this tenuous market.

That’s where TradeSmith can help. Our tools, upcoming events, and recent editorials can arm you with the knowledge and power to have a successful 2019.

Ideas by TradeSmith

Newsletters are curated by publishers to help you find some great investment ideas. Deciding whether to invest in their picks can be a little tricky, though. If you don’t like marijuana, you might not want to buy their pot stock picks. Or, a publisher may pick stocks you aren’t very familiar with. Investing blindly into a position could do more harm than good.

That’s where Ideas by TradeSmith can help. While we don’t make recommendations for stock picks, we can help you filter out some of the noise. We can do this from the Stock Finder.

First, select the newsletter portfolios you’d like to examine. You’ll do this from the newsletters drop-down menu. You can further expand a newsletter to see the individual portfolios by clicking the small triangle to the left of the newsletter name.

example of selected portfolios

Blue checkmarks mean that a portfolio/newsletter is selected. So, for the example above, we’re looking at two portfolios from Palm Beach Research Group.

From here, you can use the Stock Finder filters to refine your results. This way, you are in control. You don’t need to simply invest in all the positions that any particular newsletter recommends. The Stock Finder lets you see just the positions that meet your requirements, allowing you to combine publisher expertise with your personal risk management strategy.

Upcoming Events

Whether you’ve started selling your stocks or used the dips to buy more, we bet that you still have some reservations about the markets. That’s understandable. Some news outlets are calling for a bear market. Others think there might be one last bull run. Finding an unbiased opinion can be hard, but it doesn’t need to be.

On Feb. 13, TradeSmith will share the stage with some of the top names in investing, like Whitney Tilson and Steve Sjuggerud during the Bull vs. Bear Summit of 2019. You can be on this call, too. Make sure to register here. Things will get started promptly at 8 p.m. Eastern, so don’t miss it!

As many of you know, TradeSmith is based in sunny Florida. Just a hop, skip, and jump away from our main office is Orlando. We’ll be there Feb. 7-9 for the Money Show. It’s free to attend. So, if you’re in the area, make sure to come see us. We’ll be at Booth 307. We’ll discuss some exciting risk management techniques and answer questions you may have.

On Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. Eastern, Tom Meyer and Marina Stroud will host another great educational webinar. This time, they’ll discuss new additions to the data sources for the TradeStops Pure Quant tool. It can help you build a risk-balanced portfolio pulled from a basket of stock ideas that match your interest areas. Make sure to register now so you can see how it can help you in 2019.

Bulletin Board

You’re likely inclined to think that Wall Street pros have more advantages than you. And, you’d be right to some extent. They have more capital to play with, teams working for them, and more. But research shows they make the same common mistake that even the smallest penny stock investors make.

TradeStops can make this mistake a thing of the past and help both professional and individual investors.

Cryptoassets haven’t been free from their own torment this year. If you’re subscribed to Crypto by TradeSmith, make sure to review this article. We discuss the latest crypto news and one reason that regulation isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Signing off

With a level head, you can succeed in the markets in 2019. Ideas by TradeSmith can help you curate a list of stocks based on your personal investing strategies. Our upcoming events can educate you on techniques to manage your risk and use it to your advantage. And, our editorial content can help you avoid costly mistakes and keep up on happenings in the market.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Our email is [email protected]. We’ll usually get back to you within 1-2 business days.

Until next time,

TradeSmith Customer Success Team