Author: Ian Cooper

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Here’s How to Use Technical Analysis for Trading

One of the best ways to spot opportunity in the market is by using charts, by using technical analysis for trading. Granted, as we noted in an earlier article, some traders will tell you technical analysis for trading is nonsense: Warren Buffett once said: “I realized technical analysis didn’t work when I turned the charts […]

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The Roth IRA Limit for 2021 and the Backdoor Around It

The Roth IRA has become a popular retirement account. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, it offers tax-free growth, and tax-free withdrawals from the time the accountholder is around the age of 59.5. Unfortunately, the IRS has an income phase-out for contributions to a Roth IRA. For 2021, for example, a single filer can […]

Here’s Where to Invest in Volatile Markets

Here’s Where to Invest in Volatile Markets

Markets have become incredibly volatile lately. This is all thanks to fears around inflation, the Federal Reserve, higher energy prices, and the debt ceiling, not to mention the concerns the global economy is slowing. Even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is concerned, cutting its global economic forecast thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, while […]

Reliable Dividend Paying Companies Generate Stable Income

Reliable Dividend Paying Companies Generate Stable Income

As Investopedia explains: “…a dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company’s earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders. Dividends can be issued as cash payments, as shares of stock, or other property.” What makes dividends even more attractive is the fact that reliable dividend paying companies pay […]

Using Technical Indicators for Predicting Stock Price Trends

Using Technical Indicators for Predicting Stock Price Trends

As we noted in the September 3rd article on fundamental investment tools: “When you buy a stock, it’s a good idea to understand exactly what you’re paying for.” We can do that by paying attention to the fundamental tools we’ve already brought to your attention, including price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, the price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio, and […]

How to Protect Your Gains After a Big Move

How to Protect Your Gains After a Big Move

All of a sudden, your favorite stock is falling out of the sky. What do you do? Sell? Hold? Unfortunately, many traders aren’t really sure, so they make impulsive decisions. Instead of calmly looking into why a stock may be falling (sometimes for no reason), they may panic and sell on emotion. However, it’s possible […]

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Three Fundamental Investment Tools to Always Consider

When you buy a stock, it’s often a good idea to understand exactly what you’re paying for. More specifically, you want to know whether you’ve found a bargain or are paying too much. We can determine this using fundamental tools, such as the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, the price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio, and the price-to-sales (P/S) […]