by Michael Clark
(This article was originally posted by Seeking Alpha 28 April 2013)
What do I mean by this? We had a bit of a rally at the end of the week. Some stocks made new highs. Are we not just ready to go higher after a bit of panic-selling spurred by massive liquidation in gold (margin-call on some heavy-hitter, or a central bank?), and horrible earnings coming in from many sources?
Perhaps. It is very hard to short a market when interest rates are at 0% and central banks are feeding the markets with free money and corporations are buying back their own shares financed by free money.
Am I still short this market?
I am cautiously short this market. I have tried to take on Ben Bernanke before; this ended in short-lived tears. Have I not learned anything?
by Diana Hill
I had this question from a student not too long ago -
“I want to buy a condo and turn it into a rental property in three years. What should I look out for?”
Condominiums can be good rental opportunities depending on your strategy and if the property is purchased correctly. One of the things that can make a condominium or townhouse less desirable, however, is the HOA (Homeowner Associations) and the rules that are created for them. These rules are CC&R’s (covenants, conditions and restrictions). Let’s take a closer look at how this can affect your investment.
A homeowner association (HOA) is usually a not-for-profit organization established by a community board which governs by a set of rules established by that HOA. It determines the rules and the money that is spent on the shared property.
by Jeff Pierce, Zentrader
While the market dumped a little yesterday, day these 4 stocks showed a lot of promise. While none of them are “buys” in my book right now, they have a little bit of chart development that they need to work on to demonstrate that they have the strength to keep going over the next 1-2 months. If the market corrects, monitor how these behave. If they can maintain these gains and build on them then these 4 earnings winners will be ones to watch.
by All About Trends, AllAboutTrends.net
When attempting to make money in the stock market it's all about managing your trades and your expectations surrounding those trades. Below are 3 example of trades we closed Monday (28 April 2013) for subscribers and our methodology of why we did what we did.
NQ (We WERE Long 500 shares of this at 8.04 on 4-18)
Well folks, when all said and done we walked away with a gain of $395 in this issue (NYSE:NQ). In a second trade (NASDAQ:GLUU) the gain was $270. Between the two of them it was a gain of $665. Not great but not bad either. On its own NQ was a gain of 9.8% and on GLUU it was 20%.