TradeStops’ Investment Calculator

The Investment Calculator helps you determine how much to invest based on the unique volatility (risk) of any stock you choose. Give it a try, then enter your email for a full Investment Risk Report for that stock.

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Here’s your investment risk profile!
Your risk: $

With an investment of $ in , you could be risking as much as $ of your hard earned money.

Volatility Quotient: %

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You can sit back and relax with this one; it’s low risk. You’ll probably be able to sleep at night with this one but you might get a jolt or two along the way. You’re in for some thrills and spills on this high risk investment. It could turn out great, but make sure your seat belt is fastened. You’re really shooting for the moon with this one. This is boom or bust, and probably not much in between.

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Free Investment Calculator
Helps You Decide How Much to Buy

Thinking about adding a new stock to your portfolio? Wondering how much you should buy? You’re not alone! In fact, the hardest decision most of us face when buying stocks isn’t which stock to buy. It’s how much. Yet we often approach the question of “how much” by asking ourselves, “How much can I afford to invest?” On the other hand, more seasoned investors ask, “how much am I willing to risk.” Thinking about risk management first is a key but telling shift in perspective. As an example, if you invest 10,000 in a more volatile stock like TSLA, you’d be risking much more than you would if you were buying a less volatile stock like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The Investment Calculator on this page helps you see how that works. The Investment Calculator works by analyzing:

  • Stock price
  • Stock Volatility Quotient (VQ)
  • Portfolio risk

The Investment Calculator’s algorithms will perform up to 2,250 calculations on 750 data points for JNJ each day to determine its volatility. As you can imagine, it would be next to impossible to do this on your own. But you can test it with a single stock in our Investment Calculator above. When our algorithms indicate it may be time to buy or sell a given stock, a TradeStops’ member would receive an alert with the information needed to make an informed decision … including details about whether the stock had dropped by more than its expected range of normal volatility. Having access to these tools could have a huge impact … even for investors who are making money on their portfolios and who think there are no extra profits to claim. That’s how you can follow a disciplined, proven system to reduce your risk and make more. Sign up for TradeStops today — Free for 30 days

A Real-world Example of
The Investment Calculator in Action

How do you know when to buy or sell a stock? Or how much to invest?

TradeStops has developed a tool that helps investors answer these questions. We call this tool “The Investment Calculator,” and it sits at the heart of the TradeStops software engine. It applies a unique algorithm that TradeSmith developed, to find each stock’s unique volatility profile and help investors take a more disciplined approach to the markets. Over the past decade we’ve shown folks around the world how to do this – and we use it to track the more than $20 billion in TradeStops members’ portfolios.

The Importance of Timing Take George for example. George has been investing for 8 to 10 years and has made about $60,000 from his portfolio. In early 2016, he invested $9,876 in XOP, an oil and gas fund. He got out less than a month later with a $357 gain. At a glance, he had almost no profit whatsoever.

However, when we applied the Investment Calculator to the exact same fund purchase, our proprietary calculators would not have suggested a potential sale until 9 months later. Additionally, using the Calculator’s risk assessment tools, George could have decided to invest nearly $15,000. In that time, the positions would have increased by $6,600.

When we backtested it on his entire portfolio, the Investment Calculator could have increased his earnings by a whopping $70,426 over the last year. In short, the Investment Calculator gives you indicators so you can determine when to buy and sell any stock.

TradeStops and its Investment Calculator also help you answer another huge question — it helps you determine how much money you should allocate from your portfolio. It helps you decide how much to invest, based on criteria you choose. Sign up for TradeStops today — Free for 30 days.