Cory Mitchell is a proprietary trader and Chartered Market Technician specializing in short-to-medium term technical strategies.He is the founder of http://vantagepointtrading.com, a website dedicated to trader education and market analysis.
After graduating with a business degree in finance, Mitchell has been trading multiple markets and educating traders since 2005. He is widely published and is a member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts and the Market Technicians Association. His free weekend newsletter is available at http://vantagepointtrading.com/about-us/vantage-point-trading-newsletter.
It’s called the Coppock Curve – a rarely spoken of indicator that works quite well at providing long-term buy and sell signals for ETFs linked to major indices, which provide an easy way for investors to access a basket of well-known stocks. Using the Coppock Curve in conjunction with major index ETFs provides a simple solution for investors who are concerned about large drawdowns in their portfolio during major stock market declines. This method results in trades lasting 4.5 to 10 years, and has captured the bulk of trending moves since 1991, while also avoiding a significant portion of the crashes [see A Brief History of ETF Bubbles]. [click to continue…]
An expanding number of ETFs, combined with the computational power to find seasonal tendencies in the stock market, means ETF traders can utilize these tendencies for trade selection and timing. Seasonal tendencies occur for varying reasons, such as an elevated mood heading into Christmas, seasonal changes, or short-term phenomenon such as one day of the week performing worse or better than others [see How To Swing Trade ETFs].
Below we take a closer look at three seasonal tendencies you can use to your advantage. [click to continue…]
A growing number of traders are looking to technical analysis tools to help them trade the ETF universe, which now extends to almost every financial niche imaginable. The Fibonacci Retracement tool is available on most charting platforms and can help traders find entry points in ETFs. Like any indicator, it shouldn’t be used in isolation, […]
With ETFs linked to nearly every commodity imaginable, previously hard-to-invest-in commodities now have the potential to be house-hold investments. While you used to need a futures trading account to trade oil, now anyone with an equity trading account can buy an oil ETF; same goes for gold as well as a host of other commodities […]
With ETFs available for almost every financial niche imaginable, more and more traders are looking to technical analysis tools to help them trade the ETF universe. The Fibonacci Extension tool is available on most trading platforms and can help ETF traders establish profit targets and isolate potential price reversal areas. Like any indicator, it shouldn’t […]
The financial sector at one time seemed like it could do no wrong. Revenue and earnings seemed to go up every year and the sector seemed like the most solid investment around. The financial crisis of 2008 showed that this sector wasn’t immune to financial woes, and investors are still leery of investing too heavily, […]
Almost every corner of the global financial landscape is now tradable via the over 1,400 ETFs available in the U.S. Dividends are a very popular market segment and with interest rates in many countries near all time lows, dividend paying stocks, and the ETFs associated with them, are attracting additional investor attention. The low yield […]
Preferred stocks are just one popular market segment accessible through ETFs. Almost every corner of the global financial landscape can be traded via ETF, and with U.S. interest rates at all time lows, preferred shares and the ETFs associated with them are attracting additional investor attention [see also our visual guide to The Cheapest ETF […]
Momentum traders who look for strong price movements to jump in on have embraced ETFs for their ease-of-use, cost efficiency, and sheer diversity of products available. Typically, momentum trading setups will come in the form of trends, but they can also come from a shift in momentum – such as strong buying after a sharp […]
ETFs have become a staple product in most traders’ and investors’ arsenals. Active traders have embraced ETFs, and ETF issuers have responded by giving these traders tactical access to nearly every corner of the global investment market. Inverse ETFs or “bear funds,” which increase in value as the underlying asset declines in value, are one […]
With more information available and the ability to quickly trade options online, investors are becoming savvier with using options to speculate, hedge and create their own financial strategies using a combination of ETFs, options and other assets. Options are financial products that fluctuate based on an underlying asset, such as an ETF. The value of […]
ETFs have become a staple product in the investing landscape; with more than 1,400 ETFs to choose from, there is one, or several, that provides access to almost every type of financial product available. While this diverse group of ETFs can provide exposure to a specific niche within the economy, the ETF may be too risky, […]