The Great Divide Between Stocks & The Economy – a Macro View

SmartStops Comments:   This article from RealInvestmentadvice.com shows that with data going back to 1947, the stock market and the economy will deviate from each other, for a short period of time. The question is do stocks move back down to where the economy is or does the economy move to the leading indicator stocks. Consistently it is the former, stocks will fall back to the wider economy. Cheerleaders for the stock market will say that...

What is the best trailing stop percentage?

First off, there are so many recommendation you can find on the web about what percentage should I use to set a stop loss order or a trailing stop.   The are articles from people to say use a 8%, 10%, 15% or 20% trailing stop percentage. But unfortunately that is the least intelligent way to approach the subject.   In fact, jjust think about using a percentage for a minute.   It’s just a random value , reflects nothing but a price point...

Are we in a Bear Market Relief Rally (as of 4/25/20) with this COVID market driven crisis?

SmartStops Comments:  Another great article from our friends at Realinvestmentadvice.com.    We love that they will  go deep with analysis when there is just way too much bite-size headlines trying to calm investors nerves and support a “bullish” theme and  we’ll have a V-Shaped recovery.  The probability unfortunately of it being a V-Shaped is very very slim.  The economics just don’t support that.  So yes, we agree...

How to Hedge your Downside in this 2020 Stock Market with ETFs

  If you went into this COVID crisis without taking the stock risk warnings SmartStops was alerting you of in late February 2020, then you may unfortunately have fallen into the Buy, Hold & Pray model.  So now with a rebound in April, you begin to wonder should I just hang on as the market will come back?  And what shape will this recovery take?  You will find all kinds of opinions on that with the overriding conclusion being that it...

SmartStops Protection Works – as shown by Corona Virus driven market plunge

This is EXACTLY why SmartStops was created.  We’ve been operating since 2008 helped so many subscribers protect their investments in that time frame.  And have been doing so over the past decade.  It’s never too late to learn and deploy smart risk management approaches , whether proactive stop losses or utilizing instant Risk Alerts, to best protect your investments.   You wear a safety belt when you go driving right?  You are told...