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RESOURCES for TRADERS and INVESTORS

Want to learn how to trade stocks and invest profitably?

Below is a list of trading resources to help you out.

12 Points Articles

on trading and investing basics

Best way to invest in gold

Best way to invest in gold

In this article you will learn the possible ways to invest in gold and decide which way suits you best. *For the purposes of this article, we will focus on gold, but the information applies to silver as well. Why invest in gold? In our article on asset allocation, we...

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Asset Allocation Basics

Asset Allocation Basics

What is asset allocation?   Asset allocation is a strategy used by managers of some of the largest pools of money. This can be private wealth, pension funds, insurance funds, college endowment funds, foundation funds and others. The idea is that some markets will...

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Trading Markets: Riding Chart Waves

Trading Markets: Riding Chart Waves

Everyone knows that price charts go up and down. The trader or investor must accept this as part of the deal. Watching our daily trend signals illustrates this. You will see a market going along with low signal numbers, then have a bullish high number then back to a...

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Trading in Commodity ETFs

Trading in Commodity ETFs

There are now many commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) available for trading in regular stock brokerage accounts. The trader can use these ETFs without the margin risks of futures trading. There are ETFs that give exposure to commodities such as oil, metals,...

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Trading Futures Contracts: things to keep in mind

Trading Futures Contracts: things to keep in mind

This article is intended to lay out some of the issues facing futures traders. We have seen the statistic that 100 percent of all first time futures trading accounts go to zero. We have no data to confirm that, but we also have no reason to think that it is not at...

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Scalping the Markets: good idea or not?

Scalping the Markets: good idea or not?

Some of the short term trading opportunities presented using the 12 Points Signals only last a day or two and result in very small returns per trade. This type of trading is only suitable for those who are nimble and use smart money management. The trader has to be...

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Protective Stops (Do you really need them?)

Protective Stops (Do you really need them?)

A stop is the chosen price to get out of a losing trade, and stops are arguably the most important component of any trading system. In TV shows about Coast Guard rescue helicopters, they stress the crucial factor of reaching “bingo fuel”, which is the amount of fuel...

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