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Mar 31, 2023

4 Common Financial Traps to Avoid for a Secure Future

In the world of finance, there are countless myths and traps that can derail your financial planning efforts. To ensure a secure future, it's important to identify and avoid them. Here are four traps that readers and investors should keep in mind when making financial decisions.

  1. Refinancing, Not Consolidating, Student Loans and Credit Card Debt

If you're struggling to keep up with student loan or credit card payments, consolidating may sound like an easy fix. However, consolidation doesn't always lower your interest rate, which is the crucial factor when it comes to saving money. Instead, consider refinancing your loans to lower your interest rate and save thousands of dollars over time.

  1. Prioritizing Investments Over High-Interest Debt

Investing while carrying high-interest debt may seem like a smart way to balance your finances, but it can actually cost you more in the long run. It's better to pay down your debt in one go than risk losing money to interest.

  1. Limiting News Consumption for Better Investment Decisions

Watching too much news, particularly financial news, can be overwhelming and lead to rash investment decisions. It's essential to take a step back and focus on the bigger picture, rather than getting caught up in short-term news cycles.

  1. Buying a House: Life Component vs Investment Component

While buying a house can be a great investment, it's essential to weigh the costs and benefits before taking the plunge. Consider the additional expenses, such as mortgage payments, property taxes, and insurance, to see if it's truly a sound investment or just a lifestyle choice.

Looking for investment ideas and diversifying a portfolio can be overwhelming, especially for new investors. However, with the help of artificial intelligence, it can be much simpler. Tickeron has developed user-friendly AI tools that can assist investors in generating investment ideas.

With Tickeron's AI, you can evaluate your portfolio and receive a "Diversification Score" to determine how well-diversified your investments are. Additionally, the AI can generate investment ideas for your 401(k) plan based on your risk tolerance, investment objectives, and the available investment options.

Using AI to help with investment decisions is a great way to avoid some of the financial traps discussed earlier in this article. By relying on data-driven recommendations rather than the opinions of news commentators or your own assumptions, you can make more informed decisions about your finances.

It's important to be aware of the financial traps discussed in this article and to take steps to avoid them. Refinancing student loans, paying off high-interest debt before investing, avoiding information overload, and carefully considering the true costs of buying a home can all contribute to better financial outcomes. Additionally, using AI tools like those offered by Tickeron can help investors make more informed decisions and achieve their investment objectives.

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The main idea behind technical analysis is the ability to find recurring price patterns and trends and use them to predict the direction of future market trends. We started with the creation of AI-based Engines (Pattern Search Engine, Real-Time Patterns, Trend Prediction Engine) that allow us to effectively analyze market trends.  We then have explored almost all existing methods (price patterns, trend indicators, oscillators, and many others) using neural networks and deep historical backtests. As a result, it was possible to form a pool of trading algorithms that together allow our AI Robots to effectively determine the key points of change in market trends.

Related Ticker: NFLX

NFLX in upward trend: price rose above 50-day moving average on May 07, 2024

NFLX moved above its 50-day moving average on May 07, 2024 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend. In of 37 similar past instances, the stock price increased further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Price Prediction Chart

Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

The RSI Oscillator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where NFLX's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 21 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 03, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on NFLX as a result. In of 84 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for NFLX just turned positive on May 06, 2024. Looking at past instances where NFLX's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 48 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

The 10-day moving average for NFLX crossed bullishly above the 50-day moving average on May 16, 2024. This indicates that the trend has shifted higher and could be considered a buy signal. In of 14 past instances when the 10-day crossed above the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where NFLX advanced for three days, in of 314 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

NFLX may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.

The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 286 cases where NFLX Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .

Bearish Trend Analysis

The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 9 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where NFLX declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. NFLX’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 89, placing this stock slightly better than average.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (12.920) is normal, around the industry mean (5.659). P/E Ratio (51.065) is within average values for comparable stocks, (87.119). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.889) is also within normal values, averaging (2.822). NFLX has a moderately low Dividend Yield (0.000) as compared to the industry average of (0.040). P/S Ratio (8.190) is also within normal values, averaging (28.859).

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARA), iQIYI (NASDAQ:IQ), HUYA (NYSE:HUYA), AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC).

Industry description

Movies/entertainment industry include companies that produce and distribute motion pictures, and companies that operate general entertainment facilities like amusement parks and bowling centers. Some companies in this industry also have professional sports franchises. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., Liberty Media Corp. and Viacom Inc. are some of the biggest companies in this space.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Movies/Entertainment Industry is 9.12B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 134 to 262.83B. NFLX holds the highest valuation in this group at 262.83B. The lowest valued company is LRDG at 134.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Movies/Entertainment Industry was 3%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was 3%, and the average quarterly price growth was 13%. HWAL experienced the highest price growth at 125%, while LDSN experienced the biggest fall at -56%.

Volume

The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Movies/Entertainment Industry was 56%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was 80% and the average quarterly volume growth was 93%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 52
P/E Growth Rating: 62
Price Growth Rating: 56
SMR Rating: 83
Profit Risk Rating: 88
Seasonality Score: 18 (-100 ... +100)
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