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IBD: 4 Tips to Improve Your Investment Results

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By    |   Wednesday, 02 January 2019 01:10 PM

After the seemingly endless volatile stock-market left some investors bruised and battered last year, it may be time to revamp your strategy as trading begins for the new year.

Investor's Business Daily recently offered four tips to sharpen your strategy:

  • Follow the health of the broad market. “The best time to buy stocks is when the major stock indexes are in confirmed uptrends,” the IBD report said.
  • Fish in better ponds. “When learning how to invest in stocks, it's easy to fall into the trap of buying low and selling high. Instead, focus on the higher-quality merchandise in the market,” IBD said.
  • Improve chart-reading skills. “Learning how to invest in stocks successfully is a matter of identifying a fundamental powerhouse first, then understanding the concept of supply and demand in the chart,” IBD reported, also offering a video on how to read stock charts.
  • Avoid story stocks. “Only invest in companies with a consistent track record of earnings and sales growth,” IBD suggested.

Meanwhile, Reuters' Jamie McGeever warns investors that just about anything is possible to sway markets in the new year.

"2019 is shaping up to be a year in which absolutely nothing can be ruled out, be they low-probability, high-impact “black swan” or slightly more predictable but still significant “grey swan” events," he recently wrote for Reuters.

"President Trump impeached? Brexit doesn’t happen and Britain stays in the EU? Trump fires Fed chief Jerome Powell? Germany in recession? The U.S.-China trade dispute resolved and markets soar? Oil crashes to $20 a barrel?" McGeever asked.

"None of those are likely, all would have major implications for global markets. But given the febrile politics around the world and how mature the economic and market cycles are right now, absolutely anything goes."

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